Day 1: Arrival in Fes – Tranfer to your Riad / hotel
Upon your arrival at Fes, your guide will take you for a dinner at your Riad, at the heart of the old Medina. (BB)
Day 2: Fes sightseeing with an official local guide
In the morning, you can start your visit around the spiritual capital of Morocco. In the morning you’ll visit the ancient median, the royal palace (only the surrounding area of course), the Mellah ( the old Jewish quarter) and the impressive Bab Bou Jeloud (the blue Gate to the Medina). After you can explore the El Bali, the greatest Medina and Bazaar of all Morocco as well as Medersa ( Qur’anic schools of the 17th century ) and much more. Following your tour, you have lunch at a traditional Moroccan restaurant where you can taste typical dishes of the region. After midday, your Fes tour will continue. Overnight in Fes (BB)
Day 3: Fes – Volubilis – Moulay Idris Zerhoun – Meknes
In the morning you’ll head to Mulay Idris mausoleum , the founding father of Fes in the 6th century. On the road you’ll visit the standing Roman Ruins of Volubilis. Next you’ll go on to Meknès where you can visit the mausoleum of cruel Mulay Ismail, the founder of Meknês, often called “Versailles of Morocco”, also the royal palace, the Elhdim and the many gates to the city, like the monumental Bab Mansour. Overnight in Meknes (BB)
Day 4: Meknes – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz valley – Rissani – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Sahara desert
Departure around 8am, towards the Sahara desert. Crossing the massif of Middle Atlas, you’ll make a stop to see the Barbay Apes, famous for their hospitality. You also be able to take photos of this splendid landscape. Lunch at the guest house in Errachidia. Next follow the road into the Valley of Ziz and arrive at the footsteps of the Dunes of Erg Chebbi around 17pm. From here, you’ll leave in a camel to the desert nomad’s camp, in the middle of the dunes. You have time to have a mint tea during the sunset with Berber music. As the night falls, you can go for a walk and admire the stillness and silence of the desert, before going to sleep in the authentic nomad tent. (HB)
Day 5: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley – Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate
Rise up at dawn to climb the high dunes around the camp for an unforgettable sunrise over the desert. You can take a sandboard to have fun “snow-boarding” the dunes. After a good breakfast back at the camp, you will be driven to the hotel where baths will be at your service. Your guide will take you to Erfoud where you can visit the fossils workshops. Back on the road, towards West and the Todra Canyon, you’ll visit the Village of Roses, before arriving in Ouarzazate for dinner and accommodations. (HB)
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou Kasbah – Atlas mountains – Marrakech
After early breakfast, you can visit the Atlas studios, world known, the Kasbah of Taorirt that was once the residence of the Glaoui clan. On the road to Marrakesh, you’ll visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou and the Kasbah of Telouet. Cross the High Atlas and its immense beautiful landscapes. You’ll arrive at Marrakesh in the Afternoon. (BB)
Day 7: Marrakech sightseeing escorted with an official local guide
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, the beautiful Bahia Palace, as well as the opportunity to shop for Moroccan spices and herbs. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Jaama El Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to relax eat a traditional lunch and watch couscous being made as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens and the Marrakesh Museum. Overnight in Marrakesh. (BB)
Day 8: Marrakech at leisure – Transfer to the airport
Today we will try to benefit our time as much as we can, maybe wander around Marrakech souks to get some souvenirs for friends…, then transfer to the Marrakech Menara airport.
• Transportation / Fuel / Driver : 8 days Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle(s), mini bus or motorcoach.
• Guidance: Services of a qualified fluent multi-language guide.
• Comprehensive sightseeing including guidance.
• 6 nights Accommodation in well recommended hotels / Kasbahs / Riads.
• One night in a Traditional Berber Tents.
• Camel Ride (Camel per each individual)
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Sand boarding (Free & Optional)
• Traditional Music live show
• Drinks and personal items
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