day 1: Rabat
The First 8 days desert tour from Rabat will start when we pick you up from the Rabat Airport and transfer you to your hotel, where you will be staying. Once settled, we will take you to see the Royal Palace located at the end of the mechouar (a large parade ground). Also, This palace dates back to 1864 and is the principal residence of the King of Morocco. You will also visit the fortifiedOudayas Kasbah, Chellah Gardens, Hassan Tower, and the Mohamed V Mausoleum. Your dinner will be at your hotel in Rabat.
Day 2: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes
After breakfast in your hotel, we will depart from Rabat to travel towards Fes. Meknes: After you will travel on to Meknes, one of the four Imperial cities, where you will visit the famous El Hedim Square, the Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail, and the Old Medina before arriving in Volubilis. In addition in our route, we will stop to visit the Roman Ruins of Volubilis. The ruins remained substantially intact until an earthquake devastated them in the mid-18th century. Your accommodations and dinner will be in your hotel in Fez.
Day 3: Fez
After breakfast, at your hotel, a local guide will take you to visit the most remarkable places in the oldest Imperial City. You will visit the Mellah, the Medina, and the exterior of the Kairaouine Mosque. The Kairaouine Mosque, is 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 BouInaniaMedrasa, the most famous quranic school in Morocco. Lastly, you will visit the Chouara Tannery. Then Lunch will be at a typical restaurant in the medina. Your accommodations and dinner will be back in your hotel in Fes.
Day 4: Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Erfoud – Merzouga
After breakfast, at your hotel, 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 in Merzouga you will be checked into your hotel for your accommodation(s) and dinner.
Day 5: 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 6: Merzouga – Erfoud – Todgha Gorges – Dades
We continue our 4 days desert tour fez marrakech 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 Dades. 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 7: Dades – Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou – Marrakech
Earlier, after having breakfast we travel to Ouarzazate via skoura, once we arrive, 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.
Once you arrive in Marrakech, You will be dropped off at your hotel / Riad. Accommodation and dinner at Hotel / Riad.
Day 8: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
After your morning breakfast, we will depart to Casablanca. 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. It hosts the primary navel base for the Royal Moroccan Navy.
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. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Once we arrive in Rabat we will visit the Oudayas Kasbah, the Chellah Gardens, Hassan Tower, and Mohamed V Museum. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Rabat or transferred to the Airport at which time this will complete the 8 days desert tour from Rabat and end 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 8 days desert tour from Rabat