Desert Odyssey: Fes to Marrakech Expedition

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Desert Odyssey: Fes to Marrakech Expedition

Embark on an awe-inspiring 5-day journey from the historic city of Fes to the vibrant Marrakech, traversing the diverse landscapes and immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Morocco. The Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour promises a blend of history, breathtaking scenery, and the magical allure of the Sahara.

 

Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga Dunes

Depart from your Riad/Hotel at 8 AM, commencing a 7-hour adventure through the Atlas Mountains. Witness the splendor of Ifrane and Azrou, where cedar woods harbor playful monkeys. A midday pause in Midelt offers a chance to savor local cuisine. Continue through the picturesque Ziz Valley, arriving at the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi. A camel trek unfolds, leading to a Berber tent, where the night is spent under the Sahara stars.

Day 2: Erg Chebbi - Tisrdmine Oasis - Khamlia - Merzouga Desert

As the dawn hues paint the dunes, a camel ride returns you to the hotel for breakfast and refreshments. Explore the nomadic life and nearby villages like Merzouga, Hassi Labied, and Khamlia. A 60-kilometer drive opens up opportunities for an afternoon swim in a local hotel’s pool, surrounded by the mesmerizing desert landscape.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi - Rissani - Touroug - Tingdad - Todra Gorges

After a hearty breakfast, traverse the black desert (Hamada) towards Erfoud, famed for fossils. A visit to a fossil workshop precedes the exploration of Todra Valley, a haven for rock climbers. Trek through its breathtaking landscapes before retiring to a hotel for dinner and repose.

Day 4: Todra Gorges - Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate

Begin the day with breakfast, venturing through ancient Kasbahs and the rocky expanse of Dades Valley. Connect with nomadic families living in caverns, gaining insights into their simple yet profound way of life. The journey unfolds in the rose valley, renowned for its organic products. Culminate the day with a stay in a local Ouarzazate hotel.

Day 5: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - High Atlas - Marrakech

Embark on the final leg, visiting the cinematic marvels of Ouarzazate’s studios, aptly named the African Hollywood. The UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou Kasbah reveals its cinematic history. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains, experience the Tizi n’tichka pass, and enjoy lunch amidst the Atlas splendor. Arrive in Marrakech, concluding the journey at your Riad or hotel.

Tour Included:

Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
5 days of exclusive services in a vehicle with AC.
5 days of services from an English-speaking driver/guide.
3 nights in en-suite accommodations.
1 night in a desert camp under stars.
Camel trek and guide.
Sand-boarding in the dunes.
4 dinners and breakfasts.

Not included:

Drinks.
Lunches.
Entrance/Activity Fees

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