8 DAYS GRAND TOUR OF MOROCCO - IMPERIAL CITIES & ATLANTIC COAST

Day 1: Casablanca, Rabat, Volubilis, Meknes and Fes.

We will depart our first trip from Casablanca to Fes. The road to Fes contains a beautiful stretch of farmlands where olives, grain, vegetables and grapes are grown and we visit Moroccan capital Rabat. After that, we will visit Meknes and Volubilis. Volubilis is the sight of the famous Roman ruins left from the Roman Empire. Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty created by Moulay Ismail and has the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace which takes us into the Henri es-Souani, the horses stable and granaries. Then, we drive to Fes where we have an overnight there in Hotel or Riad.

Day 2: Fes sightseeing and Fes.

After breakfast, we will start our visit of “Medina” with a local official guide through its “souks” (markets), stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th century Karouine Mosque and University. Then, we will visit also the tomb of the city founder “Moulay Idriss II”. Lunch will be held at one of the traditional restaurants in the old Medina. After that, we will continue our visit the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, we will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Day 3: Fes, Azrou, Midlt, Ziz valley, Er-Rachidia and Merzouga.

In the morning we drive toward Merzouga via Azrou which is blanketed by forests of cedar where we will stop for a while to enjoy seeing monkeys climbing the trees. Then, we have lunch in Midelt which is known by its trees of apple and we see side the road the tents and goats of nomadic Berber. After that, we continue our trip passing through Kasbahs and palms toward Er-Rachidia and we continue our trip to the beautiful dunes of Merzouga (Erg Chebbi), after relaxing a few minutes you will take some of your luggage in a small bag (just necessary for the in desert) and leave other in the hotel. Thus, you will ride the camels crossing sand dunes; this adventure will offer you a great opportunity for taking lovely pictures of sunset.

Day 4: Merzouga, Erg Chebbi by 4×4, Khamlia and Merzouga.

In the morning, we start our tour around the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will make a circuit of the Sahara dunes where we meet nomads, you will have the opportunity to drink some tea with nomad family, and visit a small village called Khamlia where we could listen to Gnoua music. For lunch we will be local one. After relaxing for a time we will go for the camels that are waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. Then, we will spend the night in tents with drums music in the middle of the Sahara, which is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. Thus, when we arrive to the tent, we climb the high dunes to see the sunset and spend the night in nomad tents.

Day 5: Merzouga, Rissani, Jorf, Todra Gorges, Bomalane Dades and Ouarzazate.

We will wake up early on the morning to see the spectacle of the sunrise over the sand dunes of the Sahara, having a shower and breakfast. Then, we begin our journey to Ouarzazte via the palms of Tafilalt or Rissani, the old Alaouite Sahara capital by the ancient Alaouite Sultans. After that, we drive towads Todra gorges through Arfoud and Jorf, where the highest gorge is just 20m wide and over 200m high and take pictures of a panoramic view after a short walk. Thus, we will take direction to the Skoura palm valley and the valley of roses … we arrive Ouarzazate in the afternoon and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 6: Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Tizi N’tichka and Marrakech.

After breakfast, before leaving Ouarzazate, we will have the chance to visit Kasbah Taourirt which belonged to Glawi Family also we visit studio of cinema. Then, we drive toward Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou where movies were filmed including Gladiator, The Mummy (1999) and Lawrence of Arabia … Aït Ben Haddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. After lunch we will start our journey to Marrakech through Tizi-N- Tichka and reach Marrakech in the evening.

Day 7: Marrakech sightseeing and Marrakech.

We will explore the beautiful city of Mrrakech, the Square, the Medina and the Menara Garden. Moreover, our tours will cover several sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Garden, Bahia and Dar Si Said Palace museum of jewellery. Lunch will be in the Medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. We will enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Djemaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a cafe, dinner and night at hotel.

Day 8: Marrakech to Casablanca.

After breakfast, we will come back to Casablanca where we have been started.

Included :

– Tour in 4×4 vehicle/minibus with A/C
– Driver/Guide
– Fuel
– Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
– Camel ride
– 1 night in desert camp

Not included :

– Flight
– lunch
– Drink

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to discuss your wishes and the possibilities for your unique tour. We look forward to seeing you and a warm welcome to Morocco! For further information contact us via email :  ergmorocco@gmail.com  or  phone number : +212  667 156 427