3 Days Marrakech To Fes Via Desert
Day 1:Marrakech – Tizi N’tichka Pass – Ouarzazate – Kalaa M’gouna – Boumalen Dades
After breakfast, we will pick you up from your riad/hotel, and depart toward the Dades Gorge, driving through the High Atlas Mountains and through a pass called Tizi-n-Tichka, which stand at an altitude of 2260m, stopping for the panoramic views and enjoying the beautiful houses of the Berbere villages, the lush river beds where farming still flourishes, castles still in ruins and those which are being restored.
We will stop in Ait Ben Haddou for lunch in a local restaurant and then visit the UNESCO World Heritage site with its popular Kasbah. We continue our drive, passing through Ouarzazate, known as the Hollywood of Africa where the Atlas Film Studio resides. The studio has been the filming site of some of the largest movies in the world, such as The Mummy, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and parts of the Game of Thrones. We continue driving to Kalaa M’Gouna, known for its “Festival of Roses”, which takes place each May. We’ll stop to take in the panoramic views before heading to your hotel in the Dades Valley.
Day 2: Dades Valley- Tinjdad – Erfoud -Erg Chebbi Dunes (Merzouga):
After breakfast, we’ll explore the Dades Gorge. We’ll see the rock formations and then drive along the road to Tinghir, known as the Grand Canyon of Morocco, enjoying the amazing scenery along the Todra Gorge, observing the fortified villages. Eventually, we reach a famous rock climbing spot. We’ll stop for a walk to enjoy the beautiful rocky mountains, stretch our legs and then continue our drive to Tiinjdad for lunch in a local restaurant. Next, we drive to Erfoud where we’ll visit a marble factory. You’ll see the artisans work and have time to purchase beautiful native marble decorations.
We continue on to Erg Chebbi, the largest sand dunes in Morocco. Your camel caravan will be waiting to walk you to your camp. You can stop on the way to enjoy the sunset.
Day 3: Erg Chebbi -Erfoud -Ziz Valley – Medelt – Azrou – Ifran – Fez:
After breakfast, we drive towards Fez, with stops along the way to see the sights of Ziz Valley, passing Errachidia, and eventually arriving in Medelt for lunch. We continue through the Middle Atlas Mountains, a two-hour drive, to stop in the Cedar Forest to spend some time with the Barberry Monkeys where we’ll feed and photograph them. Next, on to Ifrane, an adorable town known as the Switzerland of Morocco. This will be the last stop before we take you to your hotel or Riad in Fez.