Imperial Cities Tour And Desert Tour 14 Days 13 Nights 

The big Morocco tours Imperial cities & desert

Imperial Cities Tour And Desert Tour 14 Days 13 Nights 
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation

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OUR PROMISE

An inebriating combination of dynamic medinas, stunning mountains and a remarkable desert

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Included in your Tour:

  • Transfer in /out  from airport  to your accommodation 
  • 14 days by transport
  • 13 Nights stay accommodation 4*.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program.
  • Private English speaking driver.
  • Local City tour guided in Marrakech , Fes , Rabat
  • Private Transportation  by 4*4 /Van with AC
  • insurance Durant the trip

 

Not Included in your Tour:

  • Fly tickets
  • Entrance Fees
  • Dinners of Marrakech , Fes
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks.
  • Lunches
  • Personal purchase
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the program

 

Accommodation 4*

  • Casablanca hotel kenzi Basma
  • Rabat Riad Zyeo
  • Fes  Riad el Amine de Fes
  • Merzouga Sahara luxury camps
  • Skoura kasbah elkbabaa
  • Marrakech  Samira riads

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Price: $2450 / Person

ITINERARY

FLIGHT
(Please remember to book separately)
Day 1
Arrive To Casablanca
Day 2
Casablanca - Rabat
Day 3
Rabat- Fes
Day 4
Fes
Day 5
Fes -Merzouga
Day 6
Desert Experience By Jeep
Day 7
Merzouga - Dades - Skoura
Day 8
Skoura - Ouarzazte - Marrakech
Day 9
Marrakech
Day 10
Marrakech
Day 11
Marrakech
Day 12
Marrakech - Ourika - Marrakech
Day 13
Marrakech -casabalanca
Day 14
Goodbay Casablanca

YOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 Casablanca Arrival – Pick up from the airport to the hotel

After your rest, depending on your flight time, You’ll have a guided visit to Hassan II Mosque: one of the most impressive religious and cultural sites anywhere in the world, constructed on the sea and dominated by the highest minaret of the world at 210m. Half of the mosque lies on reclaimed land over the Atlantic Ocean and part of the mosque’s floor is made of glass so worshippers can kneel and pray directly over the sea.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 02 Casablanca – Rabat

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Rabat, today we explore Rabat which is the administrative and political capital. You’ll tour the Hassan Tower; Mohamed V Mausoleum which is decorated with marble, also gold and onyx leaf, the Oudayas Kasbah and the King Palace and old Medina. You’ll have a visit to the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg , this magnificent river marina is paved with famous historical sites like the esplanade of the Hassan Tower and the picturesque Chellah necropolis, which has witnessed many Mediterranean civilisations pass by. Outfitted with the most modern equipment to host up to 240 boats, the Bouregreg Marina aims to become an essential destination for recreational boaters seeking long stays or just an unforgettable stop over on their way to West Africa, the Caribbean or the shores of North America.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 03 Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

After having your breakfast, you’ll take the road to Meknes and Volubilis. Arrive in Meknes. Have lunch in the Nouvelle Ville of Meknes at a restaurant. Enjoy Moroccan cuisine and a variety of local wines from the Meknes region. After lunch, begin your visit at the 18th Century Palace built by Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdallah. Next, pass through Bab

Mansour, the triumphal arch, and enter Place El-Hedime, the Square of Ruins, which links the medina and the Kasbah. The square is lined with modern residential buildings and a covered food souk. Visit the Musée Dar Jamaï. The Dar Jamai museum shows modern Moroccan arts, woodwork, ceramics, carpets, costumes, jewelry, and metalwork. The sophisticated building was once a palace incorporating a mosque, menzah, courtyard, kitchen, and hammam. Visit the Roman Ruins of Volubilis . The breathtaking archaeological site of Volubilis, also referred to as Oualili, was once a thriving town occupied by the Romans. Volubilis has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and gained international acclaim when Martin Scorsese made it a feature location for the film The Last Temptation of Christ. Discover the fascinating Roman ruins adorned with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. The ruins are spread out across several acres and what remain visible are several fragments of wall, parts of massive columns, the capitol, the basilica, and a triumphal arch. The ruins reveal how the Roman Empire transformed the original Carthaginian settlement into a typical Roman city complete with mansions, a town center, a triumphal arch, and temples devoted to Roman gods. Enjoy tea at the small coffee shop that sits just below the Volubilis ruins before taking the road to Fes.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 04 Fes Guided Historical Tour: Architecture, Mosques, Gardens, Souks, Jewish Heritage Sites

