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1 Day: Fes – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Middle Atlas – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert
Pick up at the hotel or Riad where they are staying at 8am and went southward to cross the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach Ifrane, called ” Little Switzerland Moroccan ” for its resemblance to the country.One of the animals that once lived here was the lion of the Atlas, which has now become the symbol of the city and have dedicated a stone statue in the middle of it.Take the opportunity to take some photos.We cross the famous cedar forests We may admire the Great Cedar Gouraud, the largest in the region ancient cedar and also to feed the hundreds of Gibraltar monkeys that inhabit the area.MIDELT lunch and afternoon we pass the Ziz Valley.Over 20km of palm and palm 10 million makes it one of the largest in the world.Arrival in Merzouga and tea hospitality in our hotel, then enjoy our first contact with the desert, getting on the nearest dune and relax with a spectacular sunset.Dinner and accommodation at very serca dunes of Erg Chebbi hotel.
Day 2: Merzouga Desert – Nomadic Families – Khamlia – Night at Haimas Nomads
Today will be a day of Total Desert.After a hearty and rich breakfast, will surround the Erg Chebbi sand expanse of desert where the Great Dune of Morocco, over 250 meters, and connect on track with part of the route taken by the former Paris-Dakarand the mountains bordering Algeria background.Stop at the oasis of Tissardmin where we can find Fossiles career that is still in this region and continue towards a nomadic settlement where we will learn some of the secrets of her life and customs.Rear stop at a vantage point where we can contemplate the Erg Chebbi as a whole.Reach the village of Khamlia originally from Mali, where we will relax with a cup of tea while enjoying a short concert of spiritual music of Gnawa.Return to the hotel to get in a caravan of camels to enter the heart of the dunes and enjoy an unforgettable sunset.Arrive with the camels to camp where we stay in Haim ” Stores made with camel’s hair ” as used by desert nomads.Dinner and overnight at Haimas in the heart of the desert under a spectacular canopy of stars.
Day 3: Desert Merzouga – Rissani Market – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
” Date with the Dawn ” as they are in the desert is recommended to wake up to walk to the highest dune that is around the camp to enjoy the sunrise and the relaxing scenery that nature offers us, back indromedaries the village of Merzouga.After a delicious breakfast, we have to say goodbye to the desert and leave for Rissani, visit its market (if we’re lucky and is one of the market days: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday) follow the road to Erfoud where there is also possibility to visit thefossilized marble factory before continuing on to the palm of Touroug and Tinjdad.1 hour later reach one of the strongest points of the High Atlas: The Todra Gorges.The bed of the river has formed a Todra gorge walls of enormous proportions and great beauty;It is a paradise for climbers and a unique place.Lunch at the site and a half hour hike would recommend to see and enjoy in detail the Gorges.In the afternoon continue to the Dades Valley, also known as the Valley of figs, to Boumalne Dades stop at the ‘legs mono’ ‘Dinner and night in the Gorges du Dades.
Day 4: Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas – Marrakech
After breakfast, we enjoy one of the best views of the Dades Valley.We will do so from one of the most strategic locations that offer us the mountains.From there we can see the amount of kasbah there and picturesque each, then output to a dotted with several very interesting Kasbah road.After several stops to enjoy the route of the Thousand Kasbah, Valley of the Roses and Skoura palm Great arrive to Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, former residence of Glaoui or Pasha of Marrakech, Film Studies and MuseumCine if interested.We will also go to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, visit its famous Kasbah (Declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1986).In this spectacular setting were filmed several famous films like Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penelope Cruz … etc.
Lunch in the village and in the afternoon departure to Marrakech crossing the mountain pass of Tizi Ntichka with photo stops.Here we will leave the lunar landscape that will give way to the prevailing green, ocher colors … etc.Arrive in Marrakech about 18pm or so, transfer to hotel and end of our services