Marrakech Tour Company

11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities

11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities

11 days Imperial Cities & Desert Grand Tour

 During 11 days Morocco Imperial Cities and Merzouga Desert including Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen – Fez from Marrakech, you will appreciate the multiple beauties of Morocco from the North to the South and from the West to the East. At first glance you can admire the impressive architecture of the land of the great South, on the slopes of the Mountains and the verdant oases; you will be taken by the impressive gorges of the Atlas and the austere beauty of the desert areas. Then you will cross the Middle Atlas and its overhanging massifs and you will discover one after the other, the imperial cities Morocco, witnesses of the splendor of the Royal dynasties. Finally, you will discover Marrakech and its amazing gardens, the Koutoubia mosque minaret, the Saadies Tombs, and the Bahia Palace, many of which will be visited. we will end in beauty with the South Pearl: Marrakech.

11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities 

+ Duration: 11 Days & 10 nights
+ Departure: 08:00 am
+ Starting location: Marrakech
+ Ending Location: Marrakech

11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities Highlights

+ drive Through Casablanca and Visit Hassan 2 Mosque
+ Explore Morocco’s Capital Rabat and Hassan tower
+ Explore the blue pearl of Chefchaouen
+ Visit Fez and get to know the beautiful places
+ cross the Middle Atlas and Enjoy the nature of this place
+ drive through the Ziz valley Merzouga Erg Chebbi
+ Ride a camel in Merzouga while assisting to a dramatic sunset
+ Sleep under the stars in Erg Chebbi Sahara camp
+ discover Merzouga Desert and get to know nomads people and their cultures
+ Drive to Dades Gorges
+ Visit  The Todgha Gorges 
+ Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Hadou 
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and its Tizi Ntichka to Marrakech
+ visit Marrakech

What’s the best time to travel to Morocco?

actually, Morocco is perfect for travel all year. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is The spring season that runs from March to May it is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco so that this period is characterized by moderate and beautiful weather, and Morocco knows calm rains and warm weather and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, in this period you can visit all the cities of Morocco from the north To the south, especially in the month of May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend the holiday. in the summer the weather is very hot in the Desert of Morocco, so you will want warm weather here on the Atlantic coast.

What Gifts and Memories can you return from morocco?

As soon as you start walking in Morocco, you will think about which souvenir to buy for yourself or for the people you love. The worry, believe it, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some tips to help you.

Handcrafted terracotta pottery
Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handcrafted pottery items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their food in tagines, on terracotta braziers, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can only be served in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagines-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often more affordable, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.

Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers.
Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers usually wear them, You will be offered djellabas-Trousers-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without patterns. You’ll notice that the style differs from region to region. The gandouras would be a better option: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is elegant, comfortable, and light. Don’t forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. Typical Moroccan slippers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.

what is the currency of Morocco?
The official currency in circulation, which is used in the Kingdom of Morocco, is the currency of the Moroccan dirham, and it can be abbreviated as (MAD), and it is also the currency that is circulated in the Western Sahara region, and one dirham is made of one hundred divisions of the denomination of sub-denomination of sub The responsibility for the issuance and circulation of the currency in Morocco with its different classes and varieties (paper and metal) by the Moroccan Central Bank, and given the Moroccan currency price against the dollar, the US dollar is equivalent to the value of 9.6560 of the dirham for one dirham, according to the exchange rate for the dirham Two thousand and nineteen.

are the lunches included in Our private Tour?
the lunches don’t include in all our tours, There will be plenty of cafes on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Please feel free to choose on your own, or follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish.

Is it safe to travel to Morocco?

yes, Morocco is one of the safest countries in the world, you won’t afraid about anything Morocco will make you happy.

what kind of clothes are in Morocco?

Moroccan traditional dress is the group of traditional and popular garments that Moroccans have preserved and still preserved for centuries, as it is evident that they cling to various traditional garments, especially in weddings and religious occasions, whether old or young, male or female. There is no doubt that the traditional costume is an integral part of the heritage, and heritage is one of the essential elements for the construction of civilization, it is necessary for the development of civilization, as the traditional costume is a tool for defining nations and a symbol for their distinctiveness and uniqueness and is the best witness to the degree of their awareness and the diversity of successive civilizations.

Can I customize my trip?

yes, you can do it, Contact us and tell us where will you start and end, Our team will help you with your request.

