Introduction :

15 Days Grand Tour To Imperial Cities Of Morocco Trip From Casablanca. When you arrive, we will meet you at the airport and drive you to Casablanca and Rabat. In Casablanca, you will observe the Hassan II mosque, the largest in Morocco, and we wander on the coastal coastline "Cornish". After that, we will go to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where we will spend the night in a Riad located in the medina of Rabat.

Highlights :

  • Departure from Casablanca to Imperial Cities.
  • Drive the Tizi n Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the UNESCO worlde heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Pass Ouarzazate and visit Film Studios and Taourirt Kasbah
  • Camel ride for sunset and sunrise, overnight in Tents

Program details :

1 Day 1 : Casablanca

Your driver-guide will meet you at your arrival time for you transfer to your hotel, about 40 minutes drive to the modern city, Depending on the arrival time, it is possible to make first visits, the biggest attraction from Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque, which you will visit the next day.

2 Day 2 : Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes

Après le petit-déjeuner, vous visiterez les hauts lieux de la métropole marocaine et même de la plage, la mosquée Hassan II, le quartier pittoresque Habbous et la place Mohamed 5, puis continuerez sur la route à environ 90 km au-dessus de la capitale Rabat où vous pourrez visiter après le déjeuner, les sites suivants: le palais royal (extérieur) et le quartier gouvernemental, la célèbre tour Hassan, l'emblème de la ville, le mausolée de Mohammed V et le tombeau des sultans Mérinides, puis le départ vers la ville de Meknès (environ 160 km, l'autoroute) est une région agricole importante du Maroc, connue pour son long mur de 40 km avec de magnifiques portes. Nuit dans un authentique Riad.

3 Day 3 : Mekens - Voulubilis - Fes

Today is the day of time travel !! Through the Jewish Quarter takes you to the city. Here are the remains of a huge attic of the 17th century and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. During a walk in the ancient city, are the place El Hedim and the famous door of Morocco, Bab Mansour. The first stop will be in the ancient city of Roman Volubilis. The two central streets integrated into each Roman castorum, Cardo and Decumanus, are important. The cardo is the north-south boulevard and the east-west decumanus. The intersection of the two is the heart of every Roman city. You will find the ruins of the old forum. The venerated citadel of Moulay Idriss is leaping forward in time and minutes. This citadel is considered both the cradle of Sufism in Moroccan society and the first Islamic capital of the dynasty of the Arab Prime Minister. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population migrated with Moulay Idriss from the Middle East. Finally, you have reached your destination. In the evening you will have a glimpse of most imperial cities. You can visit the sites outside the old walled city, whose walls, gates and forts borjs (Moorish). After this introduction to Fez, you can dine at the Riad.

4 Day 4 : Fez (visit)

Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful senses, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The oldest of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez recalls a city suspended in time, imperturbable by the ever-changing exteriors of the world of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, saving electricity. The time spent in Fez will reveal a lot about the sophistication of Moroccan craftsmanship, offering a unique learning experience to those who cross its path.

Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you to the historical discovery of the city of Fes from King's Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.

Then you will explore the Jewish Quarter, 15 century citadel with all its Moorish labyrinth architecture and medieval glory. Visits to synagogues and mausoleums of holy Sephardi rabbis will be the highlights of this part of the city. You will return to your hotel for dinner and other establishments.

5 Day 5 : Fes - Midelt

Today, you will leave Fes to join the "Switzerland" of Morocco: Irfan (ski region) and go through Berber forests and monkeys from the Middle Atlas to Azrou, then arrive at Midelt: is the geographical center of Morocco. Enjoy their afternoon in a beautiful Kasbah in the traditional style. A small hike in the mountains is also planned today (optional).

6 Day 6 : Midelt - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga

After breakfast, departure to Merzouga through "Gorges du Ziz", a bizarre canyon with oases and date palms. Then you arrive at the first sand dunes and beautiful oases of the country. A short visit to the ancient capital of Tafilalt: Sijilmassa (Rissani). After Rissani continues to Merzouga, the desert oasis, these are the edges of the largest area of the dunes, after the dunes of Chegaga or southeastern Morocco, and integrated with lush palm groves, surrounded by the reddish sand dunes of Gold Erg Chebbi. Next ride camel in the depths of the Sahara. Enjoy the peace and space of the fantastic dunes and the romantic sunset on one of the huge dune peaks. Dinner and overnight in a typical desert environment. (Night in a nomad tent).

