Explore the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco on this 10-day desert tour from Fes. Begin by visiting the picturesque mountain City of Chefchaouen, known for its blue-painted buildings and stunning views. Next, head to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, and take a tour of the famous Hassan II Mosque.
Continue to Essaouira, a charming coastal city known for its UNESCO-listed medina and beautiful beaches. Next, head to Agadir, a modern beach resort city with a lively souk, where you can shop for traditional crafts. Then, take a trip to Marrakech, a vibrant city full of history, culture, and delicious food. Take a trip to the Dades Gorges, a stunning valley with towering rock formations and a beautiful oasis.
Finally, experience the magic of the Sahara desert on a camel trek and discover sand dunes of Merzouga, where you will spend the night in a luxury desert camp. Return to Fes and end the tour which promises to be a journey of a lifetime, and will leave you with memories that will last forever.
Welcome to the ancient city of Fes, the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco. Your tour begins with a visit to the Fes El Bali, the oldest and most vibrant part of the city. This UNESCO-listed medina is a maze of narrow streets and alleys, lined with traditional craftsmen and merchants selling everything from pottery to textiles.
You will visit some of the most important historical sites in the city, such as the Bou Inania Madrasa, a 14th-century Islamic school, and the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century palace with beautiful gardens and ornate architecture. You will also have the opportunity to explore the city’s famous leather tanneries, where you can see the traditional process of tanning leather and even purchase some of the beautiful leather goods on offer.
You will also have time to wander the streets of the medina, taking in the sights and sounds of this ancient city. You will see the different crafts and traditional trades that have been passed down for generations, such as pottery, weaving, metalworking, and more. Along the way, you will also have the chance to stop for lunch or a traditional Moroccan mint tea.
At the end of the day, you will have a deeper understanding of the rich history and culture of Fes, and an appreciation for the artisans who continue to preserve these traditional crafts.
Today you’ll leave Fes and head to the picturesque city of Chefchaouen, also known as the “blue city.” The city is known for its beautiful blue-painted buildings and stunning views of the surrounding Rif Mountains. As you explore the city, you’ll see the unique architecture, characterized by white-washed houses with blue doors and shutters. The blue color is said to symbolize the sky and heaven, and it also serves as a natural insect repellent.
You’ll have the opportunity to wander through the charming streets of the old medina, admire the colorful markets, and take in the fresh mountain air. You can also take a hike to the nearby Spanish mosque for panoramic views of the city and the Rif mountains, or visit one of the city’s many waterfalls.
In the evening, you’ll have the chance to try Moroccan cuisine and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the city. Chefchaouen is also known for its handmade crafts such as woolen blankets, pottery, and woven goods.
This charming city offers a relaxed and serene atmosphere, in sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of Fes, and it’s a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of the Rif Mountains.
After breakfast, you’ll leave Chefchaouen and head towards the coastal city of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. You’ll begin your day with a visit to the Royal Palace of Rabat, the official residence of the King of Morocco, and the Hassan Tower, an incomplete mosque tower that dates back to the 12th century.
Afterward, We’ll continue to Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. Here, you’ll take a tour of the famous Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. The mosque boasts a stunning combination of traditional Moroccan and modern design, with a 210-meter minaret and a vast prayer hall that can accommodate 25,000 worshippers.
You’ll end the day with a stroll along the Corniche, a seaside promenade that offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean, and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ocean breeze.
Today, you’ll leave Casablanca and head towards the coastal City of Essaouira, also known as the “Windy City.” Essaouira is known for its UNESCO-listed medina, a charming blend of Moroccan and European architecture.
As you explore the medina, you’ll see the ancient ramparts, the Skala de la Ville, and the Moulay Hassan Square. You can also visit the Essaouira Citadel, a well-preserved 18th-century fortress that offers panoramic views of the town and the sea.
In addition to the historical sites, Essaouira is also known for its beautiful beaches, and you’ll have the opportunity to take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze. The town is also a center for arts and culture, and you can visit the local art galleries and craft workshops to see the work of local artisans.
You’ll also have the chance to sample the local cuisine, which is a blend of Moroccan and Mediterranean flavors. Essaouira is famous for its seafood, and you can try a variety of dishes such as grilled fish, seafood stew, and seafood couscous.
At the end of the day, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the rich history and culture of Essaouira and its strategic importance in the region.
