DESERT IMPERIAL MOROCCO TOUR

Best of Morocco Private Tour 2019-2020, Explore The Imperial cities of Morocco and The Endless Desert

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Departure Dates The dates are flexible and customizable for private departures

Suggested Duration 11 days / 10 nights

Pick up Casablanca Airport

Drop off Marrakech Airport

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Private Luxury Morocco Tour, Desert and Imperial cities Description

Desert Imperial Morocco Tour Highlights

  • Witness the stunning artistic exuberance of Bahia Palace
  • Discover the enchantment of Hassan II Mosque situated on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Explore the grandeur of the Sahara Desert and its renowned sand dunes
  • Visit exceptional walled cities erected in the desert on the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs
  • Experience the wondrous medieval buildings and persistent culture of Fez’s medina
  • Spend time in the sensational Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakech
  • Indulge in the exquisite cuisine that is an extension of the culture
  • Desert Imperial Morocco Tour Itinerary at a Glance

    Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca and Relax with the Remaining Day at Leisure | Overnight in Casablanca

    Day 2 Casablanca - Rabat | Overnight in Rabat

    Day 3 Rabat - Moulay Driss - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes | Overnight in Fes

    Day 4 Fes - Moulay driss | Overnight in Fes

    Day 5 Fes - Ifran - Cedar Forest - Ziz Valley - Erfoud | Overnight in Erfoud

    Day 6 Erfoud – Erg Chebbi ( Merzouga) | Overnight in Merzouga

    Day 7 Erg Chebbi - Tinghir - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley | Overnight in Dades Valley

    Day 8 Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Telouet - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech | Overnight in Marrakech

    Day 9 Discover Marrakech - the red city experience chapter 1 | Overnight in Marrakech

    Day 10 Discover Marrakech - the red city experience chapter 2 | Overnight in Marrakech

    Day 11 Departure Day (Marrakech Airport)

    Desert Imperial Morocco Tour Detailed Description

    This package allows to discover the rich Moroccan culture and unveil its incredible treasures. Moreover, you get to explore Morocco’s history through visiting its important imperial historical cities such as Casablanca, Fes, Meknes, Rabat, Volubilis and Marrakech. The wonders of Morocco will surpass the brilliance of your imagination, showing you how magical history and heritage can be.

    On the other chapter of this package you; our dear client will be mesmerized by the magical beauty of the Moroccan Sahara Desert, where you will get to stay in the most luxurious camps picked by our hard-working team, walk in the desert and maybe experience sandboarding or a camel ride into the Sahara Desert where you will spend the evening enjoying the culture, cuisine, hospitality, and pure open space surrounding the Berber camp.

    Desert Imperial Morocco Tour Places Visited

    Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Moulay Driss Zerhour - Volubilis - Fes - khenifra - Erfoud - The Sahara Desert - Merzouga - Tinghir - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Telouet - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

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    Desert Imperial Morocco Tour Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca and Relax with the Remaining Day at Leisure | Overnight in Casablanca

    Welcome to the wonderful city Casablanca. If you arrive early, you can go sightseeing in a discovery of Casablanca, which is a port city and commercial hub in western Morocco, fronting the Atlantic Ocean, it is the economy center of Morocco and home to the grand Hassan II Mosque; the largest mosque in Africa and the 5th largest in the world. You will be spending the night in Rabat, Morocco’s royal city known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas.

    In case you arrive late you will rest the night in the beautiful city of Casablanca, and start your journey in day 2.

    What’s Included: transfer, accommodation.

    Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat | Overnight in Rabat

    After spending a splendid time in Casablanca you will be escorted to Rabat; Morocco's capital and royal city. Rabat rests along the shores of the Bou-Regreg River and the Atlantic Ocean where you'll get to spend the night and learn about the Mausoleum of Mohammed V then visit Kasbah Chellah near Oudaya Gardens, the Hassan Tower, the outside of the royal palace and much more. This city is known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas. What makes Rabat even more special and an interesting part of your visit is the combination between two beautiful cultures that you can easily recognize through Rabat’s surroundings and insights.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, tour, accommodation.

    Day 3: Rabat - Moulay Driss - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes | Overnight in Fes

    After having breakfast in Rabat you will be escorted to Fes where you will spend the night. Along the way you will visit Meknes a city in northern Morocco known for its imperial past, with remnants including Bab Mansour, a huge gate with arches and mosaic tiling that leads into the former imperial city. The Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail; who made the city his capital in the 17th century, the city has courtyards, fabulous fountains, colorful Souks and routes. It is considered one of the most historical cities in Morocco due to all the grand historical monuments and the stories behind their creation. You will visit and learn all about historical monuments such as Bab El mansour, Dar Jamai museum, Moulay Ismail mausoleum. You will also visit the old Medina, the old granaries and stables.

    On the other chapter of this day you will have a delicious Moroccan lunch in Moulay Driss Zerhoun. Then you will be en route to Volubilis a partly excavated Berber and Roman city in Morocco situated near the city of Meknes and commonly considered as the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania built on a shallow slope below the Zerhoun mountain.

    Volubilis stands on a ridge above the valley of Khoumane and overlooks a rolling fertile plain on the north of the modern city of Meknes. The area around Volubilis has been inhabited at least since the late Atlantic Neolithic. 5,000 years ago archaeological excavations at the site have found Neolithic pottery of design comparable to pieces found in Iberia. By the third century BC, the Phoenicians had a presence there, as evidence by the remains of a temple to the Punic god Baal and remnants of pottery and stones inscribed in the Phoenician language.

    After this exciting journey you will be on your way to Fes where you will get to enjoy your dinner and rest for the night.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, tour, accommodation.

