SAHARA EXPRESS (Itinerary of 3 days)
3 Days Trip from Marrakech –Sahara – to Fes
Sahara express is a short trip of 3 days starting from Marrakech to visit the Erg Chabbi desert dunes and ending in Fes
Day 1 : Marrakech –Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges :
In the morning departure crossing the High Atlas (2260 m.), the high passage of Tizi n’ Tichka arrives in Telouet to visit the Kasbah Pacha Glaoui. Heading through the old caravan tracks, crossing the amazing Ounila Valley and its dozen of mountain Berber villages until we reach the UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou – local Unesco Kasbah. It’s the largest Kasbah in Morocco we will enjoy lunch. Then we continue to Ouarzazate, the city is called “the Hollywood of Africa” and we visit here local kasbah and movie studio. Then we drive along the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”. Hence we stop at “Kalaat Mgouna”, famous for its roses and annual festival in May. ,. We continue our journey to Dades gorges, where our first day ends. Dades is a marvellous valley, cool and offering a series of Berber villages alongside the road and the aroma that comes from the Roses groves within the valley. Overnight in a hotel. Finally, we stay in a local hotel for dinner and breakfast.
Day 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Merzouga :
So after breakfast, we enjoy, driving through the Dades valley and we explore the amazing rock formation called “the Monkey toes”. Then we drive through Tinghir to explore the Todra valley and Todra Gorge. There where we’ll enjoy panoramic views. Then we continue our guided Morocco tour to Erfoud, called as capital of fossils in Morocco. Later on, we drive to Rissani where we take a Berber lunch before heading to the village of Merzouga. From here we prepare for a camel ride into the desert. In fact, our camel ride will take around 90 minutes and we will be guided by an experienced desert camel guide. Finally, we will spend this night under a traditional Berber nomad tent with a Berber dinner.
Day 3 : Merzouga Desert – Midelt – Azrou – Fes :
Wake up early in the morning so as not to miss the sunrise, enjoy camel trekking of the morning back to the hotel, breakfast and start the day towards Fes. Pass through Rissani, the valley of Ziz, and Ziz gorges. Have lunch in the middle of Atlas mountains before we cross the wonderful forests of cedar, Azrou village and Ifran. The latter is nicknamed ‘little Switzerland’ and is one of the cleanest towns in the world.
- AC and comfortable Vehicle 4wd Toyota Land Cruiser or Minivan
- Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick-up from your accommodation
- Night with half Board (diner and breakfast) in a hotel in Dades valley
- Night with half Board (diner and breakfast) in desert camp in Merzouga
- Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes
- Lunches and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
We can change the order of this tour depending on what you like to see and discover and how many days you have to spend on your trip, and what you want to see in Morocco.