Best 4 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes
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The 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary is your chance to see some of the best attractions in Morocco. On the first day, we will head to spend the night in Gorges Dades. However, we will pass by the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou and the Ouallywood of Morocco. Thereafter, on the second day, we will be heading to the desert to ride the camels and spend the night in a Berber camp. The third day will be a desert trip exploring its areas and surroundings. Finally, on the last day, we will be traveling to Fes passing by Erfoud, Midelt, and Ifrane.
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Day 1: Marrakech to Boumalne Dades.
The first day of our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary will begin by picking you up from your accommodation heading to Dades Gorges. Firstly, we will drive by the High Atlas Mountains and stop by the pass of Tizi Ntichka 2260 m. Further, we will be passing by the cooperative argan oil and Teleouet. The next destination is Morocco’s Unesco world heritage site, the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. After having lunch, we continue our journey towards Ouarzazate, the Ouallywood of Morocco. We will stop by the Atlas studios and explore them. Finally, we will head to our last destination, Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades to Merzouga desert.
Today after having breakfast in Dades Gorges, we will leave to discover the desert. Firstly, we will go to explore Toudgha Gorges. We will stop by this place so you can have a walk through Toudgha canyons that are about 300 m high. After that, we continue traveling through the rural Berber villages. You will watch the view changing as we get close to the desert. However, on the way, we will pass by Tinghir and Tinjedad.
Finally, the last destination of today is the desert of Erg Chebbi. When arriving, we will ride the camels through the dunes to the desert camp. On the way, you will have the chance to watch the sunset. We will star tour unforgettable night by enjoying a traditional meal. After that, our team of camel men will make your fire and play drums under the starry sky. End of the third day of our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary.
Day 3: Merzouga desert/ The desert tour.
Our third day of the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary is all about exploring the desert. First of all, we will start the desert trip by visiting the National Auto Museum, a place where you will see different old 4×4 cars. Then, we will head to visit Khamlia, a small village that is inhabited by Berber Gnawa people. At this place, we will spend about half an hour to discover the Gnawa people and listen to their music. After that, we will leave to discover another lifestyle, the Berber nomads. We will be staying with them in their tents and get to know more about their life. Some families consist of one husband and two wives, others consist of more than 7 members.
Thereafter, we will be leaving for Mifiss to discover its mine of kohl that once used to produce a million kilograms of mines. The desert tour continues, this we will visit many panoramic places that will allow you to see different views of the Sahara desert. However, our trip ends with exploring the Oases of Hassi Labied.
Day 4: Merzouga desert to Fes.
The last day of our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary will be a drive to Fes. Firstly, we will pass by Erfoud and stop by Ziz valley, the biggest source of dates in Morocco. Further, we will drive along the High Atlas Mountains again passing by Midelt and Zaida where we would have lunch. The next destination is the Cedar forest, where we will pass some time and discover the Barbary Macaque. In general, the Cedar forest was a homeland to many different animals, but unfortunately most of then extinct.
After that, we will continue to explore the Switzerland of Morocco, Ifrane the 8 cleanest city in the world. We will stop by this city and take a walk around it, we will go to visit the Atlas Lion statue. This latter was made by a German prisoner when the french, he constructed it for the French in order to get his freedom.
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Definitely, our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary is your chance to discover some of the best highlights if not the most visited ones. In general, you will take you to discover many stunning views such as the desert and the Atlas Mountains.
Join our 4 days tour and benefit from pickup service at any meeting point you choose in Marrakech. Moreover, when the tour ends, our driver will drop you off at any point you desire.
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In the last years, the Merzouga desert became one most visited places in Morocco. With its golden dunes that cover around 30 km, Erg Chebbi is surely the best place to have un unforgettable desert experience. If you are looking for the Biggest highest dunes in Morocco, this place is yours. You might hear of Hassi Labied, Takojt, Tanamoust, or other names instead of Merzouga. However, they are all parts of this latter, it is to say that every place that the desert reaches belong to Merzouga. In general, its name came from a family named Merzoug that used to live in the area.
There are a lot of activities and things to do and see. Riding camels through the dunes and spend a desert night under the stars is the most beloved of all. Firstly, the best plan is to ride the camels Watch the sunset on the way and spend the night in the Berber camp. At night enjoy the Berber music and watch the shiny stars. In the afternoon, Wake up early and catch the beautiful sunrise. Secondly, one of the most booked tours are those who offer two days in the desert. On the first day, you ride the camels and spend a night in the desert. However, on the second day, you do a discovery desert tour driving the 4×4.
Merzouga is home to many fabulous places to visit. For example, you can go on a visit to the Berber Nomads and discover their simple lifestyle. Besides, you can go on a visit to the Gnawa and discover another lifestyle.
