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Imperial Cities and Southern Morocco Tour 12 days from Casablanca

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Description of the Imperial Cities and Southern Morocco 12 day tour:

If you are looking for sun and culture, the Imperial Cities and Southern Morocco 12-day private tour is the most optimal plan. This tour is a unique experience offering multiple pleasures: cultural visits of the Moroccan imperial cities full of history, breathtaking hikes in the high valleys of the Atlas as well as the discovery of the great desert of southern Morocco with its dunes and kasbahs. Thus, the tour of the imperial cities and southern Morocco in private will surely mark your soul and satisfy your desire to leave an indelible memory.

Imperial Cities and Southern Morocco 12 day tour program:

Day 1 :Casablanca. Rabat - Pick up at the airport.

Direction the Hassan 2 mosque, one of the largest in the world, with its minaret of over 200 meters high.
Arriving in Rabat, visit the Hassan Tower. Then the Kasbah of Oudayas, a former fortified military camp, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Dinner and overnight in a Riad.

Day 2 :Rabat - Volubilis - Meknes

Breakfast and free time in the medina. We then leave to visit Volubilis near Moulay Idriss (2h drive - 175 km) to visit the Roman ruins classified as World Heritage by Unesco, a true archaeological jewel of Morocco. Then we take the road to Meknes. (45 min drive)
Dinner and night in Meknes

Day 3 :Meknes - Fez

Breakfast at the Riad. Then we take the road to Fez (1h30 drive - 65 km). We will arrive in the afternoon (about 3pm). Drop off at the Riad then free time. The Riad is located in the medina of Fez.
Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 4 :Fez

Breakfast at the Riad, then guided tour of the medina of Fez accompanied by an official guide, you will leave for a part of the historical visit of Fez, the tannery district and the old medina.
Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 5 :Fez - Ifrane - Midelt

Breakfast, then road to Midelt through Ifrane (nicknamed the little Switzerland of Morocco) (1h15 drive 65 km) We cross the Middle Atlas, green and forest region. Then road to Midelt (2h30 - 135 km) located between the High Atlas and the High Atlas East, located at 1500 m altitude.
Dinner and night in Midelt.

Day 6 :Midelt - Merzouga

Breakfast, then departure for Merzouga via Errachidia. Crossing of the Ziz valley, known for its palm grove before joining the desert and the dunes of Merzouga. Camel ride to enjoy a sunset in the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Dinner and night at the bivouac.

Day 7 :Merzouga - Skoura

Breakfast at the bivouac, then departure for Skoura via Rissani, Erfoud, Tinejdad, Boumalne. In Tineghir, we pass by the superb Todra gorges. Small walk to enjoy the beautiful natural site. Continuation for the Dades gorges, the Dades valley. Then Skoura.
Dinner and night in Skoura

Day 8 :Skoura - Ouarzazate - Aït Ben Haddou

Breakfast then we leave for the visit of the kasbah of amridil.
Continuation to Ouarzazate. In Ouarzazate we go to the oasis of Fint, place of many film shootings, close to Ouarzazate for a tea break at the inhabitant's, then continuation for Ouarzazate. We will pass by the kasbah of Taourirte. Then road to visit the kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, classified as a world heritage site by Unesco and place of many film shootings. The visit of the kasbah lasts about 1h30 the time to go up to the studios and come down.
Dinner and night in a guest house in the region of Aït Ben Haddou

Day 9 :Aït Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Breakfast then road to Marrakech, we pass by the valley of Ounila, then the track of Telouet, before continuing by the pass of Tizi N Tichka, a mountainous pass culminating at 2260m of altitude. Arrival in Marrakech around 2:30 pm. We pass by the Majorelle garden. Visit of the garden. Then transfer to your Riad.

Day 10 :Marrakech medina.

Breakfast then you leave on foot with a guide for the historical visit of Marrakech. The must-sees. The Koutoubia mosque, the Jemaa El Fnaa square, the historical monuments and the souks. This visit will end in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 11 :Marrakech

Breakfast at the Riad. We take care of you at the Riad, departure in 4x4 to visit the villages and landscapes of the High Atlas region located not far from Marrakech with the valley of the ourika, valley of Asni and the plateau of Kik. Return to Marrakech around 5:30 pm.
Dinner and night at the Riad.

Day 12 :Marrakech

Breakfast at the Riad. Then transfer to the airport.

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Highlights of this experience:

Visit the Great Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, one of Morocco's most impressive temples, before exploring the sights of the country's first imperial city, Meknes.

Feel like you've stepped back into the Middle Ages in the labyrinthine medina of Fez under the watchful eye of a local guide.

Go behind the scenes of Game of Thrones and Gladiator in Ait Ben haddou. This red walled city was once an important stop on the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech - now it's a filmmaker's paradise.

Take a guided tour of the Roman remains of Volubilis.

Discover the spectacular red dunes of the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco and spend the night in a bivouac under the North African stars.

Experience a camel ride in the dunes of Merzouga.

Admire the changing landscapes of Morocco from the comfortable seat of a private air-conditioned minibus or 4x4.

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Included

  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver including fuel.
  • Lodging for 11 nights in double occupancy, half board daily. Our priorities in the choice of accommodation are :
  • authenticity, comfort and quality of service.
  • Access fees to monuments and kasbahs.
  • Half board is provided during the visit and vegetarian food is available.
  • Camel ride.
  • A driver guide speaking your language during the tour.
  • International airfare.
  • Lunches.
  • Drinks.
  • All extras not mentioned in the program.

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