Desert Imperial Morocco Tour – 10 Days

 

DESERT IMPERIAL MOROCCO TOUR – 10 DAYS

 

This captivating trip of 10 days of Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert tour is a great introduction to our unique country, it takes you through four old cities which are Fes, Marrakech, Rabat and Meknes allowing you to get a taste of Morocco’s art and history. Besides, you’ll get the opportunity to do Camel Trekking in Sahara Desert that one shouldn’t miss in life. There are gorgeous places to visit, architectural sights to see and incredible experiences await you on our tours. We are able to offer you unbeatable prices and unparalleled value.

Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1: FROM CASABLANCA – RABAT

After breakfast at your hotel we will start exploring  the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city Casablanca  situated in the center-west portion of the nation on the Atlantic Ocean, we will take a short visit to the splendid Hassan II Mosque: a breathtaking landmark of Casablanca with the tallest minaret at 210m.  Driving from Casablanca to Rabat, a visit to Hassan Tower + Mausoleum of Mohamed V is scheduled, a unique complex of Moroccan royal history, where Morocco’s past meets its future. After we visit the fortified neighborhood of Kasabah of the Udayas with its white and blue-washed streets and Visit the Andalusian Gardens.overnight in Rabat.

– Accommodation : Riad
– Included Activities : Inside visit to Hassan 2 Mosque
– Included Meals : Welcome Dinner

DAY 2: RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN

After breakfast  we will drive through the fascinating rif villages to the blue pearl Chefchaouen.We will start exploring this beautiful blue town situated in the rif mountains  south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. First we will visit the kasbah of chefchaouen,  small but charming back to between the 15th and 16th centuries AD, Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina, the shops in the square selling woven goods and small sweets, and, most importantly, tasting the town’s famous goat’s cheese.  Alternatively, you might prefer to get out of town and enjoy a short hike in the surrounding hills.

– Accommodation : Riad
– Included Activities : Rabat – Guided Walking Tour – Chella – Oudaya – Hassan Tower
– Included Meals : Breakfast – Dinner

DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – FES

Next stop will be  The world heritage site VOLUBILIS.  Established before the Christian Era, at a time when the area was part of Mauretania, Volubilis was considered the administrative center of the kingdom of Mauretania and also one of the most remote cities within the Roman Empire, located in the far southwestern region, then we continue to the holly town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune that give a great into traditional moroccan life and arriving by evening to Fez where you will spend the night in a nice authentic riad.

– Accommodation : Riad
– Included Activities : Guided walking Tour Volubilis
– Included Meals : Breakfast

DAY 4: EXPLORE FES

After breakfast you will have a sightseeing tour where you can Walk through high walled streets, watch the daily procession of mourners entering the tomb of Fez’s founder Moulay Idriss II. the medina of Fez is Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world what makes it the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco. Spend the day exploring the old city, visiting, Mederassa Bou Inania, the tanneries and the splendid Funduk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th century inn. return to your hotel to spend the night and enjoy a delicious moroccan dinner.

– Included Activities : Guided walking tour Fes – Fondouk Nejjarine – Mederassa Bou Inania – Alqarawyin University
– Included Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5: FES – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA SAHARA

After the breakfast we will start our long driving  day to Merzouga crossing the Atlas Mountains,on the way we will pass through the clean and the most modern city in the country Ifrane arriving to the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest to – Azrou – a city located on a steep hill through a variety of woods to the famed cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary monkeys. We will have lunch in a berber village before driving down the curves and join the pre-Saharan zone passing first by Errachidia and Erfoud  famous for its pottery and the interesting fossil quarries in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet then From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon,  you will ride camel to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, one of the most fascinating sights you will ever see. spend the night in a berber  desert camp and enjoy the stars.

– Accommodation : Desert camp
– Included Activities : Meet Nomads – Camel Trekking – Wildlife watch
– Included Meals : Breakfast – Dinner

DAY 6: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODGHA GORGES – DADES GORGE

From merzouga we continue our journey towards rissani that was the location of the famed desert capital, Sijilmassa, between the 14th and 18th centuries, where fortunes in gold and slaves were traded via caravans crossing the sahel. We will  have a short visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and possibility to explore the Souk (market) and the Fondouks where donkeys gather. then we will drive through the Dades Valley towards$the great canyons of Morocco Todgha Gorges situated beyond the central high Atlas Mountains. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of the Colorado, with its high plateau. we will go along the famous road of 1000 kasbahs, driving  through The Dades Valley where will visit the Dades gorge & valley. and we head to the Berber family for Lunch, cooking course, a walk to discover the valley and spend some time with the Berbers before we head to our hotel near the Valley.

