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From Fes: 13 Days Tour To Sahara

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Best 13-day Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour

Private 13-day tour from Fes to Marrakech, including camel trek and night at Erg Chebbi Camp at Merzouga Sahara Desert. Traveling then from Fez in the north of Morocco to the central city of Marrakech is an ideal way of seeing two of the imperial cities of this mystical kingdom.

13 days Desert Tour from Fes To Marrakech

Discover the magnificent Morocco Sahara Desert on this unforgettable 13-day tour between Casablanca and Fes. Take a camel ride, visit a Berber village, sample the local cuisine, and camp under the stars in the desert Merzouga.

We will get an early start and pick you up from your hotel before starting out on the first stage of an adventure of a lifetime you’ll never forget. 

Since Fes City; is also a big; destination for travelers many flights land there. We offer our clients the possibility of starting from Fes to avoid any unnecessary transfers.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up from Marrakech / your hotel/Riad at Marrakech
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C
  • Driver/Guide speaking English
  • Overnight in Erg Chebbi Desert Camp (Breakfast & dinner)
  • Camel Trekking at Merzouga Sahara Desert ( Camel per person)
  • SandBoarding at Erg Chebbi Dunes (if interested)
  • Night in Dades Gorges (Breakfast & dinner)

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tip

Highlights

  • Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Drive through the high Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit Ouarzazate Hollywood of Morocco with Morocco’s biggest studios.
  • Sunset camel trek to Berber desert camp
  • Early morning camel trek
  • Spend the night in Dades Valley
  • Visit Todra Gorges
  • Spend a night in Erg Chebbi desert camp with a bonfire and music entertainment
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Private 13-days Morocco Desert Tour from Fes To Marrakech Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Fes

 Pick up at The airporte trensfer to your Riad, departure from the riad with your guide for a tour of Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, and for centuries the cultural and religious center of the Muslim West. Discover the medina and its souks, the Bou Inania or Attarine medersa, then the Place Néjarine with its magnificent mosaic fountain. Lunch at leisure, followed by a visit to the new town of Fès eljedid and the Merinid tombs, from which you have a bird’s-eye view of the city and its ramparts. Dinner and overnight in a Riad.

Day 2Fes -Ifrane -Azrou - Midelt ( 233 KM )

After breakfast, departure for Midelt via the mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. Passage through Ifrane, a charming ski resort, and Azrou, an important craft center specializing in cedar woodwork. After the Zad pass (2178m/7146ft), you arrive in Midelt in the early afternoon. Check into your hotel and stroll around the town, dinner and overnight at the hotel (Midelt is a town in Morocco, at the junction of the Middle Atlas and Eastern High Atlas ranges).

Day 3Midelt – Ziz – Rfoud – Merzouga ( 264 km )

After breakfast, departure from Midelt by road through the palm groves of the Ziz valley, then on to Erg Chebbi via Arfoud, stopping off in the villages along the way. In the afternoon, you arrive at Merzouga and leave the motorcycle in the hotel parking lot, then set off with the camels for a 1-hour ride through the dunes, arriving at the bivouac where the sun sets over the dunes. (Merzouga is a small Moroccan town in the Sahara desert, close to the Algerian border. Merzouga opens onto Erg Chebbi, a vast expanse of sand dunes to the north of the town. To the west lies Dayet Srji, a seasonal salt lake, often dry in summer. When it fills up again, it attracts a wide variety of migratory and desert birds, including warblers, nightjars and the occasional flamingo).

Day 4 Explore Merzouga

Today will be a 4WD desert safari. After watching the sunrise over the dunes, finishing your breakfast, and shower, we will drive off-road through the Erg Chebbi Desert. Today, we will explore several interesting sites in the desert. If you are lucky enough, the seasonal lake of Merzouga will be full of water during your visit, and you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the golden dunes in the background and so many birds such as flamingos. Also, we will drive to Khamlia, a small village with a population originally come from Mali and Sudan. After walking around, we will stop with some locals who play a type of African drum music known as Gnaoua music. After that, we will continue our safari to the mineral Mountains in M’fis, also known as the French villages. We will continue driving on the rocky desert towards a small mountain with a full view of the dunes on the right side and a panoramic view of the Chebbi Mountains, which is the Morocco-Algerien border on the left side. Nearby, you’ll discover some fossilized water animals who used to live in the area millions of years ago. We will be driving off-road and enjoying the desert landscapes and mirages from time to time. We will be heading towards the few nomad families left in the desert. Furthermore, we will visit their tent and the mud break house, discovering their daily routine, their way of living and, there’s an option to have lunch with them or on the shadow of a desert tree nearby. We will end our day by visiting the desert Oasis and then back to Merzouga.

Day 5 Merzouga – Rissani – Gorges toudra ( 215 km )

Early wake-up to watch the sunrise breakfast and return with the camels, then drive with your motorcycle to the gorges and valleys via Tinjdad. Arrival at the Toudra Gorge, afternoon stroll through the gorge and gardens, dinner and overnight in a guesthouse (The Toudra Gorge is located in the Moroccan High Atlas. They are very popular with climbers for their walls, which can reach 300 meters. The walls are very well equipped, but many are still virgin.

