You will cross the High Atlas Mountains to explore the beautiful south of Morocco and learn about the Berber culture, their hospitality and their lifestyle; Visit a Berber nomad family that lives in caves. 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 the Moroccan little Switzerland towards Fes city.
You will be picked up by your English speaking driver from your accommodation in Marrakech and drive you crossing the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi n’Tichka pass 2260m, one of the most beautiful roads of Morocco. at the top of the pass you will drive along the Asif Ounila Valley; to visit the beautiful Kasbah of Talouet Kasbah that was once served as a palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe and continue forwards to the fortified Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the birthplace of numerous films, including The Mummy, Gladiator, 7 Days in Tibet, Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander the Great, and Babel. You will have a nice walk around the Kasbah and spend the night in one of the hotels with the view to the old the fortified Kasbah.
Today you will drive to Ouarzazate city the gateway to the desert and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and the film studios. After then we take The Road of thousand Kasbahs passing by skoura, where we will visit the Amridil Kasbah and the small oasis of palm groves and olives. Not too far from here lies the Kalaat of M’Gouna (Rose valley), which is known for its roses that get blooming from April to May. Here we will take an off-road jeep track to visit a nomad family that live in caves, have a Berber mint tea with them and see how nomads make their living in the middle of nowhere. We will keep driving on the same track to reach our destination today, The Dades Gorges.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the Toudra gorges; here you will face one of the most impressive oases in the country, and sense a beautiful contrast of the landscapes. you are going to walk through the spectacular gorge where rocks towelling above 300m, while the passage is only 20m wide; famous for rock climbing. After the walk, you drive to the Merzouga which boasts the most beautiful and fabulous sand dunes (Erg Chebbi), 150 meters high. Before you set for the camel ride on your arrival to the hotel, you pack a small bag for the night in the camp, your luggage stays at the hotel and start your adventure on camelback and capture your magical sunset in the middle of the dunes and spend the night at nomadic tent.
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 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.