7 Day 7 : Merzouga - Erfoud - Tineghir

Everyone wishing to watch the sun rise early today. After breakfast in the open air under the morning sun, stroll through the sand dunes, then return to the Kasbah Hotel where you can prepare for the trip. departure by crossing the oasis of Erfoud where you will visit a local marble factory. You will then discover a magnificent landscape through the large villages and Berber oases Tineghir, where begins the Todra Valley. Spent the night at a host.

8 Day 8 : Tinghir - Boumaln Dades - Skoura - Ouarzazte - Ait Ben Haddou

You will travel west to the valley and the Todra Gorge, which lies to the right between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Only 15 kilometers from Tinghir in the Todra Valley, you will find the highest and narrowest gorges in the region. Then you will travel through the Dades Valley, where the springs, thousands of Persian roses bloom in the hedges, filling the air with their heavenly scent at Kalaa Mgouna. Continue to Skoura, the 1000 Kasbah road scattered along the road, majestic sandcastles with a visually appealing, timeless beauty. Arriving in Ouarzazate the Moroccan Hollywood visited the Kasbah of Taourirt and the movie studios. Content of your trip to the famous Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, night and dinner in a Kasbah.

9 Day 9 : Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Your trip will take you to Morocco's highest pass, the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, at 2260 feet above sea level. You will arrive in Marrakech, a city of pleasure for visitors and locals, where the southern tribes and Berber villagers bring their products to the market and find a variety of entertainment. For tourists, the city is a feast for the imagination, of incomparable beauty, located in front of imposing mountains that offer an exciting setting. After a visit to the lively Jemaa El Fna square, dinner and overnight in a riad.

10 Day 10 : Marrakech (visit)

You will devote your morning to exploring Marrakech, and visit many historical sites, from the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by olive trees with flowers, which reflects the image of an exquisite Moorish building. It was built in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoy beautiful sunsets with the Atlas Mountains in the ethereal backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving life in the dry desert.

Your visit will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia minaret (which is identical to the Giralda, the tower found in Seville, Spain), and the Saadian Tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth century mausoleums, which had remained walled and unknown until 1917. Then you can explore the gardens of Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your Riad.

11 Day 11 : Marrakech - Ourika Valley

You will start your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as Jewish shrines. After lunch, you will visit the Berber Museum of Arts and Crafts to learn about the inhabitants of these mountains and their products before discovering their workshops and sophisticated products, hand crafted. Night at the Riad.

12 Day 12 : Marrakech - Essaouira

You will start your day by going to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history, and fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, provided essential violet dyes to the Romans, absorbed the sophisticated Jewish arts goldsmith, and centuries past as a Portuguese enclave. Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small town, authentic Berber. Living with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the ragged coastline, with a vast expanse of empty sand trailing back along the promontory to the south. You will conclude your day with a dinner in your riad.

13 Day 13 : Enjoying Essaouira (tours)

Spend a day visiting the port city of Essaouira with its fishing and marine gate built in 1806. Visit the museum Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah and discover the musical instruments and Andalusian objects of Gnawa.

14 Day 14 : Essaouira - Casablanca

You will travel to Casablanca on the road to the sea, stop at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. You will continue ahead to El Jadida, where you will be able to visit the citadel, proof of the Portuguese occupation of the 11th century. Finally, you will arrive in Casablanca, having completed a journey that has led you through immeasurable antiquity. You will end your day with a farewell dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

15 Day 15 : Casablanca - Airport

In the morning, your driver will meet you at your hotel to help you with your luggage and transport you to the airport Mohamed V. Your driver will help you with your arrival and say goodbye.

Included :

  • Pick up at your riad / hotel in Casablanca.
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle.
  • 13 Night at the hotel of 03 star base.
  • Driver / English speaking guide.
  • Half board.
  • 14 dinner / 14 breakfast.
  • Dinners and breakfasts.
  • Camel Trek.
  • Night in desert camp with dinner and breakfast.
  • Full day city tour fes & Marrakech with local guide

Not included :

  • Lunch.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Entrance fees for museums.
  • Personal expenses.
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