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Merzouga is a small village located on the south-eastern Side Of Morocco, about 30 kilometers From Rissani (Alaouite Capitale) & 50 kilometers from the Algerian border.
Looking for dunes? Merzouga is famous for its dunes, the highest in Morocco. The village is adjacent to the largest Erg in Morocco the Erg Chebbi. The spectacular golden dunes of Erg Chebbi are among the most elegant in the Sahara. Some dunes rise to 150 m in height.
They stretch to the horizon from the famous Valley of Ziz (Gazelle in the Berber Language) and the Algerian border.
Your Accommodation / Airport, Train-Bus Station or wherever you want
30 Minutes Before Departure
in the morning we pick you up from your accommodation in Fes then we will start our journey which will take us along the beautiful south road, where the landscape changes dramatically from the snowy hills of Ifrane the cleanest city in Morocco to the Cedar Forest of the middle Atlas than the dry weather of the desert. Along the way we will stop to visit the Ifran’s Lion, then we will stop to visit the Atlas apes, we continue our way to join Awfouss Oasis, one of the largest oases in North Africa.
Upon your arrival to Merzouga, you will camel trek crossing the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi to spend a night of your life under the clear sky and under the nomad tents in a camp in the middle of the desert, a chance to get to know the real inner-you.
You will have to wake up early to catch the sun rising up from behind a sea of sand dunes one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world, then you will camel trek back to the hotel where you will shower and have breakfast. After refreshing up, we will depart to Dades Gorges, including a visit to Rissani’s famous souk, the town where the Alaouist dynasty started ruling Morocco since 350 years ago until the moment.
Then we will pass through the town of Erfoud, very well known for fossils, also an international dates festival takes place in this town. We continue our way through a desert-like landscape and villages to join the wonderful Todra Gorges, a very beautiful canyon with 300m high walls and a 20m wide mouth. We hit the road to Dades. Overnight and dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast we will take the road to the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou via the Rose Valley including a stop at a rose distillation Unit in order to get a clear idea of how rose productions are manufactured, then continue by passing by the Skoura Palm grove and the road of 1001 Kasbahs, then we continue to join Hollywood of Africa, the city of Ouarzazate, very well known for being the spot of the international movie makers and in which famous movies were filmed such as “ The Mummy”,” Prince of Persia”, “Gladiator” and so many other movies.
Then we continue our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site Ksar or Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a very wonderful fortified city that stands at the edge of a hill separated by a running Ounila river. Then we drive via the Atlas Mountains to pass via one of Morocco’s amazing roads, the Tichka Pass which stands 2260m above sea level. Then we will stop for a cup of coffee and a visit to women’s Argan oil co-operative.
After that, we continue to join the red city. Drop off at your accommodation.