Medina, Mountains And Dunes

Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Discover two of the most exciting cities in Morocco and experience the unforgettable Sahara Desert on this fabulous tour of must-see places.

From the winding maze like medina of ancient Fes to the vibrant souks and carnivalesque Jemma El Fna of Marrakech, this tour journeys through the incredible landscape in-between characterised by the commanding Atlas Mountains, towering gorges, ancient kasbahs and of course the mesmerising Sahara Desert.

The climax of this tour is sure to be disappearing into the seemingly eternal dunes on camel back and sleeping under the infinite starry sky of the desert but the journey is just as captivating and showcases the unique diversity of Morocco.

Highlights


Fes, Atlas Mountains, Tizi n’Tichka Pass, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Skoura, Kelaat M'Gouna (Roses Valley), Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge, Erfoud, Merzouga, Errachidia, Monkeys Road, Ifrane and Midelt

Included: Knowledgeable and experienced English-speaking driver, all fuel and road tolls, private air-conditioned vehicle, collect from accommodation and transfer to Fes, 2 nights in Fes, full day guided tour of Fez, 1 night Bivouac tent in desert camp, camel trek, 1 night Dades Valley, 2 nights in Marrakech, full day Marrakech city tour, 5 dinners and 6 breakfasts, hand-picked accommodation to suit all budgets.

Itinerary


This journey is fully customisable and can be tailored to your individual preferences and travel style .


Day 1: Transfer to Fes

Collect and transfer to Fes, the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco, check-in accommodation, dinner and free time to relax. Overnight in Fes


Day 2- Fez

Full day guided city tour of ancient Fes, it’s huge medieval medina and must-see places. Evening of traditional music and dinner Overnight in Fes

Day 3: Fes – Merzouga, Sahara Desert via Ifrane, Monkeys Road, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Errachidia

Leaving Fes behind you will drive towards Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) and Azrou through unique landscapes of cedar and pine forests and a regional home to Barbary Monkeys then on to the gorges and palm oases of Ziz Valley before arriving in Merzouga. After a welcome Moroccan tea it will be time to start the journey on camel back through the sands of Erg Chebbi and watch the sun set over the dunes. Returning to camp, the evening will be set to a backdrop of sand and stars with traditional dinner and music next to an open fire.

Overnight in Bivouac Tent in desert

Day 4: Merzouga – Dades Valley via Erfoud- Todra Gorge

Waking up early for sunrise over the dunes you can enjoy breakfast before returning to your driver on camel back. Continuing the journey through lush valleys and on to the Todra and Dades Gorges (towering rock formations of over 1000ft) passing Arfoud and Tinejdad, stopping to take a walk or paddle in the river before arriving at your accommodation.

Evening in traditional guesthouse with dinner

Overnight in Dades Valley

Day 5: Dades Valley- Kelaat M'Gouna (Rose Valley)- Skoura- Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou- Tizi n’Tichka Pass- Marrakech

Destination Marrakech but lots to see on the way!

Drive through Kelaat M'Gouna (Rose Valley) and Skoura, a magnificent palm lined oasis on to Ouarzazate (option to visit the Atlas Film Studio and the Kasbah) and the iconic Ait Benhaddou whose World Heritage site kasbah has featured in many famous movies. You will then take the high road over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, Morocco’s highest pass at 2,260 metres and on to your destination of Marrakech.

Dinner in traditional Riad and evening to relax

Overnight in Marrakech

Day 6: Marrakech

Explore the vibrant and intoxicating Red City in a full day Marrakech City Tour including the city’s main places of interest and a guided walk of the medina through the souks with their thrilling colours and scents.

Dinner at the iconic food stalls in Jemma El square

Overnight in Marrakech


Day 7: Marrakech

Breakfast

Transfer to departure airport if needed.