Desert Trek: let our guides take you around Morocco’s cities and landscape.
Visit 2 Imperial Cities, trek through the beautiful high sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, shop in the greatest souks of Morocco and visit Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This trek will show us the beauty of the Moroccan Sahara: Berber kasbahs, remote sand dunes, camels and beautiful gorges.
This trip is an excellent introduction to Morocco’s desert. The Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night, with the air being crisp, clean and clear, the stars being so close we can almost touch them and a silence that is deafening.
You’ll return home feeling that you’ve not only observed all of this Eastern culture at arm’s length but that you’ve been immersed up to your neck in it!
Day 1 : Fes
Upon arrival to the hotel, you will have the chance to spend the day exploring Fes.
Day 2 : Fes
In the morning we will take a tour of Fes with a local guide. Fes is one of the most exciting cities in the Islamic world. A visit to the medina of Fès leaves nobody unmoved. It is a labyrinth of endlessly winding alleys, up and down and roundabout, the busyness of the inhabitants, the braying of a donkey unwilling to pull a heavy cart, blind people asking for alms and the colours and smells of the market are all part of a single overwhelming impression. There are numerous Koranic schools and mosques in the ancient city.
Day 3 : Fes / Merzouga
After breakfast we will leave Fes and travel south via Ifran. We will drive through cedar forests and the Alas Mountains before passing through Midelt and Errachidia. We will arrive there around 4.00 pm and after a short break we will ride camels into the dunes, where we will spend the night in Berber tents. After seeing a beautiful sunset we will enjoy a fantastic dinner.
Day 4 : Merzouga / Dades
After viewing the most beautiful sunrise and having breakfast at the camp site we will trek back to the auberge. Today we drive from Merzouga to Dades. Before arriving at the hotel in Dades in the late afternoon we will visit Todra Gorge and Boulmane du Dades. Our overnight stay will be in Dades.
Day 5 : Dades / Ait Ben Haddou
Today our trekking adventure takes us from Dades to Ait Benhaddou. On the way, we will visit Kelaa Megouna, Skoura, valley of roses and Kasbah of Taourirte in Ouarzazate. In the afternoon we will have time to visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. We will stay overnight in Ait Ben Haddou.
Day 6 : Ait Ben Haddou / Marrakech
Today we’ll drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech via the beautiful Tichka Pass. We will spend the afternoon exploring Marrakech with a local guide. We will spend the night in Marrakech.
Day 7 : Marrakech
This is our last day.
On some occasions local weather conditions may require the trekking/desert route to be altered to ensure your safety.
If this itinerary does not match your thoughts, please contact us, all itineraries can be changed according to our guests preferences.
Prices are as follows :
2 to 4 people 485 euros per person
5 to 15 people 450 euros per person