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Imperial Cities & Desert 10 days

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat:

On your arrival to Casablanca through the airport or through another city, you will be picked and start your tour by firstly visiting the Hassan II Mosque; the biggest mosque in Africa. Next step is experiencing the Cornish coast, where you will have a pause to enjoy dynamic life of indigenous people of Casablanca. Next step then is driving to Rabat, where you will visit the historical highlights of the Moroccan capital including: the Mausoleum, the Hassan tower and the Kasbah of Oudaya. Later on, you will be taken to our Riad/hotel, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes:

After breakfast, we will drive to Fes passing by Meknes and Volubilis. In the Ismaili capital of Morocco ‘’ Meknes’’ you will have the chance to see the old gate ‘’Bab Mansour ‘’ which was built by the sultan My Ismail. Next is discovering the Berber system of irrigation and plantation ‘’the granary and the Sahrij Souani ‘’. In Volubilis, you will have an unforgettable day; you will visit the well preserved Roman Empire dating to 225BC. We will have stop in this historical place for pictures and visit all sites of this corner. Through the foothills of the Rif Mountains, we will drive to the city of Fes, where you will have your dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Exploring Fes:

Your day will be dedicated to discover the city of Fes, the best destination in Morocco. Fes is seen to be the capital of cultures, mixture of cultures is found in this historical city. There a lot of historical highlights that should not be missed by travelers visiting this old city including Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarter, which is the first Mellah that was built in Morocco and Al Qaraouine University, the first university that was built in Morocco. After having eaten your lunch , we will visit the ‘’ceramic factory’’ where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes .It is our duty to guide you and make sure you have been to all these sites. All these sites represent the national heritage of the Moroccan huge, deep and historical culture. In the evening, we will have our stop for a drink and then walk back to your accommodation.

Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Errachidia – Merzouga:

After your breakfast, you will commence your journey by driving south toward Merzouga passing by Ifrane, Azrou and Errachidia. Take one of the most scenic journeys down south .Your driver will provide you with interesting information about these entire cities. Our first stop will be in the city of Azrou, the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco. Here you will enjoy the scenic panoramic views, open your cameras and be careful of Barbary apes to not steal it from you. We will be continuing our experience by driving to the city of Errachidia. On your way there, you will notice how the scenery changes by approaching the desert. Arriving Errachidia, we will stop in one of the most scenic views there before driving to Merzouga. Merzouga is the most favorite destination for visitors coming to Morocco, known for its charming dunes, and its sunny weather. On arrival, you will be driven to your hotel where you will have your dinner and spend the night.

Day 5: Merzouga area and the Camel trek:

After your Breakfast, you will start your experience in the city of Merzouga, visiting its most visited places, visiting the Gnawa people to enjoy their music style. Next step is visiting the lake of Merzouga. After your lunch, your camel caravans will be waiting for you. Then setting off to the Erg Chebi where your camp takes place in heart of the desert. Enjoy the fascinating sunset and then back for your dinner, and then music with Berbers under shiny stars.

Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges: 260km

An early wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, taking pictures and back to your eating area where breakfast will be served for you. After that, it’s time to say bye for the desert, trekking back by camels to our vehicle and drive to the Todgha gorges of Tinghir. After passing by Rissani, Alnif, we will achieve the city of Tinguir,and then to its Gorges of Todgha. Walk under the 300m high red cliff; enjoy the fascinating landscape between this Rocky Mountains. After your lunch, we will drive to the Dades valley, exactly to the majestic valley of ait Sedrate, where you will enjoy the panoramic views toward the Dades River as well as enjoying the Rocky Mountains. Your visit to this valley will include also a visit to the monkey toes maintain-like. Your diner and night will be in a hotel near to the Dades River.

Day 7: Dades Gorge – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech:

After having eaten your breakfast, our morning tour starts with a stop in the valley of roses, take a glimpse of the majestic ‘’ kella M’gouna’’. You will stop there to visit the local workshops and purchase some of the rose’s products, as this city known for its high quality of rose’s products. Enjoy shopping for both local and international brand in Kella M’gouna. Spend your time on the way to ouarzazat taking pictures, as there is much sightseeing on the way. On your arrival to Ouarzazate, you will first eat your lunch and then start your discovery of the city. Our first stop will be the Kasbah of Taourirt, one of the most beautiful and historic places in Ouarzazate and the second most visited place after the Studios. Discovering the whole Kasbah, having time for pictures as well as resting for a while. Next step is the first choice for all south visitors; Studios of Ouarzazate.Time is yours to enjoy your guided tour in the studios. Our next direction will be the Fint Oasis, one of the famous attractions in Morocco; it is a small village of palm pomegranates, you will enjoy the picturesque landscape of this area, absorb the scenery and calmth. On the way back, you will have the chance to visit a Kasbah called ‘’KasbahTifoultout, another site on the road to Marrakech, where you can see local building style. Finally we drive to Marrakech city passing by the Tichka pass. On your arrival; you will be welcomed in our riad there. Take the rooms and be ready for a Marrakechi dinner in the terrace of the Riad

Day 8: Exploring Marrakech:

Marrakech would be leaving you wanting more, no more than a Moroccan city, known for its two sides; old walled city, and New European city. From the old Riads that have been a witness of the Almoravid dynasty faith, the museums that commemorate the renaissance time of the Berber culture. After having eaten your Breakfast, our city guide will bring you from your riad and start the visit of the most well-known monuments of Marrakech, including Bahia Palace, El Badii Palace, Jamee Elfenna Square, and the Koutoubia Mosque. You will stop then for your lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in the old City. The discovery day continue by visiting the Gardens of the city, Majorel Gardens, Menara Gardens and finally Agdal Gardens. The tour ends and you will be driven back to the Riad. Dinner will be served in the Riad.

Day 9: Exploring Marrakech:

After your breakfast, we will start second day in the red City driving to the Valley of Ourika in the big Atlas Mountains. The journey to this paradise valley is approximately 45 minutes. Stops on way there are included, to picture the fascinating landscape around Marrakech. Ourika is the choice for Marrakchi people to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Spending your day discovering the valleys and enjoy the majestic nature there. Your lunch will be served in one of the best Berber restaurant over-there. After lunch, your local guide will guide you to visit the 6 waterfalls of city Fatma. This tour takes you to the must-see landmarks and shopping places of the Berbers, where Local products are for sales. After this colorful tour, we will drive then direct to your accommodation in Marrakech. Dinner and overnight will be in our Riad.

Day 10: Marrakech – departure:

Your transfer to the airport will be organized three 2 hours 30 minutes before your flight. End of tour at the airport.

Imperial Cities 10 days Side Note

Imperial Cities 10 days Highlights

  • In both ways, you will be able to ask for stops wherever to take pictures in the panoramic views
  • Bring comfortable shows, you will have to walk
  • Bring your cameras; there is a lot of sightseeing on the way

Time schedual

Imperial Cities Included

  • Pick-up /drop-off
  • An air conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation ‘’ breakfast and dinner’’

Imperial Cities Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Imperial Cities & Desert 10 days July 30, 2017

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