Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert

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Duration: 9 Days

Morocco travels where your Berber driver/guide takes you on Ecotourism travels throughout Morocco!! Kasbah trails towards the Sahara Desert; The Imperial cities of Morocco; Berber villages; Atlas Mountains; Atlantic Coastal beaches. Experience the contrasting yet similar Gracious Hospitality in luxurious Arabic surroundings – restored palaces called RYADS to a humble welcome in our Moroccan Berber Desert adobe home sharing Couscous and homemade bread and sleeping in Nomad Tents (KHAIMAS).

ITINERARY

Day 1: Casablanca Airport to Rabat

CASABLANCA – RABAT

Your Berber driver/guide will meet you at the airport, tour Casablanca, travel to Rabat- Imperial City and present day capital of Morocco, to a Restored Palace (ryad) in Rabat with dinner.

Day 2: Rabat - Fez

RABAT to FEZ

Tour Rabat and travel to Meknes-the youngest Imperial City in Morocco. Visit Volubilis, 27 b.c. Roman Ruins before traveling on to Fes to your Ryad. A Folklore Show with Multi-course Moroccan Dinner is included this evening where you meet your official guide to plan your tour of Fes the next day.

Day 3: Visit of Fez

FEZ

Tour Fez with Official Guide. Dinner at Ryad.

Day 4: Fez to Merzouga

FEZ to MERZOUGA

Travel to Merzouga to Haven La Chance Desert Hotel, by the sand dunes. Passing through Ifrane, Atlas Mountains Ziz Valley. In the cedar forests of Azrou, feed apples and peanuts to the Barbary Apes in their natural environment. Sleep in tents or in hotel rooms or on the terrace of hotel. All meals included in desert.

Day 5: Visit of Merzouga

MERZOUGA SAND DUNES

Visiting Berber village of Merzouga and lunch with our Berber family. Leave for camel excursion in afternoon and spend the night in the sand dunes under the stars. Campfire Dinner.

Day 6: Merzouga to Ouarzazate via Gorges du Todra Canyons

MERZOUGA to OUARZAZATE

Pass through Rissani, Berber villages as you travel to Todra Gorge for lunch. Perhaps hike here. Ryad in Ouarzazate with Dinner.

Day 7: Ouarzazate - Marrakesh

OUARZAZATE to MARRAKESH

Travel through the Kasbah Trail and High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Ryad with Dinner.

Day 8: Visit of Marrakesh

MARRAKESH

Tour Marrakech. Medinas and Museums, Gardens with your official guide.. “Fantasia” Berber Horseman Show with Dinner

Day 9: Marrakesh Airport

MARRAKESH

Your driver/guide escorts you to Marrakech airport for your departure.

Tour Details

We prefer using ryads that are restored places whenever possible and 4* hotels unless only moderate, clean ones are available. Continental or Buffet Breakfasts and 8 Dinners plus all meals in the Desert are included.

Transportation is a new comfortable 4 x 4 or SUV vehicle with an English-speaking driver who is your overall guide throughout the trip. He meets you at the airport and escorts you throughout your tour. There are local official guides in Fes and Marrakech, and our Berber family and friends in the desert.

Included are Entrance Fees to Kasbahs, Historic Sites, Museums and Mosques; Overnight Desert Camel excursion; Dinner/Folklore Shows in Fes and Marrakech. Not included are tips, alcoholic drinks or travel insurance that is required.

PRICE: 1270€

(Each in groups of six adults)