“Rove Morocco Travels” invites you to explore Morocco in 5-day private tour from Fez. We head towards Middle Atlas mountains at Ifrane ,which is famous Moroccan “Swiss style town”. We drive to explore the cedar forest near Azrou where we may watch the local apes climbing the trees. We visit mineral city of Midelt ,the capital of apples in Morocco. We continue through the Ziz valley to Erfoud ,famous for its fossil products. We continue to Merzouga , where we stay overnight in a desert hotel/riad near Sahara dunes. You will enjoy traditional Berber dinner.
DAY 1 : FES – IFRANE – AZROU – ZIZ VALLEY – RISSANI - MERZOUGA :
5 Day Morocco Tour
From Fez to Merzouga desert and Marrakech
Today you can take a little exploration of the local area before the start of your camel ride ; You will visit the Gnawa people - originally from Mali, Senegal and Sudan- in their village Khamlia , where you will learn about their music and their lifestyle . later, we will drive in the desert area to meet nomad families to explore their way of life . Today our lunch will be a traditional berber meal (Berber pizza). you will have the option also to visit the old city of Rissani. Here you’ll walk through the souk, selling spices, vegetables and cloths. Drive back to the village of Merzouga. In the afternoon, you will ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel-man to explore what is hidden in the middle of the highest sand dunes in morocco. Dinner will be served in front of the tent where you will spend the night.
DAY 2 : MERZOUGA SAHARA DESERT - CAMEL TREK:
Your camel Guide will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise in your life. You’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and hot shower, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco and after lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy traditional guesthouse overlooking the Dades valley with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 3 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGES – DADES VALLEY:
After breakfast , we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is named the way of thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing on to Skoura you’ll visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved Kasbah in this area. We continue to Ouarzazate , “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ. .. Overnight accommodation will be in a riad with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 4 : DADES VALLEY – SKOURA – OUARZAZATE:
After breakfast in your Riad, we’ll head to Marrakech , visiting Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, which is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the 19th Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech. Now it is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass (2260 m) over the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech .In our way you will have chance to explore the way and the process of making argan oil-existing only in morocco- by the Berber women in their cooperatives. “Rove Morocco Travels” would like thank you for exploring Morocco with us.
DAY 5 : OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU KASBAH – MARRAKECH: