DAY 1 : FES – IFRANE – CEDAR FOREST – MIDELT – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA CAMEL RIDE :
Our budget Fes travel towards Marrakech via Sahara desert starts in the morning ,we start our tour from Fes, travelling south to Sahara desert. We visit Ifrane city, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”, we explore the Middle Atlas at the famous cedar forest to watch the Barbarian apes. After lunch in Midelt, our journey continues along the Ziz Valley, through Berber villages towards Erfoud, then to Rissani.
Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea and ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco and spend the night there. Overnight at our desert camp where you will have your dinner.
Our Fes budget desert tour continues and your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your riad appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and hot shower in a traditional guest house, you’ll leave for Tinghir and Todgha gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you’ll have the opportunity to hike along it’s valley. We’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a riad or a guesthouse in the heart of the gorge.(dinner and breakfast).
DAY 3 : DADES VALLEY – AIT BENHADDOU KASBAH – MARRAKECH:
The tour from Fes to Marrakech finishes today and after breakfast, we’ll continue our tour , we will drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat M'Gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is named the way of thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat M'Gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Lunch will be at the famous Ait Benhaddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It is recognized by Unesco as a world patrimony. It is famous as a backdrop for many films, including ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Gladiator’. Our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains where you can stop also to explore the process of making the Argan oil at the women s cooperatives before arriving to Marrakech, where the tour ends.
3 DAYS BUDGET SAHARA TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH
Visit Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate
Visit Todgha and Dades Valley
DETAILED PROGRAM FOR FES BUDGET DESERT EXCURSION
Experienced English speaking driver / guide
Transport for tour from Marrakech in comfortable air conditioned 4x4 vehicle
Pick up and drop off from your hotel
Tips and what's not mentioned in the Tour from Marrakech
Plane ticket to and from Morocco
Drinks and lunches
INCLUDED IN FES BUDGET TRAVEL
1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast
Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents
Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)