Embark on an unforgettable 5 days guided tour through the Sahara desert in Morocco. Explore the vibrant cities Fes, Marrakesh, traditional Berber villages, and breathtaking natural landscapes as you make your way across the vast desert. With experienced guides and comfortable accommodations, this tour is the perfect blend of adventure and culture.
Commencing your journey from Marrakech, embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque High Atlas Mountains. The first stop will be at the historic Kasbah of Ait-Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its stunning architecture and as a popular film location for movies such as Game of Thrones, Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. This former fortress stronghold served as an important stopover point on the old trade routes connecting Sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech. After visiting the Kasbah, continue on to Ouarzazate, where you can opt to visit the Touarirt Kasbah and Cinema Studios.
From Ouarzazate, travel along the road of thousand Kasbas to reach the Dades Valley, passing through Skoura Oases, the city of roses, and Berbere villages along the way.
Spend the night in the stunning Dades Gorges. (HB)
After breakfast, drive to Tinghir, a former trading post for caravans. Explore the Jewish quarter and cemetery before continuing on to Todgha Gorges, a 300m canyon with towering rocks. Take a short walk inside the canyon before driving to Arfoud, known for its dates and fossils. Arrive in Merzouga Desert just before sunset and switch from car to camel for a 1h30 ride to your desert camp, with stops for pictures along the way. Upon arrival, enjoy a hot shower and dinner, followed by a traditional music show around the fire.
Overnight at a desert camp in Merzouga Desert. (HB)
After witnessing the sunrise over the dunes, start your day with breakfast and embark on a 4x4 off-roading tour of the Sahara Desert. Visit Merzouga Oases, a Nomadic family in their Berbere tent, the Gnawa Black people's village, and a fossil site showcasing animal water fossils on the surface of volcanic rocks. Enjoy a traditional lunch and end the day at a hotel in the dune lines, where you can relax by the pool and rest.
Overnight at a luxury desert camp in Merzouga Desert. (HB)
Return to the hotel by either camel or 4x4 car and set off for Arfoud, where you will change direction towards the Ziz Oases. Take a short break to admire the panoramic views before continuing on to Midelt for lunch. Drive to Azrou Forest to visit the Macaque Barbary Monkeys and then on to Ifrane, nicknamed the "Switzerland of Morocco". Make a pit stop in Ifrane before continuing to Fes, one of the oldest medieval cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Fes.
Overnight in Fes (BB)
Today, join us on a comprehensive and guided city tour of the renowned Old Medina of Fes. Experience all the fascinating attractions that the Old Medina of Fes has to offer, including the renowned handicrafts, the iconic tanneries, the historic Al-Quaraouine University, the captivating Madrasas, and the bustling narrow local markets of the old city. This city tour is highly customizable, catering to your individual preferences and needs.
In the evening, be escorted by our knowledgeable local city guide to your traditional Riad accommodation located in the heart of the Old City of Fes. Enjoy your evening at leisure and savor the peaceful ambiance of the city. Overnight stay Fes in a traditional Riad (BB)