Marrakech to Erg Chebbi Desert Tour
Travel with us to the wild deserts of Erg Chigaga, we offer the best 4-day desert excursion from Marrakesh. During this tour, you got the opportunity to cross the High Atlas, visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, spend one night in Zagora by the Draa valley, and two nights in the wilderness of Erg Chigaga. Explore the desert on 4×4 via the Dakar Rally route, leaving the paved road and exchanging it for off-road, Stones River, and Sand dunes. Camel trekking on the dunes and meeting real nomads in the middle of everywhere. Stop at Lake Iriki, a surprisingly dry water lake in the Sahara Desert.
Marrakech to Erg Chigaga Tour Map
The Imperial Cities of Morocco Itinerary
DAY 1 : CASABLANCA
Today really depends on your arrival time, after you’ve got picked up by your driver from the airport you might like to see some of the sights of Casablanca, in particular, the Mosque Hassan II with the second tallest minaret in the world, La Corniche Promenade and the Rick’s Cafe.
DAY 2 : CASABLANCA - MEKNES - VOLUBILIS - FES
Meknes is one of Morocco’s Imperial Cities but less-visited when it comes to tourism. This city was built by the Alawi king Moulay Ismail at the end of the seventeenth century to be the capital of his kingdom. which he tried to make it like European capitals, to the extent that it was likened to French Versailles, but the city lost its importance in the eighteenth century by losing its status as the political capital of the Alawites, where the city of Fez took This privilege instead. We will visit the water reservoir of Heri Essouani, The Gate of Bab Mansour and Lehdim square.
Your next stop will be the Roman ruins of Volubilis, which occupies a prominent historical position, where there are many important Roman sites in the Maghreb and North Africa. Historians agreed that its history dates back to the first two centuries AD because of the Roman monuments it contains, such as the public square, the triumphal arch, and the ancient Roman court.
Overnight in Riad located in Fes Medina.
DAY 3 : FEZ MEDINA GUIDED TOUR :
After breakfast, your tour guide will meet up with you in your Riad and give you an idea about the day schedule. Here we go! we start exploring the Medina of Fez. The founding of the city dates back to the end of the eighth century AD; Where the city arose on the right bank of Wadi Fez in the Andalusian neighborhood in 789 AD. The Medina has nine thousand streets and alleyways! but your Fes born-bred guide will reveal the city’s most special parts. You will get to visit the King Palace, The Mellah Jewish Quarter, The Ceramic Complex, The Koranic School Mederssa Bou Inania, Fondouk Nejjarine, the tanneries and the various craft souks.
DAY 4 : RABAT
Rabat the current Capital is the most relaxing Imperial cities to visit. Rabat has also a way richer history, having been a very important city during the assorted dynasties that succeeded on the throne. We’ll visit the 12th century Kasbah des Oudayas with its Andalusia Gardens as well as the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. We are able to dwell further into the past and visit the Merenid necropolis of Chellah. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 : RABAT - MARRAKECH
DAY 6 : MARRAKECH GUIDED CITY TOUR
Full-day sightseeing tour in Marrakech to explore the Medina, souks, monuments, and Gardens. We will provide you with a guided tour of the `Pearl of the South` escorted by your driver and our professional local guide to see all its highlights:
The main square of Djemaa El Fna, the constant flow of show biz celebrities owning properties here, its massive foreign residents’ community or its geographical location, Marrakech is smaller, yet much more famous than its counterpart Fes. There is no other Moroccan city that boasts such a demographic diversity: Arabs, Europeans, and Berbers have always blended with the Touareg populations north of Sahara and the Black Africans whose ancestors worked at the court of the Sultan in a city always known for being a passage point for caravans coming through its gates from the 4 corners of Africa.
Highlights include Bahia Palace, Koranic school Ben Yussef, Souks, Saadian Tombs, the legendary Hotel Mamounia, or the Majorelle Gardens (once the property of a certain Yves Saint Laurent).
DAY 7 : Airport Transfer to Marrakech / Casablanca:
We say goodbye to each other after this amazing adventure, Morocco Imperial Cities can vary from 7 to 12 days.
3 hours journey from Marrakech to Mohamed V Casablanca airport, or 30 min from the Medina to Marrakech airport.
We hope you enjoyed your Four Imperial Cities Morocco Tour with us!