3 Days From Fez to Merrakech
Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga
We will pick you up from your riad/hotel and then drive south to Ifrane and Azrou through the Middle Atlas Mountains. On the way we will stop in the cedar forests to see the barbarian monkeys in their natural habitat. Traveling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges dug into the volcanic rock, you will see views of the Middle Atlas plateau and the changing landscape to reveal signs of the desert as you approach the town of Errachidia. After lunch we will continue our journey through the Ziz valley towards Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. After a glass of mint tea, we will leave our luggage in a safe room and then take a camel ride to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi Sad dunes, which are the highest sand dunes in North Africa. The camel trek takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from the camp where we will set up Berber tents for our night in the desert. The tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets and cushions. After dinner we will gather around the fire and enjoy the sound of the traditional Berber drums under the stars.
Day 2: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley.
we will get up early to enjoy a magnificent sunrise in the dunes and then return by camel to the hotel. After refreshment and breakfast, we will depart to Tinghir and Todra Gorges and finally arrive at the Dades Valley, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3: Dades Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – High Atlas Mountain – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will drive through the Dades Valley to Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through the Dades Valley, the path of the thousand Kasbahs, offers numerous opportunities to take photographs. We will visit the valley of Roses and the village of Skoura, then continue towards Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Lunch is at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. After touring this UNESCO World Heritage site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi nTichka Pass, reaching an altitude of 2260 m, over the High Atlas Mountains. We will stop to enjoy the breathtaking views and visit the argan oil cooperative. We will arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon.