DAY 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges.
Morocco Helping Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 8:00 a.m, our 4 day Marrakesh Fes tour will take us over the heart of the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). We’ll stop to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the mountains and the special Berber Villages on the way. Once, we cross the mountains we get to the gate of the desert, the oldest and most famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – A Unesco World Heritage Site used as a backdrop for more than 20 films (Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Games of Thrones…We will stop for lunch, then visit this old mud kasbah. Then we will travel through the city of Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) – with the biggest cinema studios – after then, we continue south to the Valley of Roses where around 400 tons of rose petals are picked every year and sent to be processed into rose water, which we called it also as the distillation of roses in order to produce the creams and perfumes. Later, we will drive all along the road of thousand kasbahs before arriving at Dades Valley, overnight in a hotel /riad overlooking the Valley.
DAY 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga – Sahara Desert
After breakfast in the hotel/riad. We set off to Todra valley: a green fertile valley surrounded by old mud villages, then we drive around 14 km, we get to Todra gorges: a canyon rising to 500m in a valley dotted with Palm trees and Berber Villages. After lunch in the gorge, we will drive to the Desert (Erg Chebbi) passing by an old underground irrigation system (Khettarat), which is a system that helps people to water their farms. We will continue towards the south, We reach the Sahara desert where your camels are waiting to give you a ride crossing the golden dunes. The final stop will be at the camel place where we are going to ride them and spend an overnight in the nomadic tent and enjoy the company of a band playing Berber music under the stars in the heart of the desert/ Sahara, This is a beautiful experience that you might need to film. the desert/ Sahara.
DAY 3: Exploring the desert area (culture and history)
After breakfast in the riad/hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle. After that, we will drive to the desert area where you will have the opportunity to meet the nomad families still living in Berber tents and explore their way of life. Today our lunch will be a local meal (Berber pizza) with a local family. You may also visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town that was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuktu in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. After this long journey, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad/ hotel where your dinner and breakfast are included.
DAY 4: Sahara Desert – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Cedar Forest- Ifrane – Fes
Wake up early to see one of the best sunrises in your life on the top of the riad/hotel. After then breakfast will be served by the staff of the guest house. we will drive to Erfoud (the capital of fossils and date) where we are going to discover the process of beautiful mineral fossils. Then we will leave to Fez traveling through Aoufous and Ziz Valley where we’ll stop to appreciate the panoramic views of the main source of date to the country of Morocco. We will stop for lunch in Midelt (the capital of the apple) and we will continue to take pictures of wild monkeys (Barbarian Apes) in the Cedarwoods of Azrou, which is considered the largest and biggest forest in all over the country. We proceed through Moroccan Switzerland(Ifrane) where we will have around 15 minutes to explore it and enjoy our time there. Finally, we will arrive in the evening to Fes where the 3 days Marrakech Fes desert tour ends with the team “Morocco Helping Tours” of course our guide will drop off you in your riad/hotel accommodation.
– English speaking driver
– Private 4×4 with AC
– Desert Camp
– Camel trekking
– Flight ticket
– Midday meals
Note: Please contact us for any needed information or trip reservation. Thank you.