8 Days Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour
The Moroccan cities; Casablanca, Marrakech, Fes, Meknes and Rabat are the most visited cities. Thus, we arrange you the 8 Days Morocco imperial cities and desert tour for those who plan for a long vacation and want to explore the charm of each city. You have us as your local partner in Morocco and we are gold mines if you want to find the non-touristy side of all the cities. There are always great places that you can’t find in any brochures or travel guides.
Tour Itinerary: 8 Days Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour
Day 1 Casablanca - Marrakech
After picking you up from Mohammed V airport, you’ll explore the economic capital of Morocco, Casablanca, by visiting the central market, the Habous district, the Royal palace, the Mohammed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the inside of the Hassan II mosque. Then, you’ll head to Marrakech for Dinner and an overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2 Marrakech - Ouarzazate
The second day is all about touring around the city the “pearl of the south” which is one of the Morocco’s imperial cities and it was founded by the Almoravides dynasty at the end of the 12 Century. You’ll Visit the Koutoubia, see the Yves Saint Laurent garden and enjoy other interesting places. Straight after having Lunch, we’ll depart for Ouarzazate crossing the Tizi n'Tichka, the highest road pass in Morocco (2260 m). Upon our arrival at Aït Benhaddou, the World Heritage by UNESCO, you’ll have more time to explore this amazing place. Hotel with dinner and overnight stay in Ouarzazate.
Day 3 Ouarzazate - Thinghir - Erfoud - Merzouga
In Ouarzazate, you’ll explore the Taourirt Kasbahs and the Atlas film studio then depart to Tinghir through the road of thousands of Kasbahs, progress to EL Kelaa through de Dades valley, continue to Erfoud via Tinejdad road and go to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Once you arrive there, you’ll take a camel ride for 1h30 at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp is located. In Merzouga, you spend the night either in nomadic tents or outside under the shooting stars, play drums with locals and enjoy dinner in our Sahara Desert camp.
Day 4 Merzouga - Fes
Our journey will continue to the Middle-Atlas Mountains passing by Ifrane and Azrou where there is an important handicraft center. We’ll stop in Midelt for lunch in a local restaurant then proceed to Fes for having dinner and spending the night in hotel.
Day 5 Fes - Meknes - Rabat
Fez has retained many vestiges of its past such as the mosque and the university of Karaouine which is the largest in Morocco, the Bouanania Medersa and the Fountain Nejjarine Zaouia Moulay Idriss. After exploring the city, we’ll head to Meknes, the capital city under the region of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), where you’ll have the occasion to visit Bab Al Mansour and see the royal stables granaries which housed up to 12.000 horses of Sultan Moulay Ismail. Before we continue to rabat, you’ll enjoy Lunch in a Chinese restaurant. Dinner and an overnight stay in hotel.
Day 6 Rabat - Chefchaoun
In rabat, you’ll visit Mohamed V mausoleum-Hassan Tower, Oudaya Garden and the Mechouar Royal Palace. Break lunch will be in a local restaurant. Thereafter, we’ll depart for the bleu city of Chefchaouen to spend a relaxing night there.
Day 7 Chefchaouen - Casablanca
After breakfast, we’ll do some sightseeing in Chefchaouen which is a small charming city that was conquered in 1920 by the Spaniards. In a fresh air, you’ll visit the Kasbah museum in the medina that was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail. You’ll have the opportunity to take pictures of a splendid view of the Hispanic flavored town lined with blue and white washed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs and patios embellished with citrus trees. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. Dinner with an overnight stay in Casablanca hotel.
Day 8 Casablanca Departure
On the last day, we’ll transfer you to the airport and We would be very delighted to hear from you again.
- Pick-up/drop-off from the Casablanca Airport
- Private transfer by comfortable air conditioned vehicle
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodations
- English speaking driver during the tour For 8 Days
- Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide
- Visit Studio of Cinema in Ouarzazate
- 6 Nights at the hotels (4 Stars) with dinners and breakfasts
- 1 Night in nomad desert camp at Erg Cheebi with « Private tent »
- Private bathroom in your tent (hot shower & toilet)
- Breakfasts and dinners during your tour (Vegetarians are accommodated)
- Fee for all the entrances to the monuments during your tour
- Entertainment with the locals
- Camel Trekking with sunset and sunrise
- Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos, Etc
|1 Night||Marrakech||Kech Boutique Hôtel & Spa|
|1 Night||Ouarzazate||Riad Dar Chamaa|
|1 Night||Merzouga Dunes||Superior camp with facilities|
|1 Night||Fez||Dar Victoria Fes|
|1 Night||Rabat||Riad Kalaa|
|1 Night||Chefchaouen||Riad Hicham|
|1 Night||Casablanca||Oum Palace Hôtel & SPA|