4 days from Fez: The Erg Chebbi dunes 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 continue to the fantastic Todra and Dades gorges and the High Atlas montain until Marrakech. On the way you pass many famous Kasbahs like the Kasbah Ameridil in the Skoura Valley 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 – Rose Valley – Valley of 1000 Kashab – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakech
Type of tour: Private and guided landcruiser/minibus tour and dromedary excursion in the desert.
Min.participants/max.participants: from 2 participants; maximum 6 participants in Jeep
Duration of the tour: 4 days and 3 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, reachinga height of 160 meters. The evening will be spent in a luxury desert 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 excursion 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. His 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 Boumalne Dades is a trading village and the last stop before we enter the Dades Gorge. Here you will stay in a Moroccan Riad bed and breakfast, complete with tea service and full dinner.
Dades – Rose Valley – Valley of 1000 Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas - Telouet – Marrakech
After breakfast we leave the Dades Gorge and drive west to Rose Valley. In the Valley we travel through Skoura and Kelaa M’Gouna, an area known for both roses and its handcrafted daggers. From here we set off through The Valley of 1000 Kasbahs. Kasbahs are ancient castles or strongholds. The road you travel along may be paved today, but 1000 years ago it was just a path full of traders going to and from Europe. These Kasbahs offered a safe place to conduct business and spend the night in safety. This valley opens into a high desert lunar landscape that is home to Ait Benhaddou, where we will stop for lunch. This UNESCO protected medina has been featured in such films as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and The Gladiator. Morocco has long been a favorite of Hollywood and you will also have a chance to visit previous movie sets that are still standing. From here you will take the historic Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to 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
- 1 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