Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert (9 days / 8 nights)

Imperial Cities and Desert(Sahara)
9 days / 8 nights

Day 1: Marrakesh
Arrival at the airport of Menara, where our driver is waiting for you to take you to your hotel or Riad.

Day 2: Marrakesh – Casablanca – Rabat (290 km)
IMG_4143After breakfast, we take of to Rabat through Casablanca, the economical capital and the great metropolis of Morocco. In Casablanca we visit the Mosque Hassan II, the second biggest Mosque in the world, than we continue for Rabat, administrative capital of the country. We also visit some important monuments of Rabat: The Mohammed V Museum, the Hassan Tower, the Royal Palace, …. We take dinner and stay the night at the hotel in Rabat.

Day 3: Rabat – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
In the morning we leave Rabat to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis (a Unesco World Heritage Site), the most important Roman ruins of Morocco. Afterwards we pay a visit at Mouly Idriss, one of the holiest towns in the country. We continue for Meknes, de 4th imperial city of Morocco. In the afternoon visit of the important monuments of the city: Bab El Mansour, Lahdim square, and Mouly Ismaïl museum. Then we drive to Fes to get to your accommodation.

Day 4: Fes
Meknès_-_Graners_de_Mulay_IsmailToday we discover one of the oldest and most beautiful imperial cities of Morocco, the spiritual capital of the country. In the morning we visit the most important curiosities of this city: the Medressa’s (religious universities), the Najarine square, the mosque of Karaouine, the museum of Mouly Idriss. Lunch is served at the Medina (the old city). In the afternoon there is a visit to Fes El-Jedid, the Royal Palace, the School of Koran, the Jewish quarter and the Souk. We continue to the Riad in Medina for dinner and the overnight stay.

Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Rissani – Merzouga

In the morning, we leave direction south through the Middle Atlas Mountains; we pass by the ziz vallei1Cedar Forests of Azrou, by Berber villages, and continue for the Sahara Desert. Half way we take a break for lunch at the city of Midelt, famous for his fossils and minerals. We continue our trip through the mountains en enjoy the beautiful view of the Ziz Valley with his palm groves en Kasbah’s. About 16:00 we arrive at Merzouga where you can make a camel trip through the desert. For dinner, you are served a traditional Berber Tagine. You will spend the night in a Berber tent under a starry sky.

saharaDay 6: Merzouga -Todra Gorge – Rose Valley -Ouarzazate
We wake up early in the morning to see a spectacular sunrise over the dunes, and we return to the hotel for breakfast and a quick shower. Then we drive direction Ouarzazate through Tinghir. Just before Tinghir we take right for a visit to the Todra Gorge. Before we reach Ouarzazate we pass across Kalaat Magouna and Rose valley. We have dinner and stay the night in Ouarzazate.

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou – Marrakesh

SAM_0203After breakfast we leave for the Atlas Mountains trough Ouarzazate. We pass de pink valley and the Skoura Oases. We pay a visit to the famous Atlas Film studio and the most beautiful Kasbah of Morocco, Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou – a Unesco World Heritage site – and continue to Marrakesh. We have dinner and stay the night in Marrakesh.

Marrakech (8)Day 8: Marrakesh
Today you will learn to know the city of Marrakesh, Pearl of the South. After breakfast, you visit, under the guidance of a French/English speaking guide, the Koutoubia mosque, the Palace of Bahia and Menara. In the afternoon you will visit the Jemaa-El-Fna square (the beating heart of Marrakesh) and the colourful and scented alleys of the Souk. Dinner is served in Jemaa-El-Fna.

 Day 9: Marrakesh

Transfer to the airport of Marrakesh, depending on your flight.

Info about the tour:
– French/English speaking local guide in Marrakesh and Fes
– Private transportation during the excursion (4×4 or minibus with driver)
– 8 nights in half board
– Camel trip in the Sahara Desert
Not included:
– Flights
– Travel insurance
– Tips
– Tickets to the sites
– Drinks and lunches
Price: depending on the number of travellers and hotel category.
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