IMPERIAL CITIES AND SAHARA

A circuit of contrasts!
from/per person 550,00
  • Number of nights
    9
  • Departure
    time

    08:30
  • Return
    time

    18:00
  • Meeting
    place

    Hotel
  • Maximum number
    16

The imperial cities and the Sahara is a circuit that combines several discoveries and experiences, it switches from a 100% cultural and historical content to a purely adventure content between the sand dunes and the oases in the Tuareg tribe, known for its heritage particular...

Day 1:
Transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel in Marrakech, Check-in and free time.
 
Day 2:
This first day we reserve it for Marrakech visits, you start the day by visiting the important monuments of the Marrakech city such as the Koutoubia Mosque (from the outside), the Saadian tombs and the Bahia Palace. After lunch, you set off to explore the alleys of the medina and its residential districts where the essential places that make up each old district, such as the hammam, the oven, the fountain...
Return to the hotel at the end of the afternoon.
 
Day 3 - 245 km:
This morning and after breakfast, you take the bus to the economic capital of Morocco and its most populous city with more than 5 million inhabitants. Casablanca is located 245 km northwest of Marrakech by motorway.
Lunch in Casablanca, then you start in the afternoon the visit of Casablanca by visiting the historic Habbous district, then the Notre Dame de Lourde church which represents an architectural emblem for Catholic parishes but also for the charm and cultural diversity that gives to this great city.
After visiting this church, you will take a panoramic tour of the white city, passing through the Arab League garden, United Nations Square, Boulevard d'Anfa known as the Jewish quarter of the city, then the Hassan 2 mosque and the corniche. Ain Diab where you can have a cocktail in one of its terraces in front of the ocean while contemplating the sunset.
Transfer to the hotel.
 
Day 4 - 300 km:
Breakfast at the hotel then departure to the Rabat city, located 90 km by motorway north of Casablanca. Rabat is the administrative capital of the kingdom and is one of Morocco imperial cities with a history of more than 850 years, founded since the Almohad dynasty in 1150. Arriving in Rabat you start the city visit with a panoramic bus tour, then you head towards the Mechoir (Royal passage) where the Royal Palace, then you visit the Hassan Tower, the twin sister of the Koutoubia in Marrakech and the Geralda in Seville which was not completed following the death of Sultan Yacoub Al Mansour. You end the morning visit at the Mohamed 5 mausoleum located in the same space as the Hassan Tower.
The visit of the Kasbah des Oudayas is scheduled after lunch then you take the road to the Fez city located east of Rabat 210 km by motorway.
Transfer to the hotel.
 
Day 5:
This day is reserved completely for the visit of Fez, after breakfast at the hotel you will discover its medina founded since the 8th century, it is declared as an international heritage by UNESCO. During your immersion in the medina and its narrow streets, you will visit its neighborhoods, monuments and places of interest such as tanneries, madrasas and craft workshops...
At the end of the day, you take a panoramic bus tour that you finish on a hill overlooking the city from where you will have a beautiful view of the medina.
Lunch is scheduled in the middle of the visit.
 
Day 6 - 420 km:
Today you travel through the Middle Atlas to the city of Erfoud, located in the southeast, 420 km from Fez. A journey filled with beautiful landscapes that combine between green valleys, snow-capped mountains and oases of palm trees. Overnight at the hotel in Erfoud.
Lunch is planned in the middle of the road.
 
Day 7 - 80 km:
Erfoud is located in a region known geologically as the most mysterious region of our planet, according to several international researches and important scientific discoveries, this city is located in the heart of an ancient valley which knew the existence of a marine fauna of dinosaurs most ferocious and which dates back more than 560 million years.
You leave on the morning to discover a career of fossils and beautiful rock engravings which reveal the presence of man in the Bronze Age, then a workshop for the extraction and polishing of fossils to attend the different stages of this work.
You then take the road to the Merzouga dunes, once arrived, and after a few kilometers on the track you reach the hostel from where you start a 30-minute camel ride. Night in the bivouac in a tent at the foot of the sand dunes.
In the evening, after watching the sunset and after dinner, the Tuaregs from the bivouac will host a little tamtam show around a campfire.
 
