An extensive and awe-inspiring tour that will introduce you to the astounding beauty of Morocco from North to South and West to East. As you begin your journey, you will thrill to the imposing architecture of the Grand South, the magnificent mountain views, and the refreshing springs and oases. You will fall in love with the breathtaking beauty of the throats of the Atlas and the simple grandeur of an enthralling desert panorama.
As you cross the Middle Atlas and its mountains, you discover the spellbinding imperial cities, home to the astonishing splendor of the royal dynasties. Descend from the coast and explore the majestic scenery of El Jadida, El Oualidia, and Essaouira. Your journey ends on a high note as you visit the pearl of the South, Marrakech. You will experience an excursion like no other in the world as you travel in a small group led by a local guide who will share with you his knowledge of this miraculous, beautiful and exotic country.
15 Days Private Morocco imperial cities Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Marrakech
Upon your arrival at the renovated airport of Marrakech, you will be greeted by our team and driven to the hotel where a delicious dinner awaits you.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate
Travel to Ouarzazate by way of the breathtaking Tichka pass, one of the highest passes of the Atlas (2260m), as you view the wonders of this incredible alternately green and lunar landscape Before reaching the “city of the cinema” a famous film location, you will pass through the village of Ait Ben Haddou, and its famous Kasbah among the most impressive of Morocco, recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Day 3: Ouarzazate – Gorges of Todgha
From Ouarzazate, travel through the “thousand kasbah road” along the valley which separates the High Atlas from the Anti-Atlas on the trail of Boutaghrar to reach the magnificent Gorges of Dades. Upon arrival in Tinghir, you will visit the celebrated Throats of Todgha where rock cliffs reach an amazing height of 250 m.
Day 4: Gorges of Todgha – Merzouga
Travel to Erfoud, and discover Merzouga, famed for its sand dunes constructed like moving walls at the doors of the desert. The sunrise and sunset, unlike any other in the world, is a dazzling sight that you will never forget.
Day 5: Merzouga – Midelt
Depart for the beautiful North arriving in Midelt a picturesque mountain city with its old Kasbah filled with an array of fabulous wares. Located at an altitude of 1500m, it is the principal town between the High and the Middle Atlas.
Day 6: Midelt – Fès
Travel to fascinating Fès via the lovely cities of Azrou and Ifrane, a renowned ski resort in the Middle Atlas, located in the center of cedar forests where gorgeous rivers abound.
Day 7: Fez
Fès, founded on a bank of the Fez River by Idris I in 789, is the religious, intellectual and artistic capital of Morocco. Explore the wonders of Fes as you navigate the maze of its narrow and winding alleys full of ancient stairs and mysterious roofed passageways. Visit the largest and, perhaps, the most beautiful ancient Koran University, the Medersa Attarine.
Explore Nejjarine Square, famous for its splendid and intricate mosaic fountain, the elaborate zelliges and stuccos, the esplanade of the Royal Palate with its sumptuous gilded door, and the vestiges of the Tombs of Mérinides (dynasty of the years XIII-XIV). Enjoy a panoramic view of this grand city its ramparts and the exquisite landscapes and architecture, before ending your day with visits to leather and carpet factories that will astound you with their beautiful wares.
Day 8 : Fez – Meknes
Depart to Meknes via the old Roman city of Volubilis, near the prestigious Holy City of Moulay Idriss. Moulay Ismaïl, known as one of the greatest figures and most powerful Sultans in Moroccan history, ruled from1672-1727. During his reign, Morocco’s capital city was moved from Fes to Meknes and he began construction on an elaborate imperial palace and other monuments that would rival the splendor of the courts of his contemporary Louis XIV of France. With its 25km of ramparts, its luxuriant parade of fields and its imposing buildings Meknes is a fascinating journey into the history of an intriguing city. Visit the El Hedim Square, Bab El Khemis, the Bab Mansour gate set in the walls of the kasbah leading to the Dar el-Kebira Quarter – one of the most beautiful and monumental doors of Morocco. An exciting and colorful tour of the Royal Stables, the Mosque, and the Moulay Ismaîl Mausoleum.
Day 9: Meknes – Rabat
Rabat, the dazzling capital city of Morocco, is an example of meticulous and skillful city planning. Rabat has numerous historical monuments and is home to some of Morocco’s most important museums. The city is the home of the main Royal Palace constructed in 1950 and host to all of Morocco’s foreign embassies. Visit the impressive Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum Mohammed V and enjoy a stroll in the Oudayas Kasbah and the exciting médina.
Day 10: Rabat – Oualidia
Travel the compelling coastal road to El Jadida, (old Mazagan) known as “Morocco’s Deauville”, and enjoy the sights of this ancient and intriguing Portuguese influenced city situated behind the ramparts. From there, travel halfway to Safi and explore the modern seaside resort of El Oualidia dotted with extravagant villas and home of the Kings summer Palace and enjoy its charming bay and beautiful beaches.
Day 11: Oualidia – Essaouira
Travel further south on to Essaouira, via Safi, an old Phoenician and Roman trading post. A fascinating city is known for its fishermen and potters where the Portuguese left a “Sea Castle” and an elegant white fortress, el Kechla. Surrounded by mimosas planted to accentuate the drama of the dunes, Discover the solitude of Essaouira, which looks much the same today as it did during the days of pirates and high sea capers.
Essaouira the old “Mogador” is a prized location, a seaside resort known for its solitude and amazing loveliness. This remarkable white and blue city was masterfully designed by a French architect for the Sultan Ben Abdellah, in the18th century. With its Vauban ramparts, magnificent curving beach it is the ideal place to relax and enjoy superlative seafood. And the quiet beauty of its distinctive and unmistakable style.
Day 12: Essaouira
A day in the hidden gem of Morocco. You will appreciate the nonchalant charm of this fabulous city, a favorite of the famous reggae singer Bob Marley. See beautiful whitewashed houses, quiet squares, cafes, the Navy Door and its Skala with impressive bronze guns. Enjoy the old fishing port, the unique crafts and fantastic examples of impeccably designed tuya’ wood parquetry. Feast on the incomparably fresh and delicious seafood. Essaouira is a well-kept secret, a true artist’s haven where locals mix with visitors from around the world who come to relax in this warm and welcoming environment.
Day 13: Essaouira – Marrakech
Depart the coast and travel on to Marrakech, in the heart of the country. In the afternoon, enjoy a stroll through the breathtaking beauty of the Gardens of Menara as you admire the wonders of this renowned and magnificent ochre of the city.
Day 14: Marrakech
An entire day in the marvelous city of Marrakech known as the “Pearl of the South”. Visit Koutoubia Mosque one of the many monuments to the illustrious history of Morocco. Its majestic silhouette dominates the red houses and the brown palates of the city. Thrill to the captivating beauty of, the Bahia Palace seat of the Grand Vizier Ba Hmad. Visit the Saadian Tombs (16th century) and the famous Jemâa El Fna Square known as the beating heart of the city and, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO the perfect place to enjoy a delectable repast at one of the many cafes or restaurants. End your incredible day at the famous souq of the old médina, with blacksmiths, dyers, leather dealers, cabinetmakers, tailors, purveyors of fragrant spices, devastatingly beautiful perfumes and a mind-boggling array of colorful and fantastic wares.
Day 15: Marrakech
Depart to the airport where you will be assisted until it is time to board. Or continue your stay as you explore the many marvels of Marrakech.
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