Morocco Imperial Cities with Desert Taste Tour

from $1359
Duration
Duration:
9 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday from Casablanca
Overview

This Morocco imperial cities and desert tour will take you to explore the famous Imperial Cities and Morocco Desert on this unforgettable 9 days adventure visiting Rabat, Fez, Atlas Mountains before traveling south to Marrakech, the desert in Ouarzazate and more!

Included
  • Arrival: Meet and assist by our representatives at airports.
  • Transportation: All airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation: 01 night in Rabat with bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation: 02 nights in Fez with bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation: 01 night in Merzouga with bed, dinner, and breakfast.
  • Accommodation: 01 night in Ouarzazate with bed, dinner, and breakfast.
  • Accommodation: 03 nights in Marrakech with bed and breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Local English speaking guides in Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Fez, and Marrakech.
  • Monuments: Panoramic visits of Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Camel Ride in the desert.
  • Transporation: 4X4 transfers to the desert of Merzouga.
  • Monuments: admission fees as per the itinerary.
  • Daily Mineral bottled water in the car.
  • Service charges and local taxes.
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Morocco Entry Visa
  • Meal or drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping  
  • Optional activities
Itinerary
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Day 1 : Arrival to Casablanca - Transfer to Rabat

As you land in Casablanca, our local driver guide will welcome you in front of gate 2 outside the airport. You will drive up north to Rabat, capital of Morocco; you will be taken to check-in at your hotel where you will be spending the night.

Overnight in: Rabat.

Day 2: Rabat - Meknes -Volubilis - Fez 

After breakfast, be prepared for a guided tour of Rabat, it will revolve around uncovering the history of Rabat. The tour includes a visit to Chellah and Kasbah Ouddaya. Free time afterward to stroll around the souks and bazaars in the old medina of Rabat. Then, continue to “Café Maure”, on the bank of Bouregrag River, to enjoy a Moroccan Tea time with mint tea alongside some Moroccan goodies like: “Kaab Ghazal” and “Ghariba”.

Then we will head to Fez. En route, we will be making a stop by Volubilis and Meknes. The archeological site of Volubilis is listed by the UNESCO as a worldwide heritage. A specialized guide will walk you around the remains of the Roman and Berber cultures that once occupied it. Afterward, the trip will continue to the Imperial City of Meknes, one of Morocco’s lesser-visited. It was built by Moulay Ismail and was conceived to be the ‘Versailles of Morocco’. Once you meet your local guide, you’ll be able to visit the famed gate of Bab El Mansour, and Lhri. These sites are the main beating veins of the city. We will then continue our way to Fez.

The more to know: Kaab Ghazal means in Arabic the hoof of the dear, and along with Ghariba and Mint Tea are symbols of Moroccan hospitality.
Overnight in: Fez.
Meals: Breakfast, Tea break.
Local experience: Café Maure Overlooking Abouregrag River.

Day 3: Fez Exploration day

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 like Bou-Inania and AttarinMedersa, the tanners, Ess-Seffarine Square, Moulay Idris's tomb, El-Nejjarine square, and the cabinet makers’ souk, the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. In your schedule, you will have a pottery workshop with a pottery master so that you get to have a full Moroccan experience. After lunch at a local restaurant, you are free to either choose to go back to your hotel or stroll in the narrow alley of the old town on your own. Fez is a rich city; therefore we encourage you to take the day to discover it

The more you know: each October Fez held one or the largest and well known Sufi festivals with performers from around the world

Overnight in: Fez.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Local Experience: Pottery workshops.

Day 4: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga 

After breakfast, we will be heading towards Erfoud through Ifran and Midelt. Erfoud will be our gateway to majestic Moroccan Sahara. it is well known among archeologist due to fossil dating back to hundreds of years. Upon arrival, you will head off for a once lifetime time Adventure drive in 4-wheel vehicles across the barren and sand dunes. Enjoy the beautiful sunset along the way to the camp in Merzouga


The more you know: Erfoud is well known for “Medfouna” which translate to the buried. It is a Berber calzone filled with meat. Do not mess it! catch a flight back home.

Overnight in: Merzouga.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Local Experience: The desert camp.

Day 5: Merzouga - Erfoud - Ouarzazate

Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the dunes on the back of a camel. Then travel today between Erfoud and Ouarzazate with English speaking driver. En-route, stop in the Todra Gorge, These gorges are located just southwest of Tinerhir and some 110 km (65 miles) from Ouarzazate. After some stunning photos, you will continue the drive to Ouarzazate. Before reaching there, you will make a stop in Skoura - one of Morocco's beautiful oases. At first glance from the road, it resembles a sort of thin, long, oasis but if you have a chance to explore it, you will notice it is rather large and impressive.


Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Overnight: Ouarzazate.
Local experience: Camel ride.

Day 6 : Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

After Breakfast, meet your driver guide in front of the hotel because ….
“Lights, Camera, Action!”
“Rolling picture”
“CUT”


Here are some of our favorite catchphrases that maybe we do not get to say. However, today you’ll have the chance to visit the Atlas studios home of some of the world’s most loved films and series like the Mummy, Gladiator, Asterix and Obelicx and of course “ embrace yourself “ Game of Thrones. So make the best of it. En route enjoy the dramatic Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass and Ait Ben Haddou – the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Once arrival Marrakech, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace or relax at your hotel


Overnight in: Marrakech.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7: Marrakech Tour

Today you will get the chance to wake up and live Marrakech, a dream of many, so be sure to make the best of it. After your breakfast, our local guide and driver guide will be waiting for you to start a guided city tour of the “Ochre City”. We will visit first 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 afterward to the Koutobia Mosque and through the Jewish quarter called Mallah. After lunch at a local restaurant, finish your visit with a carriage ride or “Koutchi” to Jamaa El Fnaa.

The more you know: Marrakesh is known for being holy, Moroccans call it “the land of the seven men” who were huge religion and Sufi scholars that gave their lives for knowledge and worship

Overnight: in Marrakech.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
Local experience: Kotchi(Horse Carriage Tour)

Day 8: Get your own Marrakech Adventure 

Breakfast, then Free day in Marrakech. Because all good stories start with a lot of courage, today you get a free day at Marrakech to discover it on your own and have one of those fascinating “once in Marrakech ….’’ Stories
Overnight : In Marrakech.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 9:  Marrakech - Casablanca 

Wake up and enjoy a lovely 8: at your hotel before heading to Casablanca to catch a flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast.

Prices
Silver Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 1359 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 1681 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2985 One Person Traveling Alone
$ 269 Single Occupancy Supplement
Golden Accommodation

Prices
Price
$ 1557 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 1879 Per Person In Double Room
$ 3242 One Person Travelling Alone
$ 450 Single Occupancy Supplement
Diamond Accommodation

Prices
Price
$ 2228 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 2548 Per Person In Double Room
$ 4276 One Person Travelling Alone
$ 861 Single Occupancy Supplement
Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip, and are valid until March 31, 2021. 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 chil

Payment Policy

We are offering you to pay a low down payment of just 10% to keep your place on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid only two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour guide. This will give you the chance to book your tour with no risk or any loss.

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.

Flexible cancellation policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. In the event that this happens, we will be refunding you the amount paid in full. Here at Memphis Tours we prioritize your well-being and safety above anything else and aim that our cancellation policy reflect that.

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