11-Day Round Trip To Morocco Imperial Cities and Kasbahs

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What You’ll Do

  • Visit four royal cities
  • Explore the road of the 1000 Kasbahs
  • It offers an unforgettable desert experience
  • Experience the country, people , Culture and more…

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Casablanca (arrival)
They are expected in the airport by your guide and driver. For about 40 minutes drive to the hotel in the modern city. Depending on arrival time, it is possible to make first visits. With more than three million inhabitants, can measure the largest Moroccan city almost with Berlin and all of Hamburg or Munich. This is surprising, since Casablanca hundred years ago no more than 25,000 people housed. Especially the coexistence of powerful streets and skyscrapers on the one hand and the typical oriental architecture on the other hand create a very special fascinating atmosphere. The biggest attraction of Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque, which you will visit the next day with a German guide also from the inside.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes (300 km)
After breakfast you will visit the highlights of Morocco metropolis and see the waterfront, the Hassan II Mosque, the quaint quartier Habbous and the Place Mohamed the Fifth. Then drive through the highway about 85 km above the capital Rabat, where you will visit the following sights after lunch: the Royal Palace (outside) and the government district, the famous Hassan Tower, the landmark of the city, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the tomb of Merinides sultans. Then place the drive (about 160 km, highway) by a major agricultural region of Morocco to King City Meknes, which is known for its 40 km long city wall with magnificent gates. Overnight in an authentic 4 star hotel in the modern city.

Day 3: Meknes – Volubilis – Fez (95 km)
Through the Jewish Quarter takes you to the royal town of Ville Imperiale. Here lie the remains of a huge granary from the 17th century and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. On a walk through the Old Town is the place El Hedim and the famous gate of Morocco, the Bab Mansour. Then drive about 25 kilometers north of Meknes, where the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the most famous pilgrimage site of the Maghreb Mulay Idriss lie. This ruined city is probably the oldest city in the present-day Morocco, there you make an interesting walk. Then you will drive for about 2 sins through the Middle Atlas to Fez, the oldest of the four imperial cities. The city lies gently nestled in the green foothills of the Atlas. Overnight in a great Riad in the old city of Fez Jdid.

Day 4: Fes (visit)
After breakfast, depart for the castle of the South, where they have a panoramic view of the Old Town. The city is a world heritage site under UNESCO protection. Then start with your city guide, a detailed city tour. By the wonderfully decorated “Bab Boujeloud” You go to the best-preserved old town district of Morocco and visit the madrasa “Bou Inania”, the tomb of “Mulay Idriss” and Kairouine Mosque and the University of the 9th century. Here you can see the colorful souks, the tradesmen and craftsmen streets of coppersmiths, tanners, tailors, engravers and pottery. At the end of the tour in an authentic coffee you can enjoy a fresh mint tea on the Moroccan style.

Day 5: Fez – Midelt (200 km)
Today you will leave the Oriental Fes and head south through the “Switzerland” of Morocco: Irfan (ski area) and inhabited by Barbary apes cedar forests of the very scenic Middle Atlas and the interesting valley of Morocco Ziz Valley. Midelt is below a hillside of the Middle Atlas and feet of the High Atlas and is the geographic center of Morocco. Enjoy their afternoon in a beautiful Kasbah in the traditional style. A small hike in the mountains is also scheduled today (optional).

Day 6: Midelt – Rissani – Merzouga (about 270 km)
After a leisurely breakfast, drive through “Gorges du Ziz”, a bizarre canyon with oases and date palms. Then you come to the first sand dunes and beautiful oases of the country. A short visit to the former capital of Tafilalt: Sijilmassa (Rissani). After about Merzouga, the small desert oasis, which is on the edge of the largest dune area of ​​Morocco and embedded with lush palm groves, surrounded by the reddish-golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Next ride their camels in the depths of the Sahara. Enjoy the peace and space of the fantastic dunes and the romantic sunset on one of the huge dunes summit. Dinner and overnight in a typical desert environment. (Overnight in a nomad tent).

Day 7: Merzouga – Erfoud – Tineghir (200 km)
Anyone wanting to experience early in the morning the magic moment of the sunrise today is to get up early. After breakfast outdoors on the mild morning sun ride through the sand dunes back to the hotel kasbah where you can prepare for the onward journey. Today you drive through the oasis town of Erfoud where you will visit a local marble factory. Then you will find a wonderful ride through large Oasen- and Berber villages to Tineghir where the Todra Valley begins. You drive up to the imposing Todra, a narrow gorge with its 500-meter vertical drop of rocks.

Day 8: Tineghir – Dades – Ouarzazate (165 km)
Set the tour continues to the National Road N10. The route is bounded on the north by the High Atlas and the south by the famous mountain chain “Jabel Sarho”. On a section of the route The road becomes upriver on Dades along with beautiful oasis villages, date palms and Kasbahs. The river rises in the High Atlas and writhes in a deep canyon down to the impressive rock formation: Dades Gorge. Continue on the famous street of Ouarzazate, where you will discover an oasis of the valley of the roses in El Kalaa Magouna.
In the afternoon you reach Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood” of Morocco. The small town is the High Atlas in the north, the desert in the south and the large reservoir El-Mansour Eddahbi encircled the east. Here numerous international films such as “Lawrence of Arabia” or “Gladiator were filmed. The visit of these famous film studios is optional. Visit the Kasbah Taourirt (a Kasbah means built mainly of mud residential castles of Berber in southern Morocco). Dinner and overnight in a beautiful Kasbah.

Day 9: Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech (approximately 205 km)
After breakfast and on the way to Marrakech, visit the village of Ait Ben Haddou one of the greatest Kasbahs in Morocco: A beautiful example of traditional earthen architecture of Berbers who since 1987 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and served many well-known films. Continuation to Marrakech on one of the most scenic routes in Morocco, via one of the two large Atlas passes – Tizin-Tichka (2260m). With a few stops away on the afternoon the most visited city in Morocco. Guests can enjoy dinner together on the roof terrace of a restaurant.

Day 10: Marrakech (Visits)
After a leisurely breakfast, visit with your guide the modern city with its cozy Menara Gardens and impressed Majorelle Garden, then take in the Medina (old town) with its many attractions: The Koutubia mosque, the huge Jemaa el Fna (meeting of dead so called), the colorful souks with its oriental scents that Saadian tombs with the Bab Agnau the most beautiful goal of Marrakech from the bleeding time of the Almohad end 12 century. and the Bahia (beauty) palace, a former palace of the grand Vizier with wonderful oriental Decoration. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. You can relax steam bath or visit the famous Madrasa Ben Youssef with the Museum, a former palace of the Grand Vizier with wonderful oriental decoration in a traditional Hammam. Dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant in Old Town.

Day 11: Marrakech – Airport (Return)
After the Thousand and One Nights-stay in Marrakech, you will be transferred to your flight times to the airport in Marrakech.

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