This Kasbah trail and the Sahara desert tour lets you experience wonderful scenery, magnificent Kasbahs and a camel trek into the desert over 4 days.
Any Place in Marrakech & Fes
Please arrive by 08:15 AM for a prompt departure at 08:30 AM
Pick up service from your accommodation in Marrakech
Private Transport by an A/C vehicle
Professional English speaking driver
Overnight in desert camp dinner and breakfast are included
Local guide at ait ben haddou Kasbah
Camel ride for sunset and sunrise (one camel each)
Half-board accommodations in selected hotels & Riads or Kasbahs (breakfasts are included)
You can stop everywhere to take photos
Drop off service at your accommodation in Fes
Tips and gratuities
Lunches and drinks
The flights tickets to and from your homeland
Anything not mentioned in the program
You will travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a private and experienced English speaking driver/guide during the whole road tour. Half-board accommodation is included throughout, and the camel trek will lead to an overnight camp in the desert. For your convenience, the camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
We offer a choice from three itineraries, which cater for different combinations of start and end locations – Marrakech or Fes.
Day 1: Marrakech – n’Tichka Pass – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Dades Valley
After breakfast in your hotel/riad, you will start travelling to the Dades valley via the Tichka Pass and over the high Atlas Mountains. Today you will enjoy the travel through the dramatic road of the pass and the fascinating views over the Berber villages and the amazing landscape changing as the day progresses. Your first stop will be at the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. Built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century, it is now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, which today still houses many Glaoui family members. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue to the Dades Gorge through the road of “the Thousand Kasbahs”, which offers many fine photo opportunities of nature and people, you ’ll get to Kalaat Mgouna – famous for roses and its annual festival during the roses harvest in May – visit the Berber Souk of Kalaat Mgouna, then continue to your hotel overlooking the valley. Overnight at Hotel /riad. DBB
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Rissani – Merzouga
After breakfast in the hotel, you will start travelling to Merzouga via the Todra Gorge and the small towns of Erfoud and Rissani. In Todra valley you will enjoy the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. At Todra Gorge, you will have the opportunity to walk under the 300m high red cliff, popular with many rock-climbers. Continue our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we have lunch; afterwards, we leave for the village of Merzouga – After a welcoming glass of mint tea, you will check in to your riad. Overnight accommodation at Riad /hotel. DBB.
Day 3: Merzouga area and the Camel trek
After breakfast in your riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area before your camel trek and spend the night at the desert camp. Today, you’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. You may also visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. on the afternoon, you will mount your camel and trek within the fascinating sand sea of Erg chebbi where you will spend the night at the luxury desert camp. DBB).
Day 4: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Midlet – Azrou – Fes
Today, we will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Over the dunes, you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Fes via the Ziz Valley and Azrou. You will enjoy the fascinating landscape along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt. Stop in Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh with a glass of mint tea then continue our journey to Fes. You will stop at the Cedar Forest, on the Middle Atlas Mountains where you will see the Barbarian apes in nature. Get to Fes at the end of the day and check in to your riad.Tour end.
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