4-Day new year desert tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert and Marrakesh
Day 1: Fes – Ilfrane – Azrou – Midelt – Merzouga
After breakfast at your hotel in Fes we’ll leave for Merzouga through the Mid-Atlas region passing thorugh Ifrane, the “Switzerland” of Morocco. Up next we’ll drive a bit further to explore the cedar forests of Azrou, where you can stop to feed the Berber apes. We’ll then continue to Midelt where we’ll have lunch and then follow the Ziz River through to the Ziz Gorge (valley). Our drive proceeds across the Ziz Valley, Erfoud, and Rissani; an oasis. Once we arrive at the Erg Chebbi desert dunes in the Merzouga desert, we’ll trade in the 4x4 for camels (optional) and ride towards our campsite. Upon arrival there we’ll be served a complimentary traditional dinner, and enjoy some music around a campfire under the star and moonlit desert sky.
Day 2: Merzouga desert
Today we will explore the desert region around the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. You’ll have the opportunity to see the nomad’s way of life and the marvelous contrast of the desert. We will visit the black village of Khamlia; where we’ll indulge in the music of the Gnawans. For lunch we’ll delight in a traditional Berber Pizza in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the late afternoon we’ll ride on camelback to watch the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional Tagine dinner, drink delicious local mint tea, and listen to traditional Berber music around a campfire while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
We’ll wake up and head to a local hotel where you’ll get a chance to freshen up and enjoy a complimentary breakfast before we head to Ouarzazatte. On the way there, we’ll visit Berber villages home to The Todra and Dades Gorge. At the Dades Gorge we’ll stop at a local hotel where we’ll spend the night, and be treated to a complimentary dinner.
Day 4 : Dades Gorges – Ouarzazate – Telouet – Marrakesh
After breakfast, we’ll continue our tour towards Ouarzazatte through the path of a thousand Kasbahs (fortress) stopping at Kalaat Mgouna, the center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival.
We’ll continue to the Unesco World Heritage site, the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, famous for being used as a filming location for Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and for the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.
We’ll then take the Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass to Marrakesh, where our tour ends.
What’s included on your private tour:
- Pick up and drop off in Fes / Marrakech (to/from your hotel, the airport or any other desired location)
- Private transfer via a comfortable and air conditioned 4x4 vehicle
- Experienced English speaking guide / driver
- Camel trekking in Merzouga desert
- Special New Year Dinner
- New Year’s celebration in the desert
- Overnight at The Merzouga Desert Camp
- Breakfast and dinner
What’s NOT included on your private tour :
- Lunch / drinks
- Plane ticket to and from Morocco
- Entry fees to monuments, museums etc.
- All that isn’t mentioned on the itinerary
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