Moroccan Kasbahs – Desert- Imperial Cities Tour from Tangier.
Traveling means discovering people, getting rich when you meet them, learning to communicate …with Moroccan Kasbahs – Desert- Imperial Cities Tour In Morocco, you like to open the door and share experiences; exoticism enters through the eyes and is available to everyone. Let yourself be carried away by the chance of encounters, be impressed by their ancestral customs and their way of life. From the hand of urban artists or farmers, discover how they have been for centuries to learn how everyday life is organized.
Highlights Moroccan Kasbahs – Desert- Imperial Cities Tour:
- Discover Morocco Imperial Cities Tour
- Discover Volubilis, the furthest point of the Roman empire into Africa
- Watch acrobats and snake charmers entertain in Marrakech’s Jemaa el-Fna Square
- Historical medina of Fes (UNESCO heritage)
- Camel Ride on the Sahara Desert
- Night in Desert Camp in Erg chebbi
- Moroccan Kasbahs: Ait ben haddou, Ouarzazate
Day 1 – TANGIER
Arrival in Tangier, where our Moroccan guide awaits on foot of the ship / Airport.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 – TANGIER – CHEFCHAOUEN
Depart from Tangier to the enchanting blue town of Chefchaouen, passing through the green valleys of the Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen is famous for its vivid blue rinsed houses and winding streets. Explore Chefchaouen, with its winding lanes and narrow alleys which are home to numerous souks offering cuisine and artisan works, such as woolen items, intricate embroidery, and goats cheese; all native to the North and not found anywhere else in Morocco. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
DAY 3 – CHEFCHAOUEN – RABAT
Free morning to enjoy the blue city of Chefchaouen. Then we will start our journey to Rabat where we will spend the night.
Day 4 – RABAT – CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
After Breakfast, we will start a guided tour of the city including places like the Mausoleum of Mohamed V , the ruins of the Oudayas or the exteriors of the Royal Palace. Then, continuing to Casablanca, economic capital of the country, where we will make a panoramic view stops including the exteriors of the Hassan II mosque and the United Nations Plaza . Free time in this city. Continue to Marrakech and arrival at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 – MARRAKECH
After Breakfast. Departure to visit the city , the so-called “pearl of the South”. This visit begins in the grandiose Jardines de la Menara , where it is said that the warriors who later crossed the Strait of Gibraltar learned to swim to invade the Iberian Peninsula. Afterwards, an exterior view of the minaret of the Koutoubia , twin sister of the Giralda in Seville, is made . Once inside the semi-ancient part of the city, a visit to the Bahia Palace takes place, where you can admire the distribution of an old palace of a wealthy person from Marrakech. Return to the hotel. Already in the afternoon, there will be a walking tour through the authentic old part of the city, the souks and the medina . The neighborhoods of craftsmen of wood, ceramics, furriers, etc. Return to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation. Optionally , the possibility of attending a typical Fantasia Chez Ali dinner. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 – MARRAKECH – OUARZAZATE
After Breakfast . Exit towards Ouarzazate. This day they make the journey crossing the High Atlas for its highest point, the Col of Tichka , more than 2,000 meters high. Landscape tour with villages made of mud and straw, as well as almost perpetual snow. Arrival at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou , possibly the best known in Morocco, where several Hollywood movies have been filmed, such as Gladiator. Arrival at the end of the afternoon to Ouarzazate. Dinner and overnight at the hotel/Riad.
Day 7- OUARZAZATE – MERZOUGA
Breakfast and visit of the Kasbah Taourirt , located in the heart of the city, being able to visit its premises and the Armas courtyard. Later departure to Erfoud crossing the Dades Valley through cities such as Boulmane or Kellah M’gouna with its immense palm groves and the Valley of Roses. Arrival at the Gorges of Todra , impressive geographical accident produced by the erosion of the river. Free time in this place to discover it on your own. Continue the route to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. After a glass of mint tea, you’ll cross sand dunes by camels with stops to enjoy the magic sunset from a top of a dune in a peaceful atmosphere before you arrive the camp where you’ll spend a lovely night under a starry sky. Dinner and night will be in the camp.
Day 8 – MERZOUGA – FEZ
Breakfast and departure towards Fez. On this day, the entire Valley of the Ziz River runs through, showing interminable palm groves and buildings in mud and straw. Then they cross the Middle Atlas through cities such as Er Rachidia or Midelt with high mountain climates and almost perpetual snow, an incredible contrast being the heat of the desert and the snows of this place in a few kilometers. Finally, they arrive at the cedar forest of Azrou to reach the end of the afternoon in Fez. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 – FES
Breakfast and full visit of the religious city of the country . Founded in the eighth century by Idriss II is considered one of the 4 imperial capitals. During this visit they make a tour of the most emblematic places, such as the doors of the Royal Palace , the Jewish quarter and the fortress that has the best view of Fez el Bali , the medina or ancient city. They make a walking tour of several hours, accessing the famous gate of Bab el Jeloudand having the possibility of living a return to the past in a part of the city that still lives near the middle ages. Walls that protect its interior formed by hundreds of streets labyrinthically organized where customers can live a thousand scents and flavors in this place considered a world heritage site. Dinner and overnight at the hotel .
Day 8 FES- TANGIER
Breakfast and departure to Tanger, en route visit the city of Asilah , where they will have free time. Arrival in Tangier and transfer to the port / Airport for departure . end of the Moroccan Kasbahs – Desert- Imperial Cities Tour trip and our services .