By 4×4.from Marrakech to Chefchaouen by 4×4
DAY 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades Gorges.
Morocco Helping Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech at 8:00 a.m, our 4 day Marrakesh Fes tour will take us over the heart of the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). We’ll stop to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the mountains and the special Berber Villages on the way. Once, we cross the mountains we get to the gate of the desert, the oldest and most famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – A Unesco World Heritage Site used as a backdrop for more than 20 films (Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Games of Thrones…We will stop for lunch, then visit this old mud kasbah. Then we will travel through the city of Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) – with the biggest cinema studios – after then, we continue south to the Valley of Roses where around 400 tons of rose petals are picked every year and sent to be processed into rose water, which we called it also as the distillation of roses in order to produce the creams and perfumes. Later, we will drive all along the road of thousand kasbahs before arriving at Dades Valley, overnight in a hotel /riad overlooking the Valley.
DAY 2: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga – Sahara Desert
Today after breakfast in the hotel/riad. We set off to Todra valley: a green fertile valley surrounded by old mud villages, then we drive around 14 km, we get to Todra gorges: a canyon rising to 500m in a valley dotted with Palm trees and Berber Villages. After lunch in the gorge, we will drive to the Desert (Erg Chebbi) passing by an old underground irrigation system (Khettarat), which is a system that helps people to water their farms. We will continue towards the south, We reach the Sahara desert where your camels are waiting to give you a ride crossing the golden dunes. The final stop will be at the camel place where we are going to ride them and spend an overnight in the nomadic tent and enjoy the company of a band playing Berber music under the stars in the heart of the desert/ Sahara, This is a beautiful experience that you might need to film. the desert/ Sahara.
DAY 3: Sahara Desert – Ziz Valley – Midelt – Cedar Forest- Ifrane – Fes.
Your camel guides will weak you up in the early morning to experience the magic and best sunrise among the dunes which will be the fabulous one in your life. Afterward, you will peacefully ride camels back to the riad/hotel where you are going to have a traditional breakfast and take a hot shower. After then we will drive to Erfoud (the capital of fossils and date) where we are going to discover the process of beautiful mineral fossils. Then we will leave to Fez traveling through Aoufous and Ziz Valley where we’ll stop to appreciate the panoramic views of the main source of date to the country of Morocco. We will stop for lunch in Midelt (the capital of the apple) and we will continue to take pictures of wild monkeys (Barbarian Apes) in the Cedarwoods of Azrou, which is considered the largest and biggest forest in all over the country. We proceed through Moroccan Switzerland(Ifrane) where we will have around 15 minutes to explore it and enjoy our time there. we will arrive in the evening at Fes where riad/hotel accommodation.
Day 4: Fes – Meknes – volibulis (the roman site) – Ouazane – Chefchawen
Wake up and have breakfast in your riad which is at the heart of the old city of Fes. Once you are ready, we will drive toward another imperial city (Mekness) which is a small provincial town that you can visit, is at the same time very quiet and peaceful, compared to other big cities. Meknes which stands on a plateau is surrounded by thick walls and is crossed by the river Oued Bouferkrane. All around is a very fertile valley, where they grow wheat and cereals, which are important resources for the economy of the city in order to have a quick stop and explore it and its historical monuments. Later on, we will drive 30 km to the Roman site(Volubilis): the ruins of this city speak of an ancient past that still leaves the signs of the ancient Roman Empire. Surrounded by wheat fields and lagoons populated by birds will give you an unusual landscape for Morocco. Finally, we will drive to Chefchawen (the blue city) where the 4 days tours of Morocco Helping Tours end at your riad/hotel accommodation.