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

Ө  Itinerary Overview
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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 in Merzouga area traditional 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)

2020 & 2021 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

EMAIL US now for pricing information, further details and to book your private tour of Morocco.

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)

2020
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$*
  07 Jan – 20 Jan$4382
  14 Jan – 27 Jan$4382
  21 Jan – 03 Feb$4382
  28 Jan – 10 Feb$4382
  04 Feb – 17 Feb$4382
  11 Feb – 24 Feb$4382
  18 Feb – 02 Mar$4382
  25 Feb – 09 Mar$4382
  03 Mar – 18 Mar$4382
  10 Mar – 25 Mar$4382
  17 Mar – 30 Mar$4382
  24 Mar – 06 Apr$4382
  31 Mar – 13 Apr$4382
  07 Apr – 20 Apr$4382
  14 Apr – 27 Apr$4382
  21 Apr – 04 May$4382
  29 Apr – 11 May$4382
  05 May – 18 May$4382
  12 May – 25 May$4382
  19 May – 01 Jun$4382
  26 May – 08 Jun$4382
  02 Jun – 15 Jun$4382
  09 Jun – 22 Jun$4382
  16 Jun – 29 Jun$4382
  23 Jun – 06 Jul$4382
  30 Jun – 13 Jul$4382
  07 Jul – 20 Jul$4382
  14 Jul – 27 Jul$4382
  26 Jul – 08 Aug †Ψ$4382
  04 Aug – 17 Aug$4382
  11 Aug – 26 Aug$4382
  25 Aug – 07 Sep$4382
  01 Sep – 14 Sep$4382
  08 Sep – 21 Sep$4382
  15 Sep – 28 Sep$4382
  22 Sep – 05 Oct$4382
  06 Oct – 19 Oct$4382
  13 Oct – 26 Oct$4382
  20 Oct – 02 Nov$4382
  27 Oct – 09 Nov$4382
  03 Nov – 16 Nov$4382
  10 Nov – 23 Nov$4382
  17 Nov – 30 Nov$4382
  24 Nov – 07 Dec$4382
  01 Dec – 14 Dec$4382
  08 Dec – 21 Dec$4478
  15 Dec – 28 Dec$4698
  22 Dec – 04 Jan ’21$4698
  29 Dec – 11 Jan ’21$4561
2021
MOROCCO GROUP TOURS
CE1 – MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES & SAHARA
DeparturesCost per person
(double/twin share)*
  05 Jan – 18 Jan$4478
  12 Jan – 25 Jan$4478
  19 Jan – 01 Feb$4478
  26 Jan – 08 Feb$4478
  02 Feb – 15 Feb$4478
  09 Feb – 22 Feb$4478
  16 Feb – 01 Mar$4478
  23 Feb – 08 Mar$4478
  02 Mar – 17 Mar$4478
  09 Mar – 24 Mar$4478
  16 Mar – 29 Mar$4478
  23 Mar – 05 Apr$4478
  30 Mar – 12 Apr$4478
  06 Apr – 19 Apr$4478
  13 Apr – 26 Apr$4478
  20 Apr – 03 May$4478
  28 Apr – 10 May$4478
  04 May – 17 May$4478
  11 May – 24 May$4478
  18 May – 31 May$4478
  25 May – 07 Jun$4478
  01 Jun – 14 Jun$4478
  08 Jun – 21 Jun$4478
  15 Jun – 28 Jun$4478
  22 Jun – 05 Jul$4478
  29 Jun – 12 Jul$4478
  More 2021 dates available

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

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