No. 418 Bloc 07 Ain El Ati 1
52000 Errachidia, Morocco
You will be picked up at your riad or at the airport during the morning. You will discover Fez el Bali (Old City) and have some time to have lunch. You will visit The Chaonnara tanneries, where the leather is dyed with colors, admire the architecture of the famous Medersa Bou Inania, one of the few religious buildings where non-muslims can access and the Medersa el-Attarin. You will have time to discover the souk, the beautiful and bustling little streets full of music, shoppers, sellers, rugs, lamps, clothing and colors. Dinner will be served at your riad.
We will departure for Fez early morning. On our way to Meknes we will stop in Volubilis to discover the Roman ruins. We continue to Meknes that, in addition to its religious monuments, the ancient capital offers further examples of its past splendor, as for its monumental gates like Bab El-Mansour. Road to Casablanca, economical capital and main port of the country. You will visit the Hassan Mosque, the biggest mosque in Africa.
Departing from Casablanca we will drive along the cost to Essaouira, passing the Scenic Oceanside villages and several resort towns such as El Jadida and Walidia, and discovering a new Moroccan landscape. Lunch will be in the beautiful village of Oualidia. Arriving to Essaouira you will be driven to your Riad/Hotel and have some own time before dinner, served at your Riad/Hotel.
Essaouira is also kwon by "Magador". A beautiful citadel composed by small and charming streets and beautiful views to the Atlantic Ocean. Essaouira is been occupied by many cultures before that had leaved their art and knowledge. A cradle for artists of all kinds. The port of Essaouira is a bustling of fisherman, sellers, buyers and curious travelers. You will have a fantastic hours discovering Essaouira.
You can have a morning walk in Essaouira's Port, inside the medina, or a relaxing morning walk at the beach. We will take the road from Essaouira to Marrakech in time to get settle in you riad and go for lunch to Jamee el Fnaa, the famous square of Marrakech. You will have free time to explore on own to discover the Medina and walk its the busy streets. Your dinner will be served in the riad.
After breakfast, you will be having a tour to explore the most important historical sites of Marakech: Koutoubia and its gardens, the Saàdian tombs, Medersa Ben Youssef, the Bahia Palace and Badii Palace. After lunch, visit the beautiful blue Majorelle Gardens and the Menara Basin. You will have free time to wander around the medina souks and the famous Jemàa el Fna Square before going to have dinner to your riad.
The tour will start with the departure from Marrakech early morning to the Todgha Gorges. On route, we will the High Atlas: Tizi n'Tichka pass the stunning sceneries of the mountains and the charming little villages. We will pass Ait Benhaddou that have been scenery of many well known movies. To reach the Todgha Gorges we pass Dades Valley where the old kasbah the "monkey fingers" follow the river. Once you arrive to the Todgha Gorges you will have some time to relax and enjoy and delicious dinner.
After your breakfast you will do a walk thought the Todgha Gorges. You will departure to Merzouga desert, Erg Chebbi in the middle of the morning. Lunch will be available on the road or up on arrival to the desert village. A few hours before sunset our camels will take us to the middle of the Erg Chebbi desert, the climb to the Big Dunes is a "must do" to admire the amazing sunset. After the climb our guides will prepare a typical tajine. Before letting yourself go with the starts you will have the chance to dance and play some berber music and enjoy the sahara ambience.
Waking up early to appreciate the most amazing sunrise, the sahara desert sunrise, will make you start your day as one of the best days of your life. After that you will ride back your camel to the Riad to enjoy a well deserved breakfast. You will have free time to relax or explore the village. After lunch at the Riad, we’ll go in a Tour for 5 hours by 4x4, exploring the fossils rocks and the black stone mines, the berber nomads life while sharing a glass of saharan tea with the berber family, before a spiritual party with the gnawa vibes in Khemlia village. Dinner will be served at the riad.
The way back to Fez will start in the middle of the morning, that will give us time to contemple a beautiful and comfortable trip passing the Middle Atlas on our way back to Fez. On the road you will be having a few stops to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Morocco. You will be passing the Cedder Forest, where you may be able to see monkeys. On arrival to Fez, you will be driven to your accommodation or airport where your tour with Ruta al Sahara ends.