Marrakech to Fez desert tour invites you to participate on our onward journey to explore Morocco’s Saharan landscapes, Spend a night under Nomadic Berber tents or under the Shouting stars,Cross the biggest dunes by Camel and explore Ait ben Haddou Kasbahs, Taste freshly cooked Berber food and more…
Marrakech to Fes Camel trek tour aims to capture Morocco´s highlights which blend diverse natural landscapes with urban treasures, delicious gastronomy, exotic local customs and enough market and artisan visits to knock your socks off. Starting in the realms of Marrakech – North Africa´s most colorful marketplace, your tour rides through a diversity of landscapes including oasis like date palmeries, the foothills of the mighty Atlas Mountain range and the sun swept vastness where the Sahara desert unfolds. There´s few riding tours that offer such an explosion of color, culture and landscape!
Day 1 : Marrakech to Telouat - Ait Ben Hadou- Ouarzazate
After breakfast we transfer by private mini buse(s) over the high Atlas Mountain pass of Tizi-N-Tichka. This fascinating national road offers us breathtaking views in all directions. Our first destination is the valley of Telouet where we offer our services to a small development project in this impoverished mountain region. We´ll also have a look at the remains of a former Kasbah (fortress) that controlled the caravan trade routes for many years. We then carry on towards the Sahara desert to Ait Ben Hadou (famous for Hollywood films such as Gladiator, The Mummy, Kingdom of Heaven and Lawrence of Arabia. We spend the night here in a comfortable tourist class hotel that has a small pool and a great terrace overlooking the Hamada (stone desert of the Sahara). Perhaps we get involved in some local drumming this evening with our hosts! Travel time approximately 4 hours total. • Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 2 : Ait Ben Haddou to Todra gorge
This morning after exploring the famous Kasabah and film locations of Ait Benhadou, we set off for Todra Gorge – a vast canyon of the Atlas Mountains. Before Todra, we´ll have a stop at Skoura in the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs for a light trek through the date palm oasis to observe the strange sand castle-like homes. Soon after we reach our hotel in the canyon and spend some time exploring on foot and if time permits, we can rock climb with your guides and get involved in some creative challenges and games. Travel time approximately 3 hours total. • Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 3 :Todra to the dunes of Erg chebbi
Today we head for the great Sahara dunes of Erg Chebbi – Morocco´s most authentic location. Before leaving however we take part in a few adventure challenges in the canyon and a short trek through an amazing oasis plantation, perhaps visiting a Berber home for mint tea. Carrying on to the dunes, we arrive late afternoon to find our camels waiting to take us (2 hours approximately) to a unique Nomadic style desert camp where we sleep in comfortable tents under the stars. Time permitting we can explore the high dunes and climb, jump, roll, etc. to our heart´s content! Tonight we enjoy Sahara Berber drumming and perhaps a fire to keep us warm – unless you prefer to dance! This experience is a highlight of any visit to Morocco. Travel time approximately 4.5 hours total. • Breakfast and dinner included..
Day 4 : Sahara desert To Fez
Before sunrise, you will be woken up to climb the sand dunes for fantastic photo opportunities. We will then make our way back to the hotel for showers and breakfast before setting off for Fez. En route we will pass through Arfoud, the Zizpalm Valley, Meditlt, the cedar forests and macaque monkey of Azrou, and Ifrane, before we drop you at your riad/hotel in Fez.