We want to visit Marrakech, the sahara desert (Riding a camel in desert) and fes after looking on google we find 2 difrent itineraries .
1°: Marrakech - Merzouga - Fes
Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi -n-Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/Gorges
Depart at 08:00 from Marrakesh to dades valley via the High Atlas mountains Tizi n'Tichka pass throughout the high Atlas Mountains we will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, we will get the chance the visit the universal Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah as it has been named by UNESCO in 1987. This Berber Kasbahs which has been used as a very important destination for international filmmakers for more than 20 films was also one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory, salt and silk from sub-Saharan countries to Marrakech and beyond. We'll pass through Ouarzazate, or what we call Hollywood of africa since it's has been as well a very famous destination for filmmakers, after ouarzazate we will continue to dades valley , trough the megoun ,skoura (berber villages around the valley) we will spend the night in dades valley
Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga(Night in desert)
After the breakfast, we go from Dades gorges to the erg chebbi Sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and the we continue to Merzouga,after relaxing few minuts in Merzouga,we go to ride the camels who are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. we will spend the night in an camp(Nomad berber tents) with drums music in the middle of the Sahara,this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise,when we arrive at the camp we go to a high dunes to see the sunset , we will spend the night in nomad tents .
Day 3: Erg Chebbi Desert - (Merzouga) - Ziz Valley - Medilt - Ifrane - Fes
After an early sunrise ,we ride the camels backing to Merzouga, after take shower an breakfest we'll start our tour backing to fes. We stop on the road to enjoy having tea with a nomadic family before we passing through the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we'll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we'll continue to the legendary city of Fes. Arrival to Fes which is the end of the trip.
Here is the full itinerray: morocco-excursion.com/Marrakech-to-fes-3days…
2° : FES - MERZOUGA - MARRAKECH
Day 1: Fes - medilt - Azrou - Ziz Valley - Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert)
After the breakfast Leaving Fez and going to Todra Gorges , passing through Ifrane to arrive to the cedar forests of Azrou where the wild monkeys are located. It will be good opportunity to take photos of wilderness in Morocco. Lunch in a small Berber village of Zaida. We continue the way through the Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Medilt to arrive to the small town of Rich,Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet.And then continue to Merzouga, after relaxing few min.. you'll ride the camels to spend the night in desert. night in berber nomad tents
Day 2: Merzouga - Rissani - Erfoud - Tinghir - Todra Gorges - Dades - Ouarzazate
After seeing the sunrise in desert we go back on camels to Merzouga , after the breakfast and take shower in the Hotel then we start our journey to Ouarzazate ,on the way; we will visit the Berber villages containing, todra gorges..then we drive to ouarzazate trough dades, roses valley skoura..we will arrive to ouarzazate in evening
Day 3: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Tizi -n- Tichka - Marrakech
Leaving Ouarzazate in the Morning ,we will visit UNESCO protected site of Ait Ben Haddou., a most impressive Kasbah and well-preserved fortress in Morocco. Many movies were filmed here such as the Gladiator. Leave Ait Ben Haddou and start heading towards the majestic Atlas Mountains. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. arrive to Marrakech in evening
Here is the full itinerray :http://morocco-excursion.com/Fes-to-Marrakech-desert-trip.htm
I want to know if it's better to start the tour from Marrakech and end in Fes, or start friom Fes and end in Marrakech ?