    Day 4: Fes - Moulay driss | Overnight in Fes

    After having breakfast, you will enjoy a guided Fes city tour by our professional and friendly tour guide. There, you will be amazed by this northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital, it’s primarily known for its El Bali walled medina, and for its important impact on the history of Morocco. Fes is a city full of historical monuments such as Al-Attarine Madrasa, Bab Bou Jeloud, Dar Batha and much more interesting memorable places, It is here that you will be able to observe craftspeople sculpting copper, iron, wood, and making weavings or embroidery before your eyes.

    After lunch you will visit The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss Morocco's most important pilgrimage site, and the town is swamped every August during the annual Moussem to venerate it. It is said locally that five pilgrimages to Moulay Idriss during the Moussem equals one hajj to Mecca. The entrance is located at the top of the town's main square, via a three-arched gateway surrounded by shops selling religious trinkets, non-Muslims cannot enter beyond the inner barrier, but it's worth a peek inside the grand entrance. Moulay Ismail created this pilgrimage site by building the mausoleum and moving the body of Moulay Idriss during the late 17th and early 18th century in a successful attempt to rally the support of the faithful. Spending the night will be in Fes.

    What’s Included: breakfast, tour, transfer, accommodation.

    Day 5: Fes - Ifran - Cedar Forest - Ziz Valley - Erfoud | Overnight in Erfoud

    This morning after breakfast in Fes, your next destination will be Ifrane known as “Little Switzerland". Ifran is located in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains, a town famous for its alpine-style architecture, nearby ski slopes and forests that are surrounded by Cedar forests home of rare Barbary apes. Outside the town, there is a spring with several waterfalls “Ain Vittel”. In this tour we will suggest lunch with a Berber family in order to introduce you to the Moroccan tradition and lifestyle. Then you will continue your journey to Erfoud an oasis town in the Sahara Desert through Ziz Valley famed for its panoramic view and spectacular Jurassic geography.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation.

    Day 6: Erfoud – Erg Chebbi ( Merzouga) | Overnight in Merzouga

    Today you will head to explore the beauty of the Sahara that will be one of the most memorable moments of your adventurous journey in Morocco. In your way to the infinite sand dunes, you will visit Rissani's old souk and after that we will continue our trip to the heart of the desert where you will get the chance to embrace the nomadic lifestyle of Berber people and explore their unique music. In the afternoon you will meet your Blue-man guide for a camel trek at sunset through the golden sand sea of Merzouga where you will experience a starry night sky drum party and dinner at the camp.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation.

    Day 7: Erg Chebbi - Tinghir - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley | Overnight in Dades Valley

    After breakfast, you’ll be on the road back to Erfoud. The amusing drive will take you to the beautiful local villages before you behold the extraordinary beauty of Todra Gorges, a series of limestone river canyons in the eastern part of the High Atlas where you will have a traditional lunch and explore the magnificent scenery of Dades valley.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, accommodation.

    Day 8: Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Telouet - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech | Overnight in Marrakech

    We will drive this morning through the Dades Valley towards Kelaa M'gouna (Rose City) and Ouarzazate. Don't forget your camera, the road along the Valley of thousand kasbahs is picturesque - it's an opportunity to take some of the best shots of your Moroccan trip. Continue to Ouarzazate "Hollywood of Africa", optional visit to the Atlas studios and the sprawling Taourirt Kasbah, before you stop at the Jewel of Morocco: Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a mud-brick UNESCO-protected village built in the 11th century. The Kasbah has been the backdrop to many Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth (for which much of Ait Ben-haddou was rebuilt), Jewel of the Nile and Gladiator. The journey takes you over the Tizi N'Tichka pass in the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech where you will check for a good night sleep.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer, Tour, accommodation.

    Day 9: Discover Marrakech - the red city experience chapter 1 | Overnight in Marrakech

    After having breakfast you will enjoy a full city guided tour in Marrakech. The Berber Sanhaja tribe founded the Almoravid dynasty in the 11th century and swept through the south of Morocco, demolishing opponents as they rode north. They pitched their campsite on a desolate swath of land that would become Marrakesh the great red city. Marrakech is the most important imperial city in Morocco due its heavy origins, it is a grand city filled with historical monuments known for their sophisticated architecture and beautiful colors, so as grand fabulous souks.

    What’s Included:breakfast, transfer, tour, accommodation.

    Day 10: Discover Marrakech - the red city experience chapter 2 | Overnight in Marrakech

    This day will allow you a rejuvenation experience in the city of Marrakech and will be customized to your likings. Most of our lovely clients start the day with a flight above the city and the countryside in a hot air balloon, this exotic experience will leave you with beautiful authentic memories. With a sight of Berber villages, rocky desert, desert oasis and also the high Atlas Mountains, the diversified landscapes will leave you breathless and end the day with hot relaxing Hammam experience and Massage, a passionate experience that will leave your body and spirit feeling wonderful, A good way to unwind and get ready to head back home. For the most adventurous, A day trip beyond Marrakech will be your secret to add extra glimpse to the experience. Marrakech offers a large choice of activities, such as camel riding in the palm grove of Marrakech, horse riding, quad biking, sidecar riding, whatever you decide to do with your day, we will always be happy to assist you and make sure you enjoy every single moment of it.

    What’s Included: breakfast, accommodation.

    Day 11: Departure Day (Marrakech Airport)

    After waking up and enjoying your breakfast your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the airport for your return flight. The splendor of Morocco spreads from the Atlantic to the Sahara, covering the Atlas Mountains and following you home.

    What’s Included: breakfast, transfer.

    This package can be customized to your likings and preferences.
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