PROGRAM FOR 4 DAYS PRIVATE TOUR FROM FEZ TO MERZOUGA DESERT
DAY 1: FES - AZROU - MIDLET - ZIZ VALLEY - MERZOUGA
Welcome to Morocco. Today we start our private Morocco tour travelling south towards Merzouga passing Ifrane , named as "the Switzerland of Morocco". We will visit the famous cedar forest - the largest one in Morocco near Azrou. After lunch in Midelt, we continue along the Ziz valley , passing through Berber villages to reach Erfoud, capital of fossils. We drive to Rissani, and then Merzouga desert. We spend this night in desert hotel in Merzouga
DAY 2: MERZOUGA CAMEL TREK AND 1 NIGHT IN THE MERZOUGA DESERT CAMP
After a breakfast in your hotel / riad we will visit the village of Gnawa people - Khamlia. Here we will learn about their music and lifestyle. Later today we will meet Nomad families to explore their way of life, and we enhoy a luch with them. We will also visit and explore city of Rissani - fortified village with a large souk (open market). Once called Sijilmassa, it was the meeting place for the caravans coming from Tombouctou. Then we will drive back to the village of Merzouga to prepare for came ride , guided by an experienced camel guide to explore highest sand dunes in Moroccan Sahara. The dinner will be served near campfire and we spend the night in desert tents.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA DESERT - TODRA GORGES - DADES GORGES
Today early in the morning , our camel guide will wake you up to watch the sunrise in Merzouga desert. After that we ride camels back to the village . After shower and breakfast in the riad, we’ll head to Rissani , Tinghir, and we reach Todra gorges which is the highest, narrowest gorge in Morocco. Here we may hike within the valley, and after lunch in the gorge we will continue to the Dades valley, where we’ll enjoy sand castles and also the rock formations called "monkey toes". We stay in Dades Gorges in lcoal hotel with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4: DADES GORGES - OUARZAZATE - KASBAH AIT BENHADDOU - MARRAKECH
Desert Sahara Tour continues and after breakfast we drive towards Ouarzazate passing the way of the thousand Kasbahs. We will stop at Kalaat Mgouna ,which is the centre of roses valley where we may visit the local cooperative for the roses. Then we continue our private Morocco tour via the Ait Benhaddou , local kasbah has been built by Et Hami El Glaoui by the 19th century. We cross Tizi n'Tichka mountain Pass at 2260m over the High Atlas mountains. Then we continue to Marrakech. That will be end of our private Morocco desert tour.