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Fez to the Imperial Cities Via Desert Tour

Fez and the imperial cities of Morocco 10 days tour Starting from Fez and visiting the Imperial Cities (Meknes, Rabat, Marrakech) as well as the High atlas mountains and enjoying a ride on a camel's back  to the desert camp where you sill spend an amazing  night in Sahara desert.

ITINERARY OUTLINE

DAY 1 

Arrival to Fes - Transfer  to the Hotel

Upon arrival to Fez Sais International Airport our Driver / Tour guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel / Riad

DAY 2 

Full Day To Explore Fez

Today you will have the full day to explore Fez with a local guide . Fez was founded by Idris the first in the twelfth century and it was for years considered the cultural capital of Morocco and it is also one of the imperial cities of Morocco and the second largest city after Casablanca . You will get to see the souks filled with a variety of colorful spices , visit the University of Al Quaraouiyine  which is the oldest university in the world and still operates till this day , mosques , plazas, palaces and museums. Overnight at the Riad / Hotel.

DAY 3

Fes – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Meknes – Rabat

After you enjoy your breakfast  at the hotel we will start the journey to Volubilis which is  a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the damage caused by the earthquakes, the preserved Romans town managed to remain some detailed and very beautiful mosaics. Our next destination will be next imperial city of Meknes and later on we will continue to the administrative capital of Morocco, Rabat. We will visit the famous Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower and  the walled Kasbah of Oudaias. Overnight in Rabat

DAY 4

Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech

After you enjoy your breakfast at the hotel we will drive to visit the Hassan II Mosque which is the largest mosque in Africa, and the 5th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest minaret at 210 metres. Completed in 1993. We then contunue the journey towards Marrakech where you will ge to visit the famous Djemaa el Fna Square,the food stalls, snake charmers, water-sellers, travelling musicians and acrobats. Overnight in hotel or Riad in Marrakech.

DAY 5 

A Full Day To Explore Marrakech

Today you will have a full day to explore Marrakech with a local tour guide visiting the Menara, The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. After lunch in the medina you will walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy the sunset view with a drink overlooking the Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe. Overnight at a hotel in Marrakech

DAY 6

Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades

We will start around 08:00 after you enjoy your breakfast from Marrakech and head to Dades valley, crossing the high Atlas mountains and Tizi-n-Tichka pass with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas old Berber villages, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, you will have lunch near the old Kasbah, after that we will continue to Ouarzazate city where you will visit the Kasbah Taourirt and the Atlas studios,later on we continue to Dades Gorges through Roses and Dades Valley, where you will spend the night in a riad/hotel .

DAY 7 

Dades - Todra Gorges - Jorf - Er rissani - Merzouga (Camel Ride & 1 Night in  a Desert)

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, we will start the journey  to the Sahara desert passing by the Oasis, Valleys and old Berber villages along the way. Our first stop  will be on a panoramic view of the Dades Valley before continuing to Todra Gorges, where you'll have time to walk through one of the most spectacular canyons in Morocco . We will continue driving to Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf . Lunch will be  in a Berber village before we continue to Erfoud . On the arrival  to Merzouga you will be welcomed with a cup of tea  before we start the desert adventure by riding camels across the Sahara sand dunes. you will get a break  on top of the dunes to enjoy the sunset and take  pictures of the sunset over the golden sand dunes. When we get to the desert camp, you will have time to walk to one of the highest sand dunes for the Sand boarding the later on you will have dinner served in the desert camp, after you enjoy your dinner you will be entertained with the Berber music played by the staff around a fire camp and you'll have free time to walk to the nearest sand dunes to watch the stars in a peaceful night . Overnight in a desert camp

DAY 8 

 Merzouga - Berber Nomad Families - Black Desert - Desert Mountains - Merzouga

In the early  morning we will wake you up to enjoy an amazing sunrise over the Sahara sand dunes, after the sunrise  you will ride the camels back towards Merzouga. After having a refreshing shower and enjoying your breakfast  we will drive to explore the villages nearby Erg Chebbi desert dunes such as ( Hassi Labied, Khamlia , M'fis... ) . The first village will be Khamlia which is known as the village of black people who were slaves coming from Sudan,you will be  welcomed with a cup of tea and sweets or peanuts  and you will be entertained with  their spiritual Gnawa music. Afterwards we will leave Khamlia  and our next stop is will be the panoramic view of golden dunes near the Algerian border, we will stop for lunch under the shadow of a tree before continuing to visit a the nomad family where you will be introduced to family members and getting to know about their lifestyle while enjoying a  cup of tea. Later on we will have the chance to visit the sites of black volcanic rocks. continuing on till we will reach the  Yasmina lac . We will back to Merzouga in the evening. Overnight in hotel in Merzouga

DAY  9

Merzouga - Erfoud - Ziz Valley - Azrou - Ifrane - Fes

We will start around 8:00 Am after you enjoy your  breakfast by driving back to Fes . We will  stop to enjoy a cup of  tea at the Ziz Valley before we pass through the High Atlas mountains again. We will stop in Midelt where you will have lunch. After lunch we will continue our way back to Fez. Arrival back to Fez will be in the evening .

DAY  10

Fez - Transfer to The Airport

We will transfer you from the hotel to the airport before your departure flight and this will be the end of the tour .

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS


What's included     


  • Pick up and drop off at the airport , Hotel / Riad or any location you prefer
  •  Comfortable Private transport with air-condition,SUV,Minivan or a Bus depends on how many people
  •  English Speaking Driver / Tour Guide
  •  Camel Trekking
  •  Sand boarding in dunes
  •  A night in a desert camp

What's not included


  • Flight tickets
  • Drinks
  • lunches
  • Entrance fees

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