Tour from fes
Sahara Desert Tour, Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival at Fez Airport:
This is the day of arriving, you will be fallen at the international airport of Fez Sais and our guide tour will drive you to Hotel or Riad to start our Sahara desert tour the next morning.
Day 2: Fez – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga
We will start our Sahara desert tour first by taking breakfast at the hotel and then picking you up and start driving via the High Atlas Mountains enjoying the landscapes of Morocco until we reach the clean city of Ifran which built by the French in the 1930’s. IFRANE means caves in AMAZIGH famous as Switzerland of Morocco. It attracts many visitors with its waterfalls, green nature, and European visitors may come to skiing because of its high altitude at 1665 meters or they may come to sniping. This Berber city is a fantastic cool and calm city really fashionable by The Brotherhood Private University that was established in 1997 by the king of Morocco Hassan II and the king of Saudi Arabia Fahd continuing our travel via the Cedar forest until we head up in Azrou that situated in the center of the Middle Atlas, south the city of Fes for more than 80km where you can play with monkeys and Barbarian apes. Azrou named due to an AMAZIGH word that means STONE, and that what explains the existence of three stones that made the cities of Atlas a tourist city par excellence: Stone of the city of Azrou is one of them known also as AKASHMIR, it is in the entrance of the city, overlook and control, at its summit a large crown that appears from afar. You can also, visit the cedar tree (the largest) Strategic, geographic location Butterflies and rare birds. Its radiant and attractive luster makes the AZOREAN one retain is love and constant communication with her, he aspires to know more of its history, geography, civilization and qualifications, which are not limited to, as well as visitors that relish with its magic. After we will continue via the big Cedar forest, the largest woods in Morocco at the Middle Atlas, for about 89km south the city of Fez driving towards Midelt that is situated on the foothills of the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. From vast plateau, we start passing those tough mountains, which are still established by a big Berber community then continuing our drive along the monstrous Tiz Ntalghamt pass and the Ziz Gorge taking photos and continuing the drive towards the sea sand of merzouga passing via Errachidia and then the two capitals of fossils. Heading up on south to the red colored sand sea dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga massive, up to 50 metres via, RISSANI, Sijilmassa once upon time before continuing the way to Merzouga that his huge sand dunes appearing from the horizon. After having a warm shower, you will be warmly welcomed by a cup of minty tea and night will be spend in the hotel.
Day 3: Merzouga – Khamlia – Nomad Family – Erg Chebbi Dunes
You are now in sahara guest, and people of Sahara in their lifestyle the wake up early. Therefore, you will wake up early, eat your light breakfast and then moving to the African village; the nomadic pool, KHAMLIA village lived by black skinned people originally from Mali and you will see the Gnawa people, to try their music and way of living. After we will move through an off-road to pay a visit to a nomad family discovering their lifestyle. Then, we continue our way until we reach a shade of a typical “Acacia tree” to have lunch, which will last for one hour and a half. In the afternoon, we will head back to the Hotel to have a cup of mint tea and relax to get ready for the camel ride to the camp in the heart of the desert. After a 1h and 3à minute of camel riding while enjoying the beauty of the dunes we will reach the peak of the highest sand dune for an incredible moment when seeing the grow up of the sun between the sand waves . after the supper is served with a Berber touches you may want to experience Berber GNAWA music and playing drums with them while rounding campfire at that night dinner will be served in the campsite under so many and so bright stars that you feel you could almost reach out and touch them.
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Day 4: Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud – Azrou – Fez
In early morning, our guide will aid you ride on camels guided by specialist in order to reach the highest sand dunes to experience a memorable sunrise. A moment that saved in our visitors memories when seeing a round of gold sun rising between waves of sand colorizing merzouga with golden yellow before coming back to your hotel riding your camels for breakfast ,you cannot fail to notice the shifting and changing of the shadows cast by the dunes, lengthening and shrinking as the day progresses. After taking a wash, you will be served a special Moroccan breakfast before driving to RISSANI, Sijilmassa once upon time the hometown of the Alaouist dynasty, where Moulay Ali sheriff started to unify Morocco under his red flag in the beginning of the 17th century paying a visit to the big souk where locals gather for trading all kinds of crafts, food and animals, then head up at ERFOUD the capital city of fossils that manage the DATES SEASON yearly and it was an ocean before hundreds of years. Afterwards we will continue our drive going back to Fez crossing the Ziz Valley and Ziz Gorge, amused the view of the High Atlas Mountains that are said to hold up the sky, winding your way though forested peaks, twisting mountain streams and gushing springs and spectacular, jagged walls of rock viewing Tafilalt Oasis and passing by Medilt to arrive in Azrou where we will stop for lunch and enjoy playing with monkeys on the Cedar Forests. We continue the way to reach our destination in Fes the cultural capital of Morocco.
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Day 5: Fez – Visit of Fez
Here we are in one of imperial cities that ruled Morocco in previous times. Following breakfast in the scientific capital and the spiritual city of Fes, the second largest city of Morocco that was a center of the Jewish community during the past historical times wandering the old city of Fez el Bali that is possibly may be defined as the greatest of all Medinas and by its situation and pictured alleyways modifying by the move of donkeys piled high with goods that shows the exists and the stills of traditionally life that is hugged between Fez’s people . After that another place that deserve visit is the ROYAL PALACE or DAR AL MAKHZEN when u see it u will travel back cross ages because it is characterized by giant doors made of brass and gold, and then the Jewish Headquarter, the first ever to be built in Morocco during the 16th century. Afterward we will visit the University of AL –Karaouine that built by Fatima Al Fihria in 859, the oldest in the region and in the world according to the UNESCO where we find mosques of great renown that was a place for pray and as a library and religious institutions that built by Fatima Al Fihria in 857. The mosque and the University were a center of learning for people from diverse nationalities, they were the point where many cultural were intermixed since then, and it has become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of Muslims world moving also to towards the TANNERY as well, so FEZ is famous on producing leathers, we find that the TANNERIES of SHWARARA is one of the famous ones in FEZ. After lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit the tiles cooperative and enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole Medina of Fez. Accommodation at the Hotel/Riad.
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Day 6: Fez – Airport
This is the last day of the Sahara desert tour, which means that your 6 day tours ends. When you eat your breakfast at the hotel or riad our local guide will drive you to the airport for your departure flight time.
What is included
- Free Airport arrival transfer to your hotel on the day that you arrive
- Pick up from your hotel
- Modern air conditioned Minibus
- Local guide
- Breakfasts and evening meals
What is not included
- Personal purchases, drinks, lunch, tips