Welcome to Agadir, Morocco! After meeting your tour guide and savoring some delicious Moroccan dates, begin your holiday to Essaouira. Along the way, via the Atlas coast, take in the stunning panoramic views and atmosphere. Make stops at argan shops to learn about the traditional process of making authentic argan oil, and possibly even see goats climbing the argan trees. Once you arrive in Essaouira, join a small group tour to discover the city and explore the UNESCO-protected medina. Visit popular sites such as Skala Kasbah, indulge in delicious seafood, and watch the colorful blue boats. End the day by watching a breathtaking sunset with seagulls. Spend your first night of a 6-day desert holiday in Essaouira at a hotel or Riad.
After breakfast, continue your journey along the way to Marrakech, taking in the beautiful scenery. Once you arrive in Marrakech, begin exploring the city. Start at Djemaa el Fna, the central square and market in the old city. It remains the main square of Marrakesh and is popular among locals and tourists alike. Next, visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city. If time permits, you will also have the opportunity to visit other popular attractions in Marrakech. Spend the night in Marrakech.
Depart Marrakech and journey to Dades, crossing over the high Atlas mountain and passing through various Berber villages. Enjoy the spectacular landscapes with their beautiful, colorful views and make a stop at the top of Tizi n’Tichka, which reaches an elevation of 2,260 meters above sea level. Continue on to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, located in the province of Ouarzazate. It is a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls and is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. You will have free time to explore the area and take pictures. Lunch will be served there. Leaving for Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the desert, where the climate becomes increasingly Saharan. Visit the popular Atlas Film Studio where many famous films were shot. As you continue on towards the town of Dades valley, you will pass through the roses valley. Once you arrive, you will spend the night in a comfortable hotel.
Rise early to embark on a journey towards the Todra valley gorges. Start with a visit to the town of Tinghir, known for its thousands of kasbahs and palm trees at the top of the city. Arrive in Todra and have free time to explore the 300m red rocks and relax in the cool waters of the shallow river below. Head to Erg Chebbi via Erfoud, and Rissani, which is known for its fossils. Learn about the process of converting simple fossil stones into beautiful decorations. Continue on to Merzouga, the nearest town. Once you arrive, switch from your 4x4 car to a camel. With guidance from your expert camel guide, take a private camel ride for 1 hour trekking to the top of sand dunes. Watch and enjoy the sunset near your luxury camp. Dinner will be served.
Wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise at the top of your luxury desert camp and try your hand at sandboarding. After breakfast and a quick shower, return to your camp by camel and then to your 4x4. Your Morocco tour will take you to other popular destinations throughout the country, from the south to the north of Morocco. Make your way to Fes via Rissani, where you will visit the market. Along the way, pass through the Ziz valley, home to the second-largest palm groves in Morocco, and enjoy the spectacular views from the top of Ziz Mountain. Continue through the Middle Atlas mountains and fragrant cedar forests, with a lunch stop in Midelt. Visit the Cedar Forest of Azrou and have free time to relax and take pictures with the Berber apes. Head to Ifran, a Moroccan city known as "Little Switzerland," and then directly to the imperial city of Fes. Spend the night at one of the best hotels in Fes.
Depending on your flight schedule, you will have the opportunity to explore the imperial city of Fes. Fes is the oldest of the four imperial cities in Morocco and is a prime example of a Moroccan city that is worth exploring. Meet your local guide for a half-day tour to discover the entire city, starting with the medina, the oldest in Morocco, established over 1000 years ago. Wander through the souks, the city is divided into two parts: Fes el Bali and Fes el-Jadid. Talaa Kebira “the Great Slope/Climb” is one of the longest and most important streets in Fes el-Bali. Next, visit the beautiful Al-Attarine Madrasa, a school in Fes, Morocco, located near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque. It was built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said (1310-1331). After this, your 6-day Agadir to Fes via Desert itinerary will come to an end.