1st day : Fes- Merzouga dunes
The pick up at 08 a:m in the direction of the middle Atlas mountain range which presents a variety of forests such as ,the area is covered in forests of cedar ,cork oak and maritime pine .
The city of Ifrane , which is founded in 1929 during the French protectorate with European character. It harbors AL-Akhawayine university with American system . not far away from the city ,there is a skiing resort, called Mischliffen , Ifrane is one of the most beautiful cities throughout morocco ,is located in the heart of these mountain ranges ,in terms of its distinctive architecture and natural beauty surrounded by cedar and cork oak trees and a number of lakes that feed on the melting of snow .the area is a favorite destination for some locals during the winter season for skiing ,and during the summer as well to spend times around the lakes within the forest.
The next is , Azrou ( meaning “rock” in Berber) it is based at the fork of roads
Going from the north to the south , the town is surrounded by a dense belt of cedar and cork oak , where some species of monkeys ,such as , Macaque is living beside the Barbary sheep .During our drive in this altitude ,you will see the semi-nomad living under the black tent ,so these people can move two times a year searching for their herds of goats and sheep.
After the green area ,we will move to the semi- desert area where the vegetation is sparse ,lunch in Midelt city .
Although , the city is located in the semi-desert region ,it contains large agriculture farms that provide the region and some cities with fruits ,especially Apples .
The high Atlas mountain ranges loom , we will drive through a pass at an altitude more than 1700m.
At the other side of the high atlas mountain ,the features shape is more flat ,we will drive most the time through the Ziz valley passing the Errachidia town ,was a military garrison in the beginning of 20th century then, Erfoud ,the fossils area , before to get the sand dunes side of the Erg Chebbi .our arrival should be in time ,in order to enjoy the time during the sun site moment while you are riding camels going the bivouac ,which is in the heart of the sand dunes .spending a night under the tent after seeing the stars and musical show playing by the locals ,and dinner served.
2nd day :Merzouga dunes-Toudgha gorges- Dades valley
Back the inn by camels again ,a shower ,breakfast then ,driving towards to Todgha gorges located in foothill of the high Atlas mountain , a walk for 30mn in the heart of the huge cliffs rise up to more than 200 m .after lunch, we will drive through the Dades valley, seeing the muddy villages are scattered in the form of houses together .night in the gorges at the auberge.
3th day: Dades valley,roses valley,Ouarzazate,Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou-Marrakech.
After the breakfast ,driving through the roses valley ,the area is known as a product roses region ,during the second week of month of Mai there is an annual festival .Ouarzazate will be the next stop ,this city was once a military base in the beginning of 20th century ,due its strategic location and the various natural qualifications ,cultures ,and diverse qualified it to play the role of leading in attracting international films makers and tourism .From Ouarzazate city ,we go to Ait Ben Haddou .
The ksar (fortified) of Ait Ben Haddou ,is one of the most beautiful old ksar in the south of Morocco ,because it’s full inscriptions and decorations on the walls and alleys .The picturesque village of Ait Ben Haddou ,which has been used as film location ,such as, Gladiator ,directed by Ridley Scott ,the Prince of Persia, Lawrence of Arabia ,Games of thrones , etc .. .The ksar was classified as human heritage by the UNESCO.
The visit of this ksar takes around one hour to discover it, lunch time, the road towards to Marrakech via the high Atlas mountain.