9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat

9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat

9 Days / 8 nights
4x4 / minivan
Tour Type:
Cultural Tour, Desert Tours
Group size:
2 /20
Riads - Hotels - Desert Camp
English, Spanish

9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat: Experience the Sahara Desert, Chefchaouen, Marrakech, Rabat & spend overnight in a Desert Camp


Highlights: 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat

→ Over night in a Superior Camp in the Sahara Desert → Camel trekking in the dunes of Erg Chebbi → Fes City Tour with a local guide → Marrakech City Tour with a local guide → Visit of the Ait ben Haddou Kasbah
→ Dades Valley and Todra Gorges → Visit of the blue city - Chefchaouen → Visit of Casablanca & Rabat

Schedule: 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat










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Tour Overview: 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat

Enjoy a Morocco trip full of culture, nature and the magical atmosphere of the southern Morocco with our 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat. Explore the mystical medinas of Rabat, Fes, Chefchaouen & Marrakech. Live the thousand & one night experience in the desert of Merzouga, spend an unforgettable starry night in a Berber desert camp and enjoy a memorable camel ride through the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi.

Itinerary : 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat

DAY 1: Arrival in Rabat.

Our 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat begins with pickup at the airport by our guide and transfer to a charming riad very well located in the medina of Rabat. Depending on the time of arrival, possibility of sightseeing.
Accommodation in a charming riad with breakfast.

DAY 2: Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech.

Begin an unforgettable journey through Morocco's vibrant cities. After savoring a delicious breakfast at your hotel/riad in Rabat, you'll be treated to a captivating tour of the city. Explore the opulent Royal Palace, pay your respects at the Mohamed V Mausoleum, and stand in awe of the majestic Hassan Tower. But the adventure doesn't stop there. Next, you'll set your sights on Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, a thriving hub of commerce and industry. Here, you'll have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, an architectural wonder rising from the Atlantic Ocean's edge. The journey continues as you head to Marrakech, traveling on a scenic highway that promises even more enchanting experiences. Get ready to be spellbound by the magic of Morocco.

Accommodation in a charming riad in the medina of Marrakech with breakfast.

DAY 3: Guided tour of Marrakech - Free afternoon.

This is your discovery day to the famous city of Marrakech, also called the Red City, you will experience Marrakech city tour with your private local guide who will meet you in the morning at your riad to agree on the day's visit possibilities. You will immerse yourself in the authentic souks, the markets that have provided Marrakesh with all their needs for over a thousand years. Vibrant colors, rich scents, music, cats, djellaba dealers, pottery, teapots, leather, looms, slippers, whatever your image of the exotic, you'll find it in Marrakech.

Free afternoon.

Accommodation in a charming riad in the medina of Marrakech with breakfast.

DAY 4: Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Skoura - Dades Gorges.

After breakfast, early in the morning (8:00 am – 9:00 am) we start this 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour toward the High Atlas Mountains. We will cross the Tizi N’Tichka pass (the highest mountain pass in North Africa at 2260m). There will be stops along the way with panoramic views for spectacular photos. On the way, we will visit a local argan oil cooperative, where we will learn about the production process and the countless benefits it has for the human body (optional).
We will continue to the south, to the village & Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit its Kasbah (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In this spectacular natural setting, famous films such as Gladiator or Jewel of the Nile were filmed... Lunch on the way and we will continue to the city of Ouarzazate, considered the gateway to the great sahara desert.
We will visit the film studios of Ouarzazate, which are very popular with filmmakers. A number of films have been shot here, including Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Mummy, The Gladiator, Sahara, Alexander the Great and Heaven Protecting, among many others. One of the most famous series of all time has also passed through here: Game of Thrones. Then the next stop will be in the village of Skoura, located in the heart of a Palm Valley, where you can enjoy a small walk through the vast and labyrinthine oasis, whose lush vegetation envelops beautiful secret kasbahs, you can also visit the Kasbah of Amerdil. From here we will continue through the Valley of Roses and the Dades Gorge where we will spend the night.
Accommodation in a riad kasbah on half-board (dinner and breakfast the next day).

