THE ROAD OF THE ZIZ – 7 DAYS

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  • Bivacco
    Bivouac
  • Deserto
    Desert
  • Escursioni in dromedario
    Camel excursion
  • Arrampicata
    Climbing
  • Itinerario naturalistico
    Nature tour
  • Gole
    Gorges
  • Oasi
    Oasis

General description


A week long journey for sport lovers and adventure seekers across the most amazing landscapes of Southern Morocco.

Departing from Fez, we’ll head south towards the Ziz Valley and the desert of Merzouga, through the charming cedars forest of Azrou and the suggestive sources of the Oum Rabii river. After a first refreshing day in the heart of the Middle Atlas, we’ll reach the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi for a two-days unforgettable experience discovering the life of the desert, including camel treks, traditional music evenings around the warm light of a bonfire and two overstay nights in a Berber camp in the heart of amazing sand dunes. Leaving from Merzouga, we’ll reach the Todgha gorges, internationally renowned for climbing. These steep canyons, up to 160 meters high and only 10 meters apart from each other at their narrowest point, will be also a unique place for two days of hiking and nature exploring, both in the beautiful oasis surrounding the gorges and in the rocky mountains overlooking them, discovering the life of the nomadic tribes of these regions. An absolutely unmissable holiday experience, that will end with a guided visit to the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, magnificent stronghold at the entrance of the famous road of One Thousands Kasbahs, along the ancient caravan trade route leading to Marrakech across the suggestive peaks of the High Atlas.

Other details



Included services:


Reception and accompaniment - Transport by 4x4 or minibus - 2 nights in bivouac with camel trek on the dunes – 1 night in tent camp - 3 nights in hotel / riad / guest house – Accommodation on full board basis - Traditional music night - Entrance fees to monuments and architectural sites - 1 professional guide throughout the duration of the trip - 24h24 Assistance

Extra services not included:


Airplane tickets - Drinks - Tips for staff – Optional activities – Travel health and cancellation insurance (upon request, Direction Sud will help you identify the most suitable for your needs). Direction Sud guarantees no hidden costs or other extra fees.

Stages of the trip

7 days / 6 nights


Azrou and Middle Atlas
Located about 90 km from Fez, at the doors of the Middle Atlas, the Berber village of Azrou is known to visitors for its enchanting cedar forests populated by nice and peaceful monkeys and the nearby sources of Oum Rabii river, the second watercourse of Morocco. Accompanied by experienced local guides, we will spend the day exploring these places of outstanding natural beauty. Arrival in the evening at the Berber town of Midelt, at the crossroads between the Middle and the High Atlas.

Duration: 03:00

Merzouga
Early morning departure towards the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the city of Errachidia, at the eastern gates of the famous road of One Thousand Kasbahs. Along the way, refreshing break at the oasis of Gheris and at the blue sources of Ain Meski, perfect places for a picnic and a quick relaxing swim. Departure in the afternoon for Merzouga, for two unforgettable days across beautiful sand dunes, including camel treks, traditional music evenings around a bonfire and two overstay nights in an authentic nomad bivouac equipped with all comforts.

Duration: 04:00

Todgha Gorges
Located in the eastern part of the High Atlas, the Todgha gorges are the ideal destination for adventure and sport lovers. We’ll have two days to explore these majestic cliffs and discover the life and traditions of these lands between the Atlas mountain and the desert. The travel includes a trek on the rocky mountains overlooking the gorges, exploring the life of nomadic tribes and an overstay night in a tent camp. Upon request, horse riding and mountain biking trails in the lush oasis of the Todgha river.

Duration: 03:00

Ait Ben Haddou
We’ll drive along the valley of a Thousand Kasbahs to reach the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, travelling across the Dadès and Roses valleys. In the afternoon, guided visit of the ancient Ksar with expert local guides, exploring the secrets of this magnificent stronghold at the foothills of the Atlas mountains. Dinner with a local host-family and traditional music evening. Overnight stay at candlelight in the magical atmosphere of the Ksar.

Duration: 03.00

Ounila Valley
We'll leave early in the morning to reach the Kasbah of Telouet, driving through the steep cliffs of the Ounila Valley. We’ll stop along the way to admire the small traditional villages in earth and straw hanging on the slopes of this green narrow valley surrounded by high canyons, among almond and olive trees. Return trip to Marrakech through the central High Atlas at the Tizi 'n Tichka pass.

Duration: 04:00

1 Recensioni

07/05/2017

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"Thanks to Direction Sud for the wonderful trip the organized for our Easter holidays, from Fes to Marrakesh, travelling through the Ziz valley, the Merzouga dunes, the ancient Ksar of Ait Hen Haddou and plenty of other sites in this beautiful country. Ismail and our driver were really kind to us definitely contributing to make the trip very special. We hope to come back soon to discover other stunning spots! "