Your journey today to discover the mystics and the cultures of Morocco will start by following the track of the Medieval Caravans to the gate of the Sahara. From Fez, we will head to Merzouga. The spectacular view of the middle Atlas depicted in cedar trees and pines will take your breath away.
Passing by Imouzzer with a quick stop at the Suisse city of Ifrane, you will have the opportunity to visit the important forest in Morocco and you will be able to see Berber apes Around Azrou.
From middle Atlas to high Atlas Mountains of around 12,000 feet height. At Midelt we could have lunch there. This charming town is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. It is famous by harvesting high quality apples. Lunch will be in one of the traditional restaurants of this town choosing our today’s dish from a stuffed Atlassi menu. The green mountainous scenery will shift to a warmer one as we arrive to the gate of the Sahara and the great Oasis of Taffilalet. We will stop in Erfoud for a short break to see the diverse cultural heritage this region has. Then we will head to Merzouga as our last stop in the desert. Upon our arrival, a camel man will welcome us with a pot of mint tea as his grandfathers used to do. Then he will give us on the back of his camel caravan following pathways to a nomad camp. In this camp, we will enjoy nomadic mythical dances and sleep under the Milky Way and the Poles Stars.
Early in the morning, our camel man will try to wake us up. He will make sure not to miss the beautiful rise of the Sahara sun. This variegated show is fascinating. It gives a feeling of transcendence over time and space. It prove that the never-ending beauty of the Sahara is eternal. After breakfast, we will start our adventure to explore the area around Merzouga. The people living in this region had developed a sense of time and space different from that of big cities. For them, home is a vast place, not walled or limited by personal property. Water is a communal property where everyone gets to use. We will visit a Nomad family. They will show us a glimpse of their lifestyle and explain the hardships as well the tranquillity they enjoy in the Sahara. Our adventure will also take us to a nomad wire house to discover the mining history that this region had in the beginning of the 20th century. On the afternoon, we will have time to rest and have lunch before riding our camels through the Erg Chebbi to see the beauty of the sunset. Overnight in our Hotel.
Early in the morning, our camel man will try to wake us up. He will make sure not to miss the beautiful rise of the Sahara sun. This variegated show is fascinating. It gives a feeling of transcendence over time and space. It prove that the never-ending beauty of the Sahara is eternal. After breakfast, we will head back to Fez following the path of the medieval caravans as well as the armies resurrected from the sands of the Sahara to unite Morocco with the European continent. Along the way to Fez, will pass by Ifrane, a beautiful mountain city. It is referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. Here we will also stop at the cedar forest in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. This journey will give us a nice opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains.