6 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert
6 Days Tour from Fes to Merzouga Desert
itinerary overview And details
Day 01 : Fes
As you land in the airport of Fes, we will be there to welcome you and pick you up to the hotel or Riad.
Day 02: Fez – Meknes – Fez
After having breakfast, we will sightsee one of oldest living Medinas in the world, the old medina of Fez. First, we will explore the narrow alleys of the old medina and its traditional souks. Then, we will visit other main corners of the old medina such as the 9th century Karawiyin Mosque and University, El-Attarine school, and the mausoleum of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. After lunch, we will visit some of the tanneries of Fes to see how leather is traditionally made. Then, we will walk inside the new medina of Fez (Fez Jdid) before heading to Meknes where we will visit the famous Bab Mansour Gate, the Souani Basin and the Mausoleum of the city founder, Moulay Ismail. Following this, we will leave to Volubilis, which is an archaeological site that still contains some of the ruins and landmarks of the ancient Roman Empire. The site still maintains many important memorials such as, the Arch of Caracalla or the Triumphal Arch and many mosaics which speak a lot of stories about the daily life of the Romans at their time. In the evening, we will visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun before driving back to Fes.
Day 03: Fez – Ifrane – Errachidia – Merzouga
In the early morning, we will leave Fez towards Merzouga via a number of beautiful cities and Berber villages. Our first stop will be Ifran or “the Switzerland of Morocco”. In this beautiful city, you will enjoy its breathtaking gardens as well as taking memorial pictures near a sculpted lion which represents an important monument inside the city. As we leave Ifrane, our second stop will be the cedar forests of Azrou whose monkeys add a touch to the beauty of the place. After that we will continue to Midelt, a Berber village famous for apple production, where we will have lunch. As you finish lunch, we will head to Merzouga over Tizi-n-Talremt pass, Ziz Valley and a number of villages such as Rich, a small Berber village marks the end of the high Atlas mountains, Errachidia, the main city of the region, and Erfoud, which is famous for its date festival and fossils shops. By the evening, we will be at the doors of Merzouga where you will enjoy a spectacular sunset from the top of the dunes before checking into your hotel.
Day 04: Merzouga – Erg chebbi – Desert
After having breakfast, we will go to Khamlia, which is regionally known as the village of black people coming from Sudan, to enjoy live Gnawa Music. Then we will continue our tour crossing some sand dunes to meet some nomads. They will warmly welcoming you in their tents and offering you mint tea and sharing with you their customs and traditions. Following this, we will visit the oasis of Tissardmine before heading back to the hotel to rest and then ride camels to explore the desert and sightsee a marvelous sunset. After that, we will head to a bivouac (camp-fire) where you will spend an incredible night full of Berber drum music, dancing, singing and looking at a starry sky.
Day 05 : Merzouga – Fez
Before sunrise, we will wake you up so as not to miss the chance to sightsee a breathtaking sunrise in the heart of the desert. After that, we will ride the camel to get back to the hotel. After having breakfast and taking a shower, we will head to the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco, Fez. Along the way, we will pass through a number of villages such as Rissani, an important commercial center in the region, Erfoud, which is famous for its date festival and fossils shops, and Errachidia, the main city of the region. By midday, we will already be in Midelt where we will have lunch. After that, we will stop in the cedar forest of Azrou whose lovely monkeys add a touch to the beauty of the place. Then, we will continue our way to Ifran or “the Switzerland of Morocco”. In this beautiful city, you will have some free time to enjoy its magnificent gardens as well as take memorial pictures near a sculpted lion which represents an important monument inside the city. Late in the evening, we will be at the doors of Fez where you will spend the night.
Day 06 : Fez
After having breakfast, we will pick you up to the airport according to your flight’s departure time.
What is included And what is not included in this tour
What’s Included :
- Pick up and drop off from Hotel/airport accommodation.
- Comfortable private transport with air condition.
- Provisional Driver/Guide.
- Accomoditionof Your choice.
- Camel Trekking in the Desert Tours
- A night in the camp in The Desert Tours.
Not Included :