Early in a blue-skied morning and at an already appointed time, we will start our journey to uncover the beauties of southern Morocco. This trip will take us to the fascinating Sahara desert through mesmerising natural sceneries. Starting in Marrakesh, our destination today is Ouarzazate. Our scenic route marks our road-trip with colourful landscapes and tidy Berber Villages. Our first stop will be in Ait-Ben Haddou, the largest Kasbah in Morocco, for Lunch. Et Hami El Glaoui, the founder of this Kasbah, was one of the last Berber chieftains during the 19th century. The menu is stuffed with diverse options of dishes. Then we will head south towards the Dades Valley through the oasis of Skoura. Then we will carry on to our Riad/Hotel at Ait Ben Haddou where we will spend the night. For better comfort and flexibility purposes, this trip offers recommendations of Hotels and Riads to spend the night. They are different in terms of theme and position in the oasis.
After breakfast and at an already appointed time, we will proceed our journey toward Merzouga. This road is known as the path of 1000 Kasbahs. Colourful and tidy Berber (Amazigh) Villages surround them. We will arrive to Tinghir after a 45 kms drive. This village is fascinating by its surrounding palm groves enclosing an ancient Jewish quarter. Our trip includes Todra Gorges. We will have a break in a 300m high canyon. The fascinating view is mesmerising in down the cliff of these canyons. Then we will head south to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara Desert of Merzouga. On our way to Merzouga, we will have lunch in Erfoud. Proceeding to the Deep South, we will dive deeper in the oasis enjoying fascinating views of the biggest oasis in North Africa. Upon our arrival to Merzouga, our camel man will serve some refreshing nomad tea with mint. After taking some rest, the blue camel man will carry us through invisible pathways to a nomad desert camp. We will enjoy a surreal experience of the sunset shadowing the blue sky with bright pink. We will spend the night in a nomad desert camp around a fire enjoying a nomad calming music under the Milky Way and the Poles Stars.
Early in the morning, our camel man will wake us up to not miss the beautiful sunrise in the dunes. Once we arrive to our hotel we will be served a traditional nomadic breakfast. Then, we will start our explorative journey of the area, visiting the ‘Village of the Blacks’ to experience their music. These people live in a subculture liFeztyle in all over Morocco especially the south. Yasmina Lake is not far away with its migrated bird populations, including flamingos. After that, we will visit the nomad wire house. In the afternoon. Then, we will spend another night under the stars or in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served under the amazing clear sky of the desert where we will spend the night.
At an already appointed time early in the morning, we will experience a fascinating view of a desert sunrise. Then we will camel trek back to take breakfast in our Riad in Merzouga. Then we will take the same route back to Fez. Before arriving in Fez, we will travel via Ifrane, a beautiful mountain city that is referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. Here we will also stop at the cedar forest on the middle Atlas Mountains. During this journey, we will experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Our last stop will be in Fez to be amazed by its labyrinthine streets..