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5 Days Backpacking tour itinerary for morocco: Experience Off-Road Adventure & Camel Trekking

Marrakech, Fez, Ouarzazate, Casablanca, Rabat, Midelt, Merzouga, Erg Chebbi, Ifrane, Azrou, Dadès Gorges, Skoura, Aït Benhaddou, Atlas Mountains

Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Backpacking
Backpacking Tour
Desert
Desert Tour
Experience Off-Road Adventure & Camel Trekking

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Atlas Mountains-Morocco

Traverse along High Atlas Mountains to Ait Benhaddou, Dades Valley, and Todra gorge till the dunes of Erg Chebbi. The tour is full of options like desert camping, camel trekking, and gazing at the moon.

DAY 01

Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Merzouga

  • Departure from Fes at 8 o'clock, traveling via Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the forest of the Middle Atlas called Switzerland’ of Morocco. 

  • Amid the cedar forests of Azrou, we can stop to hand feed the monkeys. 

  • Lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”. 

  • We continue over the Tizi-n-Talgoumt pass and through the Ziz Valley, which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. 

  • All along the road, there are innumerable “ksars”, small villages of individual houses. 

  • From here we reach Er Rachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils, and to the famous Dunes of Erg Chebbi. 

  • After a welcoming glass of tea in a Guest House near the dunes, you can take a walking in the dunes. And then sunset from the top of the dunes is spectacular (250m). 

  • Afterwards, there is dinner and overnight in Guest House.

DAY 02

Merzouga - Khamlia - Erg Chebbi

  • Today we will explore the desert region. We will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to see the nomad's way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the desert. 

  • We will visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. 

  • We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch.

  • In the afternoon you will prepare for departure on the camels. 

  • Once at the bivouac, you take a camel ride to watch the sunset from the top of the dunes. 

  • Back at the bivouac, dinner, and overnight in tents at the camp.

DAY 03

Merzouga - Toudgha Gorges - Dades Canyon

  • If you wake up early, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. 

  • After breakfast, you can walk in the dunes before leaving for the Toudgha gorges for lunch. 

  • The road passes through Tinjdad and the Toudgha Valley. 

  • Here there are plenty of opportunities to walk, such as along the river through the gardens or up the road on the other side of the gorges. 

  • Later the itinerary continues to the Dades Valley and the Dades Gorges for the night inside the big canyon of Dades (Guest House).

DAY 04

Dades Gorge - Boutaghrar Piste - Skoura - Ouarzazate

  • After breakfast, a walk in the Dades Gorges is scheduled. 

  • Back to the car, the trip to Ouarzazate continues, going off-road along the Boutaghrar piste and Iat Mraou Village to visit Berber nomads in their caves and partake of a glass of herbs tea with them. 

  • From here we continue through the Valley of the Roses, famous for its Rose Festival in 20th to 25th of May, and past the kasbahs of Amridil in Skoura Palm. 

  • Continue to Ouarzazate via the big lake of El Mansour Edahbi. 

  • Dinner and night in a traditional Riad.

DAY 05

Ouarzazate – Ksar Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet Kasbah – Marrakech

  • After breakfast, the route goes on to Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage site and the backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters. It is the most famous Ksar in Morocco. 

  • From there the road continues to Telouet,along-Hene asphalted road. Telouet is set right in the midst of the mountains and was once the seat of the last Pasha of Marrakesh, El Glaoui, from where the highest pass in Africa, Tizi-n-Tichka was controlled. 

  • At the end of the afternoon, we arrive in Marrakesh. Dropping you off in your accommodation. 

  • End of our Service.

  • 470 EUR Per Adult (* minimum 3 person)
  • 5 days tour in 4x4 vehicles.

  • English-speaking driver guide.

  • Fuel.

  • 4-star hotel (Breakfast & dinner included).

  • Excursion by camel in the desert.

  • Night in bivouac including dinner and breakfast.

  • Flight.

  • Drinks.

  • Lunches.

Marrakech, Fez, Ouarzazate, Casablanca, Rabat, Midelt, Merzouga, Erg Chebbi, Ifrane, Azrou, Dadès Gorges, Skoura, Aït Benhaddou, Atlas Mountains

Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
Backpacking
Backpacking Tour
Desert
Desert Tour
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EUR 470