10 Days Morocco Desert Tour From Fes

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Overview

On this 10 Days Morocco Desert Tour from Fes, cross Morocco along the way and get a taste of life outside the busy cities. As you pass through the fertile Ziz Oasis, Todra, and Dades gorges, take in the breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. Take a camel ride over the arid dunes and spend the night in a nomadic tent beneath the stars.

Before passing Tizi n’Tichka pass, the gate to Marrakech city, tour the walled citadel of Ait Ben Haddou and the Berber villages along the Thousand Kasbah Road.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 10 DAYS MOROCCO DESERT TOUR FROM FES:

  • Visit the Archeological Site of Volubilis
  • Visit the Hassan 2 Mosque in Casablanca
  • Stop at Azrou cedar forest and see Barbary Apes
  • Panoramic aspects of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Experience Camel ride in Merzouga Sahara
  • Watch Sunset over the sand dunes
  • Do Sand Boarding activity
  • Hearty dinner and party around the campfire (Berber Drums)
  • Overnight Camping at Merzouga Desert Camp
  • Merzouga explore tour & a visit to a nomad family
  • Visit Atlas Studio & Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains landscapes.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Fes - Transfert to the Hotel/Riad

At the scheduled hour, a driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation. Dinner and a hotel or riad stay.

Day 2: Explore Fes with a local guide

We started our 10 days Morocco Desert from Fes in the modern section of the city, where we approach the royal palace, barium Jews, after enjoying a delicious breakfast at the riad (Mellah).

We’ll then travel to a vantage position from which we can see the entire medina, including the few mosques and the south tower. We will wander the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Medina on foot.

The activity of people in its winding streets, organized by guilds of potters, dyers, etc., will take you back in time. You’ll see that the town is medieval and that time has stood still. Overnight in a riad after dinner.

Day 3: Fes - Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes - Rabat

On the third day of the tour, after breakfast, we will go to Volubilis, the location of the Roman ruins that are the largest preservation of Roman influences in North Africa. Volubilis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the devastating earthquake of 1755, Volubilis still has intricate, magnificent mosaics.

In spite of devastation and catastrophes, the Roman town maintained its splendor. Our next stop, Meknes, is the city that served as a significant point of start for the Roman Empire. In addition, the 10th Berber village gave rise to the name Miknasa. It then became a city under the control of the Empire.

We will explore the historical core of old Meknes on a beautiful trip. The story revolves around history, the past, grandeur, and magic. Then, we’ll travel to Rabat, the current capital of Morocco. We will visit several notable sites in Rabat, including the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Kasbah of Oudaias.

Day 4: Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech

We will continue our adventure this morning by seeing the Hassan II Mosque, the second-biggest mosque in Africa and the fifth-largest mosque in the world. It is the largest mosque in Morocco. The mosque exhibits Islamic architectural beauty and Moroccan craftsmanship through its interior and external embellishments.

After finishing our tour of the mosque, we’ll depart for Marrakech in the early afternoon. We are moving closer to Marrakech on the train by ourselves as we learn more about Moroccan culture. As soon as we arrive, we will immediately get some exercise by exploring Jemaa el Fna, a square and market in Marrakesh’s historic medina.

The name’s origin is unknown; some accounts state that Jemaa el Fna was the location where sultans would execute their foes, while other accounts claim that the name could literally translate to “The Mosque at the End of the World,” which carries a religious meaning. The location now draws a lot of tourists and Moroccans since it provides entertainment and collects many Moroccan cultural facades.

Day 5: Day To Explore Marrakech with Local guide

An authorized guide from Marrakech will give us a customized tour of the city. You will start your tour of Marrakech’s splendor by going to the well-known Koutoubia Mosque and the medieval Medina with its endearing traditional souks.

Before touring a number of locations that define the city of Marrakech, such as the Saadian, the Bahia Palace, and the Majorelle Gardens, we will also be a member of the Ali Ben Youssef Koranic School. We will return to a Riad in the historic Medina at night to eat and rest.

