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7 days: Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert Trip

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Casablanca, Morocco

  • Activities

    Car Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    7 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Drop-off at Casablanca airport

  • Starting Location

    Pick-up at Casablanca airport

  • Price Includes

    Guiding services, food, lodgings, activities

Highlights

  • Explore Fes, visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum.
  • In Merzouga, gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums...
  • In Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”, see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace.

Trip Info

Go sightseeing in the oldest cities of Morocco with your personal guide; this tour is incredibly immersive. Check out the itinerary, customize if you like!

Day 1: Meet you in Casablanca airport and drive to Fes
Our Team Will meet you in Casablanca airport and drive to Fes which will take about 4 hours and a half. Night in a Riad.

Day 2: Fes Sightseeing
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 headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with 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 3: Fes – Merzouga. Camel ride in Erg Chebbi dunes and night in a camp
After breakfast We will start our day from the Riad in Fes then drive southwards to Ifrane and Azrou by the Middle Atlas mountains. On the way we will stop at cedar forest to see the Barbarian Ape in their natural habitat. Traveling through the Tizi Ntalghamt pass to Midelt and along the magnificent Ziz Gorges carved through volcanic rock, you’ll see views of the Middle-Atlas plateau, noticing how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city Errachidia. After lunch, we’ll continue our journey through the Ziz valley Erfoud, Rissani and Merzouga. After a glass of mint tea, we will leave our luggage in a room then take the camels to a Berber camp in the middle of Erg Chebbi Sad Dunes. 20 km long and 5 km wide it is also reputed as the highest sand dunes in North Africa. It is a unique and diverse environment. The camel trek takes about 1hr 30 min from the hotel to the camp where we continue the spirit of the nomadic Berber lifestyle. There we setup 3 Berber tents with additional restaurant and kitchen with the dunes naturally providing basic facilities. The tents are well equipped and we provide mattresses, blankets, and cushions. After dinner we gather round the fire and enjoy the desert night perhaps with traditional Berber drums.

Day 4: Merzouga – Toudgha Gorges – Dades Valley
The camel man will wake you up early in the morning to watch what may well be the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to your hotel appreciating the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast and shower, you’ll leave for Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco – before arriving at Dades Valley for dinner and accommodation.

Day 5: Dades Valley – Ait ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaat Mgouna and Ouarzazate. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand Kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. Then the roses valley and Skoura village. Continue to Ouarzazat, “the Hollywood of Africa”. Lunch is at the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. After touring this UNESCO matrimonial historical site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi ‘n’ tichka pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains,. We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive views and visit the argan oil cooperative. We will arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

Day 6: Marrakech Sightseeing
After breakfast in the Riad, you can start exploring Marrakech “the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. On the afternoon, you will have some free time to wonder by yourself the other parts of the city

Day 7: Transfer to the airport
The pick up to the airport depends on your flight departure.

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