Day 1: Fes to Merzouga via Ifrane Midelt and Atlas mountains (480 km)
During this journey you?ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest - the largest in Morocco ? where you may well sight Barbary apes. After sometime within the forest, your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, after Midelt town you will be travelling through the fascinating Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of
the High Atlas plateau, you?ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterwards, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani then to Erg chebbi dunes where you will spend your first night in a hotel near the dunes.
Day 2: Merzouga area and camel trek.
After breakfast in your riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area before you camel trek and spend the night at the desert camp. Today, you?ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there?s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. On the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga . Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the Night.
Day 3: From Merzouga dunes to Fez (480 km)
Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. You?ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn?t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the hotel you will start your last day going back to Fes via the same way with defferent stops.