Fes to Marrakech
Fes to Marrakech Sahara Tour 3 Days / 2 Nights
Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz Gorges - Errachidia - Merzouga Desert
We will pick you up from your hotel/riad and will leave Fes traveling towards Ifrane, a beautiful mountains village, referred to as the Switzerland of Morocco, and then on to Midelt. During this journey, you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest. The largest in Morocco where you may well sight Barbary apes. Your journey continues to Midelt along the magnificent hills and mountains of the Atlas, after Midelt town you will be traveling through the fascinating Tizi Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorges, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, you’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia, here you will have lunch and enjoy the Berber hospitality. Afterward, you will travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud.
Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you camel ride, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the golden sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner in front of the tent where you will spend the night under star’s.
Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Waking up early for spectacular sunrise you´ve ever seen at the top of a high dune to enjoy this landscape that is a gift of nature then we return to Merzouga on the camels where a heartwarming breakfast is waiting for us. We leave the desert after breakfast to Rissani where we`ll visit the marketplace (market days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday), we continue then to Erfoud where we can visit the manufactures of fossilized marble before starting our way to Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves. One hour later we´ll reach one of the best places of the High Atlas, the Todra Gorges. The course of the river has carved out a cliff-sided canyon and it´s because of its beauty and the high rock sides that´s very popular among climbers.
Free time to have lunch in this wonderful place. And short walk through the gorges is very advisable to better appreciate the beauty of the landscape. In the afternoon we continue to the Dadès valley, also known as the figs valley going through Boumalne Dadés we`ll stop at the “monkey feet”. Dinner and night at the Dadès gorges.
Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
After breakfast you will enjoy the best views of the Dades valley from one strategic lookout in the mountains, from there we can appreciate the great number of kasbahs and the scenic characteristics of each one. Then we continue by a road fo thousand kasbahs. In the Roses Valley and Skoura palm grove, we`ll get to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the old residence of the Glaoui or Marrakech pasha. And if you are interested in the cinema studios. Half hour driving from Ouarzazate, we will stop at ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Knew by Famous films have been shot on this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Games of thrones. Visite of the site and time for lunch in town.
In the afternoon road to Marrakech through the Atlas mountain by Tizi Ntichka with stops to take pictures. We`ll get to Marrakech at about 6 pm, drop off at your hotel, and end of our service…
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
- 3 days exclusive services of a vehicle with AC
- 3 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
- 1-night en-suite accommodation
- 1-night desert camp under nomad tent
- Camel ride to the nomadic camp
- Sand-boarding in the dunes
- 2 dinners and breakfasts
- Entrance/Activity Fees
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