During the nine centuries of its history, Marrakech has accumulated an impressive green heritage. Since its foundation in the 11th century, the city has embodied the model of the garden city. And to discover this fabulous heritage, take a tour of the gardens of Marrakech in a horse-drawn carriage, outside the ochre ramparts where nature is a haven of peace, beauty and contemplation.
Start with the Menara gardens, the true green oasis of the Almohad dynasty planted in the heart of bustling Marrakech, in a blazing sky where the eternal snows of the Atlas mountains stand out, the Menara pavilion shines with its perfect proportions in the still waters of its basin.
Further behind the royal palace, the orchards of the Agdal gardens created by the Almohads, just like the Menara gardens, are ideal for contemplation and strolling, as the trees are loaded with divine fruits, as beautiful as they are exquisite, oranges, figs, pomegranates and olives.
Finally, visit the gardens of the Koutoubia, the spiritual beacon of Marrakech, and stroll around its large fountain and its paths lined with roses leading to the mosque.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Following a pick-up at the beginning of your hotel or riad in Marrakech, you take the direction of the Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi N’Tichka pass located at 2260 meters above sea level, to find yourself at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the famous Kasbahs that embodies the clay architecture and abounds in the pre-Saharan culture. After lunch, continue your journey to Ouarzazate “Hollywood of Africa” and marvel at its charm, its climate, and its magical surroundings: Taourirt Kasbah and the movie studios. Leave Ouarzazate to find yourself in the Dades Gorges, one of the most interesting in the south for its geological formations. Enjoy a typical Moroccan dinner, watch the sunset and sunrise and admire the Dades Gorges.
Your second day begins with breakfast at your hotel, then take the road through the spectacular Todgha gorges to Merzouga, a nature full of immense plateaus bathed in light, invaded by sand and fantastic dunes, a true desert that deserves. And to fascinate you from ready, there is no better than a camel ride through the dunes Erg Chebbi the feeling of being alone in the world in communion with nature, do not miss the sunset. In bivouac under the stars, enjoy an authentic dinner in a large friendly gathering of nomadic cultures and spend a night with a strong emotional and spiritual charge, in the silence of exceptional density, observing the evolution of the starry sky.
Admire the sunrise and enjoy breakfast in the desert, take the camels back to Merzouga where your driver will be waiting for you to take the road to Fez, the spiritual heart of Morocco, through the Middle Atlas Mountains where you will discover another facet of the lush green nature of Morocco quite different from the rocky and desert of the dunes of Merzouga. Before arriving at the town of Ifrane “the Swiss of Morocco” was clean with its cool climate and western-style houses. In the late evening, you will reach the imperial city of Fez where you will be dropped off at your hotel or Riad.