10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities & Erg Chabbi Desert
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN MARRAKECH
Upon arrival in Marrakech, you will be met and transferred to your hotel/Riad. Relax and settle in. Overnight in Marrakech. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities & Erg Chabbi Desert
DAY 2: MARRAKECH SIGHTSEEING TOUR
After breakfast in your hotel your local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and accompany you while discovering the city’s most amazing places such as El Badi palace, Bahia palace, the Saadian tombs, which date back to the 16th century , the menara gardens, the Koutubia Mosque all this exploring will surely build up your appetite so during the evening you can binge on all kinds of street food in the Djemaa-El-Fnaa plaza or simply enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice in one of the many rooftop cafes overlooking the square.
DAY 3: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA – RABAT
Today you will be woken up by the charm of Marrakech. After having something for breakfast you will drive to Casablanca. This noon you will have the opportunity to discover more of what this dynamic city has to offer, you can discover the economic capital of the kingdom and its largest city. Start your Casablanca city tour with a visit to the exterior of the splendid Hassan II Mosque, then take a relaxing walk along the Corniche (seaside) admiring the Atlantic Ocean, before we drive along the coast to the political capital of Morocco: Rabat . Overnight in Rabat.
DAY 4 : RABAT – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – FEZ
After breakfast in the hotel we will continue exploring Rabat with a visit to the Chellah an old Roman city and one of Rabat’s most evocative sights. Today the abandoned city is overgrown by fruit trees and wild flowers and is the perfect place for a walk before taking the road to our next destination, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes was one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate Moulay Ismail, here you will explore this historic place and be captivated by its magic and unique medina. Later on our journey will take us to the archaeological ruins of Volubilis the ruins are an outstanding example of the different kinds of civilizations that made Morocco their home, and are still present in today’s cultural traditions in the country. Your will be able to explore the ruins and walk through this historic place. Finally we will arrive at the ancient city of Fez, the cultural capital of Morocco and one of the most complete medieval Islamic cities in the world. Your adventure for today ends here in your hotel or riad were you can rest and freshen up.
DAY 5 : FEZ SIGHTSEEING
Today your local tour guide will pick you at your hotel and help you discover the city of Fez , the intellectual and religious heart of Morocco , our guide will take us to the Jewish District (mellah), the Royal Palace and a panoramic viewpoint over the medina. Fez fas many amazing places such as Medersa Bouinania , medersa el-attarine (theological colleges), the ninth century Karouine University, whose architecture is very similar to that seen in Moorish Spain Fes El Bali the city’s oldest neighborhood and many more hidden gems, the medina of Fes is a totally absorbing and unique experience , tonight you will spend a second night in your hotel or riad .
DAY 6 : FEZ – IFRANE – MIDELT – ZIZ GORGE – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA
After breakfast in your hotel or riad we will take the road to your next destination the famous city of Ifrane also known as the Switzerland of Morocco because of its similar architecture. After exploring the city, we will continue the journey to Midelt a very small town that sits between the Middle and the High Atlas the landscape of this place offers some breathtaking views, especially of the eastern High Atlas which seem to rise out of nowhere. Midelt will provide us with a handy break before our next destination. Driving through the valley of ziz we will pass many southern villages like the village of Erfoud chosen by many film makers for its beauty we will also drive through the city of Rissani. This city has gained popularity as a destination where visitors can still experience the true mystique of Morocco where tradition and culture are a way of life. Finally, we will reach Merzouga a small town in the Sahara desert. Here we will pick up your desert necessities and head in direction of Erg Chebbi arriving at sunset. The sunset will provide the perfect lighting for your camel ride through the sand dunes in direction to the Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in fully equiped tents.
DAY 7 : DESERT DREAM – CULTURE & TRADDITIONS
After breakfast we will visit the sand dunes and go deeper into the desert, today you will have the opportunity to experience the genuine life of the nomads of the region sharing a cup of tea, later on we will explore the neighboring town of Rissani visiting the town’s market and having a traditional dish of the region known as Berber pizza, a flat stuffed bread. Once lunch is over you will head back to your hotel were you can refresh and rest .
DAY 8 : MERZOUGA – TODRA GORGE – DADES VALLEY
Today you will be woken up by an amazing sunrise surrounded by the infinite sand dunes, after breakfast we will head back to the town of Merzouga and continue our way to our next destination, the Todra Gorge a deep fault that splits limestone into two wide enough for a crystal-clear river to pass through. The gorge is part of a landscape of gravity defying rocks stacked in all shades of red that give the impression they might crumble in front of your eyes. The valley of the roses will be our final stop of the day this is where a large part of Morocco’s rose and rose water production occurs. Here you will spend the night in your hotel, rest and freshen up for next day’s adventure.
DAY 9 : DADES VALLEY – SKOURA – AIT BENHADDOU – MARRAKECH
The morning starts surrounded by the beauty of the valley, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel we will continue the journey to our next destination through the oasis of Skoura, the oasis offers a picturesque landscape of palm trees and ancient kasbahs. The road will take us to Ait Benhaddou an ancient scenery for numerous Hollywood movies because of its incomparable beauty, you will have the opportunity to walk through its captivating alleyways and explore its magic. We will take the road through the Atlas Mountains to the city of Marrakech. Your adventure with us ends here after taking you to your hotel or riad. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities & Erg Chabbi Desert
DAY 10 : MARRAKECH – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT
After breakfast in your hotel and according to your departing time your arranged private transportation will take you to the airport or train station. 10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities & Erg Chabbi Desert
► Hotel pick-up and drop of
► Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle. fuel and tolls
► Entrance fees
► Services of a qualified English-speaking driver
► 8 nights Accommodation in well recommended hotels / Kasbahs / Riads
► One night in a Traditional Berber Tents
► Camel Ride (Camel per each individual)
► Breakfast and dinner daily
► Lunch and drinks
► Tips and gratuities
► Pick-up from the airport
10 Days Tour to Imperial Cities & Erg Chabbi Desert