Luxury Fes Tours suggests this 8 days tour from Tangier to marrakech desert tour and Fes to explore the best sights of Morocco for the most exquisite holiday ever. Join us for more details on this tour.
Day 1: Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen
You will meet our driver either in the airport or in your accommodation. On the way to Chefchaouen, we will have a stop in Tetouan. This city was a constructed by Spanish architects during the early 20th century. It served as a back yard of Spain where Spanish settlers used to spend holidays. It is known in Morocco as the Spanish city due to its Spanish style buildings. After a short tour in Tetouan, we will arrive to Chefchaouen in the afternoon. This small town is founded as a secret mysterious space. It is hidden from the attacks of the Portuguese by two mountains standing upon it like two horns. even its name is derived from them. Chefchaouen means in Tamazight (Berber), “Look at the Horns!” The first Europeans to enter the city were Spanish troops in 1920. Upon our arrival in Chefchaouen, we will have our first contact with the city’s friendly locals. They will provide us with some of the secrets of the mysteries of their lifestyle. This trip will provide us with the opportunity to uncover its blue walls and see through them the silences of Morocco and the Mediterranean. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Roman Ruins – Meknes – Fez:
We will dive with this fascinating trip deeper in Morocco. Across the mountain villages of Jbala, we will arrive to Meknes. We will give the famous roman ruins of Volubilis a chance to take us in a time voyage. These ruins date back to the 5th century BC. Some of the original mosaics are very well preserved. Our local guide will take us to a see the shrine of the holly Sufi saint of Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. He reigned as the very first Sultan in Morocco as well as the Maghreb.
After this visit, we will continue to Meknes, which was the first capital of the current dynasty under the rule of Moulay Ismail. This city is famous for its 40 km long walls. The Alouite Dynasty built them to sustain the cannons of the local and foreign powers seeking to seize control Morocco. They preserve one of the most beautiful gates of Morocco: Bab Al Mansour. These walls also defend a big reservoir of water as well as vast gardens constructed for military purposes. European captives were held in an underground prison. This prison along with the Bab Al Mansour gate are designed by a Portuguese captive as a price for his freedom after arresting him along with Portuguese corsairs on the costs of the kingdom attacking the navy of Sultan. After lunch, our local guide will take us to visit the Royal Stables, which housed up to 12,000 horses of the Sultan Moulay Ismail. We will also visit the granaries and Lahdim Square. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Fez. Overnight in a Riad/Hotel
Day 3: Fez – Fez:
Our local Fes medina guide and driver will meet you in order to walk inside Fes old Medina, we will continue our journey to unveil the mystics of the Imperial city of Fez. This city is the crown of Moroccan heritage and history. It is the spiritual, cultural and intellectual capital of the Kingdom. It holds one of the best institutes of Arabic and Islamic studies in the world such as the Qaraouine University and the Arabic Language Institute (ALIF). It is a strong hold of both conservative and Modernist communities. In Morocco, Fez is the second biggest city.
This fascinating trip will lead us to stroll in its various districts and appreciate its millennial age walls and houses. We will have time to see the new area of the old medina or Fez el-Jdid. This area encloses the Mullah (Jewish Quarter) and the golden Gate of the Royal Palace. Our tour also includes the Ville Nouvelle (Villa Nueva) or French zone in the northwest of the city. In Fez el Bali inside the walls
, or the old Fez (8th century), we will wander in maze like small streets to have a feeling of transcendence over the power of time. We will encounter potters and smiths. We will also meet artisans and donkeys laden with goods from diverse backgrounds and coexist with visitors wandering its labyrinthine streets. In the souk and tanneries, we will be able to partake the artisan process inherited from ancestors since the medieval ages to get that colourful leather. Lunch will be in one of the traditional and luxurious restaurants in the old medina. After lunch, we will continue to explore the old medina and enjoy a wonderful sunset on one of the terraces of the vibrant cafes. Accommodation in a local Riad
Day 4: Fez – Ifrane – Monkeys forest – Erfoud – Merzouga desert:
Early in the morning and after breakfast, we will leave for Midelt through the middle Atlas Mountains crowned with century old cedar woods. We will arrive in Midelt will all their stout looking minarets standing upon in a guardian like posture.
frane is a “European town lost in the jungle of Morocco”, as the French saying goes. French architects designed this city during the 1930s. It resembles to the small clean cities of the Alps.
The royal family as well as the government gave it a special consideration keeping it clean and organized for visitors especially Moroccans in summertime. It also hosts an international University with English as its main language focus and an American Curriculum. It also has a charming ski resort. Our journey will take us After the Zad pass (2,178m), we will arrive in Midelt for lunch.
In the afternoon, our drive will lead through welcoming Berber villages to Er-Rachidia, Erfoud then Rissani. We will arrive to the edgeof the Erg Chebbi dune line in Merzouga to meet our desert guide. His camel friend will carry us through invisible pathways in the heart of the golden sand. This ride will take us in surreal natural combinations of the blue sky tainted with pink sunset and golden sand. We will spend the night under the Milky Way and Stars in a Nomad desert camp attending an exotic dancing party around a fire camp.
Day 5: Merzouga – Boumalen Dades - Skoura palm grove – Ouarzazate:
Early in the morning, our blue covered camel man will wake us up to appreciate the sunrise. He will take us back through the same invisible pathway to see a beautiful sunrise. Our camel man will serve us a nourishing and nomadic local breakfast meal in the desert camp, and then carry us back through invisible pathways in the golden sand dunes to Merzouga. We will enjoy a fascinating ride on the backs of friendly camels following their blue human friend.
On our way to Ouarzazate, we will come across one the most beautiful villages named Ksar of Touroug. This Ksar is a castle framed by a spectacular oasis built to protect its residents from the attacks of the local rebel tribes. Lunch will be in Tinjdad or Tinrghir, twin villages on the bottom of the anti-Atlas. We will proceed on our excursion to walk through the gorges of Todra. Our road trip will give us a break to appreciate the beautiful Dades Valley of Boulmane and visit Kalaat M’gouna or the Rose Valley. This valley is famous for its massive production of roses. Once we arrive to Ouarzazate we will visit one of the most beautiful Kasbahs in Morocco. These Kasbahs used to function as fortifications to protect the population from foreign and rebellious attacks of local tribes. Depending on time, there will be a possibility to visit Taourirte Kasbah, which was the residence of the Pasha from Marrakech. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet -Marrakech:
The mornings in the region are fascinating with a blue sky and clear sunshine. Early in the morning and after appreciating this morning, we will proceed to Marrakesh through Tizi- Ntichka pass (2260m). We will visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This Kasbah served as a Palace of Pasha Glaoui. He was the richest man in Morocco as well as the most powerful lord in the Atlas. He served the Sultan as the Pasha of Marrakech. In 1987, UNESCO classified this Kasbah as a World Heritage. Then we will continue our journey to the Capital of The Pasha of Marrakech visiting its Kasbah Telouet.
This Kasbah was his strong hold. In this Kasbah, he used to
host world famous intellectuals, influential figures as well as Politicians. George Orwell and many other VIPs resided in this Kasbah during their visit to it. After lunch, we will take the road curves of Tizi- Ntichka that offers a spectacular panorama on the plains of the Haouz. Our last stop for today’s road trip will be in Marrakech. Overnight in Riad/Hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech – Marrakech:
Our local Marrakech medina guide and driver will meet you in the morning in order to walk inside Marrakech old Medina, and we will continue our journey in uncovering the mystics of Morocco. You will visit many places that make up the city of Marrakesh. It is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, the most outstanding of them. The UNESCO recognizes numerous monuments as World Heritage Sites. In its famous square Jemaa el Fna, we will wander among many Moroccan mystical characters. They will mystically carry us away in our psychedelic memory through the winding streets of the Medina, to Jemaa el Fna Square. This square stages scenes of countless outdoor activities: Jugglers, musicians, fakirs, and snake charmers. They wake all our senses with their multiple sounds, aromas, flavours and colours that characterize it. We will also give the modern city Gueliz, Palmerie, and the Mullah (the Jewish quarter) a chance to take us in a time voyage. Overnight in our Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Airport:
Today, we will take you to the Marrakech Airport for your flight back wishing you a good trip back home.
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