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From Fez: Sahara Desert 2-Day Tour with Merzouga Camp Stay

1. From Fez: Sahara Desert 2-Day Tour with Merzouga Camp Stay

Day 1: Fez -Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz valley- Merzouga Today, on Fez desert tours 2 days Pick up 07.30 am from hotel/riad. Travel from Fez to the Merzouga desert. But; this is not an ordinary drive. We will stop along the way in a number of enjoyable destinations. Firstly, stop at Ifrane, the alpine-style townhome to ski slopes. Secondly, cedar forests are situated in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains to observe and feed the Barbary Monkey. After that, Moving to the popular pitstop of Midelt. ( break for lunch) Then, carrying on through the lush green Ziz Valley and making the last stop in Erfoud. Upon, arrival at Merzouga, transfer to the hotel to store your luggage. The camels will be waiting for you for a camel trekking experience (around 45 min) to enjoy the sunset on camelback to nomad tents where you will have dinner under the starry sky with a Berber folklore show (overnight desert camp). Day 2: Merzouga- Back to Fez Get up, early for the beckoning Erg Chebbi sunrise and deliciouse breakfast. Then prepare yourself to leave the camping to your distination fez with some stops on the way. (Break for lunch-on your own). Drop off. (Your hotel/riad Fez).

Fez: Old Medina Guided Walking Tour

2. Fez: Old Medina Guided Walking Tour

Explore the narrow alleyways and bustling markets of the Old Medina of Fez on a guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the ancient city and learn about its rich history and culture. Begin your tour with a convenient pickup from your accommodation and set out to visit the largest medina in the world. Follow your guide as you head into the heart of the medina and discover a place that has remained largely unchanged over centuries. See the most important sites, including the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, the Al-Attarine Madrasa, the souks of Fez, and more. Marvel at the bustling markets and stop by artisan workshops to see master craftsmen at work. Learn about the history and culture of this fascinating city as you navigate the maze-like streets of the medina and interact with locals while shopping for souvenirs. After a few hours of exploring, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Fez Medina Guided Tour

3. Fez Medina Guided Tour

After a pick-up at your hotel or riad in Fez, head out on a guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled-in cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with shops selling fresh fruits, spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and numerous other art and craft items from Morocco. Visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860 (note that non-Muslims are not permitted to enter). Take in other sites including the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bouaanania Medersa, dating from the 13th century and the Batha Palace, which is now a museum of arts and traditions.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

4. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities, on a guided 3-day tour. Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Dades (1st night at Kasbah Amazigh) Start your tour with an early pickup. Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in the morning before crossing the High Atlas Mountains towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk in the village, enjoy a leisurely lunch in Ait-Ben-Haddou. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades via Ouarzazate. Take a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop. Reach the way to Dades Valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then, continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh. Day 2: Dades — Merzouga Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Set out on a journey along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir, an oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk by the river bank all the way to Todgha Gorges. Here, get some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch.  Early in the afternoon, walk to Merzouga, where your camel caravan awaits. From here, ride your camel through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi while enjoying a mesmerizing sunset.  Before dark, reach your Sahara desert camp nestled between the dunes, where you will eat a Moroccan dinner under the stars while being entertained by local nomads playing their drums around the campfire. After the campfire, relax in your standard or luxury tent, depending on which one you choose. The standard tents are basic accommodation, while a private tent is subject to availability. The toilets are right outside, with facilities to freshen up in a shared room. If you choose the luxury tent, it is located in a more isolated and scenic area, providing extra comfort, and a guaranteed private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers, and a rich dinner and breakfast. Day 3: Merzouga — Fes  Get woken up by your desert hosts if you wish to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, drive along the Ziz River with its amazing oasis lined with palm trees and fortified ksours (castles) all the way to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, your lunch stop for the day. In the afternoon, continue crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. Notice a dramatic change in the landscape: snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and rich vegetation, a complete 180 from the arid and rocky landscapes of the rest of the tour.  End your Marrakech to Fes desert tour in the early evening as your driver takes you to your riad or hotel in Fes.

