IMPERIAL CITIES AND DESERT DUNES
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Arrival at Casablanca airport. Welcome and private transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Casablanca -Rabat
After breakfast, departure for the visit of the economic capital of Morocco: the central market located in the art-deco district of the city, the Habbous district, the Royal Palace outside and Mohamed V square. Cross the residential area of Anfa to visit the Hassan II mosque.
Optional Lunch, then departure to Rabat. Installation at your hotel before leaving to visit the city: the Royal Palace (the Mechouar), the Kasbah of Oudaya, the Mausoleum Mohamed V, the Hassan Tower and the Monetary Museum. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Rabat - Meknes - Fez
Departure for Meknes and visit of the capital of the king Moulay Ismail, famous for its 40 kms of ramparts. Visit of Bab Mansour, the royal stables and the Jewish quarter. Continue the road towards Fez, through the Roman city of Volubilis and the sacred village of Moulay Idriss. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Fez
The day is dedicated to the visit of this UNESCO heritage city. 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 Karaouine mosque. In the afternoon, visit of the new city: Fez al Jdid. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Fez - Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud –Merzouga
After breakfast, departure to Merzouga via lmmouzzer Kandar, the cedar woods of the middle Atlas passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort, and Azrou, an important handicraft centre. Optional lunch in Midelt. Continuation to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees, which are the source for the yearly date festival in Erfoud. Continuation to Merzouga, the “Desert door”. Here, you swap your car for a Jeep vehicule and start your discovery through the red dunes of Merzouga. An opportunity to enjoy serenity and peace of desert before arriving to your camp for the sunset. Dinner and night at the camp.
Day 6: Merzouga
Live a full day in the desert.
Today you will enjoy a full day in the desert. After breakfast, your experienced cameleer will share with you the serenity and silence of the desert during your camel ride into the red dunes of Erg Chebbi. Afterwards enjoy four-wheel driving through the desert before stopping for a picnic in the dunes.
This evening you can enjoy star gazing and the tranquility of the Sahara Desert.
Day 7: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tinghir – Boumalne – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, departure towards Thinghir for a visit of the famous Todra Gorges. Optional lunch on the way. Continuation towards Ouarzazate via Boumalne du Dades. Arrival to Ouarzazate. Dinner & overnight.
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Breakfast and visit of the city of Ouarzazate and of the most famous Kasbahs of the region: the kasbah of Taourirt and that of Aït Ben Haddou film set of many biggest film production and also visiting the atlas studio the first cinema studio located in the Maghreb. Continuation to Marrakech up the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Arrival to your Riad for overnight.
Day 9: Marrakech – City tour
The day is devoted to the discovery of the must-see sites of Marrakech. The tour will include: "The Secret Garden", part of the great tradition of Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan palaces, the Jewish quarter (Mellah) and the Bahia Palace with its magnificent ceilings and patios, the tinsmiths' square. Lunch in a restaurant in the medina.
After lunch, continuation of the visit of the city including the minaret of the Koutoubia and the mosque by outside, the medina and the souks. The city tour will end at the famous Jamaa El Fna square, part of the UNESCO heritage.
Day 10: Marrakech - Casablanca airport
Transfer to the airport of Casablanca.