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Fes City Morocco

8 Days Grand Tour from Fes to Imperial Cities

Day 01 : Fes Sightseeing Tour

Visit the oldest imperial capitals Fez with a local guide: the ancient city “Fes El Bali” and its souks, the Karaouine mosque, the Medersa Attarine. You can also admire the fountain in the square Nejjarine. Visit the new city “Fes El Jadid”, visit the Royal Palace (outside) and the potters’ quarter. And stay the night at your Riad.

Day 02 : Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga desert

Pick up from your hotel in Fes very earelier and departure for the south of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the switezland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have a memoriable photos. After that you will head toward Azrou to see the monkies in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we will cross the pass of TIZI N TALGHAMT to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz gorges. Later on, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley. The drive continues to Erg Chebbi Dunes passing by Aoufous and Erfoud (the last is famous with fossils and dates) where you may want to visit a local fossil craft workshop. After that you will continue to the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, these dunes are called also Merzouga Dunes. Arrive to the hotel where you will spend the night. Dinner and breakfast in the hotel.

Day 03 : Merzouga - Khamlia - Nomad Family - 4x4 Excursion

This morning after breakfast in the hotel.You will have a tour of the dunes on 4×4 allowing you to visit the black volcanic rocks of fossils, visit a nomad family living in tent, visit to khamlia village and entertainment of their spiritual music of Gnawa, and visit the lake Dayte Sarji that forms in springtime which attract pink flamingos and wildlife. Then you will have a break for lunch in Merzouga or Hassi Labied. After lunch you will see the canal irrigation system and have a walk on the oasis located on the foot of the dunes. Continue to your hotel for relax.Arrive to the hotel and get ready for a camel trek for an hour and half to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in traditional nomad tent. Dinner and spend the night in a bivouac in the middle of the dunes.

Day 04 : Merzouga - Todra gorges - Boulmane Dades

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert then have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, you will ride your camel back to the hotel where you can shower. We depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad to have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Todra gorges via Tineghir. Stopping along the way for photos and admiring the views. Arrival to Todra Gorges to enjoy its marvelous Canyons views while hiking on foot. Later on, we drive to Boumalne du dades and stopping for a panoramic view of dades valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : Dades Gorges - Boutghrar - Kalaat M'Gouna - Ouarzazate

This morning after breakfast in the hotel, We depart to Ouarzazate via Boutghrar, Kalaa M’gouna and Skoura . visit the dades gorges with its beautiful rock formations. Later on, take the piste that leads to nomad families living in caves. Have a break to visit a nomad family and Sip a cup of tea in their shelter. Later on we cross the piste and drive along valley of roses to reach Kalaa M’gouna where you will enjoy your lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to skoura and visit the 17th century Kasbah of Amridil. The journey ends in Ouarzazate. Dinner an overnight in a hotel.

Day 06 : Ouarzazate - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Today after breakfast in the hotel. You will have time to visit the kasbah of Taourirt then another photo stop near the atlas film studios. After that you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant in the village. In the Afternoon we will drive to the kasbah of Telouet and stop for a visit then we continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrival to Marrakech and Drop off in your accomodation

Day 07 : Marrakech - Essaouira

Leave Marrakech at 08:00, ready for a 3-hour journey to the beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sights of Essaouira, including its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful Moulay El Hassan square, and the souks, as well as the little streets of the city’s old Medina. Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant. During your trip, visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and marvel at the gems in the jeweler’s quarter. You will return to Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, arriving back to the “Red City”.

Day 08 : Marrakech Guided Tour

Discover the city of Marrakech in this enlightening full day tour. Immerse yourself into the history, art and culture of this magnificent walled pink city. Photograph the magnificent Koutoubia mosque with its great square tower and shining copper globes. Stroll along the bustling alleyways and see the mosques, traditional bakeries, old lodging houses and fountains carved of wood. Visit the Medrassa ben Yousef as one of the largest theological college in north Africa. Walk through the alleys of the Medina and visit the most interesting handicrafts quarters , see an enchanting display of arts and crafts in the colorful souks before you relive the atmosphere of a glorious age in the exquisite rooms. End of your 8 days trip adventure.

Details

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off where you want
  • Private English Speaking driver
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle (4x4 , minivan ...)
  • Excursion Around Erg Chebbi by 4x4
  • dromedary per person
  • overnight in a desert camp
Exclusions
  • Entrance to monuments
  • Insurance
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Fuel

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