3-Day Desert Tour to Fes Fraom Marrakech

5. 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes Fraom Marrakech

Explore Morocco's royal capitals of Fez and Marrakech on a 3-day guided tour. First day: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Dades (his 1st night at Kasbah Amajig) Start your tour with an early pick-up. Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in the morning before crossing the High Atlas Mountains to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk through the village, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Ait Ben Haddou. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades via Ouarzazate. Embark on a cruise along the Dades River against a spectacular sunset backdrop. Arrive in the Dades Valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel, eat and stay overnight at Kasbah Amazy. The 2nd day: Dades-Merzouga Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Take the journey to Tingir along the 1001 Kasbah Road. It is an oasis where he has the opportunity to take an hour's walk along the river to Togga Gorge. Here you will have some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch. In the early afternoon, hike to Merzouga, where a camel caravan awaits you. From here, take a camel ride through the Erg Chebbi dunes and enjoy a mesmerizing sunset. Arrive at a Sahara desert camp among the dunes before dark and enjoy a Moroccan dinner under the stars while listening to local nomads playing drums around a campfire. After the campfire, relax in your choice of standard or deluxe tent. Standard tents are basic accommodation, while private tents are subject to availability. Toilets are right in front of the door and you can freshen up in the common room. If you choose a luxury tent, you are guaranteed a private tent, located in a more secluded and scenic area that not only offers you extra comfort, but also a private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers, and a sumptuous dinner and breakfast. Third day: Merzouga – Fes If you want to see the sunrise, have your host wake you up in the desert. After breakfast drive to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, along the Ziz river with its stunning palm-lined oasis and fortified ksur (castle). This is my lunch break for the day. In the afternoon we continue over the Central Atlas Mountains to Fes. Notice the dramatic change in scenery. Snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and lush vegetation contrast with the dry, rocky landscape of the rest of the tour. Marrakech to Fez desert tour ends in the evening and your driver will drop you off at your Riad or hotel in Fez.

"Timeless Splendor: Fez Medina's Ancient Heritage Unveiled"

6. "Timeless Splendor: Fez Medina's Ancient Heritage Unveiled"

Your experienced and knowledgeable guide (English; French; Spanish) from samitrip will pick you up from your hotel or riad at 10am to explore the Fes medina and its souks. You will have the opportunity to see the world famous tanneries, the oldest university in the world and the superb Koranic school, and to visit the city ramparts and the pretty entrance and exit gates of the medina, as well as a breathtaking panoramic view of the old town. visit the ceramics factory, the royal palace and the mellah (Jewish quarter). You'll begin the tour with the guided walking tour of the medina itself, a unesco World Heritage Site, a maze of 9,600 winding, winding alleys and the largest urbanized pedestrian zone in the world. Here we will first visit Place Seffarine where you can see (and hear!) the metalworkers who play there play in the traditional way using copper, brass and pewter. Passing through the winding corridors, you will visit the famous tanneries, then Al Quarawiyyine University, the oldest university in the world and very important for Islam. It has been gloriously decorated and recently restored to its former glory. From stacked vegetables in the souk of Attarine to the exquisitely decorated medersa, then you will visit Nejjarine square and its beautiful mozaic, blue and white public fountain, the carpentry museum and its caravanserai. Your trip will continue with a visit to the city walls of Fez with an air-conditioned car, to see the old ramparts and many pretty Babs to the South Tower, a French-built fortress built on a hill overlooking the medina and offering stuning view. of the old town and surrounding area, then drive to a ceramics factory where you can see the potters doing their trade and using the kilns to make their ceramic wares. Here you will also have the chance to see traditional blue and white Fassi pottery at unbeatable prices as well as other designs in a myriad of colors. Next, head to the mighty Dar El Makhzen, the royal palace of Fez with its seven enormous bronze entrance doors. Then a short drive to the magnificent Bab Boujloud, the huge main gate of the medina, engraved on one side in blue tiles for Fez and on the other in green for Islam. At the end of the day, your samitrip guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

Fes To Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour

7. Fes To Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour

Travel between the 2 imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech with a Moroccan desert tour. On this 3-day guided excursion, discover the secrets of the Sahara desert. Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Merzouga You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Fes and head first to the fertile plains of Sais and to the cedar forests in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Stop for lunch in Midelt, then continue along the majestic Ziz River, where palms stand in fortified kasbahs. Drive to Erfoud through the oasis and continue on to Merzouga, where you’ll climb onto your camel and follow your guide for a stunning ride through the orange dunes. From the back of these animals, you’ll watch the sun set over the dunes. You’ll then spend the night in a desert camp, to experience the nomad life. If you select the upgrade on checkout, you’ll spend the night in a luxurious en suite camping set-up. Day 2: Merzouga – Dades Wake up early in the morning to watch the sun rising over the desert before breakfast. Your first stop of the day will be to Rissani, known for being the location of the mausoleum of the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco. Then, head to Tinghir on the route of the 1000 kasbahs, exploring the kasours and oases in the High Atlas mountain range. Take an hour to explore the Todgha River and admire this beautiful site and the canyons. Before lunch, visit the Berber village of Azrou with your guide to discover their traditional lifestyle. In the afternoon, you’ll drive to the Dades Valley to visit one of the oldest kasbahs in the region. You’ll then be dropped off at your guest house or hotel in Dades. Day 3: Dades – Kelaa Mgouna – Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – Marrakech After breakfast at your hotel, travel to Kelaa Mgouna in the Rose Valley, a famous rose plantation. Visit one of the rose growers’ cooperatives and discover how the workers mix distilled rose water to create scents. Continue along the kasbahs to Ouarzazate, known as the “door of the Sahara”, often used as a filming location. Next you’re off to Kasbah Ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO-listed fortified village. Explore this beautiful site with your guide and learn more about its Moroccan earthen clay architecture. In the afternoon, take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the Atlas Mountains, where Berbers have been living for centuries. You’ll arrive back in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

