Experience the magic of Morocco on this 8-day Imperial Cities and Desert Tour, tailored for those seeking a longer vacation and eager to explore the enchanting allure of each city. With us as your local partner in Morocco, we'll guide you beyond the tourist trail to unveil the hidden gems of Casablanca, Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, and Rabat. Discover incredible sites that you won't find in typical brochures or travel guides, and immerse yourself in the authentic charm of Morocco's most captivating cities.
Day 1 : Casablanca - Marrakech
Upon arrival at Mohammed V Airport, you'll begin exploring Morocco's economic capital, Casablanca. Visit the central market, Habous district, Royal Palace, Mohammed V Square, residential area of Anfa, and the inside of Hassan II Mosque. Then, head to Marrakech for dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2 : Marrakech - Ouarzazate
Spend the second day touring Marrakech, the "Pearl of the South," one of Morocco's imperial cities founded by the Almoravides dynasty in the late 12th century. Visit the Koutoubia, Yves Saint Laurent garden, and other interesting sites. After lunch, depart for Ouarzazate, crossing the Tizi n'Tichka, Morocco's highest road pass (2260 m). Upon arrival at Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the area before having dinner and staying overnight at the Ouarzazate hotel.
Day 3 : Ouarzazate - Tinghir - Erfoud - Merzouga
Explore the Taourirt Kasbahs and Atlas film studio in Ouarzazate before departing for Tinghir via the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Proceed through EL Kelaa and the Dades Valley, continuing to Erfoud via Tinejdad road, and finally arriving at Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga. Upon arrival, take a 1.5-hour camel ride at sunset to reach the oasis where the camp is located. Spend the night in nomadic tents or under the stars, enjoy dinner, and play drums with the locals in the Sahara Desert camp.
Day 4 : Merzouga - Fes
Continue to the Middle-Atlas Mountains, stopping at Ifrane and Azrou, known for their important handicraft center. Stop for lunch in Midelt before proceeding to Fes for dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 : Fes - Meknes - Rabat
Explore Fez, visiting the Karaouine Mosque and University, Bouanania Medersa, and Nejjarine Fountain Zaouia Moulay Idriss. Then, head to Meknes, the capital city under the rule of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727). Visit Bab Al Mansour and the royal stables granaries, which housed up to 12,000 horses. Enjoy lunch at a Chinese restaurant before continuing to Rabat for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 6 : Rabat - Chefchaouen
In Rabat, visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, Oudaya Garden, and Mechouar Royal Palace. Break for lunch at a local restaurant before departing for the blue city of Chefchaouen for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 7 : Chefchaouen - Casablanca
After breakfast, sightsee in Chefchaouen, a charming city conquered by the Spaniards in 1920. Visit the Kasbah museum in the medina, built by legendary ruler Moulay Ismail, and take photos of the picturesque town lined with blue and white washed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs, and citrus tree-adorned patios. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Casablanca for dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8 : Casablanca Departure
On your final day, we'll transfer you to the airport, hoping to see you again in the future.