Tour

IMPERIAL CITIES FROM CASABLANCA

14 days / 13 nights

Rabat

Rabat

Day 1: Casablanca – Marrakech

Reception at the Casablanca airport. Time to rest in the city and have a first contact with Morocco. Like the Great Mosque of Casablanca, which is the largest in the world after the mosque in Mecca. We continue the way to Marrakech and transfer to the riad / hotel.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included

Day 2: Visit to the Medina of Marrakech

In the morning after a good breakfast, we will enjoy one of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco through an official local guide, who can explain everything about the city. One of the most famous parts and recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is its famous Jemaa el Fna Square. In it you will find thousands of outdoor activities: jugglers, music, fakirs, snake charmers … In the square you will awaken all your senses, with their multiple sounds, aromas, flavors and colors that characterize it.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 3: Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel / riad and departure to the city of Essaouira.
This is where the Mediterranean ends: the last walled fortification on the Atlantic shores. Its Medina is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and another of its attractions are its beaches, where thanks to its winds from the north-east, the trade winds, many fans of wind sports enjoy these beaches.
After enjoying the coastal city, we will return to Marrakech, arriving in the afternoon at our riad.
Accommodation with breakfast in Marrakech. Dinner not included.

Day 4: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley

After breakfast we will cross the High Atlas, through the port of Tizi N’Tichka (2,260m altitude), the highest port in Morocco. The road is diverted here by track, visiting the Kasbah Telouet and crossing Berber villages until you reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. This kasbah is a fortified enclosure within a walled town that for sure you will recognize, since this citadel has been the setting for such famous films as Games of Thrones or Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, among many others. Finally we will arrive in the afternoon to our destination of the day, the Dades Valley.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in the Dades Valley.

Day 5: Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)

Once you have breakfast, we will go to the Gorges of Todra, north of Tinghir, where you can take a pleasant walk between its imposing canyon of walls of more than 200 meters of altitude until the source of the Todra River.
We will continue towards the desert through the palm grove of the Tafilalet, which leads us to the town of Erfoud, ancient desert gate, it is also known for the work with fossils extracted in this region.
From this point we will leave the asphalt to take the dirt track along the 50 km that will lead us to our final destination: The dunes of Erg Chebbi. At the foot of the dunes we will have an excursion of one hour or an hour and a half on the backs of the dromedaries, until we reach the heart of the desert to contemplate the beautiful sunset. Sheltered by the Great Dune, and enjoying the music of the drums and dinner, you can contemplate the immense sky of stars and sleep in a nomadic tent.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in the middle of the desert, jaima.

Day 6: Merzouga – Route By Erg Chebbi

Today it’s time to get up early to contemplate another great show among the dunes of the Moroccan Sahara: The sunrise ‘the dawn’.
Again you will go up to your dromedaries to make another route back to the hotel, which is at the foot of the dunes.
After a hearty Moroccan breakfast, we will board the 4x4 to start our tour around the dunes, passing the tracks of the old Paris – Dakar.
Throughout the tour we will make different stops to discover how and where nomads live in the area and share a tea with a family, we will also see wild oases in the middle of nowhere, small villages and desert settlements, palm groves, and a long endless colorful places. Above all we will make a stop in the town of Khamlia, a town known for its great historical and cultural interest, of ancestors originating in black Africa. They will make us enjoy their traditional music, with a nice concert of gnawa music, music that they used before to cure different diseases their ancestors.
Before returning to our hotel, we will make a stop in the village of Hassi Lbied to contemplate a perfect example of irrigation through ditches and water conduction with the Khetarra system.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in Merzouga.

Day 7: Merzouga – Rissani – Ziz Valley – Midelt

Breakfast at the hotel, and we will continue our way to Rissani. Where we will walk through the most authentic market, traditional in the area and one of the largest in the south of the country, where it is traded with all kinds of handicrafts, food and animals. We will continue through the impressive Ziz Valley. At the beginning it was only a river that eroded the rock of the mountains, but on the contrary today, it is an immense palm grove superior to 20 kilometers in length, and with more than 18,000 palm trees. Free time to walk through the palm grove. We will continue our journey until we reach our destination of the day, Midelt.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in Midelt.

