One of our most popular itineraries is the 4 days tour from Fes to Merzouga. However, during the course of these four days, you will visit a variety of locations and experience a variety of atmospheres.
Day 1: Fez – Azrou – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga
4 days tour from Fes to Merzouga, we will pick you up from your hotel / Riad in the morning after breakfast and drive you via the Middle Atlas mountains and cedar forests to Merzouga. Pass through Ifrane, a lovely ski resort, and Azrou, a significant center of crafts specializing in cedar woodwork. After passing via the Zad Pass (2178m/7146ft). Following a series of stops, We continue on to Erfoud and Errachidia through the Ziz Valley, which is lined with palm trees, and arrive at Erfoud, where we will visit the 380 million-year-old fossil quarries and see how they work and produce various artifacts. After that, we arrive at the massive Merzouga and Erg Chebbi sand dunes. You’ll be able to watch the sunset and how the color of the dunes changes during the remainder of the day. Dinner and lodging are included.
Day 2: Merzouga – Rissani – Souk/Market and Ancient Sijilmasa
We will begin our journey to Rissani, the ancient capital of the Alawites Sultans, after breakfast. Rissani is noted for its important market for sub-Saharan Sijilmassa caravans and the Moulay Ali Cherif gate, as well as a visit to Sijilmassa, the old kasbahs surrounding, palm grove, and the Market. For anyone interested in learning about the country’s history, this is an excellent location. Lunch in a local restaurant or with the family to sample the local cuisine (we may invite you home if you choose), you might be interested in sampling Al Madfouna (Berber Pizza). We returned to the hotel following lunch. Until dinner, you have free time to relax, walk around town, or climb the dunes. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays are market days ( we can organize the day of visit to be the market day).
Day 3: Merzouga tour of area sightseeing – Khamelia – Nomadas – Camel
We’ll get up early in the morning to view the sunrise, then return to your riad for breakfast and some relaxation before embarking on an incredible trip!!!
We’ll go to Khamlia (a South African community with colored residents), where we’ll learn about their lifestyle and enjoy a little Gnawa song and dance presentation. After that, we’ll take a detour beyond the dunes, passing through abandoned French settlements, the Mifiss mines where the Khol is extracted, and other local stones before stopping for tea with a nomadic family in the heart of the desert plateaus and seeing their way of life. Then our skilled drivers will take us into the Erg Chebbi (red desert) sands, where they will ride us down the slopes of the enormous dunes like a roller coaster.
Stop to photograph the magnificent “sand sea.” At midday, we can have lunch in a village restaurant or with a Berber family to sample the local cuisine, learn about their culture, and discover their way of life. Enjoy your time with them and get some henna tattoos. The camels will be waiting for you in the afternoon, and you will be accompanied by an expert camel guy to explore the enigmatic Erg-Chebbi sand-sea and appreciate the grandeur of the Sahara desert, See it! It’s palpable! It’s fantastic.
You’ll have time to rest in your nomad tents while watching the sunset over the golden dunes. Watching the sunset over the golden dunes is a simple, meaningful, and stunning experience, and you’ll have supper in front of the camp, where you’ll spend your first night under canvas – or, if you prefer, beneath the stars. We may invite Berber nomad musicians to play traditional music with drums and dance around the campfire if you wish it. Our camp is equipped with western restrooms and showers for your comfort.
Day 4: Desert camp -Merzouga -Midelt – Fez
We recommend seeing a sunrise in the desert, so we’ll wake up early today. Return to the tent for breakfast after watching the dawn, and then by camel to Merzouga, where we will recover and prepare for an incredible experience!!! We continued our journey via the Ziz valley, passing the port of Tizi-n-Talghomt and arriving in Midelt after passing through the Ziz valley, which has a gigantic palm tree in the shape of a snake. Consumption of free time ( Not included). After lunch, we’ll go to the cedar forest, where we’ll witness monkeys in their natural habitat, before passing through Ifrane (known as Morocco’s Switzerland) and arriving in Fez, Morocco’s cultural center. Transfer to your hotel or the location you’ve specified. Our services are now completed.
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At the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is located. Although it is the kingdom’s tourism hub, it is just the country’s fourth-largest city, behind Casablanca, Rabat, and Fez.
Youssef Ibn Tachfine, the first monarch of the Almoravid dynasty, built the city in 1062. Several dynasties succeeded one another, each leaving monuments and locations of significant oral and material heritage for posterity.
The city is separated into two different segments in its current configuration:
The ancient hub of Marrakech is the Medina, which is enclosed by high walls for about 10 kilometers. We stay in grand old mansions that have been converted into hotels or guest homes. Thus, before being created in the early 2000s to accommodate the public, Medina’s gardens were a noble castle. The souks, which are popular with visitors, are located in the medina, as is the Jemaa El Fna plaza, which represents Marrakech internationally. Its maze of little alleyways and dozens of stores make visitors happy and provide a change of environment. The city’s symbol, the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque, which dates from the 12th century, can be seen for kilometers. The Medina, however, is much more than a tourist attraction. A sizable fraction of the population still resides there.
Marrakech is also a new city, with Guéliz and the Hivernage as its main districts. The Guéliz is now the heart of the city’s business district. During the Protectorate, it was founded by the French. Many hotel complexes are found in the Hivernage neighborhood.
Aside from these two new but “historic” districts, there are now additional surrounding regions that are expanding at a rapid rate to meet the demands of population expansion. As a result, the city is continually growing, particularly to the west, with the addition of several new residential areas.
Marrakech currently boasts approximately a million residents, all of whom are connected by a standard of living and a manner of life that the rest of the world admires!
Ifrane is a Moroccan city in northern Morocco’s Middle Atlas area (population 73,782 as of November 2014). 2008, MB-Ifrane, “Population of Ifrane, Morocco.” Ifrane is the capital of the province of Ifrane, which is part of the Fès-Meknès region. Hong Kong Observatory, 2003, web: HKO-Ifrane, “Climatological Information for Ifrane, Morocco.” The word “Ifran” implies caverns in Tamazight, the local Berber language.
Because of its Alpine environment, the French authority founded the current town of Ifrane in 1928 during the protectorate period. Ifrane was planned as a “hill station” or colonial town. It’s a mountain vacation town where Europeans may escape the tropical colonies’ summer heat. Ifrane is also well-known for its altitude training.
The earliest permanent village in the area was created in the 16th century by the Sharif of Sîdî ‘Abd al-Salâm in the Tizguit Valley, seven kilometers downstream from the modern town. Ifrane is a “garden city” and a colonial “hill station.” It’s also a college town, a mountain resort, a regional administrative headquarters, and a “imperial city.”
The Sahara, one of Africa’s greatest natural wonders, is there in front of you, not just in a geography textbook. Beyond the horizon, you can see the desert’s white sun and the dunes of various hues of yellow. Of course, the scale is impressive: the sand dunes appear to go on forever.
In the Sahara, you can only travel on a tour, not on your own. This is mostly done to ensure the safety of tourists. During the journey, you will sample traditional desert cuisine, hear authentic Berber songs and music, and learn about their way of life and culture. The balloon journey, as well as the ride on quad bikes, skis, or snowboards across the gigantic dunes, will be spectacular! You may even spend the night in the desert in a customized tent, savoring the light of faraway stars.