1st day : Marrakech – High Atlas mountains – Telouat Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Ouarzazate
The 6 days Morocco desert tour starts with an early pick-up from the airport or your accommodation in Marrakech. Then drive through the fascinating High Atlas mountains and Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Stops will be made for panoramic views of the breathtaking landscapes. Then we visit the Kasbah of Telouat.
After that we continue to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. A fortified village recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Furthermore, the Kasbah has appeared in many movies including Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy…etc. And also TV series including Game Of Thrones. Then we head to “The Gate of the Desert” Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
2nd day : Ouarzazate – Skoura (Kasbah Amridil) – Rose Valley – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Erfoud -Merzouga Sahara – overnight in a luxury camp
After breakfast, we visit the Atlas Studio where famous movies were shot, and also visit Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate. Then drive southeast to visit Amridil Kasbah surrounded by palm groves in Skoura. Then continue to Rose Valley. A Rose Festival is held annually in May, where the locals offer their rose products, from perfumes, rose water, and oil, to cosmetic products. Then we drive through the Dades Valley, we stop at a spot overlooking the valley, to enjoy the spectacular landscape of Dades Gorges. Then we continue to Todra Gorges, the course of the Todra River has carved out a grand canyon through the mountains -Making a high red cliff-sided canyon. Free time for lunch. Feel free to wander in the gorges and appreciate the beauty of the landscape.
In the afternoon we reach the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Where you switch to camels and cross the sandy desert. A stop will be made for you to enjoy the magical sunset on top of a high dune. Then continue to the desert luxury camp, where you can enjoy the Berber drums music while dancing around the campfire, under the vast open sky of stars. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
3rd day : Explore Merzouga region – Nomads – Khamlia – Merzouga lake – Erg Chebbi – palm grove
Wake up early in the morning is a must-do, in order to contemplate the beautiful sunrise, in the middle of the desert. Free time for breakfast. Then you return on camels to Merzouga, where the driver awaits. We dedicate the day to exploring the region of Merzouga. The area has so many incredible sites, from sand dunes, wild lakes, mines, and fossils areas to fabulous oases. Which are ideal places for so many outdoor activities.
Firstly, we start our journey in Merzouga, by driving off-road to visit an ancient eyeliner mine. Then we pay the nomads a visit, in their handmade woven tent. Learn how they live while drinking Berber tea. Our next destination is the Khamlia village, where you will enjoy the Gnaoua music and dancing performances. Its inhabitants are originating from sub-Saharan countries like Mali, Sudan, and Niger. Free time for lunch in a restaurant. After that, we take a stroll in a palm trees grove. Then drive a few kilometers to see the wild lake of Merzouga, also called flamingos lake. Dinner and overnight In a hotel.
4th day: Merzouga Dunes – Erfoud – Midelt – cedars forest – Ifrane – Fes
After breakfast, we leave the desert to visit Rissani town, the ancient capital of Tafilalet. Rissani is still a major trading center in the region, with a large souk lively on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. After a stroll in Rissani souk, we continue to Erfoud where we visit one of the workshops of fossilized marble.
After that we drive along the Ziz River, we stop for a panoramic view of the Ziz valley. Free time for lunch in Midelt. Then we continue to the cedars forest, where the Barbary Macaques live. Feel free to feed them while wandering in the forest. After that, we visit Ifrane, famous for its low temperature, snow, and alpine-style houses -No wonder it is called the Switzerland of Morocco. Finally, we drop you off at your accommodation in Fes.
5th day: Guided tour sightseeing Fes
We pick you up from your accommodation in Fes after breakfast, to explore the city of Fes. The city is considered one of the imperial cities, besides being the cultural and religious center of Morocco.
We start the day by visiting the Royal Palace gate. Then the well-preserved medieval Medina is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Blue Gate or Bab Boujloud is the entrance of the old Medina. You will enter the Medina with a local guide. To visit The Medrasa Bouanania, the Najjarine fountain, the Tanneries, and finally the Quaraouin mosque and university – The oldest university in the world. After that, we leave Medina to visit the Jewish quarter “the Mellah”. Then we drive to an ancient fortress, for panoramic views of the Medina and the city of Fes. Then return to your riad.
6th day: Transfer to the airport
After breakfast, we pick you up for a small tour in the city of Fes, before we drop you off at the airport. End of the 6 Days Morocco Desert Tour Itinerary from Marrakech.