5 DAYS TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO DESERT AND FES
Brief Itinerary of Marrakech Desert Tours via Fes
*Get the views of Tizi n Tichka pass ont this Marrakech Desert Tours via Fes
DAY 1 : MARRAKECH – TIZI NTICHKA PASS – OUARZAZATE:
Start your Marrakech Desert Tours via Fes. In the morning, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Then, you will pass through Tizi Ntichka, the highest pass in the atlas mountains. Before arriving to Ouarzazate, the Moroccan Hollywood, we will visit first Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is happened to be the largest one in Morocco, and in which many famous movies were filmed. Lunch will be in the kasbah, then we will drive to Ouarzazate, you will have the chance to visit the film studios, where many films have been filmed, such as, “the last temptation of Christ” and “the Gladiator”. Your journey is over for that day, in which you will dine and spend the night in one of the local riads.
DAY 2 : OUARZAZATE – SKOURA –BOUTAGHRAR – DADES VALLEY:
After breakfast, this whole day is dedicated to explore the nature wonders. First, we will stop at Skoura, which contains a beautiful kasbah named Ameridil, Moreover, the birds valley in which you will walk within it, enjoying the beauty of nature, and the peaceful place. Next, we will head to Kalaat Mgouna well-known for its roses fields and the production of the natural rose water. Then, we will continue our to Boutaghrar area, which is known for its traditional and primitive way of life. In the first place, you will find people living in caves, you will have the chance to have lunch with them on the berber way. Finally, we will arrive to the Dades gorges, where you will dine in beautiful local restaurants overlooking the rocky gorges, also you will spend the night there.
DAY 3: DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGE – MERZOUGA:
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave Dades valley. Then, we will go to another spectacular valley named Todra valley, passing through Tinghir. In the same way, you will have fun and enjoy your time watching the beauty of the surrounding. Arriving to the valley, you will explore the place, and walk under the red cliff of 300m deep. Furthermore, the place gives a big opportunity for climbers to do their preferred sport. Then, we will continue to Merzouga village, there you will go to the hotel to have a rest. After that, your expert camel guide will be waiting for you to have a camel trek for an hour, until you reach the high dune of Erg-Chebbi in order to see the unique sunset. After that, you will pass the night in berber tents at the heart of the desert. In the first place, you will have an experience of life time, enjoying the fire camps, berber dinner, and sleeping under the magical sky.
DAY 4 : MERZOUGA AREA AND THE CAMEL TREK:
The next day, you will start your journey by visiting Khamlia village, its people are originated from Sudan. In the first place, you will discover their way of life, and their unique Gnawa music. Then, we will go to the desert, in which you will discover the traditional way of life in the desert. People who live in nomadic berber tents, furthermore, you will enjoy with them a special berber pizza meal called Medfouna. Later, you will visit Rissani, a fortified place surrounded by 360 castles. They also have a traditional open market for selling products, if you like we can help you to buy some artisanal products so as to save them as souvenirs. In the afternoon, we will continue our Marrakech Desert Tours via Fes, driving back to Merzouga, we will ride our camels for an 1h to the heart of the desert, reaching the high dune of Erg-chebbi to watch the spectacular sunset. Finally, we will ride back the camels with our experienced camel man. Dinner will be in berber tents in the desert, in addition you will spend the night there under the magical sky.
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA – ZIZ VALLEY –CEDER FOREST –IFRANE –
In the last day of your trip, in the morning you will watch the beautiful sunrise over the dunes, then you will come back to Merzouga village before departing to Fes. After breakfast, we will leave to Fes, passing by the Ziz valley. You enjoy your time and take some good pictures. Then, we will stop at Midelt to take a break and enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants. On the way, we will enjoy the beauty of the nature of the atlas mountains until we arrive to the cedar forest. In fact, it is near Azrou, and the largest forest in Morocco. Plus it is the main home for Barbary apes, which you will have the chance to feed and play with them. Next, we will stop at Ifrane, known as the Moroccan switzerland. It is the main resort for skiing during winter. Finally, we continue Marrakech Desert Tours via Fes driving to Fes. But before we will pass through Imouzzer, which is known for its delicious goat cheese in local markets.
Arriving to Fes in the afternoon, where you will be transferred to your riad or hotel. Hence the end of our Marrakech Desert Tours via Fes.
*Pick up and drop off from your hotel
*Transport for tour from Marrakech in comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle
*Drinks and lunches
*Plane ticket to and from Morocco
*Tips and what’s not mentioned