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Imperial Cities and Desert Tour

Imperial Cities and Desert Tour

Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez, Erg Chebbi, Todra, Aït Ben Haddou, Marrakech and more / 10 Days

Explore the best of Morocco on this 10-day circuit, discovering its former capitals and enjoying the desert environment. Lose yourself in alleyways of ancient medinas, Saharan dunes, ancient kasbahs and mountain landscapes. Starting at €1585. <<Private and completely customizable>>

  • Includes

    The Tour of the Imperial Cities and the Desert includes:

    4×4 vehicle and private English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
    One night in Casablanca including breakfast.
    One night in Rabat including breakfast and dinner.
    Two nights in Fez including breakfast and dinner.
    One night in a superior tent in Erg Chebbi including breakfast and dinner.
    One night in Dades including breakfast and dinner.
    Three nights in Marrakech including breakfast.
    Camel ride through the dunes of Merzouga.
    Local Guides in Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakech, Kasbah Amridil and Aït Ben Haddou.
    Tickets (Casablanca: Hassan II Grand Mosque; Fez: Bou Inania Madrasa; Marrakech: Ben Youssef Madrasa and Le Jardin Secret; Skoura: Kasbah Amridil)
    Local taxes and fees.
    Travel insurance.

    How to make a reservation

  • Does not include

    The Tour of the Imperial Cities and the Desert does not include:

    Cancellation insurance (available for purchase at reservation). See price and terms here.
    Drinks (soft drinks and bottled water cost around 25 Dirhams).
    Anything not specifically mentioned here as “included in the price”.

  • Observations

    Tents are equipped with air conditioning, but they may become unusable during inclement weather, particularly in the case of sandstorms.
    Main monuments of Meknes are being restored, and access to their interiors is not possible at this time.
    Citizens of the EU need a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months
    Other nationalities: valid passport (check visas)

  • Price

    This is a private tour and the cost varies based on how many people are in your party (prices below are per person for a double room):









    High season supplement

    + €395/495


    B Category (Premium):
    Casablanca: Hotel Barcelo Anfa 5*
    Rabat: Riad Kalaa
    Fez: Riad Salam Fes
    Merzouga: Oasis Luxury Camp
    Dades: Aubergue Chez Pierre
    Marrakech: Riad Wow

    A Category (Luxury):
    Casablanca: Hotel Art Place Suites & Spa
    Rabat: La Tour Hassan 5*
    Fez: Riad El Amine
    Merzouga: Oasis Luxury Camp – Suite tent
    Skoura: Ksar el Kebbaba
    Marrakech: Art Place Hotel & Ryad

    High season: March, April, May, October and December.
    Triple rooms are usually double rooms with an extra bed (cot).
    Accommodations specifically mentioned except in exceptional cases where we will stay in similar accommodations.
    Prices are valid until 31 December 2024.


Imperial Cities and Desert Tour
>> Daily departures <<

Day 1
Starting Point · Casablanca

Arrival at the Casablanca airport (flight arranged by the traveler), private pick-up and transfer to our accommodations.

Day 2
Casablanca · Rabat

Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the city, including the United Nations Square, the Anfa neighborhood and the Hassan II Grand Mosque (entrance fee and tour included).

Continue to Rabat. Upon arrival, we see the exterior of the Royal Palace, the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and finish with a walk through the Kasbah of the Udayas.

Arrival at our accommodations. Dinner included.

Day 3
Rabat · Meknes · Fez

Breakfast and check-out. Departure to Fez, making a stop in Meknes. Upon arrival, we enjoy a panoramic view where we can contemplate the 40 kilometers of walls that surround and protect this imperial city, leading to the iconic Bab Al Mansour, the largest gate in Morocco and North Africa.

Free time for lunch (on behalf of the traveler).

Head to Fez. Dinner included.

Day 4

Breakfast. Today we see the oldest of the imperial cities, starting with a panoramic visit from the lookout, where we see both the modern and the old city. We continue visiting the modern area, appreciating places such as the gates of the Royal Palace, the Bab Jeloud or the Jewish Quarter.

Once the contemporary zone is finished, we walk the medina of Fez on foot, like a journey through time. We see the ancient madrassa of Bou Inania, as well as the districts of the different artisans: goldsmiths, carpenters, loom workers, ending in the famous tanneries.

Afternoon free. Dinner included.

Day 5
Fez · Ifrane · Erg Chebbi

Breakfast. On this day the country’s contrasts are evident, since in the course of a single morning we go from the snowy white highlands to the orangish hue of the dunes of the Sahara.

We make our first stop in Ifrane, where we see why this city is known as the Moroccan Switzerland. Optional lunch en route and head to Merzouga.

Camel ride to the air-conditioned tent camp in Erg Chebbi, where our luggage has been transported in a 4×4 vehicle. We enjoy a starry night and an authentic Berber dinner.

Day 6
Erg Chebbi · Todra · Dades

Early risers can enjoy the desert sunrise. After breakfast we head back to the vehicle.

Head to the Dades Valley, on the way we tour the Palm Grove and the Todgha Gorges, a more than 300 meter high gorge wall created over time by natural erosion.

Arrival at the accommodations in Dades and dinner.

Day 7
Dades · Aït Ben Haddou · Marrakech

Breakfast. Today’s first stop is the Dadès Gorges, also known as Monkey Fingers or Atlas Brain, an abrupt landscape filled with impressive rock formations and ravines.

Next we see the Valley of the Roses, a beautiful place known for the cultivation and manufacture of the rose of Damascus.

Then we continue through the Palm Grove of Skoura, with its charming little nooks, its small villages, and its orchards and olive groves hidden under the palm trees. Here we visit the well-preserved Kasbah Amridil, where ancient tools of daily life dating back hundreds of centuries are on display.

Later we visit Aït Ben Haddou, a World Heritage site and one of the best ksars because of its exceptional state of conservation and being a setting for famous films (Gladiator, The Mummy and Babel among others). Head to Marrakech.

Day 8

Breakfast. Beginning of the visit to Marrakech, starting with the outside of the Koutoubia Mosque. Later, we arrive at the semi-old part of the city. We visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa, an ancient Islamic school where elegance and attention to detail go hand in hand.

Then we take a walking tour through the medina, the old part of the city. We see firsthand the different neighborhoods of artisans, as well as the souks and markets that the medina houses. We also visit the Jemaa el-Fnaa square, the main focus of the city and where acrobats, storytellers, juice vendors, musicians and other merchants and artists transform this space into a living spectacle.

Finally we discover Le Jardin Secret, a city oasis that features both an Islamic garden and an exotic garden with over 80 diverse plant species.

Afternoon free.

Day 9

Breakfast. Free day with the possibility of optional excursions (see here the excursions available from Marrakech).

Day 10
Marrakech · Casablanca · Return

Breakfast and check-out. At the agreed time (about 7 hours before departure), private pick up and transfer to Casablanca airport. Arrival and end of our services.

Please don’t hesitate to inquire about any adjustment you want to make to this itinerary (number of days, places to visit, departure location, etc.).

Places we visit during the Imperial Cities and Desert tour:
Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez, Erfoud, Erg Chebbi, Todra, Dades, Aït Ben Haddou and Marrakech

1.5 = an hour and a half
Approximate time

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