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Best Day Trip From Marrakech & day trip from Fes

Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

Essaouira is a city in the western Morocco region of Marrakech-Asfi, on the Atlantic coast. And today we are going to discover this historical city, where its history was B.C, at that time it was an international port for the Phoenicians to seal over the Mogador Island and that’s why some of people called Essaouira “Mogador”; however, the city was fortified by a French Architecture a pupil of Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban. Also it was settled by the Portuguese before the Sadian comes, so it’s very important to visit such city like this. While we are walking around the city we will see the most breathtaking views and we will enjoin its wonderful weather, also if you are an artist you would love the Architecture of the city and the style of living, it’s really gorgeous one. The city has a big walls called “La Sqala” in French language ( because of the colonization), also an oldest and big gates; moreover, it’s normal to see many arts works while you are walking on the root of cedar, and as I have mentioned before the city has a substantive nature, so that’s why most of tourists adores the city. You are lucky to have memories in such place like this one we go back to marrakech.

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou    

To be in Ouarzazate so you are in the gate to enter into the desert of Moroccan Sahara where many Kasbahs are located but the famous one is Kasbah of Ait ben Haddou. To be there that’s mean you are at one of the special places in Africa where this last called the Hollywood of Africa, and several cinemas’ works were filmed here such as the Gladiator, the Babel, also a part of the famous sere Game of Thrones (all those works won many prizes in the cinema world); however, it was considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Kasbah is a collection of old Buildings seems to the castles which make the local very rich in terms of saving the historical culture. To reach in Ouarzazate starting from Marrakech we should drive through the High Atlas road it’s a series of collecting Mountains, then we will pass the highest path in Morocco Tizi N’Tichka which connects Marrakech with the Moroccan Sahara Deserts; moreover, along our path to reach into Ouarzazate we will also see several villages of Berber people also we will visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt. After discovering this side of the kingdom and living the most breathtaking views there such as watching the gorgeous view even of the sunset from the top of the ruins of the fortified granary, we will drive back to Marrakech from where our tour began we go back to marrakech.

Kasbah Taourirt

Day trip to Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

Marrakech region knowns with its richness of valleys and which gave the region a wonderful and touristic place, also most visitors adore it, as well as Ourika River it’s a beautiful one. In this tour trip you will added a new breathtaking to your memories; however, the river located in a small and beautiful village, most of the views there are natural which attracted the men’s mind, the origins of the village are Amazigh berber. Along our day trip we will have the opportunity to have many stops for taking pictures, and also we will visit a much known place called “Setti Fatma” to live a wonderful moments and enjoin the refreshing waters of the 7 waterfalls. After spending the whole day discovering and testing the cultural foods of this side of Morocco, then we will drive back to Marrakech.       

Ourika River

Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip from Marrakech 

The Ouzoud Waterfalls is a natural place located in the region of Marrakech. Ouzoud waterfall is an incredible view for a several rivers come together to make the several tall and gorgeous waterfalls and which known as Ouzoud; in this tour trip you will explore the beauty of nature in Morocco more than the history. The villages around the Ouzoud Valley are for Berber people, which will gives you the chance to know about the Amazigh culture, also to know about the simple way of their own living, which rely more in the agriculture and tourism. One of the greatest things in this tour trip is eating foods in such wonderful and natural place like this one, especially if you know that it’s an aperitif place.

 waterfalls in North Africa:

Ouzoud waterfall is one of the best geographical places in Morocco where this last located in the High Atlas Mountains, in a Berber village, northern of Morocco and only about 150 km from the Northern-east of Marrakech. However the place is a natural location for a long river makes a wonderful waterfall tall and it’s the reason of the presence for the forests around this place, also it receives a thousand visitors along the year especially in the summer and spring; moreover, Ouzoud waterfalls is considering as the highest Falls in North Africa (about 11O meters of highest), also known with its Biodiversity where you can see different tips of animals (you can see the beautiful Barbarian monkeys) and diversify plants. Visiting Ouzoud Waterfalls is one of the best trips you can have ever, and spending this fall day trips will never be wasted time. After discovering the place and enjoin the incredible breathtaking there, we will drive back to Marrakech (the red city).

Day trip from Marrakech to imlil 

Imlil is a destination of those who loves climbing Mountains, it’s located in the middle of the High Atlas Mountains, and about 70 km from Marrakech, also has the highest top Mountain in Morocco and the second one in Africa which called “Tobkal”. The village of Imlil will offers to you a wonderful time, where you can see breathtaking and panoramic views, it’s welcomed everyone who research for a natural and magic places and it’s the destination for those who wanted the calm and to feel the natural breathing space. You will have a gorgeous remembered time in this tour trip.

