You will cross the High Atlas Mountains to explore the beautiful south of Morocco and learn about the history and the Berber culture; their hospitality and their lifestyle also visit the most fabulous Sahara Desert of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), enjoy the camel ride for sunset in the Desert and drive through the beautiful palm groves oases. You will drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains range and Ifrane the Moroccan little Switzerland towards Fes city.
You will be picked up by our English speaking driver and guide from your accommodation in Marrakech and drive to crossing the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi n’Tichka pass 2260m, one of the most beautiful roads of Morocco. The driver will make some stops for nice panoramic pictures along the way and continue forwards to the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many films have been shot there including The Mummy, Gladiator, 7 Days in Tibet, Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander the Great, and Babel. After the visit of the Kasbah, we continue towards Ouarzazate The door of the desert by visiting Kasbah of Taourirt and the film studios. After Ouarzazate, we take The Road of 1000 Kasbahs by crossing skoura palm grove and KalaatM’Gouna (Rose valley), which is known for its roses from April to May the roses bloom. You end up your day in Dades gorge.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the Toudra gorges; where you will face one of the most impressive oases in the country, you are going to walk through the spectacular gorge where rocks towelling above 300m, while the passage is only 30m wide; famous for rock climbing. After the walk, you drive to the most beautiful and fabulous sand dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), 150 meters high. Upon arrival to the hotel, you pack a small bag for the night in the camp, your luggage stays at the hotel and starts your camel ride to capture magical sunset in the middle of the dunes and spend the night at camp with tents.
You will wake up early this morning to catch the spectacular sunrise at the top of the dunes before you ride the camels back to the hotel, where the breakfast and a deserved nice hot shower await. Depart towards the beautiful Ziz oasis and cross the most mysterious mountains and landscapes. You will have lunch in Midelt town, which links the High Atlas Mountains and the Middle Atlas range. You will also cross the biggest green cedar forest in Morocco; here you will have a picture stop for Barbary apes; before you continue on the way to Fes and Moroccan little Switzerland which is known for the lion sculpture and its European architecture style.
Mountains-Desert Tours is an expert travel company managed by official tour Guides originated from generous South-Eastern Morocco; this experienced small team provides an extremely full authentic travel experience of Morocco.