DAY 1: FEZ – IFRANE – CEDROS FOREST – MIDDLE ATLAS – ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA
4 days Tour from Fes to Marrakech, Pick up at the hotel or Riad where they are staying in the morning. We went south to cross the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach Ifrane, called «the little Moroccan Switzerland» because of its great resemblance to that country. One of the animals that once lived here was the lion of the Atlas. for what has happened to become the symbol of the city and to which they have dedicated a stone statue in the center of it. We will take the opportunity to take some photos.
We will cross the famous cedar forests. We will be able to admire the Great Cedar Gouraud, the largest millenary cedar in the region and also feed the hundreds of Gibraltar monkeys that live in the area. Lunch in Midélt and in the afternoon we will pass through the Ziz Valley. More than 20km of palm groves and 10 million palm trees make it one of the largest in the world.
Arrival in Merzouga, a hospitality tea awaits us in our Hotel, to later enjoy our first contact with the desert, climbing to the nearest dunes and relax with a spectacular sunset. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: MERZOUGA – NOMADIC FAMILIES – KHAMLIA – NIGHT IN HAIMAS NÓMADAS
A special day. After a rich breakfast, we will go through the Erg Chebbi, a deserted stretch of sand where the Great Dune of Morocco is located, and connect by track with part of the route followed by the old Paris-Dakar and the mountains that border Algeria in the background.
Stop at the oasis of Tissardmin where we can find a fossil race that is still in this region and we will continue towards a nomadic settlement where we will know some of the secrets of their life and customs and we will share a tea with them. Later stop will be a panoramic point where we can contemplate the Erg Chebbi as a whole.
We will arrive at the village of Khamlia, originally from South Africa, where we will relax with a tea while we enjoy a small concert of spiritual music of Gnawa. Return to the Hotel to go out in a caravan of camels to enter the deserted heart and contemplate an unforgettable sunset.
We will arrive with the dromedaries to the camp where we will stay in Haimas » Shops made with dromedary wool » like those used by desert nomads.
Dinner and night in Haimas in the heart of the desert under a spectacular blanket of stars. Next to a campfire and the sound of drums.
DAY 3: MERZOUGA – RISSANI MARKET – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
A spectacular sunrise, since they are in the desert, it is recommended to get up early to walk to the highest dune that is around the camp to enjoy the sunrise and this relaxing landscape that nature offers, we will return in dromedaries to the town of Merzouga
After a rich breakfast, we have to say goodbye to the desert and we will go to Rissani where we will visit its market (if we are lucky it will be one of the market days: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday) we will follow the road to Erfoud where there is also possibility to visit the factory of fossilized marble before continuing to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. Later we will reach one of the strongest points of the High Atlas; The Gorges of Todra.
The channel of the Todra River has formed a defile of vertical walls of enormous proportions and of great beauty; It is a paradise for climbers and a unique place. We will have lunch at the site and a walk would be advisable to see and enjoy the Gorges in detail. In the afternoon we will continue towards the Dadès Valley, also known for the Valley of Figs, passing through Boumalne Dadés we will stop for the » patas de mono ».
Dinner and night at the hotel.
DAY 4: DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – KASBAH OF AIT BEN HADDOU – HIGH ATLAS – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will enjoy one of the best views of the Dades Valley. We will do it from one of the most strategic places that the mountains offer us. From there we can observe the amount of kasbahs that there are and the picturesque of each of them, then exit to a road dotted with several Kasbahs of great interest. After several stops to enjoy the route of the Thousand Kasbahs, the Valley of Roses and the great palm grove of Skoura, we will arrive at Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of the Glaoui or Pasha de Marrakech, Film Studies and Museum of the Cinema is interested.
We will also go to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit its famous Kasbah (Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). In this spectacular frame several famous films have been shot like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia Obelix, Sahara with Penélope Cruz …
We will have lunch in the village and in the afternoon we will continue towards Marrakech crossing the mountain pass of Tizi Ntichka with panoramic stops to take photos. Here we will leave behind the lunar landscape that will give way to the predominant green, ocher, etc. colors.
Arrival in Marrakech late / night transfer to hotel / airport, end of our 4 days Tour Fez Marrakech,.