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Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi-n-Tichka – kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate.
After breakfast, we will start the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes. Firstly, our driver will meet you at your Acomandatin. After that, you will drive south-eastwards via the fascinating landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains. Also, on the Tizi-n-Tishka Pass (2260 m Altitude). You will see Berber farmers working on their terraced farms, and herding sheep than to the impressive & well-known Kasbah AIT BEN HADDOU ( for a visit) a Berber castle where many movies have been shot such as Lawrence of Arabia, Tea in The SAHARA, Babel, the Mumy, Prince of Persia. After, we continue to Ouarzazate named “Hollywood of Morocco” here we will visit the town of Ouarzazate. The Kasbah of Taourirt and cinema studio. Check into your accommodation.
Day 2: Ouarzazate – Dades Gorges – Tinghir – Toudra Gorges.
In the morning after breakfast departure to Skoura to visit Amredhyle kasbah. Then, going towards the Dades Gorges through Kelaa Mgouna valley of roses passing through a spectacular sight made of mountains formed like Monkey-Fingers then set off to see the panoramic view of Dades Valley road. After we will drive back the same way to join the road to Todra Gorges or the so-called «the Grand Canyons of Morocco” it’s an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. Dinner and overnight in your Accommodation in Canyon Todra.
Day 3: Tundra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga.
After breakfast, we will have a walk-in the Canyon Todra and afterward depart to join Erfoud by Tinjdad Palm grove (lunch on the spot) and the one of Touroug. Break-in Erfoud to visit the marble and fossil production workshop and then going by the track of Paros Dakar towards the amazing dunes of Erg Chebbi in order to see the sunset and spend the night at the feet of the dunes in a hotel.
Day 4: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Merzouga.
After breakfast you’ll start the tour of the dunes you’ll stop in Khamlia village. It’s a traditional home built of thick earthen bricks made from a mixture of clay to enjoy the live Gnaoua music which is played by the locals. Set off to another sight you’ll «live like a nomad” experience the simple life by visiting them in their tent. Here, in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the largest in Morocco, enjoy the panoramic scene of black volcanic rock on the plains, the bright blue sky, the green palm trees, white salt beds, mirages of water, and golden shifting dunes. Arrive at the stunning accommodation and spend the 2nd night in the lodge in a Berber tent, and you will be playing drums with camel men after dinner, overnight in Berber camp in the desert.
Day 5: Camel Trekking – Erg Chebbi – Ziz Valley – Cedar Forest – Ifran – Fes.
Wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. After breakfast and shower, drive up Northwards Fes via the so exquisite views of the 1000 ZIZ-Palm trees. Then, lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. Then have a pet stop to enjoy some time with Monkeys in Azrou Cedar Forest. Afterward, visit the Moroccan Switzerland “IFRAN” then up to Fes in the evening, and arrives in Fes.
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Destinations overview of our 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes:
Ait Ben Haddou:
Ait Ben Haddou is an old Ighram or Ksar surrounded by high walls. It is a UNESCO Heritage site thanks to its unique architecture and rich history. Many families had lived here before most of them moved to modern places. Besides, the kasbah is among the best film places in Morocco. A large number of movies filmed in Morocco shot in this Kasbahs of Ait Ben Hdaddou. The kasbah is now a tourist destination that links Marrakech and the Sahara. All tours such as 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes make stops in this Kasbah. It is an important site where tourists have an insight into the architectural buildings and ancient traditions. The top of the kasbah offers a great panoramic view of the whole kasbah and the surrounding groves and mountains. Finally, the kasbah is a small community where there are a mosque and other public buildings.
The second day of 5 days Marrakech to Fes desert tour highlights Ouarzazate town. It is another wonderful town in the High Atlas mountains dominated by Berbers. The town presents great historical features and even tourist attractions. Firstly, the town was a small crossing point for Sub-Saharan traders to travel to the north of Morocco. They brought African goods on camels and sold them in Morocco and Europe.
Secondly, the town is home to movies as well. It offers Atlas Studios where there are all materials for producing films. It is the biggest Atlas Film Studios all over the world. Ouarzazate is also home to old kasbahs, like the 19the century Kasbah of Taourirte. The town has a typical temperature. It gets hot and dry in summer, while in winter gets cold. The icy wind that blows from the High Atlas Mountains makes it colder, unlike other desert areas. Ouarzazate is not only a tourist destination but also a crucial historical city in Morocco.
Tinghir is a city in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet. you can visit it in the south of the High Atlas and the north of the Little Atlas in central Morocco. Besides, it is one of the lucky places in Morocco where oasis are grown on river tracks under the huge mountains. In addition to this, Tinghir is, commonly, resident by the Berber population that has a special culture and customs. That is why Tinghir isn’t just an itinerary pause station for tourists. However, it is a destination for tourists of mountain climbing sports for its high proximity to the Todgha Gorges and the other virgin places nearby. Another powerful point in the destination is its strategic localization, which links between Marrakech and the Sahara desert of Morocco. So, Tinghir is surely combined in the program of the 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes.
Merzouga desert is a perfect place for anyone who wants a complete desert experience. Thus, Merzouga is a town on the outskirts of the Erg Chebbi. It is a wonderful Moroccan group of dunes and sands to enjoy the best Safari excursions. With its vast Erg Chebbi dunes at 50 km, many activities must be experienced. In 5 days Marrakech to Fes desert trip, 2 night are planned in the desert. This means that you will experience the best things that the desert Merzouga offers. Firstly, your experience driving off-road by 4×4 around the desert.
In this excursion, you visit Gnawa people in Khamlie village. You also visit nomads and mineral materials in the black desert. Secondly, you experience the best camel trekking trip. In terms of accommodation, hotels and Raid are well-equipped. They include swimming pools, restaurants, and terraces that overlook the dunes. As they are neer to the dunes, they offer easy access to all these experiences we have mentioned.
In the Ifrane province, Azrou lies in the forest of the Middle Atlas Mountain. Thus, Azou in the Berber language means rock, and the majority of inhabitants are Berbers. It was built by the French colonial authorities to train locals for colonial administration. However, the town was neglected during the Moroccan independence in 1956.
In Azou villages, tourists make a stop to explore Cedar forest. It is the largest forest in Morocco that houses friendly wild apes. Near to Azrou about 17 km, there is another beautiful town of Ifrane. In this 5 days tour from Marrakech to Fes program, you will visit this beautiful town. It is the cleanest city and modern town in Morocco. Locals call it the Swiss town of Morocco thanks to its Alpine style and ski slopes. Furthermore, it is famous for a lion stone statue to honor the last lion in the Middle Atlas Mountains.