5 days tour from Marrakech to Fez by Sahara desert at Merzouga and Ouzina dunes
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – DRAA VALLEY – ZAGORA
After breakfast, departure to the Great South. We will cross the High Atlas, which is the highest and most extensive mountain range in Morocco, crowned by the Tizi-N-Tichka summit at an altitude of 2,260 meters. This route is also known as the Ruta de los Pastos, and has impressive mountain landscapes. We will stop at Ait Ben Haddou, and visit its Ksar, one of the best preserved in all of North Africa and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator or the Kingdom of Heaven have been shot here.
Then we arrive in Ouarzazate and make a panoramic tour of the city, located on top of a large plateau and also known as the Hollywood of the African continent. Ouarzazate was a former military garrison and today is the administrative capital of the Drâa Valley. We will follow our way along the so-called Oasis route and cross Ait Saoun and its 1,660 metres mountain pass, Tizi-N-Tinifft. Its orography evokes impressive lunar landscapes.
We continue through the Drâa Valley, 200 kilometers of palm groves that make this route one of the most beautiful in Morocco. Formerly this valley was crossed by countless commercial caravans from Black Africa.
We arrived at Zagora, considered the gateway to the desert as indicated by its sign “Timbuktu 52 days”.
Accommodation in riad selected by Family Morocco Tour with dinner and breakfast
DAY 2 : ZAGORA – OLD DAKAR TRACK – OUZINA DESERT “198 KM TRACK”.
We started our second day of travel in great southern Morocco. This journey will allow us to discover the splendor of the palm grove of the river Draa. In addition, this day we will cross a spectacular stage, by the track that was used in the Rally Paris-Dakar. We will cross the desert area of the Draa valley and the plateaus of Oumjran. We will pass through a multitude of Berber villages and we will cross the hamadas and Erg`s of the black desert. In the afternoon we arrive at the dunes of Erg Ouzina where we will be able to contemplate the sublime sunset from the great dune, and later we will go down to our lodging that this located in the middle of desert, the Riad Ouzina TGM. Accommodation with dinner and breakfast
DAY 3 : OUZINA DESERT – OUZINA VILLAGE – KHAMLIA – ERG CHEBBI DUNES – MERZOUGA
In the morning we leave for the town of Ouzina where only 14 nomadic families live in mud and adobe houses. We will visit the bread oven and finish with a family tea. Then we will continue to the village of Khamlia or “the village of the ancient inhabitants of Mali”, a stop to enjoy their African percussions that make up Gnawa spiritual music. Now we will go to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where we will make the great Tour of Erg Chebbi. In the afternoon we arrive at the lodging and we exchange the 4×4 for our camels on which we will go to enjoy the sunset and spend the night in the middle of the dunes.
Dinner and lodging in a camp of luxury tents with private bathroom.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Errachidia – Ziz Gorges – Midelt
Today it is time to get up early, we cannot miss the sunrise in the desert, an image that we will never forget, after a shower and a good breakfast, today we will go towards Rissani where we will make a short visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali Ash-Sharif (Mausoleum that allows the entrance to non-Muslims, very interesting for its arcades and its mosaics), we will also have time to walk through the Souk (local market), and the opportunity to see the fondouk (place where the donkeys wait while their owners do the shopping), we will continue our route Errachidia direction, passing through Erfoud, our next stop will be at the Oasis of Aoufous (located in the Palmeral of Ziz, a panoramic view of the oasis for lovers of photography as they can enjoy the spectacle. We will pass by Errachidia, military city, we will stop at the dam of Hassan Adaklir, where it offers to the travellers some precious panoramic thanks to the contrast of its turquoise waters with the mountains colour ochre, following our route we will arrive at the river of Ziz, with a score of km you will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape that offers us of Ksours and of the throats of Ziz, our continuous trip through the Middle High crossing for the step of Tizi N’talghom to 1.907 meters, we will arrive at Midelt we will spend the night and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain Jebel Aachi with its snow-covered peaks. Dinner and overnight in riad recommended by Family Morocco Tour.
Day 5: Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fez
After a good Moroccan breakfast, we will leave to Azrou where we will visit the cedar forest populated by Barbary macaques, from here we will go to Ifrane, also known as “Switzerland of Morocco”, located in a mountainous area at 1.713 meters of altitude, in its vicinity is the National Park of Ifrane representative for its stone figure of a lion, one of the animals that formerly inhabited the area, possibly you can make a visit to the University of Al-Khawayn (Two brothers), continue our journey to Fez and passing through Imouzar Kander, we arrive in Fez in the afternoon, where you will be transferred to the riad recommended by Family Morocco Tour. End of our services , 5 days marakech Sahara desert tour to fes
Transfer to your riad.
In this tour you will take included:
* Half board, breakfast and dinner
* A night in jaima in desert camp in MP
* Camel ride
* Transport in off-road vehicle
* Wi-Fi and complimentary bottled water in vehicles
* Certified driver guide in your own language
* Guided visit to Kasbah Amridil
* Transfers airport-riad-airport
* Drinks at dinners
* Tickets of access to the places to visit
NOTAS: Si este itinerario tour Ruta de 8 días desde Casablanca hasta Marrakech via Fez, desierto de Merzouga, gargantas del Dades y del Todra, Ouarzazate, ha de ser adaptado a su plan de vuelos, por favor contacte con nosotros y haremos el itinerario a su medida.
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