What to expect in Fes desert tour
Why Fes desert tour could be an important journey?. Fes is the second most populated city in Morocco, it is also considered as the oldest city in the country and the first imperial city of the four imperial cities in Morocco. It is a very important city as it contains the most important archaeological monuments that indicates and shows the Moroccan culture throughout the ancient eras coming up to this day. One of the most important of these monuments is the wall that surrounds the city and its worldwide iconic eight gates. Another interesting fact about the old city of Fez is that it is the largest car-free area in the world.
The Moroccan Sahara desert have become one of the areas witnessing the most noticeable tourist movement and activity, especially in the tents that are installed in the middle of the sand dunes to spend beautiful and romantic moments, while enjoying the warm sun in the day and the light of the stars and moon at night away from the atmosphere of hotels and usual accommodations, the thing that enables the visitors to live a different and unique experience.
See also a one day tour from Fes.
Where to visit in Fes Desert Tour:
A Fes desert tour includes for sure a lot of interesting places that must be seen, but depending on the time you have and the schedule of your Fes desert tour you might have the opportunity to visit more interesting places and monuments but we for sure will put the important ones first in order that you don’t miss any of them, just keep in mind that the places that are visited differs depending on the program you choose. And here is a list of the places that must be visited in a Fes desert tour:
Al Quarawiyin Mosque and University:
One of the country’s oldest and famous mosques, and also known for being the oldest University in the world. It was built before more than one thousand years in 857 AD.
The Royal palace:
or Dar el Makhzen in Fez, is located directly across the Jewish Quarter. Previously, it served as the residence of the Sultan. Although you cannot enter the palace as a visitor, it still looks amazing from the outside with its magnificent gates that usually attract visitors to take great photographs.
A brilliant and beautiful orange sand dune under the Saharan sun, between Merzouga city and the borders with Algeria lies the Chebbi beautiful dunes in the middle of the vast Sahara. A Fes desert tour must for sure consist paying a visit to this place.
Khamlia Village or The Black Village:
A small and beautiful village near Erg Chebbi dunes, famous for being a calm and peaceful place where you can for sure experience the beauty of the Sahara desert.
One of the most famous schools in Morocco, it was built 700 years ago. And what makes it popular is the Islamic unique architecture and its beautiful designs.
Moulay Idriss Mausoleum:
It is considered as the heart of the old medina, it is a building that is consisted of mausoleum where the legendary sultan Moulay Idriss II that died 1200 years ago, it’s one of the most popular touristic places in Morocco not only between tourists but also locals from around the country visit it too.
The Old walls of Fes city:
these walls are considered as one of the most famous monuments of the city, the walls that goes back to the period of Mowahidis before more than 800years. These walls surround the city and have eight famous gates.
A popular series of limestone river canyons in the east of the High Atlas Mountains, also known for being the tallest gorge in Morocco, and for its beautiful landscapes and panoramic views.
Where to stay during the Fes desert tour:
When you visit Fes, a place this lovely, you’ll really would like to stay in a hotel which is just as beautiful. Riads, the typical Moroccan lodging with fountain-studded courtyards, rooftop terraces, and chill places for enjoying cups of mint tea, an experience that for sure must be experienced in a Fes desert tour.
In the Sahara desert, the best thing is to stay the night in camp, enjoying the Berber or Gnawa music, under the sky and stars of the Sahara in lovely and romantic camp in the middle of the golden dunes of the desert. An experience that for sure that can happen once-a-life-time exclusively in a Fes desert tour.
When to go for a Fes desert tour:
Actually the weather generally in Morocco is quite mild and the temperature is good nearly the whole year, either in March, October, November or December, any month you’re good to go for a Fes desert tour. A lot of tourists likes to visit in the months of summer, or in the period of mid March to May, just to avoid the crowd and the full streets in the old medina of Fes, and a lot of tourists prefer October to visit the desert region, which is when Merzouga and Erfoud and the surrounding valleys are at their most luxuriant and vibrant.
What to pack in Fes desert tour:
For sure you might be asking yourself what you should pack for a Fes desert tour and what you should not. Actually you should not pack too much, Morocco is a very cheap country when it comes to clothes or any other thing you need, and here are the most important things that you will need either you was a man or a woman:
The sun is very hot, so a sun hat is a must here.
Some warm clothes because as known the nights in the Sahara desert might be cold.
A lightweight travel scarf, needed to keep the sun and sand from your face in the Sahara.
Finally, and to exclude this Fes desert tour mini guide, Morocco have become a very popular touristic destination for people around the world, be smart and choose one of our programs in order to live the best experience of your life, for sure a life changing once-a-life-time experience.
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