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Morocco imperial cities tour and desert 11 days 10 nights

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Tour imperial cities of Morocco departure from Casablanca.feno to Marrakech

Day 1 : Casablanca – Casablanca

. Arrival at Casablanca airport, assistance from our staff and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 : Casablanca – Rabat (95 km)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning dedicated to visiting the economic capital of the country. Visit the Souk, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the Anfa residential area and the Hassan II Mosque from the outside. Lunch in a fish restaurant in the Corniche area. In the afternoon departure for Rabat, the administrative capital of the country. Visit the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Kasbah Ouadaya and its gardens, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Hassan Tower. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 : Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Fes (260 km)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Meknes, another imperial city characterized by ramparts about 40 kilometers long, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. A Berber tribe known as the Miknasa, from whom Meknes owes its name, settled there in the 10th century and the city developed around the existing fortress. The golden age of the city was certainly the one in which it was recognized as the capital, under the rule of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727) following his accession to the Sultanate of Morocco. Subsequently this charge was given to Fez until 1912, and then to Rabat under French domination. Visit the Bab Mansour Gate, the Royal Stables and the Jewish Quarter. Lunch. In the afternoon continuation to visit the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. After the visit continuation to reach Fes. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 : Fes city tour

After breakfast, day dedicated to the visit of Fes, the spiritual capital of the country and the oldest of the imperial cities, founded in 790 by Moulay Idriss II. Visits include the Medieval Medina, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa (ancient Islamic religious university), the Nejjarine Fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the Karaouine Mosque from the outside. Lunch in a traditional restaurant located in the heart of the medina. In the afternoon visit the souk and the Fes Jdid district. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 : Fes – Immouzer – Ifrane – Beni Mellal – Marrakech (485 km)

After breakfast departure to reach Marrakech. The road passes the Berber villages of Immouzer and Ifrane. Lunch. In the afternoon we continue south with a stop in Beni Mellal, an important agricultural center of the country. Arrival in Marrakech in the evening. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Marrakech, the pearl of the South

After breakfast, day dedicated to the discovery of Marrakech, also known as “The Pearl of the South”. This is the second oldest imperial city in Morocco and was founded in the 12th century by the Almoravid dynasty. The historical visit includes the Menara Garden, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the souks and artisan quarters, full of artifacts, and the famous Djemaa el Fna square with its non-stop entertainment. Typical dinner under Caidal tents at the famous restaurant “Chez Ali”, enriched by the performance of different folklore groups representing different regions of Morocco. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 7 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora (380km)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure for Ait Benhaddou through the mountain pass of Tizi N’Tichka (alt. 2260m). Visit the famous kasbah which appeared as an embellishment in many great films. This unique site boasts the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch in a local restaurant in front of the Kasbah and continuation to Zagora through the Draa valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : Zagora – Nkob – Tazzarine – Erfoud (360km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Tamgroute and short visit of the famous Koranic library which contains ancient books and documents dating back to the 12th century. Departure for Erfound through Tansikht and Knob, where enchanting sceneries of the pre-Saharan desert and Berber villages of the Sargo mountain follow one another without stopping. Lunch in Tazzarine, a small Berber village. In the afternoon, continuation to Erfoud through the villages of Alnif and Rissani, birthplace of the current Alaouites dynasty. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Erfoud.

Giorno 9 : Erfoud – Tinghir – Ouarzazate (375 km)

Al mattino è prevista un’escursione con automezzi 4×4 a Merzouga, per ammirare l’alba dalla cima delle dune sabbiose. Dopo la prima colazione partenza per Tinghir, visita delle sue magnifiche Gole di Todra, le cui rocce arrivano all’altezza di 250 metri. Pranzo in un ristorante ai piedi del canyon. Nel pomeriggio, partenza per Ouarzazate passando per la strada delle Mille Kasbah, attraverso El Kelaa de Mgouna e il villaggio di Skoura. Cena e pernottamento in hotel.

Giorno 10 : Ouarzazate – Marrakech (210 km)

Prima colazione in hotel e partenza per un giro orientativo della città di Ouarzazate. Prosecuzione del viaggio fino a Marrakech. Pranzo in hotel. Pomeriggio di tempo libero. Cena in palazzo marocchino nel cuore della Medina. Pernottamento in hotel.

Giorno 11 : Marrakech – aerporto

Colazione in hotel. trasferimento in aeroporto o e fine dei nostri servizi.

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