Three days from Marrakech to Fes
Three day trips through magnificent towns and landscapes
Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades - Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Ifrane-Immouzer-Fes.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge
Pick up provided from hotel to Ouarzazate through the famous Tizi-n-Tichka pass situated at a height of 2,260m within the High Atlas Mountains. This is how the first of our Marrakech to Fes day trips start. Enjoy the exotic and colourful landscapes along with the Berber village on your way from Marrakech and Ouarzazate, which is known as the doorway to the Sahara Desert. Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO world heritage site, falls on the way and is a famous spot with movies like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Jesus of Nazareth” shot in this location.
Walk across the river to visit the fortified Kasbah, situated atop the hill. Continue towards Ouarzazate through the Skoura palm grove and the Valley of the Roses. This valley is the centre of Moroccan roses and rose products. Travel through the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills and Dades gorge, carved by the Dades River for centuries, before enjoying a mystical night right at the heart of the gorge.
Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Erg Chebbi (Merzouga)
On the second day of your trip from Marrackech to Fes, another gorge named Todra awaits you with the roads through the Berber village and Dades valley. You can trek the canyons, which are around 300m high and a favourite place for mountain climbers. Once finished, with the trekking, head towards the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara Desert. Lunch on the way. From Erg Chebbi, you can enjoy a 1 :30 hour camel ride towards the camp behind an oasis, enjoying the fabulous sunset on the way. Feel like a nomad as you spend the night under a sky lit up by millions of stars and Berber music.
Day 3: Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fez
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, the best thing within the desert. Complete your breakfast and set out towards Fes alongside the Ziz Valley Gorge and Azrou. Be amused by the monkeys within green lush cedar forests on your way. Get a drop off at your hotel in Fes.