Atlas Mountains and 3 Valleys:

In this experience’s trip you will explore the High Atlas Mountains, in the region of Marrakech from where we will start our tour. High Atlas Mountains is a long series of high mountains, also it has the highest mountain head “Tobkal” in the kingdom and the second one in Africa (by 4167m), which make it one of the best touristic places in Morocco. In this tor trip we will visit lot of places includes: Valley Ghighaya, Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni (a market on Saturdays), along those places many Berber villages are located here: Ait Souka, Targa Imoula, Tagadirte, passing through waterfall before climbing to Armed village, where we can have a Berber lunch, then we will visit Imlil to see the highest Mountain of Tobkal. Before driving back to Marrakech, we will visit also the valley of Ait Mizane, passing by Ashien and Fimlil villages we go back to marrakech

imlil valley morocco

BEST FROM FES

Day trip from Fes to Volubilis Moulay Idriss & Meknes  

“Morocco gate Tours” day trip from the old Fes city to one of the amazing imperial cities; Meknes and the charming Roman ruins Volubilis. A full day Trip staring from Fes.

Our Excursions start by picking you up from your Riad or hotel stay. Next, we drive to the old empire Roman ruins; Volubilis. Your trip will be in an air-conditioned vehicle, with a professional driver-guide. The roman ruins are more than 2000 years old!
Our next destination is Moulay Driss; this city is holly and has many spiritual festivals and traditions during the year. It particularizes with its narrow streets.
Next, we will visit the imperial city; Meknes. Founded in the 11th century by Sultan Moulay Ismail. In Meknes, we will discover the old medina, numerous monuments, the city gate “Bab Mansour”, the old prison “Kara” … in the afternoon we will hit the road back to Fes. 

 

meknes volubilis

Fes to Chefchaouen Day Trip

In the day tour trip from Fes to Chefchaouen you will have the opportunity to spend a fall time discovering the Blue city. Here in Morocco it’s used to hear the colors as names to a very know cities such as the Red city which is Marrakec and the Blue city for Chefchaouen, and that happens because of the common color which decorate the city, also refers to the culture of this last; However, Chefchaouen or Chaouen is a calm and natural place and that’s why they choose to decorate the city with only two main colors the Blue and white, and now it’s used as the city’s symbol. The city located in the northwest of Morocco, its inland from Tangier and Tetouan, also it’s grown up in this region to be the best touristic face. While you are exploring the Blue city you will see the mountains of Rif its offers a breathtaking views to the city, also Chefchaouen is known with the beautiful traditional clothes (the Jellaba of Rif and also the big traditional hat which decorated with different colors), especially the women’s clothes it looks gorgeous also saved the very old traditional way od dressing in Morocco. Inside of the Medina we will visit the Kasbah museum which surrounded by a beautiful garden. Chaouen is the heart of water because of the survive mountain rivers we go back to Fes.

El Aaiún

Full day sightseeing tour in Fes

Fes tour trip gives you an overview about the oldest city in Morocco which was founded by Idriss I. It’s a UNESCO World heritage also an intellectual city, which is very common between several foreigners; however, it has the oldest university in the world. Fes tour trips will make you awareness to the important historical part of Morocco.

Best Things to Do in Fes:

Best Fes Mellah Jewish Quarter 

The Mellah in Fes shows the peaceful coexistence between religious, where this last refers to the Jewish quarter in where they were living and the oldest Mellah was built in the beginning of the 13th century.

Synagogue Slate Al Fassiyine Fes:

There is a famous Synagogue for Jewish in Fes; it was built since the Arachid ben Ali Charif period called Rabbi Shlomo ibn Danan Synagogue. And now a day the Synagogue receives only few members because there are only few Jewish people living in Fes and Essaouira. And it has been added to the 1996 world monuments watch list and fund.

Jewish Cemetery & Tomb of Jewish Martyr Solica.

Because there was a huge number of Jewish people were living in Fes, this last has a Jewish Cemetery located in the Melleh. You can know more about the history of Jewish in Fes with a local tour guided.

Seffarine Square in Fes

The El-Seffarine is an important Kisseria in Fes for selling Fasiss Style productions.

Nejjarine Square

Nejarine Square is located in Fes el-Bali; it’s a gorgeous heritage square where its architecture building shows the historical culture of Morocco. Today it houses a private museum (Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts).

Bab Boujloud

Madrasa de Bou Inania:

Fes called as the intellectual city not by a coincidence, but because the city really deserve the name. It has the Madrasa of Bou Inania it was founded by the Abu Inan Fais in the 1351-56 AC, it act the two main reasons studies and teaching the Islamic lessons as a mosque.

Cooperative Artistic Pottery And Zellige Of Fes:

As it known Fes is a handicraft city which concerns with the traditional products such as the Pottery and Zellij especially the Beldi one. These products are still making with the very old techniques.

Dyers souk of silk, wool and cotton.

In Fes El-bali you can find the Dyers souk; it’s a market for selling the wool and cotton for different tips from the hair of animals such as sheep, goat, cows and camels etc.

 

 Fez Medina

Chouara Tannery

There are countable leather tanneries in Fes but Chaouwara is the largest and famous one. This last was built in the 11th century and its located in Fes El-Bali (the oldest), in where the people are producing their traditional works.

Weavers Cooperative in fes

In Morocco the Jellaba el-Fassia is very common, which mad from silk and wool threads from Italy. There is a long street where the Jellaba is weaving.

University of Qarawiyyin 

Fes has the oldest university in the world called “El-Karaouine” founded by Fatima Elmernisi in 859. And now a day it’s still receive a particular number of very skilled students around Morocco and the world, and it’s a private university. The university makes Fes more known for the tourists.

 

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