Your host will meet you at the airport and help you get settled in and ready to head out in the morning. If time permits you can tour Hassan II Mosque. If you arrive early in the day, we will fast forward your journey so you can sleep in Meknes tonight.
Casablanca . Fes
Full Day Tour of Fes
Walk through the narrow streets of the souks, past artisans, food stalls, lighting stores, and mosques. Visit the worlds oldest continuously operating university, Al Qarawiyyin, founded by a woman in 859.
Tour the cities famous tannery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Bou Inania Madrassa founded in 1351. Enjoy the sights and sounds. Witness the restorations that are happening all around you with scaffolding rising up to restore old homes and new riads.
Spend the night in Fes.
Fes . Ifran. Middle Atlas Mountains . Midelt . Ziz Valley. Merzouga . Sahara
Sahara Desert . Erfoud . Todra Gorge
Today you will leave your Sahara camp and travel along a spectacular route called “ The 1000 Kasbahs Valley” where there are literally thousands of kasbahs, some in ruins and some still in use. Heading through Erfoud towards Tinejdad, the landscape is still very dry and you will see mounds of the old irrigation system called “khettaras”.
The Todra Gorge is a trench of gigantic rock walls run through the Atlas Mountains creating an absolutely magnificent sight. The Gorge is breathtaking and an easy hike by foot with many places to stop for photos along its well-maintained dirt road. Part of the spectacular scenery includes an opportunity to see how the local Berbers live as nomads.
Todra Gorge . Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
Leaving Todra Gorge after breakfast you will travel through the south to the thriving town of Ouarzazate for a lunch stop. This town is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many films have been shot over the years, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. It is also an important town in the south of Morocco and home to the new solar park recently opened in 2016.
Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, one of the best example of a working kasbah. A UNESCO World Heritage site and the active home of 5 Berber families who still live in the Kasbah, you will have an opportunity to wander the streets of this ancient city, viewing the arid river bed as well as the stunning views from atop.
Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah . Tizi n’ Tichka . Marrakech
Day to Explore Marrakech
Trip Pricing Will Include:
- 8 Nights Accommodations
- Airport Transfers
- Breakfast Every Day
- 3 Dinners
- Air Conditioned Vehicle
- Professional Driver
- English Speaking Guide
- Camel Trek
- City Guided Tours in Fes and Marrakech as well as Volubilus
- Entry to all monuments except Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
Trip Does Not Include:
- Mandatory Travel Insurance
- Lunches and beverages
- Extended stays before and after the tour dates
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