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Imperial Morocco & Desert

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Casablanca, Morocco

  • Activities

    Adventure, Desert Tour

  • Price
    €1400 EUR per person
  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    The day that the customer chooses.

  • Starting Location

    Casablanca

  • Price Includes

    Transport in 4x4 or minibus - Driver - Fuel - Dromedaries included - Hotel overnight stay: Dinner and breakfast ( Marrakech -just Breakfast ) included - Guide to visit the medina of Marrakech and Fes

  • Notes

    If anything is not clear, do not hesitate to contact us.

Highlights

  • Visit each of the 4 Imperial Cities : Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech.
  • Check out the famous square, Jamaa el Fna, which holds the most incredible popular theatre: snake charmers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, fortune-teller, and so much more.
  • While in Fez, see the Medersas (Koranic Schools): Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. Also explore the Souks, Fes El-Jedid, and Karaouine Mosque.
  • Stop at Azrou "the rock”, a Berber village known for its craftsmanship, carpets and wood sculptures.
  • Explore the ruins of the Roman city, Volubilis, whose development began in the 3rd century BC.

Guide

Trip Info

Throughout decades the four cities that have been capitals of Morocco have been called imperial cities. With a strong history and plenty of monuments, each of them has its own and different nature. These cities are: Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech.

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat: Pick-up from Casablanca Airport. During the day we will visit the Hassan II mosque before departing for Rabat. When we arrive in Rabat city we will tour around and check out its monuments, including Oudaias Castle, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Tower.

Day 2: Rabat – Meknés – Fez: Depart for Meknes and along the way detour through the Mamora forest. Meknes is a city that achieved great splendour thanks to Mulay Ismail Sultan, and but a short distance away is the ruins of the Roman city, Volubilis. You will also visit the Saint City, Moulay Idriss before departing for Fez.

Day 3: Fez / Fez: This day is dedicated to discovering the intellectual city and cultural capital. Many monuments can be visited including Medersas (Koranic Schools): Chahrij, Bouinania Attarin. In addition we can see Souks, Fes El-Jedid, Karaouine Mosque (First world university).

Day 4: Fez – Erfoud: From Fez, we will go through the Medium Atlas Mountains to reach Ifrane, known as “The Switzerland of South Africa”. Next we will stop at Azrou, called the “the rock”, a Berber village known for its craftsmanship, carpets and wood sculptures. When we arrive at Midelt we will continue through Tizi Talghemt or “Chamelle Neck”, at an altitude of 1,907 meters. The view is spectacular: the mountains are completely naked, covered with a purple coat. We will also travel to Errachidia and we will will cross the Tafilalet massif, considered one of the largest oases in the world, towards the palm grove of Erfoud.

Day 5: Erfoud – Ouarzazate: We will depart by road to the Jorf palm grove located on the right side of the Ued Ziz valleys. Then, we will go to Ksar de Touroug, surrounded by spectacular oases. After that, we will go through Tinejdad before reaching Tinerhir. After lunch, we will go to Todra Gorge. Through the beautiful Boulmane Dades valley, we will reach Kelaa Me Gouna-Rose Valley, which achieves its greatest splendour in May. Arrival to Ouarzazate. Possibility to visit the Taourirt Kasbah.

Day 6: Ouarzazate – Marrakech: We will go to Marrakech through Tiz-in-Tichka (2,260 m-altitude), known as “the neck of pasture”. We will travel the slope by a specially winding road, which offers an incredible view over the Haouz level, full of vibrant colours. Arrival to Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech – Marrakech: This city extends majestically above the Atlas Mountains and their snow-capped peaks. Marrakech is a show city, where you can find a 24-hour party in the famous square, Jamaa el Fna. For many decades, this square holds the most incredible popular theatre: snake charmers, musicians, dancers, storytellers, fortune-teller, actors and so on. In Marrakech there are plenty of places that could be visited, for example, Medersa Ben Yussef, the Menara, the Dar Si Said Museum, the Agdal Garden, Saadianos’ graves and Badi and Bahia Palaces.

Day 8: End of itinerary: Departure from Marrakech.

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