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Imperial Cities & Merzouga Desert Tour Package: 6 Days

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Discover the four cities that were once the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco on our Imperial Cities 6 Day Tour Package. You'll visit Casablanca, Fez, Meknes and Rabat as well as the breathtaking Merzouga Desert.

Discover the four cities that were once the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco on our Imperial Cities 6 Day Tour Package. You'll visit Casablanca, Fez, Meknes and Rabat as well as the breathtaking Merzouga Desert.

Imperial Cities & Merzouga Desert Tour Package: 6 Days

Day 1: Marrakech - Casablanca

Let's go! We'll pick you up from your hotel, riad or the airport and drive away from Marrakech on our way to Morocco's Imperial Cities. Our first stop will be Casablanca, where we'll visit the Hasan II Mosque, which is the African continent's second largest mosque.

To round off our time in the city, we'll head inside the Old Medina of Casablanca. You'll be able to visit the souk and stroll along the corniche and the promenade during our visit. After a jam-packed first day, we'll settle into our hotel in Casablanca for the night.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fez

Having had breakfast at the hotel in Casablanca, we'll drive to Rabat, which is the current capital of Morocco. Here, we'll see the outside of the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the fortified city of Kasbah Udayas, whose walls display a unique blue tinge.

Our next stop will be Meknes, a beautiful city full of luxurious palaces, mosques and a large souk. Afterwards, we'll head to the Roman ruins of Volubilis.

We'll then head to a hotel in Fez, where we'll spend the night.

Day 3: Fez

The third day of our tour will be spent exploring the oldest imperial city in Morocco: Fez. This walled city is home to iconic sights such as the Merinid tombs, the Mellah Jewish quarter and the Museum of Weapons.

You'll also be able to explore the Medina of Fez, which is one of the most chaotic in the country. Mosques, tanneries, squares and several souks await in the heart of Fez!

We'll make our way back to our hotel and get some rest.

Day 4: Fez - Azrou - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga

After breakfast, we'll hop into our vehicle and drive through the cedar forests of Azrou on our way to the Ziz Valley. We'll pass through its numerous gorges and visit charming villages such as Midelt and Erfoud.

As daylight begins to fade away, we'll get onto our camels and head into the Merzouga Desert just like the Berbers. We'll watch as the sunset is reflected in the dunes, creating a magical memory.

We'll get settled into our haimas at the Berber camp, where we'll have dinner and spend an unforgettable night in this unique environment.

Day 5: Merzouga - Todra and Dades Gorges

Rise and shine! We'll watch the sun rise over the Merzouga Desert as we have breakfast and return to the hotel to freshen up and continue our journey. As we drive through the Todra Gorges, we'll admire this incredible landscape and visit the area's most picturesque Berber villages.

The last stop of the day will be the Dades Valley, where we'll head to the hotel to get some rest.

Day 6: Dades Gorge - Ouarzazate

We'll fuel up for the day with breakfast at the hotel and hit the Thousand Kasbash road on our way to the Skoura palm grove. One of the most impressive places in Morocco awaits: Ouarzazate. This fortified city has been chosen as a filming location for numerous classic films, which we'll reveal during our tour...

Afterwards, we'll traverse the Atlas Mountains via the pass and arrive in Marrakech at around 6:30 pm. We'll say our goodbyes here and finish our unforgettable 6-day adventure.

Accommodation

The rooms you'll stay throughout the tour package will be double rooms at the following places:

Pick up and drop off points

This tour package begins in Marrakech. When making your booking, you'll be able to choose if you'd like to be picked up from the airport arrivals hall, your hotel or riad or a central point in the city that's convenient for you.

Our adventure also finishes in Marrakech. When we arrive, you have the choice of staying in the city or being taken to the airport. 

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Price

Per person
Tour in English
US$ 511.90

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 511.90

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

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Covid-19 Measures

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Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

6 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Pick up and drop off at the airport.

English speaking driver.

Local English speaking guide in Volubilis and Fez.

5 nights' accommodation.

Half board in Merzouga and Dades Valley.

Camel ride in the Merzouga Desert.

Not included

Lunch and drink.

Tickets to monuments.

Dinners in Casablanca and Fez.

Guide at Ait Ben Haddou: 2 (US$ 2.10) per person.

When to book?

You can book up to 2 days before (Marrakech local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

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No printing of documentation required.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Do the haimas at the camp have heating?

    A - No, they don't have heating. However, the team heats them at various times during the morning and evening.

  • Q - Can we bring luggage to the haimas?

    A - Only one backpack is allowed on the camel. All other luggage must stay in the vehicle or at the hotel.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 506.60