Morocco Imperial Cities Tour
Morocco Imperial Cities Tour allows you to visit the four cities that have been the capital administrative of Morocco during the Moroccan dynasties: Fes, Marrakesh, Rabat, and Meknes.
Morocco Imperial Cities Tour 9 days / 8 nights – Departure and Arrival Casablanca
Day 1: Casablanca
Arrive in Casablanca Airport. Your local tour guide will meet you then escort you to your hotel (depending on time of arrival).
Day 2: Casablanca » Rabat.
Today After breakfast at hotel, you will have a short city tour of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco; it is the heart of commerce and industry, you will visit Hassan II mosque built on water alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Later on, you will depart to Rabat. Stopping for lunch then having a sightseeing tour of the administrative capital of Morocco. You will visit the Royal Palace, The Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of incomplete mosque initiated by The Almohad ruler, Yaacoub al-Mansour. You may also visit The Kasbah des Oudaias, white houses with blue painted parapets located near to the Atlantic coast. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Rabat » Meknes » Fes.
Today After breakfast at hotel, you will travel to Meknes then to the nearby city Fes. Meknes is the third Imperial city of Morocco with its famous door, it is known as “The Versailles of Morocco. You will explore Bab El Mansour, one of the most beautiful gateways. Continue your sightseeing tour by visiting the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. You will have time for lunch then visit the Old and new Medina. Later on you will visit the village of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun which is a place of pilgrimage for Moroccans. Afterward you will discover the ancient Roman ruins of Volubulis. Finally drive to Fes.Enjoy your evening with traditional Moroccan dinner .Spend the night in a Riad or Hotel.
Day 4: Fes.
Today after breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour to explore the Royal city of Fès. Your morning will be spent visiting the medieval Medina (old city) with its ramparts and narrow streets that was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. You will see the 16th Century Merinid Tombs Ruins. You will visit the Bouanania and the Attarine Medersas constructed in the early 14th century by the Merinides, the Karaouine Mosque (The ancient educational centre of Islamic learning), and the Nejjarine Marble Fountain. You will have a break for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Continuing on your visit, you will view the decorated gate of Bab Boujeloud, the medieval tanneries, the Royal Palace .Then visit of the Souks (local markets) where merchants and craftsmen sell their hand-made jewellery, leather goods, copperware and pottery. Dinner and accommodation at a hotel.
Day 5: Fes » Ifran » Azrou » Beni Mellal » Ouzoud Waterfalls » Marrakech.
After breakfast at hotel, departure to Marrakech (the pearl of the south) through the Middle Atlas via Ifran, Azrou and Beni Mellal. In Ifran “known as The Moroccan Switzerland”, you will see the stone lion before we continue on our drive to Azrou. Later on, you will have the chance to view the old tree (800 years, named Cedre Gouraud) and meet the monkeys in cedar forest. From here we cross Azrou, a Berber town known for its green tiled roofs. We will reach Beni Mellal where you will enjoy your lunch. Continuation our drive, you may visit the impressiveOuzoud Waterfalls before we arrive to Marrakech where you will enjoy your evening meal and spend the night in a Riad or hotel.
Day 6: Marrakech
Today can be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the imperial city of the South. You will visit the Koutoubia Mosque and admire its tower, the Majorelle Garden; a botanical garden with its varied plants, the 16th century Saadian Tombs; all decorated in colourful mosaic tiles, the 19th century Bahia Palace with its beautiful eastern Architecture. You will have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to explore the fascinating Souks and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna Square. In the evening, you will be enchanted with snake charmers, singers, acrobats, dancers, narrators and story-tellers – moving from one group to another .Enjoy your dinner and spend the night in a hotel or Riad.
Day 7: Marrakech » Essaouira.
This morning after breakfast, we will leave Marrakech “the red city” toward Essaouira. You may visit an Argan factory run by women and get to know about the process of making Argan oil. You will explore the port of the Coastal tourist town of Essaouira. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in the medina. The afternoon is at your leisure for a personal exploration; you can swim and relax on the beach. Enjoy your evening meal and spend the night in a Riad or hotel.
Day 8: Essaouira » Safi » Oualidia » El Jadida » Casablanca
Today we will leave Essaouira toward Casablanca “the commercial centre of Morocco” via the costal road while admiring the views. We will pass by Safi then to Oualida where you will enjoy delicious seafood in this wonderful place. After lunch we will continue to Casablanca passing by El Jadida (was known with Mazagan); this old medina was established in 1513 by the Portuguese. Arrive to Casablanca early evening, enjoy your dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 9: Casablanca.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Airport depending your flight departure time.