Morocco Imperial Cities Tour from Casablanca 11 Days 10 Nights

Morocco is a land of contrasts - where Africa meets Europe and the Middle East adds its own flavor. Considered a moderate Islamic state, Morocco opens its doors to everyone regardless of ethnicity, religion or political status. From ancient philosophers and scholars to Bob Marley and Jimmy Hendrix, Morocco has hosted many! If you´re looking for a colorful and diverse experience, this is the place. From the wild markets of Marrakech to the snowy peaks of the Atlas, the silence of the Sahara and pristine beaches of the Atlantic, Morocco is simply amazing. Our journey combines the best of everything – cities, villages, mountain, desert, music, food, shops and the coast, plus opportunities to do community services and some fun,Expect plenty of interaction with the friendly Berber tribes’ people of North Africa. Learn their unique drumming, practice the language and taste the delicious food. We´ll fill your week with a lifetime of memories and educational experiences that are second to none

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$3,786

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Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 10x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Pick up/Drop up off at Casablanca airport
    • Private transfer by comfortable air conditioned vehicle
    • Experienced English speaking driver during the tour
    • Pickup & Drop off at your accommodations
    • Marrakech city tour with Official guide "Full Day"
    • Fez city tour with Official guide "Full Day"
    • 9 Nights at the hotels 4 Stars with dinners and breakfasts
    • 1 Night in Luxury nomad desert Camp "Private Tent" with dinner and breakfast
    • Tour 4x4 in the Desert
    • Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah with Guide
    • Visit Studio of Cinema in Ouarzazate
    • Berber music and animation in the camp
    • Sunset and sunrise with camel treks
    • Free time to explore the sites such as, Breaks for photos, Etc
    • Taxes
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Entry/Admission - Kech Boutique Hôtel & Spa
    • Entry/Admission - souk
    • Entry/Admission - Ksar Ait Ben Haddou‌
    • Entry/Admission - Merzouga Desert
    • Entry/Admission - Erg Chebbi
    • Entry/Admission - شاف hamza boudda
    • Entry/Admission - Old market
    • Entry/Admission - Chefchaouen Medina
    • Entry/Admission - Volubilis
    • Entry/Admission - Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches & Drinks
    • Plane ticket to and from Morocco
    • what is not mentioned in itinerary

  • Day 1: Casablanca Airport

    Stop At: Casablanca, Casablanca, Casablanca-Settat
    Welcomed at Mohammed V airport by Exploring Marrakech Desert Trips staff. Transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hôtel Club Val d'Anfa Or Hôtel Oumpalace & Spa - depending the availability


    Day 2: Casablanca - Marrakech

    Stop At: Kech Boutique Hôtel & Spa, Boulevard Mohamed VI, Marrakech, Morocco
    After Breakfast, we will visit of the economic capital of Morocco: 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. Lunch at local restaurant. Departure to Marrakech, dinner and overnight at hotel
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kech Boutique Hôtel & Spa or similar depending the availability

    Day 3: Marrakech City Tour with guide “Full Day”

    Stop At: souk, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
    The entire day will be devoted to the visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city, known as the Pearl of the South. The city was founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century. The historical sightseeing includes Yves Saint Laurent Garden, and the Koutoubia. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters, displaying a variety of items and the famous place Djemaa El Fna with its nonstop entertainment, dinner and overnight at hotel
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kech Boutique Hôtel & Spa or similar depending the availability


    Day 4: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate

    Stop At: Ksar Ait Ben Haddou‌, Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
    Your desert trip start with you being picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech and heading for Ouarzazate (the door way of the Sahara), We will be crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m above sea level). The slithering road overlooks some of the most beautiful landscapes and backdrops ever where the foot hills are decorated with Berber villages. The first stop is the Kasr of Ait Benhaddou. This UNISCO world heritage site is still inhabited by Berber villagers who preserve their traditional life styles and the place itself has acted as the shooting location for many Hollywood movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth. Explore the Kasbah at your leisure; we personally suggest you get to the highest spot for a beautiful view of your surroundings that have been fixed in time for years. After exploring to your contentment, we will continue driving to Ouarzazate to have dinner and spend the night in a typical hotel.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Riad Bouchedor or similar depending the availability

    Day 5: Ouarzazate - Skoura Palm - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Dunes (Erg Chebbi)

