Explore Berber villages in private travel from Marrakech.
Enjoy Atlas mountains while passing Tizi n'Tichka
Optional trip to the Dades and Todgha gorges (if time allows).
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH - ATLAS MOUNTAINS - AIT BENHADDOU KASBAH - OUARZAZATE - SKOURA - DADES VALLEY:
Our low-cost Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour begins with a drive towards Ouarzazate across the Tizi n'Tichka pass at 2260 meters above sea level in the High Atlas Mountains. The sceneries and beauty of Berber settlements will captivate you. We will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, Morocco's largest Kasbah and a Unesco World Heritage Site. We will stop for lunch in the Kasbah before continuing on to Dades Valley via Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Africa." We'll travel along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs before arriving in Kalaat M'Gouna. It is well-known for its roses and its yearly festival, which takes place in May. We spend the night in a small riad/guest house in Dades Gorges, complete with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 2 : FROM DADES VALLEY - TODGHA GORGES - MERZOUGA ERG CHEBBI DESERT AND AND CAMEL TREK TO CAMP:
Today we'll take a journey across the valley to visit the rock feature known as "the monkey toes." As we leave the Dades Valley and head towards the Todgha Valley, we'll get panoramic vistas of the valley's historic mud Berber villages. When you arrive at the Gorges, you'll walk beneath a 300-meter-high red cliff, where many rock climbers come to enjoy their favorite sport. We will stop in Erfoud and Rissani for lunch before continuing on to Merzouga. Our camel ride begins with a journey into the Erg Chebbi desert, led by an experienced camel guide. You will reach the highest sand dunes and return to Berber tents for dinner, a campfire, a drum party, and an overnight stay in the desert.
DAY 3 : FROM MERZOUGA - ZIZ VALLEY - CEDAR FOREST - IFRANE - FES:
The camel guide will wake you up to see the sunrise, and then we will camel-trek back to Merzouga village. After breakfast and a hot shower in the guesthouse, we'll depart for Fes via Errachidia, through the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi N talghamt pass to Midelt, stopping in Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh with a glass of mint tea before continuing to Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where we'll stop to see the Barbarian apes in the cedre. The tour then continues to Ifrane, known as Morocco's "French Village" or "Switzerland," where we stop for a photo or a drink before arriving in Fes, where it concludes.
FROM MARRAKECH TO FES, TAKE A THREE-DAY CHEAP SAHARA EXCURSION
Enjoy a desert camel ride.
In Merzouga, we get a taste of the Sahara desert.
Visit Erfoud and Rissani
BUDGET SMALL GROUP TOURS FROM MARRAKECH FOR THREE DAYS