The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
Along the 100 thousand fortresses in Morocco, Ait Benhaddou is the most visited one. Built around the 11th century, this village is the best example of the beauty and strongest of the Moroccan architecture. In Fact, it was built by one of the richest families in the history of Morocco, El Glaoui family. Thami el Glaoui was the leader of this family and used to benefit from taxes that the camel caravans used to offer him. He set up many other kasbahs such as Telouet. However, Ait Benhaddou was found by Benhaddou and that is where the name came from.
As it was one of the main stops for caravans, it has to be a strong and fortified village. El Glaoui made sure to build great walls and high towers to fight against any attack. In 1987 it was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
In the 20th century, this fortress has experienced many different reconstructions in order to keep it alive. However, the inhabitants of this village have left it, only a few families still living on the other side of the river. Their main income is from the tourists that visit the area. Fortunately, with our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary, you will have much time to discover and walk around this beautiful fortress.
The Ouallywood of Morocco is worth the visit. Halfway from Marrakech to the desert, usually, we stop by this beautiful city. Ouarzazate is located on the tip of the High Atlas mountains and it is a gateway to the desert. Most of our tours make this destination as the main stop to have lunch. Furthermore, it is a chance for you to walk around the city and discover its landmarks.
Ouarzazate is a Berber city and it means the city without noise in this latter language. Undoubtedly, the city played a very important role in the country’s history. Firstly, it was one of the main stops for African traders that used to travel to Europe and vice versa. Secondly, it was a homeland to many important Moroccan leaders that helped in getting independence.
When visiting this city, we usually stop by the Atlas Studios. This place is one of the main reasons that made this city famous. Here is the main place for shooting movies in all Morocco. Also, it is where they offer and rent the materials to do that. Among the movies and series that have been filmed in this area is the fifth season of Prison Break and some parts of the Game of Thrones. Furthermore, This city is home to the biggest station of solar power in the world.
The Atlas mountains
On the way from Marrakech, the first thing that we pass by is the High Atlas mountains. It belongs to one of the biggest ranges in the world that covers three countries, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. In general, they can be into three main parts, High, Middle, and Anti Atlas mountains. Furthermore, these ranges are not continuous chains as many say, but they are separated by long distances and different places.
The High Atlas mountains that we are going to pass by in this 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary are the same that covers Algeria and Tunisia. In Other Words, the mountains that cover these two countries are considered parts of the High Atlas mountains.
When we first arrive at these mountains, we take a unique pass that is about 200km long. Tizi Ntichka pass is one of the longest curved roads in the kingdom. Along with this way, lay many different Berber villages and kasbahs. For example, as this place offers one of the best environments for Argan, many people made many different cooperatives to produce argan oil in a traditional way.
On this tour, we also will pass by a part of the Anti as well as the Middle Atlas mountains. undoubtedly stops are required at any beautiful place.
Our 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary offer you a chance to pass by many beautiful valleys. Some of them are big sources of many different products.
Firstly, there is the biggest and longest valley in the country, Draa valley. It goes about 1,100 km and covers many beautiful places along the High Atlas mountains. In fact, it is one of the biggest sources of alive and dates and it is the main source of food for many villages. Yet, Ouarzazate and Agdz are the two main cities that benefit from this latter.
Secondly, on the tour, when driving to Fes from Merzouga desert, we firstly pass by Ziz valley. Another beautiful place full of palm trees. In fact, it is the biggest source of dates in Morocco. Its dates are usually exported outside of the country. To honor this place and what it offers, Erfoud organizes a yearly festival. Many people attend, and in the last years, even foreigners from different countries attended it.
Back to the road between Marrakech and the desert. We also pass by many beautiful small valleys. Firstly, there is the Ounila valley and Dades valley, where we would stop to relax and take somùe beautiful pictures. Secondly, we will stop by another important valley, Rose valley. This latter is located next to Qlaat Mgouna, which is the biggest place that produces cosmetic products from roses. Also, in the main city, they make another yearly festival to celebrate and show many cosmetic products.
Ifrane and the cedar forest
When taking the road heading to Fes, we usually stop by these two beautiful places. Firstly, there is the city of Ifrane. Many like to call it the Moroccan Switzerland. In fact, it is the cleanest city in Morocco and Africa and the eight in the world. Not only this but Ifrane is also the coldest city in Africa with a record of -28 °C. As it is in the Middle Atlas mountains, every winter it dresses in white which makes of this latter the perfect place for doing snowboarding.
Ifrane is one of the main cities where most people head to spend their summer vacations as it offers one of the best atmospheres. Besides, at this place lies one of the king’s palaces. It is also a starting point for many famous Moroccan athletes, taking the example of Hicham El Guerrouj.
Ifrane was one of the main basis for the French. They used to make it a prisoner camp. Back in the world war, they arrested a German prisoner. As the locals of this city say, they set him free after carving a statue of the Atlas lion.
later on the 4 days tour from Marrakech to Fes itinerary, you will get the chance to crop by another equal importance place. This time you will be visiting the cedar forest in Azrou. Also called Cedre Gouraud, it was a homeland to many different animals. Unfortunately that some of them have extinct. Nowadays, it is home to the Barbary Macaque.
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