10 Days trip Fez Original Morocco Tour
10 Days Best Tour Fes Original Morocco Sahara Desert :
Day 1: Arrival at Fez:
Pick up at the airport of Fez by our guide at the agreed hour and transfer to Riad, which is well located right in the heart of the Medina—the historic part of Fez. Depending on the time of arrival, possibility to have a visit to a part of Fez. Dinner and lodging in Riad.
Day 2: Visit to the Medina and the Monuments of Fez:
After having a tasty breakfast in the Riad, we’ll set off on our guided visit along the new part of the city, where we’ll have a look at the Royal Palace, the Jewish quarter (Mellah), etc. Following, we’ll have the chance to contemplate the whole Medina from the South Tower viewpoint. Afterwards, we’ll keep on walking to the Medina, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You’ll get carried away to long-ago centuries by the bustle of the city and its entangled passageways, structured on guilds of potters, dry cleaners, etc. We’ll realise its medieval constitution, as if time had come to a standstill. Dinner and lodging in Riad.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Cèdre Gouraud Forest – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert:
We set off southwards to cross the Middle Atlas Mountains until Ifrane—also called “the small Moroccan Switzerland” due to its great similarity with that country. One of the animals which used to live here was the Atlas Lion, which, in consequence, has turned into the symbol of the city. It has even been honoured with a statue in the middle of that city. We’ll seize the opportunity to take some photos. We’ll cross through the famous cedar forests and admire the Great Cèdre Gouraud, which is the largest millenary cedar in the region and feeds hundreds of Barbary macaques which live there. Lunch in Midelt, from where the sand becomes arid and displays plenty of amazing geologic formations and deep green valleys such as Ziz Valley. We’ll begin to see the typical clay architecture, palm trees, some distant kasbahs… We are knocking on the desert’s doors. One hour after passing through Erfoud, we’ll arrive at the stunning Merzouga Dunes, and after a welcoming tea, we’ll leave our luggage in the rooms before climbing up the first dunes which are next to the hotel. We’ll seize this opportunity to look up the beautiful sunset. Dinner and lodging in a hotel near the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 4: Merzouga – Nomad Families – Camel trip and overnight in Nomad Haimas:
Now we are into the desert and today’s a total Desert Day. After a copious and tasty breakfast, we’ll surround Erg Chebbi, a stretch of the desert where the Great Dune of Morocco of over 250 m of height is located. We’ll connect with part of the former Paris-Dakar route with the edge mountains of Argelia on the horizon. Stopover in the oasis of Tissardmin where we’ll find the quarries of fossils which remain in the region. We’ll continue until a nomad settlement where we’ll be shown some of the secrets of their life as well as their customs. Posterior stopover in a viewpoint from where we can watch the whole Erg Chebbi. Arrival at Khamlia, a town from Mali, where we’ll have the chance to relax having some tea while listening to a little concert of gnawa music. Return to hotel to set off on a camel tour group to get into the core of the dunes and gaze at an unforgettable sunset. We’ll ride to the campsite, where we’ll lodge in Haimas (tents made up of dromedary hair) equal to those used by the nomads in the desert. Dinner and overnight in Haimas in the core of the desert beneath a stunning canopy of stars.
Day 5: Merzouga Desert – Rissani Market – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
“Date with the Dawn,” given that you are into the desert, it is advisable to rise early and go for a walk up to the highest dune around the campsite to enjoy the sunrise and a relaxing scenery which nature provides. We’ll return on camel to Merzouga. After a tasty breakfast, we’ll leave the desert to head off to Rissani, where we’ll visit its market (if and when it is a market day: Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday.) After that, we’ll keep on the road to Erfoud, where you’ll have the possibility to visit the marble factory before we go on to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. 1 hour later, we’ll arrive at one of our key points in the High Atlas Mountains: the Todra Gorges. A colossal gorge of huge and amazing vertical walls has resulted from the effect of the current of river Todra, a paradise for mountaineers and a unique place. Lunch in the place and a half-hour walk is advisable to watch and utterly enjoy the Gorges. In the evening, we’ll go on towards Dades Valley, also known as the Country of Figs due to the number of fig trees there. We’ll take a break along Boumalne Dades to watch a curious geologic formation known as “the Monkey Fingers.” Dinner and overnight in Dades Gorges.
