10 Days desert tour - camel trekking and imperial cities

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat:

Arriving at Casablanca International Airport. In Casablanca you’ll visit Hassan II Mosque, the biggest mosque outside Mecca  before departing for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Here you’ll see the Mausoleum, the Hassan tower and the oudaya Kasbah. Overnight in a Hotel/Riad.

Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes:

After breakfast in the hotel we travel to Fes via Meknes and Volubilis. In Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco, you will see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan Molay Ismail. In Volubilis, the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225, you will see some mosaics that are still in very good shape before continuing on to Fes via the countryside and the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Overnight in  Hotel/Riad.

Day 3: we start to discover Fes city:

After breakfast, you’ll start discovering the cultural capital of Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by the Royal Palace, the Jewish headquarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco. We’ll ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous AL Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region and the Tanneries. After lunch, you will visit the ceramic factory and take in a panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes. Overnight accommodation is in your Riad.

Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Errachidia – Merzouga:

After breakfast in your Riad, you’ll leave Fes travelling towards Ifrane, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco” and then to Merzouga via Azrou and the Ziz Valley. Stopping at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco . You’ll notice how the scenery changes to reveal hints of the desert as you approach the city of Errachidia. Your journey continues to Merzouga via the Tizi Ntalghamt pass and along the luxuriant Ziz Valley, stopping for panoramic views along the way. Arriving in Merzouga at the end of the afternoon you’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check in to your Kasbah; Overnight in a Hotel/Riad.

Day 5: Merzouga area and the Camel trek:

After breakfast in the Riad we’ll start discovering  the area, visiting the Gnaoua people, originally slaves brought from Sudan, to experience their music and lifestyle and the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations. You may also want to see the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. In the afternoon you can ride your camel, guided by an experienced camel man to explore within the sand sea of Merzouga, enjoying a wonderful sunset over the golden dunes and an overnight stay at the desert camp, equipped with flash toilets.

Day 6: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges:

Waking early will reward you with the best sunrise of your life. Afterwards, you’ll peacefully camel-trek back to the village of Merzouga. En-route you won’t fail to appreciate the unique beauty of the spectacular Erg Chebbi sand dunes – changing with the light as the day progresses. After breakfast in the Riad, you’ll leave for Rissani, Tinghir and Todra gorges – the highest, narrowest gorges in Morocco. After visiting tinghir gorge we’ll drive through the Dades Valley, where you’ll spend the night in a Hotel/Riad.

Day 7: Dades Gorge –skora- kalaa mgona -ouarzazte -Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech:

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Marrakech. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over before heading to ouarzazte the cinema city then we continue to the famous Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. The Kasbah was built by Et Hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the 9th century, now a house of many Glaoui people. Your journey will continue through the majestic Tizi n’tichka Pass (2260m) over the High Atlas Mountains, before ending at your accommodation in Marrakech. Overnight in a Hotel/Riad.

Day 8: discovering  Marrakech city:

After breakfast in the Riad , you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadien tombs; the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi and the Ben Youssef Coranique School.  afternoon you’ll see the gardens at Majorelle, Menara and the Koutoubia tower. After dinner you will have the opportunity to walk around the ‘Square Jemaa El Fna’ full with magicians, story tellers, snake … Overnight in a Hotel/Riad.

Day 9: time free Marrakech:

After Breakfast you’ll have the option to discover more of Marrakech and its monuments or have a day trip to the Ourika valley and experience the Berber culture. Overnight in a Hotel/Riad.

Day 10: Marrakech – departure:

After breakfast you’ll travel to the airport for your departure flight.
-Tours can start from anywhere in Morocco. Our team can collect you from your accommodation, an airport, railway station or port ahead of your private tour of Morocco

  • Tour including camel trekking .
  • 4×4 or mini bus  .
  • Diner  and the breakfast .
  • The night in desert
  • trips to the Atlas Mountains.

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