What are popular dishes in Morocco?

The Kingdom of Morocco, like other countries in the region, is characterized by many of its popular dishes or those that were the product of pollination of some civilizations whose name has long been associated with the Kingdom’s name. In this report, we will know the most prominent of these dishes that Moroccans excelled in cooking.

Couscous … the food that is not missing from the table

Morocco is famous for its barbarian couscous food, which dates back to the time of BC. Couscous is divided into two types in the kingdom: couscous with vegetables or “seven vegetables” as Moroccans like to call it, while the second type is couscous “with raisins” or “with enough” depending on the region, and is considered Couscous is the main dish on Friday, and you can only find it on the lunch table.

“Tangia” .. Marrakech food

No one can visit the city of “Marrakech” unless it is eaten from the “Tangia” dish of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. This dish, which the city of “Red City” is famous for, consists of veal, ghee, olive oil, and free saffron filaments, in addition to spices. Moroccan and water.

Moroccan tajin

It is the most famous traditional Moroccan dish besides couscous, which comes from the Arab Maghreb and especially Morocco, and this dish is also very common in Algeria and Tunisia, but according to many studies it is of Berber origin.

11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities

Angela G wrote a review ( April 2019 )
11 Days Morocco Tour through imperial cities

I did an 11 Days Morocco Tour through imperial cities with Marrakech Tour Company on January 21st with a group of friends. It was our first time in the country and we fell in love. We saw and experienced so many new things, celebrated New York in the desert, enjoyed camel rides at sunrise, fed monkeys in the snow, negotiated rugs, learned history, and witnessed the know-how. local masters. All these thanks to the impeccable organization of Marrakech Tour Company. They listened carefully to our wishes, were very attentive to our needs, made sure we received the best service, and even managed to do the impossible. The reality was much better than our expectations! I highly recommend going with the Marrakech Tour Company whenever you are planning the trip to this magical land.

David H wrote a review ( April 2019 )
11 days Imperial Cities from North to the South of Morocco

Morocco was my first country after the blockade, and it was definitely the right choice! A colorful, delicious, and smiling country with the best service from Marrakech Tour Company. The entire time we were relaxed and safe, having a new experience every day. My best recommendations.

Luis wrote a review ( April 2019 )
11 Days Morocco Desert And Imperial Cities Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca.

This 11 Days Morocco Desert And Imperial Cities Tour from Marrakech to Casablanca. came as a surprise birthday gift, therefore, I did not have a chance to provide input or review the itinerary. Every day was filled with different experiences. Our guide and driver were good company to travel with. Their choice of music while driving helped set the tone while venturing through the different areas. We appreciated their ability to know when it was important to give us private time to experience some sights on our own. Two disappointments were that COVID-19 prevented my family members from joining us in Morocco for my birthday and that I did not get my haircut from a local barber as I traditionally do when abroad. We are still in Morocco due to border closures, so maybe I will have that opportunity before we leave. A custom private tour comes at a higher price, however, it is a quality tour where you are reassured of getting what you pay for. Said and his team went above and beyond to provide that.

Itinerary 11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities

Day 1: Marrakesh

Arrive at Marrakech airport. Our accompanying guide will take you to your accommodation next to the jamaa el Fna Square. Riad Maialou or similar.

Day 2: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat

Breakfast. Highway transfer to Casablanca. Upon arrival, visit the environment of the majestic and highest in the world Hassan Mosque. Continuation of the route to Rabat, to visit the most outstanding places: the Alcazaba of Oudayas, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Tower of Hassan. Dinner and accommodation at Riad Zyo or similar.

Day 3: Rabat - Chefchaouen

Breakfast. We will leave towards the northwest to reach the city of Chefchaouen. Upon arrival, we will go up to a viewpoint and see the reason for its beauty and location. Then we will go down to the medina where you can walk through it. Accommodation and dinner at the Riad Dar Chaouen or similar.

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Fes

Breakfast. After spending the morning in Chefchaouen we will go to Fes, we will arrive in the afternoon. Accommodation and dinner at the Hotel Palais Houyam or similar.

Day 5: Visiting of Fes

Breakfast. Your local Fez guide will come to your accommodation to start a guided tour. Fez has managed to maintain its traditions, its crafts, its trades, and its university, one of the oldest in the world. Not surprisingly, Fes was considered “the city of Faith and Knowledge”, becoming the capital of culture and one of the most important religious centers in the country. We will visit its medina, called the Bali, one of the largest medieval sites in the world and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with its souks and alleys, we will also visit the Royal Palace and its Jewish quarter. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Palais Houyam or similar.

