10 Days From Fes Merzouga Desert Tour To Imperial Cities and Desert
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO FES – TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL
10 Days From Fes Merzouga Desert when arrived at Fes’s inernational airport, you will find our driver in your service to pick you up and. Transfer you to the hotel you will be staying at for today .
After showering and, relaxing from your voyage you will get to meet our professional staff. That will accompany in this journey .
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: FULL DAY TO EXPLORE FES
Since we are in Fes and this city is known as the cultural capital of the country. We will give you a private tour around some of Fes’s un ique monuments such as Attarine Madrasa. a 14th century master piece that gained its name from the Souq of the Attarine the spice and perfume Market that you will explore as well. next we will visit the Funduq of El-Nejarrine that been a s torage place for marchants. And traders back then and, now it houses the museum of Nejjarine. A great example of the Moroccan Riad.
Exploring around the city you will visit one of the gate of Boujloud that gives main acces to the old market in the old medina. lunch is scheduled in a restaurant at the medina .
After lunch we will continue our tour to see, Jnan Sbil gardens, anicee oasis of nature and, calm away from the hustle and the sun. Simultanously. We will do a worthwhile stop by the Merinid tombs that gives you a panoramic view over the ancient medina.
In the morning, you will take breakfast in the hotel, then we are going to head over to special historical places nearby Fes and. The first location will be the Mauritanian capital, a site from the 3rd century BC. Where the roman ruins are located ; a place that had been an important settlment of the Roman Empire and. A capital of Idris I founder of the Idrisid dynasty.
After a quiet stay in the area we will drive west towards one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, the wonderful city of Meknes. Where you will visit the marvelous gate of Bab Mansour , which leads to the mausoleum of Moulay Smail the architect of the city that made of it his capital in the 17th century. right in front of it sits the ccharming square of Lehdim , a mini prototype of the great Plaza of Jamaa Lefna. Lunch will be served in restaurant in front of the square.
After lunch we continue this covering this wonderful city by visiting the Madrasa bou Inania and, the dar Jmai museum.
Eventually concluding by visiting the marvelous underground prison of Qara and, the charming basin Of Souani .
Eventually, we arrive at Rabat. Where you will check in the riad you will be staying at for tonight ; a traditional dinner will be served at the accommodation.
DAY 4: RABAT – CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
In today’s program, you are going to explore the city of Rabat ; starting with the medieval marvelous necropolis of Challah, a site of anciant roman colony ; Afterwards we are going to explore the “City within a City”, the charming Kasbah of Oudaya. with its unique old Andalusian architecture. Next we will visit the tower of HassanII and, the Mohamed V mausoleum.
Simultanously, we will driive to the largest city of Morocco , the comercial capital of the country “Casablanca”; Lunch upon arrival at a seaside restaurant, then you will visit Morocco’s pride , the fifth largest city mosque in the world; with its unique combination of the Moroccan and, Andalusian descoration .
At the afternoon, we will continue our tour towards , the Red city “Marrakech”, where you will check in the Riad you will spend the night at. Then you will enjoy the charming ambiance of the Jamaa Lefna square . dinner at the Riad.
DAY 5: DAY TO EXPLORE MARRAKECH
Marrakech is a wonderful city that has one of the most beautiful monuments around Morocco; that’s why after enjoying breakfast in the Riad , we will take you in a tour around Marrakech; starting with the beautifull Majorelle Gardens colored in blue and yellow with a rare collection of Cactus in a relaxing temper ; afterwards we will visit the incredible mosque and Minarat of El Koutoubia standing majestically with its fascinating forme and, its minara that climb her way to Marrakech’s sky ; not far from the mosque we find the minara gardens stands from the 12th century with its small green pyramid shaped roof .
For lunch, you will savor a Marrakchi special dish called “Tanjia”, in the old medina. After lunch you will visist the well preserved Ben Youssef Medrassa and, stroll around the old market and, the Rehba Kedima .
Eventually you will refresh by a traditional lemon juice in front of the spectacular Plaza of Jamaa Lefna ; which conlude our day and our services.
