4 Days from Marrakech to Fes

TOTAL TRIP:

4 DAYS DAYS

TOUR TYPE:

Private Tours

PLACES VISITED:

Ait Ben Haddou, Dades, Skoura, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Errachidia

DEPARTURE DATES:

Available

Visit Morocco and pass shortly, then spend a night in the Sahara desert and in This tour 4 Days from Marrakech to Fes discover the two most important imperial cities of Morocco. This is also ideal for those of you flying into Marrakech and departing from Fes (or vice versa). The trip can be done in 2 nights and 3 days, but we recommend taking at least 3 nights and 4 days so you can enjoy all there is to do and see along the way.

Highlight of the Marrakech to fes desert tour 4 days

  • Ride a camel while walking in the Sahara desert in Morocco
  • Drum around the fire after a feast with a traditional Moroccan meal.Spectacular
  • Sleep under the stars and watch the sunrise over the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
  • Experience the lifestyle of desert nomads while drinking tea and sharing meals with Berbers

Itinerary for the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes:

  • Day 1: Marrakech ⇒ Test of Tizi n ⇒ Telouet ⇒ Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou ⇒ Ouarzazate ⇒ Skoura ⇒ Dades.
  • Day 3: Dades Gorges ⇒ Tinerir ⇒ Todra Gorges ⇒ Rissani ⇒ Merzouga ⇒ Erg Chebbi.
  • Day 4: Merzouga ⇒ Errachidia ⇒ Midelt ⇒ Ifrane ⇒ Fez.

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DAY 1: Marrakech - Test of Tizi n - Telouet - Ait Ben Haddou

Our 4 days from marrakech to fes starts by picking you up from your hotel or nearest car access point at 8:00 am you will start our 4 days tour from marrakech to fes, Leaving Marrakech, beautiful landscapes and small villages built in terraces triumph among oaks, walnuts and oleanders. Our tailor-made tour of Morocco follows the tight turns before arriving at the spectacular Tizi N Tichka pass, located at 2260 meters above sea level. Once past, a totally different landscape is revealed: the lunar landscape of the Anti Atlas and the vast plateau that borders it.

Just after the pass, we left the main road and found ourselves on the old route used by the caravans to bring the products in great demand to the Sultan's court. What was once Pasha Glaoui's main residence in Telouet, the telouet Kasbah inside, is presented as a testimony to the greatness and wealth of this tenacious man, who rose to prominence at the end of the century. and who eclipsed the sultan of the better part of the world. the first half until Morocco's independence in 1956. Although he spent most of his time in Marrakech, where he is said to have had tea with W. Churchill and founded the first bus company in Morocco, this palace was his residence. principal at the beginning of the last century. A visit is recommended, if only to admire the

Leaving Telouet, our journey crosses the spaghetti western configuration before the road joins the canyon. The river shines in the background and for about an hour, the villages follow one another in the green spaces that border the river, each dominated by its abandoned Kasbah. The route follows the green snake of the palm trees and, on the other side of the valley, dug into the wall, the caves are still used to maintain the stock or the cereals during the winter of the semi-nomadic populations of the region.

Just before Ait Ben Haddou, several local kasbahs have been converted into boutique hotels and this is where we will spend the first night. The UNESCO world site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah Ait Benhaddou can be visited at night or early the next day. During this time, depending on the time available and your mood, you can enjoy the swimming pool (heated in winter), the terrace with incredible views or stroll through the gardens bordering the river, between almond and olive trees. For the more intrepid, you can arrange a tour of the Berber barn and troglodyte caves on foot or by camel and/or bake bread with the locals in the nearby village's wood-burning stove.

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DAY 2: Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades

After breakfast, our marrakech to fes desert tour 4 days we will drive A half-hour drive from Ait Ben Haddou, our tailor-made Morocco tour arrives in Ouarzazate, built in the 1920s by French troops as a garrison to control the region. Kasbah Taourirt, one of the residences of the famous Glaoui dynasty and once one of the largest kasbahs in the south of the country, can be visited. For those of you who are interested, you can arrange a visit to the impressive Atlas Film Studios, where recently episodes of the Game of Thrones series were filmed.

Leaving Ouarzazate, our 4x4 tour through Morocco joins the palm grove of Skoura, a vast and verdant canopy that stretches towards the horizon. Here, the inhabitants perpetuate the same way of life as that of previous generations for centuries. A palm tour in southern Morocco in a palm grove with a local guide is highly recommended. You will be able to see how the inhabitants organize the ingenious distribution of water through kettaras and seguias and the local artisans give shape to their colorful ceramics.

You can also visit a 17th-century Kasbah, where locals are happy to show you how olives are crushed to produce the precious oil. Fire, Water, Earth, and Dye are what do most things here. Friday afternoon, at the end of the prayer, the caïd leaves the mosque and spreads a carpet on the grass. The villagers follow each other and ask their questions. Most of them are resolved on the site. Time is suspended here indeed.

