9 DAYS TOUR FROM FES TO MARRAKECH
Brief Itinerary of Fes Desert Tours via Marrakech
*We discover Fes on this Fes Desert Tours via Marrakech
*We enjoy Middle Atlas mountains around Azrou
*Experience Sahara desert in Merzouga and camel trek in desert
*We explore Dades and Todra gorges with optional trekking (if time allows)
*We enjoy High Atlas mountains around Ouarzazatte
*Visit Ait Benhaddou and film studios in Ouarzazatte
*We explore Marrakech
DAY 1 : FEZ:
Today on this Fes Desert Tours via Marrakech, you will have the whole day to explore the city. Fes is the oldest city in Morocco, found by Idriss 1 in 12th century. Playing an important role as the spiritual city of the country, plus, it is one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Fes is divided into two parts, with more interest to the old town, which is rich of heritage, history and culture that represents Morocco. Moreover, it is the world’s largest pedestrian zones, and listed as the World Heritage Site. Consisting of 9000 narrow alleyways, the Ancient Medina of Fes, will take you to the largest world of artisans, souks, potteries, museums, schools, mausoleum, and local places… Finally, after your spiritual discovery of the city, you will spend the night in the riad coupled with dinner and breakfast.
DAY 2: FEZ – MIDELT
After breakfast, we will leave Fes to Midelt. In the first place, you will pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains, discovering its berber villages. Your first stop will be in Ifrane, the charming ski resort in Morocco, referred to as “The Little Switzerland”. Next, we will across the magnificent cedar forest, to see the macaque monkeys species leaping upon the trees. Finally, we will arrive to Midelt, where you will spend the night.
DAY 3 : MIDELT – MERZOUGA :
After breakfast, we will move forward to the south, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains, reaching Errachidia. The city is where the headmost palm trip appeared, and now its ideal greenery oasis is the place for growing vegetables, fruits, and palm dates trees. Next, we will reach Erfoud the capital of Tafilalet region, where the fossils are found. From here, we will continue our Fes Desert Tours via Marrakech, to Merzouga, passing by the adobe villages. Overnight will be in a beautiful hotel in Merzouga.
DAY 4-5: MERZOUGA :
In this day, we will discover the high dunes of Erg Chebbi. Visiting Khamlia village, its people are originated from Sudan. In the first place, you will discover their way of life, and their unique Gnawa music. Also, we will explore small villages, scattered between the mountains. Definitely, you will enjoy your time with these nomad families, who will welcome you with a warm heart, and let you know about their customs and traditions. In the evening, you will change your transportation from 4*4 to camels. On this Fes Desert Tours via Marrakech, we will trek to the desert, to watch the dramatic sunset and relax upon the high dunes. Drive back to the desert camp in the heart of the desert, where you will have dinner, enjoy the music drums and pass the night.
DAY 6 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY – OUARZAZATE :
After breakfast, we will visit Risani known as the old Sijilmassa, the ancient centre point of meeting caravans. After visiting the city, we will pass through the desert landscape, until we reach Tinghir the oasis area, which is a beautiful places. Next, we will discover Todra gorges, which are the narrowest and the highest gorges in Morocco over ﹙300m﹚. After exploring the valley, we will continue through the path of thousand Kasbahs, then, we will arrive to Ouarzazate. The city is known as the Moroccan Hollywood, and the homeland for Hollywood movies in Morocco, including﹕ The Mummy, temptation of Christ… We will visit Taourirt Kasbah, and spend the night in the hotel.
DAY 7 : OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU -MARRAKECH :
In the next day, after breakfast we will leave Ouarzazate to Marrakech. Visiting the famous kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, which is Accredited as the UNESCO patrimony since 1987, and the backdrop for Hollywood movies like﹕ ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’… Moreover, constructed by Thami El Glaoui, and now descents are still living in the castle. We will visit the beautiful Kasbah of Telouet. Finally, we will pass through Tizi Ntichka, the highest pass in the atlas mountains of 2,260 m. In addition, we can stop to see the process of making Argan oil. Arriving to Marrakech in the afternoon, where your driver will drop you to your accommodation.
DAY 8 : MARRAKECH CITY TOUR:
This day you will discover Marrakech, one of the imperial cities in Morocco. You will explore the most unavoidable visits, including the kasbah and Menara. In addition to the Saadian tombs, next to the Kasbah Mosque, where you will find the tomb of the Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ﹙the ruler of Marrakech﹚. Then, you will discover the grandeur Bahia palace, with the intricate and fancy decoration, it will fascinate you more when you will hear the stories about the Sultan and his concubines. Next, visit the french botanical orchard, The Majorelle Garden. Containing an art deco studio, and a beautiful garden of all the exotic plants, Majorelle garden is a great place to relax. Finally, finish your city tour by discovering the beguiling ” Jemaa El Fna “, the bustle part in Marrakech, where snake charmers, jugglers , artisans, dancers and storytellers meet. At end of your tour your driver will transfer you to your accommodation or the airport.
DAY 9 : MARRAKECH – AIRPORT:
This day of Fes Desert Tours via Marrakech, depends on your flight time. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech and transfer you to the airport.
*Pick up and drop off from your hotel
*Transport in comfortable air conditioned 4×4 vehicle
*Experienced English speaking driver / guide.
*Camel trek to reach the desert camp (1 camel per person)
*Accommodation in hotel / riad / desert camp in desert tents
*1 Night in the Sahara desert dunes with dinner and breakfast.
*Drinks and lunches
*Plane ticket to and from Morocco
*Tips and what’s not mentioned