1st day : Arrival to Fes
pick-up at the time estimated by our guide and transfer to the hotel, well located and is located in the medina, It is the historical part of Fez, Depending on the time of arrival, possibility to visit a part of Fez. Overnight in hotel.
2nd Day : Full day exploring Fes
Explore the hidden treasures of Fes’ Medina with a guided tour including Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains, and the Tanneries. Visit the Mellah and a living synagogue, and see the Royal Palace. Enjoy a panoramic view and visit a famous ceramic factory before returning to your riad for the night.
3rd Day : Fes – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Merzouga Desert
After breakfast in your riad, you will leave towards the southeast following the Caravan roads to Merzouga. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at the Cedar forest, the largest one in Morocco, over the Middle Atlas Mountains– where you may well sight Barbarian apes. After lunch in Midelt, you will continue through the large open high desert, and notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Er Rachidia. Your journey continues along the luxuriant Ziz Valley and the Tafilalet date palm grove, famous for date cultivation. This area is the foundation of the Alaouite dynasty – the current ruling royal family in Morocco. You’ll arrive at Merzouga at the end of the afternoon – to be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your riad.
4th Day : Merzouga area – Camel trek and overnight in berber tent
After breakfast in the riad you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people – originally slaves brought from Sudan -to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also visit the souk in Rissani , a traditional town which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctou in Mali. Here you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. Back to the village of Merzouga for some rest, in the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand-sea of Merzouga. Overnight will be at our desert camp, where you will have your dinner. For your convenience, the camp is equipped with western bathrooms.
5th Day : Merzouga Desert – Todra Gorges – Palm Groves of Tinghir – Dades Gorges
Early in the morning, your camel guide will wake you up to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life. After sunrise you will trek back to the village of Merzouga. Enroute you couldn’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in your riad, you’ll leave for Rissani , Tinghir, and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After lunch in the heart of the gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley.
6th Day : Dades Valley – Kasbah Amridil – Palm Groves of Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaat Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Ouarzazate via the Amridil Kasbah, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 18th century, now the Kasbah is a house of many Glaoui people. At night you will stop in Ouarzazat .
7th Day : Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Tizi n’Tichka Pass – Marrakech
Start the day with an early breakfast at your riad before heading to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village featuring a UNESCO World Heritage Site kasbah. Many famous films have been shot here, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara. Next, we’ll drive to Marrakech, passing through the Tizi Ntichka port, the highest point in Morocco at 2,260 meters. Along the way, we’ll stop at scenic viewpoints to take photos of Berber villages. Check in to your riad within the Medina in the late afternoon for an overnight stay.
8th : Day trip to Essaouira
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to the coastal city of Essaouira. Getting there after about a 2 and a half hour drive to start exploring the city. Walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. This “City of the Wind” attracts surfers from all over the world. Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small village with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors and washed walls, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”. You will also visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil. Here they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medicinal properties. Lunch will be free in the medina or in the port. In the afternoon you will travel back to Marrakech. Overnight at riad.
9st Day : full free day in Marrakech
Enjoy a free day in Marrakech after breakfast at your riad. Visit the Koutoubia Menaret, Saadian tombs, Palace of Bahia, and Ben Youssef Coranic School for historical and cultural interest. Explore the medina alleys to see different artisans at work before reaching Jamaa El Fna Square for lunch. Afternoon visits include the Majorelle gardens and a short tour of Gueliz, the new city of Marrakech. After dinner, opt to stroll through the square to enjoy entertainment from magicians, storytellers, tooth-pullers, and food sellers. Return to your riad for an overnight stay.
10nd Day : Marrakech – Airport
After an early breakfast in your riad, we will drive you to the airport for your flight back home and end of service .