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Imperial Cities and Desert Tour from Casablanca (9 Days)

9 Days trip from Casablanca to Marrakech

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Enjoy in Morocco on a 9-day Imperial Cities and Desert Tour from Casablanca! Traveling across Morocco, this tour is blending history, culture, and amazing landscapes. Explore Casablanca’s modernity, visit Rabat’s UNESCO sites, and delve into the historical wonders of Meknes, Volubilis, and Fez. Traverse Ifrane, Azrou, and Erfoud for unique encounters and a surreal desert landscape. Experience the magic of Erg Chebbi Desert, enjoy desert activities, and spend the night at a camp among the dunes. Drive through the stunning Dades and Todra Gorges, explore Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, and Telouet, and descend the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Live the vibrant energy of Marrakech before concluding your journey with a traditional relaxing hammam.

Day 1: Casablanca to Rabat

Kick off your journey in vibrant city of Casablanca, visiting the grand Hassan II Mosque—the largest in Africa. Take in the blend of contemporary life and traditional charm before heading to Rabat, the modern capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore historical gems like Chellah and Kasbah of the Udayas before settling into a charming riad within the ancient Medina.

Day 2: Meknes, Volubilis, and Fez

Visit Meknes, once the capital under Moulay Ismail, and discover the grandeur of the Bab Mansour Gate and the intricate Dar El Makhzen Palace. Explore the UNESCO-listed site Volubilis, an ancient Roman city dating back to the third century BC. Continue your journey to the enchanting city of Fes (Fez), where you’ll dine and rest in a Medina riad, immersing yourself in the city’s mystique.

Day 3: Fez

Experience the wonder of Fez, the capital of the Idrisid dynasty, with its vast car-free medina. Navigate the labyrinthine alleyways with a local guide, delving into the sights, sounds, and rich history. Visit Al-Qarawiyyin, the world’s oldest continuously operating university, and lose yourself in the bustling markets, where merchants and craftsmen offer a sensory overload of wares.

Day 4: Ifrane, Azrou, Erfoud

Embark on a scenic drive through cedar forests to Ifrane, a European-Switzerland-style village known for its Alpine climate. Pass through Azrou, surrounded by mountains and inhabited by Barbary macaques, creating a unique interaction with visitors. Arrive in Erfoud, an oasis village with a surreal Mars-like landscape. Relax in a kasbah before or after a traditional Moroccan dinner.

Day 5: Erg Chebbi Desert

Witness the magic of Khamlia, and experience traditional Gnawa music and dance. Glaze at the sea of sand dunes in the Sahara, engaging in activities such as quad biking and sand dune boarding. Reach desert camp for dinner and a sunset in complete solitude, far away from the chatter of the outside world.

Day 6: The Dades and Todra Gorge

Enjoy a scenic drive through Rissani to Tinghir, a city nestled at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Explore the scenic Dades Gorge, known for its unusual geological formations, and the spectacular Todra Gorge, one of the most stunning canyons in the world. Spend the evening in a local guesthouse near one of the gorges or in Skoura’s palm grove.

Day 7: Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou, Telouet

Head to Ouarzazate, “The Door of the Desert,” and visit Atlas Studios, one of the largest movie studios globally, known for its role in TV successes such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Game of Thrones”. Explore Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and tour the Kasbah du Pacha el Glaoui in Telouet. Descend the Atlas Mountains towards Marrakech, witnessing a fascinating contrast of environments.

Day 8 and 9: Marrakech – conclude your Imperial Cities and Desert Tour from Casablanca

Explore Marrakech, the “Red City,” with its bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square, beautiful Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and blue Jardin Majorelle. Immerse yourself in the vibrant market and enchanting gardens, capturing the essence of this imperial city. Delight in the diverse array of experiences that Marrakech has to offer.
Consider a rejuvenating visit to a traditional hammam before concluding your incredible journey. Reflect on the memories and experiences crafted during this Morocco Imperial Cities and Desert Tour, a unique blend of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes that make Morocco a captivating destination.

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