Welcome to Ifrane


The French built Ifrane in the 1930s, deliberately trying to re-create an alpine-style resort. It has neat red-roofed houses, blooming flower beds and lake-studded parks. It is a popular summer day trip for picnickers; in the winter, the affluent flock here to ski, and the hoi polloi come for the pure fun of throwing snowballs.

The main road from Meknès is called Blvd Mohammed V and it runs through Ifrane from west to east. Most of the cafes and hotels are clustered in the centre along Rue de la Cascade and Ave de la Poste, close to the stone lion statue.


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Middle Atlas Mountains, Cedar Forest and Azrou from Fez

Cross the small town of Immouzer Kandar, popular in the summer for its more temperate climate than that of Fez. Then make a detour to the amazing Lake Daiet Aoua: you can admire the surrounding hills is reflected in its waters, or riders who take it for a playground. Arrive in Ifrane and be surprised by the unusual appearance of this city. With its sloping roofs, chimneys with huge stork nests, its abundant flower beds, its chestnut trees, the city looks like a small ,corner of Europe. The road continues to the ski resorts and Jebel Michlifen Habre. Then down to Azrou, you will make a stop at the foot of Cedar Goureau. Here you can see sometimes some of the maggots that live in this forest. Finally, after admiring the green roofs of the central square of Azrou, the rock (in Berber Azrou) the work of craftsmen, it's back to Fez. This walk can take half a day or slightly more depending on time spent admiring the variety of landscapes: forests of oaks, cedars, cultivated fields among the stones, and orchards.

$1922.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Night Morocco Discovery Private Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech or  Casablanca - RabatUpon arrival in Marrakech or casablanca , a guide will greet you and join you for the trip to Casablanca, where you'll explore the city's sights. Continue  to Rabat for lunch, then check into a five-star hotel or riad.   Day 2: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - FezDepart to Fez after breakfast, with stops along the way at Meknes and Volubilis, stepping out for guided tours at each destination. From here it’s a short drive to Fez, where you'll check in to a cosy riad.  Day 3: FezAfter breakfast, start the day with a guided tour of the Fez medina, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Lunch is in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the old city, and you'll wrap up the day of exploring with dinner at your riad.  Day 4: Fez - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - ErfoudLeave Fez for southern Morocco, driving into the Sahara Desert with a brief stop at Ifrane and at Azrou's cedar forest, as well as a lunch break in Midelt.  Overnight in an Erfoud luxury hotel. Day 5: Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi dunesAfter breakfast, hop a your  vehicle to the largest dunes of Morocco, visit Erfoud, and have lunch in a desert oasis. Afterwards, ride a camel to a desert camp in time for sunset, a traditional dinner, and a campfire. Day 6: Erg Chebbi dunes - Merzouga - Rissani - Todra/Dades Gorges Enjoy the sunrise over the dunes before departing to Rissani. Continue to Dades  for lunch, then drive to the Dades valley . You will stop to visit Todra gorges and Dades gorges. Day 7: Dades- Skoura- Ouarzazate                                                                                                                                                                 After breakfast  , departure  to Ouarzazate through the palm grove of Skouka.You will arrive in Ouarzazate for the lunch .Then,  you will visit one of the famous cinema studios and Kasbah taourirt .  Day 8:  Ouarzazate - Marrakech                                                                                                                                                                     After breakfast  , departure  to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah a fortified adobe village protected by UNESCO. Continue your drive across the High Atlas on the breathtaking road of the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. You will arrive to Marrakech in the afternoon.    Day 9: MarrakechSpend the whole day exploring Marrakech's main sites with a local guide, then make an evening trip to Jemaa el Fna.  Day 10: Marrakech or Csablanca departure After a free morning you'll be transferred to the airport. The guide can assist with registration and departure.

