Our 8 Days Tour From Marrakech To Imperial Cities
8 Days Tour From Marrakech To Imperial Cities. Desert of Morocco is a wonderful palce to visit. The best Marrakech desert tours are made in two distinct locations: Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, and Erg Chigaga near M’Hamid El Ghizlane. Departing from Marrakech, Morocco desert tours do need a bit of time to arrive for those two mentions locations. These Morocco desert tours from Marrakech takes you to visit the UNESCO site of Ksar Ait Benhaddou in Ouarzazate, the picturesque Kasbah Amridil in Skoura, the fabulous Todra Gorges, the breathtaking Erg Chebbi dunes, the beautiful desert region around Merzouga, and the Ziz Valley endless palm groves.
Day 1 : Marrakech Arrival
We will meet you and welcome you at the airport. Our driver will pick you up to start your 8 Days tour from Marrakech to sahara desert via imperial cities. you'll have the day to relax while exploring the main square Jemaa el Fnaa and the souks or Just to relax at your Hotel / Riad.
Day 2 : Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat
After breakfast, departure for Casablanca. Once there we will start the visit of the economic metropolis of Morocco: The place of the United Nations, Anfa and at the end, the road of the edge reveals between sky, earth and sea The mosque Hassan II, architectural jewel of the Moslem faith; Fish lunch at a local Cornish restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Rabat. Visit the administrative capital of the kingdom: the royal palace, the Hassan tower, the most famous monument of the city and symbol of the Almohad dynasty, the prestigious Mohamed V mausoleum decorated with marble, carved cedar, gilt bronze chandelier and white onyx.
Day 3 : Rabat - Meknes - Fes
Departure from Rabat for the holy city of Moulay Idriss (first sultan of Morocco) then Meknes, the "Moroccan Versailles". Founded at the end of the 17C, the city is surrounded by a triple wall of 40 km and formed of two agglomerations: the Medina, which houses the most beautiful gate of Morocco, Bab El Mansour, and the other side , the modern city. After the visit, you will continue to Fez through the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Day 4 : Fes Guided City Tour
Fez is the biggest city of the country after Casablanca with a population of approximately 1 million.This city is the former capital and one of the country's four imperial cities. Fez comprises three distinct parts, Fez El Bali which is the oldest part surrounded by a big wall, where are more than 9000 narrow streets and allies, Fez-Jdid or the new Fes, home of the Mellah the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation.Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina is the largest in the world. Among its narrow streets and allies, the oldest university in the world is located; The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859. This University is still operating nowadays.
Day 5 : Fes – Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga Desert
Today we make our journey to the desert admiring the change of landscapes while crossing Middle Atlas Mountain. We stop in Ifrane for some picture , this city known as « Swiszerland of Morocco » then continue our day through cedar forest where we will find Barbarian monkeys. We will head to the Golden dunes in Merzouga driving through Midelt known for the best quality of apples in Morocco ,ziz Valley and Erfoud "the capital of fossils and mable". At the arrival you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served and you enjoy your night dancing to the music or watching stars . Overnight in the desert Camp.
Day 6 : Merzouga - Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
Wake up for a lovely breakfast and get ready for another day full of adventures. We will start by Rissani known for it’s Souk (local market), then continue our way to the famous Todra Gorges via Tinghir. On the way we visit the Khatarat (irrigation canal). Lunch will be surved in one of the Restaurant along the road. Later, we will continue the road along the river to reach the Gorges where you can take a short walk, through this extraordinary place, while enjoying the view on the high rock faces (up to 300 meters). Then we will head to Boumalne Dades, Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 : Dades Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Marrakech
After breakfast, we start our day through the road of a thousand kasbahs along the Valley of roses with earthen architecture leading to the palm grove of Skoura and Ouarzazate, city of Cenima known as « African Hollywood ». We will have Lunch in the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco. After touring this UNESCO World Heritage site, our journey will continue through the majestic Tizi N Tichka pass, reaching an altitude of 2260m, over the High Atlas Mountains. We will take a break to enjoy the panoramic views and visit the argan oil cooperative. arrive to Marrakech late afternoon.Overnight in your Riad.
Day 8 : Marrakech - Airport
this day is the last day of your 8 Days tour from Marrakech to sahara desert via imperial cities. After Breakfast you will have a free morning, and after that; we will transfer you to the airport and end of our services.
What is include during the tour:
- Touring in 4x4 Vihicle / Minibus / Bus
- Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
- official local guides in imperial cities
- Camel ride in Sahara Desert
- Overnight at the Desert Camp
- Fuel of the transportation during the tour
- Braekfast and dinner in Sahara desert / Boumalane Dades / Ouarzazate
What is not include during the tour:
- Travel inssurance