Fes to Marrakech (8 Days)
Day 1: Fez
We will pick up you from the airport and take you to your accommodations.Depending on your time of arrival, we can help arrange your plans for the dayor evening.
Day 2: Fez – Midalt
After breakfast in your Riad or Hotel, our guides will lead you through the Fez medina, an 8thcentury labyrinthine city. Let us take you back in time, exploring smallwinding streets where local vendors work traditional crafts in small stalls,donkeys carry goods through the cobblestoned streets, and historical sites arehidden around every turn. The medina is rich in Islamic monuments: old mosques,the University of El-Karaoulyine, and its libraries. We’ll also be sure tovisit the southern tower for a panoramic view of the entire city.
After our tour, we’ll leave the city for Midalt, passingthrough the Middle Atlas mountain region. On the way we’ll stop in Ifrane, the“Switzerland” of Morocco, and Azrou, where we can stop to feed the localmonkeys. Your day ends in your hotel in Midelt.
Day 3: Midalt – Imilchil – Todra Gorge
In the morning we’ll take breakfast and then head off to the Todra Gorgethrough the High Atlas Mountains. This journey passes through many small Berbervillages, giving you an unique look into the daily lives of the people in thisregion. One of these, Imilchil, is perhaps most famous for its annualbetrothal festival in September. You’ll have the change to exploreImilchil, visit the lake and nearby villages in the valley, and enjoy lunch.From here we’ll finish our trip to Todra Gorge where you can settle in for theevening, relax and have dinner.
Day 4: Todra Gorge – Tinjdad – Merzouga
Depart Todra Gorge for the desert town of Merzouga. Along the way stop andexplore Tinjdad to visit the water museum and springs and learn how the wateris carried from deep in mountains to desert oasis.
After this we’ll arrive at the Erg Chebbi region of theSahara Desert where we will begin your camel trek to begin your Moroccan desertadventure! Along the way you’ll get to watch the sunset over the majesticSahara dunes. Upon arrival in camp you’ll enjoy a tajine dinner and then spendthe night in an oasis in a Berber tent.
Day 5: Merzouga
After your breakfast in the bivouac, you will travel by camel back to the hotelwhere you can shower and rest. Late morning we’ll drive around Erg Chebbi area,visiting a nomad family, gnaoua village and learning about the traditions ofthis berber area. You’ll stay the night again in the hotel.
Day 6: Merzouga – Dades Gorges – Ouarzazat
Depart after breakfast for Ouarzazat. We will cross the palm lined valleys ofTourog and Tinjdad to arrive to Dades Gorge where we can explore on foot a bitand then have lunch in local restaurant. We will continue on via El KelaaMagouna, the Valley of the Roses and the palm grove of Skoura to arrive inOuarzazate. We will get you checked into the hotel and then take you for alocal dinner.
Day 7: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech
After breakfast we will visit Taourirt Kasbah in town. From here we’ll take youto visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Our journeycontinues back towards Marrakech with a visit along the way to the traditionalHigh Atlas Berber village of Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. We will takelunch in Telouet before descending the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakech whereyou will check in to your hotel late afternoon.
Day 8: Transfer to Marakech airport:
Transfer to the Marrakech airport in time for your departure. Depending ontiming we can help you plan your day!
§ Departue of the tour: from your Riad or airoport in Fez
§ the Tour end at: your riad or airport in Marrakech