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3 Days: Fez to Marrakech

Day 1:

We will pick you up from your riad / hotel then drive south to Ifrane and Azrou through the Middle Atlas mountains. On the way we will stop at the cedar forests to see the Barbarian Apes in their natural habitat. Traveling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges that have been carved through volcanic rock, you’ll see views of the Middle-Atlas plateau and the scenery changing to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia.

We will enjoy lunch and continue our journey through the Ziz Valley to Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. After we indulge a cup of mint tea, we’ll leave our luggage in a safe room then take a camel ride to a Berber camp in the middle of the Erg Chebbi Sand Dunes, which are the highest sand dunes in North Africa. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min.

Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga

Enjoy the adventure into the Desert:

When we arrive at camp, we will set up Berber tents for your night in the desert. The tents are well equipped with mattresses, blankets, and cushions. After dinner we will gather around the fire and enjoy the sound of traditional Berber drums under the stars.

Merzouga - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley

Day 2:

We will wake up early to enjoy a magnificent sunrise on the dunes then take a camel ride back to the hotel. After freshening up and an authentic Moroccan breakfast we will leave for Tinghir and the Todra Gorge. The trip for Day 2 will have us arriving in the Dades Valley where we will have dinner and spend the second night in a local hotel.

Todra Gorge - Dades Valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah

High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through the Dades Valley, also called "the way of the thousand Kasbahs", provides countless photo opportunities.

While we tour, we will visit the Roses Valley and Skoura Village, then continue to Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”. We will have lunch at the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. After touring the UNESCO World Heritage site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi 'n Tichka pass, reaching an altitude of 2260 meters above sea level and at the height of the High Atlas Mountains. We will stop to enjoy the impressive views and visit the all-woman co-op that prepares Argan Oil for the world market.

To conclude this 3 Day Trip, we will arrive in Marrakech in late afternoon.


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