5 Days Tour from Marrakech to Fes
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – TIZI NTICHKA PASS – OUARZAZATE:
In this day, we’ll meet you where you are( Airport or Riad/Hotel ), then we leave to Ouarzazate via the Tizi Ntichka Pass. Today you will enjoy the wonderful scenery over the High Atlas Mountains and appreciate the remarkable Berber villages before you get to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. It was built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Et-Hami in the late 19th century; it is now a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, which today still houses many Glaoui family members. Lunch might be in the Kasbah before we continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Here you have the option of visiting the studios to see props used in some movies you might have seen, such as “Gladiator”, “Jewel of the Nile” “the last temptation of Christ”and “The Sahara”.Overnight in our fancy riad with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 2 : OUARZAZATE – SKOURA –BOUTAGHRAR – DADES VALLEY:
After breakfast in the riad, we’ll 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 village of Kalaa M’gouna, famous for its rose fields and rose products. A rose festival is held here every May each year, when the roses are harvested. Since this is the road of the thousands Kasbahs you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take a memorable pictures. Our journey continues to boutaghrar area where we can meet berber families still living in caves with their gaots and sheep. After lunch, we continue to the Dades Gorge where you will enjoy seeing the amazing Rock formation called “the monkey Toes” and the standing Kasbah of Ait Yul. Overnight in a hotel with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 3 : DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGE – sahara:
After breakfast, we will drive towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley enjoying the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Once at the Todra Gorge you can walk under the 300 m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers spend their time. After lunch in the way ,we will arrive to the village of Erfoud known as the capital of Fossils from there we get to the Highest dunes in Morocco, and closed these dunes we will have the night in a hotel with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA AREA AND THE CAMEL TREK. :
After breakfast in the hotel you’ll start your explorative journey of the area, starting by visiting the ‘village of the blacks’, originally slaves from Sudan, Mali and Senegal to experience their music and lifestyle. Later, we will drive in the desert area to meet nomad families-living under Berber tents- to explore their way of life. Today our lunch will be a traditional Berber meal (Berber pizza) with a local family. You will have the option also to visit the old city of Rissani – the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Rissani is surrounded by about 360 ksar (a fortified village with many towers) and has a big souk (an open market with four doors), held three times a week. Once called Sijilmassa, this was the meeting place for the salt caravans, coming from Tombouctou in Mali. Here you’ll walk through the souk to discover it. After that we drive back to the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon, you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel-man to explore what is hidden in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min to the camp where you will enjoy the sunset and watching stars. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night. And while you finished your dinner, a typical drums music played by locals will makes your night more enjoyable.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA – ZIZ VALLEY –CEDER FOREST –IFRANE – FES :
Early morning your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. Afterwards you will camel trek back to your riad in Merzouga. After breakfast and hot shower, you’ll travel to fes via Midelt and Ifrane. Your journey will continue to Errachidia along the magnificent rich Ziz valley. Here you’ll stop to enjoy the panoramic view over the Ziz Canyon before you get to Midelt by the Tizi Ntgalhamt pass. After enjoying a barbecue in a traditional Moroccan restaurant in the way, our journey continue to Azrou; a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains. There we stop to see the Barbarian Monkeys in the famous Cedar forest. Then on to Ifrane “the French village”, to stop for some photos or to have a coffe before heading on to your accommodation in Fes where the tour ends.
What is included in the Tour:
- Tour in 4×4, vehicle or minibus (with air-condition).
- Driver -guide, fuel.
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner).
- Camel ride(1 camel for each person) and 1 night in desert camp.
What is not included :