2 Days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech

2 Days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech

👉  Day 1 :Fes – Middle Atlas Mountains – The Sahara Desert

Pick you up from you hotel or Riad at 7 am for the fabulous journey up into the Middle Atlas mountains. Your first stop will be at the delightful town of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930’s, and known as Morocco’s Switzerland because of its Alpine chalet-styled architecture and aspect.  Next you travel on through the huge cedar forests around the quaint, peaceful Berber town of Azrou, “The Rock” in the local Berber dialect, where the famous Barbary Apes, actually macaque monkeys, will be eager to share your lunch, in the heart of their natural habitat. (2 Days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech).

Then passing through the Atlas Mountains, that are said to hold up the sky, winding your way though forested peaks, twisting mountain streams and gushing springs and spectacular, jagged walls of rock, you will arrive at the important, Sahara’s edge town of Rissani, then, continuing on south, you will be amazed at the startlingly sudden appearance, as if by magic, of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.These dunes are massive, up to 50 metres in height and extend eastwards all the way into the Algerian Sahara. (2 Days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech).

👉  Day 2 : Desert Dawn – Mighty Mountains – Marrakech

After breakfast, the journey to Marrakech begins with a drive through the 300 metre deep canyon of the Todgha Gorges cut through the easternmost tip of the High Atlas Mountains where you can enjoy some hiking around the pretty village of Tinghir. The Tinghir and Todgha gorges are the highest and narrowest in Morocco and, some would say, the most beautiful. After this you will travel on to the wonderfully preserved walled fortress or Kasbah of Taourirt, a UNESCO world heritage site, very traditionally Morrocan in it’s architecture and which you will be free to explore. (2 Days desert trip from Fes to Marrakech).