Itinerary ( 4 Days Fez Desert Tour )
Day 1: Fez- Ifran- Azrou- Medelt- Ziz Valley- Erg Chebbi Dunes:
We begin our day with breakfast and then depart for Ifran, known as the Switzerland of Morocco. We continue our drive, winding through the Middle Atlas Mountains to arrive at the Cedar Forest, home of the Macaque monkeys. You can take pictures and feed these friendly monkeys before we get back on the road, driving through the beautiful mountain landscapes until we arrive in Medelt for lunch. We continue along the Ziz Valley, a long, beautiful valley, surrounded by palm trees, passing Berbere villages, to finally arrive at your hotel in Erg Chebbi, the largest sand dune in the Sahara.
Day 2: Hassi Labyad-Merzouga-Khamlia-Tamradanite:
Today, we have an exciting adventure, driving across the dunes, very close to the Algerian-Morocco border. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Berbere families living in tents and you’ll have the chance to meet them and to learn about their culture. We visit the small Berbere villages of Tamrdanite and M’fis, to see a still functioning mineral mine. Continuing our trip, we will reach Khamlia, a remote village, home for merely 32 families. Khamlia is famous for Gnawa music, which is played on ancient instruments, giving you a chance to see (and hear) yet another aspect of Moroccan culture, that of the Khamlia people. For lunch, we dine in a local restaurant known around the world for its delicious Berbere pizza. We continue to your hotel to prepare for an amazing camel ride toward the desert camp, stopping to revel in the desert sunset. Overnight, you will stay in the desert camp, enjoying dinner and local music, before retiring in a unique Nomad tent or under the starry skies. (your choice, of course!)
Day 3: Erg Chebbi -Rissani- Erfoud – Erg Chebbi:
Early this morning, the camel man will wake you so you have the chance to watch the sunrise. Then, back to camp for breakfast and get ready for the rest of the day.
Later, we drive to Rissani, the oldest imperial city in a valley surrounded by palm trees. we’ll visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the great grandfather of Moulay Cherif, who founded the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, you get to visit the unique Souk where you can find all what you need, silver, carpet, craft ….. Next, to Erfoud for lunch .Erfoud is known for its fossils. Every year, this town holds a Festival of Dates (palm dates), at the beginning of October, which lasts three days. You have the opportunity to Visit the marble industry to learn about fossils. Later on, we drive you to your hotel in The desert to catch the sunset .overnight, dinner bed and breakfast included.
Day 4 : Erg Chebbi – Errachidia – Medelt – Ifran – Fez .
Today we drive back to Fez,we will drive through Errachidia. We will have few stops in the beautiful Ziz Valley for pictures. Lunch in Medelt then to Ifran for a break and coffee then to your hotel in Fez.