Day 1: Fes to Merzouga – A Journey Through Middle Atlas Beauty
Embark on a captivating journey through the Middle Atlas Mountains, encountering charming towns, lush forests, and unique wildlife. Explore Ifrane, the “Moroccan Switzerland,” and the enchanting Cedar Forest in Azrou. Witness the wilderness of Berber villages like Zaid, Medilt, and Rich. Transition into Saharan landscapes in Errachidia and savor a scenic break at the magnificent Ziz Valley before reaching Merzouga for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Desert Discovery – Khamlia, Nomads, and Erg Chebbi Dunes
Delve into the desert’s heart with a 4WD exploration of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Explore captivating villages like Merdani, Khamlia, and Mifis. Marvel at the Merzouga Lake’s beauty (if it’s filled) and its vibrant birdlife. Immerse yourself in the rhythmic Gnaoua music of Khamlia. Ascend a small mountain for panoramic desert views. Discover mineral mines, visit nomadic families, and savor a picnic lunch. Conclude the day with a camel trek to camp, where you’ll enjoy a traditional dinner and live drumming music around a bonfire.
Day 3: Sunrise and Sahara Charms – Rissani, Erfoud, Tenghir, and Todra Gorges
Witness an unforgettable desert sunrise, followed by breakfast, a morning camel trek, and the journey to Rissani. Explore the bustling Rissani market, rooted in the rich history of the Alawite dynasty. Travel through desert villages to Tenghir, celebrated for its lush Oasis and canyons. Make stops for photography and walks before arriving at Todra Gorges, where you’ll spend time exploring before checking into your hotel.
Day 4: Return to Fes – Middle Atlas Adventures
Bid farewell to Todra Gorges as you embark on a scenic return journey to Fes. Traverse the adventurous roads of the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing through Rich and relishing the same stunning landscapes you encountered on your first day. Arrive back in Fes by day’s end, concluding your remarkable desert adventure.