Visit the 4 majestic Imperial Cities in 1 week, including an amazing night in a Berber camp in the Desert. Highlights range from the dye pits and tanneries of Fes, the UNESCO listed Roman ruins of Volubilis with it's beautiful mosaics to the stunning Todra Gorge and the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This trip provides a great overview of Morocco. This trip is run in conjunction with a local operator. This is a slightly shorter section of our longer 8-days Morocco Highlights trip, which start in Casablanca and finishes in Marrakech.
Our staff will pick you up from your hotel to go to the Hassan II Mosque before leaving for Rabat. In Rabat we visit the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower. We eat at noon and depart for Meknes arrival in the afternoon in the afternoon.
Have breakfast in the morning, visit the city of Meknes where we highlight the huge gate that is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, el’Hdim Square, Bab El Mansour, the royal granaries and the city wall. The next stops will be Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss and the Holy City. Then we take the road to Fez. Dinner and accommodation in a traditional riad.
Today we dedicate it to visit the city of Fez, it is the oldest city in the imperial cities of Morocco as it was the capital of the first Arab dynasty in Morocco. We will make a return starting from the Royal Palace, passing through the Medina and the Medresas (schools), discovering old religious centers, souks occupied by artists, the Jewish quarter, etc.
Departure from Fez towards the mountains of the Middle Atlas, we will stop in Switzerland of Africa (Ifrane) call this way because it has a fantastic landscape where you feel that you are in Switzerland, then we will continue Azrou where the monkey forest is and we will continue to Midelt to eat. Erfoud, it is the next destination from this city we will take a track to go to the desert dunes in MERZOUGA through the Ziz river and the valley to see the Ziz gorges. Then, in Merzouga we will change the transport for the camels to take us to see the sunset over the dunes there we spend the night in the desert camp. Traditional dinner with Tagine, you can have a delicious mint tea while listening to the traditional Berber music under the stars and the lighting of the impressive moon in the middle of the Sahara desert.
This early morning is the solution to see the sunrise on the horizon live, a wonderful sight that makes you freak out. Return in the caravan of the dromedaries to the accommodation. We take a comfortable shower and have breakfast. We will stop in Rissani where you can visit its traditional souk that is considered the largest in all of southern Morocco. In The Gorges of Todra, in the Dades Valley, in the Rosas Valley and in the Skoura Oasis we will stop often to see and notice the difference between the valleys and their features that characterize them. Last stop of the trip is Ouarzazate. Have dinner and sleep at the agreed hotel.
We showered and had breakfast to depart on our excursion. Today's return is going to take place between Ouarzazate and Marrakech touring the High Atlas. The trip will be with breaks and stops as there are lots of things that will catch our attention the jungle, the mountains of very high curves that can reach 2,300 m, the valleys, the Kasbahs, the bends, the people how you dress, etc. A very emotional excursion you've never lived. End of the excursion in Marrakech.
In the morning, at breakfast we leave to visit the city of Marrakech whose founders are the Almoravids, exactly, in the eleventh century. We will highlight the tower of the Koutoubia, built by the Almohadies, the Saadies Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Medina and the famous Jemaá el Fná square, where there are a crowd of vendors, groups of people surrounded by a storyteller, players with monkeys and snakes burn free, music with dancers, etc.
This day is free to go shopping or relax in Marrakech. In the afternoon we left for Casablanca. Transfer to your accommodation. End of our services
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