Day 6: Fes -Merzouga Desert camp

Today we will leave for the south. Among the wonders that we will find are: Ifrane, known as Moroccan Switzerland, the Cedros de Azrou forest with its curious inhabitants, the Azrou volcanic region, the magnificent rocky valley of the Ziz river as well as its immense palm grove. Continuation of the trip to Merzouga. Accommodation at Riad Mamouche or similar.

Day 7: the Visiting of Merzouga

After breakfast, we will visit the surroundings of Merzouga and Erg Chabbi, the great dune. We will visit towns like Khamlia, where descendants of former slaves from sub-Saharan Africa reside and who have maintained their traditions through the music of a spiritual nature called Gnawa that we will also enjoy. We will see more Berber villages and traditions. Afterward, some dromedaries will lead us to the desert camp where we will have dinner, listen to traditional Berber music and sleep in luxury tents with a private bathroom. Accommodation in the tents of the Tassili Luxury Desert Camp or similar.

Day 8: Merzouga -Todra Gorge -Boumaln Dades

After breakfast, again the dromedaries will take us to the SUV to continue our route. We will make a stop in the city of Rissani to visit an interesting local market that supplies more than 600 towns around the desert. Now we will continue to Tinerghir to visit one of the most beautiful geological sections of the Middle Atlas and then we will visit another beautiful place in the gorges of the Dades River. Accommodation and dinner at the Ksar Sultan or similar.

Day 9: Boumalne Dades -Ait Ben Haddou -Marrakech

In the morning and after breakfast, we will continue along the Route of the Thousand Kasbahs until Ouarzazate. From this city, known for its great cinematographic studios, we will take the course of the Ounila River, there we will visit the Kasar of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and whose interest fully justifies the visit to this area of ​​the Altas. Once again the Ounila valley will lead us to the Kashba Taoulet, another beautiful and historical place, and last visit before arriving in Marrakech. Accommodation at Riad Maialou or similar.

Day 10: The Visiting of Marrakech

After breakfast, our certified local guide will pick us up at our accommodation to take us to know Marrakech, known among other ways as the red city and which contains places like the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia mosque minaret, the Saadies Tombs, and the Bahia Palace, many of which will be visited. We will have lunch in a classic restaurant near the Jemaa El-Fna Square and in the afternoon, there will be free time to visit the beautiful and famous medina. Accommodation at Riad Maialou or similar.

Day 11: Marrakech - airport

Breakfast. Free morning to walk around the medina, for example. At the agreed time and place, transfer to the airport to take your return flight.
the end of 11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities.

5 days Fes to Marrakech desert tour
11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities
11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities
Overnight Camel trek Merzouga

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The price of the tour per person depends on the number of participants in your trip.
  • The above driving times do not include sightseeing stops, photos, lunch, and a cafe.
  • The 4x4 can comfortably accommodate up to 4 adult passengers if there are 5 or more participants, a minivan will be used during your visit.
  • Local guides and entrance fees (if applicable) are not included. You pay the suppliers directly.
  • The meeting time on your desert tour can be flexible. Highly recommended between 7:30 am and 8:00 am.

What's included:in 11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities

+ the hotels/riads
+ transportation with air condition
+ an English guide/driver
+ accommodations
+ camel trekking per person & the overnight at the camp with dinner and breakfast

What's not included: in 11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities

