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This trip can be customized to your preferences. We give you the exemplary itineraries of 3 or 4 days here, but this can be entirely adjusted to your needs. Whether you’d like standard or comfort accommodations, stopping in Dades, Skoura, Ouarzazate or Ait ben Haddou for the 1st night: just contact us for the possibilities and we will send you a detailed itinerary and quote!
Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet – Ait Benhaddou
The second option in our multi day trips from Marrakech to Fes. Pick up from the hotel in the morning. Move towards Ouarzazate with the exotic view of High Atlas Mountains through the 2,260m high Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Let the mountain landscapes and the valleys unfold their beauty to you in different colours, along with the Berber villages.
Kasbah of Telouet, occupied by the Pacha Glaoui during his reign, is worth paying a visit. This is situated in the village of Telouet, near the Onilla Valley. The Harem, along with the reception hall stands tall to speak for the luxurious life of El Glaoui. Moreover, it also depicts the Andalusian decorating style. The older parts of Kasbah are completely in ruins and make it difficult to visit. You’ll want to get lost in the crumbled passageways, which are more like a maze.
Next, you will continue to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou in your Marrakech to Fes tour. This is a World Heritage site announced by UNESCO. The Moroccan Government, in 1994, announced Kasbah as a National Heritage and took up the preservation responsibility. This place was a major stop for camel caravans carrying salt through the Sahara and coming back with gold, silver, and slaves. Overnight stay will be at Ait Benhaddou.
Day 2: Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge
After breakfast, travel to the city of Ouazazate, visiting the Kasbah Taourirt within. The journey to the city will take your party along the Road of One Thousand Kasbahs and feature a stop at the picturesque Skoura Oasis flanked by palm groves. You’ll continue on into the Rose Valley, where the majority of the world’s perfume flowers are grown.
Depending on conditions and preference, you can opt for a shorter route to the Dades Gorge, passing the Tamnalt Hills with their bizarre and enticing rock formations resembling monkey feet. From Dades Gorge we’ll travel to Todra Gorge – another famous gorge with soaring canyon walls framing a narrow path – where we’ll stay the night.
Day 3: Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi
On the third day of your trip from Marrakech to Fes tours, leave Todra Gorge behind to continue the journey towards Tourong Erfoud via Tinejdad. The fossils centre along with the ancient city of Rissani, which thrived in the earlier centuries due to caravan routes to Sijilmassa, is worth visiting. Alaouite, the early conquerors of Morocco, lived here. You can notice people wearing indigo blue robes. Enjoy the late afternoon with a 2 hour journey on the camel to Erg Chebbi, while boasting of the magical sunset on the desert. You will be spending the night at Erg Chebbi in the Nomadic style tent with a crystal clear sky full of stars.
Day 4 : Merzouga – Midelt – Ifran – Fez
On the last day of your Marrakech to Fes tour, make sure you wake up as early as possible to enjoy desert sunrise at its best over the huge sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. This is, by all means, the best moment of Merzouga desert. After you have changed your clothes and finished breakfast, the journey towards Fes will start through the Ziz Valley gorge and Azrou. On the way, the views of lush green cedar forests, along with numerous monkeys on the trees, will keep you entertained. In the evening, you will be dropped at your hotel.