Marrakech to Fez via sahara desert and ziz valley :

4 days desert tour from  Marrakesh To Fez via the Sahara desert and Ziz Valley

The 4 Days Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fez via Erg Chebbi dunes is highly recommended simply because there are so many things to see and do besides camel trekking and a night stay in a deep Sahara desert camp. Arriving early to the hotel at the foot hills of Erg Chebbi dunes, enjoy a cup of tea, see some nomads living in caves, wander with a local guide in Palmer or hike in Dades valley or Todra gorges, spend more time of sites…

Tour Code

4DMFSZ

Duration

4 Days

Meeting Point

At your hotel/ Airport, Station or wherever you want

Best Palces to Visit

Marrakech – Dades Valley –Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Ziz Valley

Hightlights

Ziz Valley, Berber Villages, Kasbahs, Gorges, Night in Sahara Desert & more...

Merzouga,_Dunes_du_Sahara

Marrakech to Fez via Sahara desert and Ziz valley :

First day of the tour will commence at 8am from Marrakesh towards the High Atlas Mountains by passing through Tizi n’Tichka path where you stop to appreciate the mountain landscapes. Passing Tizi n’ Tichka bends you will head to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco and also has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot here. You will break for lunch in Ait Ben Haddou and continue on your drive to Ouarzazate city which is nicknamed the “Hollywood of Morocco” and Morocco’s filmmaking location. There it existed the world’s largest film studio in the Atlas Studios. You will visit historical monuments of Taourirt Kasbah. After Ouarzazate you will drive and experience the charm landscapes of Kasbahs through the Berber villages of Skoura and Roses Valley renowned for rose festival that organized every year in May.night will be in Bomalne Dades the valley of birds.

Second day of tour will start from Bomalne Dades into Merzouga which has the largest and highest sand dunes in Morocco, Erg Chebbi. Then we will pass Tinghir and head to Gorge Todra which is the narrowest Gorge in Morocco. When we leave Todra Gorge we will pass through different Berber villages of Tinjdad, Mallab and Tourog.next stop will be in Jourf where you will see an old system of irrigation used by the ancient people in 16th centry. Thereafter, continue to Erfoud the land of fossils where it existed many fossils mining. The lunch will be in one of many restaurants on the way. you make your way to Merzouga where you will find your camels waiting for you ride them to enjoy the sunset and stay in a traditional Berber camp overnight in the middle of the sand dunes and listen to some Berber drum music under the moon and stars.

The third day will be a touring in Merzouga area starting by the Gnawa music in small village called Khamlia (a village of black people that brought from deference African countries as slaves settled down in that area in the 50s and 60s) then driving to Errisani one of the main stations of the trading caravans in the past where you will visit an old traditional market.then Arfoud the land of fossils where we will see one of the many fossils mining.(lunch will be in Arfoud or Errisani or maybe a picnic), after Erfoud you will drive ahead Ziz valley one of the largest palmeries in North Africa there you will spend night after 1hour trekking in the valley.

From Ziz Valley you start the day by stopping in the panoramic view of Ziz valley, thereafter heading to cross the high atlas mountains you will pass Ziz gorges and through the Tizi n’Talghomt pass mountain, to Midalt the capital of apples, to Timhdit the land of storks. Then you will see the Cedar forest of Azrou (which is famous for its aromatic cedar trees) stop there for a few minutes to see the Barbary macaque monkeys and take some pictures. After Azrou forest we will pass through Ifran which known as the “Moroccan Switzerland”. On arrival in Fez, our crew will lead you to your riad/hotel.

All vehicle transfers in 4WD or minivan with fuel

Experienced English-speaking driver (guide)

En suite rooms with A/C heater

Professional Camel Guide & Camels, sand boarding

breakfast and dinner

Consultation on every aspect of preparation

Option To Visit To nomad or Berber families

Overnight in nomad desert camp

Drinks

Lunches

Flight tickets