DAY 6: MARRAKECH – ATLAS MOUNTAINS – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – SKOURA – DADES
Leaving , the beautiful city of Marrakech , after breakfast , heading out towards the marvelous Dades gorges; passing through the pass of Tizi n’Tichka , you will arrive at the world heritage site “the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou”, standing majestically over centuries with its beautiful artistic architecture , that atractted peaople from all over the world to see this master piece ; it had been a part of many universal film’s and, Tv shows such as,”Game of Thrones”, “Prince of Persia” etc. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in the area of the Kasbah.
After lunch, we will head over to Ouarzazate, where you will explore the Ouallywood studios , the biggest in Africa, with its unique sets. Without missing the chance to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt.
After a quiet stay , we will cross the scenery palm groves of Skoura , on our way to the spectacular Dades gorges; where you will enjoy dinner at a local Kasbah where you will be spending the night.
DAY 7: DADES – TODRA GORGES – JORF – RISSANI – MERZOUGA (CAMEL RIDE & NIGHT IN DESERT)
In the morning, you will enjoy breakfast in front of the beautiful area of Dades , then you will do a hike o visit the monkey toes mountains. Afterwards we will explore the one of the most spectacular canyons around the world , the todgha gorges where you will spend a great time between the locals and their domestic animals.
Simultanously and before entering the marvelous town of Merzouga, you will visit the small town of Rissani , where you will enjoy a bereber pizza for lunch
Eventually, when arrived at the beautifull Merzouga, all the unecessary baggage will be left in a hotel near the dunes; then you will dive into a camel trek adventure with our guide, that will take you into the sandy golden dunes of Erg Chebbi to watch the spectacular sunset from the highest point in the desert.
Finally, you will aproach our camp in the middle of the desert ; where you will be welcomed by a traditional local dish, that you willn enjoy while listening to berber music show around the camp fire.
Overnight in a tent under the milky way.
DAY 8: MERZOUGA – BERBER NOMAD FAMILIES – BLACK DESERT – DESERT MOUNTAINS – MERZOUGA
Early in the morning we will take you in a private tour in the surrounding areas of Erg Chebbi with our 4×4, we will visit the Lake of Serji that attracts flocks of Flamingos and, the impressive gardens lined with oases ; afterwards you will visit the interesting Khamila village, a place inhabited with Gnawa tribes that you will enjoy their unique music; Nect you will visit a nomadic family that will offer you a refreshing cup of mint tea under their camel hair tents, that you will know more about their life moving around the Sahara with all its difficulties.
Eventually, you will get back to the hotel, where you can refresh, take dinner and, relax.
DAY 9: MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – ZIZ VALLEY – AZROU – IFRANE – FES
If you came to Merzouga and, you didn’t witness the spectacular dawn, your trip is considered pointless , that’s why our guide will wake you up early so you don’t miss it; Simultanously, we will ride camels back to the hotel, so you can shower and, take breakfast.
In Today’s program we will visit the beautiful city of Erfoud; known by the dates annuel festival; that’s why its known around Morocco as the Palm’s city . Simultanyously you will relsh the bauty of lined palm groves and, oases lined by the Ziz river in The Ziz valley , where you will have the chance to stretch your legs through the groves.
By crossing high Atlas mountains, with its spectacular scenery over berber villages and, landscapes ; ou will pass by the the Atlasic city of Azrou with the lzrgest cedar forests along the way ; stoping by the “ Switzerland” of Africa , the beautiful city of Ifrane with its european style, where you will stroll around a litlle bit to admire the area.
Eventually , arriving at the Mecca of the west “Fes”, where you will have a traditional dinner ; and spend the night at a local hotel at the heart of the medina.
DAY 10: FES – AIRPORT
In the morning after breakfast, you will have half day free in Marrakech, according to your flight schedule; then, you will be transfered to the airport, where we will wish you a safe voyage and, thank you for taking this adventure with our company.
End of 10 Days From Fes Merzouga Desert
Private Comfortable A/C Vehicle.
English/ Spanish speaking driver during the tour.
Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
Accommodation with breakfast.
Camel Trek and overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents)
Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,..Etc