Morocco Tours: Tour 1 – Morocco Imperial Cities & Sahara (14 days/13 nights)

Tour 1: Morocco Imperial Cities & Sahara (14 days/13 nights)

You can enjoy this classic Morocco tour itinerary by joining our Deluxe Cultural Experience group tours of Morocco or on your own personalised private tour of Morocco

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YOUR MOROCCO TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 12 nights’ accommodation at riads, kasbahs or hotels
  • 1 night camping in Berber nomad tents at Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert oasis camp (option to stay in Erg Chebbi at Morocco Deluxe Camp or at Merzouga kasbah)
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners (Merzouga,  Erg Chebbi Desert Oasis Camp & Cooking Class)
  • Full-day city tour of Fes with English speaking licensed local professional Fes guide
  • Full-day city tour of Marrakech with English speaking licensed local professional Marrakech guide
  • Overnight desert camel safari in Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Berber Cooking Class
  • Entrance fees for included sightseeing
  • Airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned private professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide

MOROCCO TOUR 1 ITINERARY

Day 1: Casablanca

Begin your Morocco travel adventure when you arrive at Casablanca Airport and are welcomed to fascinating Morocco by your Berber Treasures Morocco Tours driver and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon your city tour of Casablanca introduces you this famous city’s principal sights including the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Overnight in Casablanca hotel.

Day 2: CasablancaRabatVolubilis – MeknesFes

Today you holidays in Morocco really get underway as you travel north along the Atlantic coast to your first imperial city, Rabat, the current capital of the Kingdom and a UNESCO world heritage site. During your city tour of Rabat you will visit the Oudaya Kasbah, the Hassan Tower, and the medieval Necropolis of Chellah, situated in the ruins of the Roman town of Sala Collonia. Continue your journey to the old imperial city of Meknes for a city tour including the old city’s famous massive gate of Bab el Mansour, the main entrance to the second Alaouite sultan, Moulay Ismail’s 17th century city. Travel to the ancient Roman town of Volubilis where you will explore the ancient ruins which include some marvellous mosaics before continuing on to Fes via Moulay Idriss, Morocco’s holiest town.  In Fes you experience a true Moroccan delight staying one of the gorgeous Fes riads.  Overnight Fez riad. (Breakfast)

Day 3: Fez

Full-day city tour of Fez, one of Morocco’s oldest imperial cities. Visit the UNESCO world heritage old walled medina, historical monuments (including Madrasa Bou Inania, the Kairaouine Mosque and Mihrab), famous leather tanneries, bazaars and souks (such as Souk Ain Allou (leather), Souk Attarine (spices), Souk au Henne (henna and kohl), Fes el Jdid, the exterior of Dar el Makhzen (Royal Palace) including the enormous Merenid gate of Bab Dekakene, formerly the main entrance of the royal palace, and enjoy the panoramic view of Fez from the late 16th century Borj Sud fortress. Overnight in Fez riad. (Breakfast)

Day 4: FezIfrane (Middle Atlas Mountains)High Atlas MountainsErfoudMerzouga

Today your tour of Morocco travels via Ifrane, Azrou and Midelt south to Merzouga. Passing cedar and pine forests, the route from Ifrane to Azrou crosses through the Middle Atlas Mountains and is one of the most scenic routes across this mountain range. Continuing on to Midelt you begin the climb into the High Atlas Mountains before descending along the road following the valley carved by the Ziz River into the fabulous Morocco desert. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful Ziz Gorge with its vast date palm groves. Shortly after passing through the town of Erfoud you can see some of Morocco’s rich fossil fields and quarries and then make your way to the desert Berber village of Merzouga and Morocco’s spectacular Sahara Desert sand dunes, the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes.  Here you will rest for the night in a kasbah peacefully located on the fringes of the soaring Erg Chebbi dunes.  Overnight Merzouga area kasbah. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5: Erg Chebbi Desert Camp Oasis 

In the morning you explore the Merzouga/Rissani area learning more about the Berber people of the Morocco Sahara Desert area.  Your desert adventure in Morocco tours the local oasis area, seasonal Merzouga lake and visits a local Berber family to share a cup of delicious mint tea before returning to your kasbah. After relaxing at your kasbah, in the late afternoon you take a camel safari into the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert to watch the sun setting over the desert. Tonight is spent camping under the stars in a Berber nomad’s tent at a desert oasis. Overnight in desert camp.  (Breakfast & Dinner) (Option to overnight at Erg Chebbi’s Assif n’Itrane Morocco Deluxe Camp (private ensuited tents) or stay at a Merzouga Kasbah.)

