The 5 day excursion to the desert of Merzouga is ideal for those who land in Fez and return from Marrakech since, in addition to visiting the two most tourist cities imperial in the country Fes and Marrakech; they will know the impressive desert in Merzouga including a camel ride and an unforgettable night in the desert camp.
Today we head south, towards the Sahara desert, crossing the mountains of the Middle Atlas and enjoying breathing the pure air that comes from the cedar forests, we will also pause to have a time of an hour with the monkeys, stops to take Pictures in splendid panoramic views, driving through the valley of Ziz and palm grove of Tafilalet (great oasis), reaching the dunes of Erg Chebbi, the great dunes of Merzouga. Accommodation in a hotel.
We woke up before dawn to watch the sunrise. Return in dromedary to the lodge. Shower and breakfast. We leave to go around the Erg Chebbi, an expanse of sand desert where the Great Dune of Morocco is located, of more than 250 meters of altitude, connecting by track with part of the route followed by the old Paris-Dakar, with the mountains that limit with Algeria in the background. Stop at the oasis of Tissardmin and continue to a nomadic settlement where we will know some secrets of his life and customs. Later stop at a panoramic point where you can contemplate the Erg Chebbi as a whole. Stop in Khamlia, the original village of Mali, where you can relax with a tea while enjoying a small gnawa music concert. Return to the hotel, lunch and free afternoon to climb the dunes and take advantage of a romantic sunset. After dinner, a Berber show with drums awaits us. Dinner and accommodation
You will return to your hotel with the camels for breakfast and the shower. After we go through the desert to the old town of Rissani and the Todra Gorges (you can walk along the Todra Gorges along the river), we stop to enjoy the panoramic views of the ancient Berber villages of mud with views to the valley. Lunch will be at a restaurant below the high red cliff, where many of the rock climbers come to enjoy their favorite sport. Later we continue towards Dades. Night in a hotel in the gorges of Dades.
A panoramic walk awaits you as you drive through Kalaa Magouna, a city famous for its roses and products, every year the Festival de la Rosa is celebrated in May, we continue along the route of the thousand kashbas and towards Skoura, Ouarzazate and the photogenic Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a resting place for caravans in the past, and the scene of many international films of today (UNESCO world heritage since 1987 and where many films were shot such as: Lawrence of Arabia, Mummy, Gladiator, Asterix ...) Lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Kasbah, the night will be at the hotel in Ouarzazate..
The trip is a succession of strong points. Today's day is another one of them. The 200 km separating Ouarzazate from Marrakech runs through the High Atlas. The road must be traveled slowly, for its beauty and because it is a mountain pass that crosses the Atlas at almost 2,300m. To round off the spectacular day, we will follow the old caravan route that linked the two cities through the Ounila Valley, where kasbahs are built in caves and will also take us to Telouet. Finally, arrival in Marrakech and End of Our Services.