Embark on a captivating 9-day tour, immersing yourself in the rich history and distinct charm of Morocco’s imperial cities: Fes, Rabat, and Meknes. Each city unfolds a unique narrative, beckoning travelers to discover its magnificent treasures from around the world.
As you traverse this enchanting itinerary, the Sahara Desert unveils a myriad of activities, including camel trekking, hiking, engaging in music sessions with nomads, and experiencing nights in authentic Berber tents at the camp. This journey offers a profound opportunity to delve into a fascinating culture, making it an unforgettable exploration of Morocco’s imperial heritage.
Discover the Splendors with Our Morocco Imperial Cities Tour:
- Embark on an enriching journey through the heart of Morocco, uncovering the nation’s treasures. From the architectural marvels of Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque, the grandeur of Rabat with its Royal Palace, to the laid-back charm of Meknes – an imperial city with its own unique allure.
- Explore the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins of Volubilis, a testament to Morocco’s rich historical tapestry. Dive into the vibrant chaos of Fes, where ancient streets host bustling dye-pits and traditional tanneries.
- Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert with an authentic Berber Camp nestled in the Erg Chebbi dunes, complete with a mesmerizing camel trek. Traverse the dramatic landscapes of Todra Gorge, often referred to as Morocco’s “Grand Canyon.”
- Step back in time as you wander through Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO-listed ancient Kasbah city, before concluding your adventure in the vibrant city of Marrakech. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Djemaa-el-Fna square and get lost in the UNESCO-listed medina’s maze of enchanting streets.
Explore the Rich Heritage with Our 9-Day Morocco Imperial Cities Tour Departing From Marrakech
Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech Airport
Kickstart your journey as our driver warmly welcomes you at the airport, ensuring a seamless transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a delightful supper and settle in for a comfortable night as you embark on this immersive exploration of Morocco’s imperial cities.
Day 2: Marrakech to Casablanca Journey Unveiled
Embark on an enriching adventure from Marrakech to Casablanca on Day 2 of your tour. Following a satisfying breakfast, we’ll make our way to Casablanca, Morocco’s economic hub, and its oldest and largest city. Dive into the cultural tapestry as you explore the Palace of Mohammed V, the iconic United Nations Square, and the renowned League of Arab States, distinguished for its unique palm tree varieties. After immersing yourself in the historical streets, retreat to a comfortable hotel for a delightful supper and a restful overnight stay. Experience the perfect blend of history and modernity on this leg of your journey.
Day 3: Casablanca to Rabat, Continuing to Meknes and Culminating in Fez Exploration
Embark on a captivating journey from Casablanca to Rabat, Morocco’s esteemed capital and royal residence, on the third day of your tour. Immerse yourself in the allure of this coastal city while savoring a delectable Moroccan lunch. The adventure continues to Meknes, a city with a remarkable history as it served as the capital during the reign of the 16th-century monarch, Moulay Ismail. Marvel at the grandeur of his opulent palace, adorned with intricately crafted multicolored stucco work, colossal bronze doors, and remarkable mosaics.
A fascinating detour awaits as you explore Volubilis, marking the westernmost extent of the ancient Roman Empire. The day concludes in Fez, where you’ll relish a delightful dinner and unwind in the comfort of a well-appointed hotel. This leg of your journey promises a tapestry of historical wonders and cultural richness.
Day 4: Comprehensive Exploration of Fez with Expert Guidance
Embark on a meticulously guided city tour of Fez, delving into the heart of Morocco’s cultural and historical treasures. This excursion immerses you in the grandeur of Fez, home to the first university in Morocco and an array of captivating attractions. No imperial city tour is truly complete without a sojourn into its ancient medina, a bustling labyrinth that unfolds a myriad of captivating experiences.
Within the medina’s labyrinthine alleys, relish the vibrant atmosphere, where enthusiastic vendors offer an array of goods, from vibrant vegetables to Middle Eastern sweets infused with the enticing flavors of cinnamon and honey. Marvel at the skilled artisans shaping sheets of metal into extraordinary creations, showcasing the city’s rich craftsmanship. This day promises an enriching exploration of Fez’s cultural tapestry and architectural marvels under the expert guidance of your tour.
