Marrakech to Fes The Sahara Itinerary is an excellent way to see the majority of southern Morocco. It will allow you to travel through Morocco’s kingdom’s south, crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains, seeing cedar forests and monkeys (Barbay apes), enjoying the Ziz gorge and Valley, camel trekking in the Erg Chebbi dunes with a local desert guide (camel man) to watch the sunset and sunrise the next morning, dining under the stars and listening to drums music, and spending a night in a nomad tented cabana. You’ll also see the Todra gorges, the Rose Valley, and other sights. To get to Marrakech, visit the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and cross the high Atlas Mountains.
Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes.
Early morning pick-up from your Fes hotel and departure for the south of Morocco. You will pause in Ifrane, also known as Morocco’s Switzerland, to admire its beauty and take memorable photographs. After that, you’ll go to Azrou to see the cedar forest monks. Continuing on to Midelt for a restaurant lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll cross the TIZI N TALGHAMT pass on our way to Errachidia, admiring the views of the Ziz gorges along the way. You’ll come to a stop later for a panoramic view of Ziz Valley. The road continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes, passing through Aoufous and Erfoud (the latter known for its fossils and dates), where you may want to stop by a nearby fossil craft workshop. Following that, you can travel to the fascinating Erg Chebbi Dunes, also known as Merzouga Dunes. Make your way to the hotel where you’ll be spending the night. Breakfast and dinner are served at the restaurant.
Day 2: Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – fossil Site – Tour of the dunes
After breakfast in the hotel this morning. You will be taken on a tour of the dunes on 444, which will include stops at black volcanic rocks with fossils, a nomad family living in a tent, a visit to khamlia village with Gnawa spiritual music, and a visit to Lake Dayte Sarji, which forms in the spring and attracts pink flamingos and other wildlife. After that, you’ll stop for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied. After lunch, you’ll tour the canal irrigation system and take a stroll through the oasis at the foot of the dunes. Return to your hotel to unwind. Arrive at the hotel and prepare for an hour-and-a-half camel trek to watch the sunset. When riding atop your dromedary, After that, you’ll return to the camp for an overnight stay in a typical nomad tent. Dinner and a night in the middle of the dunes in a bivouac.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dune-Erfoud-Tinejdad-Todra Gorges-Boumalne Du Dades-Kelaa M’gouna
Get up early in the morning to watch the sunrise from atop a dune in the Sahara Desert, then have breakfast. You’ll ride your camel back to the hotel for a shower after these beautiful moments. We set out for Tineghir, passing through Erfoud and Tinejdad on the way. Lunch is a good time to take a rest. We’ll proceed to the Todra gorges via Tineghir in the afternoon. Stopping for pictures and admiring the scenery along the way. Arrival at Todra Gorges to hike through the canyons and take in the breathtaking views. Later, we drive to Boumalne du Dades or Kalaa M’gouna, stopping along the way for a panoramic view of the Dades Valley. At the hotel for dinner and the night.
Day 4: Boumalne Du Dades-Kelaa M’gouna-Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Marrakech
We depart for Ouarzazate via Skoura this morning after breakfast in the hotel. Stopping for a panoramic view of the kasbah of Taourirt before moving on to the Atlas Film Studios for another photo break. After that, you’ll go to Ait Benhaddou’s Kasbah and have lunch in a nearby restaurant in the village. We will travel to Marrakech in the afternoon through the High Atlas Mountains, passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). In Marrakech, you will be dropped off.