Our 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.
We will wake up early to see the sun rise over the spectacular Merzouga dunes.. 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 appreciate 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 proves that the never-ending beauty of the Sahara is eternal. After breakfast, we will head towards the fascinating cliffs of Todgha. Along the way to these mesmerising formations, we will notice Nomad villages scattering around in the feet of the Atlas Mountains and around the Oasis and Water sources. They lay there comfortably with their minarets standing stout resisting the desert harsh conditions and looking over them in a Father-like posture. Upon our arrival to Todgha Gorges, we will notice their breath-taking height. After lunch in the middle of these cliffs, we will drive through the Dades Valley, where we will see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Then, we will surrender to the beauty of the Kasbahs. Overnight we will be in a hotel overlooking these eternal Castles.
After having a traditional breakfast, we will head to the mystical city of Marrakesh. Our first stop will be in Kalaat M’gouna, “the rose city”, to purchase some rosewater. The people in the region use it to make their linen smell good. Next, we will have a short break in the charming city of Ouarzazate. You will appreciate its beautiful downtown Kasbahs. These castles inspired Jimmy Hendrix during his trip to Morocco in the 60s; he wrote, “Castle Made of Sand”. We will stop at Kalaa M’gouna in the Roses Valley to purchase the rosewater and admire the heavenly like atmosphere in the regionThen we will proceed from the fascinating sand castle to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. These castles inspired Jimmy Hendrix during his trip to Morocco in the 60s; he wrote, “Castle Made of Sand”. Overnight will be in a cozy Hotel in Ouarzazate.
Fez to Marrakech 5 days desert tour In the morning, we will have warm mint tea for breakfast, and then we will proceed our journey to the mystical city of Marrakesh. We will stop in the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the biggest Kasbah in Morocco. Et Hami El Glaoui, the founder of this Kasbah, was one of the last Berber rulers during the 19th century. During his time, he was one of the strongest men in the Kingdom. His fame was overseas. His guests were V.I.Ps from all over the world. George Orwell was one of his regular visitors. He used to host them in this Kasbah. It is now a house of many Glaoui people. Our last stop will be in Marrakesh where will have a sight on the famous square of Jamai’ ElFna. This square is a folk gathering of locals and natives seeking spicy street food and entertainment. Overnight will be in a cosy Riad/ Hotel