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DESERT AND IMPERIAL CITIES

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Day 1: Marrakech

Arrival in Marrakech. Welcome and private transfer to your accommodation.

Accommodation in riad or hotel with breakfast.

Day 2: Marrakech - City tour

After breakfast, departure for the discovery of the red city and its historical monuments.

The order of the visits will depend on the place of accommodation. The visit includes Dar El bacha museum or Bahia Palace, Jardin Secret, Jewish quarter: mellah, Koutoubia minaret.

Lunch in a typical restaurant in the medina before continuing with the discovery of the souks and the trades, ending with the famous Jemaa El Fna square.

Return to your accommodation.

Day 3: Marrakech - Col du Tizin'Tichka - Ait Benhddaou - Ouarzazate

Departure to Ouarzazate via Ait Benhaddou. Visit of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: a film set of the greatest film productions. Lunch on site and continuation to Ouarzazate. Visit of the Kasbah of Taourirt.

Overnight with dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Ouarzazate - Dades Valley - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Desert.

After breakfast, drive through the road of the Thousand Kasbahs and the Roses Valley, to reach the famous Merzouga dunes. Visit of Todra Gorges with lunch.

Continuation to Merzouga via Erfoud.

Arrival at the camp in the late afternoon, on time to admire the magnificent sunset behind the dunes.

Welcome drink and installation in the tents, before riding on camels over the dunes and admire the unforgettable sunset of the Sahara.

Dinner and night in tents.

Day 5: Merzouga Desert - Cedar Forest - Ifrane - Fez

In the morning, wake up early to witness the magical spectacle of sunrise.

After breakfast, leave the dunes behind and drive towards the medieval city of Fez.

After Midelt, the sub-Saharian landscape gives way to the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas where Barbary Macaques live (the only ones of this race living outside Asia).

Just before Fez, stop in Ifrane - a beautiful city often compared to a Swiss alpine resort.

Arrival in Fez at the end of the day, for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Discovery of the city of Fez

This day is dedicated to the discovery of Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, a UNESCO heritage. The visit of Fez includes the medieval medina and the Medersas Attarine and Bou Anania, the Nejjarine fountain, the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and the Karaouiyine mosque. In the afternoon, visit the new city: Fez al Jdid. Dinner and overnight in hotel or riad.

Day 7: Fez - Volubilis - Meknes - Rabat

After breakfast, drive through the fertile agricultural hills to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, an open-air museum representing the Romans in Morocco.

Continue to Meknes, the fourth imperial city of Morocco and heritage of the 17th century, visit and lunch.

The visit includes the magnificent Bab Mansour, the mausoleum of Moulay Ismaïl where Sultan Moulay Ismaïl and several members of his family are buried, the huge granary Heri es-Souani with its massive walls and el-Hedim square.

After lunch, departure to the capital Rabat to explore its main sites and spend the night with dinner at the hotel.

Day 8: Rabat - Casablanca airport

Breakfast and transfer to Casablanca airport for return flight.