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Imperial cities and Sahara desert

From-€3080/group

  • Rabat Morocco
  • Tannery in Fes
  • Ziz Valley
  • Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Ouarzazate
  • Souks Marrakech
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10-day Imperial cities and Sahara desert starting from Casablanca. Wander through old Medinas of the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech. Experience camel riding over the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi

Highlights

  • Hand pick-up from Airport and accommodations during the trip
  • Transportation in private and air conditioned 4wd car or minivan
  • Explore the imperial cities of Morocco and wander through it's old Medina
  • Enjoy the natural views of Atlas mountains
  • Experience camel riding in Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Explore the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Casablanca.

Arrive to Casablanca and be transferred to your riad/hotel.

Overnight: Casablanca | Breakfast

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Fes.

 After breakfast at your riad/hotel we will visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world with its world tallest minaret  at 210 metres (689 ft). After, we will leave to Rabat, the capital of Morocco where you will see some famous sites before leaving to Fes where you will dine and overnight.

Overnight: Fes | Breakfast

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Fes.

After breakfast at your riad/hotel Fes, you will start exploring the medina which is listed as UNESCO world heritage. Wander through its typical souks and alleys lined with local shops. We will ensure you visit the most famous historical and cultural sites including the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter, Al Qaraouine University which was founded in 859, the tanners' quarter with its mosque and the Es-Sahrij medersa, and Attarine museum. After lunch, you will start exploring Carpet Shop, Scarves and local handicrafts.

Overnight: Fes | Breakfast

Day 4: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud.

Today’s journey will starts from your riad/hotel towards the South. We will pass by Ifran, the so called Switzerland of Morocco. It is a beautiful town and ski resort in the Middle Atlas. After, we drive to Azrou and see the Cedar forests where we will stop for photos before driving to Midelt where we will have lunch. Afterwards, continue to Erfoud, the Gate of Sahara Desert situated along the Ziz valley, via Tizi n Talghamt pass, Errachidia, and Aoufous. Arrive at Erfoud famous for its international dates festival in addition to its fossils of different kinds. Dine and overnight in a hotel.

Overnight: Erfoud | Diner and Breakfast

Day 5: Erfoud - Merzouga.

After your breakfast, we drive to Merzouga through Erissani to visit the Souks before continuing to the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Visit the lake situated near Merzouga while you have also the opportunity to visit Nomads living around there for tea. Lunch at an auberge or hotel with a multi options menu. At the evening, you experience a camel ride in the highest dunes in Morocco, where you can see clearly the sun sets. Dine and overnight in an equipped camp in the oasis under millions of stars.

Overnight: Merzouga | Diner, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Skoura.

Wake up early to see the sunrise from the top of the dunes before riding your camels back to your Auberge/hotel for shower and breakfast. Afterwards, leave for Todra Gorges, a canyon in the east of the High Atlas Mountains near Tinghir, with high cliffs up 600m offering a spectacular view. Continue along the Dades valley to Skoura,a beautiful oasis situated 35km east of Ouarzazate and lined with massive palm groves, the town of Skoura is referred to as the “the oasis of One Thousand Kasbahs.” And the most impressive Kasbah is the 17th Century Kasbah of Amerhidil.

Overnight: Skoura | Diner and Breakfast

Day 7: Skoura - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech.

After breakfast in Skoura, we will drive to explore Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the most famous Kasbah in Morocco. The Kasbah is a UNESCO world heritage and is a location for Hollywood films. Your guide will lead you to explore this spectacular Berber village and share with you the history of this ancient Kasbah which was once an important point for the caravan between the sahara and Marrakech. After lunch we continue our journey to Marrakech where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Marrakech.

After breakfast in your riad/hotel in Marrakech, you will start exploring the city of Marrakech. We will ensure you see the most impressive sites of the city. Sightseeing includes, exploring the medina and stroll along the alleys lined with shops where you will explore different beautiful collection of handcraft including designed Berber carpets and other attractive goods. In addition to Jamaa El Fena square, The Majorelle Garden, El Bahia Palace, and The Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens.

Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast

Day 9: Relax and Shopping.

Today is your chance to relax in your traditional riad. But this is not enough because we believe it is also your opportunity to explore the shops and maybe get interested in something to take home as Marrakech is very well rich with different local hand-crafted treasures like Leather goods, necklaces, antique textiles, pillows, slippers, spices, essential oils, scarves, tassels, and beautiful Berber carpets.

Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast

Day 10: Transfer to Airport.

Transfer to the Airport where our service ends.

Breakfast

This trip can be started either in Marrakech, Rabat or Tangier. Also, it can be customized depending in the length of your vacation in Morocco.

Included

  • Transportation and transfers in private 4wd car or minivan
  • Fluent English speaking driver
  • Fuel and tolls
  • 6 nights in BB in hotel or Riad in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech
  • 3 nights with HB in hotel or Riad in Erfoud, Merzouga and Skoura
  • Local guide in Volubilis, Fes and Marrakech
  • Entrances fees to all sightseeing

Excluded

  • Diners in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

The following hotels are the ones we are accustomed to using on this tour. We bear in mind replacing them to others of the same category when we have to.

4 stars accommodations

Casablanca: Club Val D'Anfa hotel

Club Val D'Anfa hotel

Fes: Riad El Yacout

Riad El Yacout

Erfoud: Xaluca Hotel Erfoud

Xaluca Hotel Erfoud

Merzouga: Bivouac Azawad

Bivouac Azawad

Skoura: Ait Ben Damiette Kasbah

Ait Ben Damiette Kasbah

Marrakech: Riad Marrabahia

Riad Marrabahia

The prices bellow concern every group travelling and based on twin, double and triple occupancy. If anyone wants his own room the single supplement will be added to the group price

4 stars accommodations

Number of people Price/Group Single Supp.
2 pax EUR3080 EUR450 Book now
3 pax EUR3590 EUR450 Book now
4 pax EUR4200 EUR450 Book now
5 pax EUR4750 EUR450 Book now
6 pax EUR5390 EUR450 Book now

Tour details

Starts Casablanca

Ends Casablanca

Duration 10 days

Tour Guide Yes

Meals Breakfast: 10 | Diner: 3 | Lunch: 1

Why book with us?

  • Best price guarantee
  • Tour with locals
  • No additional cost