If and when you do get down to touring the Sahara in Morocco you have various options on the routes you can take and the duration. One tour that is highly recommended is the Sahara Bliss Marrakech to Fez trip. You traverse a varied landscape and visit quite a few interesting places during the 3 days tour.
Join the Sahara Bliss 3 day tour from Marrakech to Fez and the first place you will visit is the beautiful Rose Valley between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. This valley is famous worldwide for its abundance of roses that provide the best ingredients for delicious rose oil and rose water. This luscious valley is an enchanting world. Roses grow everywhere and in abundant profusion they fill the air with their heady perfume and transform the landscape into a sheet of pink, red and green.
Dades Valley and Merzouga
The Dades Gorges come as a surprise after the lush green landscape of the Valley of Roses. It is barren. Stones carved by streams of water of the river Dades line the gorges. Barren as it is, the multihued rocks are truly mesmerising as you continue to Todra Gorge, another deep gorge carved out of the river. Finally you arrive at the settlement of Merzouga, which is one of the few places with large underground water reservoirs in the Sahara. From here you get on to camels and trek to the Erg Chebbi dunes to arrive in the desert bivouac camp for the night. Here you will be welcomed with a traditional tea ceremony and delicious dessert diner. Enjoy the stars above your head as you relax around the bonfire, before you enjoy a good night rest in your comfortable nomad tent surrounded by nothing but stars, sand dunes and silence.
Camping in the desert
Wake up early the next morning to see the gorgeous colors of dawn as the sun rises over the Sahara, coloring the sky and landscape with gold, pink and orange hues. Take an early morning walk through the sand dunes, photograph the morning magic around sunrise and enjoy a delicious dessert breakfast before you return to Merzouga.
Compared to the small villages and kasbahs, Erfoud is a relatively large town with several districts. Erfoud is where several Hollywood films were shot and its topology reminds one of Mars, which is why it is also a research site. Take a walk around and then drive through the valley of Ziz. Thankfully it is green and full of deep rifts as well as date palms. The road takes you over the Atlas Mountains through the ski resort of Ifrane and then the cedar forest of Azrou.
Today is your final day of the 3 day tour from Marrakech to Fez. Fez or Fes is the second largest city in Morocco, situated northeast of the Atlas Mountains. Because of it position at the crossroads of important trade routes it is cosmopolitan in nature and home to various ethnic groups. Your friendly personal tour guide will tell you more about the history of the place and its most impressive attractions. For instance the Jewish quarter dates back to 1438 and is definitely worth a visit. The Ville Nouvelle or new city is typical French in flavor. A visit to the Medina of Fez is obligatory, an area where you will also find the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris II and the Qarawiyyin University – be sure not to miss this World Cultural Heritage site.
This desert tour connects two of the most visited cities in Morocco. Let us take you from Fez to Marrakech, or other way around from Fez to Marrakech. On our journey we will move through all of the beauty and diversity that the Moroccan nature has to offer us. We take you from the apricot colored sand dunes of Erg Chebbi by Merzouga to the tall gorges at Dades Gorge, the luscious date palm oases around Ouarzazate and of course the impressive Atlas Mountains.
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