10 Days desert  imperial Morocco Tour 

 

DAY 1: FROM CASABLANCA – RABAT

After breakfast at your hotel, we will start exploring the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city Casablanca, we will visit the splendid Hassan II Mosque: a breathtaking landmark of Casablanca with the tallest minaret at 210m.  After driving from Casablanca to Rabat, we will visit the Hassan II tower and Mohamed V

DAY 2: RABAT – CHEFCHAOUEN

After breakfast  we will drive through the fascinating rif villages to the blue pearl Chefchaouen.We will start exploring this beautiful blue town situated in the rif mountains  south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. First we will visit the kasbah of chefchaouen,  small but charming back to between the 15th and 16th centuries AD, Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina, the shops in the square selling woven goods and small sweets, and, most importantly, tasting the town’s famous goat’s cheese.  Alternatively, you might prefer to get out of town and enjoy a short hike in the surrounding hills.

Accommodation : Riad 

Included Activities :

Rabat – Guided Walking Tour / Chella, Oudaya, Hassan Tower

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

 

DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN – VOLUBILIS – FES

Next stop will be  The world heritage site VOLUBILIS.  Established before the Christian Era, at a time when the area was part of Mauretania, Volubilis was considered the administrative center of the kingdom of Mauretania and also one of the most remote cities within the Roman Empire, located in the far southwestern region, then we continue to the holly town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune that give a great into traditional moroccan life and arriving by evening to Fez where you will spend the night in a nice authentic riad.

Accommodation : Riad

Included Activities

Guided walking Tour Volubilis

Meals Included : Breakfast

 

DAY 4: EXPLORE FES

After breakfast you will have a sightseeing tour where you can Walk through high walled streets, watch the daily procession of mourners entering the tomb of Fez’s founder Moulay Idriss II. the medina of Fez is Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world what makes it the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco. Spend the day exploring the old city, visiting, Mederassa Bou Inania, the tanneries and the splendid Funduk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th century inn. return to your hotel to spend the night and enjoy a delicious moroccan dinner.

Included Activities

Guided walking tour Fes

Fondouk Nejjarine

Mederassa Bou Inania

Alqarawyin University

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

DAY 5: FES – MIDELT – ZIZ VALLEY – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA SAHARA

After the breakfast we will start our long driving  day to Merzouga crossing the Atlas Mountains,on the way we will pass through the clean and the most modern city in the country Ifrane arriving to the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest to – Azrou – a city located on a steep hill through a variety of woods to the famed cedar forests inhabited by endangered Barbary monkeys. We will have lunch in a berber village before driving down the curves and join the pre-Saharan zone passing first by Errachidia and Erfoud  famous for its pottery and the interesting fossil quarries in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet then From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Merzouga appearing from the horizon,  you will ride camel to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi, one of the most fascinating sights you will ever see. spend the night in a berber  desert camp and enjoy the stars. 

Accommodation : DESERT CAMP

Included Activities : 

Meet Nomads 

Camel Trekking / Wildlife watch

Meals Included : Breakfast / Dinner

 

DAY 6: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – TODGHA GORGES -DADES GORGE

from merzouga we continue our journey towards rissani that was the location of the famed desert capital, Sijilmassa, between the 14th and 18th centuries, where fortunes in gold and slaves were traded via caravans crossing the sahel. We will  have a short visit to Zawiya Moulay Ali ash-Sharif and possibility to  explore the Souk (market) and  the Fondouks where donkeys gather. then we will drive  through the Dades Valley towards$the great canyons of Morocco Todgha Gorges situated beyond the central high Atlas Mountains. Here, the contrasting landscapes remind visitors of the Colorado, with its high plateau. we will go along the famous road of 1000 kasbahs, driving  through The Dades Valley where will visit the Dades gorge & valley. and we head to the Berber family for Lunch, cooking course, a walk to discover the valley and spend some time with the Berbers before we head to our hotel near the valley. Overnight in Roses valley. Car : 4 hours – Walk : 2:30 hours /

 Accommodation : Kasbah

Included Activities

Guided walking tour Dades

OPTIONAL Cooking course / Lunch BERBER women / Henna

Included Activities

Guided walking tour of the valley and Gorge

Carpets co-operative

Visit underground irrigation channels

Errissani Markets

Meals included : Breakfast, Dinner

 

