We will transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Fez and visit the new part of the city. We will see the artistic and religious capital of Morocco. Fez was founded by Idris 1 in the twelfth century and was for years the cultural capital and the orientation of the Almohad. It is one of the imperial cities with more interest in history and crafts and one of the largest medina in the Arab world; Madrasas, the souk (spectacular by the quantity and variety of spices), Karauin, the oldest university in the world, mosques, squares, Andalusian neighborhoods and potters, palaces and museums. Fez is the artisanal capital of Morocco, after dinner we spend the night in the riad.
After breakfast, we leave for the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop in the charming town of Ifrane, also known as the Switzerland of Morocco. We cross the large cedar forests. Further south, we pass the High Atlas mountains, we arrive in Errachidia, where the first big palm of travel appears. These create an ideal green oasis to develop all kinds of microclimates of fruits and vegetables. We reach Erfoud, the economic capital of the Tafilalet region. Here, fossils abound that bear witness to the past covered by the sea. From there, the asphalt disappears, the Saharan adobe tracks reach the village of Merzouga. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Today we explore Erg Chebbi more deeply. We visit the city of Khamlia, we discover small villages and houses in unexpected places, far from civilization. We also visit the nomads who are there and we will take you with them in the evening and leave the camel tour 4×4 to spend the night in the desert under the sky. Night in nomad tents in the desert.
After breakfast, we leave for Risani, former Sijilmassa, a supply centre for old caravans from the Sahara. We continue through a semi-desert landscape, we reach the oasis of Tinghir, perhaps one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. Then we pass the Todra River, impressive gorges to reach more than 300 m. We visit the village, we take the road of a thousand kasbahs to Ouarzazate, to reach one of the most important cities of southern Morocco, known for its intense activity and cinema, having its credit films like Gladiator, Troy, Mummy, etc.. Visit of the kasbah of Taurirt. We enjoy dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
After breakfast, we take the road to Ait Ben Haddou, the queen of the kasbahs (UNESCO World Heritage). Later, we will visit one of the most beautiful tracks of Morocco, the Kasbah of Telouet, the old Glagui palace, Pasha Marrakech. We continue to cross the port of the highest mountain in Morocco – Tzin Tichca (2.260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. We spend the night in the riad.
After breakfast, we spend a day in Marrakech. The stories tell that this city was inhabited by a tribe on the other side of the Atlas Mountains, with large quantities of dates and bones, born a palm. Called “the red city” because of the color of its walls and filled with gardens, watered by underground wells (khettaras), which were built by the Amerindians and Saharan nomads in the eleventh century. We will visit Menara, the Kasbah, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, the Majorelle Gardens and the souks are inevitable visits. A unique experience will be to discover the place “Djemaa El Fna” where the life and activity of the city is concentrated: dancers, storytellers, jugglers, craftsmen, merchants and snake charmers. Then we transfer you to the airport before your flight departure.
End of our services Fes Merzouga Desert Marrakech circuit 6 days.
What is included
– Pick up and return to your accommodation in Marrakech
– English language guide for the whole tour
– Transport in 4×4 or modern air-conditioned touring minibus
– transfer from/to airport or Riyadh
– fuel for the entire trip
What’s not included
– Optional local guide
– Entrance fees to the monuments.
– Optional activities.