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7 Days Culture tour itinerary for morocco: Traverse Imperial Cities & Deserts Of Morocco

Fez, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Rabat, Casablanca, Todgha Gorge, Aït Benhaddou, Erfoud

Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
Desert
Desert Tour

Discover Moroccan culture and history on this tour with guided visits to desert areas and these major historical cities. Learn about the respective custom and traditions at each region, whilst enjoying desert stays and sunrises in the desert.

DAY 01

Casablanca – Rabat

  • On the first day of your journey, meet the tour staff at designated hotel/riad.

  • Visit the Great Mosque, and Hassan II - one of the greatest monuments in the Islamic world.

  • Next, pay a quick visit to Place Mohammed V, United Nations Square, and the surroundings of the Royal Palace, before walking along the Ain Diab cornice.

  • Have lunch at a chic local restaurant.

  • After lunch, drive to Rabat, Morocco’s administrative capital.

  • Upon arrival at Rabat, visit Mohammed V's Mausoleum, Place des Oudayas, and Hassan Tower.

  • In the late afternoon, check-in at hotel/riad at Rabat for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 02

Rabat – Meknes – Fes

  • After breakfast, pick up from hotel/riad, followed by a drive to the former imperial city of Fez (Fes).

  • Upon arrival, explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, and Moulay Idriss, a sacred town.

  • After lunch, take the road to Meknes city, which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail.

  • Visit the Bab Mansour, Sahrij Souani, and old medina.

  • Next, return to Fez for dinner & overnight stay at a riad/hotel in Fez.

DAY 03

Exploring Fes

  • After breakfast, go on a guided tour of the old Fez Medina, walking inside its alleys and small streets.

  • Enjoy a visit to Royal Palace gate, and the Jewish quarter - the first Mellah built in Morocco.

  • Visit all major sites with cultural & historical significance, including the superb Al Qarawiyyin University, which is considered as the oldest degree-granting university in the world.

  • Next, visit the tanneries in the region, followed by a visit to the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum.

  • After lunch at a traditional local Moroccan restaurant, visit the amazing tiles cooperative here. 

  • Later, enjoy beautiful views over the whole Medina quarter area of Fez.

  • Dinner & overnight stay at a hotel/riad.

DAY 04

Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Midelt – Ziz Valley – Rissani – Merzouga:

  • After an early breakfast, head to the middle-Atlas mountains through Ifrane and Azrou.

  • Visit the Cedre Gouraud Forest to spot Barbary apes (Monkeys).

  • Then, drive past several towns and get an opportunity to view nomads- people living in tents.

  • Later, see the volcanic rocks in the region.

  • Stop at Midelt to enjoy lunch meal.

  • After lunch, cross Tizi N’Talghomt Pass while enjoying and exploring panoramic views, and also cross Ziz Gorge and tunnel.

  • Near the Errachidia town, watch Barrage Hassan-Al-Dakhil that is known for its turquoise-blue water.

  • Continue driving towards Erfoud. On the way, stop to enjoy an excellent view of Aoufous Palmeraie over Ziz River.

  • Arrive at Erfoud, and check in to designated accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 05

Tour around Erg Chebbi Desert & do Camel Treks

  • In the morning, commence the day's tour with a visit to nomadic people in their tents to learn more about desert life.

  • Next, visit the Gnaoua people, who were originally slaves from Sudan, and now are residing in this region. While here, listen to their music, learn about their culture & lifestyle, and more.

  • Depending on the season or time of the year, visit the Lake of Merzouga to see its population of flamingos.

  • Later in the afternoon, drive to desert camp within sand-sea of Erg-Chebbi. Enjoy the beauty of the Sahara desert- sunset and golden dunes.

  • Dinner & overnight stay at accommodation or desert camp.

DAY 06

Merzouga – Todgha Gorge – Boumalne Dades – El-Kelaâ M’Gouna – Ouarzazate:

  • .Wake up early to enjoy a desert sunrise, followed by breakfast.

  • Return to the hotel for a relaxing hot shower, and prepare for the next round of the tour.

  • Head towards Ouarzazate via Todgha Gorge, Boumalne -Dades, Kelaâ M’Gouna, Skoura.

  • Then, discover Todgh-a-gorges and walk through the splendid place while enjoying views of high rock walls.

  • Explore the superb urban community of Boumalne Dadès, and have lunch.

  • Later, drive towards El Kelâa-M’gouna, a valley of 1000 Kasbahs, and Skoura palmeraie.

  • Finally, arrive at Ouarzazate, and spend some time admiring the Taourirt- Kasbah, built by the Glaoui dynasty.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at a riad.

DAY 07

Ouarzazate – Ait BenHaddou Kasbah – High Atlas – Marrakech:

  • After breakfast, visit Atlas films Studios, before visiting the Aït Benhaddou village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Upon arrival at the village, see the Kasbah situated uphill around the fertile Ounila River. The place is popular for serving as a film shooting location for several movies, such as The Message, Jesus of Nazareth, Jewel of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, and The Mummy.

  • Later on, continuing driving to Telouet.

  • Upon arrival at Telouet, take a short break for lunch and relaxation, followed by a visit to the magnificent Kasbah of Telouet.

  • Continue travelling across the Tizi N’ Tichka road, and get a chance to take photos and enjoy scenes of High-Atlas Mountains, along with Berber villages on the way.

  • Arrive at Marrakech and transfer to riad/hotel.

  • 800 EUR Per Group
  • Transportation.

  • Local tour guide. 

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions or itinerary.

Fez, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, Rabat, Casablanca, Todgha Gorge, Aït Benhaddou, Erfoud

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