Discover the religious capital of the country and its interesting surroundings, as well as all the nuances that define the Moroccan desert. Combine culture and adventure in a circuit that will allow you to discover the two most typical areas of Morocco in great detail. Starting at €645. <<Private and completely customizable>>
If, on the other hand, you don’t have a lot of time, you might be interested in our 5-day tour of Fez and the desert.
Private transfers to and from the airport.
4×4 vehicle and private English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
Two nights in Fez including breakfast and dinner.
One night in Midelt including breakfast and dinner.
One night in a superior tent in Erg Chebbi including breakfast and dinner.
One night in a room in Erg Chebbi including breakfast and dinner.
Two nights in Meknes including breakfast and dinner.
Camel ride through the dunes of Merzouga.
Local Guides in Fez, Volubilis and Meknes.
Tickets (Fez: Bou Inania Madrasa; Volubilis; Meknes: Cara Prison).
Local taxes and fees.
Cancellation insurance (available for purchase at reservation). See price and terms here.
Lunch and drinks (soft drinks and bottled water cost around 20 Dirhams).
Anything not specifically mentioned here as “included in the price”.
Citizens of the EU need a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months
Other nationalities: valid passport (check visas)
This is a private tour and the cost varies based on how many people are in your party (prices below are per person for a double room):
Fez: Riad La Perle de la Medina
Midelt: Kasbah Asmaa
Erg Chebbi (tent): Tuareg Luxury Camp (first night)
Erg Chebbi (room): Inn in Merzouga (second night)
Meknes: Riad D’or
Triple rooms are usually double rooms with an extra bed (cot).
Accommodations specifically mentioned except in exceptional cases where we will stay in similar accommodations.
Prices are valid until 31 October 2022.
Fez and Desert Culture Tour
Arrival at the Fez airport (flight arranged by the traveller), private pick-up and transfer to the riad.
Breakfast. Today we see the oldest of the imperial cities, starting with a panoramic visit from the lookout, where we see both the modern and the old city. We continue visiting the modern area, appreciating places such as the gates of the Royal Palace, the Bab Jeloud or the Jewish Quarter.
Once the contemporary zone is finished, we walk the medina of Fez on foot, like a journey through time, we see the ancient madrassa of Bou Inania, as well as the districts of the different artisans: goldsmiths, carpenters, loom workers, ending in the famous tanneries.
Afternoon free. Dinner included.
Breakfast and head to Ifrane, also known as the Moroccan Switzerland thanks to its Alpine aesthetic. Then we move on to Volubilis, and with the help of a local guide we visit the best preserved Roman site in all of North Africa.
Our next stop is Azrou, crossing the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas.
Head to Midelt. Dinner included.
Breakfast and head to Merzouga with brief stops en route.
The most notable stop is Erfoud, also known as “The Gateway to the Desert ” for being considered one of the last urban footholds before the high desert. We get a chance to see quarries of marine fossils millions of years old.
In Merzouga, we leave the 4×4 behind and take a camel ride to our desert camp. We recommend bringing a backpack with a change of clothes. Bringing a suitcase is not feasible on this trip. We enjoy dinner with live music and sleep in Berber tents.
Sunrise in the desert. Today we ride camels until we reach the inn where our rooms are and where we have breakfast. Free time to wash up and meet up with the diver to head to the fossil excavation site.
Continue to Khamlia. Arrival with welcome from local music groups and welcome tea. Free time then head to Rissani, where we can see the city with its typical market.
Free time for lunch and return to the accommodations in Merzouga. Dinner included.
Early risers can enjoy the desert sunrise. After breakfast we head back to the vehicle.
Today’s finish line is Meknes, but not before crossing Midelt and the mountains of the Middle Atlas, also making another stop for lunch at a place of your choice (not included).
Head to Meknes. Dinner included.
Breakfast and panoramic visit with a view of the 40 kilometers (25 miles) of walls that surround and protect this imperial city.
Then walk to the medina, knowing the Bab Al Mansour, the Cara subterranean prison and the peculiar supply market.
Afternoon free. Dinner included.
Breakfast and check-out. At the agreed time, private pick up and transfer to Fez airport. Arrival and end of our services.
Please don’t hesitate to inquire about any adjustment you want to make to this itinerary (number of days, places to visit, departure location, etc.).
Places we visit during the Fez and Desert Culture tour:
Fez, Ifrane, Volubilis, Midelt, Erfoud, Erg Chebbi, Khamlia, Rissani and Meknes
1.5 = an hour and a half