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8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer

8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer
8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer
8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer
8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer
8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer
Number of persons 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons +6 persons
Price per Person 300 220 190 170 Request Quote

8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer :

IMPERIAL CITIES CULTURAL AND DESERT EXPLORER :

Enjoy the best of Morocco as you embark on an 8-day adventure from Casablanca through red mud bake city of Marrakech, Meknes, Fez, Rabat .

Starting in Casablanca, you'll visit the imperial cities of Marrakesh, Fes, Meknes and Rabat, where there is so much history to appreciate and stunning architecture and design to relish. And reaching the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, spending the night in a deluxe Bedouin Camp is a joy. Marrakech, the other Imperial City, assaults the senses - in a most positive way! Color, clamor, excitement, noise and spectacle all are here to be savored.

8-day imperial cities cultural and desert explorer :

Day 1 : CASABLANCA ARRIVAL

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel For checking in and Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this exotic setting, the inspiration for the eponymous of Casablanca.

Day 2 : CASABLANCA DEPARTURE & TRANSFER TO FES VIA RABAT

Today in the Morning, we will dedicate a sightseeing tour with an expert guide around the city, beginning by central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of the mosque Hassan II.There is a possibility for a fish lunch at the corniche (seafront promenade). End of tour approx 16.00 Hrs. When this sightseeing tour comes to conclusion we will drive to Marrakech, we will drive to the Imperial City of Rabat for a city tour, accompanying a guide for an orientation visit of the imperial city of Rabat and visit the Royal Palace, the Oudaya Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. In an enchanting setting on the banks of the Bouregreg River, with a breathtaking view of the majestic Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. When Rabat Guided sightseeing comes to the end we will head out to the spiritual city of the Imperial that has one of the best conserved historic towns of the Arab-Muslim world. The oldest walled part of the city, Fes El-Bali, is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner and stay overnight at your riad.

Day 3 : FES GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR

The day will be dedicated to the discovery of the imperial city, Fez Is full of sites and places of high historical and heritage value: Medersa Attarine, Fountain Nejjarine, Mosque Karaouine (1st university in the world build by a woman), Palais Royal (and its Famous golden door), Tombs Mérinides, ... Discover also the artisans of the leather and their method of natural dyeing. Discover theMedina Fes El Bali: It is the largest of Morocco and the most exciting one. It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1976. Souk El Attarine: It is the souk of the grocers, it is without a doubt the most colorful market of Fez. Nejjarine: This small square takes its name from the cabinetmakers who occupy the stalls of the district, a pretty fountain, all decorated with zelliges and a sculptured wooden pediment enhances the place. The Quaraouiyine Mosque: Founded in 862 by a Muslim Fatima El Fihria originally from Quairaouan. It is the first university in the world. Zaouia de Moulay Idriss: Shelters the tomb of Moulay Idriss II founder of Fez. This is the holy place of Fez. Médersa Bou Inania:Islamic university built between 1350 and 1357 by the Sultan Merinide Abou Inane and whose architecture is one of the masterpieces of Moorish art. Médersa Attarine: It is a Koranic school built in 1323 by the Sultan Merinide Abou Said whose decoration is of an extreme finesse.Dinner and spend the night in a Riad.

Within the medina, we will the following historical sites :
#1 Medersa Bou Inania
#2 Kairaouine MosqueUniversity of Al-Karaouine
#3 Medersa el Attarin
#4 Zaouia Moulay Idriss II
#5 Dar Batha

Day 4 : FES DEPARTURE, TRANSFER TO MERZOUGA DESERT

Fill up on a savory breakfast of baguette, fresh fruit, jams and a café cassis (Moroccan cappuccino). And immerse in the scenic long drive, heading south and crossing the mountain of the Middle Atlas. Arrivals in the famed cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary ape. Cedar trees typically only grow at over 1600-1700m, so you find the Cedars and their monkeys in the Middle Atlas, Rif and High Atlas. We will take a short break to observe the wild life and enjoy the nature. We will stop for lunch in a Berber village, most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages, as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert, to arrive at the dunes of Merzouga. Camels will be awaiting us to start our journey through the desert, once you arrive to the dunes, you will settle in your tent and enjoy a walk afterwards in the sand dunes while watchingthe sun set behind the dunes of the Merzouga. A dinner will be awaiting you in the camp site accompanied with Berber music.

