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Heritage Morocco Tour Imperial Cities to Sahara Desert 14D/ 13N

Heritage Morocco Tour Imperial Cities

to Sahara Desert

Heritage Morocco Tour Imperial Cities to Sahara Desert 14 Days / 13 Nights

Route Details:

On this Heritage Morocco Tour Imperial Cities to Sahara Desert you will visit all the Moroccan Imperial cities, the Atlantic ocean and the most amazing Sahara desert. You will be able to contemplate some of the most impressive and different landscapes of the country. In a comfortable 4×4 or Mini-bus with AC, you will cross roads, cities, Atlas mountains, dirt tracks, valleys, ports, gorges, Camel trekking in Merzouga dunes and Bereber villages with history & Moroccan culture.


Day 1

Mohamed V Airport - Casablanca City center

Welcome to Morocco. Tranfert  from  Mohamed five airport to your accommodation Casablanca city center.

Day 2

Casablanca - Hassan II Mosque - Rabat

Will we collect you from your hotel in Casablanca to visit the Hassan II Mosque before departing to Rabat.  In Rabat you can visit to the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower.  Overnight in your accommodation in Rabat.

Day 3

Rabat - Chefchaouen city tour

After breakfast in your hotel you can start the raod to Chefcahouen, for to get there in the mid day for  exploring the medina of  Chefcahouen. A beautiful unique city with its white washed walls and its blue doors and windows. Unlike many part of Morocco, this city was occupied by Spain and the influences of Spanish civilisation and architecture are all around. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet locals and walk in this beautiful Medina. Overnight in your Hotel.

Day 4

Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

After breakfast We will then depart via Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town. Then Meknas we will take a tour of the Medina including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, the Royal Granaries & the city rampart. Night in your accommodation. 

Day 5

Exploring Fes – Ifrane – Azrou - Midelt

In Fes you will have a guided tour to discover the the medina and the famous Souks of Fes – its narrow cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques and towering green-glazed minarets..  You will visit  the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Fes.  The tour will include a visit to the tannery and the ceramics cooperative to see the traditional Moroccan crafts. Then raod to Midelt through the Middle Atlas region. We will drive through Ifrane and the cedar forests of Azrou where we can stop to hand feed the monkeys. Overnight in your accommodation. 

Day 6

Midelt - Ziz gorges - Arfoud - Merzouga

After breakfast we will depart for Merzouga We will then follow the Ziz River through the valley and stop to see the Ziz Gorges on our way to Merzouga. Arrival at the hotel around 3 pm to start the caravan with camels, to watch the sunset over the dunes. We will pass the night in a wild oasis 2-hour walk in the desert. On arrival you well drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional Berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert. Dinner and night in tent.

Day 7

Merzouga - Erg Chebbi - Merzouga

Breakfast in the riad, we start on the road to the desert through the two oasis of Merzouga, the nomadic family, village Khamlia (village of black peoples), mines Mifiss, meeting the nomadic Berbers in the desert, Tissardmine oasis. Arrival at the hotel, time to relax and to watch the Magic sunset over the dunes. Dinner and night in accommodation.

Day 8

Merzouga - Todra gorges - Dades valley - Rose valley - Ouarzazate

Discover the desert region and its isolated oases. Travelling East along the Erg Chebbi we leave the desert stopping by Rissani, the first Alawi city and a major centre of commerce. Visit to the town’s palm grove and its ancient Kasbahs, its enormous souk and the Ziz valley, a fossil quarry, we continue to wards the Todra Gorges. lunch in the Todra Gorges then Boulmane Dades. Arrive Klaa Mgouna known for its great rose valley and the production of rose water. Drive to the road of the thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 9

Ouarzazate - Ait Ben haddou - Taznakhte - Taleouin - Taroudante

After breakfast, before heading for Taroudante, you’ll stop at the Kasbah Taourirt. Then the famous kasbah of Ait Ben-haddou the Unesco site, where many movies filmed the main ones, Lawrence of Arabia, Tea in The Sahara and Gladiator. We will continue with a visit to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Taznakhte knownded by the kelim carpet then Taleouin the city of Safran where we have lunche in a local restaurant in before descending  to Taroudante.

Day 10

Taroudant - Agadir - Essaouira

Departure after breakfast in your hotel exploring the small Marrakech of Taroudant, then raod to Agadir, for to get there in the mid day for  explore the city by Agadir Oufla. Then you well have a short walk in the beachside before heading to Essaouira passing by the bereber village along the way to Mogador. Night and breakfast in your hotel/ Riad.

Day 11

Essaouira - Chechaoua - Marrakech

Half day free  to The former Mogador this port city (50 000 inhabitants) old fishing port, built on a peninsula swept by the winds from the ocean, Essaouira is located in the walls of the old city in several areas, high La Scala, you have a beautiful view while admiring the bronze cannons were melted in Spain. It is characterized by its craftsmanship, in fact, some trawlers in the traditional (teak and eucalyptus wood working (cedar) with copper inlaid ebony beautiful lemon and son silver or pearl . Visit the Medina of Essaouira(Mogador): A unique Medina expands within the peaceful walls built in the 18th century: right-angled wide roads, lined with squat arcades open up on the souks. Lunch then raod  to Marrakech. Overnight night at your Riad in the Medina.

Day 12

Exploring Marrakech Medina

You will have a guided tour to discover the multiple facets of  Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of  the narrow streets of  the Medina amongst  its famous Souks and a visit to the most beautiful  palaces  and monuments of  Marrakech.

Day 13

Day Trip to Ourika valley - Sitti Fatma waterfalls

Morning drive to the beautiful valley, Ourika is very rich landscape at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages picturesque mud clung to the mountain. In summer, there is a fresh contrast with the heat of Marrakech and winter panorama of snowy peaks of the Atlas offers a magical look. Ourika is a beautiful place where the silence is broken only by the chirping of birds and the murmur of streams. Ourika is famous for pottery and minerals(crystals and Amitest). The Berber  traditionnal souk is held on Mondays. Lunch at restaurant or berber house. Then a  walking tour in the valley to The Famous Waterfalls of Sti Fatma and in the afternoon return to Marrakech.

Day 14

Marrakech - Casablanca

We will spend the morning at leisure for shopping or relaxing in Marrakech before leaving mid afternoon to arrive in Casablanca by 4pm (or if you have a departing flight or want to spend time in Casablanca we can leave Marrakech at your convenience). End of the trip…

Tour Included:

  • Pick up and drop off in Casablanca airport
  • 14 days private and exclusive services of a 4×4 or Minivan with AC
  • 14 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • 12 nights en-suite accommodation
  • 1 night under nomadic tent
  • Camel ride to desert camp
  • Sand-boarding in the dunes
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Dinners in Casablanca, Rabat, Chaouen, Fes, Essaouira and Marrakech
  • Entrance/Activity Fees  and tips

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