Day 6 Gorges Toudra – Ait ben Haddou ( 215 km )

After breakfast, departure for the Dades valley to the Aït Youl kasbah, where you’ll take the gorge road to admire the kasbahs and ksour of the Dades valley, then the Rose valley to Kelaa M’gouna and the Skoura palm grove. In the afternoon, you’ll reach Aït Ben Haddou via Ouarzazate, overnight and dinner in a Riad in Ait ben Haddou. (The ksar of Aït-ben-Haddou is a ksar in Morocco, located in the province of Ouarzazate. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the French protectorate, the ksar was nicknamed “the Mont-Saint-Michel of the Chleuhs”).

Day 7 Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

After breakfast, we visit the Kasbah d’Aït ben Haddou, a beautiful fortified town set on the edge of a hill separated by a flowing river. Next, we cross the Atlas Mountains to visit another Kasbah hidden deep in the mountains, Kasbah Telouet, the home of the former warlord Pacha El Glaoui, who controlled the region.

Don’t be fooled by its crumbling walls and ruined sections, as it’s richly decorated inside. We continue our journey to join the main road and pass over one of Morocco’s most beautiful roads, the Tichka pass at 2260m altitude. We then stop for coffee and a visit to the Arga AC oil cooperative. After that, we continue on to the red city. overnight with dinner at the hotel.

Day 8Guided Tour

After breakfast, you’ll be joined by an official local guide to visit all the sites of historical and cultural interest. The morning begins with a visit to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque, the landmark of Marrakech that inspired other buildings such as Seville’s Giralda and Rabat’s Hassan Tower.

Your next stop is the Bahia Palace and the Saadian Tombs. Marrakech’s Saadian tombs date back to the time of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. The tombs were discovered in 1917 and restored by the Fine Arts Department. The mausoleum contains the tombs of some sixty members of the Saadian dynasty from the Draa River valley.

After lunch, you continue to the famous Jemaa el Fna square, home to a range of dishes, snake charmers, local musicians and fortune-tellers. There’s nowhere on earth like Jemaa el Fna, the square at the heart of old Marrakech. You’ll also stroll through the souks and discover hundreds of handicrafts. One night with breakfast at the Riad/Hotel.

Day 9 MARRAKECH - RABAT - CASABLANCA

You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech and set off on a journey that will take us to Morocco’s current capital and one of its imperial cities, the city of Rabat, via North Africa’s second largest city and Morocco’s economic capital, the city of Casablanca, where we’ll visit the Hassan 2 Mosque, one of the world’s largest mosques, and on to the city of Rabat. On arrival in Rabat, we’ll visit the Kasbah Oudaya and the Hassan Tower, Rabat’s most important historical monuments. overnight with dinner at the hotel.

Day 10 RABAT - FES VIA MEKNES AND VOLUBILIS

After breakfast, we’ll take the road back to Fez, on the way we’ll visit the city of Meknes which was once the capital of Morocco and you’ll have the chance to visit its historical monuments such as “Bab Mansour”, “Prison of Qara”, “Tomb of Moulay Ismail the founder”, then we continue our journey to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, one of the remote territories of the ancient Roman Empire. overnight with dinner at the hotel,

Day 11Fes - Chefchouen

Depart at 08:00 am from your accommodation in Fes. We’ll head north, in an air-conditioned vehicle, for three hours to reach the small town of Chefchaouen. Along the way, you’ll be mesmerized by views of the Rif Mountains and the rolling hills of Ouezzane. Stop to enjoy the landscape, cool air, and capture amazing photos.

Located just inland from Tangier and Tetouan, Chaouen, as referred to by the locals, was founded as a fortress in the 1400s. Chefchaouen is renowned for its dreamy blue-rinsed houses, its artisanal wool products, and delicious, top-quality goat cheese. Its name refers to the shape of the mountain tops above the town, which look like the two horns (chaouen) of a goat. Water is abundant in this hillside town creating a network of mineral-rich caves surrounding the mountains.

Stop on top of the mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Chefchaouen. You’ll arrive at 12:00 PM and have four hours free to explore the small winding streets of the town. Visit the medina to peruse Arab-Andalusian traditions and products. Visit the main square Plaza Uta El- Hammam, where the amazing 15th century Grand Mosque and kasbah sits. This Mosque, with its unusual octagonal tower, was built by Jewish refugees who alongside Muslims escaped Spanish persecution by fleeing to Chefchaouen. Learn about the history and culture of this area at the Kasbah Museum or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town.

Visit the famous Ras El-Maa Waterfall to breathe in some fresh air while listening to the sound of water and enjoying the green hills. If you keep walking, you will get a beautiful view of the city from the Spanish Mosque, an easy walk up the hill. Enjoy a tasty lunch in the square or from a rooftop restaurant and indulge in some people watching. On a hot day cool yourself with lunch sitting in the riverbed.

In the late afternoon depart for Fez arriving at 08:00 PM.

Day 12Free Day i Fes

Today you will have free Day to relaxe, example try Moroccan Local Hammame. The drive will be at your your service if need.

Day 13Trensfer to airport

 After having had a good time and enjoyed the different routes and places of Morocco with us, your driver will take you from your accommodation to SAISS airport depending on your flight time, and we hope to see you soon.

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