Day 6: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

The High Atlas Mountains, which we will cross at a height of 2260 meters through the Tizi n’Tichka pass, is where we will head after leaving the red city of Marrakech.

We will take one of the side roads that go to a hidden gem, Kasbah Telouet, on the way down the opposite side, passing quite a few typical Berber settlements that border the riversides. This building may not appear to be much more than a ruin until you view the amazing interior spaces; it was formerly one of the governor or “Pacha” of Marrakech’s palaces and features extremely beautiful and detailed craftsmanship in its cedarwood, plaster, and tiles.

Our 10-day itinerary continues from Fes through the valley to another Kasbah, which is more well-known as a filming setting and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987. Ait Benhaddou is a fortified ksar on the banks of a river that was once a commerce route for camels carrying salt to Timbuktu and the Sahara.

We will travel to Ouarzazate and then on to the spectacular Skoura palm grove with its hidden kasbahs after having lunch at a nearby restaurant. On the route to Dades, where we will spend the night, you will also enjoy the trip through the Valley of the Roses.

Day 7: Dades - Todra Gorges - Er rissani » Merzouga Desert

We’ll drive through Dades Valley after breakfast to see the incredible rock formations, and we’ll stop for a break in one of the lovely gorge spots. We will witness the panoramic vistas of the old mud Berber settlements with their palm groves overhanging the valley as we leave the Dades valley and travel towards Tinrghir and the Todra river.

When you reach the Todgha Gorge, you will pass by a tall, red cliff that rises to a height of 300 meters at its narrowest point. Lunch will be on the way if you continue on to Erfoud and Rissani, formerly known as Sijilmassa (the founding family of the Alaouit dynasty, the current reigning family).

After that, we’ll continue on to Merzouga, where you will be warmly welcomed with a cup of tea before spending the night in a hotel or riad.

Day 8: Merzouga Tour: Berber Nomad Families & Black Desert

Today, we’ll begin our exploration of the Merzouga desert region. We’ll start by going to the seasonal lake of Merzouga (Lake Sirji) before moving on to the settlement of people with dark complexion (Khamlia), who are originally from Mali, to take in their culture and music.

After that, we’ll drive to the Meffes Mines to see how they operate before descending behind the dunes and entering a beautiful desert where we’ll sit and have tea with some Berber bedouins (who live in tents). You’ll meet some of their family members and learn about their way of life.

Your local guides will show you how to ride and saddle a camel and other helpful safety advice after you get ready, and then you can start exploring the enigmatic sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi for yourself (1h -1h:30m). Sleep in a tent like a Berber.

Day 9: Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz Valley - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

After taking a shower and returning from the desert with the camels, we’ll travel to Rissani, the first Moroccan royal city.

Then, after going through the fossil-related settlement of Erfoud and the Ziz valley with its sweeping views of palm groves and canyons, we will arrive at Tizi-n-Talghomt port. We’ll reach Midelt in time for lunch.

We will stop on the route to the cedar forest by the highway so that we can observe the monkeys living in freedom. Then, after passing through Ifrane, sometimes known as the Moroccan Swiss, we reach Fez, the Moroccan hub of culture. Dinner and a hotel stay are included.

Day 10: Fes » Transfer to Airport

Depending on your flight time, we transfer you to the Airport, the end of our 10 days Morocco Desert tour Fes to Imperial cities and Merzouga Sahara. Thanks for your lovely visit.

Additional info about the 10-Day Tour from Fes to Marrakech

1. At the accommodations, you will be staying in a private room at your preferred type

2. At the desert camp, you will be staying in a private tent of your fancied type

3. Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

4. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

5. Comfortable shoes for walking and Sandboarding, sport sneakers for example. Long sleeves and long pants or skirts are appropriate for the camel trek.

6. Quad bikes & Buggies in the dunes can be included as an extra.

7. Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

8. Your booking confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

10 Days Morocco Desert Tour From Fes

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