DAY ONE: MARRAKECH TO Skoura
8.00am: You will be collected from your accommodation early this morning for our journey to Skoura.
Our first stop is at a village in the Atlas Mountains in a small cafee at 1400 meters to enjoy the views as we ll be starting to gain altitude.
After this brief stop we continue on through the High Atlas Mountains to cross the Tichka Pass at an altitude of 2260 metres with its magnificent views over the Souss plain.we will then leave the national road to a small one throughout the Mountains heading to Kasbah Telout for a visit which is one of Morocco’s hidden jewels with is crumbling exterior and splendid interior. Located along the former route of the caravans in Morocco’s High Atlas, it lies at an elevation of 1,800 meters and offers magnificent views over the Berber village of Telouet and the surrounding Mountains. From here we continue on a scenic drive through the majestic Ounila Valley. The Ounila Valley is full of geologic history & gives insight into what flora, fauna and fossils existed in Morocco centuries ago. We arrive at the fortified village of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou around 1.00pm for lunch and a visit of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site.
The drive will continu then through Ouarzazat city known as the second Hollywood for the number of movies filmed into its Studios ; and will be finishing into Skoura Oasis also called the Palmery of 100 Kasbahs
DAY TWO: SKOURA TO MERZOUGA VIA TINEGHIR & ERFOUD
After an early breakfast this morning, we depart at 8.00am for a visit of the magnificent Todgha Gorge. This is among the most dramatic sights in Morocco.
We start the drive through Valleys to visit and explore the city of roses called Kelaa Des Mgouna. Known locally for its rose petals (which inadvertently decorate the roadside) and outstanding pise (mud-brick) buildings we would recommend a stop here on any route around the south
Our next stop is at the city of Tineghir at the center of one of the most beautiful oases of southern Morocco. This lush palm covers about 30 miles on 500 to 1500 m wide tracts along the Wadi Todgha.
We continue our drive through the Valleys to Erfoud an oasis town known as the “Gate of Sahara Desert” for lunch which could be decided earlier at any time on request as we need to cover a 360 km to reach the sand dunes one hour before sun set at least.
After lunch we continue to Merzouga where you will board a camel and trek through sand dunes 15m high, 5km wide and 45km long while watching the brilliant sunset ….. what an experience!!!!.
We then head back to the bivouac (desert Camp) for dinner and your overnight stay
DAY 3: MERZOUGA TO FEZ VIA MIDELT,AZROU & IFRAN
An early start today with a Sunrise camel ride before enjoying breakfast.
We depart the Desert Camp at 8.00 am and drive through the beautiful scenery of desert, valleys and oasis along Ziz valley which begins from Erfoud, pass by Errachidiya city and ends at the Rish Hot Springs,the breathtaking views of the Mid Atlas Mountains are just to begin when you reach the Apple city Midelt.
We will continu for Azrou City or Rock City for a special Lunch made from farmed Truites.
We then go for a short drive to Ifran known also as Switzerland of Morocco because of its pointed building roof top and spotless clean streets possibly for a coffe brake.
We will be arriving into Fez in one hour drive and dropped off into your Riad or Hotel.
3 Day/ 2 Night Desert Safari to Fez
– Private experienced and knowledgeable Driver
– Luxury Air-conditioned vehicl
– Entrance fees as indicated
– Sunset Camel Trek
– Sunrise Camel Trek
– Overnight accommodation in a quality guest house in Skoura
– Overnight accommodation in a traditional style Desert Camp in Merzouga.
– Covered Distance : 1150 Km
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