This Morocco Imperial Cities tour encompasses the three captivating cities of Fes, Rabat, and Meknes, each boasting its own unique history and allure that draw visitors from around the globe to discover their stunning attractions. In addition, the Sahara Desert offers a range of exciting activities, including camel trekking, hiking, engaging with nomadic musicians, and spending a night in traditional Berber tents at a desert camp. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a fascinating culture.
Day 1 : Marrakech Airport Arrival
Upon arrival,our driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2 : Marrakech to Casablanca
After breakfast,we''ll head to Casablanca,Morocco's economic capital and largest city. You''ll visit the Palace of Mohammed V,United Nations Square,and the famous League of Arab States park,known for its unique palm trees. After exploring the city's old streets,you''ll head to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3 : Casablanca to Rabat,Meknes,and Fez
On the third day,we''ll journey to Morocco's capital,Rabat,where the king resides. You''ll explore the charm of this coastal city and enjoy a tasty Moroccan lunch. Then,we''ll proceed to Meknes,a city chosen as the capital by the 16th-century ruler Moulay Ismail. You''ll marvel at his gorgeous palace adorned with intricate stucco work,large bronze doors,and superb mosaics. Afterward,you''ll visit Volubilis,the westernmost outpost of the ancient Roman Empire,before continuing to Fez for dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 4 : Fez Guided City Tour
On this day trip,you''ll visit some of Fez's main attractions,including the city's ancient medina,home to Morocco's first university. You''ll adore the bustling streets filled with noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful vegetables to delicious Middle Eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey,and masterful artisans crafting metal masterpieces.
Day 5 : Fez to Midelt,Erfoud,and Merzouga Dunes
After breakfast in Fez,we''ll journey to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga,passing through the stunning Ziz Valley and Errachidia,and stopping in Midelt for a lunch break. Upon arrival,you''ll enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel pool before embarking on a 2-hour camel ride at sunset to reach our nomadic camp. Spend an entertaining night with locals,enjoying dinner around a campfire before retiring to your private tent.
Day 6 : Merzouga Dunes to Todra Gorges,Tinghir,and Dades Gorges
Wake up early to witness the beautiful Sahara sunrise,then ride your camel back to the hotel for a quick shower and breakfast. Next,we''ll continue to Dades Gorge,where rock climbing is a popular activity. After hiking along the breathtaking gorge,enjoy dinner and a restful night in a 4-star hotel.
Day 7 : Dades Gorges to Valley of Roses,Skoura Palm,and Ouarzazate
Depart for Ouarzazate through the beautiful Valley of Roses,home to an annual festival. After lunch,proceed to "Africa's Hollywood" studios in Ouarzazate,where movies like Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator were filmed. Later,visit the ancient Taourirt Kasbah,one of Morocco's most impressive fortresses. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 8 : Ouarzazate to Marrakech
After breakfast and a visit to Ouarzazate's famous cinema studios,we''ll head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Ait Benhaddou,a favored filming location for movies like Alexander and Son of God. Following lunch near the kasbah,we''ll enter the High Atlas Mountains,where you''ll share a warm cup of mint tea with locals before arriving in Marrakech around 5 pm. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 9 : Marrakech Airport Departure
This day marks the end