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    Imperial cities and desert tours Morocco

    Imperial cities and desert tours Morocco Book now our 10 days tours to visit the Imperial cities of Morocco and the true Sahara Desert. We will move from Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Azrou, Midelt, Errachidia, Merzouga (Desert) then Todra Gorge, Ouarzazate, Marrakech to close the tour in Casablanca once again. You will know the Kasbahs of Oudaya and of Ait Ben Haddou.

    Day 1:Arriving to Mohammed V Airport

    After landing at Mohammed V airport, we will be waiting for you at the arrivals. Afterwards, we will pick you up to your hotel.

    Dinner and overnight in the Hotel

    Day 2:Casablanca – Rabat

    After spending the night in Casablanca, this day will be devoted to visit the largest and most important city in Morocco and Africa, both economically and demographically. Where we will visit one of biggest mosque in the world called Mosque Hassan II with an altitude of 200 meters, and the only mosque in the country that non-Muslims tourist can visit. After visiting the mosque we will head to Rabat the official capital of Morocco and the second largest city, serves as the country’s capital and hosts all foreign embassies. Located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River on the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat has merged with neighboring Temara and Salé to form a conurbation which is home to more than 1.8 million people. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Rabat presents an interesting blend of old and new, and visitors will find a busy, modern city with several historical and cultural attractions to explore such as the Kasbahs of Oudaya and the magnificent mausoleum Mohamed V and Hassan II.

    Dinner and overnight in the riad.

    Day 3:Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

    After spending the night in Rabat we will continue our road to Meknes a historical significant city and popular tourist destination inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage, Meknes is best known for its close links to Sultan Moulay Ismail who was responsible for the construction of the city’s ramparts and impressive gates as well as other attractions like Place Hedim, Heri es-Souani, the Meknes Royal Golf Course, Dar Jamai (a palace that now serves as the Museum of Moroccan Arts), the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Habs Qara (an underground prison), the Medina of Meknes Mosque and more. We will continue driving to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a complex declared world heritage by the UNESCO. By then we head to spend the night in Fez.

    Dinner and overnight in a Riad

    Day 4:Fes-Fes (visiting the city with a local guide)

    This forth day we will dedicate it to visit Fes the oldest imperial city of Morocco the city that was the capital of Morocco until 1925 the modern Turkish name for Morocco, Fas, originally referred only to the capital city.

    The city has two old medinas, the larger of which is Fes el Bali. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas. Al-Qarawiyyin, founded in AD 859, is the oldest continuously functioning madrasa in the world. The city has been called the “Mecca of the West” and the “Athens of Africa. The Merenid Tombs on the rim of the valley will give you a spectacular overview of the city. The Boujeloud Gardens is a real haven with an open air café and many picnic spots. After visiting the city we will return to the hotel.

    Dinner and overnight in a Riad

    Day 5:Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Errachidia – Ziz Valley - Merzouga

    After spending two nights in Fes we will continue our road to Ifrane surnamed (the Switzerland of Morocco) and ski resort in the Middle atlas region as well as Animals to be found in the vicinity include the threatened Barbary Macaque. Among the local tree species are the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane. We will cross the Ziz valley and its throats and cross some cities like Midelt the city known by its good Apples and we cross Erfoud the city of Fossils before arriving to Merzouga where we will stay in a hotel near the dunes.

    Dinner and overnight in the Hotel

    Day 6:Merzouga - Oasis Tiserdmine - Nomadic tents – Khamlia – Camp

    After breakfast we will drive our 4×4 car to do the tour around the dunes and to explore the area. First, we will visit the village of Tiserdmine and we will see some Fossils in rocks, after that we will continue to visit a nomadic family and drink tea with them, after that we will cross Khamlia a village of people originally from Mali making a living through local artisanal crafts; their better gift is the concert of gnawa music they perform. After 10 min driving we will set up at the hotel in Merzouga, we will ride a caravan of dromedaries to the foot of the great dunes where you can witness the beautiful desert sunset, local music and dance and later one, a spectacular blanket of stars.

    Dinner and overnight in the nomadic tents

    Day 7:Merzouga – Rissani – Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

    After seeing the sunrise we will head back to the civilization, driving our 4×4 jeep to continue our tour, we will cross Rissani which used to be the first imperial city in Morocco and the origin of the dynasty Alaoui, where one of king’s family is bared there his name is Moulay Ali Cherif. The city of Rissani has inhabitants who speak Arabic and who have a popular souk where all the villages around the city come to buy their needs there such as vegetables, clothes… and spices that specialize this city too. Heading to the other city called Erfoud the place of Fossils that are processed into beautiful furniture, home décor, and personal items such as bracelets, key chains and necklaces. Continue driving till we arrive to Tinghir, the place where Todra Gorges are we will visit the mountains there which are the main place for climbers and trekking lovers. We will continue till we arrive to Boumalne Dades after one hour we will set on the hotel.

    Dinner and overnight in the Kasbah

    Day 8:Boumalne Dades - K’laat M’Gouna – Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

    After visiting the Dades gorges we will be heading towards the roses valle in K’laat M’Gouna where we will have a chance to explore the home of the roses whose petals are used for perfumes, lotions, and oils. By then we will head to Ouarzazate where the solar energy project will provide up to 1.1 million Moroccans with a source of clean renewable energy by 2018. Before we head back to Marrakech crossing the high Atlas Mountains, we will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou where inhabitants still live within these walls and well as in surrounding berber villages. In this Ksar. They filmed a lot of Movies like Gladiator, Game of Throne, and Prince of Arabia…. After this we will head our road to Marrakech giving you free time to enjoy the city and its beauty.

