Route through Morocco from Marrakesh to Fez 4 days / 3 nights
Description of the tour
In Marrakesh and wanting to take route through Morocco until Fez?
Then this is your route! Travel in a modern, comfortable 4x4 vehicle, just for you and yours, across southern Morocco, the heartland of this great country, where you can see a land of contrasts and travel back in time.
We will cross the High Atlas using the routes of ancient caravans, passing through the highest mountain pass in all of Morocco, visiting the wonderful Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We will edge our way round towering gorges that form deep ravines and where you will enjoy the hospitality of the locals, until you reach the Sahara at Merzouga desert, where you will spend the night in Khaimahs reached on the back of camels.
And not to forget the vast groves, cedar forests and majestic Fez!
Day 1 Marrakesh – Aït Ben Haddou
Departure from Marrakesh heading in the direction of Ouarzazate, over the High Atlas, an obligatory route to reach our destination, where we cross through the highest mountain pass in Morocco, the Tizi-n-Tichka, with panoramic stops and spectacular views that will amaze you.
We will then take the road that leads to Kasbah Telouet, where you can make a visit. Once upon a time there was a grandiose Palace, that of "The Glaoui family", which was built on an old Kasbah dating from the 18th century, and which controlled the salt routes from deep in the Sahara that had to pass up through the Drâa Valley.
From here the route continues through the Unila Valley with its wonderful landscapes and Berber villages, to the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, where we can stop for a leisurely meal and then visit the Kasbah, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the place where They have filmed scenes from many Hollywood movies such as Gladiator.
Overnight Aït Ben Haddou
Day 2 Aït Ben Haddou - Gorges of Todra
Today we pass through the Valley of Skoura, called the "Route of a Thousand Kasbahs", the Valley of the Roses, the Gorges of Dadès and Gorges of Todra.
Upon reaching the Skoura Valley, we will take a path among palm grove paths and villages until the Kasbah of Amridil, which we will stop to visit.
We cross the Valley of the Roses, known for the manufacture of products related to the flower of Damascus, a flower that is grown in this valley and gives work to many families, before arriving at the We take the road once again, passing through immense palm plantations until our route through Morocco reaches the Gorges of Dadès with a variety of landscapes of gorges and canyons, dotted with small villages overshadowed by the geological formation called "The monkey’s fingers". Once out of the valley, we head to the town of Boumalne Dadès arriving at the Gorges of Todra.
Overnight, dinner and breakfast inGorges of Todra
Day 3 Gorges of Todra – Sahara at Merzouga
Start the day with the Todra Valley and marvel at its gorges, the highest in Morocco, where you can walk for a while along the river bank, and enjoy the wonderful scenery.
On the way to the desert we will break our journey in 4x4 to stop off at the palm groves of Jorf to visit underground channels - an ancient irrigation system that the people of the town used to take water to their lands. We will pass through the small town of Erfoud, known for its fossils, and in the afternoon arrive at the great dunes of Erg Chebbi, where the dromedaries await you to enter the dunes and enjoy the sunset.
Overnight in our camp, sleeping in the typical Khaimahs, enjoying dinner and breakfast by the dunes.
Day 4 Sahara at Merzouga – Fez
We head out of the desert with the 4x4 towards Fez, passing through the vast extension of palm groves of the Ziz Valley, before our route through Morocco takes up over the mountain passes of the Middle Atlas (Timahdit), and the cedar and pine forest of Azrou, where you can expect to see wild monkeys. We will cross the city of Ifrane, known as "Little Switzerland" before winding our way down to the region of Fez past Lake Dait Taua.
Afternoon arrival in Imperial Fez and to your chosen Riad or hotel. End of our services.