Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez (300 km)
Today we will drive to Fez passing by Rabat and Meknes. We will visit important places in those cities as well as the Roman ruins. Then we continue to Fez where we'll arrive in the evening and here we stay overnight in a traditional Moroccan riad/hotel.
Rabat is the capital and fourth largest city of Morocco. Tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat one of the most important cities in the country.
Meknes is a city in northern Morocco. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), the founder of the Alaouite dynasty.
Standard Hotel: 3-star Moroccan riad/hotel in Fez
Fez - Azrou - Merzouga (353 km)
Today we will drive towards Ifrane. We will stop at Azrou. Then we will enjoy lunch in Midelt at a traditional Moroccan restaurant. Then we will travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock and along the spectacular Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. Afterwards we we will drive through Berber villages to Erfoud and then Rissani, and finally, we will reach Merzouga. Overnight in a local hotel near desert dunes.
Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. Azrou is a Moroccan town located 89 km south of Fez in the Yvesland province of Fez-Meknes.
Standard Hotel: Berber Camp in Sahara Desert of Merzouga
Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley (195 km)
Today our camel guide will wake us up early in the morning to watch the best sunrise of life. Then we will take a camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. On the way we will appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes. After breakfast and hot shower in the hotel, we will leave for Rissani, Tinghir, and Todgha Gorges. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we will drive through the Dades Valley, where we will see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as "monkey toes".
A city in the region of Dr‚a-Tafilalet, south of the High Atlas and north of the Little Atlas in southeastern Morocco. The city is at the center of one of the most attractive oases in southern Morocco.
Todra Gorges, Morocco
It is a series of limestone river gorges or wadi valleys in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco near Tinerhir.
Dades Valley, Morocco
This is a series of rugged Wadi Canyon carved by the Dades River in Morocco.
Standard Hotel: Auber Atlas Dades /Hotel vieu Chatou or similar
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhadou - Marrakech (410 km)
Leaving from Dades Valley, we will head to Marrakech in the morning. We will visit Kasbah Taourirt and Atlas Studio in Ouarzazate and UNESCO protected the site of Ait Ben Haddou., a most impressive Kasbah and well-preserved fortress in Morocco. Many movies were filmed there such as the Gladiator. Then we will leave from Ait Benhaddou and head towards the majestic Atlas Mountains. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizi N Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. Arrive at Marrakech in evening.
Nicknamed The door of the desert, Ouarzazate is a city in south-central Morocco and a noted film-making location.
Atlas Film Studio is largest film studio in the world. Atlas Film covers more than 322,000 square feet and it is located on the Orakarzate road, just five miles from Ouarzazate. It is a popular tourist destination. The Jewel of the Nile, The Living Daylights, Aladdin (2019 film), The Mummy have used the services of the studio.
Kasbah Taourirt was built in the 19th century and the El Glaoui's power reached their peak in the 1930s. Although the castle is located at the strategic intersection of the caravan route, it has never really been inhabited by the chief of El Glaoui.
Ait-Benhaddou is the ighrem on the former caravan route. Ait-Benhaddou is a model of Moroccan clay architecture and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.
Ait Benhaddou, Morocco
Ksar Ait Benhaddou is a model of Moroccan clay architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel in Marrakech