DAY 1 : Marrakech – Rabat
we will Meet you at the airport or from your Hotel in Marrakech and drive to Casablanca and then to Rabat. In Casablanca you will see the Hassan II Mosque, the largest outside of Mecca and experience the coastal “Cornish” seaside. Afterwards, we will leave to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. In Rabat you will see the Hassan Tower, the Oudaya Kasbah, night in rabat,Hotel/Riad
DAY 2 : Rabat – Chefchaouen
After breakfast, from rabat we drive to Chefchaouen via the city of Knitra and teh Rif Mountain, crossing via Wazzan and other Rif villages,We will be in Chefchaouen Morocco’s blue city,visit the old midena to enjoy the views of the beautiful mountains,chefchaouan one of the stunning villages in the feet of rif mountains chefchaouen medina had a Spanish-style square surrounded by many funky arts and crafts stores, roof-top restaurants and cafes where you will spend you night in a nice place to enjoy the breeze and the beauty of the nature.
Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
After your breakfast in the riad our authentic journey will start towards volubilis crossing rif villages, in volubilis we will discover the roman ruins and learn about the archeological site of Moroocan history ,after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city the 17 th centry heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina , bab el mansour and enjoy a visit of moulay ismail s shrine .after the visit of Meknes we will drive directly to Fes city where you will spend the night.
Day 4: Fes Sightseeing
After breakfast in your riad , you will start exploring the oldest city in Morocco, walking in its alleys and small streets. Our visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish headquarter,the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 16th century. We will ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, the oldest in the region, the Tanneries, the Attarine museum and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch, you will visit the tiles cooperative and then experience a wonderful panoramique view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 5 : Fes – Ifrane – Azrou- Midelt – Erg Chebbi Merzouga
We depart early from Fez and begin the ascent into the Middle Atlas. We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930’s to resemble a Swiss village. Further along the road we will pay a visit the cedar forests in Azrou you can spot wild Barbary monkeys. The drive continues across the Middle Atlas Mountains as we wind our way through forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages over the mountains, eventually beginning to descend towards the desert. We will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we continue towards Merzouga. This offers panoramic views of the huge Ziz palm oasis. We will reach to Merzouga in the afternoon, and spend the night in a hotel near the Erg Chebbi Merzouga Dunes.
Day 6: Merzouga – Circuit Desert Tour – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Camel trek
After breakfast, we will start an adventure tour in our overland vehicle, of approximately half day in the desert, experiencing the different faces of the desert: sand dunes and expanses of black volcanic rock, and explore a cave where you can discover how the local people extract the fossils from the heart of the earth. We will pass through small villages and stop to drink mint tea and have lunch with a Berber family in their tent, along the same road used by the Paris Dakar rally. In the afternoon, your guide and camels will be waiting for you to start the camel trek across the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi. Your guide will lead you through a different desert landscape and take you on top of the dunes enjoy the the sunset. After approx.About 1:30 hours you will reach the desert camp where we will spend the night in comfortable nomad tents. After dinner and mint tea,winter there will be a camp fire and silence in desert .
Day 7 :Merzouga – Rissani – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
In the morning your guide will wake you up early to take a walk over the sand dunes and watch the sunrise from just behind the Algerian border. We take the camel back to the hotel, where you will have the opportunity to shower then and relax while enjoying breakfast. Mid-morning we leave on take road towards the Todra Gorges. We stop to visit Rissani, the town where the Alaouite dynasty established their current rule of Morocco, and the remains of Sijilmassa, an ancient center of desert trade for the caravans going to Timbukt. From here we continue West, passing through the Ziz valley, famous for the best dates in Morocco, reaching the gorges in the afternoon . We explore the natural of the Todra gorges, and then continue at our leisure to the Dades valley, having dinner and overnight in a traditional Kasbah.
Day 8: Dades valley – Roses valley – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou kasbah – High Atlas mountain – Marrakech
After breakfast in the hotel, you will travel through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and OuarzazatE. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip in both the valley rose roses and cinema city of ouarzazate pasiing by Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech., now one of the UNESCO heritage site. after that we will shift the way to cross high atlas mountains full of panoramic view and attractive berber villages all along the way till marrakech
Day 9: Marrakech Sightseeing
After breakfast in the riad , you can start exploring Marrakech ” the red city of Morocco”. We will ensure that you see the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palacel. After Lunch at a restaurant near the square, you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts. On the afternoon, you will have some free time to wonder by yourself the other parts of the city .
Day 10: Transfer to the airport
– Transport in an A/C Vehicle, either a 4WD or Minibus
– An English speaking driver/guide during the tour
– Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
– 8 night at a hotel, with dinner and breakfast
– 1 Night in the desert camp, with dinner and breakfast
– Guided Camel Trek and Nomad Bivouac
– Free time to explore the sites, including: Ait Ben Haddou, the kasbahs, the Gorges, and the Erg Chebbi dunes. Always plenty of breaks for photos, walks, and rest stops.
The Grand Sahara desert Tour & Imperial cities from Marrakech 10-Days /9 Nights
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