Enter the Fes el-Bali through the symmetrical horseshoe arches at Bab Boujeloud, the Blue Gate. Visit Medrasa Bou Inania, an Islamic school founded by Abu Inan Faris that is beautifully decorated from floor to ceiling. Visit University of al- Karaouine. Founded in 859, this university is one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world, and is considered the oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning in the world. Visit the Chourara, or the Tanner’s Quarters, one of the most lively and picturesque souks in Fes. Located near the Wadi Fes and far from residential areas due to the tannery smell. See the wide array of local leatherwork, an authentic tradition of Fes.

Visit the Dyers Souk, a dyers market, located along Rue de Centuries, is the best place to see the dying vats which have been used for centuries to dye cloth and sheep, goat, cow, and camel leather. You will see many tanned hides colored with natural pigments of all shades and hues.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 05 Fes Gastronomical Tour

Today is a special opportunity to go deep in the heart of the Fes medina and discover local delicacies of the Fasis people. You’ll discover the Moroccan gastronomy, typically the fassi cuisine. You will visit three different food souks that offer the opportunity to try traditional Moroccan street food including dried meats, milawi, harsha, briouates, spicy sardines, spicy potato cakes, soups, olives and more. At the honey souk you will be able to taste an array of delicious wild honeys, discuss their flavors and health-giving properties and find out why honey is so important in Moroccan cooking and Islamic culture. Along with your local Moroccan Food Tour guide you will investigate traditional cooking methods by visiting a farnatchi where the water for the communal bath house ‘hammam’ is also heated, and a 400 year old ‘furan’ or communal oven and bakery. Look no further as the world of spices and their uses and the secrets will be in your hands. Cooking ClassSuggested a mid-afternoon Moroccan Cooking Class in Fes. These workshops are conducted by a dada, a traditional Moroccan cook, or a chef from a Moroccan restaurant, and are held at the hotel. Small groups of maximum 10 participants work alongside a translator, using modern equipment found in everyday kitchens. At a typical half- day workshop, one learns to prepare an appetizer and a main dish, or a main dish and dessert.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 06 Fes – Ifrane – Middle Atlas – Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

Take the road to Merzouga. Throughout the road to Merzouga village, we will pass by Ifrane, stopping to see the cedar tree forest and the local Barbary monkeys. We will also pass the American- Moroccan University Al Akhawayen, which was built by the Saudis. We will have lunch during our journey in the Ziz Valley or at another local town on the road to the Sahara Desert. We will continue along the road to Merzouga and arrive before sunset.

Take the road to Erfoud. Visit the Royal Palace gate. Enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the Borj-Est that rises 935 m (3067 feet) above the city. Erfoud is a city located in southeast Morocco. Although many ancient fortified villages have existed in the region for several centuries, Erfoud was built up by the French troops after the victory at Tafilalet that ended years of battle in 1932. Erfoud is an active city full of commerce, restaurants, street cafés, hotels, banks, handicrafts, and souvenir shops. While it is a modern Moroccan desert town, it still preserves the authenticity of a true Arab city with an impressively wild market and gorgeous surrounding landscapes filled with oases, dunes, and Rocky Mountains. Erfoud is a cinematic inspiration for movie directors. Many movies have been filmed in Erfoud, including Prince of Persia, March or Die, and The Mummy. Arrive in Merzouga. Explore the beauty of the desert.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 07 Merzouga – Exploration of Sahara , Visit the town of Rissani, Camel Trek in the Erg Chebbi Dunes

Visit Rissani, a desert town from the ancient Alawi Dynasty and the birthplace of King Mohammed VI, the current King of Morocco. Visit the old Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the first King of the Alawi Dynasty. Next visit Maison Touareg, a Tuareg house demonstrating Tuareg culture, and then the old Ksar of Rissani. Continue on the road to Merzouga. Venture out on a desert camel trek to watch the sunset in the Erg Chebbi Dunes. Your Tuareg guide will share the secrets of the Sahara Desert. As you glide across the silent desert landscape there will be countless opportunities to photograph the endless rolling dunes.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 08 Merzouga -Tinghir–Dades-Kelaa Mgouna-Skoura

