7 DAY TRIP FROM FEZ TO MARRAKECH
Day 1: Arrive at Fez
Transfer from airport to your riad in the medina.
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Day 2: Exploring Fez
Day will be spent in Fez in the old Medina dating back to 700AD. You will walk the narrow alley ways that dissuaded invaders, visit the tanneries, the oldest university in the world, Quarantine mosque and University, the Najjarin Fountain and Attarin Medersa. You will walk the souks enjoying the sights and smells. After lunch in the old medina, we will travel by car to the old Jewish Quarter and the Royal Palace Gate where the Jewish history in Morocco is shared. We will then travel to an extraordinary pottery factory to see how all the amazing tile work is completed. After our visit there we will go to the old fortress for a panoramic view of Fes.
Day 3: Fez – Ifrane – Midelt – Ziz Gorges – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga
After breakfast, you will leave for Midelt through the Atlas mountains and the cedar forest of the middle Atlas, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou an important handicraft center specializing in cedar wood. After the Zad pass (2,178m/7,146ft) you arrive in Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon you will drive to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees. Continue to the sand dunes Erg Chebbi for the desert tours. Dinner and overnight will be in a hotel in Merzouga.
Day 4: Merzouga – Desert Adventure and Camel Trekking
After breakfast, we will make a grand tour of the dunes while passing by the oasis of Merzouga.,the village of Khamlia (village of the Gnaoua), the mines of MIFISS, the plate desert perhaps meeting of the Berber nomads of the desert, oasis Tissardmine. You will return to your hotel around 3 p.m. for the departure of your camel caravan to see the outstanding desert sunset and spend the night in Berber tents in middle of the dunes. Dinner and overnight is in bivouac.
Day 5: Merzouga – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Awaken early in the morning to experience a spectacular sunrise and return by camel to your hotel. After breakfast depart for Rissani and Erfoud to visit the treatment plant of fossilized marble before continuing to Touroug and Tinjdad palm groves, Arrive at Toudra gorges where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will drive to Dades gorges via Boumalne and the dades valley. Dinner and overnight will be in a local hotel.
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Day 6: Dades Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast return by the Dades Valley to the Kasbah of Ait Youl, the track road crossing Rose valley with its Kasbah and ksours. In this area of Morocco, you can see very nice landscapes before you get to Kalla Mgouna. Lunch will be on the way. Afternoon departure to the palm groves of Skoura and visit to the Kasbah of Amredhyle. Continue to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight in a local hotel.
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Day 7: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast, the entire day is devoted to a visit of Ouarzazate including the Kasbah of Taourirt, Tifouldoute and the cinema studio. Then you will drive to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou (under Unesco protection) for a visit of the Kasbah and the old village. Afternoon departure to Marrakech via the Tizi-N-Tichka pass.
PRICE: 1410 € / 2 persons
What is included:
- air-conditioned vehicle, with an experienced driver/guide
- Half-board accommodation
- official guide to visit the city of Fes
- visit the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
- camel trek and overnight stay at the desert camp – equipped with western bathrooms.
What is not included:
lunches, drinks and tips.