Day 1 : Fes – Midelt – Merzouga
Today we have a full travel day through the diverse landscapes that make Morocco so unique. Pass through the cedar and pine forests, keeping an eye out for Barbary apes. Pass over the Middle Atlas Mountains through the pre-desert countryside with its deep gorges filled with splendid oasis of green palm groves, finally arriving at the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. We spend the night in a desert auberge ( hotel), located right on the edge of the dunes. Here we will have dinner local-style and spend the night. Overnight in Merzouga.
Day 2 : Merzouga Desert
Today we explore Merzouga desert and the guided tour includes visit of Khamlia village ,famous for desert music Gnawa. We may visit museum of cars , local museum in Hassi Labiad. During this day we may rent quad (buggies) to explore desert in adventure way. Later today we meet Nomad people living in Sahara desert. We will sleep in Merzouga desert camp , in desert tent.
Day 3 : Merzouga – Ouarzazate
Departure to Ouarzazate via Rissani, origin of the Alawi dinasty, the souk and numerous kasbah. Then we will follow the road to the village of ALNIF for lunch. Then continue through the beautiful valley of the Draa. In the evening arrival to Ouarzazate, where we enjoy a delicious dinner and have a rest.
Day 4 : Ouarzazate – Air Ben Haddou – Marrakech
Before coming back to Marrakech, we will visit the old Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where many famous hollywood movies such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia … etc.. have been filmed. We will return to Marrakech through the High Atlas.