– Accommodation : Kasbah
– Included Activities : Guided walking tour Dades – Guided walking tour of the valley and Gorge – Carpets co-operative – Visit underground irrigation channels – Errissani Markets – *OPTIONAL Cooking course – Lunch BERBER women – Henna
– Included Meals : Breakfast – Dinner

DAY 7: DADES GORGE – AIT BENAHDDOU – MARRAKECH

Aït Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987,this Unesco-protected red mudbrick ksar (fortified vilage) built in the 11th centuryand used to be  a strategic stop for caravans of camels, , often numbering hundreds, on the trans-Saharan trade route from the Sudan to Marrakech carrying gold, silver and slaves and returning with salt,Afterword we will  head to Marrakech via the tizin’tichka pass .we’ll stop to visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century Kasbah then we’ll continue exploring the tIzin’tichka road especially its great landscape of Berber’s villages. Overnight in a local riad in the medina of Marrakech.

– Accommodation : Riad
– Included Activities : Visit Skoura – Visit Cinema Museum – Visit Studios – Optional Traditional Hammam & Massage – Free time to explore
– Included Meals : Breakfast

DAY 8: MARRAKESH, FULL GUIDED CITY TOUR

Welcome to Marrakech or “the red city ” situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain, In Marrakech  Europe, Africa and the Middle East mingle and merge as t is two parts one is the old town called “medina” where you will visit with your local guide the interesting monuments of the city like the “koutoubia mosque”,”the bahia palace” and the famous square Jama lfna.The other part is the new modern town “gueliz” built during the French occupation.

– Included Activities : Guided walking Tour of Marrakech – Bahia Palace – Souks – Jamaa lfna & Koutoubia
– Included Meals : Breakfast

DAY 9: ESSAOUIRA DAY TOUR

Essaouira known also as Mogador is on the Atlantic coast 170 km from Marrakesh. enjoy a relaxing day at your peace in this beautiful seaside city where there are plenty things to do including water sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing, exploring the fishing markets for fresh seafood and traditional souks of the small medina of Essouira. On the way to Marrakech  there is a chance to stop and take pictures of goats on argan trees by the road and visit Organic Argan oil cooperative that is a form of social and organizational associations that give visitors a great chance to witness the products being made. In rooms adorned with Argan trees, women use ancient tools to hand press oil from the kernels. it is interesting to see the process like an open air museum.

– Accommodation: Riad
– Included Activities : Visit Argan Co-operative – Free time to Explore Essaouira
– Included Meals : Breakfast

DAY 10: CASABLANCA / AIRPORT TRANSFER

What’s included

– A very comfortable and air conditioned Late Model Vehicule
– Fuel for entire journey
English speaking guides during the tour (you can specify other languages)
Inside Visit to Hassan 2 Mosque
All nights accommodations on suite room Hotel
Camel trekking
Berber music and animation
Dinners and Breakfasts during the tour ( vegetarian welcome ) check itinerary for details
Breakfats daily
Marrakech, Fes, Rabat, Volubilis city sightseeing with local guides
Pick up & Drop off at Hotels / Airport
Visit to Oasis Museum
Visit to Essaouira
Trekking Atlas Mountains
Real life experiences

What’s not included

– Flights & Travel insurance
– All Lunches – ( Dinners, See itinerary)
– Drinks
– Tips & gratuities for your guides and driver
– Extra, Monuments Entrances

– Rabat & Casablanca
– Chefchaouen
– Fes Medina
– Meknes
– Volubilis
– Tizi n’Tichka Pass
– Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
– Ouarzazate
– Dades & Todra gorge & Valley
– Valley of roses & Ziz Valley
– Errissani Traditional Markets
– High Atlas Mountains
– Berber villages
– Sahara Desert
– Atlantic ocean

– Moroccan Culture & People, Food & History
– Berber Culture
– Camel trekking
– Berber music and animation
– Sleeping in desert camp