Moroccan Highlights: Fes, the Sahara Desert, & Marrakech – 6 Days | Morocco Desert Tour | Camel Trekking in Morocco
This fast-paced 6-day Morocco desert tour highlights the best places in Morocco, including Fez, the desert, and Marrakech. Starting from Fes in the Middle Ages, all the way south. Pass through the Middle Atlas Mountains and enter the Sahara Desert and camel trekking to crossing the dunes by camp, then return through the High Atlas Mountains, and finally reach the bustling Marrakech.
Explore the narrow streets of Fes and the medieval medina
Sleeping under the stars of a desert camp in the Sahara dunes
Explore hidden oases, ancient caravan routes and fortifications in the desert
Visit souks, markets, and take cooking classes in Marrakech
|Day 1 Arrive; Fes: Exploring with a Tour guide||fes|
|Day 2 Fes to Sahara Desert||Merzouga|
Day 3 Desert adventures around Merzouga to Todra Gorge
|Day 4 Todra Gorge, boumalen, Ait ben Haddou||Ait ben haddou|
|Day 5 Ait ben haddou, High Atlas mountains to Marrakech||Merrakech|
|Day 6 : Explore Marrakech; Depart||airport|
Day 1 Arrive; Fes: Exploring with a Tour guide
Welcome to Fes, the oldest imperial city in Morocco. it’s the foremost complete Medina within the Arab world and one among the most important pedestrian areas within the world. For many years, most of the town was left untouched, bringing tourists back to the center Ages. Divided into three main attractions, you may explore two Medina districts, Fes el Bali and Fes el Jdid, and Ville Nouvelle influenced by modern France. Spend half on a daily basis along with your guide, exploring the frenzy of a labyrinth of alleys. Start with the impressive Bab Boujeloud gate in Fes el Bali then work.
Browse the leather products in an exceedingly shop next to the Chouara tannery, then go upstairs to work out the dyeing vat and therefore the people working in it (the technique and craftsmanship has hardly changed for centuries). Visit the oldest university within the world, Al–Qarawiyyin University (859 AD), and glimpse the beautifully decorated interior of the mosque (not accessible to non-Muslims). Explore Al Attarine Madrasa and marvel at the intricate zellij (mosaic tiles). Visit Fes el Jdid to work out Mellah (the Jewish quarter and cemetery), and if you have got time, you’ll catch the sunset from the viewpoint of the Merenid tomb.
Day 2 Fes to Sahara Desert via Middel Atlas
Start the day early within the morning and head south to Merzouga. Along the way, you may climb 7,146 feet (2,178 m) above water level, over the Col du Zad pass, and thru the cedar forests of the center chain. Before heading to Middelt (“Apple City”) for lunch, admire the local Barbary macaques and admire the nearby Muluya River. Continue through the Tizi n’Talghemt notch and enter the Ziz Valley, famous for its hidden oasis and palm trees. Along the road, you’ll see many sturdy houses called ksars, which were built to safeguard valuables, including gold, salt, and spices.
Continue to Erfoud, famous for dating festivals and fossil mining. Here you’ll visit the local collective to be told more about the method and meet some local craftsmen. still Erg Chebbi, an enormous sea of sand dunes covering a neighborhood of 13.5 square miles (35 square kilometers). Never stand still, huge sand dunes will move and move because the wind changes! After reaching Merzouga, change gears and ride a camel through the dunes to the camp that has been prepared for you. Climb up the nearby sand dunes to observe the sunset, then return to the campsite for a delicious dinner and relax by the campfire.
Day 3 Desert adventures around Merzouga to Todra Gorge
Get up early to catch the sunrise in the desert, and then try sandboarding skills. You can also choose to join the Erg Chebbi (sand dunes) tour or the 4-WD tour. Visit nearby Khemliya, a typical Saharan village, experience traditional drumming and dancing, and then take a walk around the village. Leave the sand dunes, stop at the market town of Rissani, and enter through its impressive gate. Known for its livestock auctions, it is worth your time to find a “donkey parking lot” to delight your senses.
