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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Travel from Marrakech to the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah with your guide. Visit a rose-growing cooperative in the Valley of Roses. Take the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to the Todgha River and meet local Berber villagers on route to the Todgha River. Follow your guide deep into the Sahara Desert on camelback and enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner beneath starlit skies. Selected meals and overnight accommodation in a desert camp and 3-star hotel included.
Day 1: Marrakech – Skoura – Boumalne du Dadès (D)
Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, meet your guide and take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the Atlas mountain range, where local Berber farmers work the land as they have for centuries. Head through Ouarzazate — also known as ‘The Gate of The Sahara’ — and onward for lunch (own expense) at the UNESCO-listed Aït Benhaddou kasbah. Follow your guide on a tour of the kasbah and hear of the many famous films and photo shoots that have taken place there. Travel onward past the palm trees and olive groves of the Skoura oasis to Kasbah Amridil and gain insight into its construction and history from your guide.
Continue on through the Valley of Roses to Kelaa Mgouna, a local rose plantation. Visit one of the rose-growing cooperatives and watch as workers blend their ingredients to make rose-scented perfumes, then head on to your guest house in Boumalne du Dadès for dinner and your overnight accommodation.
Overnight: 3-star hotel in Boumalne du Dadès.
Day 2: Boumalne du Dadès – Tinghir – Erg Chebbi (B,D)
Depart Boumalne du Dadès after breakfast and take the famous Road of 1,000 Kasbahs through the Dadès Valley. Visit one of the valley’s traditional kasbahs and listen as your guide details the role it has played in the region’s history.
Head into the foothills of the High Atlas to the oasis of Tinghir and enjoy a 1-hour walk along the Todgha River, where olive groves and palm trees flourish by the riverbanks. Visit Berber villages with your guide to meet one or two of the locals, then head into the mighty Todgha Gorge for lunch (own expense).
Travel through the oasis towns of Erfoud and Merzouga, then meet your camel train in Erg Chebbi for the onward journey by camelback into the Sahara Desert. Enjoy beautiful views of the Saharan sunset, then arrive at your desert camp for a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars while local nomads play traditional folk songs.
Overnight: Erg Chebbi desert camp
Day 3: Erg Chebbi – Midelt – Fez (B)
Say goodbye to the rest of the group driving back to Marrakech and meet your new driver to Fes. After you’ve installed in your new van ( max of 6 passengers ), depart on a long drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Vlley through Errachidia which is the capital of Tafilalt region, and we continue to Midelt where we will have lunch at leisure before we keep driving across the Middle Atlas Mountians with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran. We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your shared Marrakech to Fes desert tour will end with a drop off at your Fes riad or hotel of your choice.
Camel trek in Erg Chebbi
Overnight accommodation in a Sahara desert camp and at a4-star hotel in Tinghir
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional local guides
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for children under 5 years old
Good walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
Drinking water is not provided by can be purchased along the way
Accommodation at the desert camp will be in a private tent with shared bathroom facilities
3-star hotel accommodation is in single, double or twin rooms with private bathroom facilities
Bedding is provided in the desert camp so there is no need to bring a sleeping bag
Long trousers are recommended for the camel ride because the saddles can cause skin irritation
A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended. It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing
Your centrally located hotel or riad in Marrakech
Your centrally located hotel or riad in Fez at approximately 7pm