Enjoy Christmas somewhere completely different in the ancient city of Fez or Marrakech, the stunning snow-capped Atlas Mountains and Merzouga Desert Ocean of sand dunes !
This year, we have flexible 6 day and 5 days Moroccan Desert tours to celebrate the Christmas & New Years Eve in Moroccan sand Dunes. The Moroccan New Year Tours start from both Marrakech to Marrakesh or Fez to Marrakech. These tours include a Camel ride in the desert of Merzouga, a Special night in a Saharan desert camp under the brilliant winter stars in nomadic wool tent. Moroccan New Year tours means traveling in small groups in private 4x4 vehicles with English speaking Driver.
Departure from Fes at 8 o'clock, travelling via Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the forest of the Middle Atlas.And Switzerland’ of Morocco and the cedar forests of Azrou where 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. Dinner and night in a traditional hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, you will continue to Rissani to visit the soukhs there. From here you will take the 4x4 to the lake and then visit gnaoua musical group, Celebrating African rhythms in the desert. Lunch is in Guest House near the dunes. Once at the bivouac, you take a camel ride to watch the sunset from the top of the dunes. Back at the bivouac, dinner at the hotel and New Year celebration around a camp fire with Gnawa musicians and Berber Folklore. Overnight in tents at the camp.
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).
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.
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 the new 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. Dinner and night in your Hotel or Riad that's you're booking.
Free day in Marrakech, a city famous for its Jemaa el Fna, which will occupy much of our time: an amalgam of aromas, sounds and sensations unique. The city also has plenty of places you wander and enjoy : Gardens Majorelle, Menara, Tombs Saadianas, walks or the mellah medina (the old Jewish quarter), the route of the walls, the modern city (Gueliz) with Western lifestyles. Back to your Hotel, at 6:00 we will pick up you again to join the fantastic diner outside of Marrakech with Fantasia Show at chez Ali Restaurant. Night in your Hotel or Riad that's you're booking. End of our Service.
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