Imperial Cities and Sahara – 11 days round trip

  • Round trip as described
  • in the comfortable SUV 4x4, or minibus
  • Riads, Kasbahs, 3-4 Star Hotels
  • in a double room with bath or shower with WC
  • Single room with surcharge
  • Overnight with breakfast and dinner with 1 soft drink.
  • German tour guide and personal attention before and during your trip.

Day 1   Marrakesch

Your chauffeur will be waiting for you at Marrakech Menara airport and will take you to your accommodation in the Medina. The rest of the day you have time to make your own explorations. Marhaba – Welcome in Morocco.

Day 2 – Marrakesch sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast you will be picked up at your Riad and we will visit Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Mosque, Djemaa El Fnaa, as well as some of the famous souks with a mix of oriental scents. You will visit the most magnificent gate in front of Marrakech, the 12th-century Bab Agnau and the Bahia Palace. A palace of a former Grand Vizier with beautiful decorations. Jardin Majorelle, created by Yves Saint Laurent and you have the opportunity to visit the designer’s adjoining museum. The rest of the time you have at leisure. How about a visit to the Hammam?

Day 3 Casablanka – Rabat

After breakfast enjoy the varied landscape to Casablanka. The city is the center of the economy and at the same time the largest city in Morocco. You will visit the famous mosque Hassan II (the inside tour is with guide and not included). The mosque is built on cliffs into the sea.
Continue to the capital Rabat. You will visit the Oudaya Kasbah with its imposing city wall, one of the most important buildings of Almahaden time. The mausoleum of King Mohamed V with the imposing Hassan Tower and the gardens of the Royal Palace. Overnight in a beautiful middle class accommodation.

Day 4 Meknes – Volubilis – Fez

You will be picked up after breakfast at your accommodation in Rabat and there are fertile fields passing us, on the way to Meknes. The royal city is known for its 40 km long city wall with magnificent city gates. Explore the sights of the medina with a guide. Then we drive to the Roman ruined city of Volubilis, the oldest city in present-day Morocco, where you can make an interesting visit. Continue to the most famous pilgrimage site of the Maghreb, Mulay Idriss. Then we drive to Fes, the oldest royal city. You stay here twice in a great Riad.

Day 5   Fez

Today you will make a city tour with your guide. Fes is a World Heritage Site and is under the protection of UNESCO. The Bab Boujeloud will take you to the best preserved medina in Morocco and visit the tombs of Mulay Idriss, Kairouine Mosque, Bou Inania and a 9th century college. Your driver will take you to the “Mountain of the South”, where you will have an indescribable view over the city. In the colorful souks and artisan lanes you will see tailors, potters, coppersmiths and other crafts.

Day 6   Midelt

After breakfast we leave Fez and head south to the area of Ifran, Morocco’s ski resorts. Ifran with its European touch is also referred to as Switzerland of Morocco. The Barbary apes, which inhabit the cedar forests, are at times very trusting. However, caution is advised, it should have disappeared so many treats from pockets. The central atlas with its cedar forests is a very scenic area. Midelt is considered the geographical center of Morocco. Optionally, a walk is planned here.

Day 7   Rissani – Merzouga

After a relaxed breakfast we leave Midelt and drive through Gorges du Ziz, a ravine with date palms and oases. Then you will see the first sand dunes and beautiful oases. A visit to Rissani can not be avoided. Then Merzouga, the small oasis on the edge of the Erg Chebbi. The largest dune area of Morocco with green palm groves and surrounded by reddish golden sand dunes, the Erg Chebbi. With dromedaries you ride through the sand dunes. Enjoy the expanse of the dunes and the colorful sunset. You spend the night in a desert camp in the nomad tent.

Day 8   Erfoud – Tingehir

Early risers experience a magical sunrise in the desert. After having breakfast in the morning sun, ride back through the sand dunes. Continue through the oasis town of Erfoud, where you will visit a long-established marble factory. A beautiful panoramic drive through Berber villages and oases will take you to Tingehir, where the Todra Gorge begins. A narrow gorge with up to 500 m steep rocks.

Day 9   Dades – Ouarzazate

Today’s route runs upstream along the Dades, with date palms, oases and beautiful Berber villages. The Dades River rises in the High Atlas and winds down to the impressive Dades Gorge. You make an unforgettable walk through the impressive gorge. The journey continues on the famous road of the 1000 Kasbahs into the Valley of Roses, to El Kalaa Magouna. In the afternoon we reach Quarzazate, which is also called Hollywood of Morocco. Quarzazate is circled by the High Atlas in the north, by the Sahara in the south and the reservoir El Mansour Eddahbi in the east. Numerous international films such as Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Medicus and many more were filmed here. It is possible to visit one of the famous film studios, as well as the Kasbah Taourirt. You spend the night in a very nice Riad.

Day 10  Aid Ben Haddou – Marrakesch

Before heading to Marrakech, you will have the opportunity to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, the greatest Kasbah of Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou. From now on we will set off on one of the most scenic routes in Morocco. Over the Tizi Tichka Pass (2260m pass) we cross the High Atlas. We know the best stops for your most beautiful photos. In the late afternoon we reach Marrakech.

Day 11 Airport – or extension?

Should you leave today, we will take you to Menara Airport. Your beautiful round trip with many cultural highlights, impressive landscapes, unique colors and oriental food ends here and you take home many new and cherished memories. Sahara-And-Me wishes you a safe journey home. Beslama – See you soon.

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Important:

Please complete one, travel accident and travel health insurance before beginning your Morocco trip.
Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the beginning of the journey.

Not included:

  • entrance fees
  • Local city guides
  • Drinks and more food.
  • gratuities
  • Insurance
  • flights

Each Sahara-And-Me tour is flexible and the program is not written in Moroccan stone tablets, but is tailored to your individual needs. It is possible to reduce or extend the number of days.
Prices vary depending on the number of participants in your group, travel time and other factors you want to include in your trip. Therefore, it would be unrealistic to publish the price in advance.
Let me know your specific requirements so that I can work out an individual and fair offer for you.