We will meet you at your riad or hotel at 8.00 or 8.30 a.m., depart Marrakech and transport over the High Atlas mountains Tizi nTichka pass.
We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and break for coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
We will spend the afternoon visiting World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
This village of clustered Berber Kasbahs has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond.
We’ll pass through to Ouarzazate, and the Valley of the Rose, famous for soft Persian rose oil. You will pass through many Berber villages and see barren hillsides clustered with kasbahs. Arrive Dades gorge, night in hotel
After breakfast we have a short drive to walk through a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains. Todra Gorge sheer rock walls rises to 300 m in its narrowest part.
Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear on the horizon. Our mid-afternoon destination is the auberge near Merzouga, where you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac camp.
You will wake up early to see the beautiful sunrise over the dunes and for sand climbs.
Have your breakfast and shower before driving to Fez via Ziz Gorges and Tafilalet palm trees, Azrou cedar forest and Ifrane.
In the evening we will arrive in Fes around 17:00 or 18:00 hrs. We will drop you off at your hotel.