3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes
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3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes overview:
The Sahara desert is waiting for you! Discover Southeast Morocco’s delights, from the red city of Marrakech to Africa’s Athens, Fes. Enjoy a fantastic 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga. You’ll travel across the spectacular scenery of the High Atlas mountains to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah on this desert excursion. Visit Ouarzazate, Africa’s Hollywood, and spend the night in Boumalne Dades, a gorgeous valley. In Tinghir, take in the beautiful scenery of Todra Canyon and an oasis.
The highlight of your Marrakech to Fez desert vacation will be riding a camel over the golden Erg Chebbi dunes and spending an incredible night between the dunes in a desert tent beneath a million stars.
Highlights of our tour:
Itinerary: 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Boumalne Dades
The 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will begin at your hotel. We’ll pick you up and take you on a scenic journey across the High Atlas Mountains. As a result, your customized tour will focus on the most popular tourist destinations. To begin, you’ll learn about the Argan oil cooperative and also how Argan oil is used in cosmetics. The sceneries of the extending mountains and the Tizi-N-Tichka pass will also be seen.
Second, we’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou. It is Morocco’s biggest Kasbah, with adobe dwellings as its architectural design. You will then go to Ouarzazate’s capital cinema. As a result, you’ll come across its cinema studio, which has been used to shoot a number of films, including Game of Thrones and Gladiator.
Finally, we’ll go to the settlement of Skoura. Amerhidil has an interesting kasbah that is worth seeing. You’ll also go to Rose Valley and travel to Boumalne Dades. We’ll spend the night at a nearby Riad.
Day 2: Dades Valley- Todra Gorges- Merzouga:
After breakfast, the second day of our 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes will begin. The journey focuses on the primary tourist attraction in the direction of the desert. As a result, at Toudra Gorges, you will find the perfect rock climbing location. Aside from that, our trip will be scenic with palm tree groves. Also, in Touroug hamlet, there will be a visit to the Berber clothing cooperative.
Later, you will get the opportunity to tour Fezna’s historic irrigation system. In addition, we will go to Erfoud, a fossil city, and the Merzouga desert. As a result, you will be greeted with mint tea before embarking on a camel trekking adventure. Your camel guide will make a crucial sunset halt in the midst of the dune. Drum music will be played around the fire and beneath the stars after supper at the camp.
Day 3: Merzouga – Ziz Valley – Ifrane- Fes:
On this particular day, you will see early dawn. After you return by camels, the 3 days desert excursion from Marrakech to Fes will begin. As a result, you’ll go to Rissani’s historic and traditional souk (market). In addition, the journey will take in the scenery of the Ziz valley. We’ll take a break here to take in the view of the valley’s palm tree oasis.
Second, we’ll travel to Midelt, Germany’s apple capital, for a lunch break. Following that, you’ll appreciate the verdant hills with nomads on your way to Cedar Forest. This location is home to apes with whom you may take photographs. In addition, you will visit Ifrane, Morocco’s Switzerland. There will be free time to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Finally, we’ll take you to Fes through lush pastures and a Berber settlement. Then, after dropping you off at your hotel, our 3-day desert journey from Marrakech to Fes will come to a close.
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The 3 day desert tour from to Fes via Merzouga is full with stunning sights to visit. As a result, we’d like to provide you with an outline of what you’ll see and experience during your trip with us.
You will drive from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou, where your professional guide will teach you about its history, on one of the tours we offer. Taking the stairs will get you to the summit. You’ll be astounded by how the artists depict the Kasbah using tea and sugar, followed by fire. Climb to the peak for some panoramic views from there.
Not to mention the fact that Ait Ben Haddou has lately taken on the appearance of a movie studio. At the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, scenes from The Gladiator, Alexander, The Bible, and other well-known films and television series were shot.
The magnificent Cla hotel is just across from the Atlas Studios. The hotel has a classic style, and tourists are welcome to stay and explore the studio’s many regions.
The Kasbah of Taourirt, often known as the Ouarzazate Maze, is another popular sight in Ouarzazate. Also, it includes roughly 300 chambers. It is certainly preferable to engage a local guide to find this secret location. It belongs to the Thami El Glaoui and is now extremely well-kept and significant.
If you wish to visit both Switzerland and Morocco at the same time, Ifrane is an excellent destination to go to. It is the cleanest city in Morocco and the tenth cleanest city in the world with European architecture. As a consequence, it is known as “Little Switzerland” in Morocco. Ifrane is the coldest city in Morocco, with average winter temperatures of -23°C=-9.4°F. That is to say, it snows a lot there, and as a consequence, many Moroccans go there to snowboard.
The Atlas Lion monument, carved by a German prisoner during the French occupation in 1912, is a landmark in Ifrane. Ifrane is known for having one of Morocco’s largest and most expensive institutions, as well as one of the king’s palaces.
The forest of Azrou, situated near the city of Ifrane, is known for its towering cedar trees that may exceed 25 meters in height. They’re also found in the Himalayan and Mediterranean mountains. Barbary apes, one of the world’s most unique species, live in these woods. That is the maggots that have been identified as Old World species monkeys. Not to mention that they are mostly found in Algeria’s Atlas Mountains and Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, with a small amount in Gibraltar.
We come to feed the monkeys, who usually come in families rather than in groups. In fact, they dislike socializing with other families.
After crossing the Atlas Mountains, Errachidia is the first hamlet that acts as the entrance to the Sahara desert. It is in the Daraa Tafilalet region, and its original name was Imtghern, and it was formerly known as Ksar Souk. Following that, it was given the name Errachidia by King Mohamed V’s brother, Prince Moulay Rachid. Because of its closeness to Algeria, which has political problems, Errachidia is home to the bulk of military outposts.
Hassan Addakhil Dam: Errachidia is famous for the Hassan Addakhil Dam, which supplies water to the nearby towns of Errachidia, Erfoud, and Merzouga. Because everything pours into the dam when it rains in the highlands, the Alaouite family had the foresight to build it in the Atlas Highlands in 1968.
The Ziz Valley, also called as the Ziz river, is a large river that flows 282 kilometers through the Sahara desert from Errachidia to Algeria. The river’s only remarkable feature is a 30-kilometer stretch where many date palm palms may be seen. Many people in this region have farms, and they generally grow palm trees since the arid weather and soil are conducive to their growth. When we arrive to Ait Chaker, we are greeted with a beautiful view of the river, replete with its majestic and massive palm palms.
Erfoud, sometimes known as Arfoud, is a city in southeast Morocco near the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Its name might be explained in one of two ways. To begin, many people think the name comes from a Berber shrub called Ounfoud, which grows in the Ziz River, which runs east of Erfoud. Others say the name comes from the Berber word “Ar Afoud,” which means “to the knee,” and alludes to a depth measurement done by two Berbers crossing the river.
Erfoud is well-known for its three-day international festival honoring the fruits of the date palm, which takes place in October. Many visitors travel from all over the globe to celebrate and export dates, as well as to enjoy the city’s center square’s concerts, music, and theatrical acts.
In geology, Erfoud is recognized as the city of mineral fossils. In the nearby mountains, you may find goniatites, orthoceras, trilobites, crinoids (Scyphocrinites Elegans), and corals, for example. Of course, we can take you to one of the museums to observe how those fossils are manufactured, and if you want to purchase one, we can take you there as well.