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Atlas Mountain and Gorges Tour

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We are planning to visit Morocco in March 2013 and will be here for 8 nights/9days. Please can anyone provide more insight into an Atlas Mountain tour, would this include the Gorges. Do want to see the Gorges. All tours that I have researched also go to the desert, and we are not too keen on the camel ride for 2 hours.

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Hi 88Lutravel;

Welcome to Morocco Travel forum;

for the High Atlas Mountains day Trip does not include the Gorges, so if you want to do the Both Dades and the Todra Gorges you can do it with a visit to the desert in case you don't want to experience the Camel ride.

As you can do it in 4 days departs from Marrakech via Ouarzazate, Ait Ben-Haddou, to Dades Boumalen where you can see the Dades Valley, and more of the breathtaking nature views, then next day a Visit to theDades Gorges, the Todra Gorges and overnight in a Hotel in the desert just appreciate the beauty of the Golden Erg Chebbi, it worth it to spend a night and enjoy the view , the other day if you want to make it long to Marrakech will take about 10 Hours driving, as you can do another way via Agdez to Ouarzazate, and then the 4th Day from Ouarzazate to Marrakech so much in your experience to see and do.

Have a look at the right side of the this forum at the Top asked Questions pick the Link of the Tour Companies and Guides then select your chosen Tour.

Happy Travels.

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Shukran hamidB499, for your input. Researching and choosing all very confusing!

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3. Re: Atlas Mountain and Gorges Tour

Take it easy and slow to pick your best suits your travel needs, there still time to make your search .

Happy Travels.

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Do you think to add Fes as departing leg of the holiday?

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If you will be Landing in Casablanca or coming to Morocco from Spain via Tangier Ports, that would be an interesting Trip starting your holiday by Fes as it worth it too, as i'd suggest the following itinerary which might fit the bill:

1 - Casablanca-Rabat-Fes.

2- Explore Fes.

3- Fes-Merzouga.

4- Merzouga- Rissani-Todra Gorges-Dades Valley.

5- Dades-Skoura-Rose Valley-Ourzazate.

6- Ouarzazate-Ait Ben-haddou Ksar-Marrakech.

7-8: Marrakech.

9- Departure.

In case your departure will be in Casablanca at the 9th Day, try to leave for Casablanca in the day 8.

Hope this will work out and make your trip memorable.

Happy Travel Planning.

Edited: 6:30 am, December 10, 2012
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Again Shukran. Yes we are arriving from Spain to Tanger. And intended taking the train to the next destination. From your wonderful itinerary it is now Fes, and travelling to Marrakesh.

Can I get such a tour from Fes through the hotel/riad?

Your wonderful suggestions is really appreciated. I now feel more confident in the arrangements

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Yes from Spain you can arrive Tangier and Take a Train to Fes or if you will be using some Tour or hiring a Car try to get to Chefchaouen for a short visit, that town is so beautiful and has so much to make a visitor amazed by the culture.

So, from there you can go to Fes via Meknes and Volubulis which are interesting places on your way to fes.

but if you will be using the Train, then you can take it directly from Tangier to Fes, in Fes try to arrange a petit Taxi to Take you to your riad/Hotel, and for exploring Fes Day try to take a Guide can be arranged by your riad, or ask some Tour to arrange it for you to be included in your tour .

From Fes to Marrakech you can also use the Train if you want to spend the Rest of your holiday in Marrakech but since you are interested in visiting the Gorges that is your way to make south via the The desert then the rest as illustrated in the itinerary suggested above.

From Fes to Merzouga you can use the Bus of Supratours also very comfortable, cheaper and easier but it will take you by night which means you will miss the scenaries on the countryside, as you need also to make stops in Todra Gorges and Dades Gorges then the Bus will not take you to see this locations.

the best Way then is to Hire a Car in Fes and drive yourself if you can, if you can't ask for a reliable driver with his car to drive you from Fes to Marrakech in 3 or 4 Days depends on your travel needs, your riad can arrange it for you through a Travel agency there, but it's better if you contact the Travel company by yourself .

do It Yourself,and use Fes Forum and post your interests about tour at the search box, or use the Link of Tour companies and Guides on the Right side of Morocco forum, below the Top Asked Question about Morocco.

Hope this will help you planning your trip.

Have a good Time.

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A very big Thank you HamidB499

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9. Re: Atlas Mountain and Gorges Tour

That's pleasure, hope it helps that is the important.

Happy Travels and welcome to Morocco.

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