Fes To Marrakech Desert Tours : 3 Nights & 4 Days
Desert trip for 4 days/3 nights starting in Fez and ending in Marrakech.
Day 1: Fes - Azrou - Middle Atlas - Ziz Valley - Merzouga
We will meet you at your accommodation in Fes and start travelling to Merzouga via Ifran and Midlet. 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 Barbarian apes. We’ll travel through the Tizi n’ Talghamt Pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock. Continue along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. We will drive through welcoming Berber villages to Erfoud, From Erfoud we drive towards Errisani, a small sleepy town. The Alaouit dynasty founder Moulay Ali shrif is buried here. From this lsmall town he started to unify the Moroccan tribes on the 17thcentury.From Erissani we drive for 30 km before we arrive to our hotel, which is located just on the dune line. We stay in our hotel tonight.
Day 2: Erg Chebbi Dunes - Desert Exploration & Camel Trek
After breakfast in your hotel you will start an explorative journey of the area. You will be visiting the Gnawa people in their village Khamlia , where you will learn about the Gnawa music and their lifestyle. Not far away you will visit the lake of Merzouga, with its bird population, including the flamingos. Afterwards, you will visit the old city of Rissani - the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by 360 ksar (a fortified village with many towers) and has a big souk (an open market), held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices. arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi dune line to meet your desert guide and camel trek across the sand dunes to sleep under the stars in a deep desert camp.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi - Todra Gorge - Kalaat Mgouna - Ouarzazate
Wake early to climb a dune and watch the sunrise light up a desert landscape. Camel back across the dunes to shower, breakfast and prepare for departure. you’ll leave for Rissani , and Todra gorges - the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Here you will have the option to hike for an hour within the valley, where you will meet locals and learn about the culture and geography. After lunch in the heart of the gorge, you will continue to Kalaat Mgouna "the rose city" and then to Ouarzazate , You will be welcomed by a glass of mint tea before you check in to your hotel.
Day 4: Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
After breakfast in your hotel, you will start travelling to Marrakech via the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 19th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, Early evening drop off at your riad or hotel.
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