Off the beaten track desert trip - 4 Days

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4 days off the beaten track Sahara desert tour

Overview

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Tour Highlights:

DAY 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura Oases – Roses Velley – Dades Valley
DAY 2: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Ramlia Village
DAY 3: Ramlia Village – Khamlia Gnaoua – Merzouga – Camel Trek into Erg Chebbi dunes & night in fire-camp
DAY 4: Merzouga – Erfoud – Ziz Oasis – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

Trip Map:

Trip Highlights

  • Marrakech
  • Jemaa el-Fna: Local market stalls & street performers
  • High Atlas Mountains
  • Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Cinema Museum: Museum tracing the development of cinema
  • Kasbah of Tifoultoute: Restaurant in a hilltop 17th-c. citadel
  • Ouarzazate
  • Taourirt Kasbah: Historic kasbah with fine architecture
  • Skoura Oases and Kasbah Amridil
  • Roses Valley (El Kelaa M'gouna)
  • Dades valley
  • Todgha Gorge
  • The authentic Rissani souk
  • Off road drive into the Sahara desert to visit some remote villages
  • Camel trekking and overnight in desert fire camp
  • Erg Chebbi golden dunes
  • Merzouga village
  • Erfoud
  • Ziz Canyon and valley
  • Midelt
  • Cèdre Gouraud Forest: Forest, macaques, and hiking
  • Ifran known as the Switzerland of Morocco
  • Fes

Itinerary

Day 1
Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura Oases - Roses Velley - Dades Valley

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Cross the majestic Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest mountain pass in North Africa, and pass through stone Berber villages typical of the northern Atlas slopes.
Explore Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village that has received UNESCO World Heritage status, famously the backdrop for such films as “Lawrence of Arabia”.
Discover Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood of Morocco”, whose film studios have produced blockbusters including “Gladiator”, “The Living Daylights”, and “Alexander the Great”.
Spend the night among the red and orange cliff-faces and kasbahs of the Dades Valley.

Day 2
Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Ramlia Village

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Wander through the narrow walkways and among the sheer 160 meter tall rock walls of the Todra Gorge, known as the “Grand Canyon of Morocco”.
Visit the isolated Berber village of Ramlia, meet the local people, and visit the Ramlia Children’s Literacy Fund, a local education initiative.
Spend the night in Ramlia in a small Berber guesthouse among the local people.

Day 3
Ramlia Village - Gnaoua village - Merzouga - Camel Trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes

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Visit Khamlia Village, the origin of Gnawa music, populated by the descendants of ex-slaves that made their way to Morocco from Senegal.
Arrive in the desert village of Merzouga before mounting camels and riding them into the pink dunes of the Erg Chebbi.
Spend the night at a Berber camp in the middle of the dunes while enjoying Moroccan cuisine, traditional music, and a night sky like you’ve never seen it before.

Day 4
Merzouga – Erfoud – Ziz Oasis – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

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See the golden sunrise over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.
Try sandboarding down some of the tallest dunes in the Sahara.
Journey through the millions of palm trees of the Ziz Oasis and its fortified villages and ruined kasbahs.
Get an unforgettable view of the High Atlas Mountains from the highland town of Midelt.
Visit the remarkably European-styled Alpine village of Ifrane in the heart of the Middle Atlas range.
Arrive in Fes, the cultural heart of Morocco, and step into a time-capsule as you explore the Fes el Bali – an enormous market area which is the world’s largest car-free urban area.

Inclusions

  • Transportation / Fuel / Driver : 4 days Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle(s), mini bus or motor-coach.
  • Guidance: Services of a qualified fluent multi-language guide.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing including guidance.
  • 2 nights Accommodation in well recommended hotel / Kasbah / Riad (HB)
  • One night in a Traditional Berber Tents (HB).
  • Camel Ride (Camel per each individual)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Drinks and personal items
  • Entrance fees

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Off the beaten track desert trip
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200 Per Child
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Trip Facts

  • Marrakech
  • Fes
  • 1 to 6 Pax
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 nights
  • 3 Dinners & 3 Breakfasts