10 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO FES VIA SAHARA DESERT
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On this 10-day tour from Fes, you'll travel across Morocco and get a taste of life outside of the big towns. Travel through the verdant Ziz Oasis, Todra, and Dades gorges while taking in the breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. Ride a camel through the desert dunes and spend the night under the stars in a nomadic tent deep in the desert. Discover Berber settlements along the Thousand Kasbah route and the walled citadel of Ait Ben Haddou before travelling through Tizi n'Tichka, Marrakech's city gate.
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Visit the Volubilis Archeological Site.
In Casablanca, go to the Hassan 2 Mosque.
Visit the Barbary Apes at the Azrou Cedar Forest.
Aerial views of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
Experience Merzouga camel ride Sahara
As the sun sets over the sand dunes, take in the view.
Sandboarding is a fun pastime to do.
A hearty dinner and a campfire party (Berber Drums)
Merzouga Desert Camp Overnight Camping Merzouga
Explore Tour & Visit to a Nomad Family
In Ouarzazate, go to Atlas Studio and Taourirt Kasbah.
Visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Views of the Atlas Mountains' scenery are breathtaking.
Day 1: Welcome to Fes : Transfert to acommundation.
At the time you specify, your driver will meet you at the airport and deliver you to your destination. Dinner and overnight during a Riad/ Hotel.
Day 2: Full day exploring fes
After having a scrumptious breakfast at the riad, we began our 10-day tour from Fes within the new a part of the town, where we approach the royal palace, barium Jews (Mellah). Then we’ll visit a viewpoint where we will see all the medina from the south tower and also the few mosques. We'll walk through the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on foot. In its labyrinthine streets structured by guilds of potters, dyers, … etc, the bustle of individuals will transport you back centuries. you'll notice that it's a medieval town which time has stopped the clock. Dinner and overnight in an exceedingly riad.
Day 3: From Fes to Volubilis through Moulay Idriss via Meknes to Rabat
After breakfast A UNESCO World Heritage Site is that the first destination on the third day of the trip, we'll visit Volubilis, the land of the Roman ruins that are the hugest preservation of Roman influences in geographical area. Despite the devastating earthquake of 1755, Volubilis has exquisite beautiful mosaics. Despite damages and tragedies, the Roman town maintained its splendor. However, Meknes is our next station; it's town that was a serious origin of the Roman Empire. additionally, it absolutely was referred to as Miknasa thanks to the 10th Berber settlement. After that, it became one amongst the Imperial cities.
In a magical journey, we'll delve into the traditional authentic a part of old Meknes. it's an exciting tale about history, past, glory, and magic. After that, we are visiting move to Morocco’s today capital of Rabat. In Rabat, we are visiting visit a series of landmarks as Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and Kasbah of Oudaias.
Day 4: start in Rabat via Casablanca to Marrakech
Today within the morning, we are going to continue our journey by visiting the Hassan II Mosque which is that the largest mosque in Morocco, the second-largest in Africa, and therefore the 5th largest within the world. With its interior and exterior decorations, the mosque represents the craftsmanship of the Moroccan craftsman and therefore the aesthetics of Islamic architecture.As we finish exploring the mosque, we are going to enter the first afternoon to Marrakech. because the train approaches Marrakech, we are becoming –by ourselves- closer to get other aspects of the Moroccan culture. Once we reach, we are going to directly stretch our legs by exploring Jemaa el Fna, which could be a square and marketplace in Marrakesh’s old medina.The origin of its name is unclear for a few narrations claimed that Jemaa el Fna is that the place where Sultans accustomed execute their enemies, while other narrations suggested that the name of the place can literally mean “The Mosque at the top of the World”; a reputation which encompasses a religious connotation. Nowadays, the location attracts a large number of Moroccans and tourists since it provides entertainment and brings together many aspects of Moroccan culture.
Day 5: Full day exploring Marrakech
We will have a special guided tour of town with a political candidate guide from Marrakech. First, you may explore the sweetness of Marrakech by visiting the famous Koutoubia Mosque and therefore the old Medina with its charming traditional souks.
