Chefchaouen, Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert

Featuring an exciting mix of culture and history, this complete 7-day itinerary covers highlights of Morocco's historic Imperial cities, Meknes, Fes, Rabat, and Marrakech with additional time dedicated to Chefchaouen. Admire the intricate beauty of Arabic architecture as you visit important mosques, historic gates, and other significant landmarks. In between, ride a camel into the Sahara, experience the overpowering beauty of Moroccan nature by camping in the Sahara Desert and visit old kasbahs.

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7 Days
Shared Group Size
8 pax
Service Level
Start Location
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Arrive Casablanca & Rabat

Welcome to Morocco! Arrive at the Casablanca Airport. See the Hassan II Mosque and a panoramic tour of Casablanca and its diverse neighborhoods. After lunch we will continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Do a city tour that includes a drive around the walls of the Royal Palace and a visit to the Mausoleums of Mohammed V and Hassan II, two rulers who worked hand-in-hand with the Jewish community. Take a guided walk through the Old Walled City and the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas.

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Accommodation:Riad Zyo (or similar)
Meals included:No meals included.
Transportation:Privat Car
    • Hassan II Mosque
      13 € per personDuration: 1h

      Join a morning tour and marvel at the fine artisanship: hand-carved stone and wood, intricate marble floor detailing, and gilded ceilings.

    Rabat, Rif Mountains & Chefchaouen

    Depart the capital and transfer north into the Rif Mountains and to Chefchaouen. Check into your accommodations before starting a guided tour of this charming town. Walk to the top wall of the Medina, where you can observe the city in its everyday goings. Wander through the beautiful blue streets of the hillside Medina until you reach the main square, Uta El Hammam. Free afternoon to spend at your leisure.

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    Accommodation:Dar Chaouen (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast
    Transportation:Private Car

        Roman ruins at Volubilis and Fes

        Leave Chefchaouen behind and drive south toward Fes, stopping along the way at the ruins of the Roman outpost of Volubilis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to the third century BCE and was eventually reclaimed by local Amazigh tribes. After a guided tour of Volubilis, stop for lunch at the nearby sacred city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, home to Idriss I's Tomb. After exploring the roman ruins, make the short drive to Fes, where you will rest for the night.

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        Accommodation:Riad Dar D'Or (or similar)
        Meals included:breakfast
        Transportation:Private Car
        • Volubilis Guided Tour
          Duration: 2h

          Visit the impressive, well-preserved Roman ruins with a local guide. Peer into old bathhouses, marvel at the still-present mosaic floors, and gaze up at towering marble pillars.

          Exploring the Medivial Medina of Fes

          Meet your guide in your Riad/Hotel at 09am and start the visit of “the oldest living Medina in the world”. Start at the gateway of the Royal Palace and the Blue Gate " Bab Boujloud ".  Explore the twisting streets of the old Medina, Madrasa Bounania, the elegant Nejjarine Fountain & Musuem and the pungent; Chouara Tannery.

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          Accommodation:Riad Dar D'Or (or similar)
          Meals included:breakfast
          Transportation:Private Car
          • Explore Fes
            Duration: 6h

            Lose yourself in the charm of the Fez Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the twisting streets of the old Medina, the elegant Nejjarine

          • Hammam & Spa
            60 € per personDuration: 2h

            Treat yourself to the purifying steam of a hammam ritual. Authentic Moroccan products such as Argan oil, beldi black soap and rhassoul mud add to

          • Cooking Class Fes
            85 € per person

            Cook yourself either lunch or dinner on this course in Fez that teaches you how to prepare Moroccan cuisine. 

