RABAT SEA AND SAHARA TOUR IN 11 DAYS
Rabat (Arabic: الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ, literally “Fortified Place”), population 577,827 hab. (2014 estimate), is the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is also the capital of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region.
The city is on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. On the other side of the river is Rabat’s bedroom community. Together the two cities with Temara have a population of 1.8 million. Silting problems have lowered the city’s role as a port. However, Rabat and Salé still maintain somewhat important textile, food processing and construction industries. Some are from sweatshop labor by major businesses.
In addition, tourism and being home to all foreign embassies in Morocco help to make Rabat the second most important city in the country after the larger and economically more significant Casablanca.
The Tour can start in your accommodation, train station, bus station in and ends in your accommodation or any place you want. Also it can be extended or shortened according to your desire.
Please be ready at 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
Approximately 6:30 PM of the last day
Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
RABAT SEA AND SAHARA TOUR IN 11 DAYS
Entrance fees for historical monuments
Camels for the trekking
Hotel with dinner and breakfast
Desert Camp with dinner and breakfast
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Day 01 : RABAT TO CASABLANCA
Upon your arrival at Rabat Airport you will be welcomed and before departing to Casablanca, we will visit the main historical monuments of Rabat, Kasbah Oudaya and Hassan, then we will hit the road to economical capital of Morocco, Casablanca. Overnight in Casablanca.
Day 02 : CASABLANCA TO ESSAOUIRA VIA EL JADIDA
After breakfast we will start our day by visiting the main site in Casablanca, Hassan 2 Mosque then a journey will take us along the coastal road to the beautiful city of Essaouira including a visit to El Jadida one of Portuguese former occupied city in Morocco, very interesting places are worth a visit to such as the Portuguese port. Upon your arrival in the early afternoon you will have enough time to explore this marvelous town and enjoy the calmness of its beach and ancient harbor. Overnight in Essaouira.
Day 03 : ESSAOUIRA TO MARRAKESH
After breakfast a short trip will take us to the famous city of Marrakesh via the chichawa. Overnight in Marrakesh.
Day 04 : MARRAKESH VISIT
After breakfast you will be joined by a local guide who is going to take you in one of your lifetime experiences as you will visit the old Medina, Saadien Tombs, Bahia Palace, Majourelle Gardens and the famous El Fna Square where you can find storytellers and snakes charmers, monkey charmers, Henna Women, also other famous historical sites are to be visited along the visit. Overnight in Marrakesh.
Day 05 : MARRAKESH TO DADES VIA KASBAH AIT BEN HADDOU, ROSE VALLEY
After breakfast depart to Dades via Tizi n Tichka pass which is one of the most beautiful passes in Morocco and which is 2260m above sea level, then we drive to visit Kasbah Telouat the house of the former warlord Thami Glaoui, we continue our way to join the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site and which stands in the middle of Ouad el Malh. We drive to the famous city of Ouarzazate or Holly Wood of Africa as some of the famous movies were filmed in it such as “Gladiator”, “The Mummy”, “Prince of Persia”…etc. Then we continue via Skoura Palm grove and the Rose Valley, in which we will pass through the city of Kalaa Magouna, very well known of rose farming and rose productions, we continue to Boumalne Dades. Overnight in Dades gorges.
Day 06 : DADES TO MERZOUGA VIA TODRA GORGES, TINJDAD, ERFOUD
After breakfast depart to Merzouga via Todra gorges, one of the beautiful rock canyons in the south east of Morocco. As we hit the road to Merzouga the landscape will change dramatically to a more desert like landscape passing through valleys and dry lands to reach join the famous Berber town of Merzouga. Overnight in Merzouga
Day 07 : MERZOUGA VISIT
After a late breakfast, we will start a journey that will take us behind the almighty dunes of Erg Chebbi, as we make our way inside the golden dunes to visit the surrounding area of Merzouga including a visit to the nomads of the area, and then we will continue our visit to the old mines of Mifiss. We will finish our journey by visiting the black peoples village of Khamlia, to enjoy to Gnawa Traditional music, which dates back to slavery area and which they used to chant in order to subdue the daily sufferings they went through. In the afternoon we will go back to the hotel, to camel trek across the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi and catch the sunset on the road to the camp. Upon your arrival to the camp you will be welcomed with a fresh cup of tea. Dinner will be served under the stars and drums will be played to complete the serenity of a night which you will never forget.
Day 08 : MERZOUGA TO FES VIA RISSANI, ZIZ VALLEY, IFRANE
In order to attend one of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see in your life, you will have to wake up early, and then you will camel trek back to the hotel where you will have breakfast and shower. After refreshing up we will hit the road back to the red city of Marrakesh, via the ancient and historical town of Rissani, the town from where the current dynasty started to rule Morocco, a walk in its old souk will take you back in time as the herbs sellers long with antique sellers’ line inside it. We continue our way to the cultural capital of Morocco the city of Fes, passing through the green Ziz Valley to attend the panoramic view of one of the biggest oasis in north of Africa, then we continue to pass through the cedar forest and have the chance to see the barbarian apes of the Atlas mountains. As we approach the city of Fes, we will pass through one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco, the city of Ifrane or the Switzerland of Morocco. We hit the road to join the city of Fes. Overnight in Fes.
Day 09 : FES VISIT
After breakfast you will be joined by an official local guide, who will show you the city and its historical monuments “Fes El Bali the old medina”, “ Al Qraouine University” “Jewish Quarter”…etc. Fes is the fourth largest city in Morocco and also used to serve as one of its former capitals during the reign ship of the Idrissis. You will enjoy walking its narrow streets and its huge ancient gates. The Medina of Fes, Fes el Bali is believed to be the largest car-free urban area in the world as the people of the Medina use only mules or small motorcycles to get merchandise inside the medina.
Day 10 : FES TO RABAT VIA VOLUBILIS, MEKNES
After breakfast we will hit the road back to the capital of Morocco, via the ancient roman ruins of Volubilis, the remote territories of the Romans in north Africa via the green fields of olive trees of Saiss Hill, then we continue to join the Ismailien capital and one of the imperial cities in Morocco, the city of Meknes in which you will have the chance to visit one of the biggest gates in north Africa Bab Mansour and also visit the famous Lahdim Square, Qara Prison, Moulay Ismail Masoulouem, the Swani Basin. After lunch in Meknes, we will continue our way to Rabat.
Day 11 : RABAT AIRPORT TRANSFER.
This day will be the final day in Morocco and in which we will take you to the airport according to your flight time.