The imperial cities tours.
Season : all year
Steps : 4h to 7h drinving.
Level : easy.
Transfer : minibus or 4*4.
Team : guide, driver.
On ground : mountain, Sahara...
The imperial cities have always been the heritage of different dynasties Idrissids, Almoravids, Almohads Marinids and Alaouites & Saadian. These conquerors sovereign, whose power extends over a vast and prosperous land, want to set in stone the power of their kingdom. Staying in these imperial cities and see the heart of the old medina to know more about moroccan culture, enter, see , visiting mosques, sinking into the souks and discover palaces and kasbahs...
These imperial capitals are both a world of grandeur and mythical world of refinement and luxury ...
Adorned with monuments' palaces, mosques, mausoleums ... "Who reflect the prestige of the prince in the eyes of his contemporaries and history. From the Atlantic coast to the Atlas Mountains, you will discover magical landscapes and cultural and artistic heritage different every day.
Trip Highlights :
- Ancient Medina of Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech …
- Discovery of several valleys and the daily life of its inhabitants…
- A Berber welcoming team.
- Local mountain guide english speaking.
- 7 nights hotel / Riad in a double room B & B In cities.
- 1 nights in tent in Sahara.
Day 1: Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech ---- Casablanca ----- Rabat.
Morning head from Marrakech to economic capital Casablanca, city tour, visit the Hassan II Mosque ... Lunch and continuation to Rabat. Arrival in the city in the afternoon, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
5 hours driving.
Day 3: Rbat ----- Meknes ----- Fez.
Morning visit the capital of the kingdom, visit the Hassan Tower and the Kasbah Oudaya ... then the road to Moulay Driss Zerhoun, great marabout of the country and the mausoleum of the founder of the first dynasty who reigned in Morocco. We continue our tour to discover Meknes, and the continue towards Fez... Overnight hotel.
6 hours drinving.
Day 4: Fez
Day tour to discover Fez with a local guide. Visit an enjoyable cooperative of pottery. It will enhance your knowledge about the making of Moroccan mosaic "zellige” and the blue pottery of Fez. A true labyrinthine old city of 8th century. You will travel in time back to the medieval period of the city where people still work in small narrow streets, several tiny stalls of all kinds of traditional crafts, and donkeys loaded with supplies are going up and down inthe streets of the medina. You will feel no sense of direction and time haltsfor a while. The medina of Fez is rich of its Islamic monuments: thefascinating old mosques, the University of El-Karaouiyine and its libraries. All These elements made Fez the intellectual and cultural capital of the country… Overnight hotel.
Day 5: Fez ----- Midelte.
Today head driving towards the Middle Atlas mountains. It is home for Barbary apes called "themaggot”, living in the cedar forest in the Middle Atlas. A break in Ifrantown ( small swestezerland). Itis a famous place for ski resorts in Morocco and it is established during the French protectorate. And then we continue until Medilt known for its best productions of apples in Morocco. Overnight hotel.
5 hours drinving.
Day 6: Midelte ----- Merzouga.
We continue in the middle Atlas until Ziz valley, which is the beginning of palm grove dates. Continue towards Sahra via Erfoud , Rissani…We arrive to Erg Chebbi time for a cup of tea and packing for desert camp. Meet with Camels driver for camel-ride and head the dunes to watch the sunset.
Overnight in Camp in Berbere tents.
4 hours drinving.
2 hours Camel-ride.
Day 7: Merzouga ----- Dades Gorges.
heading to Tinghir through the beautiful landscapes of the Todra valley, visit Todra and Dades gorges. arrive in the roses velley for the night and dinner in a hotel.
5 hours drinving.
Day 8 : Dades gorges ----- Ouarzazate ----- Marrakech.
Ouarzazate has 3 studios of cinema and beautiful kasbahs . Optional visit of Taourert Kasbah Then head to Ait ben Haddou village. We explorethe most preserved village of the south Morocco, classified as one of world’s heritages by UNISCO in 1987 and a series of movies were made in thi svillage like « Gladiator », « Prince of Persia » …We walk in the village and we continue crossing the spectacular High Atlas Mountains Pass (Tizi-n-Tichka 2260 m ALT). Overnight in hotel.
Day 9 : Marrakech.
Day to explore the red city « Marrakech ». There are many historical sites in the medina to explor, Koutoubia mosque 12th century, the royal necropolis of the Saadians 17th century, the beautiful Bahia palace 19th century and the , the Djamaa Fna square and the famous souks of Marrakech. Overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to the aeroport and flight.