8-Day Fes to Merzouga Desert Trip
Day 1: Arrival in Fez
Reception and transfer to your riad in Fez. Overnight stay in the riad.
Day 2: Visit Fez with a local guide.
A visit to the medina with a local guide with whom you will visit the old schools, palaces, Jewish quarter, and souks, finishing with beautiful panoramic photos of the medina. Overnight in your riad.
Day 3: Fez – Ifrane – Erfoud – Merzouga desert
Depart from your hotel in Fez to Erfoud via Ifrane, then to Azrou where you can see monkeys in the forest, then to Midelt for lunch. From there you will continue to the Ziz Valley and Erfoud, where you will visit a fossil mine and travel to the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Your guide will lead you on a camel across the dunes to the camp. You will admire the sunset over the dunes. Dinner by the campfire and overnight stay in Berber tents.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Touroug – Todra gorge – Dades gorge
After breakfast in the bivouac, a camel ride at the foot of the dunes, and departure for Rissani, visit the great marshal Tafilalt, continue to Erfoud and Touroug, lunch in the Todra Gorge. Then continue to the Dades gorges. Here you will be able to take beautiful pictures of the valley and stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 5: Dades Gorge – Kelaa Mgouna – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – Marrakech
We leave the Dades Gorge and follow the valley to Kelaa Mgouna, where we visit a rose growing cooperative. We continue to Skoura where we visit the Kasbah of Amridil and from there to Ouarzazate with a stop in front of the Kasbah of Taourirt and the film studios. We will visit the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou with a local guide and then continue on to Marrakech. We will cross the high mountains of Atals. You will be transferred to your hotel in Marrakech.
Day 6: Excursion to the Imlil Valley
After breakfast, we will embark on an excursion into the valley and mountains of the High Atlas. The Berber village of Imlil, 65km from Marrakech, is the starting point for the hike to Toubkal Peak at 4167m. You’ll take a walk to explore the Berber villages in this beautiful valley and have lunch on the terrace with magnificent views of the High Atlas. Return to Marrakech at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight stay in your riad.
Day 7: Guided tour of Marrakech
After breakfast, your local guide will lead a guided tour of the historic sites of the medina. You will visit the Baddi and Bahia palaces, Saddi tombs, Ben Yousef School, Qutoubiya and Menara Gardens. Dinner and overnight stay by the window in one of the riads.
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Marrakech airport depending on flight schedules.
- Private Transport AC Minibus with English speaking guide/driver.
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
- night at the hotel / riad.
- night at the desert camp (Private tents).
- Camel Trekking in the Sahara Merzouga.
- Dinner & Breakfast.
- Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities