Grand tour from Fez to Marrakech


Day 1 : arrival in Fes

Meeting with the guide at the airport and transfer to the riad. Guided tour of the city. It founded the city in 808 by a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad, a “cherif”, ie a man and a holy. The old city, the medina, has remained virtually unchanged from the ninth century to the present. It is an open air museum, where time seems to stand still. Its medina, the largest and most famous in the Arab world, is a labyrinth of colors, where you can move only on foot, and there are so narrow streets that are hard to pass in two. Dinner and overnight in riad.

Day 2 : Fes,Sightseeing

Second day dedicated to the cultural capital of the country. Guided tour. Dinner and overnight in riad.

Day 3: Fes /Merzouga

After breakfast we leave for Merzouga, one of the gates of the desert. First stop: Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco, the mountain tourist center built by the French in the ’30s. Along the way they gather Azrou, village of Berber origin, located in the heart of a natural park of 53,000 hectares on a limestone plateau bordered by forests of cedars and oaks, inhabited by monkeys. It will then take the road that climbs the Middle Atlas to the town of Midelt, and you get to Merzouga, one of the gates of the desert. They dine and sleep in the hotel board dunes.

Day 4: Merzouga, the dune

After breakfast we will take the 4 × 4 for a tour to the deposits of fossils, shells and mollusks, sea traces that 10 million years ago covered the desert. It then moves to the small and ancient village of Tissrdmin where were shot many films, taking the road that was once the route of the Paris – Dakar. It makes a stop at the village of Kamlia, famous for its inhabitants from black Africa and the gnaua music. From here we head to the lake Dayet Srji with its pink flamingos. It will return then to the hotel to relax before taking the dromedaries for the crossing of the dunes: an hour and a half to reach the Berber tents, just in time to watch the sunset. Spend the night here, after dinner, and in front of the stars of the show.

Day 5: Merzouga / Boumalne

Wake up early to see the sun peeping through the sand dunes, you fall into hotel, by camel and from here, after a shower and breakfast, starts the tour of the South, in the direction of the spectacular gorges Todra, where it was shot on film Lawrence of Arabia. We continue to Boumalne Dades where we begin the same name 25 km long valley leading down to the gorges. Along this valley is all a succession of ksour, in the heart of cultivated fields and orchards. Overnight and dinner.

Day 6: Boumalne / Ait Benhaddou

After breakfast we continue along the Valley of Roses, doing the road of a thousand kasbah, the typical constructions of southern Morocco. It will make a stop in the main town of the valley, El-Kalaa M’Gouna, famous precisely for the flowering of damask rose used to produce oils and beauty products. You head to Skoura to visit the Kasbah of this area and stop for lunch. Go ahead to Ouarzazate to visit the largest film studios and famous from all over Africa, the Atlas Studios, where films such as Gladiator and Babel, Jesus of Nazareth and The Desert. It makes a stop at the kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate always. Continue to Ait Benhaddou, UNESCO world heritage site. Dinner and overnight in riad.

Day 7: Ait Benhaddou / Marrakech

Visit of Ait and departure to Marrakech. South of the capital, red-ocher city, gateway to the desert and above all immense tourist site, Marrakech knows amaze anyone who is fascinated by its smells and colors. Marrakech is the place of the seven saints, all guardians of the soul of the city and representatives of the spiritual search. The dazzling light and changing, drawing the horizon. There is the Djemaa el-Fna square, site classified by Unesco world heritage site not for its beauty or for the town plan for the things that happen to you. Almost a sort of court of miracles, the backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock in the film The Man Who Knew Too Much, and described by the Nobel Prize for literature Elias Canetti in the book Voices of Marrakesh.

Day 8:Marrakech, visit

Morning dedicated to Marrakech, tourist capital of Morocco, with guided tour of the city; Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight in riad.

Day 9:Marrakech return

Accompanying the airport for the return flight.

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