Savor the beauty of Morocco on this 11 day tour of the North of Morocco and the Sahara plus the Imperial Cities of Fes, Meknes and Marrakesh.
Enjoy this experience with our Morocco Sahara Desert and Imperial cities Tour
Day 1 : Airport/ Port in Tangier
On your arrival in Tangier, either at the airport or seaport, you will be met by your driver and tour guide who will drive you to your hotel.
After some rest, take a guided tour to see the main attractions, such as The Kasbah Museum and its beautiful garden, the Medina, and more.
Enjoy a welcome to Morocco dinner in your hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 2 : Tangier to Chefchaouen
After breakfast we will continue our Morocco Sahara Desert & Imperial cities Tour, your driver and tour guide will pick you up and drive you through the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, a gorgeous mountain city known as the ‘Blue City’.
After some rest, venture out for an exciting tour.
Take a stroll in the old Medina of whitewashed alleyways and blue doors.
Visit the well-preserved Kasbah Museum which was a Sultan’s Palace and where the history of the city is preserved.
In the evening enjoy dinner and the festivities in the plaza of the Medina and then return to your accommodations.
Day 3 : Chefchaouen to Fez
After breakfast, depart Chefchaouen and drive to the charming Imperial City of Fez, often referred to as the country’s cultural and spiritual capital.
Upon your arrival, you will head to your hotel or riad for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4 : Guided Tour of Fez
After breakfast we will continue our Morocco Sahara Desert and Imperial cities Tour, beginning your Fez sightseeing tour from Fès -Jdid.
Visit the historical sites such as the Royal Palace, one of the oldest and largest in Morocco, the Mellah or Jewish Quarter, founded in 1438 and the first in Morocco, and the landmark Marinid Tombs which date back to the Marinid Dynasty.
Later, we will enter the winding, old-walled city of Fez el Bali, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
Here you will visit historical sites such as the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the medieval University of Karaouiyne plus the leather tanneries which have been in use for 1000 years.
Return to your hotel and have dinner in a restaurant of your choice.
Day 5 : Trip from Fez to Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes
After breakfast, we will head to Volubilis to explore the Roman ruins.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers you an opportunity to enjoy a perfect blend of cultural heritage and picturesque scenery.
It provides you an opportunity to explore a whole city of Roman ruins – archeological treasures with ancient mosaic floors.
Afterward, we will drive for approximately 20 minutes from Volubilis to the Holy City of Moulay Idriss, one of the five Holy Cities in the Islamic world.
It was here that Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam and starting a new dynasty.
The last destination will be Meknes, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the second Imperial City.
It was established by Moulay Ismail in the 11th century.
During your visit, you will discover the major attractions of the city including the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and the Bab Mansour Gate plus the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque.
At the end of the day, relax with a Turkish bath (Hamman) and massage.
Have dinner in your hotel or riad and get ready for your trip the next day.
Day 6 :Fez to Merzouga
After breakfast, depart Fez and drive to Merzouga through the Middle Atlas Mountains.
The landscape on this 8-hour drive is everchanging.
There will be an opportunity for picture taking on the winding roads which lead through the forests, verdant mountain villages, and arid plains before you reach the oasis in the South and then head into the desert.
Upon arrival, head straight to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 7 : Guided Tour of Merzouga
Today, after breakfast, enjoy a tour of the village and observe the mud flats and massive sand dune, Erg Chebbi, which rises 770 feet.
After lunch, prepare for your overnight stay in the desert.
Embark on a camel ride in the late afternoon to watch the sunset setting beyond the massive dunes.
Relish a delicious fire-cooked dinner, and spend the night camping out under the stars.
Day 8 : Merzouga to Todra Gorge
Today, wake up before dawn to observe the exquisite sunrise in the desert rising in the East behind the dunes.
Then pack up and ride your camel back to your hotel where you can shower, have breakfast and get ready for your next adventure.
Then drive to Todra Gorge to discover the incredible beauty of this canyon that narrows to about 33 feet with smooth rock walls that rise to about 525 feet on each side.
Take a short hike into the mountains on a nearby trail.
In the evening, enjoy dinner and spend the night at your accommodation.
Day 9 : Todra Gorge to Ouarzazate
After breakfast we will continue our Morocco Desert Tour of the Sahara, heading to Ouarzazate.
It is considered to be the Hollywood of Morocco and the place where Hollywood directors go if they want to shoot a biblical film.
Both Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator were filmed there.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Cinema plus one of Morocco’s most impressive monuments, Taourirt Kasbah.
In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 10 : Ouarzazate to Marrakesh
Today’s destination, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, is another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is well preserved and one of the most spectacular sights in the south of Morocco.
Then follow the winding and picturesque Tizi-n-Tichka Pass through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh.
You will have many opportunities for picture-taking on this scenic drive of many twists and turns.
Upon arrival, head to your hotel or riad for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 11 : Guided Tour of Marrakesh
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of the city, also known as the ‘Red City’.
The color is pervasive as many buildings were constructed from local red sandstone.
Explore a number of historical palaces, museums, and sites in the city, such as the Walled Medina of Marrakesh, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See the former palaces of the Sultan which have been rebuilt and restored and are rich in history and cultural heritage.
Enjoy all the festivities in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Djeema el Fna Square.
Visit the artist’s landscape of the Majorelle Garden and the Bahia Palace and more.
At the end of the tour, return to your hotel or riad for dinner at a restaurant of your choice and a final overnight stay.