Morocco Tours: Fes, Sahara Desert & Marrakech in 5 Days | Sahara Desert Trips | Desert Tour From Fes
- Explore Fes’s narrow streets of medina
- Spend night under the stars in a desert camp in the middel of Sahara’s dunes
- Explore rural markets, hidden oases, old caravan routes, and fortified kasbahs and the berber village in the desert
- Visit souks, markets, or taking a cooking class and hammam in Marrakech
|Day 1 Fes: Exploring the Imperial City and old medina||Fes|
Day 2 Cross the middle atlas mountains and into the desert
|Day 3 Desert towns, todra gorge to ouarzazate||Ouarzazate|
|Day 4 Aït Benhaddou kasbah, Pass over the High Atlas to Marrakech||Marrakech|
|Day 5 : Tour guide to exolore Marrakech :Depart||airport|
Day 1: Exploring the medieval medina of Fes
Welcome to Fez, the oldest imperial city in Morocco. it’s the foremost complete Medina within the Arab world and has a minimum of one in all the most important pedestrian areas within the world (no cars!). Most areas of this town haven’t been touched for several years, bringing tourists back to the center Ages. Divided into three main attractions, you may explore the two Medina districts, Fes el Bali and Fes el Jdid, and Ville Nouvelle influenced by modern France. Spend half each day together with your guide, exploring the craze of maze-like alleys. Start with the impressive Bab Boujeloud gate in Fes el Bali and so work.
Browse leather products in a rich store next to the Chouara tannery, then go upstairs to admire the 11th century dyed pots. There has been little change within the way and process for centuries! Visit the oldest university within the world, Al–Qarawiyyin University (859 ACE), and see the 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 check Mellah (Jewish Quarter and Cemetery), and if you’ve got time, you’ll be able to catch the sunset from Merenid Tombs.
Day 2 Cross the middle atlas mountains and into the desert
Start the day early in the morning and head south to Merzouga. Along the way, you will climb the Col du Zad pass, through the cedar forest of the middel atlas mountain via ifran the clean city in Morocco. Before heading to Middelt for lunch, admire the local Barbary macaques and admire the nearby Malwiya River. Continue through the Tizi n’Talremt mountain pass and enter the Ziz Valley, known for its hidden oasis and bushes. Along the road, you will see many sturdy houses called ksars, which are used to protect valuables, including gold, salt, and spices.
Continue to Erfoud, famous for its dating festivals and fossil mining. Here, you will visit the community collective to learn more about the method and meet some local craftsmen. It remains Erg Chebbi, a deep-sea sand dune covering an area of 13.5 square miles (35 square kilometers). The big sand dunes never stand still, move and travel with the changes of the wind! After arriving at Merzouga, climb on your camel and cross the sand dunes to the camp you have prepared for you. Climb up the nearby sand dunes to watch the sunset, then return to the campsite for a delicious dinner and relax by the campfire.
Day 3 Desert towns, todra gorge to ouarzazate
Catch the sunrise before renting a sandboard to check your skills. Leave the sand dunes and head to Khemliya to experience a conventional Saharan village where the people originally came from Mali. Continue west through a striking gate to enter Rissani. The town of Rissani holds livestock auctions, and there’s also a “donkey parking “, an area deserve (listening) and experiencing! Proceed to the desert town of Tinghir, and so to the 984 feet (300 m) deep Todra Gorge. you may have time to explore the canyon and relax within the cool water of the shallow Todra River.
Travel through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs (an ancient fortress or fortification). Although many castles are now unrepaired, a number of them are still inhabited by local families. you will even encounter herders herding their animals. Head west to Kela’a M’gouna. Famous for its Rose Festival, here you’ll be able to see extensively planted farmland, surrounded by fragrant rose bushes. Continue west to Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara, which is popular due to the industry. Take a studio tour and learn the way the nearby desert landscape appears in many movies.
Day 4 Aït Benhaddou kasbah, Pass over the High Atlas to Marrakech
Wake up early and still Morocco’s most famous castle and UNESCO World Heritage Site Aït Benhaddou. it’s estimated that the traditional ksar (a walled town) dates back to the 11th century, when it occupied a very important place on the trans-Saharan trade route. Stop to explore the narrow streets and passages of this traditional mud-brick city. From there, follow a winding road through the High chain of mountains, listening to the best peak of Mount Toubkal (13,671 feet or 4,167 m). Stop near the highest of Tizi n’Tichka Pass (7,415 feet or 2,260 m) to enjoy the view of the mountains.
Before descending along the High chain and entering the ever-changing landscape, stop at the Argan Oil Cooperative in Taddert to be told how olives are processed. After arriving within the Red City of Marrakech, study your hotel and spend the remainder of the afternoon as you would like. Head to the most square of Marrakech, Jemaa el–Fna, and visit the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque to the west. At 253 feet (77 m), it’s difficult to miss the minaret. Strolling through the attached garden, dotted with fountains, pools, flowers and palm trees, is ideal for strolling when the evening sun shines on the minaret.
Return to Jemaa el-Fna Square and explore the lively activities: musicians, performers, snake charmers and bustling stalls. Grab a bite or choose a close-by cafe and luxuriate in the show!
Day 5 : Tour guide to exolore Marrakech :Depart
As the second largest city in Morocco, Marrakech gives people a way of shock. Unlike Fez, Marrakech has Berber blood, not Arabs. Meet your guide to begin your journey, browse the spice market, Souk el–Attarin or Souk Smata stalls, choose skin product, carpets and leather goods. Visit the Ben Youssef Islamic School and admire samples of Moroccan architecture and complicated craftsmanship. As you come in the alleys of Marrakech, you’ll notice that Fondouks-medieval hotels that provide shelter and supplies for merchants-have been transformed into residences and shopping areas.
Depending on your flight details, you’ll wish to go to several locations south of Jemaa el–Fna. consider the 500-year-old Saadien tombs, the vast courtyards and sunken gardens of the El Badi Palace within the 17th century, or the intricate woodwork and painted ceilings of the Bahia Palace within the 19th century. Or, near Jemaa el-Fna and visit the Marrakech Museum Almoravid Kouba or the Moroccan Art Museum within the 19th century Dar Mnebbi Palace, which incorporates a large collection of sculptures and Moroccan art. Woodwork collection.
If time permits, please take a rest in Majorelle Gardens, so move to the airport for your return flight.
- include Private tour
- Daily breakfast Hotel accommodation and all transportation in fes
- Airport Full transportation with air-conditioning,
- crossing the hight Atlas Mountains of Morocco
- local guide in Fes
- gas and driver English speaking guide and driver Overnight in Dades Gorge & desert camp
- 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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