Imperial Cities & Desert Tour from Fez

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Introduction:

Discover the best of Morocco on this 7-day tour that takes you on a journey through the ancient city of Fez, the desert landscape of Merzouga, the traditional Berber villages of Erfoud and Rissani, the stunning Dades Valley, the “Gateway to the Desert” Ouarzazate, the UNESCO World Heritage site of kasbah Ait Benhaddou, the vibrant city of Marrakech and the economique capital of Casablanca. The tour includes transportation, accommodation, daily breakfast and guided visits to the various sites, allowing visitors to experience the local culture and hospitality of the Berber people and learn about the history and culture of Morocco.

Day 1: Fes

A guided tour of Fez is an excellent way to explore one of the most historically rich and culturally significant cities in Morocco. Fez is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and UNESCO-listed Old Town, making it a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Morocco. The tour begins at 09h am, during a guided tour, visitors can explore the city’s many historical sites, such as the Bou Inania Madrasa, a 14th-century theological college, and the Dar Batha Museum, which is housed in a 19th-century palace. The tour also includes a visit to the Bou Jeloud Gardens, which offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the highlights of a Fez guided tour is a visit to the Fez El Bali, the Old Town, where visitors can explore the city’s traditional souks and markets. The souks are a maze of narrow streets and alleys, lined with shops selling everything from spices and textiles to ceramics and traditional crafts. Visitors can also see the traditional leather tanneries, where the famous leather goods of Fez are made. Overnight stay in Fez.
  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Royal Mirage Fes 4* (or similar)
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided tour of Fez (09h)

 

Day 2: Fes to Merzouga

Traveling at 08h from Fez to Merzouga is a journey that takes you from the medieval city of Fez to the desert landscape of Merzouga, passing through the beautiful Middle Atlas Mountains and Ziz Valley, where you can see traditional Berber villages and stunning landscapes. Once in Merzouga, you will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of camel trekking and spend the night in a traditional desert camp. You will cross the dunes and admire the sunset and the colors in perpetual evolution. After a traditional dinner with Berber rhythms, you will spend the night under the stars in a nomad tent in the middle of the desert.

  • Accommodation:
  • Private Luxury Tent (Merzouga Desert Camp)
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Activities included:
  • Camel Ride

 

Day 3: Dades Valley & Todra Gorge

You will wake up early to watch the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi sand dunes (optional), before continuing on to Ouarzazate via Dades Valley. The Dades Valley is known for its stunning rock formations, known as “monkey toes”, and traditional Berber villages. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the valley’s kasbahs, palmeries, and traditional Berber houses, and learn about the local culture and way of life. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Dades Gorges and Todra Gorges, which offer spectacular views and great hiking opportunities. After a short lunch break, the tour continues to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Desert”. In Ouarzazate, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the the Atlas Film Studios, where many famous movies have been filmed.

  • Accommodation:
  • Kasbah Stay
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Activities included:
  • Visit Kasbah Taourirt
  • Visit Atlas Film Studio
  • Additional Notes:
  • Kasbah Taourirt Entry Fee (2 Euro per person)
  • Atlas Film Studio Entry Fee (8 Euro per person)

 

Day 4: Ouarzazate to Marrakech via Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

Ouarzazate to Marrakech is a scenic drive through the beautiful Atlas Mountains of Morocco. One of the highlights of this trip is a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. One of the must-see stops on this journey is the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. This fortress-like village is one of the best-preserved kasbahs in Morocco and has been used as a location for many famous movies and TV shows, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones. After spending some time exploring the Kasbah and taking in the views, the trip continues to Marrakech, a vibrant and historic city often referred to as the “Pearl of the South”.

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Labranda Rose Marrakech 4* (or similar)
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided Tour of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou

 

Day 5: Marrakesh

A full day tour of Marrakech would include a visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech and one of the most important landmarks in the city. The mosque is also known for its minaret, which is the tallest in the city. After visiting the mosque, the tour would take you to the Saadian Tombs, a historic site that contains the graves of members of the Saadian dynasty, who ruled Morocco in the 16th and 17th centuries. The tombs were discovered in 1917 and are known for their intricate decoration and beautiful tilework. Then a visit to the Bahia Palace, a 19th century palace that was built for a wealthy Moroccan nobleman. The palace is known for its intricate tilework and beautiful gardens. The tour would also include a visit to the souks, traditional Moroccan markets where you can find everything from spices and textiles to pottery and jewellery. After a short lunch break, continue to the Jardin secret dated back to the Saadian Dynasty, more than four hundred years ago. It is part of the great tradition of stately Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces. You can discover its gardens and buildings, which are outstanding examples of Islamic art and architecture. Finally, the tour would take you to the Menara gardens, a large public park that was built in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu’min. The garden is known for its large pond, olive groves, and beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains.

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Labranda Rose Marrakech 4* (or similar)
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Guided Tour of Marrakech
  • Additional Notes:
  • Saadian Tomb Entry Fee (7 Euro per person)
  • Bahia Palace Entry Fee (7 Euro per person)
  • Secret Garden Entry Fee (8 Euro per person)

 

Day 6: Casablanca

Experience the beauty of Morocco on a tour that takes you from the vibrant city of Marrakech to the coastal metropolis of Casablanca. Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will embark on a guided tour of the city starting at 14h. You’ll visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture. You will also visit the the city’s most important landmarks. The tour will also include a visit to the Habous quarter, a charming neighborhood known for its traditional architecture and lively souks. You will also see the United Nations Square, the Central Market, and the Mohammad V Avenue, the most important street of the city center.

  • Accommodation:
  • Hotel Best Western Plus Casablanca 4* (or similar)
  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Activities included:
  • Airport Arrival Meet & Greet
  • Guided Tour of Casablanca (14h)
  • Additional Notes:
  • Mosque Entry Fee (13 Euro per person)

 

Day 7: Casablanca – End of the Tour

Your last day in Casablanca, we will arrange the transfer to Casablanca airport. End of our services.

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Optional Extras
  • Rabat Day Tour
  • Tangier & Chefchaouen by Train

 

START

  • Fes

FINISH

  • Casablanca

INCLUSIONS

  • 4* Hotels on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Merzouga Desert Private Tent (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Kasbah Stay (Dinner & Breakfast)
  • Professional Local Guides
  • Transportation in a comfortable A/C Minibus
  • Camel Ride to the Camp

EXCLUSIONS

  • Monuments Entrance fee
  • Lunch and Dinner

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Imperial Cities & Desert Tour from Fez