This Desert Tour from Casablanca from Casablanca is a packed yet relaxed road trip, visiting all four of Morocco’s imperial cities: Rabat, Meknes, Marrakech, and Fes. Imperial Cities, In addition, you will also visit the Andalusian-style mountain town of Chefchaouen, the ‘Blue Pearl’ in Morocco’s non-imperial crown prior to a memorable Erg Chebbi for Camel Trek and Luxury Desert Camp experience and the opportunity to explore the beautiful coastal town of Essaouira.
Atmospheric accommodations, spectacular mountain journeys from North to South and time to experience arguably the most bewitching, exotic and mysterious North African country located so close to Europe, awaits you on this considered tour.
What to Expect
8 Days Morocco Imperial Cities & Camel trek
This is a desert-inclusive tour and it can be customized should you wish to spend an additional night in the Sahara. To allow even more customization, we can shorten or extend the tour, if you require it. Our extensive ‘Royal Routes into Morocco’ tour will wow you on arrival with a visit to the magnificent Hassan 11 Mosque in Casablanca. Then we will have an overnight stay in the Moroccan royal capital of Rabat where the current king resides.
Upon your arrival at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, Mohammed V International airport, While in Casablanca, you will visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the third-largest mosque in the world. After you will Drive to Rabat where you will visit the best sites of this city such as the Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Oudayas Kasbah overlooking the Atlantic.
Then travel to Meknes, one of Morocco’s ancient imperial cities, where you will have a break for drinking some coffee and strolls in its busy square and Medina(Lahdim).ending with dinner at your riad in Meknes
Morning devoted to discovering this magnificent Imperial city.sightseeing of Meknes includes Mosolum Moulay Ismail, Bab Mansour, Sahrij Souani.
After lunch, you will continue to Volubilis, the best example of an ancient Roman city in Morocco. After that drive through Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, The holiest Islamic town in the Kingdom of Morocco, where thousands of the Moroccan faithful come on pilgrimage every August to pray at the tomb of this descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.
, you will continue to Fes and ending your day with dinner at your riad in Fes medina.
The whole day is devoted to touring this UNESCO World Heritage City. Sightseeing of Fes includes the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine mosque. Afternoon traveling via Azrou, where you can see Barbary apes in the forest of the Middle Atlas and then continue to your hotel in Midelt, the apple capital, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain.
Departure from Medilt at 9 o’clock to Merzouga desert, We will pass over the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and through the Ziz Valley, which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis.
All along the road, there are innumerable ksars, small villages of individual houses. From here we reach Er Rachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Then continue to Merzouga, where you will meet your camel guide to ride into the dunes to the bivouac(camp). Dinner and overnight will be under the nomad tent.
The trek will start right into the desert for 1:30min, We will spend the night in an equipped camp in the middle of the Sahara, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise when you arrive at the camp you walk to the high dunes to see the sunset, It will be a magical night when the sky is clear of cover and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. There will be a wonderful dinner around a campfire, you will spend the night in a luxury camp in the desert ( hot shower & bathroom inside your own tent)
In the morning after hot shower and breakfast in a luxury camp in the desert you will ride the camels backing to Merzouga, today we will leave the desert toward Rissani there you can visit the souk (the biggest Market in the area)then continue to Tinghir, and Todra gorges, the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco.
After lunch in the heart of the gorge, we will drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll see the majestic sand castles and the amazing rock formations known as “monkey toes”. Overnight accommodation will be in a fancy hotel overlooking the Dades valley
After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate passing through the Dades Valley, the line of kasbahs that give this extremely popular route its nickname as the valley of a thousand kasbahs. Just before the town of Skoura, visit Kalaa Mgouna, the rose city, where you can purchase local rosewater. We will continue to Ouarzazate. “the Hollywood of Africa”. On, through the “Road of the thousand Kasbahs”- the fascinating “sandcastles”.
After 30 kilometers from Ouarzazate, We will stop at the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. The kasbah is one of the most intriguing red earth castles lining the ancient road of the Kasbahs and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Lunch by the Kasbah and continue on our way to Marrakesh through the famous Tizi -in-Tichka pass over the High Atlas Mountains. The range has snow on its peaks most of the year. Appreciate the beauty of the timeless landscapes on the twisted roads through Berber villages. Arriving Marrakesh You will be accommodated overnight in a hotel or riad
Marrakesh is the second oldest imperial city, known as the pearl of the south. After breakfast start, Visit of historical Marrakech: the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret and the Majorelle Gardens named after the famous French painter, who constructed here his art deco villa and started the botanical gardens, in 1980 it became the residence of Yves Saint Laurent. Afternoon, visit the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters. In the evening check into your Riad.
After breakfast , transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International airport for your return flight. End of our services.
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