11 Days from Fes to Fes via Merzouga desert

We will start this tour to desert and imperial cities  from Fes  the old imperial city of Morocco,  Visit Fes with local guide , Royal palace. driving to Volubilis or Walili, the berber Ruman ruins, Meknes. we will be heading toward  the middle Atlas mountains via Ifrane the Moroccan Switzeland, Azrou where we will explore the Cedar Forest, Midelt . Imtghren . Merzouga desert, tour around dunes of Erg Chebbi . 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, Roses valley, Skoura. Ouarzazat and the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou , Tizi N tichka pass. Marrakech we have one day trip to Essaouira, we will back to Marrakech  for to explore Marrakech with local guide, Casablanca we will visit the second-largest Mosque in the world, Visit Kasbah ouadaya. the Hassan tower in the Rabat the capital of Morocco, visit Meknes. the Moulay ismail tomp and we will visit the berber Roman City known as Volubilis or Walili in the berber language, we will back to Fes From.

1st Day :  Full day to explore Fes with local guide .

After picking you up at the airport or your hotel  or riad , you will visit Fes medina with local guide , from there you will go to the city. Fes is one of the oldest imperial cities in Moroccan history, founded on the 8th century. The medina is from the 13th century, with its craftsmen grouping the streets. After the visit we will come back to spend the night in your  hotel or riad

2nd Day : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt  – Merzouga -Erg Chebbi .

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.

3rd Day : 4×4 Tour around the dunes of  Erg Chebbi – camel Trekking .

After breakfast we will take a look around the dunes. We will visit both Merzouga oasis, the nomads in Haimas, the village of Khamlia (black people village), Mifiss mines, the desert plate and Tissardmine oasis. We will be back to our lodging about 3 o’clock. Later we will ride on the camels to see sunset on the dunes. We will then spend the night in a wild oasis two hours from our position, in the heart of the dunes. We will sleep in “Bivouacs”… a magical night!

4th Day : Merzouga – Tineghir –Todra  Gorges – Dades Valley.

We will leave the dunes behind and head towards Erfoud in order to get to Tineghir where we will visit the “fougartas”, an old sewer system of the 15th century. We will also take a look at the Tinhgir palm grove. After that we will arrive to Todra’s gorges where we will rest and eat. Then we will walk around the city and the Boulmane Dades valley to get to Dades gorges. There the river has eroded the rocks to create a beautiful landscape. Supper and bed in a charming five star hotel.

5th Day : Dades valley  – Boutaghrart – Skoura – Ouarzazate

We will start in the morning driving by the track that leads to the rose valley and the magnificent berber village of Boutghrart where we will drink tea (berber whisky) with a local family. We will go onon long the thousand kasbahs route. Along this route we will stop to observe some kasbahs, landscapes, valleys, nomads living in caves… We will arrive to Skoura and then head towards Ait Benhaddou kasbah where many movies were filmed (Obelix, Gladiator, Sahara…). Dinner and bed a hotel.

6th Day : Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Telouet – Marrakech

We will go to the marvelous kasbah of Ait Benhaddou . and we will visit another Kasbah called Telouet. At the end of the afternoon we will be back in Marrakech crossing the pass of Tizi-N-Tichka (2260 meters) with its beautiful landscapes. We will spend the night in a Riad in Marrakech.

7th Day : Full day to visit  Marrakech with local guide .

We will walk around Marrakech and its main historical monuments, including the ancient medina, tombs and mosques, the kasbahs or the famous square Jemaa El Fna. We will understand why it is said that Morocco is a tourist capital. We will spend the night at the same Riad.

8th Day : Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech .

We will start in the morning travelling from Marrakech to Essaouira, which is approx 2 and half hours journey. There we will enter the wooden crafts museum, located in an ancient palace. There is a sentry tower and the harbor’s Skala. From this harbor we will gaze onto the coast, the isles and the city. The Marina’s gate is used to merge the city and the harbor, and there are auctions to buy fresh fish. The narrow streets of the medina show a lot of craftsmen working with jewels and wood… They are installed below the bastions of the city.. We will return to Marrakech to spend the night in the same riad as the two previous nights.

9th Day :  Marrakech – Casablanca

In the morning after breakfast We will depart from Marrakech towards Casablanca. We will visit the Hassan II mosque is the second largest mosque in the world , the medina and the new parts of the city and visit Hubbous traditional market if you want to buy some presents before we spend the night in a hotel.

10th Day : Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes

After breakfast we will depart towards Rabat to visit Hassan Tower and ouadaya Kasbah . After visiting Rabat we drive to city of Meknes which has reached its golden age to the sultan Mulay Ismail. And visit the Berber Roman city, known as Volubilis or Walili in the berber , 27 kms from Meknes. We will walk around the  Berber Roman city. After this visit we will arrive to Meknes. There we will take a walk around the city, we will go to Moulay Ismail tomb, El Hedime square and Bab Mansour. We will spend the night in a hotel or riad .

11th Day : Meknes – Fes .

We will drive you back to Fes to your accommodation or to the airport to catch your flights .

What’s included

  • Private Transport : 4×4 , Minibus , bus,  / air-conditioned vehicles
  • Driver/Guid (Multilingual)
  • Car fuel
  • 9 Nights in Hotel or Riad  (Dinner & breakfast)
  • 1 Night  in desert Camp (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.

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