8 Days Imperial Cities Tour
If you are a city and a chaotic life lover, this tour is definitely the one for you. In fact, we will have the opportunity to visit all the beautiful imperial cities: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Fes, the ruins of Volubilis, and much more.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Challenging
- Group Size Small Group
- 7:00 AM Day 1: MARRAKECH-AIT BEN HADDOU-OUARZAZATE-DADES
After arrival at Marrakech airport, we will depart in the direction of the High Atlas Mountains, crossing the Tichka Pass (2,260 m). We will see the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a place that has been the backdrop for numerous films, including ”Asterix and Obelix” and ”The Gladiator.”
- 8:00 AM Day 2: DADES - TODRA GARGANTAS - ERFOUD - MERZOUGA
In the morning we will cross the Dades Valley, stopping to take photographs of the landscape. Next, we will pass through the famous Gorges Del Todra. We will stop for a leisurely tea and head towards Erfoud. Then, we will head to the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga: here we will take a dromedary ride to contemplate the dunes at sunset. We will then arrive at the camp, where we will be served dinner with typical music and drums. We will spend the night in the heart of the desert near Haima.
- 7:00 AM Day 3: MERZOUGA - ER RACHIDIA - MEDALT - FES
After breakfast we will depart for Fes, passing through Rissani, Morocco’s ancient economic capital. Passing through Tafilalet, we will later arrive at the Ziz Valley. From here we will be able to admire the beautiful views along the way. We will later arrive in Azrou, contemplating the beautiful landscapes of the Middle Atlas and the Cedar Forest. Here we will stop to see the cute monkeys living in the wild. We will then pass through Ifrane and arrive in Fes in the afternoon. Overnight stay will be at a Riad or Hotel.
- 8:00 AM Day 4: FES-FES
After breakfast, we set off to visit Fes, the rich cultural capital and the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities. We will then visit the Royal Palace and the Jewish Quarter, the impressive Medina (the oldest part of the city, with many artisans and merchants), the Koranic School, Al Bouanania, and El Quaraouiyne University. Dinner will be in a typical restaurant in Medina and overnight stay will be in a riad or hotel.
- 8:00 AM Day 5: FES - VOLUBILIS - MEKNES - RABAT
After breakfast, we will depart to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. We will continue the route to Meknes and visit the city (linked to the name of Moulay Ismail, the great sultan of the Alouite dynasty). In the city, we will see the Medina, the Bab Mansour gate, and the El Hedim Square. Then we will depart to the present capital of Morocco, Rabat, and we will stay in a hotel for the night.
- 7:00 AM Day 6: RABAT - CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will have the opportunity to visit the exterior and gardens of the Royal Palace. We will then leave for Casablanca. After lunch, we will depart for a visit to the Hassan II Mosque and some of the city’s points of interest, such as the Corniche Boulevard, the Park of Nations, and Mohamed V Square. We will then head to Marrakech, where we will spend the night in a riad or hotel.
- 7:00 AM Day 7: MARRAKECH-MARRAKECH
We will spend all morning long visiting the famous imperial city Marrakech, discovering its fascinating history. The main attractions are the Koutoubia, the Bahàia Palace, the Saadianas Tombs, and the Menara Gardens. We will have lunch in a typical restaurant in Medina. In the afternoon we will continue our visit to the Zocos and Jmaa el Fna Square (the most dynamic square in Morocco). We will stay overnight at a riad or a hotel.
- 10:00 AM Day 8: MARRAKECH-ITALY
We will reach the airport for our return to Italy, at the scheduled time based on the flight.