11 Days Imperial Cities Tour from Tangier
Day 1: Tangier
Arrival and pick up by our guides in the port or the airport of Tangier and transfer to the Hotel. Possibility to visit the old medina. Dinner and overnight in Tangier according to selected hotel category.
Day 2: Tangier - Larache - Meknes - Fez
After breakfast, departure in the direction of Fez, making a stop in Larache to eat. We will continue towards the town of Moulay Ismail (Meknes), famous for its monumental Bab Mansour gate and the ramparts of its city. Arrival in Fez, dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 3: Fez (free day)
Free day in Fez. Entering the streets of the Medina (old city) we will feel that time goes back: the union structure is still present at workstations, the narrowness of its streets does not allow another means of transport than the donkeys and a constant tingling of people moves through the labyrinth alleys in the middle of which we will be surprised by neighbourhoods like the Andalusian, magnificent mosques and Koranic schools. Fez has always been associated with study and religiosity, and remains the spiritual capital of Morocco. After visiting the medina another option is to walk aimlessly through the streets of Fez-Jdid, where you will find the royal palace, the mellah (Jewish) and the oldest mosque in Fez. Dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 4: Fez - Ifrane - Midelt - Ziz Valley – Erfoud
The time comes for the Atlas. Not far from Fez we will cross Ifrane, residential centre, before reaching the cedar woods of the Middle Atlas. After crossing Midelt a surprising change of scenery awaits us: the road crosses the High Atlas and we will quickly enter the Great South. The land becomes arid, with spectacular geological formations and deep valleys, such as the Ziz Valley, huge green spots in the middle of the desert. We will begin to observe adobe architecture, palm trees and some distant Kasbahs, we are at the doors of the desert. We arrive in Erfoud where we will dine and spend the night in a hotel so in the morning we will soon be able to make a trip to Erg Chebbi desert to see the sunrise from the great dune and back to the hotel.
Day 5: Erfoud - Merzouga (Desert) - Valley of the Dades - Valley of Roses - Ouarzazate
Breakfast and departure towards the west side of the Atlas Mountains, to reach the lovely Tinghir Oasis. We will then continue towards the Dades Valley, "Valley of the 1,000 Kasbahs", and we will admire its superb fortresses and the Roses Valley, and soon we will reach Ouarzazate, famous for its Cinema Studios. Dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 6: Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech
Breakfast and visit to the Kasbah of Taourirt and the famous Ait Benhaddou (Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity). The journey is a succession of strengths. Today is another day. The 200 km that separate Ouarzazate from Marrakech runs along the High Atlas. The road must be travelled slowly, for its beauty and for being a mountain pass that crosses the Atlas in almost 2,300 meters of altitude. To round off the spectacular of the day, we will follow the old caravan route that linked the two cities through the Ounila Valley, where Kasbahs where built in caves and that will take us to Telouet. We will continue towards the red city of Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 7: Marrakech (Free day)
Free day in Marrakech, a city famous for its Jemaa el-Fnaa square, which will occupy much of our time: an amalgam of aromas, sounds and sensations unrepeatable. The city also has a myriad of places to stroll and enjoy: the Majorelle and Menara Gardens, the Saadian Tombs, walks in the medina or the mellah (the old Jewish quarter), the route of the walls, the modern city (Gueliz) with its western ways of life. Dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 8: Marrakech - Casablanca
Breakfast and departure to Casablanca, economic capital of Morocco and mythical city on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, with a fascinating architecture. We will visit its famous beach area La Corniche and the mosque of Hassan II, the second largest mosque in the world after Mecca. Dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 9: Casablanca - Rabat - Asilah
Breakfast and departure in the direction of Rabat, visit to the capital of Morocco, the Royal Palace, the mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Hassan Tower, Kasbah Oudaya, etc. In the afternoon we will continue towards the city of Asilah to visit its beautiful white Medina. Dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 10: Asilah (Day off)
After breakfast, free day to visit the city, rest and shopping. Dinner and accommodation according to selected hotel category.
Day 11: Asilah - Tangier (46KM)
Breakfast and transfer to the port or airport according to flight or boat schedule in Tangier. End of our services.
Payment TypeVisa, Mastercard, PayPal
Departure TimeEarly departure from your hotel or riad
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable, athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, and warm jacket
IncludedAn English speaking driverDinner and breakfastLodging-half boardQualified vehicle and gas
Not IncludedAttractionsCamel excursion per personMidday meals and beverages