Duration: 7 days
Maximum number of people: 15
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7 Days Morocco Desert Explorer
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7 Days Morocco Desert Explorer

Tour's Program

Discover the Moroccan Sahara desert on this fantastic tour from Marrakech to Fes. Explore the Red City, spend the night in the Gorges of the Sahara and sleep out in the open beneath a starry sky in Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand-dunes. Explore the city of Fes and visit Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss on a fantastic day tour. Highlights. Discover Marrakech on a city tour Enjoy stargazing in a Berber Campsite in Erg Chebbi Explore Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss.
After being pickedup at the airport, transfer to your Riad in Marrakech. Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore the vibrant "Red City". Overnight in Marrakech.
At the time you consider best, morning or afternoon, you will be pickedup from your Riad to start this fantastic half day walking tour where you will explore Marrakech city, a wonderful city teaming with life throughout the day. Although it is a great place to wander and get lost, you should take a tour with a knowledgeable local guide to discover its history, culture and stories.

During the tour, you will encounter Jamaa El Fnaa, the red city’s most famous square and the Koutobia largest mosque in Marrakech, the Koutobia Mosque. On this square, snake charmers, Gnawa musicians and acrobats entertain the people as they create a unique atmosphere. Visit Badii Palace, once a lavish, grand 16th century complex of buildings, today the whole complex lies in ruins. Enter through its gatehouse and view the remnant of this site, including its gardens, subterranean passages and the Koubba el Khamsin Iyya or “main hall”, and its fifty columns. Continue onto Bahia Palace, built in the 19th century, which was meant to be the greatest palace of its time together with its beautiful fruit and flower gardens. Experience the breathtaking Saadian Tombs, only recently discovered in 1917 and restored. Because of their beautiful decorations, the tombs are one of the major attractions in Marrakech. Continue onto the Souk, Morocco's most famous market, and be part of the daily hustle and bustle. Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs as you explore the souk and practice your bargaining skills. Visit Medersa Ben Youssef, once the largest the
ological college in North Africa, whose building has now been restored and reopened to the public as a historical site. Discover Mnebhi Palace, now home to Musée de Marrakech. Be amazed at its wonderful ceramics, jewels, arms, costumes, calligraphy and collection of Judaica; a reflection of the diverse cultural history of the city. Discover La Maison de Photographie, a very interesting small museum dedicated to archiving Morocco’s past through photography. It shows archives and original prints covering the period from 1870s to 1950s.
After being pickedup from your Riad in Marrakech, you will start traveling south through the beautiful High Atlas Mountains over the Tichka Pass at 2,600 metres above sea level. Enjoy a winding, panoramic road which will allow you to experience breathtaking views, together with the opportunity to see the Berber villages of the Atlas, and the traditional houses and daily lives of the Berber people. Your first stop will be at the ancient Kasbah Ait Ben haddou, a bridge in between the mountains and the desert. Next, you will make a stopover in Ouarzazate the door to the Sahara desert. In the past, the city was a crossroad for African traders traveling to the northern cities of Morocco and Europe. From here, you will make your way to your first night's stop in Dades Gorges where you can relax in the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you.
Today you will travel to another Gorge, the mighty Todra, recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular canyons. Spend some time here before heading down to the Sahara desert onto Erg Chebbi, the giant sand dunes that surround the Berber town of Merzouga. Local legend claims that the dunes were formed when a wealthy couple turned away a tired traveler and were thus punished by having thousands of tons of sand dropped over their house. The expanses of sand at Erg Chebbi shift daily in the wind to create spectacular dunes rising 150 meters in height over the rocky desert at their base. Here you will take the traditional method of transport on a camel to reach the Berber camp in time for sunset. Enjoy an evening of Berber hospitality under the stars of the Sahara. Overnight in Merzouga.
Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. You will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz then stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. Continuation to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt and have lunch break. After lunch you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkies). You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving to Fes. Drop off in Fes.
After breakfast start your day tour travelling to the Roman site of Volubilis. Spend time exploring this ancient Roman town. You will be fascinated by its well preserved mosaics, palaces, baths and soaring arches. Later, drive to Moulay Idriss, one of the country's most important spiritual sites and a place of pilgrimage, being the site of Moulay Idriss tomb, a prominent 8th century Moroccan . After lunch, your journey continues to Meknes for a cultural visit of one of the Imperial cities and once Capital of Morocco, home to many palaces and mosques, and beautiful gates such as Bab Mansour's. You’ll return to Fes at the end of the afternoon. Overnight in Fes.
After breakfast enjoy the morning at leisure until checkout time, when your great adventure will come to an end.


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  • We understand our customers, what they would like from their holiday and we endeavour to find the right holiday for them.
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About Atlas Trekking Tours :

ATLAS TREKKING provides tours and excursions departing from Marrakech and all the cities of Morocco. We are based in Marrakech and Imlil, and we offer many trips from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, Essaouira, Ouarzazate or Ouzoud Waterfalls, as well as Tours to the south of Morocco, the sahara desert, Merzouga dunes, Imperial cities or to the Atlantic coast.

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