Meknes & Volubilis: Full-Day Trip from Fez

8. Meknes & Volubilis: Full-Day Trip from Fez

On a captivating full-day trip from Fez to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, and Meknes, immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural treasures of Morocco. Begin your adventure at the ancient Roman city of Volubilis, a Unesco World Heritage site. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins, majestic arches, and mosaic artworks that offer insights into the sophisticated Roman civilization. Continue to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a picturesque town nestled in the foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Explore the winding streets, visit the sacred mausoleum of Moulay Idriss I, and witness the spiritual essence of this holy site. Conclude your journey in Meknes, an imperial city known for its impressive architecture. Explore the vibrant medina, admire the craftsmanship of the Bab Mansour gate, and discover hidden gems in the bustling souks. Reflect on the fascinating sights, captivating stories, and cultural richness encountered throughout the day as you return to Fez. Book now for an unforgettable exploration where history, architecture, and spirituality intertwine to create an immersive and enlightening experience.

Fes Cultural Day Tour

9. Fes Cultural Day Tour

Visit the blue gate known as Bab Boujloud. Take amazing pictures of the Jewish Quarter of the city, built in 1438. Gaze upon the Ibn Danan synagogue, one of the oldest buildings of its kind in North Africa. Hear of the history of the synagogue in Fes-Mellah.  Explore the King's palace, paying close attention to the beauty of the marble and copper gates. Discover the culinary delights for yourself, as the tour gives you free time for your own lunch. Wander the streets of Fes, browsing at various shops lined with fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, and handcrafted items. Admire Islamic mosques, one founded in 859, and another founded in 1351-56. Learn the history the religion has in this region and the many aspects of the devout lives. 

Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca

10. Fez Guided Tour with lunch from Casablanca

This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Hassan II Mosque, Blvd Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, asablanca 20450 Morocco If time permit Stop At: Fontaine Nejjarine, Fes Morocco The Nejjarine Museum of Arts and Crafts and see traditional tools used by artisans, carpets, barbarians, and musical instruments. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Bab Bou Jeloud, Fes Morocco One of the most beautiful gates in the city. Built-in the 12th century, it is covered with blue and green ceramics and is the most convenient access door to enter Madinah. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Aben Danan Synagogue, Fes Morocco See Ibn Danan synagogue, the largest and oldest synagogues in North Africa. The date of its construction goes back to the Moroccan Sultan Al-Rasheed Ben Ali Al-Sharif. The building was renovated in 1870 and the Jewish community fought to preserve it. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), Fes el-Bali Qayruwan quarters, Fes 30030 Morocco This university and the mosque located in the heart of the city. It has been classified by UNESCO as the oldest educational institution operating continuously in the world. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Chouara Tannery, Hay Lablida Chouara, Fes 30030 Morocco If you are a leather fun this is the best place for you to discover and explore how they make the original leather Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Art D'Argile, N 41 Hay Lala Yakout Rue N3 Ain Nokbi, Fes 30030 Morocco The pottery is one of the very old arts in the city of fes and this is a big chance to see and explore how they make all the mosaic designs Duration: 30 minutes

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I enjoyed the tour very much! It was indeed a lot of time in the van, but it was expected since the Sahara Desert was very far away. Our tour was full, so there wasn't any empty seat or space to stretch out, making it a bit hard. It is still comfy enough however. Our driver HIMMA was fantastic. His driving was stable and safe. When we asked him questions, he gave us honest opinion and suggestions and not just about up-sell. He was professional, friendly, and extremely helpful throughout the trip. Thank you, HIMMA! If there is space available and you can afford it, absolutely go for the luxury tent option. The hour-long camel ride allowed us to see Sarah sunset on the way out and sunrise on the return. The tent was much better compared to the basic tent. Don't wait until you are there for last-minute upgrade as they may not be able to arrange camels for that, which happened to some in my group. The restaurants they took us to along the way were very good, too. Food tasted delicious!

The guide, Kamal, was very well informed and communicative. He shared necessary relevant information as we took the tour which he paced well. He did not rush us and took it easy giving us time to be on our own for a bit. Overall, a pleasant experience.

It was an amazing 3-day trip with our very supportive and kind driver/tour guide, Hussain. The trip was well organized and Hussain always makes sure we enjoy the trip at maximum level.

You get to see all the attractions- don't worry about the long drives, there are plenty of stops to break it up.

Best tour ever, Kamal is a very expert guide, enjoyable and enriching experience, outstanding value for money