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Morocco Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fes 5 Days

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Marrakech to fes vai Sahara Desert 5 Days Tour

Marrakech to Fes 5 Days Sahara Desert tour via Ait Ben Haddou and Sahara Desert is one of the top recommended desert tours from Marrakech. It is an ultimate desert tour for people seeking to discover the beauty of Morocco. Sir Driver Tours will be very happy to reply to your questions and gives you more details about this Tour package.

Day 1: Marrakesh sightseeing

After breakfast, our driver and local city guide will take you in full day Marrakech sightseeing , And will show you the southern pearl of Morocco, Marrakech. Some of the main sights include Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle garden, Ben Youssef Madrassa and the famous Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. Overnight in your Riad after our full Day Marrakech Sightseeing  finished.

Day 2: Marrakesh –  High Atlas mountains-Ait-Ben-Haddou

We will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 8:30 am and start our Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech, heading to the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n‘Tichka pass, the direct route towards Ouarzazate. It is spectacular and dramatic road that presents astonishing views of the snow topped peaks of the Atlas as well as many Berber villages. Upon our descend, We will visit the Kasbah of Telouet which was occupied by the Pacha Glaoui during his reign and is frequented by Moroccan travellers. It sits in the village of Telouet nestled outside the Onilla Valley. The Harem and reception hall areas give one a good idea of the former luxury in which El Glaoui lived, as well as a look at the Andalusian style of decorating. However, the older parts of the Kasbah are in complete ruins, making it difficult to see properly. Walking through the crumbling passageways is like walking through a maze and some have gotten lost exploring the dilapidated Kasbah. Then, we will arrive to the cultural heritage site of Morocco; the Ksour of Ait BenHaddou. It was once an important stop along the caravan routes that carried salt from the Sahara and on return,  With its dramatic walls of red earth, slit windows and crumbling towers, it is a magnificent example of a traditional stronghold. Chosen as a location for Hollywood films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel in the Nile, and more recently Gladiator, Ait Ben Haddou sits upon a lofty pinnacle of rock overlooking a river.  Then it is short drive to Ouarzazate that we pass and take onto the road of Thousand Kasbahs passing the Skoura Oasis and Rose Valley reaching our hotel for the night at Dades Valley.

Day 3: Dades gorge – Todra Gorges – Merzouga Desert

Night in the desert Today we depart to Todra Gorge, a spectacular gash in the hills that surrounds Tinerhir. The cliffs loom above as you approach the mouth of the Todra Gorge. Rising 300m, the honey-colored hues of the sheer face change constantly as the sun moves across the sky. Nomads can often been seen in the gorge. Many deserted Kasbahs, mud brick villages and green oasis, Then we pass the city of Erfourd and onto Rissani reaching Merzouga and the magnificent apricot colored sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Here we head off into the vastness of the dunes on a camel caravan accompanied by camelteers. You can ride or walk alongside as you slip into the pace of the caravan led by Berber guides and marvel at the awesome spectacle of the desert and the solitude a silence that comes with it. The camel trek can be as short or as long as you wish. As evening falls we retreat to the comforts of our desert camp. Nothing compares to the millions of stars, silence and peacefulness of morocco  sahara desert. We sleep in nomad tents feeling like we walk into one of the stories from the Arabian nights.

Day 4 : Merzouga – Ziz Gorges – Ifrane – Fes.

Morning departure around 9am Leaving the sahara desert behind we’ll into the pam tree oasis of the Ziz Valley. From here we start climbing the route to the Middle Atlas with a lunch stop in Midelt. As we start approaching Fez we start seeing the cedar forested hilsides around Azrou. We pass Ifrane the town sometimes refer to “Swiss” village known for skiing in Africa. Late afternoon arrival to Fes and drop off at your hotel/riad. Expected arrival around 7pm.

Day 5 : Fes sightseeing with local guide

After breakfast, you will meet your guide who will take you to explore Fez. Fez, the cultural capital, is one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. Passing through the gates and walls into the alleyways beyond transports you back in time. The streets are just as they were when they were built in the 8th century, with high walls that protect the courtyards inside from the heat of the midday sun. Enormous theosophical colleges, beautiful mosques and fascinating souks spilling their goods onto the pavement are all part of the scene. You will have a walking tour to some of the major points of interest as well as some free time to wander. You’ll visit the Place an-Nejjarine, where an ancient caravanserai overlooks a fountain; wander outside the great Qayrawan mosque, passing 14th century merchant’s shops; or head to the tanneries – where leather is stained in vats of strikingly colored dyes. In the souk al- Attarine the scent of exotic spices fills the air and close by a hammam, or traditional bathhouse. We hope you’ve enjoyed your best morocco tours from marrakech vai sahara desert.