Day 6: MerzougaZagora

You can rise early to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes of the desert. After breakfast you return to your Merzouga kasbah to refresh before your Morocco tours itinerary takes you to the old desert camel caravan oasis town of Zagora. Zagora is famously claimed to be 52 day journey by camel caravan to Timbuktu. Overnight Zagora riad. (Breakfast)

Day 7: ZagoraD’raa Valley & Oasis  – Ouarzazate

Your Morocco travel adventure continues.  This morning you visit the small village of Tamgroute, renowned for its library which contains ancient manuscripts.   Travelling through the lush D’raa Valley oasis and Jebel Saghro Mountains your Morocco tour takes you to the old French Foreign Legion garrison town of Ouarzazate – this lush oasis town’s spectacular location has made it the movie making capital of Morocco. Overnight Ouarzazate kasbah. (Breakfast)

Day 8: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Ouarzazate

Morning free time before your Berber Treasures Morocco tours afternoon excursion along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the lovely oasis village of Skoura.  Here you can discover kasbahs old and new scenically located amongst the lush palm groves.  This evening you can get a unique insight into Moroccan family life taking and authentic Berber cooking class with a local Berber family.  Overnight Ouarzazate kasbah.  (Breakfast & Dinner)

Optional full day excursions to Dades Gorge and Todra Gorge or choose to relax at your Morocco kasbah.

Day 9: OuarzazateAit BenhaddouTaroudant

Your Morocco desert tour adventure continues visiting the stunning UNESCO world heritage ksar village of Ait Benhaddou, which has some of the Atlas region’s most exotic and best preserved Kasbahs. Heading south west, passing between the High Atlas Mountains and Anti-Atlas Mountains you enter the Souss Valley with its abundant saffron fields and the southern camel caravan towns of Taliouine and Taroudant. Overnight Taroudant riad. (Breakfast)

Day 10: TaroudantEssaouira

Today your holiday in Morocco tours the scenic Atlantic coastline.  Making for Agadir you head north following a route along the ruggedly beautiful coast as you travel to Morocco s relaxed coastal town of Essaouira with its incredible history, rich cultural roots and fascinating blend of 18th century European and Moroccan architecture. Overnight Essaouira riad. (Breakfast)

Day 11: EssaouiraMarrakech

This morning you have free time to explore Essaouira’s delightful 18th century medina, designated a world treasure by UNESCO, and its souks or relax on the beach before departing for Morocco’s sparkling “Jewel of the South” – the wondrous old imperial city Marrakech, a highlight of all Morocco tours. Here you stay in the heart of the old medina in one of the atmospheric Marrakech riads.  Overnight Marrakech riad. (Breakfast)

Day 12: Marrakech

Full-day city tour of Marrakech with your expert local Marrakech travel guide. Your heritage tour of Marrakech showcases the city’s stunning past and allows you to immerse yourself in sights, sounds and smells of this captivating city.  You explore the UNESCO world heritage old walled medina, La Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Madrasa, Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian tombs, Place Djemaa El-Fna with it magicians, story tellers and snake charmers and Marrakech’s famous souks and colourful markets. Overnight in Marrakech riad. (Breakfast)

Day 13: MarrakechCasablanca

Morning free time to explore more of Marrakech; visit some of the famous gardens, uncover some exotic handcrafts and foods in the souks or relax a traditional Moroccan hammam. Afternoon departure for Casablanca. Overnight Casablanca hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 14: Casablanca Airport

Morning transfer to Casablanca Airport and sadly now your holidays in Morocco come to end… until next time. (Breakfast)

2018 & 2019 DEPARTURES & PRICING

Berber Treasures Morocco Private Tours of Morocco:

  • Departures every day on our private tours of Morocco
  • Luxury to budget accommodation options available
  • Lots of fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Option for luxury Erg Chebbi desert camp with private ensuite
  • Your personal chauffeured vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Private chauffeured airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day
  • Variations to the itinerary permitted – or choose a personalised tailor made itinerary
  • No minimum numbers
  • Lots of optional activities and inclusions available

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The price of your private tour of Morocco depends on the standard and type of accommodation you seek, the itinerary you choose, the number of people travelling and the time of year you are planning to travel to Morocco.

