Discover Morocco: From Imperial Cities to the Sahara – A 9-Day Odyssey

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Discover Morocco: From Imperial Cities to the Sahara – A 9-Day Odyssey

Welcome to an unforgettable 9-day journey through the heart of Morocco, where ancient cities and the mesmerizing Sahara await you. Our “Discover Morocco” tour ensures a captivating adventure as you traverse the landscapes in a comfortable 4×4 or Mini-bus with AC. From Imperial Cities to the golden dunes of Merzouga, this trip promises a kaleidoscope of experiences.

 

Day 1: Mohamed V Airport - Casablanca

Your Moroccan adventure begins! Upon arrival at Mohamed V Airport, we’ll transfer you to your hotel in the vibrant city center of Casablanca. After settling in, enjoy a delightful dinner and a restful night at the hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes

After breakfast, we embark on a tour of Casablanca, exploring its economic heart—the United Nations Square, Boulevard Mohamed V, ANFA district, and the picturesque Corniche. A visit to the exterior of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque is a must. Post-lunch, our journey continues to Rabat, where you’ll explore the Mohamed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, Kasbah Chellah, and Oudaya gardens. The day concludes as we head to Meknes for dinner and a night’s stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Meknes - Exploring Fes Medina

Venture to Volubilis to explore Roman ruins before visiting Moulay Ismaïl Mausoleum, Bab Mansour, and Bab Khdim in Meknes. The journey then takes you to Fez, the spiritual capital, where you’ll discover landmarks like Medersa Attarine and Nejjarine fountain. A sumptuous lunch in an ancient palace and exploration of Fes Jdid, its walls, Royal Palace, and panoramic views will fill your day. Retire for the night in the comfort of your hotel.

Day 4: Fes - Midelt - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi Dunes

Depart for Midelt, known for minerals and fossils, and traverse Ziz Gorges and Erfoud, enjoying the coolness of the blue spring of Meski. Witness the ever-changing light on the golden dunes of Merzouga, where you’ll spend the night under a starry sky. Dinner and accommodation in the hotel provide a tranquil desert experience.

Day 5: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi - Merzouga

After breakfast, explore the two oases of Merzouga, visit a nomadic family, the village of Khamlia, and the Mifiss mines. Interact with nomadic Berbers in the desert and discover the Tissardmine oasis. Experience camel trekking as you ride towards your desert camp, appreciating the pure beauty of the landscape. Spend the night under a nomadic tent in the heart of the dunes.

Day 6: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley - Rose Valley - Ouarzazate

Explore the desert region, discover isolated oases, and travel east along Erg Chebbi. Stop by Rissani, visit a palm grove, explore ancient Kasbahs, and marvel at the Ziz valley’s fossil quarry. Head towards Todra Gorges, Boulmane Dades, and Klaa Mgouna, known for its rose valley and production of rose water. Continue to Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of Africa, for dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Atlas Mountain - Marrakech

After breakfast, explore the Kasbah Taourirt and the famous Ait Ben-haddou, a UNESCO site with a rich cinematic history. Lunch is followed by a road trip to Marrakech via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Check into the hotel and unwind.

Day 8: Exploring Marrakech Medina

Discover the enchanting red city of Marrakech, exploring historic monuments like Menara gardens, Koutoubia Minaret, Saadi tombs, and Bahia palace. Immerse yourself in the vibrant souk and the lively Djemaa el Fna Square, witnessing dancers, snake charmers, jugglers, and storytellers. Enjoy dinner and breakfast at the hotel.

Day 9: Marrakech - Casablanca

After breakfast at the Riad, relish free time in Marrakech Medina before transferring to the airport according to your flight schedule. Bid farewell to the beauty of Morocco, concluding your extraordinary journey.

Tour Included:

Pick up and drop off in Casablanca airport or hotel
9 days private and exclusive services of Land Cruiser 4×4 with AC
9 days services of an English-speaking driver/guide
Local guide in Fes and Marrakech
7 nights en-suite accommodation
1 night under a nomadic tent
Camel ride to the desert camp
Sand-boarding in the dunes
8 breakfasts
8 dinners

Not included:

Drinks
Lunches & dinners in Fez and Marrakech
Entrance/Activity Fees and tips

Embark on this 9-day odyssey to discover the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco!

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