Deserts and Atlas – from 5 to 7 days from 120€/day

The desert is a very special rendez-vous for those whodon’t live here, and that goes beyond the change of scenery. Sinking into the dunes of Erg Chebbi is first of all worth contacting a fascinating natural and historical heritage of Morocco as well as a beautiful overview of the beauty of southern Morocco, and those who live there. Palm groves, gorges, parades, ksar and kasbahs punctuate your journey to the dunes of Merzouga, entrance of the Sahara Desert, where you will be invited to experience a camel caravan that leads you to your camp in the dunes, for a bivouac under the stars.

The paths of the Atlas and its Berber mountain villages are also a strong experience of discovering rural and traditional Morocco, in breathtaking landscapes when life clings to each of its monumental rock walls.

Places to see

Cities

Fès
Merzouga
Ait ben Haddou
Errachidia

Impressive Places

Merzouga Dunes
Erg Chegaga Dunes
Gorges of Todra
Palm grove of Skodra
Middle and High Atlas
Azrou cedar forests

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Merzouga Desert (by Fez)

– 6 days and 5 nights

After having welcomed you at the airport of Fez, transfer to a riad of charm: tea of ​​welcome and briefing, free quarter or stroll guided in the medina while waiting for the evening meal, then night on the spot, before taking the road of big dunes of Merzouga.

After a breakfast in Fez, we will take the road to the heights of the Middle Atlas. We will pass by the “little Switzerland” of Ifrane then the big cedar forest of Azrou where we will be able to see the monkeys in freedom, and where will be proposed the lunch near the lake in a very typical inn.

Then recovery of the road through the magnificent mountains of the Atlas and can appreciate the landscapes of Midelt to arrive at the Berber city of Errachidia, and ask us for the night in the spectacular Ksar Es-Souk, in the palm grove.

After taking the road and having a lunch break in the city-trading counter of Rissani (to taste in particular their famous Berber pizzas), the first dunes of Merzouga will be revealed, gateway to the Sahara and starting point for an unforgettable walk in the desert.

You will enjoy an hour and a half camel ride through the fascinating dunes of the Erg Chebbi, then admire the sunset from our nomad tent camp (where you will not miss anything), which will offer you an incredible and unique view, after a traditional dinner around the fire.

Quietly departure in the morning to enjoy the dunes, walk on foot (and photo shoot unavoidable), then we take the road with the visit of the famous fossil sites of the Sahara.

Lunch will be taken in Khamlia, a desert village where a community of Gnaoua musicians has been established for decades, whose cultural identity in sub-Saharan Africa has found in the nomadic Tuareg home a land of rest and relaxation, sharing of trans-Saharan trade in the history of Morocco.

Then we’ll take the road back to the village of Imilchil known for its famous “moussem”, the Berber festival of engagements. The sumptuous route will take the Todra Gorge, its canyons and the oases of Touroug and Tinejdad, before being welcomed for the night in Imilchil, “the Little Tibet” at 2,200 m altitude.

Departure to the “Red City” of the Middle Atlas, Khenifra, so named for the reddish color painted on the facades of the houses of the city, enjoying the spectacular spectacle of its high central plateau on the imperial road that serves the three cities of Meknes, Marrakech and Fez.

A privileged destination for ecological tourism, will be crossed an exceptional panorama of its great lakes and cedar forests, including the Ajdir Izayane forest, before arriving in Fez, for your last night in an authentic riad.

After a good night’s rest and a traditional breakfast, free time or guided stroll in the medina of Fez while waiting for your transfer to the airport.

CIRCUITDAYSNIGHTS
Merzouga Desert6 days5 nights 4* and bivouac

Price including half board or full board depending on the place

Period of organization :

From March to June, from September to December (maximum group of 10 people)

If you are interested in this “Merzouga” tour, please leave us your mail so that we can contact you

The Chegaga Desert (by Marrakech)

– 7 days and 6 nights

Reception at the airport of Marrakech and transfer to a charming riad: welcome tea and briefing, free area while waiting for the evening meal, then night on the spot, before your departure to Erg Chegaga.

Departure for the ascent of the highest pass of Morocco, the Tizi n’Tichka (2.264 m) for a grandiose panorama that unfolds to Mount Toubkal (4.167 m), highest point of the High Atlas. After a lunch in a typical restaurant, go to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou.

This Ksar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a spectacular hillside village made of earthen houses surrounded by walls, one of the finest examples of traditional southern Moroccan architecture.

Then, we’ll take the road towards Ouarzazate nicknamed “the Door of the desert” and the magnificent Kasbah of Taouirt, before spending the night in the palm grove of Skoura.

Visit of the kasbah and the palm grove of Skoura, before leaving for N’Kob, in Jbel Saghro, a village of stones and rammed earth, where ingenious irrigation systems allow the cultivation of wheat, barley , vegetables and fruit trees (almond trees, walnuts and some peach trees).

