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From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

1. From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

Day 1:Fes / Ifrane /Medilt/Merzouga Depart from fez We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village; we continue passing throughthe cedars forest in Azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we continue towards merzouga in the road we will stop in a panoramic views to see the a huge oasis of palm tree we reach Merzouga,Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel . Accommodation : Kasbah Mohayut or Similar Day 2 :Merzouga / Erg Chebbi In the Morining visit approximately half day in the desert to see the different faces of deser, villages, stop to listen to some Saharan Music in El Khamlia, the oasis ,you will have a small visit to Rissani the first capital of dynasty alouite ,including some historical Kasbahs ,and the The famous Market ,you will have the opportunity to test the local food of the area the Pizza Berber , we continue to Merzouga ,. the guide and camel will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 1 hou reach to the Camp in the Foot of the Dunes , After a wonderful Dinner, watch the Stars,and overnight in the Tent . Accommodation : Standard Desert Camp (Tent with Private Ensuite Bathroom ) Day 3 :Merzouga / Gorges Todra / Ouarzazate Get up early, to watch the sunrise which just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50 km from Merzouga. After Breakfast & shower, You’ll depart for Ouarzazate, traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We stop for lunch and walk in todragorges , We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments Dinner & Overnight . Accommodation : Hotel La Perle Du Sud or Similar Day 4 :Ouarzazate / Ait ben haddou / Marrakech After breakfast we visit Ouarzazate ,including the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia,wecoutinue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages & Panoramic Views .we will drop you off in your Hotel in Marrakech for the End of the Tour .

Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Overnight Desert Camping

2. Marrakesh: 3-Day Tour to Fez with Overnight Desert Camping

Dive deep into the Sahara Desert on a 3-day trip from Marrakesh to Fes with accommodation included. Immerse yourself in the local culture and scenery as you visit quaint villages, spend a night in the desert, and embark on a camel trek through the dunes. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi n'Tichka - Ait Ben haddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley - Tinghir Begin early in the morning with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel or the nearest meeting point. Drive east past quaint villages to reach the High Atlas Mountains. As you drive through the mountains, occasionally stop for scenic photos, stretch your legs, and have a quick cup of coffee. After driving through the famous Tizi Ntichka pass, stop at the Berber fortified village, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. See the filming locations of the Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Kingdom of Heaven as you spend about 2.5 hours exploring this famous UNESCO sight with a local guide (guide fees not included). Purchase a delicious lunch before continuing to Tinghir, driving past Ouarzazate, Skoura Oasis, Klaa Mgouna, and Dades. Reach your hotel late in the afternoon. Relax with dinner in Tinghir before retiring for the night. Day 2: Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga DunesAfter breakfast, depart for the Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert in Merzouga. Pass through the many Berber villages scattered along the way, including Todra Gorges, Tenghir, Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud. Relax in Merzouga, then pack a small overnight bag to take on your camel trek across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. Arrive at a traditional Berber camp, leave the camels and walk to the highest dunes to watch the sunset. Spend the night in Berber nomad tents under the stars, listening to drum music in the middle of the Sahara.  Day 3: Camel trek - Sunrise -Errachidia - Medilt- Atlas Mountains - Ifran- Fes Get up bright and early to see the stunning sunrise over the desert. Enjoy breakfast before hopping back on your camel. Once your reach Merzouga, begin your drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Valley through Errachidia. Around midday, stop in Midelt to buy lunch. Continue to Fes via Ifran Imouzzar with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns, which are both famous as winter ski resorts for Moroccans. Your driver might spot some Barbary apes on the way and seize the opportunity to take some pictures. Arrive at Fes late in the afternoon and end your tour with a drop-off at your accommodation

Fes: Traditional Hammam Massage in a Luxury Palace

3. Fes: Traditional Hammam Massage in a Luxury Palace

Enjoy a relaxing experience at a luxurious hammam complete with a separate exfoliation room, showers, and relaxation area. Experience a Moroccan tradition that will help you purify your skin and leave you feeling reinvigorated. This package includes a traditional hammam treatment, followed by a traditional body massage. The massages are performed using tailor-made oils produced from the aromatic gardens of the Ourika Valley of Morocco.

Fes: Food Walking Tour

4. Fes: Food Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and begin walking through the streets of Fes. The old Medina of Fes is the heart of Morocco's culture. Your guide will explain the culture, history, and traditions of the city. The food itself is delicious, rich, and diversified. Taste a fresh juice, dates, cheese, olives, fresh fruits, mint tea, and savor a complete main meal upon completion. Enjoy 6 different stops throughout the 3 to 3.5-hour tour beginning at Hotel Batha in the morning. The entirety of the tour runs around 3 miles, filled with fun stops and delicious snacks. End the afternoon with a late lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Fes: Authentic Cooking Class and Old Medina Visit

5. Fes: Authentic Cooking Class and Old Medina Visit

Your culinary adventure begins with a trip to the Old Medina to pickup fresh, local produce. With your expert guide, learn about the ingredients, traditions, and customs related to the Moroccan food culture, while you mingle with the locals at the market. After your shopping trip, head to a nearby restaurant to meet your chefs for the day and get ready to cook up a treat. Working side by side with the chefs, learn about the skills and techniques of Moroccan cooking, as well as gastronomic secrets to produce the very best dishes. Listen to your chef share insight into the customs of their cuisine, as you learn the techniques needs to cook and present gourmet Moroccan dishes. At the end of the workshop, enjoy the fruits of your labor and sit down to taste the meals you’ve made, then receive a certificate of success.

