After a scrumptious breakfast, we leave for Rabat, see the Hassan Tower – a world heritage site and if you are interested, treat yourself to a coffee at a seaside café when we visit the Oudaya Kasbah. Our journey is to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes, another significant imperial city in Morocco, known as the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the famous gate, Bab Mansour, the Sahrij Souani Bassin, and the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum. Post lunch, our journey continues to the Roman city of Volubilis. For quiet contemplation, Morocco's holiest town, Moulay Idriss, is hard to beat. Plus, you'll have the nearby Roman ruins of Volubilis pretty much to yourself. You’ll get to Fes at the end of the afternoon and check in to your riad (traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard) within the Medina.
Moda Camp Merzouga
After breakfast in the riad, you will start an explorative journey of the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people - originally slaves brought from Sudan - to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away, there’s the Merzouga lake, with its bird populations. You may also visit the souk in Rissani, a traditional town, which was the origin of the ruling family in Morocco and the meeting place of the Caravans trading as far as Timbuctoo in Mali. Here, you will see a lot of men hooded and women veiled. Back to the village of Merzouga for some rest, in the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand-sea of Merzouga. Overnight will be at our desert camp, where you will have your dinner. For your convenience, the camp is equipped with western bathrooms.