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3 DAYS FROM FES TO MARRAKECH AND FROM MARRAKECH TO FES


                     3 days from Marrakech to Marrakech

Day 1: Marakech To Dades Gorges and Valley

 

We will meet you at your riad or hotel at 8:30a.m., depart Marrakech, and transport over the High Atlas mountains Tizi nTichka pass. We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes, and break for coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice. We will spend the afternoon visiting World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. This village of clustered Berber Kasbahs has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. We’ll pass through Ouarzazate, and the Valley of the Rose, famous for soft Persian rose oil. You will pass through many Berber villages, and once in the desert, see barren hillsides clustered with kasbahs. Arrive Dades gorge, night in hotel. 

 

 

2nd day : Dades Gorges - Erg Chebbi

 

After breakfast we have a short drive to walk through a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains. Todra Gorge sheer rock walls rises to 300 m in its narrowest part. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand sea. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear on the horizon. Our mid-afternoon destination is the auberge (small country inn) near Merzouga, where  you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac (camp)

Upon arrival you will have a traditional tagine dinner prepared (vegetarians welcome) under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tent.

 

3rd day : Erg Chebbi - Marrakech

 

You will wake up early to see the beautiful sunrise over the dunes and for sand climbs.Have your breakfast before driving little further to Marrakech through Rissani one of the oldest cities in Morocco,and the capital of density Alaouit, this spot was centuries ago a very busy commercial trade centre sun-sahararan African and to the North.Continue through the beautiful Draa valley.Keep your eyes open for old Kasbahs and fortified villages.In the evening arrive Marrakech and check into the hotel.



                           3 days from  Fes to Marrakech


Day 1: Fès – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley - Merzouga



After breakfast drive to Merzouga via Ifrane the Small Switzerland and the French village, the most popular skiing area continue to Azrou the cedar forest where you can see the small Macaque monkeys climbing up the trees, Azrou famous for it’s Sheep’s-wool carpets and cedar wood carvings. Continue to Midelt the Apple's Capital then cross the Ziz Valley, which links the High Atlas Mountains with the Sahara desert. Revel in the shade of palms and discover the charms of the old abandoned Kasbahs among the traditional Berber villages. Arrive at Merzouga. ride out your camel crossing off the ocean of the dunes in order to spend the night in the heart of the dunes. Dinner and overnight under nomad tent.



Day 2: Merzouga - Erfoud - Todra Gorge - Boumaln Dades – Dades gorges



We will rise early to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara before making our way back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We'll drive to Todra Gorges. You will take a short walk in through Todra Gorge before arriving at Boumaln Dades and Dades Gorges,  for dinner and accommodation. Night in hotel.




Day 3: Dades Gorges - Rose valley – Ouarazazte - Marrakech



After breakfast, leave for Ouarzazate along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. the plam groves of Skoura, continue to Ouarzazate, and the Famous Kasbahs of Ait Ben Haddou. This UNESCO World Heritage site dates from the 16th century and has provided the setting for numerous Hollywood films such as Babel, the Lawrance of Arabia, The secret of Sahara, Légionnaire... . Lunch in Ait ben Haddou, Travel to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains. End of our services




N.B: We can also star this tour from Marrakech and end it in Fes