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8 Days Casablanca Imperial Cities To Erg Chebbi Desert Trip

Day 1: Airport to Casablanca

Transfer from the airport to Casablanca to check into your hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

After breakfast, start your trip to visit The Hassan II Mosque which is the second largest religious building in the world after the mosque in Mecca. Morocco Trips Agency casaAfter, continue to the Imperial city of Rabat, the administrative capital of the Kingdom. Visit the magnificent Mausoleum Mohamed V and the Hassan II. Then, heading to Volubilis through the other Imperial city of Meknes to visit the Roman ruins, which are spread over a wide area and afford beautiful views over the valley and hills. Then head to Fez and check in to the Hotel.

Day 3: Fez – Fez Medina

After breakfast you will start exploring the imperial city of Fez in Morocco, founded in the

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8th century by Moulay Idriss II. You will visit the Medina, Médersas Attarine, Fontaine Ennajarine, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss and the Quarawiyin Mosque and the new medina in Fez Jdid. In the evening back to the hotel.

Day 4: Fez – Merzouga

In the morning after breakfast, depart to Merzouga via Ifrane, the Moroccan Swiss style town and cedar forests is where we will stop for a while to enjoy seeing monkeys climbing the trees. Then Lunch is in Midelt, “the apple capital”, at the foot of the Ayachi Mountain. We continue over the Tizi-n-Talremt pass and through the Ziz Valley, which is particularly well-known for its palm trees and the length of the oasis. All along the road there are innumerable “ksars”, small villages of individual houses. From here we reach Errachidia and then Erfoud, famous for its date festival and fossils. Arrival in Merzouga where there are Morocco´s unique dunes, the rest of the day will be dedicated to appreciate the evening light as it changes the colours over the dunes. Night in Desert Hotel.

Day 5: Merzouga – Erg Chebbi DunesMorocco Trips Agency Camels

After breakfast we head to Khamlia village to enjoy live Gnawa music,continue on an off-road track to have a tour of sand dunes and then stop to have a tea with nomads in Berber tents, you will discover a new sense of life. From there, back to the hotel to relax before starting your camel trip into the middle of the dunes in order to see the sunset.  Afterwards you will arrive to the bivouac and spend the night under a nomadic tent.

Day 6: Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Wake up early to see the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are a magnificent sight. Arrival at the hotel to have breakfast and shower. Continue to Ouarzazate via Rissani, you will stop in Erfoud: famous for its fossilized marbles where you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils. Continue to Todra Gorges, an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. Have lunch, then drive through Dades valley and the town of roses, Kelaat M´gouna. We continue through the Road of a Thousand Kasbah, passing Skoura palm grove until we arrive in Ouarzazate, named “Hollywood of Morocco” and check into your hotel.

Day 7: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

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We head to Aït Benhaddou, a fortified city, located along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and boasts some beautiful examples of kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited and a UNESCO World Heritage site well known as the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. After stopping for lunch we continue to Marrakech over the high Atlas Mountains. Then check into your hotel.

Day 8: Marrakech – Marrakech

You will explore the beautiful city of Marrakech, the Square, the Medina, the Menara Garden, the Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden and in the evening you will transported to the hotel or the airport.

8 Days Casablanca Imperial Cities To Erg Chebbi Desert Trip
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INCLUDED
  • Pick Up From Your Hotel
  • Transport In Private A/C Vehicle
  • Experienced English Speaking Driver / Guide
  • English - Speaking City Guides In Marrakech, Fes.
  • Drop Off At Your Hotel / Airport
NOT INCLUDED
  • Lunches And Drinks
  • Entry Fees For Monuments
  • Airfare (Flight Ticket).
  • Travel Insurance.

