Tour 13 Days from Casablanca to Imperial cities and Merzouga Desert
After leaving your hotel or riad, we will visit the Hassan II Mosque before departing to Rabat. In Rabat, we’ll visit the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. After lunch we will head to Meknes, arriving in early evening. You can have dinner in the restaurant overlooking the square opposite the beautiful Bab Mansour gate. Your accommodation will be in a traditional riad in the old medina.
After breakfast we will take 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 then depart via Volubilis, and see the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town and an important place of pilgrimage where the founder of Morocco’s first dynasty is buried. We will continue onto Fez. Dinner and accommodation at a traditional riad.
Breakfast in your riad, and then start an explorative journey of the Medina where you will visit the many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries. After lunch you will also view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, where you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. Your tour of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.Overnight accommodation at your riad.
Today we will explore the desert region and the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will 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 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.
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 at Todra Gorge. There, we’ll take a walk in the Todra Gorges and have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to our accommodation in the Dades Gorge.
After breakfast we will take a walk in the gorge and then take an off-
Ouarzazate is the Hollywood of Morocco. Here you’ll have a day on your own for shopping or sightseeing. You can visit the Taourirt Kasbah and the Atlas film studios.
After breakfast we will depart to the World Heritage site, the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Next, we’ll visit the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and the Kasbah el Glaoui. We will have lunch in a local restaurant in Telouet before descending the Tizi-
This guided tour of Marrakech will include a visit to the Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saâdien tombs and the Bahia palace. You can explore the amazing medina and the fascinating Jamaa El Fna square with lively entertainment and lovely souks (markets). night in riad o hotel.
After breakfast in your riad, Starting from 8:00 in the morning towards the road of Fes, about 2 hours of road that will lead you to the village of Ouzoud 180 km away from Marrakech at 1500m altitude. Ouzoud is famous for the highest waterfalls in North Africa (100m). You will visit this amazing place and walk at the foot of these fabulous waterfalls and then go up the 600 steps to reach the restaurants nestled on the river / falls banks. After a typical lunch, back to the road (30 min) and starting to visit the natural bridge of Imi n’Ifri one of the wonders of the immense rich Moroccan nature. Return to Marrakesh . Night in Riad o Hotel .
You can spend the morning relaxing or shopping in Marrakech before we depart at your convenience to Essaouira, a beautiful city on the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoy your day wandering the old fortified fishing port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast, enjoying the amazing mixture of Portuguese and Berber architecture. Explore the colourful souks, art galleries, the carpentry workshops devoted to cedar and Thuya wood carving and the fortified harbour with its stalls of freshly caught seafood.
You’ll have the morning free, to relax or shop in Essaouira before leaving in the early afternoon to arrive in Marrakech by 4 p.m., or earlier depending on your departing flight or whether you want more time in Marrakech.
- Private Transport with A/C
- Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
- Car Fuel
- Camel ride in dunes
- Sand boarding in dunes
- Overnight desert camping (Dinner & Breakfast)
- 11 nights in Hotels & Riads (Dinner & Breakfast)
- Local Guides in Imperial cities
- Flight tickets