4 Days tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes:

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4 Days tour from Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Dunes:

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Day 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Erg Chebbi Dunes.

In the early morning, we will leave Fez towards Merzouga via a number of beautiful cities and Berber villages. Our first stop will be Ifran or “the Switzerland of Morocco”. In this beautiful city, you will have some free time to enjoy its magnificent gardens as well as take memorial pictures near a sculpted lion which stands as an important monument inside the city. As we leave Ifrane, our second stop will be the cedar forests of Azrou whose monkeys add a touch to the beauty of the place. After that we will continue to Midelt, a Berber village famous for apple production, where we will have lunch.  As you finish lunch, we will head to Merzouga over Tizi-n-Talremt pass, Ziz Valley and  a number of villages such as Rich, a small Berber village marks the end of the high Atlas mountains, Errachidia, the main city of the region, and Erfoud, which is famous for its date festival and fossils shops.  In the evening, we will be at the doors of Merzouga. Night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 2: Merzouga – Hassi labied – Khamlia – Nomad family – fossil Site – Tour of the dunes

            After having breakfast, we will go on an exploratory tour in the surrounding areas of Merzouga. We will first see some black volcanic rocks and marble fossils. Then, we will visit a nomad family in their tent to learn about their traditions and share some of their practices. After that, we will head towards Khamlia, which is regionally known as the village of black people coming from Sudan, to visit Dar Gnawa (the house of Gnawa) and enjoy their music. Also, we will visit a seasonal lake called “Dayte Sarji”. If you like the birds of Flamingo, this lake will allow you to see them and take pictures of them. After a lunch break in either Merzouga or Hassi Labied, we will end today’s tour with riding camels through some sand dunes to enjoy a spectacular sunset. Night will be spent in a bivouac (camp) in the middle of the desert.

Day 3: Erg Chebbi Dune-Erfoud-Tinejdad-Todra Gorges-Boumalne Du Dades-Kelaa M’gouna

            We will wake up early so as to enjoy a fabulous sunrise from the top of a sand dune. Then, we will ride camels back to the hotel to have breakfast and take a shower. As you get ready, we will head towards Tineghir passing through the villages of Erfoud, Goulmima and Tinejdad. After lunch, we will continue our way to Todra gorges, a series of high limestone river canyons.  In this unique place, you will have free time to explore its corners by yourself. Next, we will drive to Boumaln Dades and then to Kallat M’gouna, which hosted every May the Festival of Roses due to its large production of roses’ products. Night will be spent in the hotel.

 

Day 4: Boumalne Du Dades-Kelaa M’gouna-Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou-Tizi N’tichka Pass-Marrakech

            After having breakfast, we will head towards the Hollywood of Africa, Ouarzazate, via Skoura. Along the way, we will stop to see the Kasbah of Taourirt which is known regionally with its beauty and old history. By midday, we will have arrived to Ouarzazate where we will visit the Atlas Studios where many international films have been filmed. Following this, we will head toward the Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou, a fortified village and a UNESCO World Heritage. This well-known Kasbah is situated on a hill near the Ouarzazate River. Therefore, to explore inside the Kasbah you will need to equip yourself with comfortable shoes to climb the Kasbah’s hill to enjoy looking at the surrounding areas of Kasbah from the top. The Kasbah is also well-known for being the setting for many international films such as, Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. After having lunch in a local restaurant nearby the Kasbah, we will drive towards Marrakech through Tizi N’tichka pass.

What is included And what is not included in this tour

What’s Included :

  • Pick up and drop off from Hotel/airport accommodation.
  • Comfortable private transport with air condition.
  • Provisional Driver/Guide.
  • Fuel
  • Accomoditionof Your choice.
  • Camel Trekking in the Desert Tours
  • A night in the camp in The Desert Tours.

Not Included :

  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.

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