3 DAYS AND 2 NIGHTS FEZ - Desert-MARRAKECH
Day 1: FEZ - Ifrane - Forest of Cedars - Ziz Valley - Desert of Merzouga - Night In Haimas
Pick up from your Hotel or Riad where they are hosted in Fez at 8 and we went south to cross the mountains of the Middle Atlas to Ifrane, called '' The Moroccan ''Little Switzerland for its great similarity to that country. One of the animals that formerly lived here was the lion of the Atlas, which has become the symbol of the city and to which we have dedicated a statue of stone in the center of the same. The opportunity to take some photos. We will cross the famous forests of cedars and we will be able to admire the Great Cedar Gouraud, the largest ancient cedar of the region and also feed the hundreds of monkeys that inhabit the area. Lunch in Midelt or in Rich and in the afternoon we will pass through the Ziz Valley. More than 20km from palm grove and 10 million palm trees makes it one of the largest in the world. Arrival to the desert of Merzouga and left in a caravan of camels to enter the heart of the dunes and enjoy an unforgettable sunset. We will arrive with the camels to the camp where we will stay in haimas '' Shops made with camel hair '' such as used by the nomads of the desert. Dinner and overnight in haimas in the heart of the desert under a spectacular blanket of stars.
Day 2 : Desert of Merzouga - Rissani - Gorges of Todra Gorges of the Dades
‘’Appointment with the Dawn '' as they are in the desert it is advisable to get up early to walk up to the highest sand dune that is around the camp to enjoy the sun and the relaxing landscape that nature offers us, we'll be back in camels to the village of Merzouga. After a rich breakfast, we bid farewell to the desert and depart toward Rissani where we visit its market ( if we are lucky and is one of the market days: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday ). We follow the road toward Erfoud where there is also possibility to visit the fossilized marble factory before continuing on to the palm groves of de Touroug and Tinjdad. 1 hour later we arrive at one of the strongest points of the High Atlas: The Gorges of Todra Gorge. The Todra Gorge river has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous proportions and great beauty; it is the paradise of the climbers and a unique place. Lunch at the site and a half-hour walk it would be advisable to enjoy with detail the gorges. Later we continue to the Valley of the Dadès, also known as the Valley of figs, passing by Boumalne Dades we shall stop at the monkey legs '' '' Dinner and overnight at the Throats of the Dades.
Day 3 : Dades Gorges - Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - High Atlas - Marrakesh
After breakfast, we will be able to enjoy one of the best views of the Dades Valley. We will do it from one of the most strategic places that offer us the mountains. From there we will be able to observe the amount of kasbah that there are and the picturesque of each one of them, then exit onto a road dotted with various Kasbah of great interest. After several stops to enjoy the route of a thousand Kasbah, the Valley of the Roses and the Palmeraie of Marrakech, we will arrive to Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the former residence of the Glaoui or Pacha Marrakech, Studies of film and cinema museum if you are interested in. Also we will go to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, where we visit its famous Kasbah ( declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986 ). In this spectacular framework have been filmed several famous films like Gladiator, Obelix , Western Sahara with Penelope Cruz…etc.
Lunch in the village and in the afternoon we will depart toward Marrakech crossing the mountain pass of Tizi Ntichka with photo stops. Here we leave behind the lunar landscape that will give way to the predominant colors of green, ochre…etc. Arrival to Marrakech on the 18h more or less, transfer to the hotel and end of our services.
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