Day 1: Fez - Ifran - Midelt - Merzouga
Upon departure from Fez descending southwards towards the desert of Merzouga, we will be making a pit stop in Ifrane
Ifrane:A city built in 1929 to create a pocket of France. Tidy and modern, it is ‘Little Switzerland’ in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. Also found here is Azrou Cedar Forest known for its biodiversity and Barbary apes.
Lunch stop will be in Midelt, a town overflowing with natural wonders, traditional originality and hospitable locals. Upon arrival at Merzouga, you will join a camel trek across Erg Chebbi dunes and relish the beauty of a sunset in the desert. Night will be spent at a Berber tent.
Day 2: Merzouga – Tinghir – Todra Gorge – Ouarzazate
We’ll be traveling across a 1000 Kasbahs along an ancient caravan trading route. It’s an area famous for Hollywood movies such as ‘The Last Temptation of Christ.’ On this tourist trail, we will be stopping at Tinghir, a town known for the Souks, Kasbahs and Tinghir gardens of palm trees, olive trees, etc. On the North of Tinghir is Todra Gorge, a palm oasis and Dades Gorges.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech
Once a military camp, the city of Ouarzazate known as the ‘doorway to the desert’ marks the beginning of the Sahara Desert. Here we will make a pit stop at the Atlas and CLA Film Studios and the Taourirt Kasbah, one of the most breathtaking moments in the country.
After driving some distance, we will arrive at Ait Benhaddou in time for lunch. Recognized as a UNESCO Heritage site, the Ait Benhaddou is the most famous attraction of Ouarzazate. This village is designed with a maze-like series of sandstone colored towers and walls. This beautiful, colossal fortification is located along the old trade route between Marrakech and the Sahara. Next, we continue through the High Atlas and Tizi n’Tichka, a mountain pass linking Ouarzazate and the provinces of Marrakech. And then through small villages, waterfalls, enjoy the changing landscape and impressive view of the mountains.