          Middle Atlas and the Sahara Desert

          At 8:00 am your driver will pick you up, leave the UNESCO-protected Fes and travel south toward Merzouga Sahara Desert. The first stop will be in Ifran, nicknamed the little Swizerland, a neat and charming city that has a mild climate, lakes, white winters and a distinctive architecture, i. e. houses have sloping remarkably unusual roofs in Morocco.  A 15 min stop to stretch your legs, drink a cup of coffee. We will continue south to cross the majestic Middle Atlas, a region of rare beauty, varied landscapes, and forest roads shaded by towering stands of cedar trees. Stop for a while to observe the Barbary apes in the Oak and Cedar forest.  Afterwards, we will continue to Midelt, a town Known for apple production, we will have lunch here, then relish the impressive nearby Moulouya River. Later on, we will continue to the Sahara Desert driving over the fascinating Tizi n'Talghamt Pass (at an altitude of 1,907 m), and into the scenic Valley of Ziz which graces the landscape with its hidden oases and emerald green palm trees. On the way to the Sahara, you will see numerous ancient Ksour—fortified houses built of earth bricks and had served as a strongholds that protect sedentary populations and their precious wares, including gold, salt and spices. Once you are in Erfoud, you can feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet and its immense arid plateaus. You will stop in one of the cafes to stretch your legs, use the bathrooms before heading to the Sahara Desert.

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          Accommodation:Pueblo Touareg (or similar)
          Meals included:breakfast | dinner
          Transportation:Private Car | Camel Ride
            • 4x4 to The Camp

              If the camel ride is not for you, you have the option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4.

            • Skip the Camel ride and Return with 4x4

              There is a possibility to skip the morning camel ride and drive back in an SUV.

            Rissani and Todra Gorge & Dades Gorge

            Be sure to rise early to witness a Saharan sunrise, before exploring more of the Desert. Take a sand-board and test your skills on the dunes, join the Erg Chebbi tour (around the sand dunes) or a quad ATV tour. Make your way west, entering through an impressive gate into the market town of Rissani. Check out the livestock auction and the "donkey parking lot". After breakfast we drive to Tinerhir enjoying the views of neighboring towns running along the sides of the lush and extensive river oasis. Admire the 984 feet (300 m) deep Todra Gorge and the Todra River below that cut through the red limestone to make it. Take a leisurely walk to explore the gorge and relax in the cool water of the shallow river below. Head to Dades Valley for the night.

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            Accommodation:Riad Rihana Tamlalte (or similar)
            Meals included:breakfast | dinner
            Transportation:Private Car
            • Todra Gorge Guided Walk

              Embark in a guided walk in Todra valley and Gorge to stretch your legs and get a glimpse of a daily life in berber villages.

            • Visit Rissani
              freeDuration: 30min

              Stop at Risani to visit Donkey parking, Sheep and animal market, Date market, grains market, Berber Pharmacy and others.  Get in a capsule to get

            Roses Valley, Cinema towns & Ait Ben Haddou

            After breakfast, we will take a short walk in the gorges before we continue our 3 days morocco desert tour from Fes to Marrakech. We will follow the Dades Valley through El Kelaa Magona known as Valley of the Roses and the road of a thousand Kasbahs. We visit of Ouarzazate and stop for lunch in Ait Ben Haddou village. We will have time to explore the famous protected UNESCO site which is the nest of many films like the Gladiator, Lawrance of Arabia and much more. We will drive via Tichka pass to arrive to Marrakech.

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            Meals included:breakfast
            Transportation:Private Car
            • Guided Visit of Telouet
              Duration: 30min

              Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.

            • Ait Ben Haddou
              Duration: 1h

              Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of

              What's Included

              • Private modern vehicle with A/C + fuel + Motorway tolls
              • Possibility to start the tour from any major city or airport
              • English speaking driver through the whole tour
              • Selected good and centrally located hotels /Riads
              • Possibility to upgrade to 5* hotels ( entirely or partially )
              • Breakfast is daily included
              • Dinner included at the Desert camp and Dades Gorge
              • Certified guides for the sightseeing days
              • Local guides for monuments and Kasbahs ...
              • All local taxes
              • Possibility to use the driver's mobile internet for limited needs
              • No forced shopping or tourist traps
              • Drinks
              • Meals than those mentioned above
              • Entrance fees to the monuments