Imperial Cities and the Desert Package

  • 8D | 7N

The "Imperial Cities and the Desert" tour package offers a 7-day and 6-night journey through Morocco, exploring the country's rich history and culture. You'll visit major cities including Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech, and marvel at ancient monuments like the Bou Inania Madrasa and Volubilis. You'll also experience the stunning beauty of the desert with a 4x4 transfer and a camel ride in Merzouga.

The tour includes half-board accommodation, a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, and entrance fees to several iconic sites. With this tour, you'll get the best of both worlds: a taste of Morocco's rich history and a glimpse into its breathtaking natural beauty.

Tour Highlights

Imperial Cities and the Desert Package

Embark on a unique adventure and discover the stunning desert landscapes of the Sahara Desert in Merzouga with a camel ride and traditional Berber tent stay.

Imperial Cities and the Desert Package

Step back in time and explore the ancient Roman city of Volubilis, a well-preserved archaeological site rich in history and cultural significance.

Imperial Cities and the Desert Package

Discover the charming mountain town of Ifrane, known for its Swiss-style architecture and stunning natural scenery on the Imperial Cities and the Desert tour.

Tour Destinations

(Embarkation)

  • Marrakesh
  • Meknes
  • Midelt
  • Ouarzazate
  • Rabat
  • Casablanca
  • Volubilis
  • Erfoud
  • Merzouga
  • Tinghir
  • Ifrane
DESTINATIONS
Day 01: Arrival - Casablanca
Day 01: Arrival - Casablanca

Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V Airport, meet and greet by your guide and continue for a half day tour of Casablanca; including Mohammed V Square, United Nations Square, Protectorate Square, the Royal Palace gates, and the inside visit of the Hassan II Mosque. End of the day, transfer to the hotel for check-in, dinner, and overnight.

Day 02: Casablanca - Rabat - Fez
Day 02: Casablanca - Rabat - Fez

Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Fez, passing through Rabat, the Administrative Capital of the kingdom, the visit includes: the Royal Palace (exterior view only), the great fortress Kasbah Oudayas, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Tower. Lunch at a Restaurant. Continuation to Fez. Check-in to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Fez - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez
Day 03: Fez - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez

Breakfast at the hotel, morning departure to Volubilis to visit Roman Ruins followed by Meknes, one of the Capital Cities in the past.  Lunch at a Restaurant. Then, return back to Fes, half a day will be dedicated to discovering the spiritual capital of the country; visit the Medersas: Bouanania, the fountain Nejjarine, and the Karaouiyine mosque. Continue for a photo stop at Borj Nord, Tanneries shop, and free time shopping in Old Medina.  End of the day, transfer back to the hotel for dinner & overnight.

Day 04: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga
Day 04: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga

Breakfast at the hotel, then drive from Fez to Ifrane, which is a beautiful mountain town, often called the Switzerland of Morocco. Stop near the cedar forest in the central Atlas Mountains, where you can watch the monkeys enjoy their freedom. Then visit the town of Midelt famous for its minerals and cool weather in summer. Lunch at a Restaurant. Travel along the Ziz Valley, then visit Erfoud and its fossil products. Pick up by 4x4 for transfer to Merzouga. Have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 05: Merzouga - Erfoud - Tinghir - Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate
Day 05: Merzouga - Erfoud - Tinghir - Todra Gorge - Ouarzazate

Early wake up and take the dromedary for a walk to attend the sunrise in the sand dunes of Merzouga; Return to the hotel for breakfast. Take a 4x4 to Erfoud to meet the driver and drive to Ouarzazate. Travel along a scenic route to reach Ouarzazate, the capital of dates. You will pass the picturesque and densely planted palm grove of Skoura and continue to the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. From Skoura, you will drive east towards Kelaa El Mgouna. The Valley of Roses (main growing season between April and mid-May). It does not have the largest cultivation of Persian roses. You will reach the impressive Dades Valley with its high limestone cliffs, beautiful palm trees, and narrow river. Lunch at a Restaurant. Then continue and venture into the Todra Gorges to admire its gigantic rock walls and its even more impressive palm trees grove that hides a flowing river. Arrival at Ouarzazate, check-in to the hotel, dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 06: Ouarzazate - Ait ben Haddou - Marrakech
Day 06: Ouarzazate - Ait ben Haddou - Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the secrets of Ouarzazate. Your sightseeing tour will include a visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt. Travel through the impressive Atlas Mountains to reach the exciting and exotic city of Marrakech. Along the way, you will stop at the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, the most exotic and best-preserved Kasbah in the entire Atlas region. As you pass the Tizi n'Tichka pass, the highest in the region at 2,260 meters, you will stop to marvel at the views and take some pictures. Free time in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Lunch at a Restaurant. Then continue to Marrakech, check-in to the hotel, have dinner, and overnight stay

Day 07: Marrakech
Day 07: Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel, a full day devoted to visiting Marrakech, the Red City. The visit includes the Majorelle Gardens (entrance), the Koutoubia Mosque, the Menara Gardens, and the Bahia Palace (entrance). Lunch at a Restaurant. Continuation in the afternoon with the souks and neighborhoods of the artisans, who show a variety of subjects. Finish the visit with a stop at the famous Djemaa El Fna Square and take advantage of its animation. Return to hotel, dinner, and overnight.

Day 08: Departure
Day 08: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer on time to the airport for the return flight. * The client normally needs to be at the airport 3 hours before the departure flight.

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Package Includes:

- Welcome and assistance upon arrival by your guide

- Transportation for the entire program
- 07 nights’ accommodation in half board (Breakfast and Dinner)
- English-Speaking guide available for the entire program
- City Guide for city visit from 20 pax and above

- Entrance fees to the monuments (Hassan II Mosque / Volubilis / Bou Inania Madrasa / Kasbah Taourirt / Bahia Palace / Majorelle Garden)

- 1 bottle of water per person per day on the bus
- 4x4 transfer to the dunes + 1 camel ride
- 01 Single FOC for Tour Leader

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