This all-encompassing 6-day tour highlights the best of Morocco, from cultural stops in imperial cities to natural exploration in desert landscapes. Begin in modern Casablanca and end in bustling Marrakech. You’ll discover Roman ruins, ride a camel into the Sahara desert, visit old kasbahs, cool off in an oasis, and explore the thriving historic cities of Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech.
What to Expect
Travel from Casablanca on this 6-day tour that includes Morocco’s imperial cities, which are its four historical capital cities: Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes. Along the way, cross the High Atlas Mountains, visit Ouarzazate and the popular Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. Plus you’ll get the chance to ride a camel across the desert, which was an ancient mode of transportation.
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The first day of your Morocco Imperial Tours, after arriving at Casablanca airport will have you be transferred from the airport to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Free time to explore Casablanca ( visit Hassan 2 mosque )
After a great breakfast at the riad, we will go to Fez, making a stop off in Meknes, a city under the mountains of the Middle Atlas. We will stop at places of interest include the Roman ruins (Volubilis), a World Heritage Site, among others.
Lunch in Meknes and continue the route to Fes. Once we are in Fez, in the afternoon, we will reach the place of accommodation, where you will dinner and sleeping.
After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, a Unesco World Heritage and the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering amongst its amazing 9,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colourful vegetables to delicious middle eastern pastries flavoured with cinnamon and honey.
Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries.
Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labour in the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch on your own. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon. Return to hotel and overnight. (4* hotel or Riad an aristocratic house (B, B)
Starting at 8:00 am, in the Sahara desert. We crossed the Middle Atlas mountains and I’ll stop in apes Barbay, well known for their hospitality. You can also stop taking photographs of the beautiful landscape. We will have lunch at a restaurant in Errachida before continuing the journey in the Ziz valley and reach the foot of the dunes of Erg Chebbi 1700
From there you can go on a camel in the desert until the camp located in the heart of the dunes. Enjoy a mint tea and the sunset and Berber music. Night, you can take a walk and enjoy the stillness and silence of the desert, before going to sleep in a tent Berber
You will be woken up half an hour before sunrise, the wondrous lights that mark the beginning of the new day are not to be missed! Afterwards, we reach our hotel for a quick shower and breakfast after which you will proceed to the next destination of the Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour, which is Ouarzazate. We will be passing by Tazarine and the Draa valley then across the small volcanic Atlas Mountains.
We will have dinner and spend the night in a hotel in Ouarzazate.
Drive to Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a Berber earthen structure dating back many centuries. Get a closer look at the gripping architecture of the high walls and the strong ceilings, walk down the narrow streets to feel something you’ve never felt before: the fragrance of old ages coming out of the scars rain and wind had made.
After this historical and cultural visit, follow a mountainous road for 8 km to find the road leading to Marrakesh. Get fascinated by small Berber villages, valleys before you find yourself over a winding pass at an elevation of 2260m. Have lunch in Tadart, a small village famous for serving Moroccan traditional food. Arrive in Marrakesh by sunset.