3 Day Trips Fes To Erg Chebbi

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Merzouga is a small town located in the desert of the Moroccan Sahara, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a group of sand dunes 5 km wide and 50 km up to 350m high. The area is highly prized by visitors wishing to enjoy safaris in the dunes on camels’ back, and get a taste of the unique lifestyle of the nomadic Berber tribes.

What to Expect

Day 1
We are going to leave Fes at 7:30 AM and head to another part of Morocco, the South East. Crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains .We stop for a short break in Ifran or the small Switzerland where is the first ski resort in Morocco. We will be surrounded by amazing sceneries and landscapes of mountains and plains. A special species of native monkeys living in credar woods, over 30 members in one family called Maggot monkeys near Azrou. We will have lunch break in Midelt, it celebrates the festival of apples every years. There is a big contrast of landscapes especially when we drive through Ziz valley to get us to Arfoud ,the gate of the sahara, to Merzouga. You will enjoy the sunset on the way to the berber camp on the camel back in Erg chebbi. A fascinating reddish dunes up 150 m high. Overnight berber camp.


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Day 2
Merzouga – Dades Valley
After your breakfast we leave the sahara and head towards the old underground system of irrigation that is still used in the oasis of Eljerf to save as much as possible of water from vaporization .A break on the way in Tinjidad .We will have lunch in valley of Toudra. It is considered as one of the oldest valley in Morocco for caravan trading and where the first Moroccan money was made out of silver.A beautiful valley of 15 km of date palms ends up with a spectacular Gorges, mainly used for rock climbing and where local picnic in summer days. We embark on Dades valley which has an astonishing rock formation made by million years of erosion. We spend the night in a nice local hotel by the river of Dades and surrounded by high mountains. Overnight in Dades Valley.


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Day 3
Dades valley – Marrakech
Last day We will carry on to valley of roses, the only place in Morocco where we harvest Damascus rose of which we extract some products like rose water and rose oil best for skin treatment and anti-wrinkles. We drive  through ,Skoura ,an old oasis of thousands palm groves and ancient Kasbahs berber forts. Then, we head to Ait Ben Haddou village we will go for a walk to visit this ancient village. An old village where a list of movie credits were made starting with the first movies “Lawrence of Arabia”, ”Jesus of Nazareth”, ”Gladiator” and the list is still going. It is also listed in UNISCO as a site of world heritage and national culture in 1987. We cross the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka(2260 m alt) . A spectacular windy road to Marrakech. End of tour.


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