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Imperial Cities: 3-Day Trip from Marrakech to Chefchaouen

1. Imperial Cities: 3-Day Trip from Marrakech to Chefchaouen

Day 1: Marrakech – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Explore a quick city tour around Fez. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built from the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

2. From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

3. Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades You will meet your guide in Marrakech after breakfast and set off towards the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass along a road that climbs the plains to 2,260 meters above sea level. You will pass by small villages and scenic waterfalls, and will also notice the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. You will then stop in a pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and to admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, arriving just in time for lunch. You will then visit the famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for films such as the Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, the Legionary, the Sheltering Sky, and many others. You will later head through the town of Ouarzazate to check out Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studio in all of Africa. Next, you will journey through the picturesque Valley of Roses to reach the Dades Gorges in time for sunset. Once there you can admire the splendid colors of the rock walls illuminated by the last rays of golden sunlight. Your final stop for the day will be to a romantic, traditional hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 2: Dades, Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg-Chebbi Following breakfast, you will take a scenic walk through the Todra Gorges before hopping into your car to drive along the famous Road of the 1000 Kasbahs. You will travel through Tineghier Village and the Jewish Kasbah before arriving in Rissani, the first capital of the Alaouite Dynasty, for lunch. You will next go on a walking tour through Rissani and check out its large traditional market, and will then head to Merzouga, arriving before sunset. At this stage you will leave the car behind and ride a camel into the Erg Chebbi Dunes for an unforgettable night under the million stars of the desert. Finally, you will have dinner at the campsite and stay in a traditional Berber tent. Day 3: Merzouga, Rissani, Ziz Oasis, Medilt, and Fes You will wake up in time to watch the sun rise over the 300-meter-tall dunes and travel into the dawn towards the border with Algeria. Next, you will return by camel to a hotel for breakfast and a shower. You will then depart for Fes, traveling through the Ziz valley and stopping for lunch in village with plentiful apple orchards. You will later enjoy the journey through mountain cedar forests before arriving to Fes in the afternoon, stopping to take pictures at a panoramic viewpoint.

From Fes: Private 2-day Sahara Desert Tour

4. From Fes: Private 2-day Sahara Desert Tour

Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt Zizi Valley - Erg Chebbi Dunes The tour will depart from Fez and head towards the stunning green regions of the Middle Atlas. On the way, you'll get to see some marvellous views of the mountains as well as charming Berber villages. You'll also stop in Immouzer, a little mountain town where you'll have the chance to relax and take in the cool mountain air. Next, continue to Ifrane, sometimes known as ' The Little Moroccan Switzerland.' Admire the tall green trees and beautiful rivers as you relax and enjoy the spectacular calm away from the bustle of the big city.  Stop in a cedar forest where you'll go on tour exploring the forest and perhaps meet some little tricky monkeys. Then, head to Midelt, the city of rocks where you'll get to try a delicious Moroccan Tagine and taste authentic Berber food. Afterwards, start driving through some of the remarkable Middle Atlas villages and watch the mountain landscape gradually morph from rocky formation into speckled sand dunes. The last stop on day one will be Merzouga, the gateway to the Moroccan Sahara. Camels will be waiting for you here. Head out on an inspiring camel trek through the dramatic golden sands and see a beautiful Sahara sunset. You'll spend the night in a cosy desert camp. Gather around the campfire and enjoy a delicious meal before you sleep under the starry night sky. Day 2: Erg Chebbi Dunes - Rissani - Erfoud - Fez Start the day with an early morning camel trek and witness the remarkable beauty of the sunrise in the desert. Next, head back to a deluxe hotel in Merzouga to have breakfast and get some rest. Before heading to Rissani, the old market center, visit its authentic colorful souk and mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founder of the Moroccan ruling Alaouite Dynasty. The following stop will be in Erfoud, Morocco's palm date and fossil capital. See the captivating old rocks and learn more about local life. Afterwards, head to Fez and stop in a Berber village on the way and have a delicious local dish for lunch. Once more, you will drive through the stunning landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains, before you are dropped back at your accommodation in Fez.

Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

5. Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Your full-day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains will start with a pick-up from your hotel or Riad. First, you will drive east towards the town of Tahannaout, where you will make the first stop. Admire a panoramic view of a mud-brick Berber village on top of a hill across the Ghighaya River. Then, continue to an Argan Oil artisanal factory run by local ladies. Sample local bread, Argan oil with min tea, and learn the process of extracting this liquid gold. If your day trip coincides with a Tuesday, visit the local weekly Berber Market in Tahannout or the one in Asni that runs every Saturday. Next, you will cross the canyons of Tibidrt with stunning views of the river and juniper forest on our way to Asni. From here, you will continue to Imlil Village, located at the foothills of Mt.Toubkal. Upon arrival at the Village center, meet your local Berber guide for an hour-long moderate hike in Toubkal National Park past various scattered Berber settlements to a small waterfall. Then, treat yourself to a delicious cup of fresh squeezed Orange Juice while admiring the views before you continue to Aroumd village. Next, a well deserved three-course lunch home-made made lunch will be served at a Berber house. In the mid-afternoon, Descend back to Imlil center, where you will meet your driver. Continue to Kik Plateau across green valleys to Agafay Desert, then get ready for a 30-minute camel ride across the stone desert. Finally, you will drive towards the Lalla Takerkoust lake, which serves as a water reservoir supplying Marrakech. Your Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day trip from Marrakech will end with a drop off at your hotel or pre-set drop off points in the Medina.

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.

Fes: Food Walking Tour

8. 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

9. 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.

Fez: Private Moroccan Cooking Class with Local Master Chef

10. 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 Fès-Meknès

For anyone coming to Morocco and wanting to book a tour. I recommend it to visit the cities described here!!! We are very satisfied with the tour itself especially the guide Younes who knew a lot and the driver Moncef who could guide us well in the atlas mountains with his driving skills, what a nice duo with whom you could laugh and they took us to the best and right places. The booking agency easy tranfers I am a little less satisfied with. We had arranged everything through the app get your guide and they wanted extra information to see that we came from Europe. We ourselves are Moroccan and found this very strange. All in all they apologized and upgraded our hotel to a four star. The guide and driver were on time and very relaxed.

Hachem was the best tour guide ever! Could not recommend this trip enough - we were able to see so much of the beautiful country in a short amount of time. Our time in the desert was the highlight as we were able to truly get a taste of the Sahara. We were given time to visit out of the way vistas and local cuisines that we would have missed. Hachem was extremely wise and so fun and we had an awesome time throughout with him. We learned so much about the route and history of the places we saw. Thank you so much! 11/10

Unforgettable experience that I can't wait to repeat! We did the tour together with Hachim, very good and very nice, with deep knowledge of the territory and the different cultures in which he manages to immerse you completely. In the journey, in addition to discovering magical places, you meet wonderful people who enrich you and will always remain in your heart. Absolutely recommended

We had a great 3-day desert tour (Marrakech-Fez) with Hachim, who not only brought us closer to Morocco and its culture, but also got the best rooms and food for us. The day in the desert in particular was something very special.

Just a bit long the time in the car but an amazing landscape and a super driver, the trip was amazing!