After a lunch taken in the oasis, direction Zagora, by a track along the wadi Draa crossing villages and oases, to reach this gate of the Sahara which reveals its splendor and its beauty, its mountains with reddish shapes and original colors, your ultimate stop before the huge desert dunes.

Departure in the morning to M’Hamid, “the end of the road”, where the bitumen stops and where begins the biggest desert, the Sahara, to progress on foot on the dunes of Erg Chegaga, undoubtedly the less visited sand dunes of Morocco, for your greater tranquility and scenery.

Camel ride and climbing of the highest dune to see the sunset, before a camp under the stars, with a tuareg tent bivouac where you will enjoy not missing anything (beds, sheets, bathroom, toilet) .

The discovery of the desert continues with the crossing of Lake Iriki which only has the name, before joining the village of adobe Foum-Zguid (760 m altitude), known for its huge oasis and its old kasbah , which offer a unique panorama.

Especially famous as a starting point for sightseeing tours of the Sahara, it is also a wonderful place for family excursions, or in love, to discover the great dunes of southern Morocco.

Back to the tuareg bivouac for a new night under the stars.

Back on Marrakech climbing in the other direction the Tizi N’Tichka and its breathtaking view of almost desert landscapes, the valley of the Wadi Tensift in the north, the Valley of Ounila in the south.

Step in Tazenakht, the Moroccan capital of the Berber carpet, made of sheep’s wool and the colors of authentic pigments admirable.

Last night in Marrakech.

Breakfast, then stroll in the medina of Marrakech while waiting for your transfer to the airport.

CIRCUITDAYSNIGHTS
Chegaga Desert7 Days6 nights 4* and bivouac

Price including half board or full board depending on the place

Period of organization :

From March to June, from September to December (maximum group of 10 people)

If you are interested in this “Chegaga” tour, please leave us your mail so that we can contact you

Middle and High Atlas (by Fez)

– 5 days and 4 nights

Reception at the airport of Fez, stroll in the medina and transfer to a charming riad: welcome tea and briefing, free area while waiting for the evening meal, then night on the spot, before your departure to the Atlas.

Head south on the first day to cross the Middle Atlas with a stop in Ifrane, the “little Switzerland” of Morocco, called because of the beauty of its mountains, its lakes, its temperate and humid climate, its architecture to the European and its famous ski resort.

Towards the road to the great lakes, a second stop will be in the great cedar forests of Azrou, and his intrepid little Barbary apes, preserved here in a natural and free environment, before heading back to our night for the Tamazigh village El Ksiba, nicknamed “the pearl of the Atlas” (its geographical location is very strategic, located exactly in the center of Morocco between the 4 imperial cities of Morocco).

The tour continues to the south to reach the Grand Atlas, with impressive panoramic views to reach the village of Imilchil (2.200 m altitude) and contemplate the beauty of nature at the foot of its magical lake, where is celebrated every year a famous “moussem”, great mountain souk extended a Night of Fiancés.

Breakfast at the lake of Imilchil then continue in the Atlas to reach the famous gorges of the Todra Valley, located in the Moroccan High Atlas, a spectacular natural spectacle that is part of the natural wonders of southern Morocco, trekking lands along the vast palm grove Tinghir that unfolds like a ribbon of greenery in the middle of desert areas, 20 kilometers in length and an average width of 1 to 2 kilometers.

After a nice walk in the Gorges will be taken the direction of Kasbah Taborihte, a unique site in the area where you will appreciate the garden, the pool and the large terrace for a truly gentle night.

After breakfast, cape is put on the High Atlas by its east flank, for a stop at Errachidia and its famous dates of the valley of Tafilalet, then Midelt, famous for its kilims (Berber carpets) and its fossils dating from the Precambrian, the night is organized in a beautiful Berber kasbah in front of the mount Ayachi (3.760 m).

Head North to enjoy a day of complete change of scenery, including a walk in the imperial city of Meknes known for its famous ramparts, gardens and museums, but especially its architecture that make it an essential discovery point of historical heritage from Morocco.

Then it will be time to cross the plain of Sais to join Fez, with the visit of the most beautiful medina of Morocco, especially its famous tanneries, and visit some of its most remarkable architectural places.

A sharing of fraternal tea will naturally be offered before your departure to the airport.

CIRCUITDAYSNIGHTS
Middle and High Atlas5 days4 nights 4*

Price including half board or full board depending on the place

Period of organization :

All year round (maximum group of 12 people)

If you are interested in this “Atlas” tour, leave us your mail so that we can contact you

Information about our services

On the basis of this tour, we can organize à la carte the trip of your choice according to your wishes and criteria, such as landscapes, benefits or duration.

Whatever your choice, we assure you the same quality of service and of course our support throughout your stay.

The price includes:
– accommodation in category A or A +, whether in Riad, Hotel (4 * or 5 *) and even in the services offered in bivouac;
– the half-board meal with proposals based on the main specialties of the cities or regions visited;
– vehicles and fuel
– the remuneration of the accompanying persons

Not included : the customer’s liability, or any miscellaneous purchases you choose to make.

Deserts and Atlas – from 5 to 7 days from 120€/day