Explore the Orchards of Midelt & Alpine Village of Ifrane

Get the best of both worlds with a visit to the desert oasis of Midelt and the alpine town of Ifrane in the Atlas Mountains. Not far from one another, they make a great pair to get a diverse view of the country, especially when traveling between Fes and Merzouga. Or, visit the two on a day trip from Fes!

Midelt is known as the "Apple City," thanks to the nearby Moulouya River and its surrounding fruit orchards. Nearby you'll find an enchanting river valley and dense cedar forests hosting the local Barbary macaque monkeys. Explore the town, chat with locals, and enjoy lunch featuring fresh, regional cuisine. You can also visit some of the surrounding authentic Berber villages.

Ifrane is set in an area of Morocco known as "Little Switzerland," as it features various charming alpine villages. Built by the French in the 1930s, the hamlet of Ifrane mimics the quintessential French and Swiss mountain architecture. Enjoy strolling through the charming streets as you absorb fresh mountain air and scenery.

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Itineraries with Explore the Orchards of Midelt & Alpine Village of Ifrane

Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour - 10 Days

Discover the best of Morocco with this 10-day loop, featuring the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech, as well as several days in the desert. You'll navigate the streets of ancient medinas, ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, explore mud-brick cities in desert towns, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains.

Fes to Casablanca: Sahara Desert & Atlantic Coast - 12 Days

This 12-day tour of Morocco is filled with adventure, history, and culture. Begin in Fes, and learn about crafts and artisans. Then, trek into the Sahara Desert by camel, and experience the sand dunes and camping under the stars. Next is a trip to Ouarzazate to visit movie sets in "Moroccan Hollywood," followed by Marrakech, where the Jemaa el Fna is bursting with culture. End the trip with some coastal exploration in the town of Essaouira before departing from Casablanca.

A Taste of Morocco: Casablanca to Marrakech - 8 days

This eight-day loop from Casablanca to Marrakech offers a perfect mix of imperial cities, smaller towns, and unforgettable desert adventures. You will start in the north with Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Fes before venturing into the desert for a camel ride and night under the stars at a desert camp as well as exploring old caravan routes, oases, and fortified kasbahs. You will then cross the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakech to wander souks and experience lively Jemma el-Fna square.