IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR (8 DAYS).
The Tour start and end in Marrakech, and includes the travel (by private vehicle) necessary to reach each of the stops. Every day a considerable number of hours are made by car since the roads are national. Visits to the different stops do not require a high physical / technical level, so they are suitable for people who do not have hiking experience.
This program allows us to combine in one week the discovery of the Great South of Morocco with its incredible beauty and the cultural richness of the imperial cities. Let yourself be impregnated crossing the Atlas with its impressive landscapes from Ouarzazate to Midelt via Tineghir and Erfoud. Join the magnificent witnesses of the history of cities like Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech. Join this An unforgettable tour.
Itinerary : Marrakech> Ouarzazat> Dadès Gorge> Kalaat M’Gouna> Erfoud> Merzouga> Midelt> Ifran> Fez> Volubilis> Meknes> Rabat> Casablanca> Marrakech
Assistance and transfer from the airport to the hotel. Accommodation in a 3 * hotel or Riad in the Medina.
Breakfast and then cultural visit of Marrakech: This tour is done on foot and accompanied by an Certified Guide ( English-Spanish-speaking guide. The guide will pick you up at the door of your hotel or riad whenever it is inside the Medina.
Accompanied by a local guide, we will enter the Medina of Marrakech to discover the main attractions of the historic center. We can visit the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and the souks, a labyrinth of smells, colors and flavors.
About 3.5 hours
Breakfast and departure to the south through the High Atlas and the neck of Tichka located at 2,260 m. Visit of the Ksar of Ait Ben Hadu (UNESCO world heritage). After lunch, we will continue towards Ouarzazate, the film capital of Morocco and then towards the road of the Thousand-Kasbahs and the valley of roses; from here, we will have the opportunity to appreciate the tranquility of the mountains inhabited by the Berber nomads a new sense of everyday life. Arrival at the impressive Dades Gorge, with a special charm with great architectural and landscape value, and accommodation at the hotel. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
After a morning breakfast at the hotel departure towards Kalaat M'Gouna, a town in Tinghir province, where lunch will be served. Then, the route will continue to Merzouga, passing through Erfoud, an oasis city in the Sahara desert. Upon arriving in Merzouga, one of the most popular activities will be carried out: riding a camel. Possibility of going on foot to the camp where you can enjoy the sunset in the desert, a unique landscape. Dinner in a tent and accommodation in a tent. (1 night you have to bring a sleeping bag) (from October to April you have to bring a sleeping bag, in the summer there is no need)
Breakfast and departure for Fez passing through Midelt, a beautiful mountain town located at 1488 meters of altitude, which if you travel in winter you can see snow covered. After lunch, the journey will continue through the Middle Atlas and its cedar forests where monkeys live. A stop will be made in Ifran, a small city whose landscapes have made it known by the name of “Little Switzerland”. We will continue our way until we reach today's destination: the city of Fez. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
During the morning, the guided tour of the oldest of the imperial cities will take place: Fez. Founded in 808 as the first political, religious and cultural capital. The visit begins at the Golden Gates of the Royal Palace. Later, from a high point, you will see the wall that encloses an impressive old medina, which you will visit on foot, experiencing the sensations that it awakens. You will visit mosques and medersas, karabansarais and religious places until you reach the tanners' quarter. Here, the traveler will have free time for lunch –not included–. The trip continues with a visit to the artisans' neighborhood, who brought their knowledge from Spain and have maintained the Andalusian art and style to this day, giving Fez the deserved name of the city of artisans. At the end, you will travel to the Roman ruins of Voluvilis, which can be freely explored by travelers. At the end of the visit, you will go back to Méknes, to visit the city linked to the name of Moulay Ismail, the great sultan of the Alouita dynasty. Visit of the walled Medina, the Bab Mansour gate and the Hedim square. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
After breakfast, depart for Casablanca with a stop in Rabat, where the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Hassan Tower and the Royal Palace Mechouar will be visited. We will continue our way to Casablanca, where we will have lunch and a tour of the city will be made, visiting by car: the Mohamed V square, the Arab League park and the Hassan II Mosque. In addition, you will visit the Anfa neighborhood, which is one of the most developed in the city of Casablanca, in addition to being its financial heart. Departure to Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport. End of our services, have a good trip back and see you next time.
︎Private Arrival/Departure Airport Transfer.
︎All the road transfers mentioned in the program in a private 4×4 vehicle or air-conditioned minibus.
︎Accommodations in 3-star hotels in double rooms with half-board, in the Gorges of Dades, Féz and Meknez.
︎Camel ride and night in desert camp with live music show in the desert.
︎Riad sherazade or Similar in double room with bathroom in Marrakech, on a bed and breakfast (BB).
︎Minéral water during the tour
︎Certified Berber guide speaks English / French / Spanish the entire trip.
︎Cultural visit for half day in Marrakech and in Fez with local Certified guides.
︎Free time to explore the most important sites.
This program may suffer some variation at the discretion of the guide depending on the weather conditions, the physical / technical conditions of the participants or for any unforeseen event that may be detrimental to the safety of the group and the proper development of the program. You have to accept the guide's decisions on matters of organization, logistics and security. Any extra expenses for accommodation, meals, transportation and others as a consequence of this variation, will be borne by the participants.