Morocco imperial cities Tour and Desert from Casablanca
Morocco imperial cities Tour and Desert from Casablanca Program :
1 : Casablanca – Meknes – Fes
2 : Fez sightseeing
3 : Fez – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt
4 : Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
5 : Merzouga – Visit of Gnaoua – Visit of Nomad – Tour around Erg Chebbi desert – Camel treks – Night in desert
6 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades – Skoura – Ouarzazate
7 : Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait benhaddou – Tizi -n-tichka – Marrakech
8 : Visit of Marrakesh
9 : Day trip to Essaouira.
10 : Marrakesh – Casablanca
Morocco imperial cities Tour and Desert from Casablanca : Itinerary
Day 1 : Casablanca – Meknes – Fes
The road to Fes takes us along a beautiful stretch of farmlands where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown. Before arriving to Fes you will visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the sight of the famous Roman ruins left from the Roman Empire’s most southern outpost.Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail and has the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. This leads us into the Henri es-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Upstairs is a rooftop garden and cafe with a great view of the city. Arrive into Fes, check into the hotel.
Day 2 : Fez sightseeing
After breakfast, you will begin your visit of “the oldest living Medina in the world” with a local official tour guide. You will tour the Medina with its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine mosque and University.You will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After lunch you will continue your tour to visit the Najarine Fountain, the old Harem Garden and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, you will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Day 3 : Fez – Ifran – Azrou – Midelt
In the morning we will go into the mountains to a region known as Imouzzer, which is blanketed by forests of cedar, juniper and cork oak. the area is well known for having abundant wildlife and we may see many types of birds, wild boar and Barbary apes on our scenic drive. Then the road will start climb into the Middle Atlas Mountains we may see the slopes dotted by the tents and goat herds of nomadic Berbers who call this rugged region home. We arrive to Midelt where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 4 : Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga
After the breakfast we continue on mountain roads overlooking the wide flowing Oued Ziz. Passing Kasbahs and palm groves we pass through the adobe colored city of Er-Rachidia and arrive in the late afternoon to Merzouga, city on the outskirts of the Sahara Desert, Overnight in Merzouga.
Day 5 : Merzouga – Visit of Gnaoua – Visit of Nomad – Tour around Erg Chebbi desert – Camel treks – Night in desert
After the breakfast and take shower in hotel , we go in a tour around the erg chebbi, we will visit Khamlia village and listen to some gnawa music, originally from Ghana, and Sudan. We will visit some deserted mines, Berber nomads and oasis of palm trees. Towards lunchtime, we go back to Merzouga, where we will rest for a while. As you will not require your luggage, we will store it at the hotel, before leaving on a caravan of camels to ride for about an hour to the Desert camp, Night in a Berber tent with Berber music.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After seeing the sunrise we go back on camels to Merzouga after the breakfast and take shower in hotel then start our journey to Ouarzazate . On the way we visit the Berber shops containing fossils, carpets, lamps, leather… Tinjdad, Todra gorges, Boumalene Dades…we arrive a Ouarzazate in evening
Day 7 : Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait benhaddou – Tizi -n-tichka – Marrakech
Leaving Ouarzazate in the Morning ,we will visit UNESCO protected site of Ait Ben Haddou. A most impressive Kasbah and well-preserved fortress in Morocco, many movies were filmed here such as the Gladiator. Leave Ait Ben Haddou and start heading towards the majestic Atlas Mountains. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. arrive a in evening
Day 8 : Visit of Marrakesh
A day tour to visit Marrakech , visit the Menara, a surrounded pool by flowerbeds that function as an irrigation system for the surrounded fields. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Optional lunch will be in the medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.
Day 9 : Day trip to Essaouira.
After breakfast in your riad, you will start travelling to Essaouira, “Mogador”. Just before you get to Essaouira and since this is the land of the “Argan culture”, you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food they can’t find on the ground. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties. Get to Essaouira around 11 am and then start our exploration of the city; You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, see The wood carved by artisans, walk through the alleys of the medina and view hundreds of handicrafts. After that you will have some free time before we drive you back to Marrakech.
Day 10 : Marrakesh – Casablanca
After having the breakfast we will transfer you to Casablanca. Drop off at the airport, your hotel or whenever you want. End of Morocco imperial cities Tour
Services included in the price:
- Tour in 4×4 vehicle/minivan with A/C
- Nomad Visit
- Guided visit of Marrakech
- Day trip to Essaouira
- 8 nights in a hotel or riad (breakfast & dinner included)
- Camel trekking (camel per person)
- 1 night in desert camp
- Water for your desert trip
Services not included in the price