Fes 7 Days Desert tour

7 days depart: Fes, Tours

Explore Berber villages, and visit the famous Toudgha and Dades geological fascinating Gorges and the valleys with green, fertile oases and ancient housing. Rural Berber life is further revealed in the two most famous Kasbahs in Morocco. Kasbahs: Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet.

A unique adventurous desert time is unquestionably one of the greatest Moroccan desert trip experiences ever. On this Fes to Marrakech tour, you will be combining the most beautiful Saharan Dunes: Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, Erg Lihoudi in Mhamid, and the vast Dunes in Erg Chegaga.

In each desert area, you will have a unique Camel ride through the dunes. Why do you not add to your holiday album your Moroccan holiday with you wearing a blue nomadic turban and the spectacular Saharan sunset in the background? Each evening under the panoply of a thousand stars you will be treated to a traditional Moroccan dinner. You can join the nomads in their favorite occupation of making music. And in a luxury desert camp, you will feel the essence of the Sahara, its peace and majesty as you settled into your plush tent.

To reach these different areas, you cross the Middle Atlas Mountains, and the Saghro Mountains which are part of the Anti-Atlas, and travel down the Dra’a Valley and across the varying features of the Sahara. In the mountains, you cross three passes: Tizi-n-Tarlamt, Tizi-n-Tazzazert, and Tizi-n-Tichka in the High Atlas on the way to Marrakech.

Experience the trip of a lifetime with our awe-inspiring Fes 7 Day Desert Tour all the way to Ouarzazate and Marrakech.

Book the trip of a lifetime and discover the true beauty and authenticity of authentic Moroccan Culture.


day 1: Fes - Merzouga

Departure from Fes at 8 O’clock, traveling via Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the cedar forest of the Middle Atlas. Lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital “, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain.

We continue over the Tizi-n-Tarlamt pass and through the Ziz valley, which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oases. All along the road, there are innumerable “Kasrs”, small villages of individual houses.

From here we reach Errachidia and then Erfoud,  famous for its date festival and fossils. Once you reach the bivouac in Erg Chebbi, you will be greeted with a glass of tea and have time to wander the dunes before the sunset.

You spend the night in a luxury camp with private bathroom, king-sized beds, beautiful Moroccan furnishings and lamps tastefully arranged to enhance your enjoyment of the silence and beauty of the dunes.

day 2: Merzouga - Dades Gorges

If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. After breakfast, you can walk in the dunes before leaving for Tonight and the Toudgha Gorges for lunch.

The road passes through Tinjdad and the Toudgha Valley. Here there are plenty of opportunities to walk, such as long the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorges. Later the itinerary continues to the Dades valley and the Dades Gorges for the night in a hotel or kasbah.

day 3: Dades Gorges - Agdaz

After breakfast, we go south, through the Saghro Mountain range to the village of N’Qob. The road crosses over the Tizi-n-Tazzazert pass, which has recently been asphalted to make this drive a unique experience. It is an area where far fewer tourists travel at N’Qob, we turn west to cross the Dra’a River at Tansikht . Here we turn north passing oases and Kasbahs beside the river, until we reach Agdez for the night shortly afterwards.

The oldest kasbah, Kasbah Tamnougalte, in the Dra’a valley is situated near Agdez, and you will have some time to visit it. Some parts lie in ruins and some parts are still fully occupied. Today you will have time to walk in the Dra’a valley as well.

day 4: Agdez - Mhamid

After breakfast, a visit to the kasbah is planned, before driving off-road further down the Dra’a valley to Zagora for lunch. The road follows the ancient caravan route between the Dra’a River and the mountains and gives a view of the gardens and Kasbahs in the valley. Here again, there is time to walk in the oasis if you wish.

South of Zagora you can visit the potteries of Tamgroute which supply many restaurants and hotels in the area. There is also a possibility to visit the underground village and the Koranic school with its displays of exquisite manuscript.

In the afternoon, the trip takes us to M’hamid which marks the end of the paved road and the beginning of the desert. A two-hour camel ride takes us to the bottom of the highest dune where the view of the sunset is magnificent.

You spend the night in a luxury camp with private bathroom king-sized beds, beautiful Moroccan furnishings and lamps tastefully arranged to enhance your enjoyment of the silence and beauty of the dunes.

day 5: Mhamid - Chegaga Dunes

After breakfast there is an opportunity to visit the old village of M’hamid with its Kasbahs and in the afternoon, the 4×4 takes us to the Erg Chegaga dunes, travelling some 60km off-road. This route passes different features of the desert: ‘erg’, ‘reg’, ‘hammada’ and the Sacred Oasis to dunes far away from civilization, in the desert proper where the silence and the expanse of sand are overwhelming. These are the greatest dunes in Morocco and are approximately 300m High and 35km long.

 You spend the night in a luxury camp with private bathroom king-sized beds, beautiful Moroccan furnishings and lamps tastefully arranged to enhance your enjoyment of the silence and beauty of dunes.

day 6: Chegaga - Ouarzazate

After breakfast, the road crosses another 90km of the desert, passing Laki Iriqui and the mountains as well as fossils, for enthusiasts. The first village beyond the desert, Foul Zguid, is the place for lunch and a refreshing shower.

We travel north past hills and oases of palm trees until we reach the town of Taznakht, a small Berber town famous for its rugs and gelims. You will have lunch here before continuing to Ouarzazate for the night in a riad.

day 7: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

After breakfast, we leave for to continue to visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This site has frequently been used as the background for some memorable scenes in many films masterpieces, such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “The Gladiator” .

We visit the kasbah and have lunch before driving ok to kasbah Telouet, the palatial residence of the one-time Pasha of Marrakech, Thami Glaoui. It now stands in ruins after the fled the country following the departure of the French. 

After visiting the kasbah, we drive across the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and back to Marrakech, which we reach by the afternoon.

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  • Included
    Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4; Toyota Prado Tx or deluxe Van and fuel
    Experienced local English/French/Spanish/Italian-speaking Berber and nomad driver/guide
    Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites with private bathroom
    The night in luxury camps in each of the dunes with a private tent with toilet and shower, equipped with beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, carpets, lamps and traditional hand made furnishings
    All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
    A Camel ride of about an hour – an hour & a half with a guide, and free sandboarding, if desired – just ask the camp staff
    Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
    Berber drumming and music
    Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou, Ounila Valley, Kasbah Amredhil in Skoura, for walks, photos and tea/ coffee breaks
    The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
    Entrance fees and local guide
    Tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert
  • Not Included
    Drinks
    Tips
    Extras

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