5 DAYS FROM MARRAKECH TO FES
5 Days From Marrakech to Fes
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorge
Meet you in Marrakech and you will depart for Ouarzazat through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains, snow on its peaks most of the year; appreciate the beauty of the landscape on the twisted road through the Berber villages, then you’ll get to Ait Ben Haddou village, where stands the famous kasabah, built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Ethami, late 19th century.
The Kasbah is recognized as a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, now a house of many Glaoui family members lunch at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and continue to Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”, where you have the option to visit and see many props used in movies you may already have seen such as Gladiator, Kondon and Alexander the Great, you will leave to explore the fascinating Dades and Rose Valleys.
Our first stop will be at Skoura to walk within the Birds Valley and visit the beautiful and well preserved Kasbah of Ameridil, then we’ll continue to the famous village of Kalaa M’gouna, famous for its roses and rose products, a rose festival is held here every May, when the roses are harvested, since this is the road of the thousands Kasbahs you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take some beautiful pictures, then continue to our hotel overlooking the Dades Valley.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will go from Toudra Gorges to Merzouga where the golden dunes are located by passing the Berber villages which are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud where we’ll enjoy the beginning of the Saharian oasis Palms of Tafilalet.
Your journey continues to to Merzouga, after relaxing in your riad at Merzouga, we will go on camel trek in the dunes of erg Chebbi, where is the greatest experience to ride a camel in the desert with its silence of the dunes is the dominant.Before we reach the camp, we’ll leave the camels and we walk to a high dune to enjoy the sunset, dinner is serverd under a berber tent with drums music.
You will have a traditional dinner and delicious mint tea in front of the camp where you will spend your first night under canvas – or if you prefer, under the stars. For your convenience.
the camp in equipped with flash-toilets and shower.
Day 3: Merzouga area and the Camel trek
After an early magical sunrise,we ride the camels backing to Merzouga (your riad), after taking shower and breakfast you will start an explorative journey of the area.
Today we will explore the desert region,we will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to visit the nomads in their goat hair tent and learn about the desert life, afterwards to Khamlia, village of Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan; here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle, you may also visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities.
Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley – Errachidia
After taking shower and breakfast, you ’ll start our tour on the way to Fes leaving the dunes behind, first stop in Risani where your guide home family (you will Get some Family hospitality with the family) you will have the opportunity to walk within the authentic Souk, full with vegetables, spices, dates and a lot more; here you will see a lot of conservation with men hooded and women veiled.
Your journey will continue to Errachidia by along the magnificent rich Ziz valley, you will have a stop to enjoy the panoramic view over the ziz Canyon before you get to your hotel.
Overnight accommodation at local Auberge. Dinner Bed and Breakfast.
Day 5: Errachidia – Tizi Ntalghamt Pass – Midlet – Azrou – Fes
After breakfast in your hotel, you will travel to Fes via Midlet and Ifran.
Your journey will be along the rich Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, and through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt and Ifran, next Stop in Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh with a glass of mint tea then continue your journey to Azrou, a berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains, before which we stop to see the Barbarian apes in the famous Cedar forest, on to Ifran “the French village”, stop for a picture or a drink then drive to your accommodation in Fes where the tour ends.
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