Most Asked Question

1What is Morocco ?
With an extension of 446,550 km2 Morocco has approximately 36 million inhabitants. The country’s largest city is Casablanca, with just under 6.5 million inhabitants. The capital is Rabat which, like Casablanca, is also located on the Atlantic coast. Marrakech, in the interior, is without a doubt one of the most important cities. Located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, it is one of Morocco’s four imperial cities; it has the largest traditional market in the country and one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world.
2Will I need a VISA to enter Morocco?
If you are a citizen of the United States, Canada or the British Empire, the answer is “no.” All other clients should consult the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their country or you may refer to the following website http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/visa.cfm
3What is Morocco’s currency called?
The Moroccan currency called the DIRHAM. Rates vary little between banks, but some banks charge a fee for currency exchanges which can add up to a considerable sum with the smaller denominations. Major credit cards are accepted in the larger hotels and all big shops. ATM cards can be used in many cities even in the south. Traveler’s cheques are not widely accepted in Morocco anymore and they can be difficult to cash or exchange and only for a very limited amount. Use a money belt for all your valuable papers, checks, passport and credit cards.
4Would it be wise to bring some sort of “remedy” for stomach discomfort?
Yes. While the food in general and municipal water supplies in Morocco are perfectly safe, one never knows how your body’s “system” will react to new and unusual foods or different water supplies. Therefore, it is always wise to keep with you some sort of “stomach remedy” such as Pepto-Bismol, Imodium AD, etc. at all times.
5What is the food like?
In a word, delicious. Salads are lovely; fresh, succulent vegetables served with the light vinaigrette on the side. Harira is the Moroccan word for a thick vegetable soup. A particularly delicious one contains a bread dumpling. Main courses are usually one of the following: grilled meat on skewers often served with French fries; couscous, vegetarian or meat with vegetables; and Tagine, the Moroccan stew, usually meat, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and spices. Moroccan cooks use a mélange of spices such as cumin, turmeric, paprika, saffron and pepper for a subtly flavored cuisine. In the Sahara, you can find ‘Berber pizza’. This is a double crusted pie filled with meat, hard boiled eggs, almonds, and spices. Sometimes rather peppery, Berber pizza is best eaten with glass after glass of hot, sweet, mint tea.
6Is safe to travel in Morocco?
Yes, it is very safe, Morocco is the embodiment of one of the safest countries in the world, thanks to the combination of the country where the crime rate is very low and its government that is always proactive in protecting their guests and locals.
7Travel Documentation to bring
You are responsible for ensuring that you have a valid international passport with a minimum 6 (six) months' validity . It is the sole responsibility of the tour participant to ensure that all passport and visa requirements are met prior departure.
8Do I need travel insurance in Morocco?
Travel insurance should be obtained before leaving your country of origin. We never force anyone to purchase it however. Local hospitals have limited diagnostic capability. Foreign clinics can be expensive, evacuation can cost thousands, luggage can disappear, so insurance is a good idea.
9Would it be wise to bring some sort of remedy for stomach discomfort?
Yes. While the food in general and municipal water supplies in Morocco are perfectly safe, one never knows how your body’s system will react to new and unusual foods or different water supplies. Therefore, it is always wise to keep with you some sort of stomach remedy such as Pepto-Bismol, Imodium AD, etc. at all times.
10What is the food like?
In a word, delicious. Salads are lovely; fresh, succulent vegetables served with light vinaigrette on the side. Harira is the Moroccan word for a thick vegetable soup. A particularly delicious one contains a bread dumpling. Main courses are usually one of the following: grilled meat on skewers often served with French fries; couscous, either vegetarian or meat with vegetables; and Tagine, the Moroccan stew, usually meat, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and spices. Moroccan cooks use a mélange of spices such as cumin, turmeric, paprika, saffron and pepper for a subtly flavored cuisine. In the Sahara you can find ‘Berber pizza’. This is a double crusted pie filled with meat, hard boiled eggs, almonds and spices. Sometimes rather peppery, Berber pizza is best eaten with glass after glass of hot, sweet, mint tea.

Every seaport has freshly caught fish prepared by the fishermen on or near the piers. Do not miss this treat! Fresh fruit is served for dessert; pomegranates, melons, bananas, apples, oranges and dates all produced in Morocco and all bursting with flavor. One ongoing benefit of the French occupation are the fresh baguettes available nearly everywhere. Pastries both French and Moroccan are available in the many bakeries.
11How should I behave?
It is the Clients’ responsibility to ensure that he and the members of his Party do not behave in a way which causes offence or danger to others or which risks damage to property belonging to others. In such circumstances all suppliers (e.g. hotel managers) and the Company have the right to terminate arrangements made on the Clients’ behalf, in which case the Company’s responsibility to the Client ceases immediately. Therefore, the Company will not be liable for any refunds, payment of compensation or reimbursement of any cost or expenses incurred as a result. Further, the Client will be liable to reimburse the Company for any expenses whatsoever that it incurs as a result of such behaviour.
12Who should I tip?
It is customary to tip for good service in Morocco, as you would at home. Tourism is a key pillar in Morocco's economy, and many people depend on tips to supplement their wages, but you should not feel pressured to tip anyone if you are not satisfied with the service you have received.
13Drivers
Drivers cannot legally act as a guide in the cities i.e. Marrakech and Fes etc. where we hire in local City Guides licensed by the Ministry of Tourism for walking tours. Your driver can however accompany you outside of the vehicle in the countryside i.e. on a tour between Marrakech and Fes. In the desert we hire in a local Camel Guide who best knows how to look after camels and the ways of the desert.

When there is a natural break in a tour i.e. free day(s) in Marrakech or elsewhere with no vehicle and driver, we do not guarantee the same driver after the break. Similarly we do not guarantee the same driver for airport transfers.

Wearing seat belts is compulsory in Morocco and for your safety you should use them. If you choose not to wear them, and the police stop the vehicle, you will be asked to pay the fine in fairness to the driver.
14Will my laptop work in Morocco?
Laptops and electronics from USA or Europe will usually work in Morocco, assuming to have access to an electric plug adapter, European French adapter, this one can be purchased in all major electronics stores.
15Will I have internet access in Morocco?
Internet cafes are widely popular in Morocco, making it easy for visitors to access the internet. Internet Café's generally open early and close late, and usually charge approximately 3-5 Dirhams per hour. Many hotels also offer wireless access.
16How Do I Secure My Booking?
In order to begin the booking process, our agency requires a deposit of 30% from the total amount. Once we have received this deposit, we begin the booking of the hotels and transportation and all tour details.
The remaining balance can be paid to your driver upon pick up from your Hotel/Riad/airport .
17How Do You Accept Payment?
We accept payment by Paypal. PayPal is the faster, more secure way to pay online. our agency requires a deposit of 30% from the total amount. Once we have received this deposit, we begin the booking of the hotels and transportation and all tour details to secure your booking
18Can I cancel a reservation?
our agency requires a deposit of 30% from the total amount. Once we have received this deposit by Paypal, we begin the booking of the hotels and transportation and all tour details to secure your booking.so if you want to cancel a reservation you should contact us in less than 24 hours after you have send your deposit, so we can cancel all the reservations, and we are going to refund you 100% of your deposit (exclude paypal fees)

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