Imperial Cities and Desert Tour

from $1499
Duration
Duration:
9 Days
Type
Type:
Small Group Tour "10 Persons"
Run
Run:
Selected Dates
Overview

Explore the famous Imperial Cities and the beautiful Moroccan desert with this unforgettable 10-day package. Visit the great cities of Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech. Then visit small desert villages and ancient Berber kasbahs in the Atlas mountains. This trip includes every aspect of Morocco, the modern cities, the ancient culture, the majestic natural landscapes, and so much more.

Included
  • Meet and greet service by an English-speaking driver at the airport.
  • Transportation with an adequate deluxe vehicle with English Driver.
  • 8 Nights’ accommodation on Half Board basis in the above hotels.
  • Local English-speaking guide in Imperial Cities (Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech)
  • Monuments admissions as per the itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.
Excluded
  • International flights.
  • Morocco Visa.
  • Hassan II Mosque interior visit (15 USD per person ).
  • Personal spending, Tipping, optional activities or extra not mentioned in the itinerary. 

 

Note: The night of Dades can be changed to Ouarzazate upon availability.

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival to Mohamed V Airport - Transfer to Casablanca (33 km)

Memphis Tours driver will meet you at Mohamed V Airport to escort you to your hotel in Casablanca.
Overnight in Casablanca.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes – Fez (310 Km)

After having breakfast in your hotel, departure to Rabat. Once arrived, you will have a tour of the Royal city of Rabat including the Royal Mausoleum, Hassan tower, the ancient necropolis site of Chellah and the fortress of Oudayas. After lunch (optional), departure to Meknes, visit the Royal Stables, Bab El Mansour and Jewish Quarter before to continue to Fez through the holy town of Moulay Idriss and the Roman Ruins of Volubilis. Overnight in Fez.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Fez Half Day Tour

After breakfast, start your guided city tour of Fez, once the capital of the kingdom before 1912. Your visit today will revolve around exploring Fez the Medina which is a World Heritage Site, according to the UNESCO, and it was founded in the 9th century and it is home to the world's oldest university.
Your local guide will show you around the major sites as of the Bou-Inania and Attarin Medersa, the tanners, Ess-Seffarine Square, Moulay Driss tomb, El-Nejjarine square, and the cabinet makers’ souk, the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. In your schedule, you will visit a pottery factory so that you get to have a full insight about Fez culture. After (optional) lunch at a local restaurant, you are free to either choose to go back to your hotel or stroll in the narrow alleys of the old town on your own.
Overnight in Fez.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Fez - Ifrane - Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (495 km)

After breakfast, departure to the ocher city of Marrakesh through the high Mountains of the Middle Atlas, passing by Ifrane and the Berber village of Imouzzer Kandar, on the road, you can enjoy several colonies of Macaque monkeys. Lunch (Optional) at Beni Mellal before to continue to Marrakech.
Overnight in Marrakesh.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Marrakech Exploration Day

Today you will get the chance to wake up and live Marrakesh, a dream of many, so be sure to make the best of it. After your breakfast your local guide and driver guide will be waiting for you to start a guided city tour of the “Ochre City”. We will visit first thing in the morning the Majorelle Garden which was named after the French painter, Jacques Majorelle who dedicated a lot of effort and passion to this art piece. After Majorelle let’s continue after it to Menara and though the name in Arabic translates to “lighthouse”, it is actually a pavilion with a basin and a garden of orchards and olive groves. We will be heading afterwards to the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace and through the Jewish quarter called Mallah. After

Optional lunch at a local restaurant, finish your visit to Jamaa El Fna and by visiting the souks and handicrafts quarters.
Overnight in Marrakesh.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Erfoud – Merzouga (550 Km, 8 hours’ drive)

Morning pick up from your preferred location in Marrakech and departure to Erfoud via Ouarzazate and the Atlas Mountains and its highest pass Tizin Tichka (2260 m). Ouarzazate was built in 1928 and is now, among other things, the starting point for trips into Southern Morocco. However, this stop over town is now a destination in its own. Optional lunch in Ouarzazate before heading off to Erfoud. Once arrived to Erfoud, you will go by 4X4 car to the deep desert of Merzouga.
Dinner and overnight under nomadic tent in the desert.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Merzouga – Erfoud -Todra Gorges – Dadès

Get up early in the morning and go on camelbacks to enjoy the sunny sunrise in the desert. Return to your desert camp for breakfast and then, way back to Erfoud by 4X4 car. Meet your driver in Erfoud and head off to dadès via Tinghir and the famous Todra gorges. Todra Gorges, 300 meters high and one of the most impressive Moroccan sites. The Todra Gorge is one of the premier climbing and trekking destinations in Morocco with high walls offering hundreds of routes of sport and multi-pitch climbing. Take some free time here to enjoy this sumptuous site and then continue south west to the city of Bomalen Dades to see its
beautiful Kasbahs with a panoramic view of the Valley and the Mountains beyond. Once arrived, check-in and free time to rest. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Dadès – Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

Breakfast at your hotel and drive back to Marrakech via the breathtaking Ksar of Aït Benhaddou.The magnificent Kasbah Ait Benhaddou proves this point. Unesco has recognized this district with its ochre adobe buildings as a World Heritage of Humanity Site. Several famous movies were shot there such as Laurence of Arabia, Gladiator and much more. Optional lunch and continuation to Marrakech. Drop off at your preferred location in Marrakech.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Marrakech - Final Departure

Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport for the departure flight.

Prices

Dates:

 

  • 04th and 18th of January 2020.
  • 1st, 15th and 29 of February 2020.
  • 14th and 28 of March 2020.
  • 11th and 25th of April 2020.
  • 09, 23rd of May 2020.
  • 06 and 20 of June 2020.
  • 04 and 18th of July 2020.
  • 1st, 15th and 29 of August 2020.
  • 12 and 26 of September 2020.
  • 10 and 24th of October 2020
Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip with minimum 2 Person and are valid until October 31, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

Children Policy
  • From 0 to 1.99 years : free of charge.
  • Between 2 and 11.99 years : pay 50% of adult rate.
  • From 12 years is considered as adult person and pay same rate of adult.

Notes 
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents.
If your tour includes airfare, ferry boat or train tickets, an extra supplement will be applicable to the child.

Payment Policy

Reservations should be made as early as possible to guarantee your Morocco tour availability. Your booking will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 50% of your trip price. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit card, wire transfer, or Western Union, and the balance of payment to be paid one week before tour start date.

Morocco Entry Visa

You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Morocco and you can obtain a visa from Morocco Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival in Morocco airports against USD 27 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

Some nationalities don’t need a visa to visit Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months such as United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland. For more info and details on entry visa to Morocco please check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy at your country.

Tipping

Tipping for a job well done is customary in Morocco, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.

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