The 10 Days Desert Tour To Imperial Cities From Marrakech To Imperial Cities And Chefchaouen to Explore the most important imperial cities of the country: Marrakech, Fez and Rabat, as well as the most relevant natural spaces that will move your souls. Visit the beautiful Blue pearl of Chefchaouen in Morocco northern and the cyclopean Hassan II mosque of Casablanca and its main attractions and monuments.
Explore the Sahara desert with its impressive sand dunes, the beautiful Atlas Mountains dotted with tiny villages, Kasbahs and centuries-old valleys and adobe Berber villages … The tour has covered more details We invite you to know the Historical Heritage of your second country of Morocco.
Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech
This 10 Days tour from Marrakech starts today, as our driver will pick you up from the airport up to your arrival time. Transfer to the hotel/riad and check in. You’ll have the rest of the day to relax while exploring the main square Jemaa el Fnaa and the souks.
Day 2 : Marrakech sightseeing
After breakfast in the hotel/riad, you will have a private guided tour of Marrakech Medina with an official guide. You will see the famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina with its colorful souks, and then explore some more of Marrakech’s secrets. Ali Ben Youssef Koranic school, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens are also included in the sights we will visit. During the afternoon, the best option is to explore the medina approaching the square that in the evening is full of narrators, jugglers, diviners, snake charmers, and musicians.
Day 3: Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat
Today after your breakfast, we will drive to Casablanca via the highway. 3 hours later, we will make a stop to visit the impressive Mosque of Hassan II, built-in 1993 by a team of over 6000 craftsmen. Located on the shores of the city of Casablanca, it is an imposing edifice and one of the few mosques in Morocco that non-Muslims are allowed to enter. Afterward, we will continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Check into your accommodation and later, we will explore the Imperial City of Rabat, including the Mechouar (the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the majestic Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, and the Oudaya Kasbah overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 4: Rabat - Chefchaouen
This beautiful 10 Days tour from Marrakech continues as today we will depart for the enchanting mountain village of Chefchaouen. We will pass through the green valleys of the Rif Mountains before we reach our destination. Chefchaouen is famous for its vivid blue-rinsed houses and is very popular for both tourists and Moroccans. Explore Chefchaouen, with its winding lanes and narrow alleys, which are home to numerous souks offering cuisine and artisan works, such as woolen items, intricate embroidery, and goats’ cheese, all native to the North, and not found anywhere else in Morocco. Relax in the square, visit a local farm, or hike in nearby parks.
Day 5: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez
Today, we will depart to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an ancient Roman settlement. Here, you can admire the alleyways, gates, monuments, and mosaic floors. Dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, the Roman ruins here are considered the best-preserved in Morocco. Our next stop will be in Meknes, a World Heritage UNESCO Site and one of the 4 Moroccan Imperial cities. Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail, and here you can visit the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. Later, we will continue to Fez where you will check into your accommodation. During the afternoon, the best option is to explore the medina and the souks of Fez.
Day 6: Fez sightseeing
After breakfast, you will meet with a local tour guide to explore Fez, the most ancient and holy of the Imperial cities. Your cultural and historic tour will take you through the 2000-year-old living medina. A labyrinth of narrow streets, alive with markets and souks, craftsmen, donkeys, and mules transporting their loads. Here you will visit the Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque. Finish your tour with a visit to Fez Jdid and the revered Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fez.
Day 7: Fez - Ifrane - Azrou - Midelt - Merzouga - Sahara desert
Pick up from your accommodation in Fez early in the morning and depart for the South of Morocco. You will have a stop in Ifrane, known as the Switzerland of Morocco to enjoy its beauty and to have some memorable photos. After that, you will head toward Azrou to see the monkeys in the cedar forest. Continuing to Midelt for a lunch meal in a restaurant and then, we will cross the pass of Tizi N Talghamt to reach Errachidia while admiring the views of Ziz Gorges. After that, you will have a stop for a panoramic view of Ziz valley.
Then, the drive continues to Aoufous and Erfoud before we reach the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi. These dunes are also called Merzouga Dunes. On arrival, get ready for a camel trek for about an hour to enjoy the sunset. While on the back of your dromedary, you will continue to the camp for an overnight in a desert camp. Dinner will be served and after that, you enjoy a spectacle with Saharan music before you spend the night in a tent in the middle of the dunes. Dinner and overnight in a tent.
Day 8: Sahara desert - Erfoud - Todra Gorge - Dades Valley
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune in the Sahara Desert and then, have your breakfast. After these beautiful moments, we will depart towards Tineghir passing by Erfoud and Tinejdad. Later, we will have a break for lunch before we continue to Todra gorges via Tinghir. Arrive at Todra Gorges where we will enjoy its marvelous Canyons while hiking on foot. Later on, we will drive to Boumalne du Dades and will make another stop for a panoramic view of Dades Valley. Arrive at the hotel for the check-in and later, you will have a delicious dinner. Dinner and overnight in a traditional hotel.
Day 9: Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech
This morning we will depart for Marrakech and the next site to visit is the Rose Valley, famous for the damascenes roses that are raised for cosmetic products such as the valued rosewater. We continue to the big Skoura palm grove, a beautiful place with more than 700.000 palms and numerous kasbahs that are built in the surrounding area. Then, we head to Ouarzazate, also known as “The gate of the desert” which in the Berber language means “noiseless or without confusion”.
Here we´ll see the Taourirt Kasbah, one of the most spectacular ksars in Morocco. Here we will stop for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt and then, another photo stop near the Atlas film studios. After that, we continue to the fortified village of Aït Ben Haddou where you will have time to visit the famous Kasbah (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot on this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, and The Mummy. After that, we drive to Marrakech over the mountains of high Atlas passing through the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). Arrive in Marrakech and check-in at the hotel/riad.
Day 10: Marrakech / Casablanca Airport
This 10 Days tour from Marrakech will finish today as our driver will pick you up from your hotel/riad to transfer you to the airport of Marrakech / Casablanca on time to catch your flight, and this is the end of our services.