4-Day Fes to Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Todra Gorges, Erg Chebbi and Midelt City Tour
Tour Code: GOL-MOR-048
Duration: 4 Day(s)
Tour Guide: English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Daily (2021-07-11 To 2023-07-31)
Begin your journey from the old city of Fes and enjoy the cedar corests and mountain ranges as you drive through Azrou and the Swiss-style town of Ifrane. Discover the charm of the sand dunes and the desert camps in Merzouga. Get to see the gorges and kasbahs on your way to Ouarzazate and the High Atlas mountains before you arrive in Marrakech.
Set off from Fes through the middle Atlas mountains and Cedar forests of Azrou city, which are renowned all over the world. Cedar was used by Romans to build houses and ships. Also,passing through Ifrane beautiful landscapes,a Swiss-style town.
The drive holds towards ZIZ valley where the desert's breathtaking scenery are going to be explored. Once you arrive in Erfoud you are going to take an off-road to Merzouga. You will stay the night in a hotel for getting rest.
The whole day is dedicated to discover the beauty of southeastern Sahara. You will have the chance to visit a variety of inspiring sites including: nomads, oases and an entire view of Erg Chebbi sand. You will also visit the black-skinned peaple's village ‘Khamlia’ to go in for their original music ’Gnaoua’.
In the afternoon,you will make an admirable adventure on camels during sunset. You will definitely enjoy the night in tradional Berber tents in the middle of the dunes.
A day absulotely full of adventure and pleasure.
Early morning, you shall get up for the magnificent sunrise before you ride camels back to the hotel. After having breakfast, you directly head to your next destination passing through the biggest oasis in the southeast of Morocco ’Rissani town’, or ’Tafilalt’, the anceint name. Many other Berber villages amid palm groves are in the same road to the wonderful valley of Todra.
You will be then driving on narrow passes and valleys. There is a great landscape of colored mountains and historical Kasbahs of different shapes. Arrive in Ourzazate before evening and spend the night in a riad.
This day has its particular surprise that you will sojourn the mother of all Moroccan Kasbahs. Ait Ben Haddou is an enchanting Berber architectural structure.It was built about 800 years ago.The Kasbah ruins still embody the great culture of its inhabitants. Greatly the site has an admiring veiw of the high Atlas mountains chain and caravan trails(used by traders). It’s the place where many movies were filmed.
When leaving the Kasbah, you will drive on to Marrakech via Tichka pass(2,260 m.a.s.l), passing through picturesque valleys, having lunch and taking panoramic photos from the top.
Reaching Marrakech in the evening.
- Merzouga (first night): Dar Tafouyte, Riad Amar, Riad Mamouche or similar
- Merzouga (second night): standard desert camp
- Ouarzazate: Hotel Les Jardins de Ouarzazate, Hotel Amlal or similar
- Merzouga (first night): Riad Azawad, Riad Madu or similar
- Merzouga (second night): Azawad Luxury Desert Camp or similar
- Ouarzazate: Dar Chamaa, Le Petit Riad, Riad Tama or similar
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
- Private AC and comfortable vehicle 4wd Toyota Land Cruiser or Minivan
- Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick-up from your accommodation
- 2 nights with half board (diner and breakfast) in hotel/Riad in Merzouga and Ouarzazate
- Night with half Board (diner and breakfast) in desert camp in Merzouga
- Camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes
- Lunches and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
All the prices are listed in USD.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.