Day 1. Marrakech- Ait Ben Haddo- Ouarzazate- Valley of the Roses-Dades
Our guide / driver of Getaways in Morocco, will wait for us in the legendary Red City to take a trip after the typical breakfast towards the High Atlas, heading towards Tizi Ttichka or high Tichka, which is the highest road crossing in North Africa, with about 2260 meters high. The name of this step comes from joining several words in Tamazight and means difficult mountain pass. This links south-east of Marrakech with the city of Ouarzazate through the Atlas Mountains. We will see beautiful Berber villages until we reach our first destination the Ait Ben Hadu, which is a fortified city or Ksar, is located in the province of Ouarzazate. It extends along the Ounila river.
Ait Ben Hadu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site declared in 1987, and several films were made, such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile, Jesus of Nazareth, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Protective Sky, Kundum, La mummy, Gladiator, Alexander the Great, Sahara, The Rerine of the heavens, Babel, Prince of Persia, Game of Thrones among others. We will visit the Kabah, we will have free time for lunch. We continue to the city or mecca of the Moroccan cinema Ouarzazate and we will reach the Kelaa M Gouna, also called Valle de Rosas, which in May its heady aroma urges us to stay and be able to appreciate the beautiful damask roses that were taken in the year 1938 by the French, it was then that the first rose water distilla of the place was opened, Shortly after the first festival of the Roses began and the tradition has continued since then.
We will continue on our way to the Dades Gorges, where a typical Riad / Hotel awaits us where we can enjoy a tasty dinner. and spend the night
Gargantas del Todra
Day 2. Dades Gorge - Todra Gorges - Marzuga
After breakfast, we will travel a route with endless Kasbahs, each with its charms and its stories. We will stop in several places until we reach the imposing Todra Gorges, which are steep canyons, which the rivers have been digging in the mountain, At the bottom of the Gorges runs a clear and crystalline river, In its last section the Gorge narrows until become a stony footprint of only 10 meters wide in the middle of stone walls 300 meters high and the river is only a small thread of ice water that furrows. The sun never reaches the bottom of the throat, so its weather is always cool, especially at twilight. This place is a climbers paradise.
We continue our trip to the South, we will have free time and we can have lunch and then take a trip again until we reach the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi. There the caravan of dromedaries awaits us that will take us to the heart of the golden dunes, where we can appreciate the beautiful phenomenon of nature, the sunset, it is the moment that the Astro King hides its rays to give way to the silvery moon, We continue through the desert and we will enter the camp, which are luxury haimas, with private shower / sink. we can enjoy dinner, and dance to the sound of drums and the Berbers who sing their songs under the sky of stars that flash more and more intensely giving the feeling that they also want to dance.
Day 3. Merzouga - Fez
We will get up early to see the sunrise from the Great Dune, at which point the sun shines again so that its rays illuminate the vastness of the desert. We will have breakfast and start our way back on the back of the dromedaries. We leave the desert and little by little we will see the dunes disappear from our sight but they will never disappear from our mind, it is a memory that we will always carry in our hearts, and it is at that moment that we will have the certainty that we will return. On our return trip we will pass through Ressani, where the famous market is located. Its origin goes back in time and present in its traditions, it tells us about merchant caravans and the history of nomads who have made their trips to this place to market with gold, carpets and dates. Currently, merchants carry their merchandise, including their animals, goats, sheep, and where we find donkey parking as a curiosity.
Erfoud, which is located at the foot of the hill that gives its name, the Jbel Erfoud and is one of the most important oases in North Africa. Ziz Valley where the homonymous river runs through the southeast of Morocco, and ends in a short final stretch, in Algeria, It has its origin in the Moroccan mountains of the Middle Atlas and extends for 282 km to end up disappearing in the Sahara desert already in Algeria. Midelt is a city and regional center located at the foot of Mount Ayachi, next to a small river that drains into the vast oasis of the Muluya Valley, at an altitude of 1488 meters. It is known as the capital of the block. And Ifrane, a beautiful town south of Fez, has parks, lakes and Alpine-style houses, it is known as the Switzerland of Morocco. and we will finish our service in Fez, a city of history, its Medina is one of the largest pedestrian zone in the world, it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1981. Escape by Morocco wants a good return trip and we will wait for your prompt I return to visit another of the many beautiful routes that Morocco has.Contáctanos