Day 8 - 400 km:
Breakfast will be served after sunrise, then you take the direction of the Ouarzazate city located to the south. The first stop is planned at Ksar Khorbate where you will discover the architecture of the Ksars (palaces) of this region known especially by the Kasbahs, then you continue to the Todra Gorges where you can admire its majestic gorges. Lunch will be scheduled in the Tinghir city.
After lunch you take the bus back to the Skoura palm grove where you will visit its famous Kasbah Amerhidil and take a walk in its beautiful Oasis accompanied by a villager who takes you between its palm trees and makes you discover the life of the Berbers of this Atlas region. He will talk to you about their lifestyles, their customs and the nature of the work that is done in the palm grove by giving a demonstration...
After this immersion in the Oasis of Skoura, you will head to the hotel in Ouarzazate.
 
Day 9 - 200 km:
This morning and after breakfast and check out, we offer you a visit to the Ouarzazate Cinema Studios with the possibility of making other optional visits such as Kasbah Taourirt or the cinema museum, then you take the bus to Head towards Marrakech making two stops, the first stop at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and the second at Kasbah Talouet. Lunch is planned at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
Arrival in Marrakech estimated around 6 p.m.
 
Day 10:
Breakfast at the hotel and free time before transfer to the airport.
 
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This circuit is proposed with drivers speaking different languages (French or Spanish or English), you can choose the desired language when confirming your reservation. To improve the content of this circuit, a guide is strongly recommended who will give you more explanations and information and will lead you to the different sites you are going to visit.

 

All the services included in this product are mentioned below:

  • Air-conditioned and comfortable tourist bus throughout the circuit
  • Professional and responsible driver
  • Pick up from your hotel or from Jamaa el Fna Square or the nearest place to your riad
  • Guided tour of Marrakech (local guide)
  • Access to monuments: Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace in Marrakech
  • Immersion in the medina of Marrakech
  • Guided tour of Casablanca (local guide)
  • Access to the Notre Dame de Lourdes church and the Hassan 2 mosque in Casablanca
  • Guided tour of Rabat (local guide)
  • Guided tour of Fez (local guide)
  • Access to Madrasa Attarine, Karaouine Mosque and Moulay Idriss 2 Mausoleum in Fez
  • Visit of Ifrane
  • Visit to a fossil workshop
  • Dromedary ride in Merzouga
  • Overnight in a nomadic bivouac with shared sanitary facilities
  • Visit the Todra Gorges
  • Walk in an oasis between palm trees with a villager
  • Guided tour of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (local guide)
  • All monuments and places mentioned in the description
  • Nights: in Marrakech 3 nights (2 nig(rcuit), Casablanca one night, Fez 2 nights, Erfoud one night, Merzouga one night, Ouarzazate one night
  • Dinner and breakfast in all the accommodation proposed
  • Round trip transfer from Marrakech airport to the hotel in Marrakech
  • If you choose the guide available, this service includes 8 days of service plus the cost of his accommodation
  • In the case of choosing a rental car, it will be delivered to you from the second to the ninth day (8 days) and the fuel will not be included

Below are the pricing tables of all the services proposed in this product:

Price per adults

1 Person
1 590,00 €
2 Persons
800,00 €
3 Persons
540,00 €
4 Persons
405,00 €
5 Persons
325,00 €
6 Persons
272,00 €
7 Persons and more
235,00 €

Children's conditions

Children free
1
Children free with "Shared tour"
0
Discount per child
-0%
Discount after 7 pers.
-35%

*They are not applied on children if they benefit from a reduced rate.
*They are not applied on accommodation.

