Day 1: Marrakesh – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazat – Rose valley – Dades gorges :
The road trip starts by driving towards Kasbah Aitbenhadou via the highest pass in Africa Tizi N’ Tichka (Altitude 2260 m ) while enjoying the super views of the giant High Atlas Mountains with the panoramic Berber villages. We continue the journey to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou. Situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River, This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 famous movies including Lawrence of Arabia, Game of thrones, The Mummy, and Gladiator. We pass by Ouarzazat one major Berber city in southern Morocco known as the Hollywood of Africa and by the rose valley and overnight in a hotel in the Dades Gorges.
Day 2: Dades gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga (Desert camp):
After breakfast in your hotel we leave the Dades gorges and head to Todra gorges Gorge via Tinghir and the lush valley of Todra where you will have a little hike along the narrow and high cliffs of Todra. Aftwards, we contiue to Merzouga via the dramatic stony desert and the palmeries of Erfoud (capital of the fossiles) and Rissani known for its largest market in the south. In the afternoon we arrive to Merzouga desert where you get ready and accompanied by a camelguide to go for an authentic camel trek experience of around 90 minutes where you can catch the sunset in the heart of the Erg Chebbi dunes and spend a memorable night with millions of shiny stars, enjoy a Berber dinner, drum party and sleep in a traditional nomadic tent.
Day 3: Exploring the regions of the Sahara – Merzouga
After you wake up early to watch the sunrise, you will ride your camels back to your hotel for taking a shower and eat breakfast. Afterwards we take our 4×4 to drive around the mystic Erg Chebbi dunes and stop for tea with a nomadic desert family and get to know their way of living. Then continue to visit Khamlia a small village inhabited by black people to listen to their traditional Gnawa music, then an other visit Rissani to bustle and bargain in its traditional Souk, visit some of the Kasbahs and Ksours in the Area and have lunch with our family and friends. Free afternoon in the desert and overnight in our hotel.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley – Azrou – Fez
Following breakfast in the desert , we continue to our next pause to take photos of the colorful Ziz valley with the green palm trees, then we keep driving and pass by Midelt, the city that is located between the two range of the Atlas mountains and famous for its apples .After lunch we will cross the forest of the cedar trees in the Middle Atlas mountains where you will have chance to feed the Barbary monkeys in their natural habitat. Afterwards you will continue to visit Ifran or the Switzerland of Morocco. Drop off in Fez at 6 pm aprx where the tour ends.