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Honeymoon in the desert of Morocco

Rough Tours has gone beyond the standard itineraries of other travel agencies and offers specialised honeymoon packages that ensure you will experience the best of Morocco in both style and luxury. We guarantee that your honeymoon will leave you with memories of a lifetime and nothing less than you would expect as newly-weds. Our team of experts will select the best accommodation with first class service for your tour. We will work with you to tailor make your dream honeymoon, with an example itinerary as follows:
Day 1 : Marrakech - Telouet Village - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate
Day 2 : Ouarzazette - Skoura - Roses Valley - Nomad caves - Dades Valley
Day 3 : Dades Valley - Toudgha Gorge - Ramlia
Day 4 : Ramlia - Rissani - Erg Chebbi
Day 5 : Ergchebbi - Fes

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Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Boumalene du Dades

After collection at your riad/hotel in Marrakesh we will set off for the Dades Gorges. Passing through Tizi-n-Tishka in the High Atlas Mountains we will visit the UNESCO World heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou which has also been the backdrop for many films including Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Alexander. After lunch we’ll enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes and historical monuments of Taourirt Kasbah in Ourzazate and the Valley of the Roses, famous for its annual Festival of Roses. We’ll also pass through the Berber villages of El Kelaa des M'Gouna and Boumalene du Dades where we will spend the night.

Day 2 : Dades Gorges - Toudgha Gorges - Ramlia Village

After breakfast we will leave Boumalene du Dades for Ramlia, a hidden Berber village in the south of Morocco. We’ll pass through the dramatic Dades Valley and Toudgha Gorges, and Alnif, then continuing offroad through Tazoulate, Fzou, Hi Fougani. We’ll have a picnic en route before reaching our destination of Ramlia, spending the night in a small Berber guest house where we will be entertained by Berber drums around the campfire.

Day 3 : Ramlia Village - Merzouga

After breakfast we’ll set off for Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, enjoying the desert landscapes, and passing through the grave stones of Taouz. We will then have an opportunity to hear the Gnawa music of Khamlia where we will have lunch in a small restaurant owned by a Gnawi person. Then it is a short drive to a nearby hotel for some refreshments before a camel ride into the desert. All unnecessary luggage will be left in safe rooms at the hotel. The 90 minute camel trek will take us to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the highest in North Africa. The camp consists of several comfortable Berber tents equipped with mattresses and linen, a restaurant, a kitchen and a 'natural' toilet. The evening will consist of dinner followed by entertainment provided by Berber drums around the camp fire.

Day 4 : Merzouga - Fez

Before sunrise, you will be woken up to climb the sand dunes for fantastic photo opportunities. We will then make our way back to the hotel for showers and breakfast before setting off for Fez. En route we will pass through Arfoud, Errachidia, the Ziz Valley, Meditlt, the cedar forests and monkey troupes of Azrou, and Ifrane, before we drop you back at your riad/hotel in Fez.

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Desert trip from Marrakech to Fes/ Fes desert trip

Day 1 : Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Boumalene Dades

We pick you up from the your Riad or Hotel and leave Marrakech to begin our tour in the Dades Gorge. We pass through Tizi-n-Tishka in the high Atlas Mountains where we pause to appreciate the mountain views. We visit the Ait Ben Haddou village which is recognized by UNESCO as a world patrimony. It is famous as a backdrop for many films, including 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Gladiator' and 'Alexander'. We take lunch here before continuing on our way enjoying the natural beauty of the landscapes and historical monuments such as Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and Roses Valley, which is renowned for the Festival of Roses. We also pass through the little Berber villages of 'El Kelaa des M'Gouna' and 'Boumalene Dades'. The latter is our final stop for the day. We shall stay overnight in a hotel which includes dinner and breakfast. As we will be camping the next night the hotel secures remaining luggage.

Day 2 : Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga

From Boumalene Dades we head to Merzouga in one of the largest wind blown dunes in Morrocco, Erg Chebbi. Through the Berber village Tinghir we visit Todra Gorge where the cliffs are as high as 600m and only 10m apart. We leave Todra passing through many Berber villages to pass through Tinjdad where we can stop for lunch or if you preferrable continue to Rissani where you could sample the local speciality, Berber Pizza. After lunch we make our way to Merzouga to meet the camels joining us on our trek. The camels take us to a Berber camp in the middle of an oasis amidst the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. 20 km long and 5 km wide it is also reputed as the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is a unique and diverse environment. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min from the hotel to the camp where we continue the spirit of the nomadic Berber lifestyle. There we setup 3 Berber tents with additional restaurant and kitchen with the dunes naturally providing basic facilities. The tents are well equipped and we provide mattresses, blankets, and cushions. After dinner we gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums.

Day 3 : Merzouga - Fez

Before sunrise, our camel warden will wake you to ascend the dunes and find the sun emerge above the horizon. During the winter season, when the days are short, we will start the camel trek and on route pause to meet the sunrise. Arriving at the hotel we will be able to have showers and breakfast, before continuing our journey to Fez.

We leave Merzouga on route to Fez, passing through many places: Arfoud, Errachidia, Ziz Valley, Meditlt, Cedar Forests of Azrou, Ifrane and Fez. On a good day you might be able to catch a glimpse of the monkeys that live in the forests. We will stop for lunch along the way in one of the many restaurants. Our guide will make sure you reach your chosen Riad or Hotel. Here we will leave at your Riad or Hotel at the end of the 4 days tour. We hope that you have enjoyed your taste of Morocco and all it has to offer and wish you well on your onward journey.

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