Take the road to explore Merzouga’s desert scenery by piste. Go through Rissani. Going to Tinghir, explore and tour the village. Walk in the green fields and see how traditional Berbers live with their gardens of herbs,

livestock, and henna plants.Later on we’ll Take the road through the Dades Valley back to Skoura.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 09 Skoura – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Kasbah Telouet – Marrakech

Take the road to visit Ouarzazate and its famous Kasbahs. Located just four hours from Marrakesh, Ouarzazate is the main Berber city in the south known for spectacular sunsets and dramatic mountain and desert scenery. Surrounded by breathtaking valleys, Ouarzazate was once crossing point for African traders seeking to reach northern cities in Morocco and Europe. Visit Ait Benhaddou. 32 km from Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou is situated in Souss-Massa-Draâ on a hill along of Ouarzazate River. Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Jesus of Nazareth were filmed there. In recent years, controlled restoration has been carried out under the auspices of UNESCO. Ait Benhaddou once served as the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. Most of the town’s inhabitants live in a more modern village on the other side of the river, however ten families still live within the old castle. After visiting Ait Benhaddou, continue the road to Marrakesh

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 10 Visit of Marrakech

After breakfast, your day is dedicated to getting to know this ancient city that sits at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Expect sublime architecture and enchanting souks, the magnificent Bahia Palace, the Saadain Tombs where Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi spared no expense, importing Italian Carrara marble and gilding honeycomb muqarnas (decorative plasterwork) with pure gold to make the Chamber of the 12 Pillars a suitably glorious mausoleum. We’ll visit the former home and gardens of French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent where you can wander among the exotic greenery and cacti and experience the spectacular blues of Jardins Majorelle. With no time to waste, next comes the famous Koutoubia Mosque with its stunning minaret and lush gardens. We lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. In no rush, we enter the heart of Marrakech: the Medina, where Arab and Berber cultures explode in color, noise and originality. Smell spices. Taste olives. Buy local handicrafts and specialities. And of course the

famous Jemaa El Fna Square, with its snake charmers, storytellers, jugglers and acrobats. After, explore the souks’. Tonight, dinner at a ‘Thousand and One Night’ show in an ancient Moroccan Palace at the heart of the Medina. Finish your day at your accommodation.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 11 Marrakech, Visit of the Mamounia Gardens

Start your morning with a visit to the Mamounia Gardens , then go to explore the Museum Photography. By the afternoon we’ll visit the Mamounia Hotel and Gardens for tea and lunch or evening drinks. La Mamounia is where Alfred Hitchcock wrote the movie The Birds. It is situated on the edge of the walls of the old city of Marrakech and is named for its 200-year-old gardens, which were given as an 18th century wedding gift to Prince Moulay Mamoun by his father. Evening at Leisure to explore Marrakesh on your own. Your private driver will be available to escort you to a variety of restaurants we recommend.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 12 Mararkech-Valley of Ourika, Oulmes, Setti Fatma

Travel by 4×4 to visit the Souk Tnine de L’ourika, the gateway to the pleasant Ourika Valley. The roadsides are filled with gardens, palm tree plantations, and fruit orchards. Pass tiny hamlets, summer homes, cafes, and restaurants. Lunch in a traditional auberge, or take a picnic in a meadow facing the snow capped mountain overlooking the Ourika River. Moving through the valley we will visit Setti Fatma’s Waterfalls, a favorite weekend resort of many Moroccans appreciated for its beautiful streams and waterfalls. We will visit the famous tomb of Setti Fatima. Enjoy views of high green terraces, Atlas peaks, and villages in the rocky foothills from the seven waterfalls that surround the village. Trek along the pretty trails and, if you seek adventure, climb the walls to see rock carvings. Lunch near the Setti Fatma Cascades in a traditional Moroccan restaurant.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 13 Marrakech, Casablanca

Take the road to Casablanca. Then, continue the road to Casablanca. Arrive in Casablanca in the early evening.

Accommodation: Breakfast & Dinner at your hotel (drinks not included)

Day 14 Casablanca Departure

Breakfast at your Hotel. Depending on your flight schedules, we’ll transfer you to the Mohammed V Airport.and help you with registration formalities and special flight requirements before your departure.