Among one of the most sought after destinations for adventure holidays is the north western African state of Morocco. There are good reasons why holidaymakers are flocking to cities like Fes and Merzouga to see the wondrous sands of the Sahara.
Many tourists tend to book Marrakech desert tours which pick up from the city and transport adventurous types to the Dades, deserts and the magical sands of the golden desert. The landscape is also varied and beautiful. The High Atlas mountain range offers a real spectacle and an opportunity to take some memorable photos. There will be many an occasion where you’ll feel as though you’ve taken a step back in time.
The Mecca of the West – Fes
There are a number of adventure holidays that will transport you from your city base and take you to the Mecca of the West. A desert tour from Marrakech to Fes is the zenith of all Morocco desert tours. Fes is the second largest city in Morocco and is situated in the north but well inland.
It features several madrasas, forts and Kasbahs. Some of which are so popular and beautiful, the structures have been allocated a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The tanning industry thrives in Fes and no visit here would be complete without a visit to one of the many tanneries the city has to offer.
Morocco desert tours just do not get much better than this. The old city, or Old Medina, is a place to behold. Several traditional inns still exist here today and serve as a place to stay for weary travellers. A tradition that has been going on for more than 2,000 years.
During an adventure on the popular Desert tour from Marrakech to Fes, one is likely to experience the inner beauty and awe of the Middle Atlas Mountains. There will be many Berber villages, most of which appear to have been frozen in time. The Medina of Fes is an historic site in itself. Built around the 8th century and still retaining that ancient feel, the Medina is a cultural heritage place that will leave you inspired and fulfilled.
Day Trips to the Beautiful Village of Merzouga
Merzouga desert tours are fast becoming a popular way of seeing the desert region of Morocco up close and personal. Day trips are very special and quickly sell out due to the close proximity to Erg Chebbi. Merzouga desert tours can include camel riding, a chance to see the Moroccan Kasbahs or stop off at the special souk of Ait Ben Haddou.
The Dades Valley and its Numerous Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
As desert tours go, a visit to the Dades Valley in Morocco is sublime to put it mildly. It is the major route between the trading places of the ancient villages and the desert. Huge towering palm trees spill over the cliff edges of the mountainous canyons, gentle streams meander through the valley floor and the dramatic Todra Gorge will leave you totally breathless. The Dades Valley can easily be reached from the cities of Ouarzazate and Marrakech inside a day and excursions here are ones that will never be forgotten. The Dades Valley is suitable for leisurely travellers and adventurous types alike.