4 Days Nomad Desert Tour
Marrakech –>Merzouga –> Chefchaouen
This 4-Day Berber Culture Trip from Marrakech to the Merzouga Desert and Chefchaouen via Fez, will allow you to experience some of the culture of the Berber Nomads and the Moroccan culture at large. Experience wonderful sceneries, historical Kasbahs, visit the Dades Gorge and Toudra Gorge and a camel trek and overnight stay in the Sahara Desert.
What to Expect:
DAY 1: Marrakech –> Ait Ben Haddou –> Ouarzazate
Pick-up at Hotel/Riad in Marrakech and start travelling to the Dades Valley via the Tizi N’Tichka Pass and over the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the amazing landscapes and fascinating views of the Berber villages. In Ouarzazat, visit the Kasbah Taourirt, one of the most beautiful Kasbahs on the area. Have lunch by the Kasbah and continue journey through the road of “the Thousand Kasbahs”, with numerous photo opportunities of nature and people. Stop at Skoura in the Birds Valley to see the 18th century Kasbah of Ameridhil. Visit Kalaat Mgouna, famous for roses and its annual Festival during the roses harvest in May. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel or Riad Half-board (HB).
DAY 2: Dades Valley –> Todra Gorge –> Merzouga
Have breakfast at your Riad or Hotel. Drive through Dades Valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley. See panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. At Todra Gorge, walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their sport. Enjoy an optional 1-hour hike within the valley. Continue journey to Erfoud and then to the village of Merzouga where your camel awaits. Enjoy the beauty of the Sahara Desert and the sunset over the sand dunes. Have dinner in front of the camp, where you will spend your first night under canvas or the stars, your preference. Overnight at desert camp where you will have your dinner.
DAY 3: Merzouga –> Ziz Valley –> Midelt –> Azrou –> Fez
Early in the morning, wake up to watch the most beautiful sunrise. Camel trek back to the village of Merzouga over the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Have breakfast at your Hotel or Riad. Drive to Fez via the Ziz Valley and Azrou and enjoy the fascinating landscape along the Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi n’ Talghamt Pass to Midelt. Enjoy a barbecue and refreshment with a glass of mint tea in Zaida and continue our journey to Fez. Visit Cedar Forest on the Middle Atlas Mountains where you will see the Barbarian apes in the wild. Arrive in Fez at the end of the day and check in to your Hotel or Riad. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel or Riad.
DAY 4: Fez –> Chefchaouen
Breakfast at your Hotel or Riad. Explore Fez, known as the “the Spiritual City of Morocco” and walk through the Medina and its alleys. Visit cultural and historical sites including the famous Al-Karaouine Mosque and University (the oldest in the world), the Madrasa Bou Inania, the famous Tanneries and the Nejjarine Fountain. After lunch, travel outside the Medina and see the Royal Palace gate, walk through “Mellah”, the Jewish quarter and a short visit to the ceramic factory. Drive to one of the Fortresses to experience a panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fez. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel or Riad.
100% Refund if Cancelled at Least 14 Days Before Start of Trip.