FES DESERT AND IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN FES:
Upon arrival in Fes, you will be met and transferred to your hotel/Riad. Relax and settle in. Overnight in Fes.
DAY 2: FES SIGHTSEEING:
Today your local tour guide will pick you at your hotel and help you discover the city of Fes, the intellectual and religious heart of Morocco, our guide will take us to the Jewish District (Mellah), the Royal Palace, and a panoramic viewpoint over the medina.
Fes has many amazing places such as Medersa Bouinania, medersa el-attarine (theological colleges), the ninth century Karouine University, whose architecture is very similar to that seen in Moorish Spain Fes El Bali the city’s oldest neighborhood, and many more hidden gems, the medina of Fes is a totally absorbing and unique experience, tonight you will spend a second night in your hotel or riad.
DAY 3: FEZ – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES – RABAT:
After breakfast in the hotel, our journey will take us to the archaeological ruins of Volubilis the ruins are an outstanding example of the different kinds of civilizations that made Morocco their home and are still present in today’s cultural traditions in the country.
You will be able to explore the ruins and walk through this historic place. We will continue to the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes was the one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate Moulay Ismail, here you will explore this historic place and be captivated by its magic and unique medina. Finally, we will arrive at the political capital of Morocco: Rabat. Overnight in Rabat. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities and Erg Chabbi Desert.
DAY 4: RABAT – CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH:
Today you will be woken up by the charm of Rabat. After having something for breakfast you will drive to Casablanca. This noon you will have the opportunity to discover more of what this dynamic city has to offer, you can discover the economic capital of the kingdom and its largest city.
Start your Casablanca city tour with a visit to the exterior of the splendid Hassan II Mosque, then take a relaxing walk along the Corniche (seaside) admiring the Atlantic Ocean, before we drive to Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities and Erg Chabbi Desert.
DAY 5: MARRAKECH SIGHTSEEING TOUR:
After breakfast in your hotel, your local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you while discovering the city’s most amazing places such as El Badi Palace, Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs, which date back to the 16th century, the Menara gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque.
All this exploring will surely build up your appetite so during the evening you can binge on all kinds of street food in the Djemaa-El-Fnaa plaza or simply enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice in one of the many rooftop cafes overlooking the square. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities and Erg Chabbi Desert.
DAY 6: MARRAKECH – AIT BENHADDOU KASBAH – SKOURA OASIS – ROSES VALLEY – BOUMALENE DADES:
Your arranged transportation will pick you up in your hotel in Marrakech early in the morning 8:00 a.m The road will take you to Ait Benhaddou an ancient city that has been the scenery for numerous Hollywood movies because of its incomparable beauty, there you will have the opportunity to walk through its captivating alleyways and explore its magic. Later on, our adventure will take us 35km east in the direction to the oasis of Skoura, ideal for a peaceful walk, the oasis offers an amazing landscape of palm trees and traditional clay kasbahs.
One of our final stops of the day will be the valley of roses, the valley provides some of the most spectacular scenery of the south and is where a large part of Morocco’s rose and rose water production occurs. Finally, we will arrive at the beautiful city of Dades and here you will spend the night in your hotel, rest and freshen up for the next day’s adventure.
DAY 7: DADES GORGE – TODRA GORGE -ERFOUD – MERZOUGA:
The morning starts surrounded by the beauty of the valley, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel we will continue the journey to our next destination. The road will take us to the Gorge, a part of the valley known for its mesmerizing scenery and clay Kasbahs overlooking the river. The road will take us to a 300m-deep fault that splits limestone into a deep ravine at some places wide enough for a crystal-clear river to run through.
The gorge is part of a landscape of gravity-defying rocks stacked in all shades of red that give the impression they might crumble in front of your eyes. Our next destination is the city of Tinejdad, a small city located in the province of Erachidia. Back when caravans arrived loaded with gold, Berber and Saharan tribes crossed paths here, you will be able to walk the same path and experience the magic of this small oasis.
After, the road will take us to Merzouga, a small town in the Sahara desert. Here we will pick up supplies for your desert trip, and proceed in the direction to the desert of Erg Chebbi where the amazing sunset will provide the perfect lighting for your hour-and-a-half camel ride to the Berber camp. Here you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and sleep under the Saharian stars or if you prefer in fully equipped tents.
DAY 8: DESERT DREAM – CULTURE & TRADITIONS:
After breakfast we will visit the sand dunes and go deeper into the desert, today you will have the opportunity to experience the genuine life of the nomads of the region sharing a cup of tea, later on, we will explore the neighboring town of Rissani visiting the town’s market and having a traditional dish of the region known as Berber pizza, a flat stuffed bread. Once lunch is over you will head back to your hotel where you can refresh and rest. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities and Erg Chabbi Desert.
DAY 9 : MERZOUGA – ERFOUD – MIDELT – IRFRANE – FES:
Today you will be woken up by an amazing sunrise in the desert and after breakfast, we will head back to the town of Merzouga. We will continue our way to our next destination taking the same road through the valley until we reach the oasis town of Erfoud, chosen by many filmmakers for the beautiful landscapes and captivating magic.
The next stop will be Midelt which is a very small town that sits between the Middle and the High Atlas. The landscape of this place offers some breathtaking views, especially of the eastern High Atlas which seem to rise out of nowhere. Midelt will provide us with a handy break between our next destination the famous city of Ifrane also known as the Switzerland of Morocco because of its similar architecture.
After exploring the city, we will continue the journey to the ancient city of Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco and one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world and here you will spend the night in your Hotel / Riad.
DAY 10: FES – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT:
After breakfast in your hotel and according to your departing time you arranged private transportation will take you to the airport. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities and Erg Chabbi Desert.
- Hotel or airport pick-up and drop off.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle. fuel and tolls.
- Services of a qualified English-speaking driver.
- 8 nights Accommodation in well recommended hotels / Kasbahs / Riads.
- One night in a Traditional Berber Tents.
- Camel Ride (Camel per each individual).
- Breakfast and dinner daily.
- Lunches and drinks.
- Entrances to the monuments.
- Tips and personal expenses.