Pick up from your Hotel/Riad and travel south of Fes toward Ifrane, the Swiss mountain village, and the cedar forests of Azrou where you will have the opportunity to wander amongst the famous Moroccan monkeys in their natural environment. You then pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the only tunnel in Morocco, and through the Valley of Ziz with miles of palm trees and high cliffs. Your excursion will take you deeper south to the Sahara Desert where you will stay the evening at a Kasbah alongside the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi at Kasbah Hotel.
Here in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco, enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and golden shifting dunes. Visit Rissani for the weekly markets where Nomads come to sell. Pass the lake in Merzouga to see the flamingos. Have lunch with our Berber family and friends before beginning your camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in a traditional Nomad Tent (Bivouac Camp).
Wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert and enjoy breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and continue to Todra Gorges. You will travel through some of Morocco’s wildest terrain in a 4×4 to reach the Dadès Gorges and for the energetic, have the opportunity to trek into the fabulous Gorges. Stay the evening in Dades Valley at a Kasbah Hotel.
After breakfast, walk in the stillness of mountains and appreciate the isolated lifestyle of the Berbers. Everywhere, you will discover a new scene of daily life. Departure from your hotel sets out towards Ouarzazate through the city of El Kelaâ M”Gouna known for its Rose Festival. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the fresh oasis and palm plantations, numerous Kasbahs and landscape of the Hight Atlas Mountains, and visit one of the best preserved Kasbahs in Morocco: Tourirt. Spend the night in .
Enjoy breakfast and continue the journey to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou that is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River. This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Gladiator. You will then continue to Marrakesh via Ounila Valley. Possibility of visiting the other Kasbah of Telouat then drive over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and of the Berber villages.