Marrakech Desert Tours & Morocco Imperial Cities Tour
Tour Itinerary: MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO SAHARA DESERT TRIP 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Day 1: Airport Marrakech
We will pick you once you arrive at Marrakech airport and transport you to your hotel for a bit of rest from the trip, then depending on the remaining time (depends on your time of arrival of course) we will begin our Imperial Cities Morocco Tour by exploring the red city with a local guide that will ensure that you visit the important monuments such as .The Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Bahia Palace and many more are on the list. In the afternoon we will pay a visit to the square which is essentially a large open stage filled with local story tellers, dancers & musicians and snake charmers. You will finally be given some free time to explore the city and its souks at your leisure before retiring to the hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Day 2: Marrakech - Casablanca
Following the breakfast we will depart to the most cosmopolitan of all Morocco Imperial Cities, Casablanca. A city that fuses old aesthetics, observable in the residential blocks dating back to the 1930’s, the Anfa & the Great Mosque Hassan II, with the modern architecture of : the Square of the United Nations, the Boulevard Mohamed V. At the end of the day we will retreat to a 4 stars hotel for dinner and overnight sleep.
Day 3: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez
We resume our Imperial Cities tour From Casablanca by heading to the administrative capital of Morocco, Rabat. We will enjoy touring the Hassan Tower, the prestigious Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Kasbah of Oudayas with its glorious gardens. Afterwards we head to Meknes (the ismailian capital) with its Bab Mansour gate and towering ramparts, the jewish quarter and the royal stables. On our way to Fez we will cross the ruins of the old roman city of Volubilis and the city of Moulay Driss.Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Fes.
Day 4: Fez Guided City Tour
The 4th day of our Imperial Cities Morocco Touris completely dedicated to exploring Fez, the oldest of all Imperial cities and home to the first University in Africa dating back to 9th century. The city itself was founded in 808 AD to be the country’s first political, cultural and religious capital. We will initially visit the golden doors to the royal palace before reaching the highest point in the city for a magnificent view. We will tour through the old medina on foot to visit the religious monuments and then head to the neighborhood of artisans where the handy craftsmen produce art piece after art piece form metallic sheets before retiring to a hotel.
Day 5: Fez - Midelt - Eroud - Merzouga Dunes
Following breakfast, we will depart to Merzouga through the beautiful Ziz valley, Errachida and will stop in Midelt for lunch on the way. We will arrive to the hotel in Merzouga around 4 pm. This gives us time to enjoy the hotel’s pool before resuming our Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour with a camel trek during sunset in Erg Chebbi’s dunes. The camels will transport us to the nomadic desert camp we have setup where we will spend a night around the camp fire with tasty food and local music before sleeping in our tents.
You will be woken up to the best sunrise you have ever seen in your life and it will be followed by breakfast in the desert. We will ride the camels all the way back to the hotel for a quick shower. We will ride across Erfoud and Tinejdad for lunch then we reach Tineghir and Todra gorges where you will be given time to explore and take photos as you hike through the canyons. Finally, we will hit Boumalne du dades to enjoy the panoramic view of Dades valley before ending our day with dinner in the hotel.
Day 7: Dades Gorges - Valley of Roses - Ouarzazate -Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech
For the final day of our Imperial Cities Morocco Tourwe will head to Ouarzazate by crossing Skoura. We will have a photo stop at Kasbah Taourirt and another one at the cinematic film studios before making our way the the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah. After lunch near the monument we will cross the High Atlas Mountains Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m above sea level) to reach Marrakech and rest in the hotel.
Day 8: Transfer Airport Marrakech
You will be transported to the airport according to your flight schedule and wish you farewell and hope we have left you lasting memories of Morocco
Pick up / Drop off from Marrakech Airport.
Private transfer by a comfortable air conditioned Minibus.
English speaking driver during the 8 Days of the tour.
Pickup & Drop off at your accommodation.
6 Nights at the hotels (4 Stars) with dinner and breakfast.
1 Night in nomad desert camp with Private Tents, includes dinner and breakfast.
Berber music and animation.
Sunset and sunrise with camel treks.
Half a day Marrakech city tour with local guide.
Full Day Fez city tour with local guide.
Entrances fees to all monuments in Marrakech and Fez.
Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos ...Etc