Imperial Adventure

CIUDADES-IMPERIALES-Y-DESIERTO-RABAT AVENTURA-IMPERIAL-2016

 DAY 1: AIRPORT – MARRAKECH

Starts in the airport, then we will move to the chosen riad.

FREE DAY: you will start knowing this culture by visiting spectacular places such as the Menara gardens, take photos from the La Koutubia mozque, distinctive place in Marrakech or be part of the atmosphere of the Jemaa el Fna Plaza, where you will find the snake charmer, the henna tattoos and plenty of activities. You will be able to experience the rich Moroccan cuisine or simply drink an orange juice. Discover why Marrakech is well known as the red city and why It’s atmosphere is unique. Lodging at the riad.

DAY 2: MARRAKECH- DADES VALLEY
Once we had breakfast we’ll leave to Dades. Cross the mountains and stop for a photo you can’t miss at Tizi n’Tichk and then we will go through several bereber nomad communities. This road will take us to Telouet’s kasbah which is one of the most preserved kasbahs, once we finish our visit to this kasbah we’ll head to Ait ben  Haddou’s kasbah, kasbah where more than 20 Hollywood films have been made, such as Babel, Gladiator, Sahara, etc. We’ll keep moving to Dades gorges, at this point, the 1000 kasbah route begins. Lodging at dades valley and dinner.

DAY 3: DAES VALLEY- TODRA'S GORGES – MERZOUGA
After breakfast we will go to Todra’s gorges and have a walk through its imposing canyon which walls are over 150 meters tall. They are basically rocky formations made by water and wind erosion. We’ll head to the desert through the Tafilalet palm grove. Arrival to hotel at dunes where you will be able to take a walk and enjoy a beautiful landscape. At night we will have dinner and lodge in the hotel.

DAY 4: MERZOUGA – ERG CHEBBI – MERZOUGA
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll move to Erg Chebbi dunes, and find out how and where nomad families live. We’ll get along with a typical Bereber family, get to know their customs and way of life and enjoy a delicious tea. After our visit we will head to Khamelia’s town, where most people is from Mali and we will be able to experience a nice Gnawa music concert. Back at the hotel the dromedaries will be expecting us, so we can leave in an hour and a half trip to the heart of the desert and look at a beautiful sunset. Enjoying the exquisite Moroccan dinner and tea. Lodgment in haimas.

DAY 5:  MERZOUGA –  RISSANI –   ZIZ VALLEY – MIDDLE ATLAS  – FEZ

Early in the morning we’ll wake up to see the beautiful sunrise at the Sahara dunes.

We’ll get back to the hotel in the dromedaries. After breakfast we will continue our trip to Rissani where we will visit what is considered as the most authentic and traditional zoco of Morocco and the biggest in the south part of the country. Our trip continues to Erfoud, we’ll cross the imposing Ziz valley, with its more than 18,000 palms until we get to Midelt, city with an important apple production. Stop for lunch and continue moving to Fez through a cedar forest and Ifrane, better known as the Moroccan Switzerland because of its architecture. Arrival to Fez, one of the 4 imperial cities. Lodgment at the hotel.

DAY 6: FEZ
Free day, Fez is considered as the cultural and religious capital of Morocco. You can ask for a guided visit in which you will be able to visit the Royal Palace with one of the most photographed gates of Morocco, and its different outskirts like Mellah (jew outskirt), La Ville Nouvelle ( New villa) and Fez-el-Bali ancient zone inside the medina walls. You’ll see which is considered as the most ancient university of the world, in which Arabic and religious studies are its scent and also admire the beautiful architecture of the university. A life time experience.

DAY 7: FEZ – VOLUBILIS – MEKNEZ – RABAT

Breakfast. We leave to another of the imperial cities, Meknez, but first we will take you to visit the Volubilis ruins , ancient roman city with spectacular views to take photos. In 1997 it was included in the humanity cultural heritage list by UNESCO. We’ll move on to Rabat better known as the gardens city and administrative capital of Morocco. There you will visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum, father of the nowadays king, located in the esplanade of Hasan’s tower with a unique Arabic-andaluz style. You will also visit its medina, where you can be witness of the coexistence of Morocco’s 3 principal cultures: arabs, Europeans and jews.
Lodgment in Riad.

DAY 8: RABAT – CASABLANCA – MARRAKECH
After breakfast we continue our trip to Casablanca, known because one of Hollywoods most important movies named after this city. We will visit Hasan II mesquite, located at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s the highest temple of the world, and the second biggest after the Meca. Outside it has capacity for more than 80.000 people and inside for 20.000 more. Casablanca is the biggest city of Morocco as well as its port. It is considered as the economic and commerce capital of Morocco.

We arrive to Marrakech and move to the riad. Free day for last shopping.

DAY 9: MARRAKECH – AIRPORT
Move to the airport depending on flight hours.

We can adjust your trip in days and places as you wish

For Tours departing from Fez please check our schedules with us