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10-day private tour: The Sahara Desert and Imperial Cities

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10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people



By booking our 10-day private tour, you will have a lot of adventures along your trip to the Sahara Desert and Imperial Cities of Morocco. With your private guide, you will explore the culture of the imperial cities of Morocco and some secret spots only locals know about it. Starting from Casablanca, then heading to Rabat, Fez, Volubilis, Ouarzazate and many more places, until you finish in the red city Marrakech. The aim is to have the best Moroccan tour that you can remember for the rest of your life.  


  • Relax and enjoy as your itinerary is planned for you
  • Enjoy this private tour and go at your own groups’ pace
  • Dine on a few included dinners, but have the freedom to purchase many meals yourself
  • Hike through the Todra Gorge, and have more adventures along the way

Hassan II Mosque

Day 1: Guided visit of the Hassan II mosque. The visit is available in many different languages and it is done by a mosque's guide. The Hassan II Mosque is the second highest in the world, and one rare example of mosques that can be visited by non-muslims. In the mosque your guide will teach you about the religious traditions and rituals of the muslim religion. In the words of the authors of the book Morocco Country Study Guide, the Hassan II Mosque "undeniably marks the continuity of a modernized ancestral art and bears the sign of innovations that are due not only to technical reasons but also to a fertile exploration of new aesthetic possibilities".

Hassan Tower

Day 1& 2: Rabat is a city that grew up in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, with the expulsion of Andalusians from the Iberian Peninsula. It is surrounded by three walls corresponding to the most significant stages of its history: the Almohad wall, the Andalusian wall and the Alawite wall. Your guide will show you these walls and the main attractions of the city like the Hassan Tower, situated on top of an imposing mosque and the opulent tomb of Mohammed V, etc.

Chefchaouen Medina

Day 2 & 3 Head towards the blue city of Chefchaouen. To arrive at Chefchaouen is to dive into a labyrinth of that is unlike other Moroccan medinas, it has a perfect order and harmony. All roads lead to Hamman Square, where it is the largest mosque and meeting center of its inhabitants. Explore the blue city of Chefchaouen - one of the most charming and emblematic of Morocco. With a calm Medina, nestling between the Rif mountains and the Middle Atlas, Chefchaouen is famous for its handicrafts and goat's cheese.

Meknes Medina

Day 3: Sultan Moulay Ismail dreamed of making Meknes the most splendid of the cities of North Africa, hence its nickname of "Versailles of the Maghreb". Here we will visit the main points of interest with a professional guide which will tell you the rich stories and legends of Mecknès and present the city.

Medina of Fez

Day 3, 4 & 5: Spend the morning and part of the afternoon visiting medina de Fes, described by Paul Bowles as "an enchanted labyrinth protected from time”. You will be with a guide specifically dedicated to this city, so that you can discover it deeply: its corners, traditions, stories and history. You will be able to visit the most important palaces, the jewish quarters, the Madrassa (old school and university from the 13th century) and the coranic school. Furthermore, you will visit the authentic handicraft of Fes and its tannery, work of leathers. It is possible to buy fantastic leather products very cheaply and near the origin of production, where ancient methods are still used

Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna

Dya 5 & 6: We will cross the huge fertile Ziz Valley, one of the world's largest oasis, where we will stop to snack and nibble the dates grown here, unique in the world for their size and flavor. You will be warmly received here, as only Moroccans can. Being a host is an ancient art with deep cultural roots in Morocco.

Merzouga Desert

Day 6 & 7: Arrive in Merzouga, you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan tea as a welcome sign of affection. For the ones who crave adventure, you can do activities like scavenger hunts and other challenges with these 4x4 quad bikes in the great dunes of the desert. The ride can be between 2 to 6 hours and you can explore the dunes beyond what a jeep reaches and the deep desert. The colors of the late afternoon in the dunes are the delight of those who enjoy photography. Enjoy watching the sunset at the top of a dune Then you can have an unforgettable night under a blanket of stars in the sky. There, dinner will be served and then there will be traditional live music around a bonfire. And then the silence of the night will fall and you won't hear anything besides your own voice or your companions'.

Gargantas del Todra

Day 7: Explore the gorges of Todra, towering rock cliffs that reach 600 meters in height, separated by only 10 m in width and that extend through several kilometers.

Taourirt Kasbah

Day 8: In Ouarzazate you can discover the ancient wall, the fortification of Kasba Taouirt and the palace of the Pasha Glaoui. You can visit the movie studios of Ouarzazate, which are the most important in North Africa, that have been used in films such as the famous "Lawrence of Arabia" or "Gladiator".

Jemaa el-Fnaa

Day 8, 9 & 10: On this day, we will visit Marrakech, the peal of the South, and the cosmopolitan centre of the country. The surprising architecture, the intense scent of spices, the colorful and exotic atmosphere, and the small corners and secrets of its history make this city the most desired and visited city of Morocco. During the day you will be accompanied by a touristic guide/historian exclusively dedicated to the city of Marrakech, so that you can enjoy the best the city has to offer.

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Transport by private vehicle with air conditioning and permanent guide
  • 4 star Accommodations with breakfast + luxury nomad tent in the desert camp
  • 3 Dinners: in Merzouga, Ziz valley and Dades valley
  • Camel ride in the desert
  • Drinks, snacks, lunches and other dinners
  • Flights
  • Entrance in Museums
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