On the way, we can rest on the banks of Mansour Eddhabi Lake. Flamingos and spoonbills hide on the water, their legs motionless. Next, our journey arrives at Kelaa des Mgouna, famous for its rose-derived products industry. The most cautious product is rose water and two factories in the area distill and export the product. The roses are harvested by the women before sunrise and the work is difficult, as it takes 10 tons of petals to produce 2-3 liters of rose oil. Later we arrived

Gorges du DadèsBoulmane de Dadès, famous for its Bird Valley, rich in birds, and the ideal starting point to explore the spectacular Dadès Valley, a lush carpet backed by huge rocks. We will stop for dinner and spend the night in a beautiful Kasbah nearby.

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DAY 3: Dades Gorges - Tinerir - Todra Gorges - Rissani - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

After breakfast, our first stop is Tinerhir (Tinghir), with its vast palm grove, the Ksour built on the rocky hills above it, and its mysterious Jewish decaying ksour. No more than a mountain village, located 1,300 meters from the Berber Adobe Village and Palmgrove altitude, has for generations been a stopover for nomadic Berber tribes who travel from the mountains in the north to the desert during the winter months . A rather low-key hidden gem is the 19th-century adobe mosque, nestled in the ruined old ksour, a paradise for photo enthusiasts.

The most spectacular (and touristic) gorges in Morocco, the Todra Gorges, are only 15 km from Tinerhir, offering an astonishing spectacle with its crystalline river emerging from it, its enormous walls changing color to give an effect magic as it goes. the day. Its 300 meter high walls contain more than 150 locked routes and at any time of the day someone can be seen climbing the gigantic walls. If you want to get away from the tourist crowds and/or do some trekking in Morocco, the Dades Gorge is your alternative.

Before arriving in Merzouga, our tour of Morocco passes through Erfoud and Rissani. In Erfoud, we can make a stop to visit the road that leads to the SaharaMusee des Oasis. Rissani was the last stop on the great southern caravan routes and gold and slave auctions were held there until the 1800s. It was also from here that the Alaoui dynasty, who governs Morocco today, launched its commitment to power centuries ago. If you have time, it is recommended to visit the well-preserved medieval souk (fortified village), as well as to visit the local souk.

Merzouga is the last village before the dunes, behind which are some of the highest dunes of the Sahara in Morocco, Erg Chebbi. Once in Merzouga, freshen up/shower before taking a camel ride to the desert camp. With all the dunes of the Sahara desert at Erg Chebbithe, the expectations accumulated along the way still do not prepare him for the spectacle that stretches from the top of the dunes before his eyes. From what you can see, there is nothing but sand, an ocean of him ready to conquer anything in his path. All material matters become meaningless and the feeling of peace is overwhelming

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DAY 4: Merzouga - Errachidia - Midelt - Ifrane - Fez.

Try to get up early enough to see the sunrise, nothing like it... After breakfast, our 4 days tour from marrakech to fes arrives at Errachidia, no more than a former French Foreign Legion post which probably has had to do something with an area notorious for caravan raids by nomadic Berber tribes. In Midelt, the highest peaks of the Atlas appear through the mist which culminates at 3700 meters with Djebel Ayachi. Site drama is the most compelling reason to stop. For a Berber woman working in the countryside, the city itself offers nothing but an apple festival in October and Middle Atlas rugs from local tribes.

Once our journey reaches Azrou ("rock" in the local Berber language), the landscape is completely different: lush vegetation with the surrounding lakes and cedar forest which is also home to several companies of easy to observe Barbary apes. in the area of ​​the legendary 800 years. Old Cedar From Gouraud. This is equally interesting for bird lovers, as the forests are also home to washers, red basins, avocados, warblers and other exotic bird species.

Beyond Ifrane, a colonial alpine resort built by the French in 1929. From tanneries to Fez With its alpine chalets, landscaped gardens, verdant park surrounding a mountain-fed lake, it almost feels like... Swiss. Beyond Ifrane we begin our descent to Fez and under broad lighting you can see the oldest medieval town still standing in the distance. Our 4 day Morocco tour ends with a late afternoon or late afternoon arrival in Fez.

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What’s included

  • Private A/C Modern 4×4 Toyota TX
  • English / French speaking driver
  • First night in hotel Ait Ben Haddou including dinner and breakfast ( Private A/C ensuite room )
  • The second night at hotel Dades Gorge including dinner and breakfast ( Private A/C ensuite room )
  • The third night at a Sahara desert camp in Erg Chebbi including dinner and breakfast ( Private A/C ensuite room )
  • Sunset camel trek in Erg Chebbi
  • Berber party at night in the desert nomad's music.
  • Sand boarding

What’s not included

  • Lunches and beverages on the way.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional local guide at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (2 Euros per person).
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