10 Day Tour From Fes￼
Day 1: Arrival to Fes » Transfert to the Hotel/Riad
At the time you specify, you will be met in the airport by the driver that will be responsible to deliver you to your destination. You can stay in a hotel or Riad, have a nice meal to refresh yourself and spend the night.
Day 2: Explore Fes with a local guide
After a delightful breakfast at the riad, we began our 10-day journey in Fes, just on city’s new side, in which we’ll approach the imperial royal palace, barium Jews (Mellah).
Then we’ll go explore several historic landmarks and a few mosques, as well as the full medina. We’ll take a walking tour of the medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The bustling of people inside its maze alleys, which were constructed by guilds of potters, dyers, and other artisans, will take you back in time hundreds of years. You’ll notice that you’ve arrived in a medieval city where the clock has stopped ticking; welcome to the medieval Morrocco, one of the world’s oldest and most rich civilizations. The first day’s trek would come to a conclusion in a hotel or riad, where you could rest and prepare for the next day.
Day 3: Fes » Volubilis » Moulay Idriss » Meknes » Rabat [207 km]
On the third day of the tour, and following breakfast at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will travel to Volubilis, Walili, the site of the Roman remains, which are the largest remnant of Roman civilization in Northern Africa. Volubilis contains excellent, gorgeous mosaics survived the tragic earthquake of 1755.
Despite the destruction and tragedies, the Roman town remained beautiful. Our next destination, on the other side, is Meknes, the city which was the foundation of the Roman Empire. It also was called as Maknasa due to the 10th Berber settlement. It was thereafter designated as an Imperial city.
We’re going on a lovely trip to the most authentic part of old city of Meknes. It’s a gripping tale of the past, glorious, and enchantment, it’s a living piece of the past medieval world. We’ll then head to Rabat, Morocco’s current capital and its administrative capital too. The iconic Hassan old Tower, the Moroccan legend Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the very old Kasbah of Oudaias that is still standing from centuries, are among the things we’ll see in Rabat.
Day 4: Rabat » Casablanca » Marrakech [323 km]
Today’s trip begins with a visit to Morocco’s largest mosque, Africa’s second-largest mosque, and the world’s fifth-largest mosque, the Hassan II Mosque. The mosque shows Moroccan craftsmanship as well as Islamic architectural splendor, with its interior and exterior ornamentation. The mosque is perched on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The structure is partially on land and partially in the water.
We will fly to Marrakech in the early afternoon after touring the mosque. We get closer to exploring other aspects of Moroccan culture on our own as the train approaches Marrakech. When we arrive, we’ll go straight to Jamaa el Fana square, and bazaar in Marrakesh’s medieval medina, to stretch our legs.
According to some sources, Sultans used to kill their opponents at Jemaa el Fna, while others believe that the name means “The Mosque at the End of the World,” implying a religious meaning. Moroccans and tourists alike visit the site nowadays because it provides entertainment and brings together various facets of Moroccan culture.
Day 5: Day To Explore Marrakech with Local guide
Some accounts state that Jemaa el Fna was the location where Sultans used to execute their opponents, while others claim that the name literally means “The Mosque at the End of the World,” a religious connotation. Nowadays, the location attracts a large number of Moroccans and tourists since it provides entertainment and brings together many aspects of Moroccan culture.
Day 6: Marrakech » Ait Ben Haddou » Ouarzazate » Dades Valley [325 km]
We will leave Marrakech for the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tizi n tichka pass at a height of 2260 meters.
We’ll take one of the side roads leading to Kasbah Telouet on the other side, going through Imazighan historic villages along the riversides. Until you view the magnificent inner rooms, this house may appear to be nothing more than a ruin; the kasbah was the seat of the El Glaoui family’s authority, and is frequently referred to as the Palace of Glaoui. Its construction began in 1860, and it was enlarged in subsequent years. The palace is still open to the public, although it is gradually deteriorating and crumbling. Restoration work on the site began in 2010. The kasbah may still be visited today with the help of local guides. A guard oversees access and is compensated with modest admission fees.
