10 day tour from Fes to The Imperial Cities & Sahara
10 DAY Tour From Fes to The Imperial Cities, Presented to you by Prime Morocco Tours.
DAY 1:Arrival to Fes – Transfer to the Hotel:
On the day of your arrival to Fez at the evening, the guide will receive you at the airport and drive you directly to the place of your stay for dinner.
DAY 2: Full Day To Explore Fes:
The following day, will be devoted only to visit the city of Fez. After having breakfast, you will be able to visit the old still living city in the world with an official local guide who will take you into the traditional markets of the city stopping at the Royal Palace, the visit will take you to the oldest University in the world the mosque and Madrassa of Karaouine build by Fatima El Fehria in the 9th century. Your guide also will take you to visit the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss the second”. Here it comes to lunch time where you will be served in a much known traditional restaurant of the Medina. In the afternoon the Najarine fountain, the old harem Garden and the batha Museum. On your way to the hotel the guide will invite you to have a panoramic look to the city and take pictures.
DAY 3: Fes – Volubilis – MoulayIdriss – Meknes – Rabat:
The 3rd day with our agency will be a day travel towards Rabat, the Capital of Morocco with its old Hassan Tower not far from it we can see the Mausoleum Mohammed V and ancient Medina. This city is nominated as an Imperial city and called a world heritage by the UNESCO. Before arriving there we will go through Volubilis an old Roman site which represents the very southern presence of the Roman Empire then we will meet Moulay Idriss Zarhoum Village where the Mausoleum of the founder of the first Arab dynasty in Morocco and father of the founder of Fez city. After that we will move to Meknes which is named this way since it was the place where the Miknassa Amazigh tribe settled in the 10th century. You will be served lunch near the palace of El Hadim on which the Bab manssour great door opens and visit the Heri Soani before leaving to Rabat through the very amazing olive and fields cultivated fields. A short break in the evening to enjoy the seen of the ocean through the Kasba of Oudaias. Then we can call it a day and join your place of stay for dinner.
DAY 4 :Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech:
The next day you will wake up in Rabat and get ready for your trip to Marrakech. The tour will take you to visit the city of Casablanca which is the economic capital of the country; there you will have a walk on the Cornish which will lead you to the Hassan the second mosque with it giant minaret. We will learn from the guide the impact wonderful city at the history of Morocco. After having lunch there the voyage will continue towards the city of Marrakech, to overnight there in order to have a full day visit to the city the following day.
DAY 5 :Day To Explore Marrakech:
This day is devoted to visiting the famous places of Marrakech. You will start by visiting the Menara, and old pool surrounded by beautiful gardens and fields irrigated from the pool using an old system of irrigation, this was established in the 12 century.the over View of the tour will consider several important places of the city for exemple the Koutoubia Mosque, Majorel gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. The guide will invite you for an optional lunch in the Medina, and then you will walk the colorful souks of Marrakech. The sunset time you will have an over look from the terrace of a café to the Jamaa Elna square. The day will End with a special dinner served at the Hotel.
DAY 6 :Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades:
The trip will continue after you took your breakfast at the hotel in Marrakech. and we will drive through the High Atlas mountains that is known by the highest top in Morocco 4,167m named Toubkal go Through the Tizi N’Tichka passage on the mountain and enjoy the various landscape views. On the route we will have a break for a tea with mint or coffee at one of the Amazigh Hamlets. The next break will be at Ait Ben Hadou village to visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Hadou; an old building that is for collective living, this Kasbah is nominated as a UNSCO heritage in 1987. This Kasbah and the region in general is very important for the industry of film making (famous movies like the man who would be king in 1975 and many others) it is also a fortress on the Salt Road where caravans from different regions came to buy slaves, gold, ivory and salt. Here we will enjoy the lunch time special food of the region. Then we will continue the path towads the Dades Valley, through the Kalaat Magouna; a town known by it’s thousands hectars of roses you can admire on May, Skoura Amazigh villages surrounding the valley of Dades; this valley which is shaped in a form of gorges long time ago, here we can spend the first night.
DAY 7:Dades – Todra Gorges – Jorf – Errissani – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Desert):
The following day after your breakfast meal. The caravan will continue the road through the valley admiring the amazing rock formation ( the monkey toes) and the integration of the of Kasbahs within the beautiful nature to name but a few the amazing Kasbah of AitYul from the 19 century. Entering Tinrghir region and the Todra Valley and it’s panoramic landscape view and surrounding Amazigh villages. In the Todra valley we will have a walk through the river with it’s amazing 300m high red cliff which a favorite destination for many rock-limbers to practice this sport. Lunch time will be served either in Rissani or Erfoud; two town oasis in the sahara, before leaving to merzouga the village of the golden sand where you will be welcomed with a tea with mint then checking in a Hotel and leave ride camels to the camp in desert to enjoy the sunrise and spend the night under the Amazigh tent
DAY 8:Merzouga – Berber Nomad Families – Black Desert – Desert Mountains – Merzouga:
The morning in the desert will start very early to allow you see the sunrise and the changing of color of the golden dunes with the time. After that you will ride back camels to merzouga at hotel where you can get a fresh shower and a tasty breakfast before going in a visit to the villages surrounding Erg Chebbi dunes such as: Hassi Labied, Merdani, Khamlia andM’fis. We will meet locals on the way to Khamlia who will show you their desert fausses. On the sand you will probably encounter desert reptiles and mammals. Arriving to khamilia known as the Gnawi village, black people coming from southern countries of Africa as slaves in the past, who get integrated to the Moroccan society. The people there will be welcoming you very hospitably with a cup of tea made in the desert manner (Amazigh whiskey) and listning to their lovely spiritual Gnawi music. Leaving khamilia we will go towardsthe Algerian borders to have panoramic view to the golden dunes before having a picnic lunch under the shadow of a tree. The ride will continue visiting nomads of the region living under an Amazigh tent and taking care of their herds. On the way back to Merzouga to have dinner and sleep the night at the hotel, you will come across the volcanic rocks and the Yasmina Lake where you will be surprised with the natural postcard of the dunes surrounding the lake ( in spring)
DAY 9: Merzouga – Erfoud – Ziz Valley – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes:
In the morning of the 5th day you will wake up and have your breakfast at the hotel. Then the tour will continue to Fez it’s; the old capital of Morocco known as the scientific capital of Morocco because of its old Karawiyin Madrassa or the oldest University in the world recognized; the city as a world heritage by UNSCO in 1981. Before we come to the last After taking shower and breakfast destination and end of services, we are going to cross Errachidia the capital of the Daraa Tafillat Region, we will enjoy the Ziz gorges along the way and pass through Tunnel Zaabal which is if we can say the border to start a new landscape view. 30 minutes from the city of Midelt; there is the Tizi N’talghamt or the passage of the camel in the Middle Atlas mountain, we will pass from Midelt city which is known by its apple production and old Plumb mines of Minladen and Ahouli. There we will stop for a lunch break. Then the trip will continue to Fez to overnight at the Riad.
DAY 10: Fes – Airport:
The last day of your journey will start at the hotel with a tasty breakfast. Then our professional driver will take you to the airport.