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4 Days trip from Fez to Marrakesh 

from 219€p.p

4-3 nights | private car | 3-5 Star hotels

4 Days trip from Fez to Marrakesh through Merzouga

Fez>Ifran>Azrou>Midelt>Errachidia>Erfoud>Merzouga>Tdra Gorhe>Dades>Ouarzazat>Marrakesh 

 

Day 1; Fes – Ifrane – Errachidia – Merzouga (about 6.5 hours) 

Pick uo from your acommodation ( Hotel/riad ) in fez, then we travel to  southeast to Merzouga via Midelt and Errachidia. Your first stop will be at Ifran, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”, and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may well sight Barbarian Apes…. You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Er Rachidia.. After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. We will drive through welcoming Berber villages to Erfoud, and then Rissani, the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the day, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad. 

Accommodation: 3,4* Hotels/Riads available

Day 2: Merzouga area – Camel trek & overnight in desert camp 

After breakfast in the riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. In the afternoon you will start your guided camel ride, led by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand sea of Merzouga. Overnight at our luxury desert camp where you will have your dinner. For your convenience, the camp is equipped with flush toilets.

Accommodation in luxury desert camp / standard 

Day 3: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley- Skoura (about 5.5 hours) 

Early in the morning your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards you will trek back to the village of Merzouga, enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your riad, you’ll leave for the Dades Valley, visiting Todra Gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch within the valley, you will have an optional hour’s hike through the fields where you will enjoy visiting an old mud village, meet locals and learn about the culture. On through Dades Valley, where you will have the opportunity to see majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation in Skoura. 

Accommodation: 3,4,5* Hotels/Riads available

Day 4: Skoura- Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (about 5.5 hours) 

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and
Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Marrakech via the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th 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, before arriving at your accommodation in Marrakech. 

Accommodation: 3,4,5* Hotels/Riads available

Info about the tour:

Tour Highlights

  1. Scenic “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs”
  2. Camel trek in Merzouga (desert)
  3. Dramatic Todra Gorges
  4. Kasbah of Ait ben-Haddou
  5. Spectacular Atlas Mountain scenery
  6. One night in desert camp 
  7. Todra Valley 

 Price:  Depending on the number of travelers and hotel category.
For more info, please contact us.

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