4 days marrakech to fes
4 DAYs Marrakech to Fes , Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Dades Gorge
The four days tour will start from Marrakesh where we will meet first time; this city was an old capital of Morocco’s ancient monarchs, and it is named to be the capital of the Maghreb Union. At 8 am we will drive through the High Atlas mountains that is known by the highest top in Morocco 4,167m named Toubkal go Through the Tizi N’Tichka passage on the mountain and enjoy the various landscape views. On the route we will have a break for a tea with mint or coffee at one of the Amazigh Hamlets. The next break will be at Ait Ben Hadou village to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou; an old building that is for collective living, this Kasbah is nominated as a UNSCO heritage in 1987. This Kasbah and the region in general is very important for the industry of film making (famous movies like the man who would be king in 1975 and many others) it is also a fortress on the Salt Road where caravans from different regions came to buy slaves, gold, ivory and salt. Here we will enjoy the lunch time special food of the region. Then we will continue the path towads the Dades Valley, through the Kalaat Magouna; a town known by it’s thousands hectars of roses you can admire on May, Skoura Amazigh villages surrounding the valley of Dades; this valley which is shaped in a form of gorges long time ago, here we can spend the first night.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga
The second day after a tasty breakfast. The caravan will continue the road through the valley admiring the amazing rock formation ( the monkey toes) and the integration of the of Kasbahs within the beautiful nature to name but a few the amazing Kasbah of AitYul from the 19 century. Entering Tinrghir region and the Todra Valley and it’s panoramic landscape view and surrounding Amazigh villages. In the Todra valley we will have a walk through the river with it’s amazing 300m high red cliff which a favorite destination for many rock-limbers to practice this sport.
Lunch time will be served either in Rissani or Erfoud; two town oasis in the sahara, before leaving to merzouga the village of the golden sand where you will be welcomed with a tea with mint then checking in a Hotel or Riad and spend the night.
Day 3: Merzouga area and the Camel trek
The third day in Merzouga will start after a delicious breakfast with a visit to explore the area. We will visit the Gnawi people living in Khamlia Village; who came from southern countries of Africa as slaves in the past and integrated the Moroccan society, listen to their music and experience their life style at the khaima (tent). Near this village we can see the lake of Merzouga or lake Dayet Srij which was dry for a long time, but today welcomes many various birds including the amazing colony of greater flamingos. The visit may also take you to the wire house where many Amazigh handicrafts are sold at a very good price. Back to the hotel or Riad for lunch time and relax after that you will go for a camel ride with an experienced local camel guide who will take you to explore the sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi for 2-3 hours before dinner. If you prefer to spend the night under the stars around a firecamp to enjoy the fresh air with local music and the wonderful stars on the sky and sleep in a traditional Amazigh tent.
Day 4: Merzouga – Fes
Your camel guide will wake you up early in the morning and you will have change to watch best sunrise of your life. Then , you’ll enjoy camel-trek back to your hotel/riad ,crossing unique dunes of Erg Chebbi – changing with the light as the day progresses.
After tasty breakfast in the local guest-house we will travel to Fes via Erfoud ,Aoufous and Errachidia along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock and through the TiziNtalghamt pass to Midelt. We will stop in Zaida to enjoy a barbecue and refresh with a glass of mint tea ,then we continue to Azrou, a Berber village in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Here we’ll stop to see the Barbarian apes in the famous Cedar forest. Then we drive to Ifrane – “the French village”, stopping for a picture and drink before we arrive to Fes ,where the tour ends.