6 Days From Fez to Desert of Merzouga, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and Marrakech
DAY 1: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, you leave for Midelt through the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas, passing by Ifrane. A charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft centre specialised in the work of cedar wood. After the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) you arrive in Midelt for lunch. Afternoon you will drive to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees. Continuation to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi for the desert tours. Dinner and over night in hotel/guest house in Merzouga.
DAY 2: MERZOUGA
After the breakfast, you will make the large turn of the dunes while passing by : 2 oasis of MERZOUGA, the wandering deposit. The village of KHAMLIA (village of the Gnaoua) mines of M’fis. The plates desert with the meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis Tissardmine. And return to the hotel around 3 pm. for the departure of your caravan with back of dromedary so attending the sunset and spend the night in Berber tents in middle of the dunes.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA DESERT – NOMADS FAMILIES
Early in the morning we will take you in a private tour in the surrounding areas of Erg Chebbi with our 4×4, we will visit the Lake of Serji that attracts flocks of Flamingos and, the impressive gardens lined with oases. Afterwards you will visit the interesting Khamila village, a place inhabited with Gnawa tribes that you will enjoy their unique music. Nect you will visit a nomadic family that will offer you a refreshing cup of mint tea under their camel hair tents, that you will know more about their life moving around the Sahara with all its difficulties.
At evening, we will do a camel trek accompanied with our guide that will take you through the impressive golden sandy dunes. To the highest point in the area where you will enjoy the gloaming in a romantic temper.
Finally, you will get to our traditional camp where you will be spending the night a nomadic camel hair tent; after enjoying dinner while listening to berber music under the milky way.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY AND GORGE
If you came to Merzouga and, you didn’t witness the spectacular dawn, your trip is considered pointless. That’s why our guide will wake you up early so you don’t miss it; Simultanously, we will ride camels back to the hotel, so you can shower and, take breakfast.
Afterwards, we will hit the road to visit the spectacular canyon of Todgha gorges. Where you will experience being trapped between the marvelous red colored cliffs sculpted by the Dades river.
After a quiet stay, we will move on to a place that couldn’t get more beautiful from our last location. The Dades gorges, where you will get the chance to hike among locals and, now more about their culture and, daily life.
Overnight and, a tasty dinner wil be served at a Local Kasbah. You will be staying at in the boumalne town.
DAY 5 : DADES VALLEY – ROSE VALLEY – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU – ATLAS MOUNT – MARRAKECH
Breakfast at the beautifulo area of Dades where you will explore more this place and, visit the monkey toes famous mountains. Afterwards we will drive through the road of the thousand kasbah, glimpsing along the way some great villages and nomade families, till we arrive to the impressive Skoura , where you are going to visit the greatest kasbah of Amrhedil , a Moroccan heritage that been printed in the 50DH bill .
Afterwards ,we will move on to a special destination nicknamed the “Gates to the desert”, the city of Ouarzazate, with its special landscapes is known around the world as the “Hollywood” of Arica, that’s why , we will take you in a private expidition around Ouarzazate’s biggest studios in North Africa “Ouallywood”, with sets that will take you around many countries from all over the world. Next we will visit the majestic Kasbah of Taourirt .
Afterwards, we will head over to a world eritage site, the well preserved Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, with its incredible design and, architecture from inside and, outside; a striking prototyê of the southen architecture back then.
Lunch is programmed, in a restaurant in the area.
After lunch and, crossing the highest mountain road pass in North Africa the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Where you will be stunned by the impressive views of villages and, landscapes . We will arrive at the red city Marrakech, where you will enjoy dinner and. overnight at a Riad in the medina.
DAY 6: DAY EXCURSION IN MARRAKECH
Marrakech is a wonderful city that has one of the most beautiful monuments around Morocco; that’s why after enjoying breakfast in the Riad , we will take you in a tour around Marrakech. starting with the beautifull Majorelle Gardens colored in blue and yellow with a rare collection of Cactus in a relaxing temper. Afterwards we will visit the incredible mosque and Minarat of El Koutoubia standing majestically with its fascinating forme and, its minara that climb her way to Marrakech’s sky. Not far from the mosque we find the minara gardens stands from the 12th century with its small green pyramid shaped roof .
For lunch, you will savor a Marrakchi special dish called “Tanjia”, in the old medina. After lunch you will visist the well preserved Ben Youssef Medrassa. And stroll around the old market and, the Rehba Kedima .
Eventually you will refresh by a traditional lemon juice in front of the spectacular Plaza of Jamaa Lefna ; which conlude our day and our services.