Explore Fes' world-renowned festival as you journey through Morocco
The location of Fes was chosen by Moulay Idriss based on the abundance of springs, which serves as the perfect metaphor for the river of culture that has since flowed from Morocco’s first capital. This culture now pools into a single event, the UNESCO recognised Fes Festival of World Sacred Music which serves as the heartbeat to Morocco’s artistic body. From Casablanca through to Marrakech with a stop at this world class festival, experience a rare insight into both Moroccan and world culture on this enlightening adventure.
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Marvel at the size of the Mosque of Hassan II, which dominates the Casablanca skyline – this massive edifice is the largest in Africa and second only in the world to the great mosque at Mecca
Take part in the World Sacred Music festival in Fes. Festival that helped to maintain dialogue with the sacred through its legendary forum and the highlighting of arts and music.
Uncover one of the most remote parts of the Roman Empire, and the most impressive Roman ruins in Morocco, at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Volubilis. Learn about the past from the knowledgeable local experts.
Explore Morocco’s first imperial city, Meknes, and discover the charming streets of the old medina that lead to the lovely Bou Inania Medresse (religious school)
Experience comfort and beauty of the Moroccan Riad, a traditional house with an interior garden and courtyard.
Discover Chefchaoune, city painted in all possible shades of blue.
Dive into Fes’ medina under a watchful eye of our local guide and be surrounded by the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco, in arguably the world's most fascinating and confounding old city
Spend a night surrounded by the dunes of Sahara desert. Enjoy comfort of an exclusive tented camp with en-suite bathrooms and private tents. Feast under the starts on the freshly prepared dinner, listen to the Bedouin stories and admire the sun rising up over the dunes.
Enjoy a ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ moment while you ride a camel across the desert on your way back to the Auberge, with ever beautiful sunrise over the dunes of Sahara in a background.
Learn the tea making secrets of Berbers at the exclusive demonstration with a local family. Listen to their stories and discover the way of family life in M’goun Valley
Get into the laid back vibe of Essaouira, a Moroccan town with a European seaside twist – discover the best seafood markets only known to our local guides, walk the famed ramparts, embrace the beach, and explore streets of art galleries and workshops
Witness the evening transformation of Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech, when it becomes a living stage; where food, music and entertainment come together to make one of the world’s greatest public squares
This trip includes several days in Fes during the Festival. It may get busy and loud at peak times
On Day 5 there is a full day tour around the Medina of Fes. You will be walking and on your feet at least five to six hours, this is one of the highlights of Morocco and well worth any weariness at the end of the long day.
On Day 10, the group will take a camel trek through the Sahara. This is a great way to experience the desert, but if you'd prefer, it's possible to walk alongside the caravan on the sand for about an hour. You'll need to walk back the same distance the next morning, but don't worry, as it is a gentle, relaxing walk.
On Day 11 and 12 you will stop in Dades valley. This remote area of Morocco is an amazing place to discover on foot, but to do so you'll need a moderate level of fitness and have the relevant footwear and clothing with you. Don’t worry if trekking isn’t really your thing, there are plenty of other activities to do in the valley.
The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat, so please consider carefully what time of year you travel. If you do travel in the warmer months, pack layers to cover you from the sun, bring the necessary sun protection and drink plenty of water.
In 2018, Ramadan will take place from 15 May to 14 June. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. Many festivals are marked as Islamic Holidays, which may cause some disturbance to your travels around this time. Some regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.
Although you shouldn’t expect any aggressive selling techniques in Morocco, please be aware that you may be approached by shop owners and street vendors offering their goods to you on regular occasions.
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This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip with exception of Desert Camp, day 6.
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