7 Days Imperial cities tour via Sahara Desert.
Day1: Casablanca – rabat:
We will pick you up from the airport in Casablanca and visit the famous Mosque and the biggest in the country Hassan2 Mosque which is the only Moroccan Mosque that is open for tourists. Besides, Casablanca is famous also with the Rick’s coffee where the famous movie “Casablanca” was filmed in 1942. Then we move to rabat which is now the capital of Morocco through the coastal Atlantic Ocean. when we arrive Rabat, we will have the chance to visit the unfinished Mosque Hassan from the 12th century and take a walk inside the Oudayas Kasbah with its panoramic view against the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the day a walk inside the old Medina of Rabat is recommended if you prefer to do it.
Overnight in Rabat:
Day2: Rabat – Rif Mountains – Chefchaouen:
After breakfast we will continue our tour leaving Rabat toward The Blue City in the north west of Morocco crossing the Rif Mountains with its green landscapes and many water dams, when we arrive you have the chance to choose wither you want a free time in the evening or a guided tour inside the Blue City Chefchaouen , a beautiful small blue city in Mountain with its old Medina that dates back to the 14th century, and its narrow blue streets. Blue washed walls enclosed by mountains.
Overnight in Chefchaouen.
Day3: Chefchaouen – Ouazane – Volubilis – Moulay idriss – Meknas – Fes:
If you prefer, we can leave the blue city around 10:00am/11:00am for you to enjoy more time in this breathtaking city, and then we cross the Rif Mountains toward the remarkable Roman world heritage of Volubilis; the entry fee is featured at 70dh per person. next stop will be at the holy Islamic town Moulay Idriss spread across the foothills of Zerhoune Mountains.
Then move to one of the four imperial cities of Morocco which used to be once the capital of Morocco in the 16th century with its famous gate Bab Mansour, lhdim square, souks, and old medina walls.
At the end of day, we will drive to Fes where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Fes.
Day 4: Fes Guided Sightseeing Tour:
Today is the moment you were waiting for; you will enjoy to visit the oldest of Morocco’s four imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city in the Arab World. Our local official city guide will be with you In a whole day tour in the old Medina of Fes with its old famous Madrasas, tanneries, 14th century water clock , the famous Blue Gate Bab Boujloud , and guide you through the souks inside the narrow roof covered streets, at lunch time our local guide will take to a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy traditional Fasi food (fes special food).
At the end of the day we will take you back to your accommodation.
Overnight in Fes.
Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou forest – Medelt – Errachidia – Ziz Oasis - Arfoud – Merzouga desert:
Today we will depart from Fes early morning and drive toward the desert , our first stop will be at Ifrane City where you will stretch your legs and take a walk inside the most modern city in Morocco, and the drive to the Azrou forest where we will have the chance to see the Macaque Barbary Apes (monkeys) inside the cedar tree forest .
Next we drive through the green plateau landscapes with many nomadic sheepherders looking after hundreds of sheep and goat. We will reach Medelt city or the city of apples where we will stop for lunch and drive more the South-East crossing the Ziz Mountains to reach the Errachidia city welcoming you with its beautiful clean blue dam, we continue our tour driving along the way of great date-palm trees Ziz Oasis enjoying route shots and cinematic scenes, we reach Arfoud city known for fossils and palm tree dates .
Then road to the highlight of your Morocco tour Erg-Echaabi golden dunes in Merzouga, where the camels will be waiting to take you to our desert camp after enjoying the authentic amazing sunset inside the dunes.
You will be served your dinner under the moon light/thousands of stars and then enjoy some Berber/Amazigh music/drumming around the campfire before you go to sleep.
Overnight in desert camp Merzouga.
Day 6: Merzouga desert – Rissani – Arfoud – Tinjdad – Tinghir – Todgha Gorges – Boumaln Dades Valley.
If you are a sunrise lover, you will enjoy the most beautiful sunrise against the sand dunes, then you will have the chance to choose between then camels or 4/4 car to return the dune lines.
We will meet again in the hotel at the dunes line, and move toward the Anti-Atlas Mountains going through the Rissani town where will be exploring the local market there and get in touch with locals just living their regular Souk day.
Next stop will be in the Qanats/underground canals that used to be at the past the only way to transport water from the mountains to the date-palm oases.
We will have lunch in Tinjdad town and visit a Berber museum if you prefer to, and head toward the Todgha Gorges driving along way the Todgha oasis, when we reach the Todgha canyons you will have free time walking and enjoy the 300m canyons with its running small river.
At the end of the day we will be at Boumaln-Dades where we will spend the night inside the Dades Gorges.
Overnight in Dades Valley.
Day 7: Dades Valley – Skoura Oasis – Ouarzaze – Ait-Benhaddou – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech:
After breakfast, we will start our day with a walk in the Dades Canyons, and discover inside the Monkey Toes rock formation there. Another Moroccan way of enjoying memorable, picturesque views, and landscapes.
then we drive through the Skoura Oasis and the famous Amridil Kasbah that dates Back to the 17th century, and we can visit it if you prefer to, we will continue our journey into Ouarzazte city which is the cinema capital of Morocco with many film studios that are open to the public visits.
Next stop will be at the Unisco World heritage Ksar Kasbah Ait- Benhaddou which is 20km from Ouarzazte city, the Kasbah famous as a backdrop for many International movies and series. We will visit the Ksar/Kasbah where you will have the chance to enjoy the berbere/Amazigh architectures and the way this site was built and fortified hundreds of years ago.
After lunch we will head toward Marrakech city driving through The High Atlas Mountains /Tizi N' Tishka Pass / 2260m altitude. In the heart of the high Atlas Mountains you will enjoy the beautiful picturesque views and landscapes.
Overnight in Marrakech.
The price of this tour starts from 776€/pp based on Two travelers group, but the prices may vary depending on:
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The number of days.
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