Continue to Tinghir. This desert town has stunning views of neighboring towns and is surrounded by a vast river oasis (30 miles or 48 kilometers of palm trees). Stay at today’s final destination, Todra Gorges. Nearly 1,000 feet (305 m) high, carved out of red limestone by the Todra River, you can take a leisurely stroll in and around the canyon and relax in the cool waters of the shallow river below.
Day 4 Todra Gorge, boumalen, Ait ben Haddou
Travel along the Thousand Castles Valley to Aït Benhaddou, the most famous castle (fortification) in Morocco. Pass through Dades Valley and Boumalne Dades. Stop at Kela’a M’gouna and admire the planted rose bushes. Visit the Rose Collective to learn about the process of transforming rose petals into rose water and rose oil. Continue west to Ouarzazate to learn how its nearby areas appear in movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Gladiator” and “Black Hawk Down.” Take a tour of the film studios and visit the film museum to learn more about the process and history of filmmaking in the area. Go to nearby Aït Benhaddou. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient Kesar dates back to the 11th century, when it occupied an important position on the Trans-Saharan trade route.
Settle down in the old town before wandering in the almost empty alleys and passages in the late afternoon. Climb up the old granary-a good vantage point to see the old castle and surrounding area. Game of Thrones fans may want to hike to the river to see the gates in the popular HBO series. Long after the crowds have left for a day, enjoy a quiet dinner overlooking the valley.
Day 5 Ait ben haddou, High Atlas mountains to Marrakech
Leave Aït Benhaddou and start climbing the High Atlas Mountains. At 13,671 feet (4,167 m) above sea level, find Mount Tubkal, the highest peak of the mountain range. Get close to the top, stretch your legs, and admire the magnificent panoramic view of the mountains. Stop at Taddert village, visit the Argan Oil Cooperative, learn about and taste how Argan and fruit are processed for various purposes. As you descend to the High Atlas Mountains, you will notice dramatic changes in climate and landscape. Soon, you will be part of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. After a long day on the road, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon as you wish.
In the evening, the main square is the busiest square in Africa! ——Jemaa el-Fna is full of musicians, performers, snake charmers, games and food stalls, all kinds of entertainment! If you want to admire the spectacle from a distance, you can choose one of the many cafes around the square to enjoy a cup of mint tea and a meal.
Day 6 : Explore Marrakech; Depart
Marrakesh, nicknamed the “Red City” (because of its red sandstone ramparts and buildings “(because of its red sandstone ramparts and buildings that camtera visitors), start west of Jemaa El Fna and walk toward the amazing minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens . 253 ft (77 m) is the tallest tower ever built in Marrakesh. Explore the stalls of Souk El Attarine (Bharat), Souk El Haddadin (Blacksmiths) and Souk Smata (Slippers) before visiting the Ben Youssef Islamic Madrasa for a taste of 16th century architecture and marvel at the exquisite details.
When you walk in the alleys of Marrakech, you will notice the medieval hotels on the ancient trade routes, which are used for travelers and merchants. Today, some have been converted into residences and others are shopping areas and workshops to explore. Depending on your energy level, you may wish to visit several locations south of Jemaa el-Fna. Some options to consider are the 500-year-old Saadien tombs, the expansive courtyards and sunken gardens of the El Badi Palace in the 17th century, or the intricate wooden Him and painted ceilings of the Bahia Palace in the 19th century.
Or, if you prefer to take a quiet breath in the afternoon heat to end your trip, you may wish to head to Majorelle Gardens to relax among subtropical plants, bamboo, lilies and palm trees.
- include Private tour
- Daily breakfast Hotel accommodation and all transportation in fes
- Airport Full transportation with air-conditioning,
- crossing the Middel atlas Mountains of Morocco
- gas and driver English speaking guide and driver Overnight in Desert camp, Fes , Ait ben haddou & Marrakech
- Tour Guide in Fes & Marrakech
- including breakfast
- Daily including breakfast, free time to explore scenic spots, take photos, etc.
- Customized and flexible stops
- Travel insurance
- Entrance tickets to monuments
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