6 Days desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
Day 1 : Fes airport and Sightseeing
We will transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Fez and then we visit the new part of town. We will see craft and religious capital of Morocco. Fez was founded by Idris 1 in the twelfth century and was for years, cultural capital and focus 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 amount and variety of spices ), Karauin, the oldest university in the world, mosques, plazas, neighbourhood Andalusians and potters, palaces and museums. Fez is the artisan capital of Morocco, after dinner we stay overnight at the riad.
Day 2 : Fes - Ifran - Azrou - Erfoud - Merzouga
After breakfast we departure to the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop in the charming town of Ifrane, also called as Switzerland of Morocco. We cross the great cedar forests. Further south, we will pass the mountains of the High Atlas, we arrive to Errachidia, where the first big trip palm appear. These create an oasis of greenery ideal for growing all kinds of fruit trees and vegetables microclimate. We reach Erfoud, the economic capital of the Tafilalet region. In this area, the fossils abound testifying past covered by the sea. From here the asphalt disappears, Saharan tracks adobe reach the village of Merzouga. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Merzouga sightseeing
Today we explore Erg Chebbi more deeply. We visit the town of Khamlia, we discover small villages and inhabited houses in unexpected places, far from civilization. We also visit nomads who are there and we will take you with them in the evening and leave the 4×4 camel ride to spend the night in the desert under the sky. Overnight in nomad tents in desert.
Day 4 : Merzouga - Toudra Gorges -Dades Valley - Ouarzazate
After breakfast we departure to Risani, old Sijilmassa, sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. We continue journey through a semi-desert landscape, we reach the oasis of Tinghir- possibly one of the most beautiful places in Morocco.Then we pass the Todra river, impressive gorges to reach over 300m. 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 and cinematic activity, having to his credit films like Gladiator, Troy, the Mummy etc. Visit of the kasbah of Taurirt. We will enjoy dinner and we stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - High Atlas Mountain -Marrakech
After breakfast we take the road towards Ait Ben Haddou, the queen of kasbahs (Unesco World Heritage). Later we will visit one of the most beautiful tracks of Morocco, Kasbah of Telouet,ancient palace Glagui, Pacha Marrakech. We continue passing through the port of highest mountain in Morocco - Tzin Tichca (2,260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. We stay overnight at riad.
Day 6 : Marrakech sightseeing
After breakfast we spend full day tour to visit Marrakech. The stories tell that city was inhabited by a tribe on the other side of the Atlas, with large supplies 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 Almoravids and Saharan nomads in the eleventh century We will visit Menara, the Casbah, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, Majorelle Gardens and souks, are some of the unavoidable visits. A unique experience will be to discover the square ” Djemaa El Fna ” where life and activity of the city is concentrated : dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, merchants, and snake charmers. Then we transfer you to the airport before your flight departure and this will be end of our services.