Morocco Tour Imperial Cities and Desert 9 days
Day 1: Exploring Marrakech Medina
Welcome to Morocco. Tranfert from Menara airport to your accommodation in city center for to relax after along flight from home.
We discover the famous red city, visit the city's historic monuments: Menara gardens, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadi tombs and the Bahia palace. Lose your-selves in the enormous souk and plunge into the effervescence of Djemaa el Fna Square, in the heart of millenary Morocco, let yourselves be spellbound by the dancers, the snake charmers, the jugglers, storytellers, singers. Dinner and breakfast in hotel
Day 2: Marrakech - Casablanca – Rabat
Upon arrival, we’ll collect you and drive to Casablanca where you’ll visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside Mecca and experience the coastal Cornish seaside. Afterwards, we’ll leave for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here, you’ll see the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah before checking in to your Riad at the heart of the Medina. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 3: Rabat - Chefchaouen City Tour
After breakfast in your hotel you can start the raod to Chefcahouen, for to get there in the mid day for exploring the medina of Chefcahouen. A beautiful unique city with its white washed walls and its blue doors and windows. Unlike many part of Morocco, this city was occupied by Spain and the influences of Spanish civilisation and architecture are all around. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet locals and walk in this beautiful Medina. Overnight in your Riad.
Day 4: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes – Fes
After breakfast We will then depart via Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town. Then Meknas we will take a tour of the Medina including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, the Royal Granaries & the city rampart. Night in your accommodation.
Day 5: Exploring Fes
After breakfast in your Riad, you’ll start exploring the oldest city in Morocco browsing its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter and the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We will ensure that you visit all the sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University – the oldest in the region, the Tanneries and the Attarine museum. After lunch, you’ll see the ceramic factory and experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the new city” La Ville nouvelle” for a drink. Overnight in our Hotel/Riad.
Day 6: Fes – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt - Merzouga
After breakfast we’ll leave Fes travelling towards Ifrane, a beautiful mountain village, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”. During this journey you’ll experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains. Stopping at Azrou – a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest (the largest in Morocco, you may well have the chance to see some Barbary apes. Afterwards we’ll travel through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock.
After lunch in your hotel you’ll travel to Merzouga via Errachidia and Erfoud. You’ll be travelling via the Ziz Gorge, taking in views of the High Atlas plateau, noting how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Afterwards, you’ll travel along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way to Erfoud and Rissani. Arriving at Merzouga in the afternoon, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before checking in to your Riad.
Day 7: Merzouga area and the Camel trek
After breakfast in the Hotel you can start exploring the area. You’ll visit the Gnawa people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle, whilst not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga with its bird populations. You may also want to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. In the afternoon it’s time for your camel trek, guided by an experienced camel man as you set off to explore within the sand sea of Merzouga. Dinner is in front of the tent where you will spend the night (the camp in equipped with flash-toilets and shower).
Day 8: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley - Ouarzazate
Your camelman will wake you up early in the morning to watch what well may be the best sunrise of your life after which you’ll camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga admiring the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. Lunch in the heart of the gorge precedes a drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continuing on to Skoura and the dirds valley by the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. The tour continues to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa”, whose geography and beautiful landscapes has attracted many world class movie producers. Here you may choose to visit the studios, containing props used in movies, you may have already seen, such as The Mummy, Gladiator and the Last temptation of Christ. Overnight accommodation will be in a local Riad.
Day 9: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben haddou - Atlas mountain - Marrakech
After breakfast, before heading for Marrakech, you'll stop at the Kasbah Taourirt, then the famous kasbah of Ait Ben-haddou Unesco site, where many movies filmed the main ones, Lawrence of Arabia, Tea in the Sahara, Game of Thrones and Gladiator. Visit of the Kasbah to discover the Berber real life of Morocco. Lunch then road to Marrakech via Tizi-n-tichka pass. Check into the hotel.
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Tour price: Depends on your budget we manage reliable accommodation.
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Pick up and drop off in airport or hotel
9 days private and exclusive services of Minivan with AC
9 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
Local guide in Fes and Marrakech
7 nights en-suite accommodation
1 night under nomadic tent
Camel ride to desert camp
Sand-boarding in the dunes
What's Not Included:
Entrance/Activity Fees and tips
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