12 days imperial cities and desert from casablanca

Day 1 : Arrive in Casablanca:

On the first day of your Imperial Cities Morocco Tours,  our driver/guide will meet you, then escort you to your hotel (depending on time of arrival). Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Casablanca – Rabat:

Today After breakfast at your accommodation start your Imperial Cities Morocco Tours, visit the city of Casablanca on a short tour. Casablanca Morocco’s biggest city an the heart of industry and commerce, so visit Hassan II mosque on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean (built on water). Later on, you will depart to Rabat and stop to take our lunch. Then you’ll have a sightseeing tour of this Moroccan administrative capital including the The Mausoleum of Mohamed V, Royal Palace and Hassan Tower, this minaret is an incomplete mosque instituted by Yaacoub al-Mansour, The Almohad ruler. We may explore The des Oudaias kasbah, which is a dwelling with blue painted parapets located near to the Atlantic coast. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Rabat – Meknes – Fes:

Today After breakfast we’ll continue our tour to Meknes then to the nearby city Fes. The city of Meknes is an Imperial city of Morocco (third one) it has renowned and monumental door, it is known as “The Versailles of Morocco. On this city tour visit the massive Bab El Mansour, a beautiful gateway. Continue your sightseeing tour by visiting the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Then take lunch and visit the new and old Medina. We stop at Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, it’s a village and a sacred site, a place of pilgrimage for Moroccans. Continue your Imperial Cities Morocco Tours, to visit the ancient Volubulis ( Roman ruins), it will take your breath. Finally we head to Fes where your evening will be enjoyed with traditional Moroccan dinner and overnight in the riad.

Day 4 : Exploring Fes:

After breakfast starts exploring the oldest city in Morocco with your local guide, roaming in its small streets and alleys. Visit first the seven Royal Palace gates, then the Jewish neighborhood which is the first Mellah built in Morocco during the 14th century. On this Imperial Cities Morocco Tours, you’ll visit all the cultural and historical highlights including the famous Al Qaraouine University, considered the oldest one in the world, Mulay Idriss mausoleum and the Tanneries. After a mouthwatering lunch, we visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Return at your riad for overnight in the riad.

Day 5 : Fes –  Ifrane –   Azrou  –  Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga:

Today early morning start traveling through the middle Atlas via the Moroccan Switzerland “Ifrane”. In Azrou we visit the forests of Cedar and see the Cedre Goraud Tree where the Barbary apes live. Then continue to the south passing many berber villages and an opportunity to view nomads living in tents alongside the way; also see the volcanic rocks. In the village of Midelt we’ll enjoy lunch, then the trip continues via Tizi N’Talghomt Pass (1907m) enjoying the panoramic views. Furthermore pass by the tunnel and the incredible Ziz Gorge. Then pass Errachidia city and see Hassan Al-Dakhil barrage with its turquoise blue water. on this Imperial Cities Morocco Tours, we stop at Erfoud village to enjoy a panoramic view of Aoufous palmeraie along Ziz River. Then we’ll take an off road to our accommodation on the foot of the dunes. Your night stay and dinner will be at the hotel.

Day 6: Tour Around Erg Chebbi Desert & Camel Trekking:

After breakfast in the hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the area. Visit the nomad people living in tents of goat hair, learn about the desert life. Afterwards we head to the Gnaoua people village, they are slaves from Sudan, here you will have the opportunity to listen to their music and learn about their culture and lifestyle. If you visit the desert on a specific time of the year you can see the lake of Merzouga and its bird population such as the “Flamingos”. On the afternoon, we go to the sahara desert bivouac and discover the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Enjoy the irresistible beauty of the Sahara and the sunset over the sandy golden dunes. Then take your dinner in the camp and spend your first night under the sky, or if you prefer in tents. Our camp provides western bathrooms.

Day 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Boumalne Dades – El-Kelaâ M’Gouna – Ouarzazate:

Waking up by the call of your guide very earlier to watch the sunrise then enjoying breakfast. Back to hotel in the village and have hot shower to get ready for your new journey. Travel to Ouarzazate “Morocco’s Hollywood” via the magnificent Gorges of Todra, El-Kelaâ M’Gouna, Boumalne du Dadès and Skoura. we’ll enjoy a tour in Todra gorges and discover it, hiking through this stunning place while enjoying the views of high rock walls. Then we move on to Boumalne du Dadès and take our lunch. Continue the valley of the Roses named “El Kelâa M’gouna”, and the one thousand Kasbahs road and Skoura palmerie. In Ouarzazate city we stop and marvel at the Kasbah of Taourirt views built by the Glaoui dynasty. Dinner and spend the night at the Riad.

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Telouet – Tizi N’Tichka Pass – Marrakech:

This morning after breakfast you may visit the Atlas films Studios before we head to Aït Benhaddou village, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there you’ll will explore the exotic Kasbah named after it. This kasbah is on the hill along the fertile and incredible Ounila valley which becomes famous due to its role in hosting numerous films such as: The Man Who Would Be King, The Message, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Jewel of the Nile. Afterwards our trip will continue to off roads driving to Telouet to take our lunch and visit the incredible Telouet kasbah. Continue via the Tizi-n-Tichka port (2260m). Stop to admire the panoramic views along the way of of High Atlas Mountains, take pictures of Berber villages located on the road. Arrive to Marrakech. Dinner and spend the night in a Riad.

Day 9: Exploring Marrakech:

Today after breakfast in your accommodation begin to explore the red city of Morocco “Marrakech”. Ensuring you to see all the essential sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace. Near or at the square you’ll have your lunch, then walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. In the afternoon, you’ll have time (free) to stroll by yourself through the other parts of the city. Dinner and overnight in the riad.

Day 10: Marrakech – Essaouira:

This morning leave Marrakech “the red city” and take a day trip to Essaouira , on this Imperial Cities Morocco Tours. Essaouira is the old Portuguese city. Today we might discover the factory of Argan and learn the process of making Argan oil by women. You will explore the port of the Coastal tourist town of Essaouira. Today you’ll enjoy a delicious fresh seafood lunch at the medina. Then benefit from your afternoon for a personal exploration at leisure; you can swim and relax on the beach. Enjoy the evening meal at the hotel and your night in a Riad.

Day 11: Essaouira – Safi – Oualidia – El Jadida – Casablanca:

Today we will leave Essaouira toward Casablanca “the commercial centre of Morocco” via the costal road while immersing in the beautiful views. Pass the Safi city and Oualida a beautiful town where to have a delicious seafood in this wonderful place. After taking your lunch, we drive to Casablanca city passing crossing the city of El Jadida (was known with Mazagan); this old medina was established in 1513 by the Portuguese. We arrive at Casablanca in the early evening, your dinner and overnight will be in a hotel.

Day 12: Casablanca – Airport Med V :

Today take your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Airport depending your flight departure time. End of our Imperial Cities Morocco Tours and services.

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