DAY 5 : Dades Gorges - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga.

After breakfast, we will continue around Boumalne Dades, where there is a road marked by kasbahs (fortresses or castles) and ksour, where the landscape is ochre, red and mauve. All around us we will find stony plateaus where dromedaries graze. After a journey full of ksour, oases and palm trees we will arrive in Tinghir (home to the spectacular Todra Gorges) perched at an altitude of 1,350 m and surrounded by a palm grove. Free time to walk in the gorges. Next we continue our trip to Erfoud, a city of fossils, where we can see the quarries where they are mined and learn how they are then processed to give them different shapes and uses. Finally arrive in Merzouga, facing the high dunes of Erg Chebbi. we will ride camels that will take us into the desert to enjoy the beautiful sunset with its  spectacular colors on the sand. This night will be special as we sleep in a Berber camp. Here we will enjoy a wonderful dinner, music and a beautiful starry sky.

Accommodation on half board in a Berber Camp (dinner and breakfast the next day).

DAY 6: Merzouga - Ziz Valley - Midelt - Ifrane - Fes.

the fourth day of our Moroccan Adventure starts in the morning, we will comeback with our camels to take the vehicle, we leave for Rissani, Morocco's first imperial city, then we pass again through Erfous & through the Ziz Valley with its panoramic views of palm groves and gorges, We return to the Atlas to cross it again, but this time through the port of Tizi-n-Talghomt, we arrive at Midelt where we will have lunch, after this break, we will continue to the Azrou forest where we will find the famous native monkeys living in the wild. We continue our journey to Ifrane or Moroccan Switzerland. Visit of the same then we continue our way to the city of Fes, where we will arrive in the afternoon.

Accommodation in Riad in the medina of Fes on a bed and breakfast.

DAY 7: Fes. Guided tour of Fes.

After breakfast, we will make a tour of the old city of Fes and its medina one of the famous Imperial Cities of Morocco, the largest and most famous medina in the Arab world, we pass through the Jewish quarter, entering through the Boujloud Bab, the most famous gateway that leads us to Dar Batha, visit Bou Inania, the madrasas or the Koranic school of Fes. The tour continues through the Suke Chouara tannery to discover the fascinating process of leather making. Then we will pass by the Karaouiyine Mosque, founded in the 9th century.

Accommodation in Riad in the medina of Fes with breakfast.

DAY 8: Fez - Meknes - Volubilis - Chefchaouen.

In the morning we depart to Chefchaouen, on the way we will pass through Meknes and head to visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis; an ancient Roman city.
In the afternoon we will arrive at the city known as the Blue Pearl Chefchaouen in northern Morocco.

Accommodation in Riad in the medina of Chefchaouen with breakfast.

DAY 9.- Chefchaouen - Rabat.

In the morning, departure for Rabat, Your 8 days tour from Casablanca to Chefchaouen & Desert Sahara will end today. Transfer to your hotel in Rabat or the airport (4/5 hours from Rabat) and end of our services.

Included : 9 days Imperial Cities and the desert Tour from Rabat

  • Private vehicle in comfortable 4x4/minivan with heating/air conditioning.
  • English-speaking driver at your disposal throughout the tour.
  • Fuel.
  • Accommodation in Riad in Rabat with breakfast.
  • Accommodation in Riad in Marrakech with breakfast (2 nights).
  • Accommodation in Kasbahs in Dades with half board (dinner and breakfast).
  • Accommodation in bivouacs/upper Berber camp in Merzouga desert with half board (dinner and breakfast).
  • Accommodation in Riad in Fez with breakfast (2 nights).
  • Accommodation in Riad in Chefchaouen with breakfast.
  • Dromedary ride to/from camp.
  • Guided tour of Fes with official local guide.
  • Guided tour of Marrakech with official local guide.
  • Pick up and transfer to Rabat airport.

Not included:

  • Midday meals.
  • Drinks.
  • Dinner in Marrakech, Fez, Chefchaouen and Rabat.
  • Entrance fees to monuments and personal expenses.