Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Pick up in your Riad/Hotel, you will begin the drive towards the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests of Cedar, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. We continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe coloured city of Errachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day2: Merzouga – 4×4 Tour around Merzouga- Khamlia -Erg chebbi Camel Trek Night in Desert
After your Breakfast you will be discovering this beautiful region of the Sahara desert. We visit the fossils centre and the ancient city of Rissani. It was once home to the Alawite dynasty as they took power, as well as Moulay er Rachid. It is a cultural destination in Morocco boasting beautiful examples of early Moroccan architectural styles and noteworthy palaces and temples, such as Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim. We see men wearing the indigo blue robes distinctive of the Saharan people. We will also visit Khamlia village where you have the opportunity to listen to the Gnaoua music. Then later in the afternoon saddle your camels for your journey to across the desert during a beautiful sunset for about 2 hours to reach your camp for the night by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Overnight in the Nomad tent, night full of stars and Berber music, a night that you will not forget.
Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the dunes then take back to Merzouga. Then start the drive to Erfoud, you set out behind the High Atlas Mountains pass nomad people and you will take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high).The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco. Then continue your journey towards another impressive gorge; Dades, passing the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills. Night in heart of Dades Gorge.
Day 4: Dades Gorges- valley of roses – Skoura – Ouarzazate- Kasbah Ait Benhadou – Marrakech
After an early breakfast you will set off towards the High Atlas Mountains via Ouarzazate. Tucked away in thus region is one of the jewels of Morocco…Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered…usually off the beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco; films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and recently The Gladiator. Lunch can be taken at Ait Benhaddou. In the afternoon, you will head over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech where we drop you off at your Riad/Hotel.