 

DAY 7: DADES GORGE – AIT BENAHDDOU – MARRAKECH

Aït Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987,this Unesco-protected red mudbrick ksar (fortified vilage) built in the 11th centuryand used to be  a strategic stop for caravans of camels, , often numbering hundreds, on the trans-Saharan trade route from the Sudan to Marrakech carrying gold, silver and slaves and returning with salt,Afterword we will  head to Marrakech via the tizin’tichka pass .we’ll stop to visit the town of Telouet and its ancient 17th century Kasbah then we’ll continue exploring the tIzin’tichka road especially its great landscape of Berber’s villages. Overnight in a local riad in the medina of Marrakech.

Accommodation : Riad

Included Activities

Visit Skoura

Visit Cinema Museum

Visit Studios

Optional Traditional Hammam & Massage

Free time to explore

Meals included : Breakfast

 

  

DAY 8: MARRAKESH, FULL GUIDED CITY TOUR

Welcome to Marrakech or “the red city ” situated near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain, In Marrakech  Europe, Africa and the Middle East mingle and merge as t is two parts one is the old town called “medina” where you will visit with your local guide the interesting monuments of the city like the “koutoubia mosque”,”the bahia palace” and the famous square Jama lfna.The other part is the new modern town “gueliz” built during the French occupation. 

Included Activities : Guided walking Tour of Marrakech

Bahia Palace

Souks

Jamaa lfna & Koutoubia

Meals Included : Breakfast

 

DAY 9: ESSAOUIRA DAY TOUR

Essaouira known also as Mogador is on the Atlantic coast 170 km from Marrakesh. enjoy a relaxing day at your peace in this beautiful seaside city where there are plenty things to do including water sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing, exploring the fishing markets for fresh seafood and traditional souks of the small medina of Essouira. On the way to Marrakech  there is a chance to stop and take pictures of goats on argan trees by the road and visit Organic Argan oil cooperative that is a form of social and organizational associations that give visitors a great chance to witness the products being made. In rooms adorned with argan trees, women use ancient tools to hand press oil from the kernels. it is interesting to see the process like an open air museum.

 

Accommodation: Riad

Meals Activities

Visit Argan Co-operative

Free time to Explore Essaouira

Meals included : Breakfast

 

 

DAY 10: CASABLANCA / AIRPORT TRANSFER

According to your flight details, we will assist and transfer your to the airprot of Marrakech or casablanca, and thank you for visiting Morocco and for choosing WomenBestTravel as your trusted travel company for your Two week Morocco Tours & Trips 15 days Morocco Holidays.

Visited Places

  • Rabat & Casablanca
  • Chefchaouen
  • Fes Medina
  • Meknes
  • Volubilis
  • Tizi n’Tichka Pass
  • Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
  • Ouarzazate
  • Dades & Todra gorge & Valley
  • Valley of roses & Ziz Valley
  • Errissani Traditional Markets
  • High Atlas Mountains
  • Berber villages
  • Sahara Desert
  • Atlantic ocean

 

Travel Experience

  • Moroccan Culture & People, Food & History
  • Berber Culture
  • Camel trekking
  • Berber music and animation
  • Sleeping in desert camp

Pick Up : Pick up at Casablanca airport /

Drop Off : Drop off Casablanca /

What’s included?

  • A very comfortable and air conditioned Late Model Vehicule
  • Fuel for entire journey
  • English speaking guides during the tour (you can specify other languages)
  • Inside Visit to Hassan 2 Mosque
  • All nights accommodations en suite room Hotel
  • Camel trekking
  • Berber music and animation
  • Dinners and Breakfasts during the tour ( vegetarian welcome ) check itinerary for details
  • Breakfats daily
  • Marrakech, Fes, Rabat, Volubilis city sightseeing with local guides
  • Pick up & Drop off at Hotels / Airport
  • Visi to Oasis Museum
  • Visit to Essaouira
  • Trekking Atlas Mountains
  • Real life experiences

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What’s not included?

  • Flights & Travel insurnace
  • All Lunches – ( Dinners, See itinerary)
  • Drinks
  • Tips & gratuities for your guides and driver
  • Extra, Monuments Entrances