Day 6: Dades Valley – Valley of the Roses – Boutagrar – Skoura Palm Grove – Ouarzazate:
After having breakfast, we’ll have the chance to delight our sight with the best landscapes in Dades Valley from one of the most suitable places that the mountains offer us. From there, we’ll be able to observe the number of kasbahs as well as their picturesqueness. Afterwards, departure towards a road through which several Kasbahs of great interest spread over until reaching the Kasbah of Aït Youl, where we’ll change the course to step into the roads towards the deepest High Atlas Mountains to find stunning landscapes. We’ll visit a nomad family which goes on living in the caves of the Boutagrar Valley, where time seems to have stopped. We’ll see mountains, canyons and valleys as well as the caverns where the nomads still live in. Arrival at The Valley of the Roses and stopover in the town of Kelaa M’ gouna. Lunch in town and, in the evening, we’ll have a look at the Skoura palm grove, after which we’ll arrive at Ouarzazate; dinner and lodging in Hotel.
Day 7: Ouarzazate – Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech:
We’ll spend the morning visiting Ouarzazate: kasbah of Taourirt, cinematographic studios, etc. Later, departure towards the fortified town of Ait Ben Haddou, where we’ll look up to its famous Kasbah (recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.) In this amazing scenery, some films such as “Gladiator”, “Obélix”, “The Jewel of the Nile”, and “Sahara” has been filmed, with artists such as Penélope Cruz. Lunch in town and, in the evening, we’ll head again to Marrakech across the Tizi N’tichka pass with some stop-overs to take some pictures. Here, we’ll leave that moonscape behind, leading into other prevailing colours such as green, ochre, etc. Arrival at Marrakech about 06:00 p.m. Evening and night free to visit the famous Jemaa el Fna Square. Dinner and lodging in Riad.
Day 8: Free day in Marrakech:
Breakfast and free day to visit the most important places in Marrakech, city which is famous due to its Jemaa el Fna square, in which you may spend most of your time: a memorable amalgam of scents, sounds and feelings. Besides, the city is composed of an endless number of places to walk around and enjoy: the Majorelle Gardens, the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, the pathway around the Medina or the Mellah—ancient Jewish quarter—the walk on the walls and the modern city (Gueliz) with its occidental style of life. Lodging in a riad near the square to make it easier for you walking there through the Medina.
Day 9: Marrakech – Beni Melal – Khenifra – Middle Atlas – Fez:
We’ll head off to Fez, crossing through the numerous valleys which compose the Middle Atlas: Beni Medal and Khenifran, making some stops to rest and have lunch in some town along the way. In the height of summer and in the longer days, there is the possibility to turn our steps towards the Ouzoud Waterwalls; but in the winter, with shorter days, there is not enough time. Arrival at Fez. Dinner and lodging in Riad.
Day 10: Fez – Airport:
Breakfast and sparetime in the morning until the agreed hour, and airport transfer, where we’ll help you check-in your luggage and find the boarding gate, after which our services will be finished. You must remember it is advisable to arrive at the airport with two spare hours.
It is included:
- Private vehicle a/c, 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or luxurious van for 10 days + Fuel.
- Experienced driver.
- Pick up service and transfer to your lodgings in Fez.
- Rooms with bathroom – a/c in customary hotel/Kasbah/Riad with breakfast and dinner (vegetarians are welcome.)
- Overnight in the dunes of Erg Chebbi Merzouga, tent in nomad campsite with dinner and breakfast.
- Camel round trip from campsite (which is about 1 hour for each way.)
- Spare time to explore places such as Ait Ben Haddou, film sets, Taourirt Kasbah, etc.
- Pick up at 08:00 a.m. in the summer and at 07:30 a.m. in the winter.
- Drop-off around 05:30 p.m. in summer and 06:30 p.m. in winter.
- Private vehicle a/c, 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or luxurious van for 10 days + Fuel.
It is not included:
- Lunch meals
- Admission to monuments
- Several choices of lodging categories to your election according to your needs.
- Wide range of hotels.
- Riads of 3* and 4*.
- Hostels and Bivouacs.
- The price of the route varies depending on the number of travelers and the category of the chosen accommodations.
- Send us an email indicating your trip chosen dates, number of people and the selected lodging category. We will provide you with your custom made-route in demand.
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