fes & desert / 4 nights, 5 days

Day 1 : Marrakech

Following breakfast, you will have a full day tour of Marrakech including a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city ramparts and lunch. You will visit the Koutoubia Minaret, the Majorelle Gardens, the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewelry, kaftans, leatherwork, carpets, chests and doors. Spend the night in a Riad.

Day 2 : Marrakech – Telouet – Ouarzazate

After breakfast you will head out towards the High Atlas Mountains, visiting Telouet Kasbah. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit with the local people and wonderful places they reside, and enjoy lunch at a mountainside restaurant. Thereafter, continue to the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou going through many tiny villages and the river of Telout. Spend the night in Ouarzazate.

Day 3: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Kelaa Mgouna – Rose valley – Dades Gorges – Boumalne – Tinghir – Toudra Gorges

Depart from the hotel after breakfast and travel to Todra Gorges, visiting the cinematographic Atlas Studios. Travel to the beautiful oasis of Skoura with the exotic Kasbah Amerhidil then on to El Kelaâ M’Gouna, and have lunch in the Valley of Roses. You will drive through the beautiful route Mil Kasbah which accessible by 4×4 passing small Berber villages such as the amazing village of Boutgrar, and other nomad Berbers living in caves. You will continue further through Dadès Valley and Gorges. Stay the evening in a Berber guest house Kasbah.

Day 4: Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga

Today, after breakfast you will explore the amazing Todra Gorges then travel to Tinghir where you can walk amongst the beautiful oasis palm trees. Erfoud is your next destination where you will see a traditional cutting workshop then to the small city of Rissani for lunch. After lunch you will continue to Merzouga where you will camel trek into the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes. You will spend the evening in a bivouac (camp), enjoy a Moroccan dinner, and sleep in traditional Nomad camel hair tent.

Day 5 : Merzouga – Erfoud – Errachidia – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

Wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert and enjoy breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and visit the Black Gnawa village that is known for their spiritual music. You will continue your journey towards the Midelt via Erfoud, Ziz Valley, and Errachidia, before traveling to Fes via the Middle Atlas Mountains, and Azrou. You will have the opportunity to wander about through the largest forest of cedar trees in the region that is inhabited by monkeys. Later on you will visit the Famous Museum of Dar el Batha and the panoramic Kasbah, and stay the evening in a Riad in Fes.