Morocco Desert Excursions: 7 day Imperial cities Tours
Morocco Desert Excursions starting from Casablanca. This 7 day imperial cities Tour & Sahara Desert Trip. From Casablanca, to Fes where to experience the history and amazing sightseeing, then Marrakech through the massive Sahara desert with rich culture and traditional and Berber hospitality.
Day 01: Arrival day: Casablanca
Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport. Welcome, assistance and transfer for a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. This tour will include an exterior and interior visit of the Hassan II Great Mosque. Proceed with a visit of the Place Mohammed V, the United Nations Square, and the surroundings of the Royal Palace before strolling along the Ain Diab corniche.Independent lunch in a restaurant of your choice (suggestions will be provided), then drive to your hotel.
Day 02:Casablanca – Rabat – Volubilis – Fes:
After breakfast, departure to Rabat. Upon arrival in Rabat, we will visit the administrative capital of Morocco. Our sightseeing will feature the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and Place des Oudaya. After that we will drive to Fes with a stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, the burial town of the founder of the first moroccan kingdom. Continue to Fes. Arrival,check-in, dinner and overnight stay at the Riad..
Day 03: Fes sightseeing(Cultural day of our Morocco Desert Excursions)
The whole day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fes, the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco, which was founded in790 AD by Moulay Idriss II. Highlights will include the Medieval Medina, the Medersas, the El Qaraouiyyin Mosque,the tanneries and the sumptuous Nejjarine fountain. After lunch, we will visit the Arabian House to observe various craftsmen performing their work reminiscent of ancient techniques. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 04: Fes – Ziz Valley – Merzouga desert
This morning we journey over the Moyen Atlas and cedar forests with its monkeys to stop at Midelt, which is a beautiful alpine area. Surrounded by huge pine trees, this tranquil mountain setting is a great spot to cool down and relax after the hustle and bustle of Fes. We will head towards the great desert and Merzouga, where we transfer to camels for a trek into the Sahara Desert for a night at our Berber Camp. We enjoy local food, music and an amazing night out under the Saharan stars(The highlights of Morocco Desert Excursions)
Day 05: Merzouga desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley:
The camel man, will awaik you for amazing sunrise in the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. After the breakfast and shower in the hotel, we will drive to Todra gorge, otherwise known as ‘Morocco’s Grand Canyon’. A 1000 ft gorge made up of beautiful limestone cliffs that change colour as the sun moves from east to west. You will have time to explore both the plunging depths and the stupefying heights, from there, we will drive to Dades Valley known as the the happy Valley.
Day 6: Dades Valley – Roses Valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakech:
After the breakfast, our imperial cities and sahara desert tour will take us through Roses Valley famous with its roses Festival on the first week of May, then to Skoura Oasis to reach Ouarzazate and stop off at Ait Benhaddou, the UNESCO listed fortified settlement, on our journey back to Marrakech. Taking the new highway back, we’ll arrival at the final one of Morocco’s four Imperial cities we visit on this tour. Set against the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Marrakech’s great pride and landmark is the Koutoubia Tower, sister to the Tower of Hassan in Rabat and the Giralda Tower in Seville. It is said that after the third of these was completed, the sultan had the eyes of his architect put out, lest he should build another more beautiful tower elsewhere.
Day 07: Marrakech sightseeing with local private tour guide:
Enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech today, taking you through the winding streets, bustling souks, and the focal point of the city – the great Djemâa-el-Fna. No visit to the city is complete without a visit to the city’s UNESCO-listed medina and Djemâael-Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. Explore this mystical city at your leisure, and relax with our optional activity – a visit to a traditional hamman. Enjoy a steam bath followed by an exfoliating massage – the ideal end to the day.
Day 08: Marrakech airport
Your adventure tour ends after breakfast. Spend the morning buying souvenirs before check out at midday. End our services and hope to see you in one of our Morocco Desert Excursions in the future.