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Tour 10 Days from Fes to Imperial Cities Morocco
In this 10 days Fes Tour to imperial cities in Morocco you will know the most important of the mixed culture of the Berbers and Arabs of the country.
Day 1 : Arrival in Fes :
Pick up at the Fez Sais airport at the time scheduled by our guide, transfer to the Riad, well located in the middle of the medina, which is the historic part of Fez, depending on the time of arrival, possibility of visiting a part of Fez. Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 2 : Visit of the Medina of Fez :
After a delicious breakfast in the Riad, we begin our guided tour of the new part of the city, where we approach the royal palace, the Jewish quarter (Mellah), then we will go to a viewpoint where we can see the entire medina from the Torre del south and the thousands of Mosques. Then we will have to walk through the medina, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its labyrinthine streets structured by guilds of potters, dyers, etc., the bustle of its people will transport you centuries back. We will notice that it is a medieval city and that time has stopped in the clock “la Magana Bounania” 1200 years after its construction. A marvel! Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 3 : Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert :
We head south to cross the Middle Atlas Mountains until we reach Ifrane, called "the little Moroccan Switzerland" because of its great resemblance to that country. One of the animals that used to live here was the Atlas lion, which is why it has become the symbol of the city and a stone statue has been dedicated to it in the center of it. We will take the opportunity to stop and take some photos. We will cross the famous cedar forests and we will be able to admire the Great Gouraud Cedar, the largest ancient cedar in the region and also feed the hundreds of Gibraltar monkeys that inhabit the area. Lunch in Midélt and from here the land becomes arid and full of spectacular geological formations and deep green valleys, such as the great Ziz Valley. We will begin to see the typical adobe architecture, palm trees, some distant Kasbahs... we are at the gates of the desert. After an hour after Erfoud we arrive at the impressive Dunes of Merzouga and after the Hospitality Tea, we will leave the bags in the rooms and go up to the first dunes that are next to the hotel and take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at a hotel located a few meters from the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 4 : Merzouga – Camel riding and night in Haimas Nomads :
We are already in the desert and today will be a day of Total Desert. After a rich and copious breakfast, we will surround the Erg Chebbi, an extension of the sand desert where the Great Dune of Morocco is located, over 250 meters high, and we will connect by track with part of the route followed by the old Paris-Dakar and with the mountains that border Algeria in the background. Stop at the oasis of Tissardmin where we can find fossil race that is still in this region and we will continue to a nomadic settlement where we will learn some of the secrets of their life and customs. Later stop at a panoramic point where we can contemplate the Erg Chebbi as a whole. We will arrive at the village of Khamlia, originally from Mali, where we will relax with tea while enjoying a small concert of spiritual Gnawa music. Return to the Hotel to leave in a caravan of camels to enter the heart of the dunes and contemplate an unforgettable sunset. We will arrive with the camels at the camp where we will stay in Chaimas '' Tents made with dromedary hair '' like those used by desert nomads. Dinner and night in Haimas in the heart of the desert under a spectacular blanket of stars.
Day 5 : Desert – Rissani Market – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley :
Since they are in the desert, it is advisable to get up early to walk to the highest dune that is around the camp to enjoy the sunrise and this relaxing landscape that nature offers us, we will return on camels to the town of Merzouga. After a delicious breakfast, we have to say goodbye to the desert and we will leave for Rissani where we will visit its market (if we are lucky and it is one of the Market days: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday) we will continue the road to Erfoud where there is the possibility of visiting the factory of fossilized marble before continuing to the palm groves of Touroug and Tinjdad. 1 hour later we will arrive at one of the strongest points of the High Atlas: The Todra Gorges. The course of the Todra River has formed a gorge with vertical walls of enormous proportions and great beauty; It is a climber's paradise and a unique place. Lunch at the site and a half-hour walk would be recommended to see and enjoy the Gorges in detail. In the afternoon we will continue to the Dadès Valley, known for the Fig Valley, passing through Boumalne Dadés we will stop at the ''monkey legs''. Dinner and night in the Gorges of Dades.
Day 6 : Vallé del Dadés – Vallé de Rosas – Ouarzazate :
After breakfast, we can enjoy one of the best views of the Dadés Valley. We will do it from one of the most strategic places that the mountains offer us. From there we will be able to observe the number of Kasbahs that there are and how picturesque each one of them is, then we will head towards a road dotted with various Kasbahs of great interest until we reach the Kasbah of Aït Youl where we will make a detour and enter the tracks in the deepest in the Central High Atlas, discovering spectacular landscapes. We will visit a nomadic family that still lives in caves in the Vallé de Boutagrar where time seems to have stopped. We will see mountains, canyons and valleys as well as the caves where nomads still live in the mountains. Arrival at the Vallé de las Rosas to meet Kelaa M’gouna. Lunch in the town and in the afternoon we will pass through the palm grove of Skoura, to then arrive in Ouarzazate, dinner and accommodation in a hotel.
Day 7 : Ouarzazate – Kasbah d'Ait Ben Haddou – Tichka – Marrakech :
The morning is dedicated to the visit of Ouarzazate: Kasbah of Taourirt, Film studios. Then departure to the fortified town of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit its famous Kasbah (Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO). In this spectacular setting, renowned films such as Gladiator, Obelix, Sahara with Penélope Cruz or Joya del Nilo have been shot. Lunch in the village and in the afternoon we will depart for Marrakech crossing the Tizi Ntichka mountain pass with stops to take photos. Here we will leave behind the lunar landscape that will give way to the predominant colors of green, ochre... etc. Arrival in Marrakech around 6:00 p.m. Afternoon-night free to discover the famous Jamaa el Fna square. Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 8 : Visit of Marrakech :
In the morning and after a delicious breakfast, an official guide from the city of Marrakech will pick you up so that together you can discover the most emblematic monuments of that beautiful city, the rest of the day is free to put into practice the art of haggling in the souks or discover the places hidden parts of the medina at your leisure. Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 9 : Marrakech – Beni Mellal – Khenifra – Middle Atlas – Fez :
We leave towards Fez crossing the numerous valleys that constitute the Middle Atlas; Beni Melal and Khenifra, with technical stops to rest a bit and have lunch in a town along the way. In the middle of summer and when the days are very long, there is the possibility of deviating towards the Ouzoud Waterfalls, but in winter, as the days are short, it is impossible since it takes time. Arrival in Fez. Overnight in Riyadh.
Day 10 : Fez – Airport :
Breakfast and free morning until the agreed time, transfer to the airport where we will accompany you to check your bags and show you the boarding gate, remember that it is advisable to be at the airport 2 hours in advance, our services end here and end of trip.