Imperial Cities Plus Desert package Tour
Imperial Cities and the Desert
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
Erg Chebbi,Quarzazate,Todra Gorges,Dades Gorges,Khamlia Rissani
Tour price: from $870 per person
Day 1: Casablanca Rabat Meknes
Upon arrival, we will greet you at the airport and drive to Casablanca and then starts visiting the Hassan II Mosque then we drive to Rabat where we make a visit to the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. After lunch we will depart to Meknes where we stay overnight.
Day 2: Meknes Volubilis Fes
Today we will make a tour of Meknes 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. We will depart to Volubilis (the Roman ruins) and Moulay Idriss (the holy town). We will continue to Fes where we stay for dinner and accommodation at a traditional riad.
Day 3: Fes City Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast in your riad, you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarters, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with a cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole medina of Fes.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane Azrou – Midelt Merzouga
Today after breakfast we will depart for Merzouga through the Middle Atlas region. We will drive through Ifrane, the ‘Switzerland’ of Morocco and the cedar forests of Azrou where we can stop to hand feed the monkeys. Then we will continue to Midelt where we will have lunch and after that we will follow the Ziz River through the valley and stop to see the Ziz Gorges on our way to Merzouga. We stay overnight in desert hotel just before the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 5: Merzouga Khamlia Rissani Erg Chebbi
Today we will explore the desert region and the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to see the the nomad’s way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the of the desert. We will visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the ancient capital of Rissani. In the afternoon we will ride the camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
Day 6: Merzouga Todra Gorges Dades Gorges
Today we will wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes before making our way back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower. We will cross the palm lined valleys of Tourog and Tinjdad to arrive to Todra Gorge. We will take a walk in the Todra Gorges and have lunch in a local restaurant before we continue to our hotel in the Dades Gorges.
Day 7: Dades Gorge El Kelaa Magona Skoura Ouarzazate
Today after breakfast we will take a walk in the gorge and then take the off road track to see the nomad caves. We will continue our trip via El Kelaa Magona, Valley of the Roses and the Skoura oasis to arrive early evening in Ouarzazate where we stay overnight.
Day 8: Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou Telouet Marrakech
Today after tasty breakfast we will depart to Ait Benhaddou and visit the World Heritage Site (Kasbah and village). Then we will continue with a visit to the traditional High Atlas Berber village – Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. We will have lunch in a local restaurant in Telouet before descending the Tizi-n-Tichka to Marrakech.We stay in Marrakech in local riad.
Day 9: Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast in the riad , you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco” Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadian tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi; and the Ben Youssef Coranique school. Lunch at a restaurant near the square, then in the afternoon visit the gardens at Majorelle; Menara and the Koutoubia tower. Overnight accommodation will be in your riad as above.
Day 10: Marrakech Casablanca
We will spend the morning shopping or relaxing in Marrakech and then we leave mid-afternoon to Casablanca.
PRIVATE TOUR PRICE & DEPARTURE DATES (Minumum 2 participants)
Ps: Prices are US Dolar, Per person- Everyday
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Note: The prices depends on the number of the travelers and the accommodations category.
What the Price Includes
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Prado throughout the tour + fuel.
- Experienced driver.
- Pick up you and drop off from Casablanca airport.
- Local guide to explore Fes and Marrakech.
- All breakfast & dinners (Vegetarians are welcome).
- Kasbah Ait ben Haddou visit.
- Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac with guide (Private tents).
- Sandboarding in dunes.
- Water for your camel trip.
- Noon meals. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants)
- Drinks at meals.
- Entrance fees.
- Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.