The Ultimate 11 Days imperial cities & desert tour from Casablanca
Morocco is a pleasant destination all year round. The Kingdom of Morocco invites you to discover its multi-faceted cultural heritage.
A diversity of incredible landscapes: verdant valleys and magnificent canyons make up the Rif region and the Mediterranean facade, while the Atlantic coast is marked by a succession of sandstone cliffs and immense beaches, and step into bustling souks, medieval medinas and stunning palaces.
We offer you an ideal program Morocco desert tour from casablanca to imperial cities, with surprising encounters in the heart of ancestral medinas, varied panoramas, colors and odors exotic.
Discover the extraordinary diversity of the Morocco’s landscapes and cultures; the hospitality of Moroccans is not a legend, it is cultural, during your stay you will certainly be asked to share a mint tea.
The imperial cities of Morocco are the cities designated as capital, at different times by different monarchs from Moroccan dynasties:
- And Alawites.
- Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Atlas mountains.
- Explore Fez in a guided visit including: King Palace, Blue gate, Karaouine university, Attarine medersa, colorful souks, Tannery.
- Devoted to historical Marrakech guided visit: Bahia palace, Popular Art museum Dar si Said, Saadiens tombs, the colorful Souks.
- Meknes historical guided visit: Bab Mansour, granary and the royal stables and the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine during the tour.
- Rabat Guided visit: Kingdom Palace, Oudaya Kasbah, Chellah Necropolis, Hassan Tour and the Mohamed V mausoleum.
- Visit the Mosque Hassan II, one of the largest religious building in the world.
- Experience a camel ride in the desert Sahara sand dunes.
- Enjoy a romantic dinner in desert camp under the stars.
Itinerary of Morocco desert tour from Casablanca:
Morocco imperial desert tour day 1: Casablanca arrival
Arrive at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 2: Casablanca guided city tour
We have lunch and early morning tour of the city.
Famous for one of the most nominated films in the world, “Casablanca“. Modern city, full of life and the industrial capital of the country.
Visit from outside the Palace, with its huge doors, the elegant district of Anfa and the Corniche, Boulevard strolling by the sea.
Visit of the outside of the Pharaonic and the famous work of the Mosque Hassan II.
Optionally, you can visit inside the mosque; Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 3: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – FES:
After breakfast salidremos to visit the political capital of the country: Rabat.
We started at the Mausoleum, a prestigious building built in memory of His Majesty Mohammed V, It is made of white marble, cedar wood and chiseled, ornate bronze.
Also we will visit the mosque and the tower Hassan, with their 200 columns and its minaret, pink stone of great beauty.
We will visit the avenues and areas occupied by the Palacio Real. Then free time for lunch. Then we will go to the city of Meknes.
The vast palaces, the barracks, the forty kilometers of walls and bastions and its monumental gates give this city an enormous aspect.
The visit ends in the mausoleum where the remains of this Moroccan sovereign, in stucco and white marble.
We will then go to Fez in Morocco.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 4 – FES GUIDED CITY TOUR
World Heritage Site: We will have breakfast and have a day visiting the oldest of the imperial cities, FES.
Founded in the 808 as the first political, religious and cultural capital.
The tour begins with the doors of the Royal Palace of Gold.
Then, we will evoke a high place from where you can contemplate, as if it were a plane, the wall and its interior its impressive medina for, later and already on foot, to enter and discover the thousand sensations living in it.
They will discover mosques and Madrassas, karabansarais and religious sites to join the tanners district.
Free time for lunch, then visit the districts of artisans, divided by specialties.
They brought their knowledge of Spain and maintained Andalusian art and style until today, giving Fez the well-deserved name of the city of craftsmen.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 5: FES – Ifrane – Beni Mellal – Marrakech:
In the morning, after breakfast we will leave through the Middle Atlas, crossing towns and villages in agriculture, composed beautiful landscapes and where are born the most famous rivers of Morocco.
Arrival in Ifrane where we will have the feeling of having returned any village in Switzerland, for its pointed black slate roofs, the lake in the center of it and the care with which its inhabitants take care of the environment.
Then we will go to the city of Beni Mellal; Free lunch and free time to explore, then we will continue to Marrakech.
Arrival, dinner and accommodation in Riad or hotel.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 6: Marrakech – Telouet – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate:
After breakfast through the mountains of the High Atlas for the Tizi N ‘tichka pass, until you reach the Kasbah of Telouet and Ait-Ben-Haddou, named by the UNESCO as world heritage.
In this spectacular site many movies had been shot like: Gladiator, the jewel of the Nile.
Free time for lunch.
We will then go to Ouarzazate.
Considered as the gateway to the great desert and the place from which the great expeditions leave, and where we will visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, the main Palace of Glaoui, the great Pasha of southern Morocco.
Dinner and accommodation in Riad.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 7: Ouarzazate – Gorges of Todrà – Erfoud – Desert Merzouga:
We take breakfast and drive towards the desert, a road dotted with all different Kasbahs. After several stops, we will arrive at one of the strong points of the South: Gorges de la Todra, where the river Todra has formed a gorge of vertical walls of enormous and beautiful proportions; it is a paradise for climbers and a unique place.
Lunch and then go to the city of Erfoud, stop to visit a quarry that removes rocks containing fossils and we will see how to knit them, to obtain different objects.
Continue on the trail until you reach the village of Merzouga. Here we will start a new adventure on camels for 2 hours to assist to a beautiful sunset over the golden sand dunes of Erg chebbi, Romantic dinner and overnight under nomadic tent in desert camp.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 8 – Merzouga – Rissani – Draa valley – Zagora:
Early wake up to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the golden sand dunes and then ride camel back to meet your driver and start a new journey towards Draa valley.
We will continue the road along the track of PARIS-DAKAR to Zagora.
We stop to visit the ruins of an Old Portuguese town and pass through several Berber villages with adobe houses.
In the afternoon arrived in Zagora, known for its large production of dates and the great palm grove.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 9: Zagora – Marrakech:
Departure after breakfast to Marrakech, We will pass through the green and leafy Draa Valley, known as the largest palm grove in Morocco, where we make a stop at the canyons to take photos of its beautiful landscape.
We will cross the mountains of the High Atlas, by the port of Tizi N ‘tichka with its 2260 meters high.
Open your eyes well because along the way, we will see several Berber adobe villages and stone that is confused with the beautiful landscape.
Arrival in Marrakech.
Dinner and overnight in Riad.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 10: Marrakech guided city tour
We take breakfast and visit the city from the gardens of Menara, the Saadian tombs, where are the founders of the city, the Bahia Palace, residence of the old vizier; the Koutobia mosque with its splendid minaret, Finally in the world heritage site of Djemaa F’na square.
The morning a big Souk and the evening a magic show and then finish our city tour at the labyrinth souks/markets: artisans, leather, tanneries, dyers.
Dinner and overnight in Riad or Hotel.
Morocco imperial desert tour day 11: Marrakech departure
Breakfast and at the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for the return flight.
“End of the Ultimate Morocco imperial desert tour, imperial cities and from casablanca – 11 days”.