Imperial cities & sahara desert Tour 7 Days

7 days 6 nights tour

Come and spend a dream vacation in Morocco: change of scene from sea cities to blue cities and pink in Sahara desert, authenticity, sun, hospitality, well-being, culture...The recipe for a unique experience!

Marrakech – AitBenHaddou – Ouarzazate

   DAY 1

Pick up from your hotel/riad at 9:00am and travel towards the High Atlas Mountains. Cross the mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizi n Tichka (2270m) witnessing the amazing scenery of mountains, valleys and Berber villages. Visit the extraordinary sight of the Atlas Mountains Kasbah, Telouet. The crumbling Kasbah belonged to the powerful Glaoui tribe who lived there until the 1950’s. Once a beautiful Kasbah, but still worth the visit today as the history and drama will unfold itself.

Then you will take the main road or travel off road via the Ounila Valley. Route that offers great views of green valleys, rivers and remarkable coloured slopes and hillsides. You will visit the amazing UNESCO protected 16th century sight of Kasbah AitBenhaddou. Stroll the winding streets to the Kasbah to the upper level for awe inspiring views. Overnight in Ouarzazate or by AitBenHaddou in one of the guest housed run by local Berber families.

Ouarzazate – Skoura Oasis – Rose Valley – Dades Gorge

 DAY 2

In the morning visit the city of Ouarzazate, its famous Kasbah Taourirt, residence of the Pasha of Marrakech. After you will take a route of the Thousand Kasbahs towards the Skoura Oasis. Having visited the oasis you will then take the road to the Rose Valley (Kella Mgouna) known for production of Moroccan roses and its variety of beauty products. Your journey continues passing the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills. Ending your day at Dades Gorge, deep gorge of red and mauve rock. Overnight and dinner in Dades Gorge.

Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi

 DAY 3

After breakfast you depart Dades Gorge to visit another deep oasis in Morocco the Todra Gorge. Its walls are 300m tall and at their most narrow part, they are about 20 meters apart. Spend some time exploring here before resuming your trip towards the Sahara Desert. Approaching Merzouga you will see the first sand dunes of the desert, where your camels will be waiting for you to carry you across Erg Chebbi. Travel on the back of your camels, or walk during a beautiful sunset. Spend the night in the Nomad tent in the camp in the desert.

Merzouga – Erfoud – Errachidia – Midelt- Azrou – Ifrane – Fes

   DAY 4

If you wake up early enough in the morning you will enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dunes and then after have a restoring breakfast. You will depart to Errachidia via Erfoud, Aoufous and the valley of Ziz then stopping for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region. Continuation to Midelt across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt and have lunch break. After lunch you will be driven to Fes (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes. You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco) before arriving to Fes. Drop off in Fez.

Fes – Full Guided City Tour

   DAY 5

After breakfast you will meet you city guide for a day tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fez where you will learn about the history of this area. The medina is one of the largest pedestrianised areas in the world and feels like you are going back in time. You will also explore the artisanal workshops and tanneries. Dinner and night in the hotel in Fez.

Fez – Meknes – Rabat

   DAY 6

Departure for Meknes after breakfast, stopping at Volubilis where you will discover the Roman ruins. Arriving in Meknes you will have time to explore the ancient capital and its religious monuments. After taking the road towards Rabat where you will end the day with dinner and a night in a hotel.

Rabat  – Casablanca  – Marrakech

DAY 7

Departing for Casablanca, where you will have a chance to see what is now the commercial centre of Morocco. You will visit the beautiful Hassan II mosque, after which you will have time for lunch. Then we continue the journey back to Marrakech.


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