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
Itinerary 11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities
Day 1: Marrakech
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.
GOOD TO KNOW
What's included:in 11 Days Morocco Imperial Cities
+ the hotels/riads
+ transportation with air condition
+ an English guide/driver
+ 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