Visit the most charming landscapes of Morocco on this private tour to the world’s greatest desert. From the green peaks of the Middle Atlas Mountains, lush valleys of cedar forests, through multi-colored canyons and red rocky deserts to the majestic dunes of the great Sahara.
Relax and unwind travelling through the most iconic places, following ancient caravan routes, indigenous nomadic trails, and major historical locations listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This unique trip is packed with breathtaking viewing spots, charming landscapes, locally made food, and a chance to connect with local communities and their daily lives.
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∴ Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Fes, 7am. The first part of the journey will take you through the green peaks of the Middle Atlas Mountains and their charming cedar forests. The first stop will be in the mountain town of Ifran known as Switzerland of Morocco. This famous winter ski resort offers beautiful views of the mountain valleys and local villages.
∴ The journey continues through the astonishing views of the mountains, with a distinctive smell of cedar woods around. The area of Middle Atlas is also home to its native apes, local Barbary monkeys which you will have a chance to see from a closeup.
∴ Your lunch spot will be in the charming town of Azrou. Discover the mountain village with its famous Berber market centre deep in the Middle Atlas. Visit the famous Ennour mosque, beautifully finished with local cedar woods. After visiting the town we will head south-east through the lush green meadows and Middle Atlas peaks.
∴ In the early evening, arrive in the town of Midelt, our resting spot for the night. Midelt is located in between the Middle and the High Atlas Mountains, and its landscape offers breathtaking views, especially of the eastern High Atlas. Enjoy locally made dinner and a night in a beautiful riad in the peaceful surroundings.
∴ After locally made breakfast, head further south along the Ziz River, where landscape starts to change to rocky deserts and lush palm oases. Ziz area is an astonishing valley stretching from the south of Middle Atlas Mountains, covered with palm trees between the gorges which date to the Jurrasic period. Travel through the southern valley of the river Ziz and the oases of Tafilalt before reaching the golden dunes of the Sahara in the town of Merzouga.
∴ The adventure continues after arriving at the hotel in the Sahara where you will prepare for a camel trek to view the Saharan sunset. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the desert and chase the light and colour of the sand when climbing dunes. Guided by the local camel herders you will ride through the majestic dunes of the Great Sahara.
∴ Before spending a night in traditional nomads tents you will be served a delicious dinner followed by live Berber music around the campfire under the starry desert skies.
∴ In the early hours of the morning, your day will start with a camel ride to witness the sun rising over the great Sahara. After locally made breakfast, the journey back to Fes will continue through the astonishing landscape along the way. You will be stopping at various points to truly immerse in the beautiful surroundings of palm oases, green valleys and fertile lands until we reach Sefrou Valley.
∴ Sefrou is a Berber town located on the edge of the Middle Atlas. With its old Medina, listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is known for its ancient inns used by caravans. Sefrou is also known for its historical Jewish population and annual cherry festival.
∴ Locally made lunch will be prepared in the ancient town of Sefrou and its old Medina. Your journey to Fes then continues through a diverse landscape of the beautiful Middle Atlas Mountains.
∴ Estimated arrival time in Fes, 8pm.
Your Accommodation in Fes
• 3 x Lunch
• Local Official Guide in Azrou town
• Camel ride
• 2 x Dinner
• 2 x Accommodation (Traditional Riad & Eco-Luxury Desert tent)
• 2 x Breakfast
• Entries & Admissions
• Staff Gratitudes
• Personal Expenses
Q1.What Should I Wear In a Desert Climate?
The Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest regions of the world. Average summer temperatures range from over 35°C (95 °F) to 14°C (57°F) in winter months. Daily variations of temperature may also be extreme. The temperature also varies greatly depending on the location of the desert. Comfortable outdoor footwear and outerwear that you can layer are recommended. We advise our travellers to use eco-friendly sunscreen, a hat, and a scarf for body protection. Traditional Berber tents located in the desert are equipped with warm blankets and comfortable beds for chilly desertic nights.
Q2.Is it possible to end the tour in Marrakech?
We do offer 3 days Sahara Tours starting from Marrakech, as well as the option of starting in Fes and finishing a tour in Marrakech. Contact us for more details.
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