Extended Mountain & Desert Getaway

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Day 1: Fez – Midelt
Morning departure via 4×4 from your hotel in the imperial city of Fez to the Middle Atlas. Trek on foot for an hour in a beautiful cedar forest then continue to the village of Midelt. In the afternoon, a trip to the nature preserve at Jaafer circus. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in Midelt.

Day 2: Midelt – Merzouga
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, depart to Merzouga via the villages of Er Rachidia and Erfoud through Tizi Ntalghomt and the Ziz Valley. Lunch in Er Rachidia. Arrivel to Merzouga in the late afternoon and meet your cameleers, who will guide you to your bivouac for sunset over the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Traditional nomad dinner and night in nomad tents.

Day 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorge
After a traditional nomad breakfast, depart for the Todra Gorge crossing the vast palm oasis of Tafilalet with many ksours. Continue to Erfoud, the capital of the southern Moroccan date region. Experience landscapes alternating between huge desert plateaus and oasis, such as those of Goulmima. After passing through Tinghir, walk in the valley and of Todra Gorge. Arrive at your hotel for a traditional Moroccan dinner night.

Day 4: Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, hike the magnificent palm grove of Tinghir, which stretches 30 miles (48 km). Visit the traditional adobe architecture of the ancient Jewish quarter of Tinghir. Reach the canyons of the Dades Gorge, also called Valley of the Roses, and the stunning scenery of the area. Arrive in late afternoon to your hotel. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in Dades Gorge.

Day 5: Dades Gorge – Massif Saghro – N’Kob
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, leave the Dades Valley, and depart for a walking trek along the river. Beautiful and authentic kasbahs abound in this landscape. Continue to the mountain pass of Tizi n’Tazazert with a magnificent view of the black mountains of Massif Saghro. Descend to the site of Bab Ali leading to the village of N’kob and its beautiful palm oasis. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in the hotel in the Kasbah of N’kob.

Day 6: N’kob – M’Hamid
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, depart for Zagora and its immense palm oasis in the Draa Valley to reach M’Hamid early in the afternoon. Take a walk to through the last palm oasis of the Draa Valley. Arrive at the bivouac south of the village of M’Hamid in time for sunset over the high dunes. Traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 7: M’Hamid – Erg Chigaga
After watching the sunrise and a traditional nomad breakfast, trek by camel to the middle of the vast Sahara Desert, and enjoy a visit to the ancient village of M’Hamid el Ghizlane. Continue by 4×4 to the big dunes of Erg Chigaga with a picnic lunch in the shade of the palm trees in the desert. Arrive at the bivouac in time for sunset over the high dunes. Traditional nomad dinner and night under the stars or in nomad tents.

Day 8: Erg Chigaga – Ouarzazate
After sunrise over the dunes and a traditional nomad breakfast, departure for Ouarzazate along the track between Erg Chigaga and the old riverbed of the Draa River to Lake Iriqui near Iriqui National Park, then to the village Foum Zguid. Stop for lunch at Taznakht, well known for its handmade Berber carpets. Arrive at your hotel in Ouarzazate in late afternoon.

Day 9: Ouarzazate – Taroudant
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, visit to the famous Taourirt Kasbah, former residence of the Pasha Glaoui, and departure to Taroudant via the villages of Taliouine and Aoulouz. Stop by Taznakhte, well known for of its handmade Berber carpets. Continue to Taroudant and visit its souk. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in Taroudant.

Day 10: Taroudant – Tafraout
After a short tour of the village of Taroudant and its ramparts, depart to Tafraout, a Berber village in the heart of the mountains of the little Atlas Mountains. Stop for lunch in a small village then continue to Tafraout. Arrive in Tafraout in time to enjoy the sunset over the hills of the Atlas Mountains. Traditional Moroccan dinner and night in Tafraoute.

Day 11: Tafraout – Essaouira
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, trek by foot in Ammlen Valley and depart to the coastal town of Essaouira (Old Mogador) through Tiznit and Agadir. Essaouira is perhaps one of the most enchanting of Morocco, with its white washed walls, fishing port and long endless beach. Enjoy the perfect place to relax before a traditional Moroccan dinner and overnight in Essaouira.

Day 12: Essaouira – Marrakech
After a traditional Moroccan breakfast, trek by foot to discover Essaouira, the pearl of the Atlantic. You will discover a mix of cultures that reflects the rich history of this beautiful city. Stroll through the former Portuguese port, souks, medina, beautiful beach and feast on delicious grilled fish, fresh from the sea. This will be an unforgettable part of your trip to Morocco. After lunch, depart to Marrakech for a late afternoon arrival at your hotel.

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