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1 Day Trip To Ifran From Fez

1 Day Trip To Ifran From Fez

Overview:

On this 1 Day trip to Ifran from Fez, you will have the opportunity to visit Ifran, the “Moroccan Switzerland”. Ifran is beautifully surrounded by the largest cedar forest in the world; you will be amazed by its lake, the parks, and the rich fauna, which decorate the most beautiful hiking trails. On the way, you will be able to see beautiful s picturesque villages.

Itinerary:

After breakfast at 08:00 am, we drive to Ifrane. Ifrane, set at an altitude of 1,650 meters, will amaze you with the calm waves of its lakes, and the beautiful waterfalls. You will enjoy the diverse bird and monkey species inhabiting Ifran’s park; A Barbary macaque will amuse you and don’t be surprised if a Barbary deer will be watching you from a few meters away.

Ifrane is also a heritage. The modern town of Ifrane was established by the French administration in 1929 on land expropriated from the inhabitants of the zâwiya. The town was to be a “hill station,” a cool place for colonial families to spend the hot summer months, and it was initially planned according to the “garden city” model of urban design then in vogue. The plan called for chalet-type summer homes in the Alpine style, laid out among gardens and curving tree-lined streets. A royal palace was also built for Sultan Muhammad b. Yûsuf. The town’s first public buildings consisted of a post office and a church. Moreover, a penitentiary was built which served as a POW camp during World War II.

As elsewhere in Morocco, a shantytown called Timdiqîn soon grew up next to the colonial establishment. It housed the Moroccan population (maids, gardeners, etc.) that serviced the French vacationers. Timdiqîn was separated from the colonial garden city by a deep ravine. After independence, the French properties in the original garden city were slowly bought up by Moroccans. The town was enlarged and endowed with a mosque, a municipal market, and public housing estates. Furthermore, the shanty neighborhood of Timdiqîn was rebuilt with proper civic amenities. In the afternoon, we drive back to Fez, where our 1 Day trip to Ifran from Fez ends.

Included

  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • You can stop whenever you want.
  • Pick you up & drop off at your accommodation in Fez.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel and all associated expenses.

Not Included

  • Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at the meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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