Also, we'll be a part of the Ali Ben Youssef Koranic School before visiting variety of places that characterize the town of Marrakech like, the Saadian, the Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens. At night, we'll head back to a Riad within the old Medina to possess dinner and a few rest.
Day 6: From Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou via Ouarzazate to Dades Valley
We will leave the red city of Marrakech for the High mountain chain, which we are going to cross at 2260 meters of altitude over the Tizi n´Tichka pass.
On the way down the opposite side, passing quite lot of traditional Berber villages that line the riversides, we'll take one among the side roads that cause a hidden treasure; Kasbah Telouet. This structure may appear to be nothing more than a ruin until you view the wonderful internal rooms; this was one of the governor's or "Pacha's" palaces in Marrakech and has highly beautiful and complicated tiles, plaster, and cedarwood.
We continue our 10-Day tour from Fes along the valley to a different Kasbah, this one is best referred to as a movie set location and is on the planet heritage list for UNESCO since 1987. Ait Benhaddou may be a fortified kasbah on the banks of a river; it is frequently located on the first trade route between the Sahara and Timbuktu, with salt-laden camels.
After lunch in a very nearby restaurant, we are going to drive to Ouarzazate and on to the magnificent palm grove of Skoura with its hidden kasbahs. you may also enjoy the drive along Valley of Roses on the thanks to Dades where we'll spend the night.
Day 7:From Dades to Todra Gorges via Er rissani to Merzouga Desert
After breakfast, we’ll drive through Dades valley to work out the amazing rock formation, and take a prospect in one in every of the great spot of the gorges,We'll witness panoramic vistas of old mud Berber settlements with palm groves overhanging the valley as we leave the Dades valley and head towards Tinrghir and the Todra river. When you arrive at the Todgha Gorge, you'll stroll beneath a high red cliff that reaches 300 meters at its narrowest point. Lunch is on the route to Erfoud and Rissani, formerly known as Sijilmassa (the founding family of the Alaouit dynasty, this governing family).
When you arrive at the Todgha Gorge, you'll stroll beneath a high red cliff that reaches 300 meters at its narrowest point.Lunch is on the route to Erfoud and Rissani, which was originally known as Sijilmassa (the founding family of the Alaouit monarchy).After that, we'll depart for Merzouga, where you'll be greeted with a warm cup of tea before spending the night in a luxurious hotel or riad.
Day 8: Around Merzouga : Berber Nomad and Black Desert
Today, we'll begin our exploration of the Merzouga desert area by seeing the Merzouga seasonal lake (Lake Sirji) on our way to a community of dark skin people (Khamlia) originally from Mali to experience their music and, as a result, their way of life.
After that, we'll drive to Meffes Mines to explore how they beat there before getting behind the Dunes in a very full desert with charming views where we are going to sit for a cup of tea with the Berber bedouins (living in tents) you may be introduced to members of the family and reaching to understand their way of life
Before returning back to the hotel, after preparing your local guides will teach you the way to mount and dismount and other handy camel-related safety tips then you start exploring the magic dunes of the Erg-Chebbi Overnight during a Berber tent.
Day 9: Merzouga » Erfoud » Ziz Valley » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes
We'll go for Rissani, Morocco's first imperial city, after returning with the camels from the desert and showering.
Then we'll travel to Erfoud, a fossil-related village, the Ziz valley, which offers panoramic views of palm groves and canyons, and the Tizi-n-Talghomt port. Lunch will be served when we get at Midelt. We'll travel to the cedar forest by highway, stopping to see the monkeys in their natural habitat. Then we pass via Ifrane (also known as the Moroccan Swiss) and arrive at Fez, Morocco's cultural center. Dinner and a night's stay at the hotel are included.
Fes, Day 10 » Arrival at the airport
Our 10-day vacation Fes to Imperial Cities and Merzouga Sahara, today depending to your departure flight we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight .