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 exploring the fabulous sights, delicious cuisine and welcoming Berber culture 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 deluxe Berber tents with private ensuite at Erg Chebbi Sahara Desert camp (option to stay 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
  • Sunset desert camel ride in Sahara Desert Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Berber Cooking Class/Experience
  • 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 – MeknesFez

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 Fez via Moulay Idriss, Morocco’s holiest town.  In Fez 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 by the fringes of the soaring Erg Chebbi dunes.  Overnight Merzouga area kasbah. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5: Erg Chebbi Deluxe Desert Camp Oasis 

In the morning you explore the Merzouga area learning more about the culture of 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 are taken by 4-wheel drive vehicle to your Morocco deluxe desert camp located in the eastern wilderness preserved section of the Erg Chebbi dunes.  Here you can take a camel ride into the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert to watch the sun setting over the desert or relax at your camp.  Tonight is spent camping under the stars in comfort in your private deluxe Berber tent with private ensuite. Overnight in desert camp.  (Breakfast & Dinner) (Option to overnight at a Merzouga Kasbah.)

Day 6: MerzougaTodra Gorge & Oasis – Road of a Thousand Kasbahs – Ouarzazate

You can rise early to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes of the desert. After breakfast your Morocco desert tours adventure turns to the west toward Tingehir.  Arriving to the Todra Valley you trace the path of the Todra River through the lush Todra oasis to the beautiful Todra Gorge.   Continuing westward your Morocco travels you pass via the Berber town of Boumalne Dades to join the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs.   Following the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs your Berber Treasures Morocco tour takes you through the Roses Valley and the lovely oasis village of Skoura to the old French Foreign Legion garrison town of Ouarzazate – this lush oasis town’s spectacular location nestled between the High Atlas Mountains and Anti-Atlas ‘ Jbel Saghro Mountains has made it the movie making capital of Morocco. Overnight Ouarzazate kasbah. (Breakfast)

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

Morning free time before your Berber Treasures Morocco desert tours afternoon excursion explores the Ouarzazate oasis area and the stunning UNESCO world heritage ksar village of Ait Benhaddou, which has some of the Atlas region’s most exotic and best preserved Kasbahs.  This evening you can get a unique insight into Moroccan family life taking and authentic Berber cooking class/experience with a local Berber family.  Overnight Ouarzazate kasbah.  (Breakfast & Dinner)

۞ The cooking class/experience is intended as a hand-on enjoyable, engaging cultural activity.  You are welcome to simply enjoy the meal if you don’t wish to participate in the cooking. 

۞  Optional full day excursions to Dades Gorge, D’raa Valley & Oasis or choose to relax at your Morocco kasbah.

Day 8: OuarzazateTaroudant

Your Berber Treasures Morocco travel adventure continues taking you south west, passing between the High Atlas Mountains and Anti-Atlas Mountains to the Souss Valley with its abundant saffron fields and the southern camel caravan towns of Taliouine and Taroudant. Overnight Taroudant riad. (Breakfast)

Day 9: 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 10: Essaouira

Free day to enjoy Essaouira at your leisure.  Explore Essaouira’s delightful 18th century medina, designated a world treasure by UNESCO, investigate the souks and markets, see the colourfully busy small fishing harbour where you can find local Essaouira fishermen selling their catch and mending their nets, take a horse ride by the Atlantic Ocean shores or relax on the beach.  Overnight Essaouira riad. (Breakfast)

Day 11: EssaouiraMarrakech

This morning you travel to Marrakech, Morocco’s sparkling “Jewel of the South.”  The wondrous old imperial city Marrakech is a highlight of all Morocco tours.   This afternoon your tours Marrakech orientation begins visiting the historic Menara Garden, La Palmarie and Ville Nouvelle areas.  Tonight you stay in the heart of the old historic town centre in one of the atmospheric Marrakech riads.  Overnight Marrakech riad. (Breakfast)

۞  Optional visit to Majorelle Garden & the Berber Arts Museum.

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)

۞  Optional Marrakech Evening Market Tasting Food Tour exploring the cuisine stalls and tiny cafes of the old medina.

Day 13: MarrakechCasablanca

Morning free time to explore more of Marrakech; visit more 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)

2019 & 2020 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
  • Enjoy the luxury of a deluxe Erg Chebbi desert camp with private ensuited 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)

2019
MOROCCO GROUP TOURS
CE1 – MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES & SAHARA
(14 days/13 nights)
Casablanca – Casablanca
[Marrakech start/finish option]
DeparturesCost per person
(double/twin share) AUD$*
  01 Jan – 14 Jan$3979
  08 Jan – 21 Jan$4223
  15 Jan – 28 Jan$4223
  22 Jan – 04 Feb$4223
  29 Jan – 11 Feb$4223
  05 Feb – 18 Feb$4223
  12 Feb – 25 Feb$4223
  19 Feb – 04 Mar$4223
  26 Feb – 11 Mar$4223
  05 Mar – 18 Mar$4223
  12 Mar – 25 Mar$4223
  19 Mar – 01 Apr$4223
  26 Mar – 08 Apr$4223
  02 Apr – 15 Apr$4223
  09 Apr – 22 Apr$4223
  16 Apr – 29 Apr$4223
  23 Apr – 06 May$4223
  31 Apr – 13 May$4223
  07 May – 20 May$4223
  14 May – 27 May$4223
  21 May – 03 Jun$4223
  28 May – 10 Jun$4223
  04 Jun – 17 Jun$4223
  11 Jun – 24 Jun$4223
  18 Jun – 01 Jul$4223
  25 Jun – 08 Jul$4223
  02 Jul – 15 Jul$4223
  09 Jul – 22 Jul$4223
  16 Jul – 29 Jul$4223
  23 Jul – 05 Aug$4223
  06 Aug – 19 Aug$4223
  15 Aug – 28 Aug †Ψ$4223
  27 Aug – 09 Sep$4223
  03 Sep – 16 Sep$4223
  10 Sep – 23 Sep$4223
  17 Sep – 30 Sep$4223
  24 Sep – 07 Oct$4223
  08 Oct – 21 Oct$4223
  15 Oct – 28 Oct$4223
  22 Oct – 04 Nov$4223
  29 Oct – 11 Nov$4223
  05 Nov – 18 Nov$4223
  12 Nov – 25 Nov$4223
  19 Nov – 02 Dec$4223
  26 Nov – 09 Dec$4223
  03 Dec – 16 Dec$4223
  10 Dec – 23 Dec$4223
  17 Dec – 30 Dec$4390
  24 Dec – 06 Jan ’20$4634
  31 Dec – 13 Jan ’20$4398
2020
MOROCCO GROUP TOURS
CE1 – MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES & SAHARA
DeparturesCost per person
(double/twin share)*
  07 Jan – 20 Jan$4223
  14 Jan – 27 Jan$4223
  21 Jan – 03 Feb$4223
  28 Jan – 10 Feb$4223
  04 Feb – 17 Feb$4223
  11 Feb – 24 Feb$4223
  18 Feb – 02 Mar$4321
  25 Feb – 09 Mar$4321
  03 Mar – 18 Mar$4321
  10 Mar – 25 Mar$4321
  17 Mar – 30 Mar$4321
  24 Mar – 06 Apr$4321
  31 Mar – 13 Apr$4321
  07 Apr – 20 Apr$4321
  14 Apr – 27 Apr$4321
  21 Apr – 04 May$4321
  29 Apr – 11 May$4321
  05 May – 18 May$4321
  12 May – 25 May$4321
  19 May – 01 Jun$4321
  26 May – 08 Jun$4321
  02 Jun – 15 Jun$4321
  09 Jun – 22 Jun$4321
  16 Jun – 29 Jun$4321
  23 Jun – 06 Jul$4321
  30 Jun – 13 Jul$4321
  More 2020 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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