Day 5 : SUNRISE CAMEL TREK, TRANSFER TO DADES VIA TODRA GORGES VISIT

Rise early and get ready for another exceptional journey, Watch the spectacular sunrise while enjoying the view over dunes. Have a breakfast, camels await you for a trip across the Erg Chebbi Dunes then ride the came back to the car, where the driver will be awaiting you to take you back to Marrakech via Rissani village, and continuing through the hillsides of Tinghir, a narrow valley with steep rocky walls and a stream running the through it. You will spend the night and have dinner in a charming guest house on the banks of the river.

Day 6 : DADES GORGES DEPARTURE , TRANSFER TO MARRAKECH VIA OUARZAZATE AND UNESCO WORLD HERITAGESITE OF AIT BENHADDOU

After breakfast, we will head to the valley of Dades, we will stop to visit caves occupied by nomads and enjoy some tea. We will continue towards the oasis of Skoura, enjoy its palm grove and its former Kasbah. Afterwards we will visit the magnificent Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, under the guidance of a local guide. We will drive through the Tizn'Tichka pass (2260m) enjoy the spectacular panoramas, Berber villages, ever changing landscapes. You will arrive to Marrakech in late afternoon, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 : MARRAKECH GUIDED HISTORICAL & CULTURAL VISIT

A city like no other, Marrakesh exceeds all expectations. From ancient architecture and markets to charming restaurants and ornate artworks, the city is a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Taking a walk through the Medina to discover the gardens, religious sites and mosaics that the city is famous for. Wandering around the streets you can sample some local delicacies from street vendors and try your hand at haggling for trinkets.

You will be picked up from your hotel by a professional guide and driver. You will then start your day exploring Marrakech and seeing its landmarks. You tour will start by discovering the Koutoubia Mosque, it is the largest mosque in Marrakesh. It is famed especially for its magnificent minaret, the oldest of the three great Almohad minarets remaining in the world.The minaret overlooks the entire city with its astounding height of 69 meters. Afterwards you will visit the famous Saadian tombs: it is a mausoleum occupying a quiet enclosure at the Kasbah, the tombs are magnificently decorated with colorful tiles, Arabic script and elaborate carvings.

Then you will head to the beautiful square of Jemaa El Fna, which is the main attraction of the city: this is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious tea, or to try local specialties while watching live performance that awaits you. At night, the place turns into a huge tavern where locals and tourists come to enjoy an open-air dinner or take in their surroundings. Finally, to end your visit, you will discover the Bahia Palace, which was a minister gift for his favorite and his 80 official concubines. A monument of stunning beauty, Andalusian and Moorish architecture are in harmony with each other, just like in the Al-Hambra of Spanish Granada.It is hardly astonishing that Bahia Palace has become interesting for the film industry. The complex has been used as the setting for movies such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Meanwhile, it has also been listed as a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Surely one of the most beautiful palaces of the city and country.

Visit of: Souks - The Place Jemaa El Fna - the Koutoubia - Bahia - The tombs Saadien - The Ramparts - The Palmeraie - Majorelle Gardens - The Menara garden.

Day 8 : MARRAKECH AIRPORT TRANSFER

Depends on your flight time. We will arrange a private transfer to Marrakech airport. This ends your Morocco Travel experience

What is included?

  • Transport in comfortable air conditioned minivan
  • Multilingual Speaking Driver
  • Airport Transfers,
  • Local Expert Historical Guides for Imperial Citiy Visits
  • Guided Day Tours
  • Sightseeing’s
  • 3- night stay at Riad or hotel in Marrakech
  • 1- night stay at Hotel in Casablanca
  • 2- nights stay at Riad in Fes
  • 1- night accommodation at Luxury Desert Camp in Merzouga
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner.
  • Airport Pick-ups and drop off

Not included

  • Lunch

IMPORTANT INFO :

Duration

Tour 8 Days 7 Nights

Available

Everyday

Departure point

Free hotel pick-up or meeting point

Departure time

07:00 am local time of your hotel

Return time

18:30 h, local time

Return point

Returns to original departure point

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.