9 days route - Sahatours

9 days route. Fez - desert - Marrakech

 

This route will take to see the cities of Fes and Marrakech, passing through the desert. It may also be done in the opposite direction, from Marrakesh to Fez


Day 1- FEZ

Arrival at the airport in Fez and meeting with the driver guide that will be waiting for to departure for international flights. Transfer to the Hotel or Riad. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 2- FEZ - AZROU-KHENIFRA - OUM RABIES FOUNTAINS - IMILCHIL

Departure after breakfast. We go through the middle atlas passing the Azrou villages with beautiful views of the High Atlas Mountains and the cedars forests. We arrive at the cute Oum Rabia Sources that give life to the river and pass through the valley where can contemplate the waterfalls. After we continue direction to Imilchil, a Berber town known for its groom festival. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 3- IMILCHIL - AIT HANI-ASSOUL- THE AMELLAGO GORGES - GOULMINA - ERFOUD- THE ERG CHEBBI DESERT

In the morning depart for the Erg Chebbi desert and on the way we enjoy spectacular scenery, with cannons views. We cross for a lot of Berber villages, (about 150km track) and stop to one of them to discover their customs. Also, we stop for a cup of tea with the caves nomads, and finally we continue direction to the famous Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga, to arrive at the hostel near of the dunes. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 4- ERG CHEBBI- MERZOUGA-OASIS

After breakfast, depart for the sand dunes to take the first contact and get to know the two oasis of Merzouga, the nomad lands, the Khamlia village (black's village), the Mifiss mines, the desert plateaux, the nomads and the Tissardmine oasis. In the afternoon, we go, toward the dunes, to see the sunset in dromedaries; finally to spend a night under the stars, sleeping in a Berber Haima. Magical Night. Dinner and accommodation


Day 5- ERG CHEBBI – RiSSANI- ERFOUD

After returning from the desert, go to Rissani, the older Siljimassa, and important center of caravan’s routes that traded in Mali and Niger, with salt and slaves, and economic capital of the Moroccan south. We visit the souk under the arcades red and the souks. We visit the famous gate of the desert and its old palaces. Here, we eat the specialty of the city: the Berber pizza. Going back to the hotel, visit the fossils quarries. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 6- The ERG CHEBBI - TODRA AND DADES GORGES

After breakfast, depart to Erfoud, to arrive to Tinerhir where can visit the 'fougartas' (old pipes of the 15th century), and its Palm Grove. We arrive to the Todra Gorges where we have lunch. After, we cross the town and the Boulmane Dades Valley; to achieve other gorges, the Dades Gorges where, over time, the river has been eroding rocks to form a peculiar landscape. Dinner and accommodation. 


Day 7- DADES BOUTAGHRART - SKOURA -THE ROSES VALLEY - OUARZAZATE

After breakfast, we go, along the track, to penetrate the High Atlas; there we observe the change of life of the Berbers in the mountains; and the difference among the nomads of the desert and the Atlas. We can see the caves where they live until go into the Roses Valley where its people make creams, soaps and the famous rose water. We eat in a typical restaurant in the area, in the Boutghrar village, and then go into the valley until arrive to Ouarzazate. Dinner and accommodation.


Day 8- OUARZAZATE - AIT BEN HADDOU - THE TELOUET KASBAH - MARRAKECH

In the morning, after breakfast we go to Ait Ben Haddou to visit its famous Kasbah, an architectural gem, declared world heritage by UNESCO. It is a fortified village with crenelated towers and beautiful decorated, one of the most beautiful in the region of Glaua. Finally, we take the way to Marrakech crossing Talouet and Tiz-in-Tichka, by the heart of the Atlas. Marrakech Arrival. Dinner and accommodation


Day 9- MARRAKECH

In the morning, we start the guideed visit in Marrakech with an outside tour of the Koutubia, the sister of twin tower the sevillan Giralda and the Menara gardens. Later we continue toward the Bay Palace and the Saadian Tombs, the exteriors of the Mosque of the Kasbah; and we finish the day in the Plaza de DJmaa el Fna. At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport and end of services.



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