5 days from Fes: The Erg Chebbi dunes, Dades gorges, Draavalley and Marrakech
An individualized and comfortable private tour. From Fèz you will reach the desert of Merzouga and the big dunes of Erg Chebbi; you will stay in a luxury desert camp and you will experience a full day trekking with the dromedaries in the desert. The journey continues to the fantastic Todra and Dades gorges; you will pass the impressive landscape of Jebel Saghro and visit the oasis of the Draavalley with millions of date palms. You pass the High Atlas mountain and on the way you will visit famous Kasbahs like the Kasbah Taourit in Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou, the most famous Kasbah of Morocco.
Itinerary: Fèz – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga – dunes of Erg Chebbi – Tinghir – Todra gorges – Boumalne Dades – Dades gorges – Jebel Saghro – Draavalley – Agdz – Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas - Telouet – Marrakech
Type of tour: Private and guided Landcruiser/Minivan tour and dromedary excursion in the desert.
Min.participants/max.participants: from 2 participants; maximum 6 participants in Jeep
Duration of the tour: 5 days and 4 nights with half board
Departure: from your Fèz Hotel
Arrival: to your Marrakech Hotel
Individual starting dates, all the year
Fèz - Midelt - El Rahidia - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
Setting out form Fèz we head east towards Erfoud area. This area is home to centuries old horizontal wells called Qauah, that once irrigated the desert. After lunch we set out for Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chebbi. The Chebbi dunes are continuously changing and moving, reaching a height of 160 meters. The evening will be spent in a luxury camp, fitted with private tent and bathroom enjoying first class Berber hospitality. Complete with the traditional mint tea ritual, dinner and music topped off with star gazing in the vast desert sky.
Day trip with camels to the big dunes of Erg Chebbi
After breakfast we set out to the interior camp of Erg Chebbi. Here you will admire the gilded pink dunes from the saddle of a dromedary passing effortlessly through the sand. When you’re ready we will stop for a picnic, then continue to the desert camp. Here spend the night in a private tent and enjoy dinner with a view like no other.
Erg Chebbi - Rissani - Erfoud - Tinghir – Todra gorges- Boumalne Dades - Dades gorges
After breakfast in the dunes we set out for the Todra Gorges. This marvel of geography with cliffs of pink and gray reaching the sky cannot be overstated. It’s a wonderful spot for a break and peaceful walk. From here we travel to the nearby village of Boumalne Dades, this is a trading village and the last stop before we enter the breath taking Dades Gorge. Here you will stay in a Moroccan Riad bed and breakfast, complete with tea service and full dinner.
Boumalne Dades - Jebel Saghro – pass of Tizi n' Tazazert – Nkob- Draavalley – Agdz
After breakfast our day begins with a journey through the impressive natural landscape of Jebel Saghro. The route we take will allow you to get the best view of the impressive and unique rock formations. Our next destination is the Tazazert pass, one of the highest in Morocco with an elevation of 2,283 meters. The Tazazert plateau is famous for its pyramid like rock formations. Then through the lush Draa Valley to the historic village or Agdz. Here you will stay in a Moroccan Riad bed and breakfast, complete with tea service and full dinner.
Draavalley - Agdz - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Telouet – Marrakech
Our final day starts with breakfast and a walk in a local oasis. Then we set off through the Atlas mountains to the city of Ouarzazate. This fortified village or kasbah was first recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987. Hollywood has also recognized Ait Benhaddou in it own way filming dozens of movies here including The Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Marco polo (1982) and The Mummy to name a few. Here we will stop for lunch and a tour. Once the village tour is complete we will set off for Marrakech, arriving in the evening.
- Private transport in an air-conditioned Landcruiser (Minivan)
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick up at your Riad/Hotel in Féz
- Drop-off at your Riad/Hotel Marrakech
- The opportunity to ask a driver to stop when and where you wish
- Free time to explore the places for walks and photo stop
- 1 overnight in comfortable tent with private bathroom in the luxury desert camp of Merzouga with breakfast and dinner
- 1 overnight in private comfortable tent with shared bathroom in the standard desert camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi with breakfast and dinner
- 2 overnight in air-conditioned room with private bathroom in Hotel/Riad with breakfast and dinner
- the day trekking with dromedaries and local guide in the desert with picnic for lunch
- sandboarding and berber drumming
- tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert camp
- Remaining lunch
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees