Morocco, it’s a real challenge to all five senses

10 Days Imperial and desert Tour in Morocco


Explore Morocco’s rich heritage with this 10-day itinerary, showcasing the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakesh, coupled with an immersive experience in the desert.

Embark on a journey through the winding alleys of ancient medinas, ride a camel across the majestic dunes of the Sahara, unravel the secrets of mud-brick cities in the desert, and traverse the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains.

Day 1: Arrival at Casablanca Airport

pon your arrival at Casablanca Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our professional driver, who will escort you to your hotel for some much-needed rest and relaxation.

You will be staying at the Suisse Hotel Casablanca or a hotel of similar standard in Casablanca for the night.

Day 2: Casablanca City Tour

After enjoying your breakfast, you will kick off your tour with a visit to Casablanca, the economic hub of Morocco.

The first stop on your sightseeing tour is the renowned Hassan II Mosque, which is situated on the Atlantic coast and happens to be the second-largest mosque in the world. You will have the opportunity to explore the mosque and marvel at the stunning views of the tallest minaret, the impressive Moroccan architectural design, and the sea.

From there, you will proceed to Square Mohammed V, which is home to French-style buildings that merge modern design with an authentic touch. You will then pass by Mohamed V Avenue and arrive at the Place des Nations Unites, where the old and new Medina meet.

Next, you will walk through the old Medina, which symbolizes the authenticity and antique Moroccan heritage with its narrow lanes. To wrap up your tour, you will explore Parc de la Ligue Arabe, an enormous and stunning garden that is lined with palm trees, water features, and café terraces.

Overnight in Suisse Hotel Casablanca or similar in Casablanca

Day 3: Casablanca- Rabat- Meknes- Volubilis – Fes

After enjoying your breakfast, you will proceed to Rabat, which is the capital city of Morocco located on the Atlantic coast. Upon arrival, you will embark on a guided tour of the popular monuments of Rabat. You will start with the Hassan Tower, which features an incomplete minaret, followed by the monumental marble mausoleums of Mohamed V and Hassan II, which are decorated with charming carved plaster and patterned Zellij.

Before taking a leisurely lunch, you will visit the breathtaking Kasbah of Oudaya, which was constructed during the Almohad dynasty.

Continuing your guided tour, you will head to the next imperial city, Meknes. Once the capital of Moulay Ismael, his royal stables were once home to an astounding 12,000 horses! Founded in the 9th century by the Zenata Berbers, you will have the opportunity to visit the Bab el Mansour.

From there, you will proceed to Volubilis, home to impressive Roman ruins and mosaics that have been particularly well preserved over time. After some time exploring, you will head to the famous city of Fez to relax and enjoy a free evening.

Overnight in Royal Mirage Hotel or similar in Fez

Day 4: Fes City Tour

You will have a full day to explore the magnificent city of Fez, which is one of the best examples of a medieval Arab city and also the religious capital of the Kingdom of Morocco.

During your tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Karaouine Mosque and Medersa, while also experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of everyday life in the labyrinth of souks and tanneries.

The tour includes photo stops at the imposing Bab Boujloud gate, the ancient ramparts, the splendid fountain at Place Nejjarine, and the beautiful front entrance to the Royal Palace. You will also enjoy a light lunch at a local restaurant.

At the end of the afternoon, you will return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight in Royal Mirage Hotel or similar in Fez

Day 5: Fez – Azrou- Ifrane – Midelt – Merzouga

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, get ready for a long journey to Merzouga. You’ll travel through the Cedar forest of the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing through Azrou and Ifrane. You may have a stop in Ifrane, which is nicknamed the “Switzerland of Morocco”.

Next, continue your trip to Midelt and have a lunch break at a traditional restaurant there. After your rest, continue your way to Merzouga across the pass of Tizi N’talghamt. You’ll pass through Aoufous and the valley of Ziz, where you can stop for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous in the Tafilalte region, before continuing on to Errachidia and Erfoud, an oasis town.

Finally, continue your way to Merzouga. Upon arrival, you will ride a camel and trek through the red dunes of Merzouga on your way to Erg Chebi, where you will spend the night in a luxury nomad camp.

You will be welcomed with a cup of mint tea and enjoy a delicious meal of Tagine, beside the warmth of the fireside, listening to the Drum Party and swapping tales of nomad life.

Dinner & Overnight in Belle Etoile Bivouac or similar in Merzouga

Day 6: Merzouga- Dades Boumalne

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, head to Ouarzazate, also known as the “Hollywood of Morocco,” where many famous movies and TV shows have been filmed. En route, you’ll pass through the beautiful Valley of Roses, known for its fragrant rose gardens and production of rose water.

In Ouarzazate, visit the famous Taourirt Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and learn about the city’s history and architecture. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Atlas Film Studios, where many famous movies were filmed, such as “Gladiator,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” and “Game of Thrones.”

After lunch in Ouarzazate, continue your journey through the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, which reaches an elevation of 2,260 meters and offers stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains. You’ll stop in the small town of Tadart to visit a local argan oil cooperative, where you’ll learn about the traditional process of making this precious oil.

Finally, arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakesh, where you’ll check in to your hotel and have some free time to explore the city’s bustling markets and vibrant culture.

Overnight in Hotel Les Jardins de l’Agdal or similar in Marrakesh.

Day 7: Dades Boumalne – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a journey to Marrakesh, which is known as the Pearl of the Moroccan south. You will travel via the pass of Tizi-Chika and along the road, you will have the opportunity to admire the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, with several stops to take photos along the way.

Upon arrival, you will enjoy a lunch meal at a typical restaurant before being transferred to your hotel for some rest and relaxation.

You will spend the night at the Riad Dar Karma hotel or a similar accommodation in Marrakesh.

Day 8: Marrakech The Pearl of South

Start your day with a guided tour of Marrakesh after breakfast at your hotel. This comprehensive tour includes visits to top attractions such as Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden, and Secret Garden.

Next, you’ll explore the old Medina and its bustling souks, followed by a visit to the iconic Jamaa El Fna Square. This lively hub is home to entertainers, comedians, storytellers, snake charmers, water sellers, and orange juice stalls.

You may choose to have your dinner in the square before returning to your hotel, where you will spend the night at Riad Dar Karma or a similar accommodation in Marrakesh.

Day 9: Marrakech optional activities

Breakfast in the hotel free day, or you can enjoy the below optional activities:

• Full day trip to Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains

Experience the serenity of nature and marvel at the traditional clay villages, as you explore the Setti Fatma waterfalls and visit the cooperative of Argan oil. Delight in a delicious lunch by the river while taking in the beautiful surroundings.

• Half day quad bike tour in Marrakesh palm grove

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Morocco’s countryside on this amazing journey. Explore the stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. As you make your way up the towering mountain peaks, bask in the warm sunshine that reflects off the golden sand dunes of the desert. Discover the charm and simplicity of the Berber villages along the way. This journey promises to leave you with unforgettable memories of the unparalleled natural beauty of Morocco.

• Marrakech Fantasia Show & Moroccan Dinner in Chez Ali

Experience an incredible evening at the Chez Ali complex, where you can enjoy a horse show and traditional Moroccan dinner. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Morocco and the Berber people as you witness spectacular performances by local musicians and dancers, all while savoring a delicious dinner.

• Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakesh

Participate in a half-day cooking class to delve into the rich flavors of Moroccan cuisine and discover how to prepare a range of dishes, including diverse salads, traditional tagines, and classic desserts. Relish the opportunity to savor an authentic Moroccan lunch and interact with the locals, while also taking a memorable photo with the cooking team.

• Marrakech Spa: Hammam, Body Scrub & Massage

To fully experience the culture of Marrakech, a visit to a Hammam is a must. Whether you opt for a traditional scrub down or a luxurious spa treatment at a five-star resort, the Hammam ritual is a unique and important part of Moroccan culture.

Typically a weekly social activity in villages and towns, men, women, and children all participate in this steam room cleansing ritual.

The Hammam, sometimes called a Turkish Hammam or Turkish bath, is the Middle Eastern equivalent of a steam bath and can be considered a wet relative of the sauna.

Overnight in Riad Dar Karma or similar

Day 10: Marrakech – Casablanca Airport

After enjoying your breakfast at your hotel in Marrakesh, it will be time to make your way back to Casablanca airport.

The exact pickup time will be arranged based on your flight schedule.

As you depart from Morocco, take with you a heart full of unforgettable memories from your journey.


  • Private hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional bilingual driver
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private car for transportation
  • Travel insurance
  • Local guide
  • Bottle of water during the tour
  • Fast Track entry
  • Accommodation in carefully selected hotels
  • Wi-Fi access in the car

Not included

Entrance fees for sites

Trip Duration

10 Days

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