Imperial Cities of Morocco
Experience Morocco’s Ancient Royal Imperial Cities in style. Venture deep into the Medina’s of Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, and Meknes. Enjoy fine riads, shopping in the souks, and sampling Moroccan cuisine.
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Day 1: Arrive Casablanca
Arrive Casablanca where you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Assistance with check-in. Casablanca is the financial capital of the country, with a bustling commercial activity and is an important African seaport.
Hotel: Hotel Val d’Anfa
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat
You are collected at your hotel in the morning and taken to see the central market, Mohamed V square, the Habous district, the residential area of Anfa, the outside of the Hassan II Mosque, and the exterior of the Royal Palace. Begin your journey to Rabat, capital of the kingdom and modern administrative centre. Rabat is known as the “White City”, owing to its whitewashed houses and buildings. City tour including the Kasbah of the Oudaya, the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, and the Royal Palace & Mechouar (exterior).
Hotel: Riad Dar El Kebira
Day 3: Rabat – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez
Today you journey on to historic Fes via Meknes, another of the Imperial Cities, transformed by its imposing architecture from the period of Moulay Ismail, (1672-1727 CE). You will be able to view the Mellah (Jewish quarter), the Royal Stables, the Bab El Mansour Gate and the famous city walls. After an optional lunch, travel on just north of Meknes to the important religious town of Moulay Idriss and the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis. Continue to Fes, the oldest of the imperial cities having been founded shortly after the Arab invaders swept across northern Africa in the late 7th century.
Hotel: Riad El Yacout, 2 nights
Day 4: Fez
A full day to explore the wonders of this superb city, considered to be the religious centre of the land. Visit some of the city’s most important monuments such as the Karaouiyne Mosque, the Attarine and Bou Inania Medersas, the Nejarrine Fountain and the Mausoleum of the Sultan, Moulay Idriss, whose Dynasty founded the city (788-974CE). Optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in the medina. Afternoon visit of Fes el Jdid and the Royal Palace (exterior).
Day 5: Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh
Departure via Ifrane, resort town of wealthy Moroccans, Azrou, a relaxed Berber town, and the village of Immouzer du Kandar, and Beni-Mellal, a small town situated 625m above sea-level in the heart of the Middle Atlas mountain range enjoying superb scenery and interesting road stops all the way. Optional lunch en route. Continue your journey to magnificent Marrakesh, the capital of the south.
Hotel: Riad Chergui, 2 nights
Day 6: Marrakesh
Full day sightseeing tour of Marrakesh. In the morning you will visit the Saadian tombs, Bahia Palace and explore the colourful souks with your guide. A highlight of your tour is a visit to a women’s cooperative in the heart of the Medina. You will be able to see and purchase the work that the women produce and support the community in a tangible way. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to the impressive YSL Museum followed by a visit of the Majorelle gardens.
Day 7: Marrakesh – Casablanca
A morning free to browse and shop or just relax. In the afternoon you begin a leisurely return to Casablanca for arrival and check-in.
Hotel: Hotel Val d’Anfa
Day 8: Depart Casablanca
After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for departure to your next destination.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Adult Twin Share|
|Adult Twin Share
|Departs Daily from Casablanca||10 January to 09 February||10 February to 31 October|
|** Child, Single & Triple prices available upon request|
|Meals:||7 breakfasts, 2 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle|
|Accommodation:||7 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Local English Speaking Driver / Guide|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.