5 days from Marrakech to Fes via Desert Erg Chabbi

Marrakech-Merzouga-Fes : Marrakech-Ait Benhaddou-Ouarzazate - Erg Chehbi-Azrou-Fes

Day 1 Marrakech – Talouet -AitBenhaddou

Pick up you in hotel/riad then towards the High Atlas Mountains. towards Ouarzazate, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. you will enjoy a beautiful landscapes with different colours and the Berber villages , visit Kasbah of Telouet were occupied by the Pacha Glaoui during his reign and are frequented by Moroccan travelers which sits in the village of Telouet nestled outside the Onilla Valley. The Harem and reception hall areas give one a good idea of the former luxury in which El Glaoui lived, as well as a look at the Andalusian-style of decorating. However, the older parts of the Kasbah are in complete ruins, making it difficult to see properly. Walking through the crumbling passageways is like walking through a maze and some have gotten lost exploring the dilapidated Kasbah.then continue to the second Kasbah,Ait Benhaddou, UNESCO placed it under its auspices as a World Heritage Site and then the Moroccan Government itself jumped on the bandwagon in 1994 to rehabilitate the Kasbah in order to preserve the cultural and national heritage. the Kasbahs were a major stop for camel caravans carrying salt through the Sahara and returning with gold, silver and slaves.. Overnight in Ait benhadou.

Day 2 : Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate –Dades–Todra Gorge

After your breakfast depart towards the city of Ouarzazate city known as the doorway to the Sahara Desert. Visit Kasbah Taourirt Then we start traveling via the Road of Thousand Kasbahs to Skoura Oasis lined by many palm groves at to Rose Valley known for production of Moroccan roses. At Boumalen Dades we can the smaller route that will lead us to the Dades Gorge. We will pass the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills, a bizarre rock resembling monkey feet. We will travel to the top of the Dades Gorge, deep gorge of red and mauve rock towering above the road. Then we return back to Boumalen Dades and travel to another very spectacular gorge, Todra Gorge.

Day 3 : Todra Gorge –Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

After your breakfast start traveling towardsTinjdad then Touroug Erfourd. We visit the fossils center and the ancient city of Rissani that thrived from the 8th to the 14th centuries thanks to the caravan routes of the kingdom of Sijilmassa. Alawite dynasty as they took power, as well as Moulay er Rachid. It is a cultural destination in Morocco boasting beautiful examples of early Moroccan architectural styles and noteworthy palaces and temples,. Then later in the afternoon you will take your camels to across the desert during a beautiful sunset for about 2 hours to reach you camp for the night by the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Overnight in the Nomad tent, night full of stars.

Day 4 : Merzoga-Midelt-Ifran-Fes

You will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, drive to Fes along the Ziz Valley Gorge and via Azrou and the cedar forests where colony of monkeys will keep you amused. drop you off at your Riad/Hotel


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