10 day tour from Fes visiting the Imperial Cities
Explore Fes, the Imperial Cities in 10 DAYS TOUR:
- Enjoy the visiting to Rabat , Meknes and Volubilis.
- Explore one of the oldest cities in the world which is Fes .
- Experience morocco desert tours in Merzouga desert and erg chebbi .
- Enjoy a camel riding into the huge sand dunes .
- A visit to Atlas Mountains through Tizi n’Tichka .
Itinerary FOR; 10 DAYS TOUR FROM Fes visiting the Imperial Cities:
Day1: Arrival- Fes
Our guide will meet you at the airport of Fes in the afternoon to explore the best morocco desert tours. However, you are driven to the hotel where you will relax. Then, you will have dinner in the riad in the middle of old medina of Fes.
Day2: Exploring Fes
The first day after arrival is for exploring the imperial city of Fes. After Casablanca, it was the biggest city in Morocco with a population of 1 million. However, the rich area was the capital city of Morocco as well, and is called Athena of Africa and Mecca of the West. Through our journey, we are going to explore the three distinct parts of the city: the oldest part that is surrounded by a huge bold wall, and is called ” Fez el Bali” where it includes more than 9000 streets. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with almost narrow and ancient alleys, where past tells about the story of old Fes. The new Fes or Fez-Jdid is considered as the Jewish quarter where the Mellah home is. Meanwhile, Fes’s newest part ” the Ville Nouvelle” was established at the time of the French occupation; it is an influential site with a great history. The medina of Fez el Bali is considered the largest medina in the world where the University of Al-Karaouine; the oldest university in the world exists. The still- operating university was founded in AD 859.
Day3:Volubilis- Moulay Idriss- Meknes- Rabat
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is the first destination in the trip’s third day. After breakfast, we will travel to Volubilis, the land of the Roman ruins that are the hugest preservation of Roman influences in North Africa. Volubilis retains detailed spectacular mosaics in spite of the disastrous earthquake of 1755. The Roman town preserved beauty despite damages and disasters. However, Meknes is our next station; it is the city that was a major origin of the Roman Empire. In addition, it was known as Miknasa because of the 10th Berber settlement. After that, it became one of the Imperial cities. In a magical journey, we will delve into the ancient authentic part of old Meknes. It is an exciting tale about history, past, glory, and magic. After that, we are going to move to Morocco’s today capital of Rabat. In Rabat, we are going to visit a series of landmarks as Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Kasbah of Oudaias.
Day4: Casablanca- Marrakech
In the morning, we are going to explore the most beautiful Islamic work of art that is situated outside Hassan II Mosque. It is an impressive production of fine arts, which attracts many around the world. You will know how important and influential Casablanca is for Morocco through this visit. In the afternoon, our interesting experience continues more forward to Marrakech, where we will enjoy four hours of driving across the road. You are introduced to the richness of Moroccan north where history is unique and glamour. However, you will visit, after that, the famous square of Djemaa el Fna in the heart of Marrakech. However, the square of Djemaa el Fna was the place where sultans display heads of enemies, so that the name means ‘place of death’. Now, the square is a metaphor for joy, happiness, and entertainment. Djemaa el Fna is famous for its’ snake charmers, welcoming musicians, water-sellers, and busy food stalls. It is the place where all Moroccans and foreign visitors choose to spend a wonderful time.
Day5: Exploring Marrakech
We will have an interesting guided tour to old medina of Marrakech. It is going to be exciting, exploring the famous landmarks of the region. Out of the most distinctive attractions in Marrakech, you will visit the well- known mosque of Koutubia. After that, a visit to medina and its original old- flavored souks is one of the most attractive secrets of Marrakech. However, a wonderful visit to the Koranic school of Ali Ben Youssef is influential if you are interested to know more about the cultural background. Moreover, you are going to visit the Bahia Palace where Majorelle Gardens are. At last, the night is celebrated in the narrow alleys of medina in a cozy Riad.
Day6: Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades
The sixth day of our beautiful trip starts from Marrakech, moving forward to the High Atlas Mountains. However, we can reach the stunning Mountains through Tizi n’Tichka (alt 2260 m). After that, a visit to the Argan oil cooperative is important since it is an essential mark in the region. Next, we will have lunch at a popular restaurant, visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou. A journey in the authentic Kasbah is wonderful after lunch where the corners and details are warm. Ouarzazate is going to be our next destination where we will have dinner and overnight in a traditional cozy hotel.
Day7: Dades – Todra Gorges – Jorf – Er rissani – Merzouga
After we have a tasty breakfast, we are ready to go to the Sahara of erg chebbi from Dades gorges. Along the way to Merzouga, we will meet the scattered Berber villages. However, we’ll pass through the villages of Erfoud,Tinjdad and Jorf where the beginning of Tafilalet, the Saharan oasis appears. After that, we reach Merzouga where you will try a camel riding into the huge sand dunes. It is such an exciting adventure to feel. Meanwhile the night comes, a new type of atmosphere is drawn, that you are going to sleep in a Berber tent. This is very traditional and kind of different for you, so that it is worth a try. The Saharan melodies are beaten through drums where beauty and magic are produced. Enjoy a pure night in the middle of nowhere.
Day8:Berber Nomad Families – Black Desert – Desert Mountains – Merzouga
We will drive around Erg Chebbi dunes through the villages of Hassi Labied, M’fis, Merdani and Khamlia. However, you will meet the locals along our way to Kamlia; that is the home for mammals and reptiles of the Morocco desert. The original habitants will always welcome you to their traditional tents where warm and friendly atmosphere is found. You will enjoy sharing the spiritual music they play, that is called Gnawa music However, observing the cattle while they are raising is a landscape of a natural beauty that you will like. You will have lunch there under the shadows of big trees before we continue the way to the Nomad families. Inside the Nomadic Berber tent, you are introduced to a new lifestyle that is original and simple; spinning a cup of tea with locals is such a new taste. After that, it is the chance to visit the black volcanic rocks. Next, you will definitely like Yasmina lac, where you can take beautiful photos of the dunes. However, there is also Springtime Lake where attractive landscapes can be observed. Finally, overnight and dinner are served in Merzouga in the heart of giant dunes.
Day9:Erfoud – Ziz Valley – Azrou – Ifrane – Fes
In the early morning, be ready to wake up and begin our ninth day of the trip. It is going to be a visit to a group of places through the middle atlas mountains. However, we will visit ziz Valley, Medilt, Ifrane and the cedar forest of Azrou. At the end, we arrive to Fes in the evening to rest and enjoy the night.
Day10: Fes – Airport
Our guide takes you after breakfast to the airport in Fes, where you take souvenirs from the beautiful city as an invitation to a next visit.
The price includes:
- Pick up from your Riad /hotel airport.
- Transport in comfortable A/C vehicle English/Spanish/French speaking guide/driver.
- Accommodation in hotels / riads.
- night in the desert camp in the middle of the dunes.
- camel trekking.
- Fuel for the entire journey.
- Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.
The price Not includes:
- Lunches and drinks.
- Entry fees for museums, monuments and attractions
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