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours:

  • Deluxe Cultural Experience group tour of Morocco
  • 4 star**** accommodation
  • Fabulous kasbahs and riads in Morocco with great hotel options too
  • Option to upgrade to luxury Erg Chebbi desert camp with private en-suited tents
  • Small groups only
  • Our deluxe Morocco group tours are guaranteed to operate
  • Regular departures
  • Private professional tour vehicle with English speaking licensed professional tour driver guide
  • Group airport transfer included on Day 1 and last Day at scheduled time
  • Lots of optional activities, inclusions and private airport transfers available

Berber Treasures Morocco Group Tours
CE1: Departure Dates & Pricing
(Tue – Mon)

2018
MOROCCO GROUP TOURS
CE1 – MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES & SAHARA
(14 days/13 nights)
Casablanca – Casablanca
[Marrakech start/finish option]
DeparturesCost per person
(double/twin share)*
  24 Jan – 06 Feb$3762
   31 Jan – 13 Feb$3762
  02 Jan – 15 Jan$4099
  09 Jan – 22 Jan$3762
  16 Jan – 29 Jan$3762
  23 Jan – 05 Feb$3762
  30 Jan – 12 Feb$3762
  06 Feb – 19 Feb$3762
  13 Feb – 26 Feb$3762
  20 Feb – 05 Mar$3762
  27 Feb – 12 Mar$3827
  06 Mar – 19 Mar$3827
  13 Mar – 26 Mar$3827
  20 Mar – 02 Apr$3827
  27 Mar – 09 Apr$3827
  03 Apr – 16 Apr$3827
  10 Apr – 23 Apr$3827
  17 Apr – 30 Apr$3827
  24 Apr – 07 May$3827
  01 May – 14 May$3827
  08 May – 21 May$3827
  15 May – 28 May$3827
  22 May – 04 Jun$3827
  29 May – 11 Jun$3827
  05 Jun – 18 Jun$3827
  12 Jun – 25 Jun$3827
  19 Jun – 02 Jul$3827
  26 Jun – 09 Jul$3827
  03 Jul – 16 Jul$3827
  10 Jul – 23 Jul$3827
  17 Jul – 30 Jul$3827
  24 Jul – 06 Aug$3827
  31 Jul – 13 Aug$3827
  07 Aug – 20 Aug$3827
  16 Aug – 29 Aug †Ψ$3827
  28 Aug – 10 Sep$3827
  04 Sep – 17 Sep$3827
  11 Sep – 24 Sep$3827
  18 Sep – 01 Oct$3827
  25 Sep – 08 Oct$3827
  09 Oct – 22 Oct$3827
  16 Oct – 29 Oct$3827
  23 Oct – 05 Nov$3827
  30 Oct – 12 Nov$3827
  06 Nov – 19 Nov$3827
  13 Nov – 26 Nov$3827
  20 Nov – 03 Dec$3827
  27 Nov – 10 Dec$3827
  04 Dec – 17 Dec$3827
  11 Dec – 24 Dec$3979
  18 Dec – 31 Dec$4219
  25 Dec – 07 Jan ’19$4219
2019
MOROCCO GROUP TOURS
CE1 – MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES & SAHARA
DeparturesCost per person
(double/twin share)*
  01 Jan – 14 Jan$3979
  08 Jan – 21 Jan$3827
  15 Jan – 28 Jan$3827
  22 Jan – 04 Feb$3827
  29 Jan – 11 Feb$3827
  05 Feb – 18 Feb$3827
  12 Feb – 25 Feb$3827
  19 Feb – 04 Mar$3827
  26 Feb – 11 Mar$3915
  05 Mar – 18 Mar$3915
  12 Mar – 25 Mar$3915
  19 Mar – 01 Apr$3915
  26 Mar – 08 Apr$3915
  02 Apr – 15 Apr$3915
  09 Apr – 22 Apr$3915
  16 Apr – 29 Apr$3915
  23 Apr – 06 May$3915
  31 Apr – 13 May$3915
  07 May – 20 May$3915
  14 May – 27 May$3915
  21 May – 03 Jun$3915
  28 May – 10 Jun$3915
  04 Jun – 17 Jun$3915
  11 Jun – 24 Jun$3915
  18 Jun – 01 Jul$3915
  25 Jun – 08 Jul$3915
  More 2019 dates available

 * A single supplement for single client bookings (single room only) applies. Please ask for details. 
† Operates Thu – Wed
Ψ Operates during Feast of the Sheep (estimated feast dates – TBC)

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