4 days from Marrakech to fes
4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes ; Day 1: Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Telouet – Tamdakht 184km ; Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate
Day 1 : Marakech_Ounila valley_Ait ben hadou kasbah_Ouarzazate
Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate, On this day trip to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate. You will enjoy a scenic journey into the High Atlas Mountains to the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2,260m). Our first stop of the day is at Telouet. A village on the ‘Route of the Caravans’ from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech.
Telouet has one of the most spectacular Kasbahs in the Atlas, which was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. This forgotten Kasbah holds a labyrinth of opulent rooms, maintaining a ghost of the splendor and glory of what it once beheld.
As you descend down onto the East side of Morocco you will notice a dramatic shift in the landscape changing to more arid and desert terrain.
Next, taking a little-used back road we arrive at Ait Ben Haddou. Inscribed by UNESCO in 1987 as a ‘World Heritage Site’, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. The Kasbah, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. After a guided tour of the ancient settlement be sure to walk up to the high point on the hill above the Kasbah for particularly fine views.
Day 2 : Ouarzazate_the valley of 1000 kasbah_rose valley_dades valley_todgha gorges
Breakfast and departure of route direction to Marrakech before following the route to Marrakech we go to the ancient Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Visit the Kasbah where is where many films have been filmed, such as Obelix, Babel, the Sahara, The Kingdom of Heaven, Cleopatra, and Gladiator. Then we will follow the return route to Marrakech, crossing the mountains of the High Atlas by the Tizi n Tichka pass (the highest Atlas port, with 2,260 meters of altitude) with its spectacular views we will arrive in the afternoon to Marrakech.
Day 3 : Sahara desert_fes
Tour Around Erg Chebbi, After breakfast, we begin the drive to explore the tiny villages around Erg Chebbi dunes such as Hassi Labied, Merzouga, and Khamlia. In Hassi Labied we will stop at the garden where you will view the canal irrigation system. From here we continue on the trail toward Merzouga. Near Merzouga, you will have the chance to see Dayet Srji lake that forms in the springtime which attracts flocks of pink flamingos and wildlife, Bird-watchers will enjoy this peaceful area.
On our way to Khamlia we expect to meet locals showing their desert foxes. You may also encounter desert reptiles and mammals. In Khamlia, known as the village of black people who were once slaves from Sudan. You will be hospitably welcomed with a cup of tea (Whiskey Berber) while enjoying their spiritual Gnawa music. Leaving Khamlia, our next stop is on the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border.
We may stop for a picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a Nomad family, who live under Berber tents while taking care of the herds of cattle, goats, and camels. You will be introduced to family members and get to know about their way of life while enjoying the taste of a nice cup of tea. After this, you will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks. Continuing on, we reach the panoramic view near Yasmina Auberge where you will be amazed at the scene of the dunes in addition to the nearby lake springtime.
Back to your hotel for lunch and relax.
Day 4 : Explore fes
A day discovery of the city of Fez, the cultural capital and the oldest of the Imperial Cities of the country, which was for centuries the cultural and religious center of the western Islamic world, and which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
labyrinthine lanes structured by guilds of potters, dyers … and the bustle of its people will transport you centuries ago, it is a medieval city that lasts over time, 1200 years after its founding the monuments that we can visit: Medersas Koranic Schools Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. Souks, Fes El-Jedid, Karaouine Mosque, lunch in a typical restaurant in the Medina, and free afternoon. Accommodation in Hotel or Riad.
- A very comfortable and air-conditioned
- Fuel for entire journey
- English speaking tour guide/chauffer during the tour(including local guides in the imperial cities) (you can specify other languages).
- Visit to Hassan2Mosque
- All nights accommodations in suite room Hotel + desertCamp
- Camel trekking
- Berber music and animation
- Dinner sand Breakfasts during the tour (vegetarian welcome)check itinerary for details.
- Daily Breakfasts.
- Marrakech, Fes, Rabat, Volubilis city sightseeing with local guides
- Pick up &drop off a tHotels /Airport.
- Authentic and unique experiences.
What’s not included?
- Flights tickets &Travel insurance.
- All Lunches, dinners (see it cinerary)
- Tips for your guides and driver, Porters
- Monuments Entrances fees.