Day 04 Thursday Overnight @ Fes
The morning call to prayer
echoes from the minarets as the city wakes up.
will leave the hotel at 09:00.
There are three cities of FEZ.
Simply we can remember them as the old one, new one and the very new
one. The cities have
been built in three different valleys as if each is respecting the
The Jewish quarter of the 15th century and Andulician neigbohoods
reflect the influence of Spanish architecture. If
one were in another place, this neighborhood could have been worth a
day's siteseeing but in Fez the most amazing place to be at is the
Market.The Medina. the Market of Fez is orderly in its own way. Walking
in the streets, the right a way is given to the donkeys.
The cats have the right to keep the head of the line in front of the
butcher shops, and shop keepers have the right , in a pleasant
way, to drive you crazy with their salesmanship. bargaining is
the name of the game. GOOD LUCK!!
Leather tanning, weaving, wood
carving, leather dying, brass and copper engraving, tile making, are
only few of many other crafts being practiced under the arches, in
dark alleys and in small courtyards.
Walking in the old city is
overwhelming, exciting, and tempting. Make sure your camera has
sufficient film and battery. After lunch in the Medina, The Medina
restaurant , we will continue
appreciating the amazing craftsmanship of the Moroccans when we visit
a huge ceramic mosaic work shop. If you still have energy for dinner,
to night we will listen to UT music while we dine at Isla Blanca . Overnight at the
same hotel in Fez. The restaurants where we will eat today will have
the wonderful traditional architecture and authentic food.
Day 05 Friday Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt-
Overnght @ Erfoud
We will leave at 08:00 am from the hotel in Fes for a long but
very interesting ride. As we climb up to the Atlas Mountains,
the smell of the seeder trees will indicate the altitude.
The higher we go , the tenser the seeders smell. After a short stop by
a lake which looks
like a bird paradise , we will hit 7000 feet with snow on the
ground. Hard to believe that at the end of a long drive , we will end
up in SAHARA desert to day.
We will be able to make home visits at Bouran village and
meet locals. We will suggest you to learn few words from the
phrases section of the tour hand book
. It will
help very much
MERHABA - Heloo
SHUKRAN - Thank you !!!
The lunch will be at Midelt city at Hotel Ayashi.
Once we enter the Valley of ZIZ, the landscape changes from Alpine to Grand Canyon to
Gobi desert image .The palm forests are dotted by poplar trees whose
leaves are bright yellow. The villages are surrounded with pink city
walls. The major form of transportation is either donkeys
or bicycles. The Berber people definitely look different from those we
have seen in the other cities of Morocco so far. To night we, will
stay at a hotel where the sounds of the desert will whisper to your
ears the stories of the Berbers that we will meet tomorrow. Dinner and
overnight will be at the Palm's Hotel in Erfoud
Day 06 Saturday Erfoud - overnight @ Sahara Desert
Today is a relaxing day in the morning . We will not leave our hotel
until 10:00 am. If any one is interested in internet, the connection
is available in the lobby. To night , we want to have a night bag so
will have to leave our suitcases and purchases at the hotel. Those who
do not want to go shopping can spend the morning at the hotel by the
pool. We will have picnic at the desert with fruits and sandwich. In
there is a small market which has easily accessible to old
valuables. For Berber scarves, brass and copper items you can have
some good choices. The bargaining is tremendous. Please be prepared.
After market visit we ride in 4-wheel drive land rovers. We will leave
for the SAHARA DESERT. We will get to see the fossils of the
desert, and visit Nomad families in their black tents. Their
hospitality is amazing but they are really poor. They instantly offer
bread and mint tea.
would very much like to bring food purchased from the local market to
these children rather than giving them candies .
To night we will have the option of staying at a tent or hotel room in
the Sahara Desert at Merzouga Unfortunately ,since the rooms
and the tents are limited, you have to decide which you prefer.
you can change your preference only if room or tent available when we
arrive. for more info on the hotel rooms and tents please check the
Tourhandbook Hotel Info
the sun goes down, we will take camels for an hour ride to the top of
the sand dunes to watch the sun set in the desert. Dinner and
overnight at the Hotel Timbacktou or at the tents if you