Fes via Ait Benhaddou, Dades
and Merzouga

Special Tour 3 Days & 2 Nights Availability: 10/11/2021
Dadès Gorges, Morocco Fes, Morocco medinas, Morocco gardens, Morocco trekking, Marrakech, Sahara Desert

Fez

Fez has a special atmosphere. This 13th-century city is an imperial city of long-lasting multicultural history, that reserves unexpected surprises for its visitors.

Cross the walls of the famous medina of Fez, recognized by UNESCO as an outstanding universal value. Stroll through the streets of the Fez-El-Bali district. The Bab Boujloud is the easiest way to enter the medina.

In early May, the squares and alleys resound with world music, where the Festival of World Sacred Music is held in the former imperial capital, which occurs along with Jazz in Riads, one of the main events in the city’s cultural calendar. Don’t leave without having tasted the city’s gastronomy, reputed to be one of the best in the world.

Merzouga

Located on the edge of the starkly beautiful Sahara Desert, Merzouga is a small, dusty town in eastern Morocco. Although the town itself has little to offer the intrepid traveler (besides a handful of hotels and restaurants), it is famous as the gateway to the vast Erg Chebbi dunes. Here, soaring peaks of sand change color with the shifting light of dawn and dusk. Camel trains create romantic silhouettes, and Berber villages act as remote oases in an environment that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. These are the archetypal Sahara landscapes of which Moroccan dreams are made.

Dadès valley

Situated in central Morocco, the Dadès Gorge should be at the top of the bucket list for adventurous souls in search of astonishing scenery and immersion into authentic Berber culture. The gorge (actually a series of separate gorges) was carved out by the passage of the Dades River and is navigable via a road known locally as the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs.

Those that drive its hairpin bends can expect to discover breathtaking rock formations in colors that range from tan and beige to gold, rust red, and dusky mauve. The historic kasbahs and ksour, or fortified villages, of the Berber people overlook the valley, where the river breathes life into groves of palm and almond trees.

Local people still inhabit some of these villages, while many of the kasbahs have been converted into boutique hotels for Dadès Gorge explorers.

Ait Benhaddou

Ait-Ben-Haddou in Morocco is a beautiful, fortified village in the southeast of the country and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The small town was built around 1,000 years ago and was an important point along the caravan route back then. Today, Ait-Ben-Haddou is one of the most visited attractions in Morocco and probably the most attractive stop on round trips across the country. Due to its unique architecture and incredibly magical ambience, Ait-Ben-Haddou has already served as a movie set for many well-known films. Game of Thrones, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia were all filmed here, for example! Yes, a visit to this pretty village is worthwhile, and so every Morocco traveler should have seen the largest Kasbah in the country.

Marrakech

Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequalled sensations. Strolling the Jemaa El-Fna square and the souks with their shimmering colours and oriental smells, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery. Horse-drawn carriage rides, sunny terraces, travelling artists and other day and night activities will give a tates of wishful comeback.

You will be able to admire all the architectural richness of the Medina, upon visiting one of its many riads, small oriental palaces overlooking a beautiful patio. You can also relax and recharge at the Menara, a vast garden with an emblematic basin. Marrakech shower its visitors by its splendour and its diversity, you just have to leave the ramparts to be immersed in modern Morocco. The districts of Gueliz and Hivernage offer the most modern infrastructures, luxury boutiques and international ready-to-wear stores, airy avenues; which all contribute to Marrakech’s unique offering.

Being a growing economic bustling city, Marrakech has special festive and cultural places, such as the « Palais des Congres » and the splendid Royal Theater. Enjoy Marrakech at night by discovering the many themed venues, trendy clubs and traditional evenings that reflect the lively part of the city.



DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION




AVAILABILITY

This tour runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.



DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT

Contact us for actual price for this tour. We require 20 % deposit payment for private tours in Morocco.



INCLUDED


  • Hotel pickup / drop-off
  • Transfer in comfortable vehicle
  • English speaking driver




  • Local guides
  • Meals as per itinerary





NOT INCLUDED


  • Tips and personal expenses



Day 1: Marrakech to Dades Gorges via Ait Benhaddou

We organize private 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Fes with depart from you hotel, you meet your driver / guide and we cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass through the Atlas Mountains. Passing small Berber village. We stop for lunch at the UNISCO-listed ait Benhaddou Kasbah. Enjoy guided tour of the Kasbah and see how many famous films and photo shoots have taken place here. Then we travel onward past the palm trees and olive groves of the Skoura oasis.

We visit Kasbah Amridil before we drive through the valley of Roses to kelaa Mgouna. We enjoy a local rose plantation where you may purchase rosewater. We stay overnight in Dades Gorges accommodation at perledudades.com

Dinner and breakfast included

Day 2: Dades Gorges to Todgha And Merzouga camel ride

On the second day our Marrakech 4×4 trip continues – we departure to the Todgha Gorge. We’ll discover many Berber villages before reaching famous Todgha Gorge, popular for rock-climbers. After lunch we pass Tinijdad towards Erfoud, which is well-known for their amazing fossil products.

We drive through Rissani to Merzouga where we enjoy a camel trip across the dunes, where we will watch the desert sunset. We will enjoy a dinner and this night we stay in desert camp golden-camp.com

Dinner and breakfast included

Day 3: Private Morocco travel from Merzouga to Fes via Midelt

We wake up early to enjoy the Sahara sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi. After breakfast we set out towards Fes alongside the Ziz Gorge. We pass Errachidia , we visit Midelt and Azrou where we may be lucky to watch the monkeys within green lush cedar forests. We continue to Fes.

Dinner and breakfast included

NOTE: This is a Fes to Atlantic coast and nobody else will travel in your private group. If you require any modification for our suggested itinerary please fill up the contact form.

Fez has a special atmosphere. This 13th-century city is an imperial city of long-lasting multicultural history, that reserves unexpected surprises for its visitors. Cross the walls of the famous medina of Fez, recognized by UNESCO as an outstanding universal value. Stroll through the streets of the Fez-El-Bali district. The Bab Boujloud is the easiest way to enter the medina. In early May, the squares and alleys resound with world music, where the Festival of World Sacred Music is held in the former imperial capital, which occurs along with Jazz in Riads, one of the main events in the city's cultural calendar. Don't leave without having tasted the city's gastronomy, reputed to be one of the best in the world.

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