Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour are one of the peerless programs offered to you by Morocco Tour Package. It does not only allow you to travel over the Morocco Imperial Cities but also to probe the Morocco Desert, which is both indispensable destinations for any tourist. You will then be getting two beautiful birds with only one stone.
8 Days / 7 Nights
Casablanca – Rabat – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Todra Gorge – Dades Valley – Skoura – Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech – Casablanca
7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
7 nights (in a hotel, riad, kasbahs, desert camp)
Once you arrive in Casablanca, you’ll meet Our driver at the airport. The first station in the Morocco Imperial Cities Tour program will be the Mosque of Hassan II, one of the biggest mosques in the world, with a minaret of 209m. Inhale the smell of the Atlantic Ocean as it is fronting it in a few meters. Let alone the mosaics of its traditional architecture.
Rabat, the modern capital city of Morocco, will be waiting for you for an overnight stay.
(Total: 1.5-hours driving)
Your second station in Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour will be in Almohad city, Rabat. Take a breakfast and get ready to explore the unresisted gifts of Rabat: the scenic northern wall of the Oudaïa Kasbah, Hassan Tower, Mohamed V Mausoleum, Necropolis of Chellah, and Dar al-Makhzen, where the king resides.
It’s time now to see the third Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour station, Volubilis (Walili), which archaeology is astonishing due to the Roman influence. Our local guide will steer you on a walk around The Capitoline Temple, Basilica, Roman Baths, Triumphal Arch, and Houses and Palaces embellished with beautiful mosaics.
Next in the Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour is the city of Meknes which proffers awesome magnets like the fantastic gate of Morocco-Bab Mansour, Heri es-Souani (Royal Stables for 12.000 horses), Agdal Reservoir, Old Medina, and the Bab el-Khemis via Thursday Gate. Finally, head to Fes for an overnight stay.
(Total: 4 hours driving)
The next Imperial city in Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour is Fez. Our local guide will escort you around the oldest working medina in the world or the “living museum.” Artisans, markets, tanneries, mosques, donkeys, and all the souk sections are what make it alive and will make you adore it. You will also visit Royal Palace, Blue Gate, Clock Tower, Bou Inania Madrasa, Nejjarine Fountain, Oldest University Al Quaraouiyin, Tanneries, Borj Sud, and take photos of the Moroccan artworks such as Berber carpets, zellige tiles, and ceramics.
Say goodbye to Fez because the Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour program has more great things to see. First, go through the Middle Atlas mountains. This will make you see Ifrane while ascending, an exciting ski resort, or the “Little Switzerland” with the cedar woods and Barbary apes in Azrou. Next, have your launch at Midelt, the city known for apple production. Finally, while descending, you will drive along the Ziz Valley and be amazed by the colossus palm trees, which produce the most significant dates in Morocco.
Sunset will find you at Merzouga to go by dromedary camels for 45-60 minutes into the Erg Chebbi Dunes, then to camp overnight in your luxury bivouac tent at Desert oasis. (Total: 8 hours driving)
Your Morocco Desert Tour is about to start, as Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour will take you to meet the Gnaoua people and play their music. Leave then the Sahara Desert to Skoura Oasis.
Stop at Todra Gorge, the highest oasis in Morocco. Walk by the shallow river and enjoy the changing colors. Then carry on towards another spectacular gorge and by Tamnalt Hills.
Dades River is the creator of this Dades Gorge centuries before. Rose Valley will be the next to see, with roses’ beautiful growth and aroma. Head to Skoura Oasis for an overnight stay.
(Total: 4.5 hours driving)
Ouarzazate – Hollywood of Africa – is your next station in your Morocco Desert Tour. It is a location known for filmmaking. If you want, you can visit the Atlas Studios. Then you head to the immune city of Ait Benhaddou and UNESCO’s World Heritage site listed village and discover the most eye-catching Qsar( palace) in all of Morocco. Finally, head to Marrakech for an overnight stay.
(Total: 4.5 hours driving)
The attracting Marrakech is your next station. Koutoubia Mosque, beautiful El Bahia Palace, Majorelle Garden, and the Old Medina are the most incredible places you will explore before taking a tour of the souks and bazaars leading to Jamaa El Fna Square, the well-known market square in Marrakech’s old quarter full of storytellers, magicians, food stalls and snake charmers.
Take your breakfast before heading to the airport. (3 hours driving distance from Marrakech to Mohammed V Airport)
Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour is a Morocco private tour, which means only your group takes that tour. If you require any modification to our suggested itinerary, please fill-up the contact page.
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We really enjoyed the ourika valley tour. The guides were great and executed the day perfectly. There was a driver and a hiking guide. We made a stop for a... read more photo, then to a Berber village, then the hike to the waterfalls, and lastly a lunch stop by the river. The tour was limited to 8 people, and each person could chose how much they wanted to hike. I’d recommend it.
Incredible - We were left completely speechless on this tour, everything was planned out perfectly we didn’t have to stress about anything. The food provided was delicious we were left very full... read more after every meal. The accommodations were absolutely beautiful. Our driver Badre was one of the most humble souls we have met. He was very knowledgeable on every place we went to and we felt very safe with him. He was very kind and thoughtful, he took us for coffees, organised a nice romantic dinner for my partner and I, let us have a rest in his hotel room to shower/nap before we went to the desert , he even gave me his hat when I forgot mine. The tour could not have been any more perfect. We loved visiting Morocco
Excellent day - We had a wonderful day!
Using a private tour - really just your group - makes sense, especially if you’re a family with young kids. We had total freedom... read more to take a break, change our itinerary, take our lunch at leisure.
Badre, our guide, was knowledgeable, patient and kind. He arranged for the guide to take us on the hike and even lent us cash, when we fell short (for lunch, at the village)
Atlas Mountains - Ourika Valley, Highly Recommended Experience - A big thank you Imad for the wonderful day that my wife and our 2 children could spend with you.
Everything was super well organized and the program of the... read more day varied.
Beautiful landscapes, visit the women's cooperative manufacturer of argan oil, very nice walk through the Berber villages before a very good meal (tajine chicken and vegetables + fruit as dessert)
Thank you for your experience, your sharing on Berber culture and your smile!
Strongly recommended experience. Very good value for money With Sunny Excursion Marrakech.