the lunches with the drinks
entrance fees

EstefaníaSC
EstefaníaSC
Our desert family
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Our experience with Said as a host has been wonderful. Starting with the facilities, camp with all the luxuries you need to feel like you are at home. Helpful and pleasant staff. We made a fairly complete excursion, we visited mineral mines, a nomadic family that invited us to tea, and the Khamlia village with their Gnawa music, all adorned with music and laughter that has made us live great moments. Without a doubt an experience to repeat! Thank you so much! we are happy to write these Testimonials on Morocco desert tours to keep Our love for the Marrakech tour Company. we will come back soon.
Silvia S
Silvia S
Incredible experience!!
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I went with my husband and daughters to Casablanca and Merzouga from Marrakech, on a private tour organized by Hassan’s company and it was fantastic. Our times and preferences were contemplated, the guide Said was extremely friendly, polite, and informed. In the desert we had a great time, Mohamed and Ibrahim took care of everything in the Tents, which were very comfortable. Excellent and abundant food. Recommended as a unique experience. Silvia S.
Gertjan
Gertjan
Morocco
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An unforgettable experience. Hassan, our driver, is a wonderful person. He was attentive to us the 6 days that our tour lasted (Marrakech – Merzouga – Casablanca). He cared that we were comfortable, at ease in his land. From his own nomadic experience, he will tell you stories of his life and that of his friends, you will learn how Morocco works, you will eat like a Berber and you will feel at home. You can stop wherever you want, you just have to ask! It will advise you where to buy things to avoid scams or scams. You will learn their language, and by the light of the stars, you will play and dance Amazigh music in the middle of the desert. We forgot a backpack and jacket in the desert and another driver brought it to us at the airport, without asking us for anything. We are leaving the desert with many memories and friends, that without a doubt, we hope to see again. Said, Hassan, Mohamed, Ali... marrakech to Merzouga desert 6 days
Jhone
Jhone
Welcome, Mama Africaaa
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We went to Merzouga on our own in a rental car. An hour before arriving we saw the advertisement for Hassan’s camp on Airbnb and we didn’t hesitate to book with him. He contacted us instantly, he sent us the coordinates of the hotel in Merzouga and he and the boys waited for us to take us where the camels were waiting. From the first moment, they treated us like lifelong friends and made us feel part of the desert. Although we booked in the standard camp, they installed us in the superior one because there was space there, without asking for anything in return. And what a camp, it’s better than a 5-star hotel, with private bathrooms, hot shower, new duvets, and blankets … And the food even better, the best dinner and breakfast of our trip to Morocco. I will recommend Said and the boys to all the friends who want to visit the desert because they are wonderful people who make it an unforgettable experience. We will always carry them in our hearts, and we will surely return. Mama Africaaa !! Our Testimonials Morocco desert tours to Marrakech tour Company, we thank you so much for Everything.
Cris
Cris
Discovering Morocco
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I think I cannot describe my experience in words ... it has been a magical trip, special, I have discovered a country with some incredible people, I only have words of infinite thanks, Hassan, Said, and your friends, you have treated us like yours family, you have made us live a most authentic and beautiful experience, you are beautiful people that I am infinitely grateful to have met you on this path, I will undoubtedly come back to visit you, to sit next to you, to make you feel that way and to continue discovering that beautiful country! A little piece of yours is already in my heart forever! "Testimonials Morocco desert tours"
Teresa G
Teresa G
AN EXPERIENCE TO REPEAT
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It has been an excellent trip, from minute one, our guide could not be better, as a person, attentive, polite and above all very good driver. The desert experience is magnificent, the night in the unbeatable camp, the expectacular hotel in the desert. Totally recommendable. We will repeat with you of course and we will recommend you to 100 and 100. A pleasure to have made the trip with you. A hug to the whole team.
Carina M
Carina M
My vacation days
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2 years ago they passed me the contact of this boy, I always looked at his page and I never decided on Marrakech. One day I wrote to him and asked him about his tours and Hassan did not hesitate at any time to marvel at his country. As soon as I explained, I told him to prepare a 7-day tour and that was all we talked about until Q arrived. It has been a vacation where curiosity was above me and this wonderful family filled my soul with things and feelings Q was fading, seeing the reality of life and life is very simple, and being happy depends on how you decide to live it. In summary, I found how I say my Sahara family. And in no time I will return to visit the north. See you soon...
Lauropin
Lauropin
Morocco desert tours with HASSAN AND SAID
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My boy and I were a little over a week ago making a route through southern Morocco. We have Hassan, who helped us a lot to organize it and be able to visit the best in the days we had and the area we wanted to see, without a doubt, a discovery. We had never been to this incredible country, and it left us totally impressed, even with certain cultural differences, we are very similar. Said accompanied us everywhere, telling us stories of the places and giving us time to enjoy each place, he behaved like a true traveling companion. Then we met Hassan in the desert, who hosted our stay there, concerned that we were comfortable at all times. He gave us a walk that was the icing on the cake in our desert experience, so much so that we can't wait to go back and dedicate every day to the dunes !! Thank you very much for everything, traveling with people like you makes the experience even better !! We will return without a doubt !!
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