$450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Marrakech to Fez 3-Day Sahara Desert Private Tour with Guide

Day 1: Fez to Erg Chebbi desert along the Middle Atlas Mountain and Ziz Valley:Pick up from Fez at 8am and travel south Erfoud crossing the Middle Atlas mountain...stop in Ifrane known as the Genova of Morocco for a short walk and coffee. Then continue to Azrou for a walk in the cedar forests famous with the Barbary Apes in their natural environment. After that you will drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains and the berber villages to Midelt for lunch...Your journey will take you south east to Erfoud passing by the only tunnel in Morocco, and via Ziz Valley  known by its palm trees grove and high cliffs. In the late afternoon you will reach Erg Chebbi Desert where you will stop for a Mint tea and break before you start your camel safari to the authentic bivouac camp located in the middle of the beautiful sand dunes. You will see sunset in the dunes and at night enjoy a local dinner with a drum party. Day 2: Erg Chebbi desert to Dades Valley via Todra Gorges:Early morning wake-up to watch the spectacular sunrise in the highest sand dunes and a mint tea with breakfast. You will take the camel trek back to the kasbah hotel in the village where you will have have a break and fresh shower before you continue to Rissani to visit the local Market. After that you will drive throught the Anti Atlas and the Kasbahs to Todra Gorges for lunch and a walk along the river of Tinghir.In the afternoon continue to Dades valley known as the valley of birds for an overnight in the beautiful Dades kasbah hotel.Day 3: Dades Valley to Marrakech via Skoura Oasis and Ouarzazate:After having your breakfast you will continue to Ouarzazate passing through Rose valley and Skoura Oasis. In Skoura you will drive off-road in the Oasis where you will have the chance to stop at the beautiful kasbah of Ameridil. You will continue to Ouarzazate to see the most preserve Kasbah of Tourirt. You will have lunch near the Kasbah of Ait ben hadou claisse by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site Benhaddou. Visit the site that is located on a hill along the Oued el Malah River. This beautiful example of southern Moroccan architecture has been used as a backdrop for over 20 films including Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Gladiator. Your journey will  continue to Marrakech over the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass while enjoying superb views of the High Atlas Mountains and of the local villages.

$1580.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Night Imperial Cities Morocco Private Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech or Casablanca (D)Meet a driver upon arrival in Marrakech or casablanca for transfer to your riad, then spend the whole day discovering the city, including time to browse souks full of artisanal textiles and crafts. In the evening, enjoy an included dinner with live music and a "Fantasia" show. Overnight stay in Riad (Marrakech or Casablanca ). Day 2: Marrakech or casablanca Casablanca - Rabat (B) After breakfast, depart to Casablanca for a city tour, visiting the magnificent Hassan II Mosque whose minaret dominates the Casablanca skyline. Continue to Rabat for lunch and check in to a 4-star hotel. In the afternoon, explore the city's top sites, including the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Kasbah des Oudaias. Dinner and overnight stay in Rabat. Day 3: Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez After breakfast, depart to Fez through the Middle Atlas mountains, with stops in Meknes and Volubilis: in Meknes, you'll see the stables of Moulay Ismail on a city tour, then take a guided trip through the ancient ruins of Volubilis. Continue to Fez for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 4: Fez After breakfast, take a guided tour of Fez with an included lunch in a traditional restaurant in the medina. Dinner and overnight in Riad in Fes. Day 5: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga After breakfast, leave for southern Morocco, winding through the Middle Atlas mountains. Pause at Ifrane, then continue to Azrou see the distinctive cedar forests and monkeys. Eat lunch in Midelt before continuing to Merzouga, where you'll have time for a sunset camel ride on your way to a desert camp that's equipped with toilets and showers. Overnight in a beautiful desert camp. Day 6: Erg Chebbi dunes - Merzouga - Rissani - Todra/Dades Gorges  Enjoy the sunrise over the dunes before departing to Rissani. Continue to Dades  for lunch, then drive to the Dades valley . You will stop to visit Todra gorges and Dades gorges.  Day 7: Dades- Skoura- Ouarzazate                                                                                                                                                                After breakfast  , departure  to Ouarzazate through the palm grove of Skouka.You will arrive in Ouarzazate for the lunch .Then,  you will visit one of the famous cinema studios and Kasbah taourirt .   Day 8:  Ouarzazate - Marrakech                                                                                                                                                                     After breakfast  , departure  to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah a fortified adobe village protected by UNESCO. Continue your drive across the High Atlas on the breathtaking road of the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass. You will arrive to Marrakech in the afternoon. 

