10 Days Imperial Cities Tour and Desert, Departure from Casablanca – vist Rabat, Fes, Merzouga Desert, Todra Gorges, Marrakech.
Magical Morocco Tour 10 Days 9 Nights
Day 1 : Casablanca
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met and transferred by shuttle bus to your Casablanca hotel. Depending on arrival time, the group will visit the city, including a guided tour to the Hassan II, one of the world’s biggest mosques.
Day 2 : Rabat – Fes
After breakfast, the group will leave by van towards Fes. On route, you will stop at Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King, for lunch and a time to enjoy the beautiful coastal city. After lunch you will continue on to Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco. You can choose to have an optional visit to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and the imperial city of Meknes.
Day 3 : Fes
After breakfast you will begin our guided tour of the Fes medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the King’s Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places we will experience. For lunch you will eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the evening.
Day 4 : Erfoud
After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend into the Sahara Desert.
Day 5 : Sahara Desert
In the afternoon, you will head off in some 4-wheel drive vehicles across the barren land to the majestic Sahara sand dunes. You will set off by camel for a 2-hour trek out to the oasis where you will spend the night in Berber tents ***this could be optional if you would prefer to return to the hotel to sleep***
Day 6 : Todra Gorges
After breakfast, you will return by camel to the 4x4s and head back to Erfoud. From Erfoud you set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Todra Gorges. In the afternoon, you will take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco.
Day 7 : Marrakech
After an early breakfast you set off to Marrakech via Ouarzazate. You will visit one of the jewels of Morocco – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. In typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered… usually off the beaten path. After lunch, you will head over the mountains to Marrakech.
Day 8 : Exploring Marrakech
After breakfast, the group will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures.
Day 9 : Casablanca
Your last day of travel will take you back to Casablanca where you began your voyage 10 days before
Day 10 : Casablanca Airport
Transfer to the airport.