This is the perfect tour for travellers who want to see the incredible Imperial Cities of Morocco and the stunning area where the Sahara desert begins. Starting in the capital city of Casablanca, the tour heads to the capital of Rabat and through the Ismailian capital of Meknes to ancient Fes, often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. After spending 2 full days in incredible Marrakesh you will then travel east towards the desert. See ancient Kasbahs, palm groves and traditional Berber villages before returning over the High Atlas mountains to Marrakesh, where the tour ends.The Morocco Imperial cities and Desert wonders tour is an excellent opportunity to experience not only the major cities it is known for but also take in the splendor of the ever-changing countryside and majestic desert.

Morocco is an exquisite land known for its potent mystique and exotic aura. Europe’s closest link to Africa, Morocco is neither European nor African. It is a rich mix of both with a flavor distinctly its own. In this tour we offer an excellent introduction to this magnificent culture and country including visits to Berber villages, palm groves, old Kasbahs and a library in Tamgroute, housing ancients manuscripts dating back to the 12th century.

For more tours to Morocco see our tours below:

Escape to the Desert Mini Tour – 4 Nights / 5 Days
Morocco Imperial Cities – 6 Nights / 7 Days – depart Costa del Sol
Morocco Gastronomic Tour – 7 Nights / 8 Days
Morocco Prestige Tour (Private tour) – 7 Nights / 8 Days

 

1

Day 1

Casablanca:
* Welcome to Mohammed V airport; you will be met by our representative and receive all your local vouchers and documents.
* Brief review of the tour during your transfer to the hotel.
* Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight
– Please note: The restaurant closes at 10:00 pm – No room service available.
2

Day 2

Casablanca – Rabat (95 km):
* Visit the economic capital of Morocco: the central market; Habous district; Royal Palace; the Mohamed V square; the residential area of Anfa and the Hassan II Mosque .
* Continue to Rabat the Administrative capital of the country.
* The City tour includes visits to the Royal Palace; (Mechouar); Oudaya Kasbah; Mohamed V mausoleum; HassanTower.
* Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
3

Day 3

Rabat – Meknes – Fez (220 km):
* Departure for Meknes and visit of the Ismalian capital; famous for its 40 km long walls.
* Visit the Bab Mansour; Royal stables and the Jewish quarter.
* Travel to the holy city of Moulay Idriss and visit the impressive ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis.
* Onward to Fez.
* Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
4

Day 4

Fez:
* The whole day is devoted to city-sightseeing of Fez; the spiritual capital of Morocco.
* See the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas; the Nejjarine fountain; Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the Karaouine mosque.
* In the afternoon visit Fez Jdid.
* Dinner and accommodation at your hotel.
5

Day 5

Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (485 km):
* Departure for Marrakesh passing by the Berber village of Immouzer du Kandar and Ifrane.
* Lunch (own expense) and a moment of relaxation in Beni Mellal one of the agricultural centers of Morocco.
* Arrive in Marrakesh during the late afternoon and check in at your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Marrakesh.
6

Day 6

Marrakesh:
* Visit historical Marrakesh: the Saadian tombs; the Bahia Palace; the Koutoubia Minaret.
* Lunch at your hotel.
* In the afternoon visit the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters.
* Overnight at your hotel.
7

Day 7

Marrakesh:
* Today is at your own leisure.
* Optional excursion to Essaouira (book direct with tour guide)
* Dinner and accommodation at your hotel.
8

Day 8

Marrakesh – Ouarzazate (180 km):
* Leave for Ouarzazate in the morning in 4 X 4 vehicles; passing through Telouet. Visit the Kasbahs of Glaoui and Ait Ben Haddou; the latter being the best preserved Kasbah in Morocco and under Unesco protection.
* Continue to Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Tiffeltout and Taouirt; a famous film studio.
* Dinner and accommodation at your hotel.
9

Day 9

Ouarzazate – Zagora (190 km):
* After breakfast leave for Taznakth; famous for its Berber carpets.
* Continue southwards to Agdz and Zagora. This road is dotted with palm groves and numerous Kasbahs; most of them falling in ruins; but some are still worth a visit.
* In Zagora visit the library of Tamgroute and the adjacent old Kasbah.
* Dinner and overnight in Zagora; or on request dinner and overnight under Berber tents in Tinfou (request must be made when booking this tour) .
10

Day 10

Zagora – Marrakesh (370 km):
* After breakfast return to Ouarzazate following the same road till Agdz and then travel through the Anti Atlas Mountains.
* Stop at noon in Ouarzazate for lunch (own expense).
* Head back to Marrakesh via the national road crossing the Tizn Tichka Pass.
* Arrive in Marrakesh.
* Dinner and overnight.
11

Day 11

Marrakesh – Departure:
* Transfer to Menara Airport in Marrakesh and check in for your onward/return flight .
* On arrival at the airport you will board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Menara Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Morocco experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Welcome & assistance at Mohamed V airport
* Accommodation based on Half Board with dinners in the respective hotels with exception on Thursday when lunch is served as per itinerary.
* Transportation in adequate AC vehicles according to number of participants + 4WD from day 7 to day 10, Marrakesh to Ouarzazate, Zagora and back.
* Multilingual tour escort /guide throughout, and local guides during city sightseeing tours
* Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program.
* Portage of luggage and tips at the hotels and restaurants

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

* Tour starts in Casablanca on Saturday
* Accommodation can be upgraded to 5* Hotels during tour (Rate on request)
* When is the best time to visit Morocco?
High Season for visitors is from March to May, and September to mid-November, when the weather is warm but not too hot. In December, it is usually warm and sunny during the day, you just need to be prepared with warm layers of clothing for the colder nights – February is also a very beautiful month, when the almond blossoms are out and there is still snow on the high mountains. During the summer months of July and August, it is much cooler in the mountains compared to the big cities, and there is often a refreshing breeze. It is worth checking the dates of Muslim religious holidays and feast days in Morocco before planning your trip. Most Moroccans are Muslim and observe Ramadan (a month of fasting from dawn till dusk). Book well in advance or avoid travelling around the religious holiday of Eid Al Hattr (or ‘La Fךte des Moutons’, the Feast of the Sheep). This is a big family celebration when many businesses are closed is fully booked as people travel to spend the feast day with their relatives.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

* Tour starts in Casablanca on Saturday
* Accommodation can be upgraded to 5* Hotels during tour (Rate on request)
* When is the best time to visit Morocco?
High Season for visitors is from March to May, and September to mid-November, when the weather is warm but not too hot. In December, it is usually warm and sunny during the day, you just need to be prepared with warm layers of clothing for the colder nights – February is also a very beautiful month, when the almond blossoms are out and there is still snow on the high mountains. During the summer months of July and August, it is much cooler in the mountains compared to the big cities, and there is often a refreshing breeze. It is worth checking the dates of Muslim religious holidays and feast days in Morocco before planning your trip. Most Moroccans are Muslim and observe Ramadan (a month of fasting from dawn till dusk). Book well in advance or avoid travelling around the religious holiday of Eid Al Hattr (or ‘La Fךte des Moutons’, the Feast of the Sheep). This is a big family celebration when many businesses are closed is fully booked as people travel to spend the feast day with their relatives.

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01 April to 15 October 2017

Morocco Bab Mansour
Morocco sign at the Tizn Tichka pass
Morocco library of Tamgroute in Zagora
Morocco kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate
Morocco Essaouira beach
Morocco Saadian tombs
Morocco Beni Mellal gardens
Morocco Nejjarine Fountain mosaic detail
Morocco Bab Mansour
Morocco Harbous district shopping stalls
Morocco Casablanca aerial view

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