Fes: 4-Course Discovery Menu at Eden at Palais Amani

6. Fes: 4-Course Discovery Menu at Eden at Palais Amani

Embark on a culinary trip at Eden at Palais Amani with a 4-course menu that offers a variety of traditional and modern Moroccan dishes to satisfy your palate. Get a taste for the richness and diversity of Moroccan cuisine through typical dishes found in Moroccan houses. Eden at Palais Amani provides fresh, innovative, healthy dishes that reflect the abundance of seasonal produce farmed just outside of Fez. The 4-course menu is served with still or sparkling water and consists of: • Starter - Seven Moroccan Salads • Main - A Trio of Moroccan Tajines: Chicken, Lamb, and a Traditional Vegetarian Berber Tajine • Local Cheese • Dessert — Cinnamon and Orange Salad or Lemon Mousse

Full Day Fes Cooking Class Experience

7. Full Day Fes Cooking Class Experience

Learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine on this Fez cooking class in a  traditional Moroccan house built in the 14th century with a lovely garden  You will be picked up and driven to your master chef to have a discussion about meal and pastry options.  You can choose from a variety of  different options, such as: Tagine, Kefta with Tomato Sauce and Eggs, Djaj (chicken) Maqalli, Preserved Lemons, Meshwi (grill), Lamb with Prunes, Couscous with seven vegetables, Safa, Pastilla, Moroccan Traditional soups :(Harira, herbal) and Moroccan salads like : Ttaktkouka - with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, Bakoula, Rice and Tuna Salad,  Potato Salad, Green Bean Salad). There is also the option to make bread and take it to the  local farran (oven) for baking. ou can bake ordinary khubz (Arabic bread), khubz with olive, Harcha and (moroccan semolina bread).  Malawi bread, Baghrir bread, Moroccan mint tea . You can also try making different Moroccan pastries such as cookies,  baklawa and other sweet treats. The next step is to stop at a local market to buy ingredients, taking time to discover Moroccan spices (Ras El-Hanout, Anise, Fenugreek, Sesame Seeds, Cinnamon, Saffron, Ginger, Turmeric).  Then it's time to roll up your sleeves, and start cooking with the help of your chef, acquiring new techniques.  When you finish, sit and relax in a rounded table to enjoy your delicious meal.

Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

8. Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

Dive into the culture of Morocco with a unique cooking workshop in a Moroccan riad for small groups of no more than 10 people. Discover the authentic way of life in the medina, and enjoy a hands-on experience in the art of Moroccan cuisine. This activity has 2 options: a 4-hour cookery workshop including a souk visit, and a 2-hour cookery workshop only. If you choose the 4-hour option, the first step will take you out into the medina. Here, get a taste for the bustle of everyday life in Morocco, and gain insights into the different foods and local customs with the experienced team. Next, return to the cookery school, or simply start there on the 2-hour option. Then, delight in a hands-on cooking workshop where the chef will guide you through a 2-hour culinary experience. Round off your cooking class with a relaxing lunch or dinner under the citrus trees in the central courtyard, and taste what you've just cooked. Finally, leave the workshop with a detailed recipe sheet and your mind full of new ideas to try out back home.

Fez: Private Moroccan Cooking Class with Local Master Chef

9. Fez: Private Moroccan Cooking Class with Local Master Chef

After pickup from your hotel or riad (house), your private Moroccan cooking experience begins with a discussion of possible menu items with your local master chef. There are many possibilities including tagine, kefta with tomato sauce and eggs, djaj mqualli (chicken with preserved lemons and olives), meshwi (grilled meat), lamb with prunes, couscous, pastilla (meat pie), traditional soups, and local salads. After choosing your menu, head to the local souk (market) with your chef to buy the necessary ingredients and discover famous Moroccan spices like ras el-hanout, cinnamon, saffron, and turmeric. Return to the traditional Moroccan house to cook your lunch, and learn the tips and tricks of Moroccan cuisine. When you finish, sit around the table with your fellow students to enjoy the delicious meal you made.

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What people are saying about Fes

Alí is a very good guide and organized a perfect trip! He made us see a lot of places in Morocco, even coordinating additional local tour guides to make the experience great. The second day of the tour was magical: before arriving at the camp to spend the night in the desert we had time for a quad ride in the dunes and sandboarding as well. We then left with the camels towards the camp where dinner had been prepared and a party organized with typical dances and international music. All this was possible thanks to the meticulous organization of the times and the in-depth knowledge of the places. I absolutely recommend this tour!!!

I really enjoyed the experience. Hussein was our main guide who managed the trip. Very caring and enthusiastic. For a trip in Morocco, it’s definitely a great one if you plan to visit Fez from Marrakech. The trip is quite long with plenty of stops. Though the last day of driving felt a bit long between meals, it ultimately was a really cool tour! If possible I’d opt for a camel ride and a quad ride to experience both!

Unique experience to try, professional and helpful staff, one of the most beautiful massages ever tried. Great for couples !

We had 3 great days in the desert with a very experienced guide. Would recommend anytime.

Perfectly organized and you get a deep insight into life in the desert