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From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

1. From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

Discover the blue washed town of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Have time to explore sights like Kasbah Museum and Grand Mosque. Travel in comfortable airconditioned van and have the option of choosing from a group or private tour.  The tour will start with a hotel pickup in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, make your way to Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. Enjoy about 4 hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. If you opt for the private tour, you have the luxury of deciding how you'd like to spend your time as there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque, or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you can buy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen (at your own expense). In the late afternoon, you will head back to Fez.

Fez Medina Guided Tour

2. Fez Medina Guided Tour

After a pick-up at your hotel or riad in Fez, head out on a guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled-in cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with shops selling fresh fruits, spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and numerous other art and craft items from Morocco. Visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860 (note that non-Muslims are not permitted to enter). Take in other sites including the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bouaanania Medersa, dating from the 13th century and the Batha Palace, which is now a museum of arts and traditions.

From Agadir: Massa Desert Sahara Trip with Lunch

3. From Agadir: Massa Desert Sahara Trip with Lunch

On arrival at the dunes, enjoy free time to take photos and explore the sand dunes. You can also experience a camel ride tour. Enjoy a lunch of two meals, tajine and couscous, in a local Berber house. Your lunch will be accompanied by a dessert of local fruit and mint tea. After lunch, drive to the ancient silver capital of Tiznit to see the walled ramparts, go for a walk in the old Medina and browse the handmade Berber silver jewelry.  Hold on for a bumpy ride to the Massa Valley, traveling alongside the 32,500-acre Souss Massa National Park. After, you will have a chance to pop in to see the fishermen's caves and perhaps find some shells at the isolated beach of Sidi R'bat.

From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

4. From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

Discover one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the remains of the former capital of the kingdom of Mauretania on a full-day tour from Fes. Following a pickup from your hotel in Fes, enjoy an easy transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2000-year-old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of Morocco's holiest cities. Take a tour of the narrow streets of the compact town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD. Then, transfer to the city of Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement. Go into the Medina and see some of the monumental city gates and ornamental decorations of the Spanish-Moorish architecture. Tour the city walls, and stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Art to see a wide variety of handicrafts. Before the afternoon transfer back to Fes.

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

5. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate.  Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views.  Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Agadir: Quad Bike Experience

6. Agadir: Quad Bike Experience

Experience the thrill of riding an ATV through Berber regions and pre-Saharan terrain as you explore the countryside surrounding Agadir. Savor authentic local flavors as you sit down to a mouth-watering Berber-style breakfast. Begin your adventure with hotel pickup in Agadir. Relax on the drive to a Berber village where you guide will greet you. After a brief introduction on off-road ATV techniques and a practice session, set-off on your ride.  Feel the rush of riding through the countryside as you encounter Berber villages and farmlands. Breathe in the aromatic air as you pass through argan and fig orchards. Have the chance to meet locals while cursing on the sunny sand dunes. Stop for a homemade Berber-style breakfast and sip on a traditional cup of mint tea that is served with with argan oil and amlou (Moroccan dip peanut butter). Try local honey with homemade bread. Rest and recharge before continuing your ride.  Return to the ATV base camp where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation in Agadir.

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

7. From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

Agadir To Paradise Valley & Atlas Montagne & Adventure

8. Agadir To Paradise Valley & Atlas Montagne & Adventure

Start your adventure from your hotel in Agadir or Taghazout or the Agadir Cruise Port. Head towards the Immouzer and Paradise Valley road (Honey road), north of Agadir (Agadir to Paradise Valley), an evergreen locale with ever-flowing water. See the tiny streams, mountain gorges, and flowing waterfalls in the picturesque villages. After arriving in Paradise Valley, hike for 20 minutes before settling down for a beautiful time at the natural pools, perfect for swimming and chilling. After the refreshment break, return to Agadir in the early afternoon.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

9. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Uncover the beauty of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Let your driver take you to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where you can see the Kasbah and Great Mosque. Hear about Moroccan culture and history and have your questions answered by your driver.  Be picked up in the morning form the comfort of your hotel in Fez. Relax in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle on the scenic drive Chefchaouen. Admire forests, picturesque peaks, and valleys.  Arrive and discover local handicrafts like woven cloth, wool and leather that you can not find in any other Morocco cities. Head to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where Great Mosque and the 18th century kasbah are located.  Soak up the Plaza's vibe which is lined with restaurants and coffee shops. Purchase a ticket to see the kasbah which is a heavily restored walled fortress that has a lovely garden. Go to the Grande Mosque which was built in the 15th century by the son of the town's founder Ali ben Rachid. Return to your accommodation in Fez at the end of your day trip. 

From Agadir: Marrakech Excursion Full-Day Trip

10. From Agadir: Marrakech Excursion Full-Day Trip

Depart Agadir early in the morning taking the highway Agadir to Marrakech. After a 3-hour drive with some rest stops on the way while crossing the High Atlas mountains, you'll arrive in Marrakech. Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will meet your local tour guide and begin a walking tour of the Medina (the old city of Marrakech). Btart by stopping outside historical walls of the Koutoubia Mosque and strolling thorugh the square of Jamaa El Fana.  Have the option to purchase a ticket to the Bahia Palace. If you wish to visit the Bahia palace and Badii palace please skip or leave the group and tell your guide to set a meeting point with him for lunch (not included in the price). At the end of your local tour, you will have free time to walk through the streets of the souks (local market), haggle with the shop vendors, and find a good place to enjoy some local street food. After lunch, you’ll meet up with your driver, and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir with an expected arrival time of roughly between 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM. 

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What people are saying about Souss-Massa

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9,860 reviews

We visited Ait Ben Haddou on the 31st of August. Our guide was Mohamed and he was excellent. He was on time, was very friendly, made sure things ran smoothly and there were no unnecessary delays. The trip through the Atlas mountains was absolutely breathtaking and there were two stops along the way for photo opportunities. The visit to Atlas Film Studios was fun, we were allowed to take pictures and interact with the props (sitting on chairs/thrones/in horse carriages etc.). Ait Ben Haddou was stunning and the local guide provided a lot of interesting information. Lunch was quick and tasty. In our opinion, this tour is definitely worth the long drive. We would have enjoyed having a little more time in Ait Ben Haddou, but it would have meant arriving quite late back in Marrakesh.

We had an amazing trip with great people - both fellow travelers as well as guides. It is a touristy trip with quite some stops at souvenir stands, and the hotel wasn’t the most comfortable - yet, it was all 100% worth it. We highly recommend!! Especially the second day is just amazing, we had the opportunity to do quad, camel riding and sand boarding.

Abdel is a great guide and the tour was fantastic. Abdel was very knowledgeable about the region we explored and Morocco in general. The lunch was the best I had in Morocco so far.

Excellent guide, I believe he knew half of the people in the Medina, very clear giving us a full aspect of the place. Beautiful medina, just love it

terrific tour through the mountains and countryside. Paradise valley is beautiful. our guide was top class