Day 8: Midelt – Meknes – Fez

Today after breakfast we will head to another of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco: Fez. We will make a stop in the city of Meknes: We will walk through the walls of the Medina, which will allow us to appreciate all its beauty. Later we will visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, the excavation of this site was started by the French in 1915 and occupies about 20 ha. The most important archaeological remains and monuments that we can see are: the forum, the basilica of S. II and the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter and the arch of triumph of Caracalla. We will continue our way to Fez, transfer to our hotel / riad.
Accommodation with breakfast in Fez. Dinner not included.

Day 9: Visit to the Medina of Fez

Breakfast, at the indicated time we will come to pick up an official local guide to introduce us the Medina of Fez, el-Bali of S. VIII and its streets. Today we will dedicate ourselves to know this wonderful city. We will approach the Royal Palace, the Jewish quarter, the commercial and artisan neighborhoods, the exterior of the Mosque, the Koranic School (the Medersa Attarine), the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss founder of Fez and much more. Lunch in a typical restaurant in the Medina on behalf of the client and after the visit, free time to get to know the modern part of the city.
Accommodation with breakfast in Fez. Dinner not included.

Day 10: Fez – Chefchaouen

Early morning departure to Chefachaouen. Small city that is in the skirts of the mountains of Tisouka and Megou, of the Mountain range of the Rif, that rise like two horns, giving like name to the city (Chefchaouen in Berber means ‘watches the horns’).
This city is known for the blue color of the walls of its houses and the narrow streets and not straight that gave the Andalusians in the Al-Andalus.
Accommodation, dinner and breakfast in Chefchaouen.

Day 11: Chefchaouen – Tangier – Asilah

Departure to Tangier: This city is known as ‘the door of Africa’, one of the most vibrant and mysterious cities of Morocco. Free time to visit your Medina. Then we will take the car and stop to visit the Hercules Caves, on the way to Asilah. According to the legend, this is where the mythical figure of Hercules rested after performing his 12 tasks. When the entrance of the cave is oriented towards the Atlantic, when the tide is high, the caves are flooded.
Arrival in Asilah, it is a small coastal town. You can see that it is one of the most beautiful villages in the north, with its small Medina characterized by blue houses and walls decorated with colorful drawings. Transfer to the riad / hotel in Asilah.
Accommodation with breakfast in Asilah. Dinner not included.

Day 12: Asilah – Rabat

After breakfast we left for Rabat.
Arrival in Rabat: known as the City of Gardens. It is the administrative capital of Morocco.
It is at the same time, a modern and traditional city, a dynamic mixture of ancestral and modern culture. Surrounded by colorful hillsides and mountains.
The city, in itself, is elegant with its harmonious gardens, its luxury shops, its shops and its flowers.
Free time to get to know the city: the Mechouar (ramps and walls that surround the Royal Palace), the Kasbah of Oudayas and the magnificent Maousoleo of Mohamed V and Hassan II. Transfer to the riad / hotel in Rabat.
Accommodation with breakfast in Rabat. Dinner not included.

Day 13: Rabat – Casablanca

Transfer to Casablanca airport to arrive two hours before your flight.
Farewell and end of our services.


THE TOUR INCLUDES:

Transfers to Casablanca airport
All-terrain vehicle 4x4 or minibus with A / C
Gas
Driver
Guide that speaks your language during the whole journey
Official local guide in Fez and Marrakech
Hotel / riad (dinner and breakfast) in Dades Valley, Merzouga, Midelt and Chefchaouen
Hotel / riad with breakfast in Marrakech, Fez, Asilah and Rabat
Jaima in the camp in the middle of the desert (dinner and breakfast)
Excursion with dromedary (one per person)

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Flights
Lunches and drinks
Dinner in Marrakech, Fez, Asilah and Rabat
Tickets and tips
Other services not mentioned in this program

PRICE PER PERSON:

The price of the routes will vary depending on the occupancy of the seats in our vehicles.
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