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Marrakesh - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah-Ouarzazate - Skoura Oases - Roses Valley - Boumalene Dades .
The first day of the tour will start at 8 am from Marrakesh towards the High Atlas Mountains by passing through the Tizi n'Tichka path where you stop to appreciate the mountain landscapes. Passing Tizi n' Tichka bends you will head to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which is the largest Morocco kasbahs and also has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot here. You will break for lunch in Ait Ben Haddou and continue on your drive to Ouarzazate city which is nicknamed the "Hollywood of Morocco" and Morocco's filmmaking location. There it existed the world’s largest film studio Atlas Studios. you will visit the historical monuments of Taourirt Kasbah and learn about Moroccan architecture. After Ouarzazate you will drive and experience the charming landscapes of Morocco Kasbahs through the Berber villages of Skoura and Roses Valley renowned for a rose festival that is organized every year in May .night will be in Bomaln Dades the valley of birds.
Bomaln Dades - Todgha Gorge - Tinjdad – Merzouga. Camel ride and night in a camp
The second day of the tour will start from Bomaln Dades in the Morocco desert which has the largest and highest sand dunes in Morocco, Erg Chebbi. Then we will pass Tinghir and head to Gorge Todra which is the narrowest Gorge in Morocco. When we leave Todra Gorge we will pass through different Berber villages of Tinjdad, Matlab, and Touring. The next stop will be in Jourf where you will see an old system of irrigation used by the ancient people in the 16th century. Thereafter continue to Erfoud the land of fossils where it existed many fossils mining where they offer fossils sales. The lunch will be in one of many restaurants on the way. you make your way to the Sahara desert in Morocco where you will find your camels waiting for you to ride them to enjoy the sunset and stay in a traditional desert camping overnight in the middle of the sand dunes in one of the Merzouga luxury desert camps and listen to some Berber drum music under the moon and stars.
Merzouga –Gnawa music house-Errisani-Arfoud- trecking and night in Ziz valley.
The third day will be a Morocco desert tour in the Merzouga area starting with the Gnawa music in a small village called Khamlia (a village of black people that were brought from deferent African countries as slaves settled down in that area in the ’50s and ’60s) then driving to Errisani one of the main stations of the trading caravans in the past where you will visit an old traditional market .then Erfoud the land of fossils where we will see one of the many fossils mining. (lunch will be in Erfoud or Errisani or maybe a picnic ), after Erfoud you will drive ahead to Ziz valley one of the largest palmeries in north Africa there you will spend the night after 1hour trekking in the valley
Ziz Valley-Ziz gorges-Midalt-Timhdit-Cedar Forest of Azrou -Ifran-Fez.
From Ziz Valley you start the day by stopping in the panoramic view of Ziz valley, thereafter heading to cross the high atlas mountains you will pass Ziz gorges and through the Tizi n'Talghomt pass mountain, to Midalt the capital of apples, to Timhdit the land of storks. Then you will see the Cedar forest of Azrou (which is famous for its aromatic cedar trees) stop there for a few minutes to see the Barbary macaque monkeys and take some pictures. After the Azrou forest, we will pass through Ifran which is known as "Moroccan Switzerland". On arrival in Fez, our crew will lead you to your riad/hotel.
- An air-conditioned 4x4 or Minivan, depending on the number of the group
- English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- Overnight in Dades gorges or Skoura in a traditional comfortable Hotel. Possibility to upgrade to a deluxe hotel on a private tour
- Camel Trek to overnight in Luxury Camp with Ensuite-bathroom and shower
- Private rooms/tents
- Dinner and breakfast are daily included
- Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,...Etc
- Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou
- No hidden costs
- Lunch (Full Menus cost an average of 10€, and you can order "á la carte" in most places)
- Drinks ( if you drink a lot of water, you can purchase a package of 6 bottles from a small shop)
- Entrance fees to optional Ouarzazate and Skoura visits.