Ait Ben Haddou in Morrocco

Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert Tour of Morocco

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Countries Visited

Morocco

Places Visited

Casablanca, Fez, Midelt, Merzouga...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Morocco is a world of color filling every aspect of traditional and contemporary life. Mosques are decorated with green tiles and cities shimmer with blue paint under the shade of nearby mountaintops. Blue-Bedouins grace the desert, red walls encircle old cities, and even the spices radiate rich hues. Your tour through the imperial cities and the Sahara Desert is tailored to ensure an unforgettable personalized journey through Morocco. Pink flamingos relax in the cool throes of a desert lake....

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the treasured cultures of Morocco on private tours of Marrakech and Fez
  • Visit the remarkable desert Kasbah of Aït ben Haddou, featured in films like Gladiator  
  • Witness the exceptional blue city of Chefchaouen, situated between mountain peaks
  • Journey into the Sahara Desert to experience the serene landscape of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
  • Discover the tremendous scenery, from desert lakes to rolling mountains
  • Meander through traditional bazaars to find unique, handmade goods

Detailed Description

Marrakech thrives in its connection to the Old World and Casablanca is more colorful than the movie black and white lets on. Sand dunes offer picturesque images of the Sahara and clay fortifications surround the largest Kasbah in the country. Your 12-day exploration of Morocco’s imperial cities and the Sahara Desert, arranged by your Morocco tour operator, showcases more than the landscape, providing insight into the cultures that have shaped the country’s history. From Berber villages to Gnawa concerts, Jewish traditions to Moorish architecture, you will be introduced to the splendor of Morocco in all its celebrated forms.

The colors of Morocco begin to shine in Casablanca. Your private transfer awaits you at the airport and takes you through the cityscape. Tour the boulevards and beachside to indulge in the contemporary culture formed by deep, cultural roots. Transfer to Chefchaouen and wander through the rising hillside village known for its relaxed ambiance and blue pigment. Journey through the fertile valleys and arrive in Fez, the medieval city whose medina overflows with tradition. Domes and minarets rise over the old streets and the rich heritage fills every facet of life, down to the daily work of craftsmen.

Make your way through the Middle Atlas Mountains to visit the alpine towns and Berber villages on the outskirts of cedar forests. Settle into a desert town that fringes the soft sands of the Sahara. Step aboard your camel train to explore the Sahara on a guided tour, visiting the rippling waters of Merzouga Lake, and settling into a luxurious evening under the stars and around the rolling sandbanks. The scenery around Todra and Dades Gorges are radiant, filled with craggy cliffs and springing oases.

Once in Ouarzazate, you will find a tremendous old city and the nearby clay Kasbah of Aït ben Haddou. Marrakech is almost synonymous with Morocco. The medina exudes heritage: from the iconic winding streets to the lavish red walls. Your private guide escorts you through the cityscape and around the treasured architecture. Soon your private transfer will take you to the airport but the distinguished palette of Morocco will always be vibrant, ready for your return.  

Starting Price

$2,695 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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