FROM MARRAKECH TO FÈS
Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi-n-Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Kelaa Mgouna – Boulemane – Dades Gorges
Early morning departure for the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah through the Tizi-n-Tichka col (2260m) and the High Atlas Mountains. Arrival in Ait Benhaddou, the most beautiful fortified village of Morocco (Ranked by UNESCO as world heritage) and the setting for several films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Jewels of the Nile. We’ll enjoy lunch in the Hollywood of Morocco, Ouarzazate, before heading to Boulemane Dadès where we will sleep.
Day 2 : Dades Gorges– Boulemane – Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Tinjdad – Touroug – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, return via the Dades Valley until Boulemane in order to continue in direction of Tinghir and the Todgha Gorges, walk in the Gorges and afterwards departure to join Erfoud by Tinjdad Palm grove (lunch on the spot) and the one of Touroug. Arfoud, Rissani and our final destination for the day, Merzouga. We’ll have time to relax in hotel And you can have Berber whiskey (mint tea) before we begin our camel ride. We make our 1½ hour breathtaking and tranquil journey as the sun is setting across the desert. Once at the camp, we’ll enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine while the nomads entertain us with their music by the fire.
Day 3: Merzouga – Erfoud – Errachidia – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – Fez
Wake-up to a spectacular sunrise in the desert and enjoy breakfast. Bivouac trekkers will return by camel and visit the Black Gnawa village that is known for the Gnawa’s spiritual music. You will continue your journey towards the Midelt via Erfoud, Ziz Valley, and Errachidia, before traveling to Fez via the Middle Atlas Mountains, and Azrou. You will have the opportunity to wander about through the largest forest of cedar trees in the region that is inhabited by monkeys. Later on you will visit the Famous Museum of Dar el Batha and the panoramic Kasbah, and stay the evening in a Riad in Fez.
Included in the price:
- Transport A/C 4WD
- Pick up / drop off at your hotel or Riad /airport
- English speaking driver
- Private room with private bathroom in Dades Valley
- Overnight in the camp after a camel ride ( camel per person)
- Dinner and Breakfast
- Private tent
- Private trip
- Free time to explore the sites & stops for pictures.