8 Days Fes Atlas Mountain Gorges and Desert Tour

Day 1: Fez

We will pick up you from the airport and take you to your accommodations. Depending on your time of arrival, we can help arrange your plans for the day or evening.

Day 2: Fez – Midalt

After breakfast, our guides will lead you through the Fez medina, an 8th century labyrinthine city. Let us take you back in time, exploring small winding streets where local vendors work traditional crafts in small stalls, donkeys carry goods through the cobblestoned streets, and historical sites are hidden around every turn. The medina is rich in Islamic monuments: old mosques, the University of El-Karaoulyine, and its libraries. We’ll also be sure to visit the southern tower for a panoramic view of the entire city.

After our tour, we’ll leave the city for Midalt, passing through the Middle Atlas mountain region. On the way we’ll stop in Ifrane, the “Switzerland” of Morocco, and Azrou, where we can stop to feed the local monkeys. Your day ends in your hotel in Midelt.

Day 3: Midalt – Imilchil – Todra Gorge

In the morning we’ll take breakfast and then head off to the Todra Gorge through the High Atlas Mountains. This journey passes through many small Berber villages, giving you an unique look into the daily lives of the people in this region. One of these, Imilchil, is perhaps most famous for its annual betrothal festival in September. You’ll have the change to explore Imilchil, visit the lake and nearby villages in the valley, and enjoy lunch. From here we’ll finish our trip to Todra Gorge where you can settle in for the evening, relax and have dinner.

Day 4: Todra Gorge – Tinjdad – Merzouga

Depart Todra Gorge for the desert town of Merzouga. Along the way stop and explore Tinjdad to visit the water museum and springs and learn how the water is carried from deep in mountains to desert oasis.

After this we’ll arrive at the Erg Chebbi region of the Sahara Desert where we will begin your camel trek to begin your Moroccan desert adventure! Along the way you’ll get to watch the sunset over the majestic Sahara dunes. Upon arrival in camp you’ll enjoy a tajine dinner and then spend the night in an oasis in a Berber tent.

Day 5: Merzouga

After your breakfast in the bivouac, you will travel by camel back to the hotel where you can shower and rest. Late morning we’ll drive around Erg Chebbi area, visiting a nomad family, gnaoua village and learning about the traditions of this berber area. You’ll stay the night again in the hotel.

Day 6: Merzouga – Dades Gorges – Ouarzazat

Depart after breakfast for Ouarzazat. We will cross the palm lined valleys of Tourog and Tinjdad to arrive to Dades Gorge where we can explore on foot a bit and then have lunch in local restaurant. We will continue on via El Kelaa Magouna, the Valley of the Roses and the palm grove of Skoura to arrive in Ouarzazate. We will get you checked into the hotel and then take you for a local dinner.

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

After breakfast we will visit Taourirt Kasbah in town. From here we’ll take you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Our journey continues back towards Marrakech with a visit along the way to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. We will take lunch in Telouet before descending the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakech where you will check in to your hotel late afternoon.

Day 8:

Transfer to the Marrakech airport in time for your departure. Depending on timing we can help you plan your day!

Please note:

– If a longer camel trek and overnight stay in the desert camp is not for you, you can still enjoy the sunset in Erg Chebbi with a shorter camel trek or a walk and pass the night in the hotel at the edge of the dunes.

– If the itineraries that we offer does not match what you’re looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.

What’s included

  • Private Transport : 4×4 , Mini bus , bus,  / air-conditioned vehicles
  • Driver/Guid (Multilingual)
  • Car fuel
  • 1 Night in Hotel or Riad  (Dinner & breakfast)
  • 1 Night in desert camp (Dinner & breakfast )
  • Camel Ride in desert
  • Sandboarding in Dunes

What’s Not Included:

  • Drinks and Lunches
  • Flight Tickets
  • Hotel in Marrakech
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