Day 5: Journey from Fez to Merzouga Dunes via Midelt and Erfoud
Embark on an enchanting day, commencing with a hearty breakfast in Fez. Our expedition unfolds as we traverse the breathtaking Ziz valley and Errachidia, making a pitstop in the picturesque town of Midelt for a delightful lunch. The journey continues towards Merzouga, home to the captivating Dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Upon arrival, indulge in a leisurely respite by the hotel pool before embarking on a mesmerizing camel ride, lasting two hours, across the mystical Erg Chebbi dunes as the sun sets. In the heart of the majestic Sahara Desert, you’ll find solace at our nomadic camp. An evening filled with cultural richness awaits as you engage with the welcoming locals, savoring a delightful meal around the campfire before retiring to the comfort of your own tents for the night. This marks a memorable chapter in your immersive desert itinerary.
Day 6: Merzouga Dunes – Toudra Gorges – Tinghir – Dades Gorges
Rise early in the serene ambiance of Merzouga Dunes, capturing the breathtaking hues of the Sahara dawn. Your camel awaits to lead you back to the hotel, where a refreshing wash and a delightful breakfast await. Subsequently, we embark on a journey to the captivating Dades Gorge, renowned for its rock-climbing allure.
Immerse yourself on a trek through the stunning canyon, embracing the natural wonders that surround you. As the day unfolds, relish a delectable supper, followed by a serene night’s rest in the comfort of a four-star hotel. This day’s exploration promises both adventure and tranquility in the heart of Morocco’s picturesque landscapes.
Day 7: Dades Gorges – Rose Valley – Skoura Palm – Ouarzazate
Embark on a captivating journey to Ouarzazate, traversing the enchanting Rose Valley, host to an annual festival of vibrant blooms. Following a delightful lunch, explore the renowned Studios in Ouarzazate, often referred to as “Africa’s Hollywood,” where cinematic masterpieces such as Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator came to life. Subsequently, venture to the historic Taourirt Kasbah, a splendid testament to Morocco’s ancient architectural grandeur. Conclude your day with a savory dinner and a restful overnight stay at a distinguished hotel, immersed in the allure of Ouarzazate’s cinematic history.
Day 8: Marrakech – Ouarzazate
Embark on a captivating day starting with a delightful breakfast and an exploration of the renowned Ouarzazate movie studios. Our journey then leads us to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, cherished by Hollywood filmmakers and featured in iconic films like Alexander and Son of God. A picturesque lunch awaits by the Kasbah, followed by a venture into the High Atlas Mountains for a warm cup of mint tea, fostering connections with the locals. The day culminates in the vibrant city of Marrakech around 5 p.m., where a delectable dinner and comfortable accommodation at the hotel welcome you.
Day 9: Departure from Marrakech Airport
Concluding your enchanting tour of Morocco’s Imperial Cities from Marrakech, our dedicated driver ensures a seamless transfer to the airport. With cherished memories in tow, we bid you farewell, eagerly anticipating the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Safe travels!
Inclusions for Your 9-Day Morocco Imperial Cities Tour from Marrakech:
- Comfortable private transportation to and from Marrakech Airport in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Hassle-free pick-up and drop-off services at your accommodations
- The english-speaking driver accompanying you throughout the entire 9-day journey
- Full-day guided tour of Fes with an approved guide
- Expertly guided exploration of the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
- Fascinating visit to the renowned Ouarzazate Cinema Studio
- Accommodation for 7 nights at a luxurious 4-star hotel, inclusive of meals and breakfasts
- Unforgettable 1-night stay in a private tent at the Erg Cheebi nomad desert camp
- Private bathroom facilities in your tent, featuring hot shower and toilet amenities
- Deliciously prepared breakfasts and suppers, with provisions for vegetarian preferences
- Inclusive admission fees for all monuments visited during the entire itinerary
- Engaging interactions with the local communities
- Camel trekking during the mesmerizing moments of sunset and dawn
- Leisure time for personal exploration of attractions like Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah, scenic walks, canyons, photo opportunities, and more.