$750 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5 Day Trip Imperial Cities of Morocco from Casablanca

Day 1 Casablanca, Fez city After your hotel or airport pick-up, depending on your travel plans, the tour starts with a visit to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco and the economic capital.Casablanca is a modern city but one that holds within its walls an authentic medina you also will be able to visit the old castle at EL Hobouss. Here in this beautiful city you will visit the most popular points of interest like the grand Mosque of Hassan II, the Anfa neighborhood, the Park of Nations and the Boulevard de la Corniche.Afterward, your tour will continue to Rabat the capital of Morocco. Here you will visit more points of interest such as the Real Palace, Kasbah Oudaya, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Tower of Hassan. At the end of the day, you will spend the night in Fez city in hotel or traditional houss. Day 2&3 Fez, Meknes, After an early breakfast at the hotel, the journey will be going to Meknes but your visit in Meknes includes the popular Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site followed by lunch. After lunch,you will be back for a tour in Fez after   you will check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner .In Fez your day begins with breakfast at the hotel followed by an entire day dedicated to the lovely city of Fez. Fez is divided into three zones: the old (Fez el-Bali), the new (Fez el Idid), and the French district (Ville Nouvelle). Visitors to Fez are astounded by medieval walls and plazas filled with endless winding streets there is so much to do in Fez including visiting EL Mellah, the Jewish neighborhood, the Plaza de los Tenidores, the old medina, the new medina, the Spanish Mosque. Once the tour is over, you will be guided to your hotel where you will enjoy a meal and spend the night. Day 4 Ifrane, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Erfoud, Merzouga After breakfast at the hotel, your tour continues to the Merzouga Desert while making stops along the way. At this point in the tour, you will be exploring the Mid Atlas Mountains including a stop in Ifrane, an enchanting town that is so unique from many of the towns in Morocco beginning with its distinct architecture. Don’t be surprised if you think you have stepped into the middle of a European city! A light jacket is suggested here since Ifrane is chillier than most towns in Morocco. Your tour continues to Midelt a town located between the Mid Atlas and High Atlas Mountains, where is going to be the lunch. Make sure you have your camera handy because our tour through the Ziz Valley is every photographer’s dream.Finally in the early afternoon,arrive in Merzouga where you will leave your luggage in a secure location and prepare a small bag for your trek into the desert. Day 5 Merzouga to Alnif,Tazarine,Ouarzazate,Marrakech  Your journey will start with an early wake up to watch the sunrise on one of the highest sand dunes that surrounding your camp, have your breakfast, then get on the camel to ride back and the tour will finish in Marrakech city

$380.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 days 2 nights desert trip Fes to Marrakech

Day 1 : Fes - Middle Atlas Mountains - Sahara Desert Fes Desert Trips's driver, will pick you up from you hotel or Riad at 7 am for the fabulous journey up into the Middle Atlas Mountains. The first stop will be the delightful town of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930's and known as Morocco's Switzerland because of it's Alpine chalet-styled architecture and aspect. In the winter it is snow covered and there is a ski resort, Michliffen, nearby.Next you will travel through the huge cedar forests around the Berber village of Azrou, The Rock in the local Berber dialect where the famous Barbary apes, actually macaque monkeys will attempt to share your lunch in their natural habitat.Then, passing through the Atlas Mountains, that are said to hold up the sky, winding your way through forested peaks, twisting mountain streams and springs and spectacular, rough rock walls, you will arrive at the important Sahara's edge town of Rissani, then continuing on south, you will be surprised by the sudden appearance, as if by magic, of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes. At the foot of the sand dunes your Kasbah/ hotel awaits you, hot sweet tea is served and then you can chill out after the long journey and enjoy a delicious dinner while listening to the sweet strains of traditional Berber music until it is time to sleep. Day 2 : Share in the Beauty of the Erg Chebbi Dunes and the Hypnotic Sahara After breakfast you can choose your own experience; the delights of a walk through the immense dunes of the Erg Chebbi perhaps a refreshing dip in the hotel swimming pool, or maybe you'd prefer the option of a shopping trip to the nearby villages of Merzouga, with the largest underground natural reservoir in Morocco, and then the tiny Khamlia, called the village of the black people, as it is inhabited by the descendants of slaves taken from The Sudan who will enthrall you with their performances of their much loved Gnawa music.At dusk, you will find your camel prepared to carry you off into the glorious sunset on an unforgettable ninety minute trek through the shifting desert sands before you arrive at a traditional Berber desert encampment to spend the night in a tent, surrounded by mountainous dunes.Your guide will cook you an authentic Moroccan repast while you just take it easy, watching the stars, so many and so bright, you feel you could reach out and touch them, and listening to the soft sounds of time-honoured Berber music. A truly memorable day.Day 3 : Gorgeous Gorges and the Mountains to Marvelous Marrakech