Atlas Trek Adventure
DAY 1 : TRAVEL FROM FES TO DESERT
Merzouga is our destination after leaving Fez. During our journey, we will travel through. It is also nicknamed Switzerland of Morocco for its beauty, green spaces and parks, and evironement. It was built in 1930 by the french occupation. Stopping to visit Cedar Forest is also included. It is the largest wood-land in the entire Morocco. We will proceed with our day by driving through the beautiful landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains. In Midelt, we will take a break to have lunch. The journey continues through Ziz oasis and villages before we reach Merzouga in the afternoon. You will have dinner and spend the overnight at a traditional Kasbah at the sand dunes’ foot.
DAY 2 : MERZOUGA EXCURSION AND CAMEL RIDE TO CAMP
You will have breakfast at your accommodation before you head to explore the area. You will visit the village of Khamlia where you will observe the lifestyle and listen to the unique Gnawa music. Later on, you will head to Rissani. It is an Alouite dynasty. In this town, you will have the chance to see historical Kasbah, the large Souks (traditional markets), and try a Berber Pizza for lunch. When we finish visiting Rissani, we will drive back to Merzouga. After having a break enjoying a Saharan mint tea, you will start a camel excursion. You will ride camels guided, by an experienced man, to camp in the middle of the desert. On your way, you will enjoy the beautiful sunset over the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. It take one hour riding camels to reach the camping place. You will spend the night in a nomad tent where dinner will be served. Under the endless stars, you will have the opportunity to listen to the Saharan drums being played around the campfire.
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODGHA GORGE – DADES VALLEY
In the morning, you will enjoy watching sunrise over the wonderful sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will ride camels back to Merzouga after that. You will take a refreshing shower before we continue the journey to Ouarzazate. On the way, we will travel through the amzing Road of Thousand Kasbahs alongside the sandcastles. Ouarzazate is nicknamed Hollywood of Africa. Many Hollywood movies have been shot in Ouarzazate such as The Last Temptation of Christ. We will take a break for having lunch and walk in Todgha Gorges before we continue our journey Dades Valley where you will have dinner and spend the overnight.
DAY 4 : DADES VALLEY- ROSES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE- AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH
We will have breakfast before we drive to visit Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Movie Studios in Ouarzazate. After that, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This amazing fortress Kasbah has been a location where many movies were filmed including Gladiator and part of the TV seies Games of Thrones. Traveling through the famous pass of Tizi N’Tichka, we will make our way to Marrakech. During your journey, you will admire the beautiful landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at Marrakech.
DAY 5 : GUDIED EXCURSION IN MARRAKECH
The day number five of the tour is devoted to explore Marrakech’s sightseeing and historical sites. Your visit includes Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombes, and Bahia Palace. Late in the afternoon, you will enjoy visiting and walking through the Souks (traditional markets) of Marrakech before heading to the famous and large sauare of Djemaa El Fnaa. Vsiting Lajorelle Gardens, Ben Youssef Madrassa, and Menara Gardens is also included.
Overnight in Marrakech.