8 Days Imperial Cities and Desert
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
Pick up at the airport in Casablanca. Visit to the Hassan II Mosque. Departure to Rabat. Visit of the city of Rabat and monuments: the Oudaias Alcazaba, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan Tower. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Rabat – Fez
On the way to Meknes, bordered Mamora forest. Arrive in Meknes, a city that reached its peak thanks to Sultan Moulay Ismail. A 27 km from Meknes are the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis and the holy city Moulay Idriss also visit. Continue to Fez. Dinner and overnight in Riyadh.
Day 3: Fez – Fez:
Free day in FEZ. By entering into the streets of the medina (old city) feel that the time back: the guild structure is still present in the work, its narrow streets allows no other transportation than donkeys and a constant swarm of people move through the labyrinthine alleys through which we were surprised neighborhoods such as Andalusians and magnificent mosques and Koranic schools. Fez has been always associated with the study and religiosity, and remains the spiritual capital of Morocco. After visiting the medina other option is to walk aimlessly through the streets of Fez-Jdid, home to the royal palace, the Mellah (Jewish quarter) and the oldest mosque in Fez. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Fez – Ifrane Azrou – Midelt – Errachidia – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Merzouga:
After breakfast, departure to Midelt through mountains and cedar forests of the Middle Atlas. Step by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft center specializing in the work of cedar wood. After the Zad pass (2178m / 7146ft), we arrive at Midelt for lunch. In the afternoon, we descend towards Erfoud Errachidia and the Ziz Valley, dotted with palm trees. Continue to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Late in the afternoon we will take the 4×4 and camels to cross the great desert dunes for about two hours. Night in the heart of the desert nomad tents (tents) enjoying the stars, the moon, the sunset, the sunrise …. Dinner and overnight in tents (an unforgettable night).
Day 5: Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate:
Morning camel back to hotel for breakfast and take a refreshing shower. Visit Khamlia, indigenous people of Mali, which relax with a cup of tea while we enjoy a short concert of Gnawa music. Then give a small tour through the dunes of Erg Chebbi in 4×4 desert expanse of sand where the Great Dune of Morocco, over 250 meters, connecting on track with part of the route followed by the former Paris -Dakar and the mountains bordering Algeria background. will stop at a viewpoint where you can see the Erg Chebbi together. We then head towards Rissani, first imperial city with its interesting market where nomads come from miles around to sell their cattle and buy the goods they need. There podreis taste if you fancy a tasty pizza Berber (kitchen only here) and on our way to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley, one of the longest rivers in Morocco. Stops to admire the charming adobe kasbahs and Berber villages that dot the route and interesting geological formations of the Draa Valley. Dinner and night in Ouarzazate.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech:
Breakfast and visit to the famous Ait Ben Haddou (Cultural Heritage). The journey is a series of strong points. This day is one of them. The 200 km between Ouarzazate Marrakech run through the High Atlas. The road must be traveled slowly, for its beauty and because it is a mountain pass that crosses the Atlas nearly 2,300 m. Rounding out the spectacular day, we road along the old caravan route linking the two cities Ounila Valley, where there kasbahs built in caves and we also take the Telouet. And continue to the red city of Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation as selected hotel category.
Day 7: Marrakech – Marrakech:
Free day in Marrakech, famous for its square Jemaa el Fna, which will occupy much of our time city: an amalgam of aromas, sounds and unique sensations. The city also has plenty of places you wander and enjoy: Majorelle Gardens, the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, walks through the medina or the Mellah (the old Jewish quarter), the tour of the walls and modern city (Gueliz) with Western lifestyles. Accommodation in a hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech – Casablanca Airport
At the agreed time, transfer to Casablanca and the return flight home airport. End of our services