4 DAYS TOUR FEZ MARRAKECH
4 DAYS Tour Fes Marrakech, Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.
DAY 1: FES – IFRAN – AZROU – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA DESERT
The trip will start from Fez city; recognized as an international heritage by the UNSCO, we will first meet at the hotel or raid where you are booked. Heading towards Merzouga known by its golden desert in the south east of Morocco. Through the route we will go drive by the city of Ifran; different from the other cities of the country Ifran has a European wonderful architecture surrounded by the Cedar forest; here we can stop to feed monkeys living in that forest and enjoy the fresh air. After that we will continue the route to Midelt city; located in the middle atlas; known for its apple production and the ancient mines of plumb. We will stop there for lunch time and continue the trip.The next direction will be Erfoud an oasis town in eastern Morocco, crossing the Tizi Ntalghamt a passage through the mountain that will transport you to another landscape view with deserted mountains except next the river. Arriving to Arfoud the trip we will drive directly to Merzouga stop at an auberge and leave your luggage there and ride camels to the khaima “the tent” in the desert. You will be served dinner then listen the local music with drums and dance around a campfire.
DAY 2: MERZOUGA AREA AND THE CAMEL TREK
The morning in the desert will start very early to allow you see the sunrise and the changing of color of the golden dunes with the time. After that you will ride back camels to merzouga at hotel where you can get a fresh shower and a tasty breakfast before going in a visit to the villages surrounding Erg Chebbi dunes such as: Hassi Labied, Merdani, Khamlia andM’fis. We will meet locals on the way to Khamlia who will show you their desert fausses. On the sand you will probably encounter desert reptiles and mammals. Arriving to khamilia known as the Gnawi village, black people coming from southern countries of Africa as slaves in the past, who get integrated to the Moroccan society. The people there will be welcoming you very hospitably with a cup of tea made in the desert manner (Amazigh whiskey) and listning to their lovely spiritual Gnawi music. Leaving khamilia we will go towardsthe Algerian borders to have panoramic view to the golden dunes before having a picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree. The ride will continue visiting nomads of the region living under an Amazigh tent and taking care of their herds. On the way back to Merzouga to have dinner and sleep the night at the hotel, you will come across the volcanic rocks and the Yasmina Lake where you will be surprised with the natural postcard of the dunes surrounding the lake ( in spring)
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODGHA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
The second day you will wake up early in the morning to admire the sunrise shining at the golden sand. After that we ride back on camels to the auberge. Where you will take a shower to refresh your body and then an appetite breakfast. Putting back your things on bus, we will drive Marrakech, meeting the Rissani city the former capital of the Tafilalt region and cross road between northern and southern regions, then the Todra Gorges a series of limestone river canyons near the Tinghir city; where the large palm forest and agriculture show in the Moroccan desert handicrafts along the way.Shaped thousands year ago thanks to the power of water going in the river the gorge gave us a very amazing view. We will drive through the road of the thousand Kasbahs in the great palm Skoura towards the valley of Dades which also has a spectacular landscape similar to that of the Todra gorge decorated with hundreds of Kasbahs. Taking the narrow road in the valley and stop by to enjoy it, have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 4: MARRAKECH VIA OUARZAZATE, AIT BEN HADOU, AND THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS
The next morning, you will have a breakfast meal. Then we will start the trip meeting the oasis of Skoura and the valley of roses which is cultivated with hectares of roses; their beauty and smell could be seen on May. The drive will take us to the Ighram “the fortified village” of Ait ben Haddou whose name is taken from the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, world Hiretage site by UNSCO in 1987, where famous films were shot to name but a few as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy. Tizi Ntichka, is the next stop, a mountain wind road which we will climb to the top and take picture of the amazing view. At the end of the road, Marrakech was known in Tamazight as Amour N Akouch or the land of GOD. In this beautiful city comes the end of our services.