DAY 1: MARRAKECH – TIZI N’TICHKA – AIT BENHADDOU
First thing in the morning and after breakfast, we will start our drive. We leave Marrakech to ascend to the High Atlas, passing fields of almond and olive groves on our way into the mountains. Tizi n’Tichka is the high pass at (2260m). We will enjoy seeing several Berber villages and we turn to the beautiful Valley of Ounila where we will find the ruins of the Kasbah of Telouet. Next we arrive at Ait Benhaddou, one of the most beautiful and best preserved parts of Morocco, a UNESCO Heritage area and also famous as the setting for films such as The Bible, The Gladiator or The Prince of Persia. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast included.
DAY 2: OUARZAZATE – AGDEZ – DRAA VALLEY
After breakfast we are en route to the valley of the Draa Valley full of palms. This is the gateway to the Sahara Desert and Ouarzazate well know as a film location for movies, for example Babel, Asterix Obilix, The Mummy to name only a few. Continuing along the valley by the river to the city of Agdez marking the northern boundary of the valley. Detour to visit the magnificent and imposing ksour of Tamnougalt at the foot of Jbel Kissane, a mountain strangely shaped like a tagine. The Ksour, although almost completely in ruins, is an outstanding example of traditional earth construction. It is still partially inhabited by families that reflect the rhythms of life in the oasis. It was once an important religious and famous center for caravans. Lunch in the area. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in the Draa Valley.
DAY 3: DADES VALLEY – TODRA GORGES – ERG CHEBBI
After breakfast we continue our adventure through Nkob, Tazzarine where henna (Berber tattoo) is grown. Then into the Great Valley of Dades, also called the Thousand Kasbah route towards the Todra Gorge. We left the foothills of the Middle Atlas and continue to Erfoud with its huge palmerie Ziz Valley. Lunch at Erfoud. We continue to the nearby Rissani, an agricultural town in the middle of a huge palm grove that has grown over the desert thanks to the waters of the Ziz. It was an important religious centre and a meeting point for caravans. Here began Islam in Morocco and the current ruler of the Alaoui dynasty descended from here. In the afternoon we arrive at the dunes of Merzouga. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast is included in Hostel / Hotel.
DAY 4: MERZOUGA – FEZ
We will go towards Fez, by the way, we have a few hours to visit the cedar forest and Azrou. Ifrane national park is known as little Switzerland. We continue until the arrival at Fez. This is the end of our service. From here, you have the option to transfer to the airport and accommodation in Marrakech. Tour around Marrakech: Ourika Valley, Ouzoud Waterfalls, Essaouira, Toubkal National Park. You can spend a few days in Fez exploring the old Medina. We can take care of your reservations of accommodation.