4 DAYS MOROCCO PRIVATE TOUR FROM FES TO MERZOUGA DESERT AND MARRAKECH
DAY 1 : FES – IFRANE – AZROU – ZIZ GORGES AND ZIZ VALLEY – ERG CHEBBI DUNES
We will begin our journey by picking you up from your hotel and then we drive through numerous places until we arrive to Sahara. The first two cities we will encounter are Azrou and Ifrane, both are small berber towns.Azrou which means “rock” in amazigh is mostly loved for its Cidar forest which contains a wide variety of apes and monkeys. Ifrane often called the Switzerland of Morocco is another lovely town loved for its European architecture and its beautiful exotic gardens, it used to be a French resort build in 1929 eventually expanded and became filled with villas, chalets…. As we continue our journey we will stop at Midelt to have lunch and then proceed through Ziz valley and Ziz gorges. As we drive between Errachidia and Midelt we will drive by a 20 km road overlooking Ziz oued and some caves carved through cliffs. We will make a short stop at the Hassan Addakhil dam finished in 1921 it supplies water to all theregions of Errachidia. As evening approaches we will arrive at the hotel to rest and prepare for the next day.
DAY 2 : EXPLORE MERZOUGA DESERT AREA :
For today’s activities we will ride 4x4 vehicles to drive through the high Dunes, explore the charm Sahara and visit some Berber villages and nomad families to get to know their culture and pick up some tips and advices to live by. In Merzouga the high of dunes reaches up to 150m. the erg chebbi dunes extend to Algerian borders, that is why it is often used as a filming location for numerous Hollywood productions. And as daylight changes, the color of dunes changes too from creamy to orange. We will have lunch with locals whilst listening to berber music played. At 5 pm we will ride camels and cross the vast seas of sand to reach to our nomad tent where we will spend the night in and have supper in a charming atmosphere.
DAY 3 : CAMEL TREK – RISSANI – ERFOUD – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY
Make sure to wake early so as to have a soulful moment under a sky colored with shades of red and yellow and above perfect sand dunes. Today we will have a special kind of breakfast to kick off the day right, and then we will drive to Rissani, It was built in 757 by the Arab leader Moussa Ben Nasser, it is a very important trade center as it connects the routes between Niger and Tangier. Its inhabitants used to trade with valuable means like gold. We will also visit the ruins of Moulay Ismail Kasbah. Also the Alaouite dynasty which is the current ruling family originate from Rissani. we will visit the famous souk that opens only Tuesday , Thursday , and Saturday , you can pick some beautiful souvenirs for you and your friends if you would like to . our tour still continues with us heading to “Erfoud” the land of marble and apples if you’re interested you can visit the manufactures of fossilized marble, and on our way you will be struck by the beauty of Todgha gorges also known as the grand canyon’s of Morocco , you will surely have the chance to roam and wander in this magical and mysterious landscape , even have a one delicious lunch with your beloved ones or one , after that we will hit the road to the Dades valley.
DAY 4: DADES VALLEY – ROSE VALLEY – SKOURA – AIT BENHADDOU –MARRAKECH:
You will start of today’s activities with a yummy delicious breakfast among the breathtaking mountains. After rejuvenating we will drive to Rose valley and Kalaat Mgouna a city famous for its flower products and the annual ceremony in which they celebrate their harvest. It used to be a French colony for administrative aims and held banks. We will also stop at Skoura Oasis connected to Oued Idelssan around it an exotic garden with giant palm trees, olive trees and wheat. As we continue we will stop at Amerdil Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Skoura. The last also has two more Kasbahs built by Glaoui family one of the pure and oldest families to exist in Morocco. We will have lunch in Ait benhaddou and then we will return to Marrakech by evening.