3 star hotels

Single room 442,60 €
Double room 630,90 €
Triple room 912,30 €
Triple child room 832,00 €

4 star hotels

Single room 696,00 €
Double room 982,80 €
Triple room 1 444,30 €
Triple child room 1 249,30 €

5 star hotels

Single room 1 022,40 €
Double room 1 393,50 €
Triple room 2 110,00 €
Triple child room 1 771,70 €

"Shared Tour" option Table

1 Person
-40%
2 Persons
-30%
3 Persons
-20%
4 Persons
-10%
5 Persons
-5%
6 Persons
-5%
7 Persons and more
-10%

Children policy 60 Days

Guides rates

Guide EN520.00 €
Guide FR520.00 €
Guide ES520.00 €
Guide IT580.00 €
Guide PO520.00 €

Car rental rates

Dacia Logan or equiv. ( 4 p ) -570.00 €
Renault Clio Manual or equiv. ( 4 p ) -520.00 €
Dacia Duster Manual or equiv. ( 4 p ) -460.00 €
Renault Kajdar Manual or equiv. ( 4 p ) -300.00 €
Toyota Prado TX Manual or equiv. ( 5 p ) +90.00 €

Vehicle rates

Toyota Prado TX or equiv. ( 5 p ) +90.00 €
Mercedes Vito or equiv. ( 6 p ) +120.00 €

Below are the hotels included in each destination by category, in the case of unavailability of one of the hotels mentioned in the program, MY MARRAKECH TOURS undertakes to offer you hotels similar or superior to the chosen category.

Category 3 stars:

Marrakech
  • Akabar or Majorelle depending on the availability
Casablanca
  • Campanile or Kyriad depending on the availability
Fes
  • Nouzha or Salam depending on the availability
Arfoud
  • Ziz or Palms depending on the availability
Merzouga
  • Nomadic bivouac (with common sanitary)
Ouarzazate
  • La Perle du Sud or Le Fint depending on the availability

Category 4 stars:

Marrakech
  • Tempo or Farah depending on the availability
Casablanca
  • Oum Palace or RM Marina depending on the availability
Fes
  • L'escale or Barcelo depending on the availability
Arfoud
  • Tizmi or Chergui depending on the availability
Merzouga
  • Normal bivouac (with private sanitary)
Ouarzazate
  • Le Zat or Farah Al Janoub depending on the availability

Category 5 stars:

Marrakech
  • Adam Park or RM Agdal depending on the availability
Casablanca
  • Grand Mogador or Farah depending on the availability
Fes
  • Les Mérinides depending on the availability
Arfoud
  • Palais du Désert depending on the availability
Merzouga
  • Luxury bivouac (with private sanitary)
Ouarzazate
  • Riad Tama or Dar Kamar depending on the availability

The hotels offered with the extension in Rabat

Category 3 stars:
  • Texuda or Oudaias depending on the availability
Category 4 stars:
  • Atlantic Agdal or Onomo Terminus depending on the availability
Category 5 stars:
  • Riad el kebira or Dawliz depending on the availability

Seventh day options

Adrenaline in Jeep

To add an adventure touch to your circuit and better enjoy the Merzouga desert, We suggest you to change your vehicle in Erfoud by 4x4, then head to Merzouga where you make a 60-minutes circuit between its sand dunes, this circuit ends in the bivouac or the place from where you start the dromedaries ride. The next day, you will use the 4x4 from the bivouac to the village of Merzouga to take back your vehicle and continue the circuit.
Each 4x4 car has a capacity of 6 people, if you are more than 6 people please select more than one car according to your number.
Option available only if the vehicle chosen from Marrakech is not a Toyota Prado TX car.

Quad ride

For lovers of high adrenaline, we suggest you take a 60-minute quad bike ride in the Merzouga desert, then take your vehicle back to the bivouac. Please select the number of people who want to do this activity.

Quad passenger

For people who want to share a quad for two or for children who can not drive a quad and want to ride behind adults, this option allows you to provide you with a two-seater quad with the insurance of the second person included. Please select this option and enter the number of quads that you want to share.

Eighth day options

Ksar khorbate

Located between Erfoud and Tinghir in the lower Todra valley, El Khorbat is an old ksar or a fortified village which consists of several houses. Built in raw earth in the 19th century, it is recently restored through to international cooperation to bring this heritage back to life, half of these houses are still inhabited and the other half has been rehabilitated to serve tourism in the region. During this stop we offer you a walk between the alleys of this Ksar with a visit to the museum and the embroidery cooperative. *Access fees do not include the guide.

