Imperial Splendors to Desert Wonders: A 10-Day Moroccan Cultural Odyssey

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Imperial Splendors to Desert Wonders: A 10-Day Moroccan Cultural Odyssey

Experience the richness of Morocco’s cultural tapestry on our 10-day journey, weaving through Imperial Cities, the mesmerizing Atlantic coast, and the enchanting Sahara Desert. Travel in style in our comfortable 4×4 or Minivan with AC, as we traverse cities, mountains, and the vast expanse of the desert.

 

Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat

Upon your arrival, we’ll whisk you away to Casablanca, where the magnificent Hassan II Mosque awaits, standing proudly against the backdrop of the Cornish seaside. Our journey continues to Rabat, the Moroccan capital, where you’ll explore the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah, and immerse yourself in the vibrant Medina. Rest in the heart of the Medina at your Riad for the night.

Day 2: Rabat - Chefchaouen City Tour

Post-breakfast, set your sights on Chefchaouen, a city renowned for its blue-washed walls and Spanish influences. Amidst the white and blue palette, discover the unique blend of cultures and architecture. Engage with locals and wander through the enchanting Medina. Your Riad welcomes you for a relaxing overnight stay.

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes – Fes

Embark on a journey through history, visiting Volubilis, the Roman ruins, and Moulay Idriss, the holy town. The day unfolds with a tour of Meknes, exploring its Medina, El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, and more. Your accommodation awaits, offering a comfortable night’s rest.

Day 4: Exploring Fes

The oldest city in Morocco, Fes, beckons with its cultural treasures. Wander through its ancient streets, visiting the Royal Palace gate, Jewish headquarters, and the renowned Al Qaraouine University. The afternoon unfolds with a tour of the new city, providing a refreshing drink amidst modernity. Rest in our Hotel/Riad.

Day 5: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga

Leaving Fes behind, traverse through Ifrane, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Morocco.” Witness the beauty of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas mountains, making stops at Azrou and the cedar forest. Your journey continues through the Tizi Ntalghamt Pass to Midelt and the Ziz Gorges. As the landscape evolves, reach Merzouga, where a warm welcome and a refreshing glass of mint tea await. Check into your room and soak in the desert atmosphere.

Day 7: Merzouga – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley - Ouarzazate

Wake early to witness a breathtaking sunrise, then camel-trek back to Merzouga. Journey to Rissani, Tinghir, and the Todra Gorges, marveling at the narrowest gorges in Morocco. Drive through the Dades Valley, capturing the beauty of the thousand Kasbahs. Nightfall brings you to Kalaa M’gouna, the “rose city,” for an overnight stay in our Hotel/Riad.

Day 8: Ouarzazate - High Atlas - Marrakech

Post-breakfast, embrace the scenic vistas from a strategic lookout in the mountains. Head to Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the famous Kasbah. Journey through the Atlas Mountains, making stops for pictures. The day culminates in Marrakech, with an overnight stay in a local Riad.

Day 9: Exploring Marrakech

Discover the vibrant hues of Marrakech, exploring historical sites such as the Majorelle Gardens, Koutoubia Tower, Saadiens tombs, and the Bahia Palace. After lunch near the square, delve into the traditional market, the souks, for an immersive experience. The afternoon offers free time to explore different facets of the city.

Day 10: Marrakech – Airport Transfer

Indulge in a leisurely morning for shopping or relaxation in Marrakech before bidding farewell. Depart for Casablanca in the mid-afternoon, with the option to arrive by 4 pm or adjust the departure time to suit your needs. End this 10-day Moroccan odyssey with memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Included:

Pick up and drop off in Casablanca airport or hotel
10 days private and exclusive services of a 4×4 or Minivan with AC
10 days services of an English speaking driver/guide
8 nights en-suite accommodations
1 night in a nomadic camp under stars
Camel ride with a guide to the desert camp
Sand-boarding in the dunes
Dinners & breakfasts

Not included:

Drinks
Lunches
Dinners in Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes & Marrakech
Entrance/Activity Fees and tips

Embark on a journey of cultural splendors and desert wonders with us!

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