Day 1: Agadir – Essaouira
Day 2: Essaouira – Marrakech
Day 3: Marrakech – Casablanca
After your morning breakfast in your hotel, we will depart from Marrakech to travel to Casablanca. Once we arrive in Casablanca you will have free time to explore the city on your own. Your accommodation(s) and dinner will be in a riad/hotel in Casablanca.
Day 4: Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen
After breakfast in your raid/hotel, we will tour Casablanca before traveling on to Rabat. Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and one of the largest financial centers on the continent. It is considered the economic and business center of Morocco. We will take a panoramic tour of the city and visit the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in North Africa, and the 13th largest in the world.
Rabat: Once we arrive in Rabat, we will take you to see the Royal Palace located at the end of the mechouar (a large parade ground). This palace dates back to 1864 and is the principal residence of the King of Morocco. You will also visit the fortified Oudayas Kasbah
Meknes: After you will travel on to Meknes where you will visit the famous El Hedim Square, the Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail, and the Old Medina. You will also view the Bab Mansour … While in Meknes, we will stop for lunch before leaving to travel to Volubilis.
Volubilis: In our route, we will stop to visit the Roman Ruins of Volubilis. The ruins remained substantially intact until an earthquake devastated the area in the mid-18th century. Your accommodation(s) and dinner will be in a riad/hotel in Chefchaouen.
Day 5: Chefchaouen – Fez
After breakfast in your hotel, you will tour Chefchaouen before traveling towards Fez. Chefchaouen: “Chefchaouen”, meaning, “watch the horns” or Chaouen, as Moroccans often call it, refers to the shape of the mountaintops that look like the horns (chaoua) of a goat. Chefchaouen is referred to as the City of Blue Doors, as well as blue walls. There are several theories as to why the walls were painted blue. One popular theory is that the blue keeps mosquitos away; another is that Jews introduced the blue when they took refuge from Hitler in the 1930s. The blue is said to symbolize the sky and heaven and serve as a reminder to lead a spiritual life.
Chefchaouen is a popular shopping destination as well, as it offers many unique handicrafts that are not available anywhere else in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. While here you will visit the Caves of Hercules. On this night your accommodation(s) and dinner will be in a riad/hotel in Fez.
Day 6: Fez City Tour
After breakfast, at your riad/hotel, a local guide will take you to visit the most remarkable places in the oldest Imperial City. Fez: You will visit the Mellah, the Medina, and the exterior of the Kairaouine Mosque. The Kairaouine Mosque, the holiest and second-largest mosque in Morocco. You will also visit the University of al-Karaouine, the oldest existing and continually operating university in the world as well as the BouInania Medrasa, the most famous quranic school in Morocco. Lastly, you will visit the Chouara Tannery. Lunch will be at a typical restaurant in the medina. Your accommodations and dinner will be back in your hotel in Fez.
Days 7: Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast starts to pick up you at your hotel and we leave Fez to Ifrane is The Little Switzerland of Morocco we will have a stop to discover this amazing city. moreover, Azrou this beautified cedar forest is home to the endangered Barbary Apes, which are actually monkeys. Once you arrive. This will be a good opportunity to take pictures of the timberland in Morocco, the cedar forest, and wild monkeys in the Cedarwoods of Azrou. Your lunch will be in Midelt the city of apples and minerals in a typical restaurant. furthermore, we continue our tour to ziz valley where we will have a stop for taking pictures in ziz valley in a panoramic view. Then Erfoud you will visit the old market of dates and the fossils workers. Once we arrive at Merzouga you will be checked into your hotel for your accommodation(s) and dinner.
Day 8: Merzouga – Khamlia – Rissani – Erg Chebbi
Earlier, after your breakfast, you will tour the area of Erg Chebbi. visiting Khamlia is a little village in the desert by the biggest dunes in Erg Chebbi; Also you will visit a Berber residence and listen to the indigenous Gnawa music, which had originated in West Africa. moreover, you will visit some deserted mines and the Oasis of the Palm Trees. equally important, you will visit the small oasis town of Rissani which is near the northwest edge of the Sahara.
This picturesque city has gained popularity, not only as of the Tafilalet capital but also as a destination where visitors can still experience the true mystique of Morocco. in addition, visiting the famous market where you can find jewelry, souvenirs, gifts, spices, art, and crafts. Also, lunch will be a traditional Moroccan pizza called “Medfouna”. After you will come back to the hotel in Merzouga and prepare for your journey to Erg Chebbi to take a camel ride back to the desert camp where you will enjoy a second night under the stars.
Day 9: Merzouga – Erfoud – Todgha Gorges – Dades
We continue our 12 Days desert tour Agadir imperial cities , In the morning, after having a sunrise breakfast we will break camp and ride our camels out of the desert and back to our original point of departure. Next, travel back to the hotel so that you can shower, breakfast. Collect your luggage before starting on your way back towards Ouarzazate. More that, visit the canal of irrigation in Jorf, After that, we continue our road to todgha gorges where we will have a stop to visit the higher gorges in all Morocco. Then we will cross the valley of roses, we will visit the cooperative of women where you can find all kinds of rose products and bio. Dades Valley: Your accommodations and dinner will in a hotel at Dades Valley.
Day 10: Dades – Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech
Earlier, after having breakfast we visit Kasbah Taourirte and the cinema studios of Atlas & CLA Studios where many movies were produced thus being called The Hollywood of Africa like Lawrence of Arabia, Sahara… further, we depart to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou through Tizi Ntichka pass an elevation of 2260m. in addition, visit the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou is a spectacular fortified village. After we continue our road, You will stop in Taddart to have lunch at a Berber village in a panoramic restaurant. Once, you complete your lunch we will continue your travel to Marrakech.
Day 11: Visit Marrakech
After your morning breakfast at your hotel, our guide and driver will pick you up to explore the city of Marrakech, you will have the opportunity to discover the amazing old Medina. You will see the Majorelle Garden that host more than 15 bird species that are prevalent in North Africa, has many fountains and a remarkable collection of cacti. The garden was once owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé, between 1980 and 2008. After Yves Saint Laurent death in 2008, his ashes were scattered about in the Majorelle Garden. You will visit Marrakech’s most visited monument the Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, and the New City of Marrakech – Gueliz. Your accommodations and dinner will be back at your hotel/Riad in Marrakech.
Day 12: Marrakech – Agadir
After your morning breakfast, we will depart from Marrakech to travel towards Agadir. Once you arrive at Agadir you will be dropped off at your hotel or the Agadir-Al Massira Airport at which time this will conclude the 12 Days desert tour Agadir imperial cities end of our services.
Tour includes :
- 4×4 vehicle or Minibus (with A/C)
- An English speaking driver/guide
- Hotel overnight stays
- breakfast & dinner
- A camel ride
- Night in desert camp
Tour does not include:
- All that is not mentioned above