Your 3 days desert trip from Marrakech to Merzouga is going to start at 8:00 am. Our guide will pick you up for your accommodation in Marrakech towards Merzouga. On our way we are going to enjoy the beauty of the high atlas mountains. Via the road of Tizi-n-Tichka pass. The highest road in Morocco with an altitude of 2260m, offering you charming views as far as the eye can see. We will stop by, so you can get the chance to take some great pictures and to admire the beauty of the tiny Berber villages, valleys and oasis…. After a quiet stay, we will head to Draa Valley crossing the second pass which is Tizi N’Tnifift at 1660m and the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”.
In Draa Valley You will have the opportunity to see the biggest and longest palm grove in the country in a mood of ancient caravans with spectacular views. Then we will continue to Nkob then to Alnif and you will have time for lunch in one of the local restaurants in Nkob or Alnif. After restoring, we will resume to Rissani itself is very interesting town, between the 14the and 18the centures it was the location of the famed desert capital, “Sijilmassa”, where fourtunes in gold and slaves were traded via caravans crossing the sahel, in this old and historical area you will visit the largest local and traditionalist market (Souq) in the Southern Morocco. Eventually, arriving at Merzouga where you will enjoy the night with authantic dinner in a Riad/hotel.
After breakfast our wonderful day will start from your accommodation exploring the surrounding areas of the marvel Erg Chebbi. Our first destination it will be to the spectacular lake of Merzouga which is Dayet Sriji perhaps its the best area in Morocco for spotting many desert birds, including ( Egyptian nightjars, desert warblers, fulvous babblers and blue-cheeked bee-eaters). Sometimes, the lake even attracts flocks of flamingos and other waterbirds. after a quiet stay, we will drive off road to visit the nomadic families who are living around the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, it will be a chance to see their life style and how they could sorvive in a dray sahara desert by having a cup of mint tea with theim.
Then from there to Mifis mines, its located on a high plateau that has a wonderful panoramic view of Erg Chebbi and the desert landscape. Afterward, we will head to Khamlia village ( Gnaoua village), the people of this small village originated in black africa having a close and long standing relationship with the sahara. Their ancestors were brought from central and west Africa, through the sahara desert in caravans that arrived to the southeastern of Morocco. we will get to know more about theim and enjoy their traditional music. after enjoying the traditional gnaoua music, we will have a delicious lunch which is berber pizza.
After that, you will ride your camels into a magic world. Through the sandy dunes of Erg Chabbe, under a panoramic view of unique sunset of the Sahara. To finilly get to our camp in a relaxing mood, you will have a delicious and authentic Berber(Amazigh) dinner in the heart of the desert and a night gathering around the fire with the berber music under an endless starry sky.
It is recommended to wake up in early morning. Not to miss one of the most beautiful sunrise in your life. After breakfast in the camp you will have two choices. Either to come back to the village by camels or by car. From there we will start our day to the old imperial city of Morocco (Fes). Our first stop it will be Erfoud: It is one of the oldest known sites. Where you can find precious and unique fossils. Then to Ziz Valley where we will stop by, so you can get the chance to take some great pictures. Also to admire the beauty of the valley.
Next we will continue to Errachidia, The high Atlas Mountains, Tizi N-Talghamt pass. And to Midelt the apple capital, where we will have our lunch. After restoring, we will continue towards The middle Atlas Mountains. It contains the largest forests of the cedar trees that is inhabited by monkeys. Then to Ifrane or “Moroccan Switzerland”, builte by french in the 1930s, deliberately trying to recreate an alpine style resort. Eventually, arriving at Fes, where we will dropp you off at your accommodation. Here where unfortunately our unforgettable trip will end.
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