In this long tour we will visit Fes with local guide, Fes is the old imperial city of Morocco, departure through the middle Atlas mountains via Ifrane the Moroccan Switzeland, Azrou where we will explore the Cedar Forest, Midelt, the berber towns, Imtghren. Ziz valley. Full day in a Merzouga desert, tour around dunes of Erg Chebbi with 4×4, Camel trekkin and overnight in the berber tent, Rissani markt, Oasis of palms, we will explore also Dades gorges, Dades Valley or Asif N’dades in Berber, overnight in dades Valley, Roses valley, Ouarzazat and the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, Tizi N tichka pass, overnight at Marrekch. you have one day to visit Essaouira, then we then go back to Marrakech here you will have Full day to explore Marrakech with local guide.
1st day : Arrival in Fes
We pick you up at the time estimated by our guide and transfer to the hotel, well located and is located in the medina, It is the historical part of Fez, Depending on the time of arrival, possibility to visit part of Fez. Overnight in hotel or riad .
2nd Day : Full day to explore Fes.
After Breakfast in your hotel or riad, and then start an explorative journey of the Medina where you will visit the many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries. After lunch you will also view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, where you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. Your tour of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.Overnight accommodation at your hotel or riad.
After breakfast, departure to tour to southeast through the middle Atlas via Ifrane the Moroccan Switzerland” then Azrou where we will have a stop at the famous cedar forest the largest in Morocco for to see and play with Barbary apes. From here we drive further south passing by several towns and you will get the opportunity to view nomads living in tents on the you will arrive in midelt for lunch. we will continue through the large open high desert, and notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Er Rachidia or imtghren . Your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the Tafilalet date palm grove, famous for date cultivation. This area is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. You’ll arrive at Merzouga at the end of the afternoon – to be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad.
After breakfast in the riad you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people – originally slaves brought from Sudan -to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also visit the souk in Rissani , a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. Back to the village of Merzouga for some rest, in the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand-sea of Merzouga. Overnight will be at our desert camp, where you will have your dinner. For your convenience, the camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. After sunrise you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Ouarzazate via the Amridil Kasbah, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people. At night you will stop in Ouarzazat .
After an early breakfast in the riad, we wtat our journey to reach the ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator , Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc.
After visiting the kasbah we´ll go to Marrakech, we´ll see Tizi Ntichka port,that. with 2.260m is the highest point in our country. We´ll enjoy beautiful landscapes from the viewpoints on the way and make some stops to take pictures of the berber villages, at the end of the afternoon and check in to your riad within the Medina. Overnight at riad.
8th Day : trip to Essaouira
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira. Getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. Walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. This “City of the Wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”. You will also visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Lunch will be free in the medina or in the port. In the afternoon you will travel back to Marrakech. Overnight at riad.
Free day in Marrakech to see all places not seen before: After breakfast in the riad, you will enjoy the sites with historical and cultural interest, including the Koutoubia Minaret; the Saadian tombs; the beautiful Palace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School. Finally, end the morning by walking through the medina alleys -getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their crafts before arriving at the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, and then in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle, and have a short tour at Gueliz -the new city of Marrakech. After dinner you will have the option to walk through the square entertained by magicians, story-tellers, tooth-pullers and food sellers. Overnight accommodation in your riad.
10th Day : Marrakech – Airport
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to the airport for your flight back home and end of service .
- Private Transport : 4×4 , Minibus , bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
- Driver/Guid (Multilingual)
- Car fuel
- 8 Nights in Hotel or Riad (Dinner & breakfast)
- 1 Night in desert (Dinner & breakfast )
- Camel Ride in desert
- Sandboarding in Dunes
What’s Not Included:
- Drinks and Lunches
- Flight Tichets
- Hotel in Fes
- Monuments ticket
Note: In case you want to modify any of these tours, just be in contact with us beforehand and we will make it happen.