Continue your Tour, As leave Essaouira and head towards the coastal city of Agadir, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. On the way, you’ll drive along the Atlantic coast, taking in the stunning views of the ocean and passing by small fishing villages.
Once you arrive in Agadir, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s famous beach, where you can relax on the sandy beaches, swim in the warm waters of the Atlantic, or take a camel ride along the beach.
You’ll also visit the Agadir Kasbah, an ancient fortress that offers panoramic views of the city and the ocean. The Kasbah is a great place to learn about the history of the region and the Berber people.
In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to visit the local souk, where you can shop for Moroccan crafts such as pottery, textiles, and jewelry. Agadir is also known for its vibrant nightlife, and you can enjoy dinner in one of the city’s many restaurants and then head out to experience the nightlife.
You’ll end the day with a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty and modern amenities of the city, as well as the rich culture and history of the region.
Today, you’ll leave the coastal city of Agadir and head towards the historical city of Marrakech, also known as the “Red City.” Marrakech is one of the most important and largest cities in Morocco and is famous for its rich history, culture, and architecture.
As you enter the city, you’ll be greeted by the impressive Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakech and the city’s most iconic landmark. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Bahia Palace, a stunning 19th-century palace that showcases the opulence and extravagance of the Moroccan aristocracy.
You’ll also explore the famous souks of Marrakech, where you can shop for traditional Moroccan crafts such as pottery, textiles, and jewelry. The souks are a maze of narrow streets and alleys, and you can lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of the markets.
In the afternoon, end the day with dinner in your riad.
The desert tour has just start! Leave Marrakech and head towards the High Atlas Mountains. On the way, you’ll pass through the UNESCO World Heritage site Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village that has been used as a location for many movies, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones. The village is well known for its traditional earthen architecture and is a great place to learn about the history and culture of the region.
You’ll also pass through Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” due to its popularity as a film location. The city is home to the Atlas Studios, where many famous movies have been filmed.
In the evening, you’ll have the chance to relax and enjoy a Berber dinner, and spend the night in a local hotel in Dades Gorges.
This day will be an unforgettable experience, where you’ll discover the natural beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, the UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the film-famous Ouarzazate, and the rich culture and history of the region.
In the morning and after an amazing breakfast, you’ll leave Boumalne Dades and head towards the Todra Gorges, a spectacular natural wonder located in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. The gorges are a popular destination for hikers and rock climbers and offer breathtaking views of the rocky cliffs and the Todra River below.
After exploring the Todra Gorges, you’ll continue on to the desert town of Merzouga, where you’ll experience the thrill of camel trekking in the Sahara Desert. You’ll embark on a journey through the vast desert landscape, taking in the breathtaking views of the endless dunes and the stunning sunsets.
As the night falls, you’ll set up camp in the middle of the desert and spend the night under the starry sky. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a Berber dinner and listen to traditional music around a campfire.
This day will be a highlight of the tour, where you’ll discover the natural beauty of the Todra Gorges and the Sahara Desert, and have a unique and authentic experience of the nomadic desert life.
Wake early to catch the sunrise before trying your skills on sandboarding. leave the desert town of Merzouga and head back to Fes, but not before making a few stops along the way.
You’ll pass through the town of Midelt, located in the Middle Atlas Mountains, known for its apple and cherry orchards. You’ll have the opportunity to taste the delicious local fruit and learn about the agricultural practices of the region.
Next, you’ll stop in Azrou, a small town located in the cedar forest. The town is home to a population of Barbary macaques, and you’ll have the opportunity to see these monkeys in their natural habitat.
You’ll also visit the charming ski resort town of Ifrane, known for its alpine-style architecture and year-round cooler climate. You’ll have the chance to stroll through the town and take in the beautiful scenery.
Finally, you’ll arrive in Fes, where you’ll have the evening to relax and reflect on the amazing experiences you’ve had on this tour.
Today is the last day of your 10-day desert tour from Fes. You’ll have the morning to pack and check out of your hotel, and say goodbye to the beautiful country of Morocco.
You’ll be transferred to the airport or to your next destination, with the memories of the stunning landscapes, the rich culture, and the friendly people of Morocco that you’ve encountered during this tour.
Your desert tour from Fes has been an unforgettable experience, and we hope you’ll consider coming back to explore more of Morocco in the future.
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