We continue our 10-day journey from Fes down the valley to a filming location on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987. Ait Benhaddou is a fortified ksar on the banks of a river that used to serve as a salt-laden camel commerce route between the Sahara and Timbuktu. After we leave for Ouarzazate, you will be treated to a wonderful lunch in a historical setting. There, you’ll see Skoura’s magnificent palm forest, complete with hidden kasbahs. On the route to Dades, where we’ll spend the night, we’ll have a breathtaking ride through the Valley of Roses.
We continue our 10-day trek from Fes to Ait Benhaddou, a fortified ksar on the banks of a river that was formerly part of a major salt-laden camel trade route linking the Sahara and Timbuktu. We’ll drive to Ouarzazate and then to Skoura, a lovely palm grove with secret kasbahs, after lunch at a local restaurant. On the route to Dades, where we’ll spend the night, you’ll enjoy the journey through the Valley of Roses.
Day 7: Dades » Todra Gorges » Er rissani » Merzouga Desert [269 km]
We’ll drive into Dades Valley after breakfast to see the amazing rock formations and take a rest at one of the gorge’s lovely locations. As we leave the Dades valley and go towards Tinrghir and the Todra River, we’ll get panoramic views of old mud Berber villages with palm groves overhanging the river.
You’ll walk beneath a towering red rock that reaches 300 meters at its narrowest point when you arrive at the Todgha Gorge. On the way to Rissani, lunch will be given at Erfoud, historically known as Sijilmassa (the founding family of the Alaouit dynasty, the current reigning family).
Then, under a spectacular sunset and red dunes, Merzouga will greet us with a warm cup of the best local tea, and the night will conclude at a riad or a hotel.
Day 8: Merzouga Tour: Berber Nomad Families & Black Desert [45 km]
This day, we’ll start our investigation of the Merzouga desert area by visiting the Merzouga seasonal lake (Lake Sirji) and then continuing on to “Khamlia,” a Mali-based group, to learn about their culture and music.
We’ll next travel to Meffes Mines to observe how they operate before driving past the dunes into a complete desert with breathtaking views, where we’ll sit for a cup of tea with Berber bedouins (who live in tents). You’ll meet members of the family and learn about their way of life.
Your local guides will teach you helpful camel-related safety instructions before returning to the hotel and after getting dressed, so you may explore the enigmatic sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi for roughly an hour (1h – 1h:30m). You’ll spend the night in a tent with the locals to keep with the western motif.
Day 9: Merzouga » Erfoud » Ziz Valley » Azrou » Ifrane » Fes [467 km]
We’ll travel to Rissani, Morocco’s first imperial city, after returning with the camels from the desert and bathing. Rissani has a long and illustrious history. Rissani was the site of Sijilmassa, the fabled desert metropolis, from the 14th to the 18th century. It was here where gold and slaves were exchanged. Rissani is known for producing high-quality leather. After coming from the desert with the camels and bathing.
Then we’ll visit Erfoud, which is famed for its fossils. Then it’s on to Tizi-n-Talghomt port via the Ziz valley, where you can see palm trees and canyons from above. When we get at Midelt, lunch will be provided.
We’ll take the highway to the cedar forest and stop to observe the endangered monkeys that lives in the area in their natural habitat. Then we will be traveling to Fez, Morocco’s oldest city and cultural and spiritual center, through Ifrane , the city that is also called by the name of the Moroccan little Switzerland. In the hotel where you’ll be staying, Fes hospitality provides a dinner service.
Day 10: Fes » Transfer to Airport
First, there is breakfast. We pass through Tizi n Talghmt, the camel pass. The next destination is Azro, a stone that has come to meet monkeys.
The latter can be found in cedar groves. Before arriving in Fes, we stop here for lunch. Our 10-day vacation Fes to Imperial Cities and the beautiful Merzouga desert concludes in the afternoon with a transfer to your hotel or airport.
- Pick up and Drop off
- Private A/C Transportaion & Fuel
- Breakfast & dinner
- Driver English speaking
- All Application Taxes
- Lunch & Drinks
- Personal items
- Local guide
- Tips for Guide/driver