Amerhidil Kasbah

A 17th century kasbah located in the palm grove of Skoura built by a descendant of Zaouia Ennaciria. Amridil was a small Zaouia or brotherhood, its mission was purely religious, it ensured the teaching of the principles of Islam and the learning of the Koran. Its buildings still include a section reserved for students and a prayer room and on its roof, it still retains an ancient sundial whose main function was to determine the prayer times from sunrise to sunset. *Access fees do not include the guide.

Tea ceremony

During a stop in Skoura Oasis, we open the doors of an old kasbah still inhabited to discover from the inside and discover the customs of the Berber family who live there, she will make you attend a tea ceremony...

Ninth day options

The cinema museum

Located in the city center of Ouarzazate, this museum was first of all a film studio created by Italian film production companies in 1981 on two hectares, it consists of different sets of cult films relating to the history of the Bible. In 2007, the studio was transformed into a cinema museum. *Free for children under 7 years old. Please select the number of people who want to take this tour.

Taourirt kasbah

A kasbah from the 17th century, it was built on a hill at the crossroads of two rivers, Dadès and Idermi to ensure the safety and protection of the caravans that came or went to Timbuktu. Kasbah Taourirt is built respecting the architecture of the Tuaregs of the Sahara in the form of a labyrinth to ensure also the protection of the Pasha in the event of an invasion, then in the 19th century, the kasbah experienced the construction of its extension by the Glaoui family who ruled southern Morocco at the time.
Access fees do not include the guide.

Cinema studios

Ouarzazate cinema Studios are very famous in Morocco, during this visit you go to discover the different sets and stages used in major international productions filmed in Ouarzazate... The studio guide is not included, visitors generally leave him a tip.

Full board supplement

This option gives you the possibility to include lunch meals throughout your circuit in the places mentioned in the description. All the meals proposed consist of a minimum of 3 courses (starter + main course + dessert), the menus are excluding drinks.
For allergy sufferers, please inform us about your allergy in the dedicate field in the second step of the Cart.

Extra night in Rabat

This option offers you the possibility of visiting Rabat in a relaxing way. Instead of making the visit to this city more crowded in half a day, you can do it in one day with free time towards the end of the day. One night will automatically add to the initial program that you will spend in Rabat in a hotel of the same hotel category chosen with half board included (dinner and breakfast).
Visits will be automatically scheduled to the city of Meknes and Volubilis, as follows: After breakfast departure from Rabat to Meknes, located 160 km by highway east of Rabat. Once arrived in Meknes, you begin the visit of this city by the medina of Meknes, The famous Mansour gate and Place El Hedim, Madrasa Bou Inania and the Royal Stables.
After lunch (free), you take the bus to the Roman archaeological site Volubilis, located 35 km north of Meknes which you will explore with a local guide. You then go to Fez, located 70 km east of Volubilis. Transfer to the hotel. From Fez you resume the program as described in the description.
This option includes all visites and services included in this description.

Full board - Meknes

This option allows you to enjoy a lunch meal in a gourmet restaurant in the Meknes city which consists of 3 courses: starter + main course + dessert, excluding drinks.

The time mentioned between destinations is the journey time without any stops!

Marrakech

245 KM 2:50

Casablanca

Casablanca

90 KM 1:15

Rabat

Rabat

210 KM 2:30

Fes

Fes

420 KM 7:00

Erfoud

Erfoud

80 KM 1:20

Merzouga

Merzouga

400 KM 6:00

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

200 KM 4:00

Marrakech


Tags

  • # The throats
  • # Bivouac
  • # Circuit
  • # Palm grove
  • # Berber
  • # Mountains
  • # Lunch
  • # Desert
  • # Camel
  • # Quad
  • # Adrenaline
  • # Leisure
  • # Entertainment
  • # Jeeps
  • # Souks
  • # Medina
  • # Découverte
  • # Aventure
  • # Culture
  • # Histoire
  • # Riad

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