During this private tour from Marrakech to Fes through the Sahara desert of Merzouga you will discover the edge of the Sahara desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakech and explore the spectacular landscapes of the Dades Valley and the Kasbah of Ourzazate. Cross the dunes of Erg Chebbi by camel and sleep in a desert camp surrounded by high dunes, meet the locals and discover the monkeys living in the cedar forest of Azrou
Transfer from Marrakesh across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass to the traditional Berber village of Telouet for a guided tour of the Kasbah of el Glaoui, former War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech. Continue to Ait Benhaddou to visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (Ksar). Option to visit the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate and continue to Dades Gorge via Skoura and Rose Valley (Kelaa Mgouna) where, in spring, Berber children line the route selling garlands of fragrant roses.
After breakfast, short walk to explore the high gorges and the berber villages around. And then leave the main route at Tinerhir to see Todra Gorge, the highest gorge in Morocco just 20m wide and over 250m high. Arrive at the edge of the dunes with the option to overnight in a hotel or go camel trekking in Erg Chebbi, with a desert guide, and sleep in a nomad tent at a desert camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars.
Wake early to see the rising sun and then ride your camel back to Merzouga. After breakfast, depart for Fes via the Ziz Valley Gorge and cedar forests where Barbary apes live – this is an interesting route with a stop for lunch in a Berber café. Drop off at your accommodation in Fes.