FES TO MARRAKECH VIA DESERT – 9 DAYS TOUR
DAY 1: Fes:
Pick up at Fes (Sais) airport and transfer to hotel or riad.
DAY 2: Fes:
After breakfast we wil visit Fez, a city that brings us back to the Middle Ages with its medieval Medina with the Medersas (Islamic universities) as Bou Anania of Attarine, and the Fountain Nejjarine, the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and Karaouine Mosque. Lunch and in the afternoon visit to the souks.
DAY 3: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga:
The land becomes barren and full of spectacular geological formations and deep green valleys, as the Valley of Ziz. We will see the typical adobe architecture, palm trees, some Kasbahs … We are at the gates of the desert. We arrived at the impressive dunes of Merzouga and after a hospitality tea, we will leave the suitcases in the rooms and climb the first dunes that are next to the hostel to enjoy the beautiful sunset. After dinner enjoy a little show of Berber music with drums and castanets.
DAY 4: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Nomads – Merzouga:
After breakfast we will go around the Erg Chebbi, where is the Great Dune of Morocco with over 250 meters, and then we will connect on track with part of the route off the Paris-Dakar. Stop at the oasis of Tissardmin, then follow the road to a nomadic settlement where we will learn some secrets of her life and customs. Later stop at a vantage point where we can watch the entire Erg Chebbi. Arrive at the town of Khamlia, originally from Mali, where we will relax with a cup of tea while we enjoy a short concert of spiritual music of Gnawa. Return to the lodge, lunch and around 16:00 pm depart in a caravan of camels to the camp of Haimas. We will drink the hospitality tea, as usual, and before dinner take the chance to climb the great dune or just to those found near the camp and enjoy the peace and silence of the moment and the place offers. We will sleep under a blanket of stars in the heart of the desert.
DAY 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Valley of Dades:
In the morning you can get up early, take a walk over the sand dunes and watch the sunrise. We take camel back to the hotel where you will take a shower and breakfast. Then we take road towards gorges but firs we will stop to visit rissani, the town where the alaouite dynasty established. Then we continue passing through the ziz valley and arrive to the Todra Gorges where we will have a walk. After, we will arrive to Dades Gorges to enjoy the beauty of rivers and mountains.
DAY 6: Valley of Dades – Valley of Roses – Skoura – Ouarzazat:
After breakfast we climb to the top of the gorge. We will go to the Valley of Dades. We arrived at the Kasbah of Aït Youl where we turn to admire wild landscapes and less known to the Valley of Boutagrar. Keep up the Valley of the Roses to the palm grove of Skoura. Arrival in Ouarzazate.
DAY 7: Ouarzazat – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
After breakfast we visit Ouarzazate: Kasbah Taourirt Tifoultoute kasbah, movie studios. Then go to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, visit its famous Kasbah (Declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO). Lunch at the site and travel to Marrakech via the Tizi highest port N ‘Tichka. We visited the Argan oil cooperative, we discover the production process and will explain the many benefits it has for the human body. Arrival in Marrakech. Free time to discover the famous Jamaa el Fna Square.
DAY 8: Marrakech:
After breakfast, morning city tour highlighting the Menara Gardens, Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque impressive with its famous minaret built by the Almohades. Lunch and afternoon free to enjoy the charm of the Jamaa El Fna
DAY 9: Marrakech:
Breakfast and transfer to airport.