1 Day – Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n’Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, and break for coffee and mint tea. In the afternoon we will get the chance the visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. This Berber Kasbahs which has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films was also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of africa since it’s has been as well a very famous destination for filmmakers. Here you will get the chance to visit many filmmaking studios and spend the night here in Ouarzazate.
2 Day – Ouarzazate – Todgha Gorges – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
After breakfast, we leave Ouarzazate and drive south east Morocco along the Valley of Roses (April& May), here you can get the chance to visit a rose factory to see how those locals make different products from the Persian rose. We go on towards Todgha Gorges, one of the most beautiful and impressive canyons in Morocco. This is what make them a serious place for half and full day trekking trips and interesting canyons for serious climbers. From Todgha gorges we head towards Merzouga through arid landscapes and along many oases of palm grooves. We pass Erfoud or what we call the capital of fossils as it’s very known with it’s fossil’s factories where they make beautiful shapes and pieces from rock of mountains. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear in the middle of nowhere .When we arrive to our auberge (Inn) you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac (camp).under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tent.
3 Day – Merzouga – Ziz valley – Midelt – Fes
After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes, you ride back your camels back to the auberge (Inn). After having breakfast and shower we drive along a different road, we drive towards Fez. We stop on the road to enjoy having tea with a nomadic family before we passing through the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we’ll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we’ll continue to the legendary city of Fes. Arrival to Fes which is the end of the trip.