9 Days Best of Morocco

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9 Days imperial cities & sahara

This 9 Days Best of Morocco expedition tour includes the highlights of Morocco. The guided tour starts and ends in Casablanca or Marrakech. It includes the Moroccan imperial cities of Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Marrakech.

Casablanca > Rabat >Meknes >Fez >Ifrane > Merzouga (Desert) > Todra Gorge > Ouarzazat > Atlas Mountains – Marrakech > Essaouira > Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat (95 km)

Pick up at the Airport of Casablanca. Visit to Hassan II Mosque, the second biggest Mosque in the world, than we continue to Rabat, administrativemoroccan fountain zellige capital of the country. We will also visit some important monuments of Rabat: The Mohammed V Museum, the Hassan tower, the royal palace. We take dinner and stay the night in hotel or riad in Rabat.
Day 2 : Rabat – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes
In the morning we leave Rabat to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis (a Unesco World Heritage Site), the most important Roman ruins of Morocco. Afterwards we pay a visit at Mouly Idriss, one of the holiest towns in the country. We continue for Meknes, The 4th imperial city of Morocco. In the afternoon visit of the important monuments of the city: Bab El Mansour, Lahdim square, and Mouly Ismaïl museum. Then we drive to Fes to get to your accommodation.
Day 3: Fes explore 
Today we discover one of the eldest and most beautiful imperial cities of Morocco, the spiritual capital of the country. In the morning we visit the most important curiosities of this city:aleksandra rupar IK9TN fX2rs unsplash the Medressa’s (religious universities), the Najarine square, the mosque of Karaouine, the museum of Mouly Idriss. Lunch is served at the Medina (the old city). In the afternoon there is a visit to Fes El-Jedid( The New Fes), the Royal Palace, the School of Koran, the Jewish quarter and the Souk. We continue to the Riad in Medina for dinner and the overnight stay.
Day 4: Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Rissani – Merzouga
In the morning, we leave direction south through the Middle Atlas Mountains; we pass by the Cedar Forests of Azrou, by Berber villages, and continue for the Sahara Desert. Half way we take a break for lunch at the city of Midelt, famous for it’s fossils and minerals. We continue our trip through the mountains and enjoy the beautiful view of the Ziz Valley with it’s palm groves and Kasbah’s. About 16:00 we arrive at Merzouga where you can make a camel trip through the desert. For dinner, you are served a traditional Berber Tagine. You will spend the night in a Berber tent under a starry sky. Ovenight in private berber tent in the Desert.
Day 5: Merzouga -Todra Gorge – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate
We wake up early in the morning to see a spectacular sunrise over the dunes, and we return to the hotel for breakfast and a quick shower. Then we drive direction Ouarzazate through Tinghir. Just before Tinghir we takeday and night camel trek merzouga 2 right for a visit to the Todra Gorge. Before we reach Ouarzazate we pass across Kalaat Magouna and Rose valley. We have dinner and stay the night in riad in Ouarzazate.
Day 6: Ouarzazate – Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou – Marrakesh
After breakfast we leave for the Atlas Mountains through Ouarzazate. We pass the pink valley and the Skoura Oasis. We pay a visit to the famous Atlas Film studio and the most beautiful Kasbah of Morocco, Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou – a Unesco World Heritage site – and continue to Marrakesh. We have dinner and stay the night in Marrakesh.
Day 7: Marrakesh explore
Today you will learn to know the city of Marrakesh, Pearl of the South. After breakfast, you visit, under the guidance of a French/Englishpalais bahia2 speaking guide, the Koutoubia mosque, the Palace of Bahia and Menara. In the afternoon you will visit the Jemaa-El-Fna square (the beating heart of Marrakesh) and the colourful and scented alleys of the Souk. Dinner is served in Jemaa-El-Fna.
Day 8: Marrakesh – Essaouira day trip 
After breakfast in Riad in Marrakech. We will drive will to Essaouira (called Mogador by European sailors and traders).It is also known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festival that attracts 300,000+people in june.It is also has an expansive beach for surfing called Plage de Safi,the fishing harbor,offers breathtaking views of the Portuguese ramparts,explore the ramparts and the spice and jewelry souks of the Medina. in The afternoon We will back to Marrakech.
Day 9: Casablanca transfer 
Transfer to the airport of Casablanca (Mohamed V) for your back flight.

Info about the tour:
Tour Highlights
– Imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Marrakech
– Sacred town of Moulay Idriss
– Ancient ruins of Volubilis
– Scenic “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs”
– Camel trek in Merzouga (desert)
– Dramatic Todra Gorges
– Kasbah of Ait ben-Haddou
– Spectacular Atlas Mountain scenery
– Visits to five UNESCO World Heritage sites
– Charming city of Essaouira
Included in the  price :
– English speaking driver
– Private transportation during the excursion ( 4 WD or  minivan Mercedes-Vito with driver  )
– 08 nights in good quality accommodations (Rooms with private bathroom& A/c )
– All the  breakfasts
– All the Dinners
– Camel trip in the Sahara Desert
– Camel guide
– Fuel
– Local taxes
– One night in luxury desert camp
– Free time to visit the markets, monuments…or take pic’s

Not included: 
– Tickets to the sites
– Tips
– Drinks and lunches
 Price: depending on the number of travellers and hotel category. For more information, please contact us