6 Days Desert Tour: from Fez to Marrakech
Day 1: Fez airport and Sightseeing
We will pick you from the airport and drop you at your hotel in Fez for refreshing. Then we will visit the new part of town where you can see various crafts. We will explore the religious capital of Morocco “Fez”, one of the imperial cities with a brief interest in history and crafts. Fez has one of the largest Medinas in the Arab worlds; Madrasas; Souks (spectacular by the amount and variety of spices); Al-Karaouine- the oldest university in the world, mosques, plazas, neighborhood Andalusians and potters, palaces and museums. Fez is the artisan capital of Morocco. After dinner, we will spend overnight at the riad.
Day 2: Fez – Ifran – Azrou – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, we will depart to the Middle Atlas Mountains & will stop in the charming town of Ifrane, also called “Switzerland of Morocco”. We will pass the mountains of the High Atlas, arrive at Errachidia, where the first big palm trees appear. These create an oasis of greenery, a microclimate ideal for growing all kinds of fruits and vegetables. We will reach Erfoud, the economic capital of the Tafilalet region. In this area, the fossils found here testify the fact that the place in the past was covered by the sea. From here, the asphalt disappears. And the Saharan tracks adobe the tracks of the village of Merzouga. After dinner, we will spend overnight at the riad.
Day 3: Merzouga sightseeing
On day 3, we will explore Erg Chebbi & the town of Khamlia. We will discover small villages and inhabited houses in unexpected places, far from civilization. We will take you with the nomads in the evening and leave for the 4×4 camel ride to spend the night in the desert under the sky. You will spend the night in nomad tents in the desert.
Day 4: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we will visit Rissani and old Sijilmasa, a sourcing center of ancient caravans from the Sahara. We will continue our journey through a semi-desert landscape where we will come across the oasis of Tinghir- one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. Then we will pass the impressive Todra Gorges to reach over 300m. We will 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 its credit films like Gladiator, Troy, The Mummy, etc. Then, we will visit the Kasbah of Taurirt. We will have our stay & dinner at a hotel.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will take the road towards Aït Benhaddou, the Queen of Kasbahs (UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987). Later, we will visit one of the most beautiful tracks of Morocco, Kasbah of Telouet. We will continue passing through the port of highest mountain pass in Morocco – Tizi n’Tichka (2,260 m) to reach the imperial city of Marrakech. We will stay overnight at the riad.
Day 6: Marrakech sightseeing
After breakfast, we will visit Marrakech. There are ancient stories that suggest the city was once inhabited by a tribe on the other side of the Atlas Mountains with large supplies of dates, palms, and bones. Called “The Red City” because of the color of its walls and filled with gardens, watered by underground wells (called Khettaras in Moroccan) that were built by the Almoravids and Saharan nomads in the eleventh century. Afterward, we will visit Menara, the Casbah, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia, Majorelle Gardens and Souks; some of the must-see sites. A unique experience will be to discover the square “Djemaa El Fna” where life and activities of the city are concentrated: dancers, storytellers, jugglers, artisans, merchants, and snake charmers. Then we will leave you to the airport before your flight departure and this will be the end of the 6 days desert tour to Marrakech.
|6 Days Desert Tour: from Fez to Marrakech|
|No. of Person||Low Price Accommodations||Standard Accommodations||Luxury Accommodations|
|1 Person||From 935 Euros||From 1015 Euros||From 1355 Euros|
|2 Persons||From 525 Euros||From 615 Euros||From 760 Euros|
|3 Persons||From 405 Euros||From 495 Euros||From 646 Euros|
|4 Persons||From 325 Euros||From 415 Euros||From 515 Euros|