    Stop At: Merzouga Desert, Merzouga Morocco
    We depart from the hotel in Ourzazate at 8 am after having enjoyed breakfast. We will be taking the road of 1000 kasbahs to our next stop, Skoura palm grove. Skoura is the home to many of Southern Morocco's monuments like Amerhidil & Ait Abbou kasbahs. After which we proceed to the Berber city of Kelaat Mgouna, where each year during the first week of May the locals hold the festival of roses to celebrate the new harvest and sell all kinds of rose based products like rose water. We'll cross the valley of roses to Boumalen Dades and then Tineghir (famous for the jewish square & lush palm grove). After making it to Todra gorges we will have lunch and follow that with a trek along the canyons. Next we will trek by camel for one and a half hours through Erg Chebbi's dunes while enjoying Merzouga's Sahara sunset. Our final destination will be the nomadic camp where we will spend the night around a campfire while playing the drums with the camel breeders, before sleeping in the bivouacs in the middle of the desert.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Private Luxury tent with Facilities + Sunset & Sunrise with Camel Ride - Entertainment with local - Dinner & Breakfast

    Day 6: Merzouga - Tour 4x4 in the Desert

    Stop At: Erg Chebbi, Rachid Aalla, Hassi Labied Riad Auberge Aiour, Merzouga 52202, Morocco
    After breakfast, we will take jeep to visit the villages of the desert, schools and associations of women’s progress in the desert, oases and discovering the nomads who live there, pass by “the village of the black people,village of ancient slaves” in Khamlia and stop to visit those people who will invite you to a cup of tea and listen to their music. Back to hotel,dinner and overnight at hotel
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Riad Madu or similar depending the availability

    Day 7: Erg Chebbi - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Azrou - Ifrane – Fes

    Stop At: شاف hamza boudda, hay badr route ain smen rce omra app 52 imm c FES، Fes 30040, Morocco
    You will be woken up at 5: 30 am, half an hour before sunrise to enjoy catch the first glimpses of the sunrays running across the sand, we will follow that by a breakfast in the bivouac. We will ride the camel's back to meet the driver and make our way to Fes. Our road will go through the quiet Ziz valley, Errachida and Midelt. We will stop for lunch close to Azrou city and we will pay a visit to the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountain and play with the friendly monkeys that inhabit the area, after which we continue to Fes,dinner and overnight at hotel in Fes
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hôtel Barceló Fès Medina or similar depending the availability

    Day 8: Fez City Tour « Full Day »

    Stop At: Old market, Fes, Morocco
    Fes heritage of humanity with full day guided tour of the oldest of the imperial cities. Founded in 808 as the first political, religious and cultural capital. We started the visit with the Golden Doors of the Royal Palace. Subsequently, from a high point we observe the wall that encloses an impressive and ancient medina. Then we will travel on foot experiencing hundreds of feelings aroused. Discover mosques and madrassas, and religious places until the district of the tanners. Free time for lunch – not included – and continue to visit the neighborhood of artisans. They brought their knowledge from Spain and kept the Andalusian art and style to this day Fez giving the deserved name of the city of artisans. Dinner and overnight at Hotel
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hôtel Barceló Fès Medina or similar depending the availability


    Day 9: Fez – Chefchaouen

    Stop At: Chefchaouen Medina, Chefchaouen Morocco
    After breakfast, we will pick up you from your hotel in Fez at 8:00 am by our driver and go to Chefchaouen, a true jewel of Morocco, lying in the Rif area. It is known for its shady alleys, whitewashed houses with blue turquoise doors, wrought iron windows and tile covered roofs. Sat on the terrace of a cafe, you can enjoy the attractive view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by that of the Torre de Oro in Seville. This Andalousian architecture can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. Its walls and its 11 crenellated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon, house an interesting ethnographic museum. The famous djellaba, this long and ample garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. The welcome and great hospitality provided by its inhabitants can be experienced during a visit to a traditional oil mill (there are more than 1500 of them) or a craftsman's workshop. Over and above its weaving, Chefchaouen is renowned for its basket-making and its pottery. Also you will be escorted to the hustle and bustle of the souk, which is still as lively as ever and a true source of Moroccan culture the way it is lived daily. Finally you will reach your Riad,Dinner and overnight at Riad
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Riad Zaitouna or similar depending the availability

    Day 10: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Rabat - Casablanca

    Stop At: Volubilis, Morocco
    After breakfast, we will depart to Casablanca with a stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, where the founder of Islam in Morocco is buried,lunch and departure to Meknès, which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail and is known as “the Moroccan Versailles”. Highlights will include Bab Mansour, Hari Souani and the old medina. We will then continue to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. In Rabat we will visit the splendid Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, Lunch in a restaurant, Late in afternoon, check-in at your hotel in Casablanca, dinner and overnight stay.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hôtel Club Val d'Anfa Or Hôtel Oumpalace & Spa - depending the availability


    Day 11: Casablanca Airport

    Stop At: Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Route de Nouasseur, Casablanca, Morocco
    After your breakfast, we will accompany you to the airport depending on your flight time with the best memories of Morocco
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Casablanca Airport Mohammed VAirports
    • Mohamed V Airport, Casablanca Morocco
    Ports
    • Casablanca port
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 08 people per booking
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Marrakech Desert Trips

Activity ID: V-91788P21

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