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Marrakech to Fes via Sahara Desert
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Marrakech to Fes via Sahara Desert<br>3 Day Tour

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Trip from Marrakech to Fez via Sahara

3 days Marrakech to Fes via Sahara desert: This trip offers a great introduction to Morocco: you will experience vibrant Marrakech, visit small Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains and have time to make Camel Trek. Imagine the twisting alleyways of an ancient medina, a crowded souk full of colourful pottery and carpets or the sound of a muezzin calling to prayer drifting across an orange plantation. Morocco offers all this and more – complete with a stunning backdrop of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

This short adventure provides a fabulous introduction to these exciting highlights. You visit the old walled Village Rissani and Ouarzazate and more out-of-the way places that few tourists get to see – such as the remote villages of the Berbers, hidden away in the folds of the Atlas Mountains. This trip offers a real insight into an enthralling and beautiful country

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  • Destination
  • Departure
    Marrakech
  • Included
    Accommondation
    Airport transfers
    Bottled water
    Meals as per tour description
    Personal guide
    Private transport
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Insurance
    Soft drinks
    Tips for staff and guides
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Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi'n'Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/Gorges
Depart at 08.00 am from Marrakesh to Dades Gorges via the mountain pass of Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), through the High Atlas Mountains. We will have time to stop and enjoy the sceneries. We will also have an opportunity to visit the UNESCO heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. We will pass through Ouarzazate; sometimes called Hollywood of Africa, since it has been a famous destination for filmmakers. After Ouarzazate we will continue to Dades valley where we will spend the night in a hotel.
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Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga
After breakfast, we will start driving from Dades Gorges to the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga. We will pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud, and then continue to Merzouga, where we will start our camel ride. Upon the arrival at the nomadic camp the dinner will be served. Night in Berber tents.
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Day 3: Erg Chebbi Desert - Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midellt - Ifrane - Fes
Around 05.00 am, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes, possibly the best moment of Merzouga desert, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac of Merzouga, then you will ride back the camels to meet you driver and travel from Merzouga dunes to Fes via the beautiful Ziz valley, Errachidia and Midelt. Lunch will be on the way and a short break to watch the monkeys in the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas close to Azrou City at “Gourrou Forests”. You will continue to Fes, where your tour from Marrakech to Fes ends.
At the crossroads of Europe and Africa, surrounded by Mediterranean waters and opening onto the vastness of the Atlantic ocean, Morocco is a wonderland for nature lovers. It is the "land of the distant sunset", a destination rich in contrasts, with a two thousand year-old history, that will stimulate your curiosity. In these lands where several dynasties succeeded one another, you will discover remains of the greatest Mediterranean civilizations. In the north of the country, the Roman ruins of Volubilis stand. In Rabat, pieces of architecture are evidence of the ancient French presence. Everywhere else, there are several treasures tracing the Muslim civilizations: the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the green expanses of the Menara gardens. Between sea and mountains, desert sands and green plains, eye-popping panoramas are displayed to shower you with tranquility and natural beauty; enchanting vivid pictures with the richness of a brawling culture transport you into a most raw nature.

Morocco, a melting pot of dynasties and cultures:

Each country has its own history: historical facts, events and important milestones that gave the country its true historical value. The history of a country is one of the events considered worthy of remembrance, which perfectly applies to Morocco. With several dynasties that have succeeded one another over the years: the Idrisside dynasty, the Almoravid dynasty, the Almohad dynasty, the Merinid dynasty, the Saadian dynasty and the Alaouite dynasty, Morocco has gained international consideration as a multicultural country, with several types of heritage recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. Morocco is one of the go-to destinations for discovery lovers, the most fascinated by nature, history, the art of living and Moroccan hospitality. The experience gained during their journeys in Morocco leave them pleasantly satisfied with their stay.

Gastronomic journey with Moroccan flavours

Morocco's culinary heritage embraces the deep-rooted traditions and cultural variety of the country. Couscous, Tajine, Pastilla, Mrouzia, and R'fissa, are some of the emblematic dishes of the country that you can’t resist. Subtly composed of a wide variety of striking flavours and scents, Moroccan cuisine draws its originality from a combination between Berber, Arab-Andalusian, and Jewish culinary traditions. Thanks to its rich cultural heritage specific to each region, Morocco has built an undisputed reputation worldwide.

Authentic stay

A warm welcome, magnificent landscapes, a secular culture, everything was thought to offer you an unforgettable stay. Whatever solution you choose, the charm of Moroccan art of living will not fail to surprise you! You may lose all our bearings when travelling, especially when it comes to communicate with local people, but in Morocco you’ll feel at home. Moroccan unparalleled hospitality will make your trip a lot more easier! Without even asking, you’ll be given advises but also places to stay in. Inside of the famous medinas, the Riads and guest houses will shower you with warm reception and affection.You won’t fail to find authenticity in the mountains or in the valleys neither, if you decided to stay at the inhabitant's, in a lodging, an inn or in Kashbah made of mud-brick. And for those who dream of deserts and oases, a bivouac in the Sahara is tailor made for you.

Morocco : Long-standing traditions blend seamlessly with modernity

Morocco is undoubtedly been able to preserve its traditions and make its cultural heritage prosper through generations, using them as levers for development. In Marrakech, the Medina and its magnetic souks shower you with its traditionnal side, while Guéliz and Hivernage offer the most modern facilities and infrastructure. Far from being antagonistic, the combination of modernity and tradition embodies the true strength of Morocco. Leaving the old medina where the history of Marrakech takes hold of all the architectural details, you’ll discover modern districts. Grand boulevards, European-style buildings in ochre color charm its visitors. In a notable contrast with the old medina, the districts of Gueliz and the Hivernage give the city another level of fascination : a more modern, lively and revolutionary aspect. Gueliz, which is the beating heart of the city, is the business district. As you walk along its boulevards, you will find a Western-style setting: the headquarters of banks and companies.

Ecological tourism in Morocco

Nowadays, many tourists tick-off "Eco-Friendly" stays harking back for nature, relaxation, mediation and a total break with the routine. Looking for inner peace and zen moment goes hand-in-hand with nature preservation, for nature being the source of our hapiness. We are always looking for inner peace and this cannot be achieved without the preservation of nature: nature that does us good and protects us! Morocco, in this same context, also seeks to avoid the shortcomings of modernity, particularly in environmental matters, by promoting responsible tourism that impacts the land and the local populations.   SOURCE: VISIT MOROCCO