    Dinner and overnight in the Riad

    Day 9:Marrakech – Marrakech (guided visit with a local guide)

    This day will be devoted to visit the red city and city the most touristic city in morocco with all its odors and colors. You will start the tour early morning; you will visit gardens, mosques, and castles like Bahia castle. You will also visit Madrasa an old Coranic school and tombs. Finally, you will find yourself at the famous square of Jamaa el Fna.

    Dinner and overnight in the Riad

    Day 10:Marrakech – Transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V Airport

    After breakfast we will be taking the highway (depending on your flight timing) after two hours drive we will be at Mohammed V airport. And end of our services.

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    Richi
    Richi
    2022-11-21
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    Favoloso Fantastica avventura di 8 giorno da Meknes a Marrakech passando per Fez, deserto e Atlas. Organizzazione fantastica, il driver Mohamed è stato una meravigliosa guida, pause pranzo in ristoranti non turistici fantastici! Consiglio a tutti colore che vogliono passare un settimana rilassante e allo stesso tempo visitare luoghi ancora genuini e panorami mozzafiato. Grazie ancora!
    Laura
    Laura
    2022-11-03
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    EXCELENTE TOUR Y GUÍA Nuestro viaje por Marruecos superó todas nuestras expectativas. Gracias a la organización de Marrakech Expedition y al excepcional trabajo de nuestro guía Hmad, disfrutamos al máximo nuestros días en este país. Los riads eran hermosos, el carro 4x4 muy cómodo y Perfecto para el viaje. Mención especial a nuestro guía Hmad, nos enseñó su país de la manera más detallada, local y amigable. Si pueden realizar el tour con él, no se arrepentirán.
    Sarah B
    Sarah B
    2022-07-17
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    A la decouverte du Haut Atlas Merci à Hassan qui nous a permis de découvrir le Haut Atlas durant 4 jours et ses paysages grâce à son professionnalisme et sa sympathie.
    Sofia Rosa
    Sofia Rosa
    2022-05-10
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    Meraviglioso Tour del Marocco Sono andata col mio ragazzo a Marzo 2022. Ci è venuto a prendere in aereoporto Ali Amanar, il proprietario di Marrakech Expedition 4x4. Abbiamo affrontato il Tour delle Città Imperiali, un'esperienza unica nella scoperta del Marocco.Consigliamo Marrakech Expedition se volete organizzare un Tour del Marocco piacevole e avvincente.
    Juan Pablo G
    Juan Pablo G
    2022-04-20
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    Wonderful Service We traveled from Tanger to Marrakesh, with several stops in between. Our trip was wonderful. The van was perfect and Mohamed did a superlative job. He is a truly nice person and the best guide/driver you can wish for.
    Duccio
    Duccio
    2020-01-19
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    Great excursion, great guide! We went on a 5-day excursion with Marrakech Expedition, from Marrakech to the desert near Merzouga and back. Everything was very well planned, we were taken to the main sites and places, all the hotels they booked for us were excellent. Our guide, Mohammed was really great, an expert driver and a great guy to talk to, we really enjoyed the time we spent travelling with him. Highly recommended!
    bratricek
    bratricek
    2020-01-06
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    Great! We travelled with our two little kids, 3 and 6, on a 8 day trip through Morocco using the driver service of Marrakesh Expeditions. Omar, our driver, was excellent! Very kind and patient with the kids, suggesting interesting places to visit on the way to our planned destinations and helping us with whatever we needed. An unforgettable experience for us, the kids can’t wait to visit this beautiful country & people again. Thanks a lot!
    Neus F
    Neus F
    2019-12-30
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    Conductor al desierto zagora Fuimos con Said al DEsierto ZAgora han sido muchas horas juntos y es un conductor genial. La experiencia a sido muy buena. Recomendable
    Titti A
    Titti A
    2019-11-03
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    Marocco on the road Contattato Ali via mail qualche mese prima abbiamo concordato il viaggio con partenza e rientro da e a Marrakech. L'agenzia è stata assolutamente all'altezza delle nostre aspettative e ci ha consentito un viaggio piacevole e senza problemi. Alla nostra guida, il giovane simpatico Mohamed, il nostra più grande grazie per essere stato un compagno di viaggio attento ai nostri bisogni e rispettoso dei nostri desideri. A lui il nostro augurio di crescere, studiare anche l'italiano e diventare sempre più bravo!
    elizabethlV6977MN
    elizabethlV6977MN
    2019-11-02
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    Amazingly enjoyable trip through Morocco Wonderful trip organised for us which afforded us understanding & views of Moroccan landscapes, country, culture and people. Excellent accommodations chosen in amazing Rhiads for us. Excellent restaurants for all meals were organised for us. Excellent cultural stops and shopping opportunities. Excellent guides very knowledgable, local and with good English. Driver Moha was excellent driver & kept us on time and enjoying everything at the same time. Superb custom trip in an incredibly interesting country. The only thing at all negative was the first night’s accommodation in Casablanca (very late arrival through incredible traffic after our flight, no dinner available, apparently nowhere to purchase bottled water except from the waiter, and room was very noisy on main roads with hotel staff unhelpful. ) Would recommend this company and their tour planning. Had an amazing trip. Loved it.

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