7 Days Morocco Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert - Todra Gorges - Ouzoud Waterfalls
7 Days desert Tour from Fes provided and customized by Morocco Experience Trips.
THE 1ST: FEZ – AIRPORT PICK UP TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL
Our 7 Days desert Tour from Fes starts with a pick up from the airport to take you to Fes. You will spend the night in a Riad.
THE 2ND DAY: FEZ
After having breakfast in your riad we will start our trip around Fez, one of the most important cities of the kingdom, and actually, it is believed to be the first built city by the Idrissids, it is the spiritual, cultural, scientific and artistic capital of Morocco, walking down its narrow ancient streets of the medina you would feel as if time had stopped in the middle age, we will visit historical sites and buildings like the Quaraouine mosque which is also considered as the first university to ever exist founded in 859. It is a prestigious center for the Arab world; its influence grew as the Marinids took charge of it. Fes was divided into two parts fortunately they were reunited by Almoravids. And in the 11th century, Fes became one of the major cities of Islam.
At sunset, we will drive upwards to a wonderful hill where we can overlook the whole city in one scenery. After that, we will spend the night in a nearby authentic Riad to rest and get ready for the next day.
THE 3RD DAY: FEZ – IFRANE – MIDELT – THE ZIZ VALLEY – MERZOUGA
After having breakfast we will depart Fes and head southwards, we will pass by significant cities around the Atlas mountains such as Ifran or as labeled the Switzerland of Morocco, due to its dignifying weather, vast green landscapes, European architecture and important history in the shaping of Morocco. You will have the chance to wander in it before we stop at Azrou a nearby city that people visit for its Cedar forest which contains a wide variety of apes and monkeys.
We will continue driving by numerous authentic Berber villages like Timhdit, Zaida, and Midelt. Our next stop would be Errachidia via the long series of high Atlas Mountains; the area is surrounded by the valley of palm trees, and you can grow any kind of fruit and vegetables because the soil is fertile. The driver will proceed, as we drive to refold the capital of Fossils. That area was part of the ocean millions of years ago. As we approach Merzouga the sceneries change from mountainous to desert-like. We will have supper and spend the night in a hotel near the dunes.
THE 4TH DAY: MERZOUGA – KHAMLIA – ERG CHEBBI DUNES TOUR (NIGHT IN TENTS)
Today will revolve around Sahara only after you have breakfast we will visit Khamlia village known for its hospitality and Gnawa music, you will be meeting a lot of people inhabiting this area, they are welcoming and will be happy to receive you at their nomad tents, they would also share their lifestyle hacks without hesitation. We will also explore the old closed mines connecting the Moroccan and Algerian borders discovered by French years ago.
We will have lunch in a traditional restaurant we will have a traditional pizza or stuffed pie a specialty of the region. Later afternoon we will leave vehicles aside and ride camels to the nomad camp which is only 1h30min far. We will enjoy the sunset; make stops to take pictures whilst being over the high dunes. As we arrive we will have a yummy dinner with the locals under the rhythm of Berber drums and the moonlight. Make sure to wake up early as to witness the beauty of sunrise reflected upon the high dunes. Then we will return to the hotel where you will have breakfast and a shower.
THE 5TH DAY: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – ERFOUD – TODRA GORGE
Today we will embark on another mini-tour around Sahara. We will firstly stop by Rissani or also called the old Sijlmassa, it is the center of ancient caravans from Toumboukto to Marrakech, and we will stroll down the dignifying souk before we head towards Tinghir a very luscious landscape in the area. Our next stop will be Todgha gorges where you will have your dinner and the sleepover.
THE 6TH DAY: TODRA GORGE – WATERFALLS OF OUZOUD
Rise and shine by having a traditional breakfast.then to Damskina a land that is known to produce multiple kinds of flowers. We will stop at one of the cooperatives to watch the process of extracting the essence from a flower and employ it in a certain product. Our road is still long as we drive via the 1000 Kasbah road until you reach Ouarzazat the African Hollywood.
We will make sure to visit the massive and famous Atlas film studios where great movies like the Gladiator and kingdom of heaven were filmed. After having supper you will spend the night in a riad.
THE 7TH DAY: WATERFALLS OF OUZOUD – BENI MELLAL – MIDDLE ATLAS – FEZ
Today we will leave to Marrakech on the way we will stop by numerous landmarks such as the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Telouet a Berber village situated in the High Atlas region and Glaoui Kasbah which belonged to a noble and wealthy family in the south. We will have lunch in Talouet and hit the road to Marrakech through the high mountain passing by Tizi N Tichka.
And our last activity is to end our desert tour from Fes.
Services included in the price:
- Tour in 4×4 vehicle or minibus with A/C; depending on your choice and the group size
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel ride, a camel per person (only in the desert tours)
- night in desert camp (only in the desert tours)
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