Spend a week exploring our many imperial cities – Casablanca, Rabat, Fez and Marrakech. Impressive ruins, beautiful medersas, buzzing medinas … all await you on this tour! On your way from city to city we will take the opportunity to visit smaller local villages and admire the beautiful countryside of Morocco. This itinerary is a suggestion; if you want to do a variation, please let us know, we are happy to work with you!
DAY 1: Casablanca / Rabat
We will welcome you wherever you are arriving from (airport, train, etc), or collect you from your hotel in Casablanca if you are already in the city.
From here we will arrange for a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. This tour will include an exterior and interior tour of the Hassan II Great Mosque, a visit to the Place Mohammed V, the United Nations Square, and the surroundings of the Royal Palace before strolling along the Ain Diab corniche.
You will enjoy and independent lunch in a restaurant of your choice (suggestions will be provided) and when you are done we will depart to nearby Rabat.
Upon arrival in Rabat, we will visit the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and Place des Oudaya. Once you have seen all desired sites, we will check you in at the hotel or Riad where you will enjoy dinner and your overnight stay.
DAY 2: Rabat / Meknes / Fez
After breakfast, we leave for Fez with a stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, the burial town of the founder of the first Moroccan kingdom.
Independent lunch and then departure to Meknes which is known as “the Moroccan Versailles”. This town was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. Highlights will include Bab Mansour, Hari Souani and the old medina.
From here we continue to Fez where we will get you situated in your hotel or Riad, and provide dinner in the local restaurant.
DAY 3: Fez
The whole day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco. Fez was founded in 790 AD by Moulay Idriss II. Highlights will include the Medieval Medina, the Medersas, the El Qaraouiyyin Mosque, the tanneries and the beautiful Nejjarine fountain.
After lunch, we will visit the Arabian House to observe various craftsmen performing their work reminiscent of ancient techniques.
Dinner and overnight stay provided.
DAY 4: Fez / Beni-Mellal / Marrakech
After breakfast, we say goodbye to Fez and head off to Marrakech. On the way we will stop by Immouzer Kander Ifrane and Azrou, a Berber village known for its local handicrafts cooperative.
The route between the two cities traverses the lowlands of the High Atlas mountains and is a beautiful drive. Lunch will be taken in Beni-Mellal along the way.
Once in Marrakech, we will assist with your hotel check-in, dinner and overnight stay. You will have the evening to enjoy a nice dinner and explore the city.
DAY 5: Marrakech (Sightseeing)
There are so many things to explore in Marrakech, we give you two full days here. The first day will include guided sightseeing around the city, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco. In our tour of Marrakech (known as the “Pearl of the South”) we will visit the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Gardens. We will return to the hotel for lunch and a rest.
The afternoon will be spent exploring the souk and the world-famous Djemaa el Fna square with its various entertainments (acrobats, snake-charmers, local vendors, etc).
Later on, a Diffa Fantasia dinner will be provided under caidal tents at the famed “Chez Ali” restaurant. Enjoy the fantasia spectacle that features camel and horse shows, folkloric troops from different Moroccan regions and belly dancers. From here we return to the Riad for your overnight stay.
DAY 6: Marrakech (Free Day)
Today is a free day in Marrakech. Wander the souks, make an appointment for a local hammam / spa experience, visit sights we didn’t see yesterday … the day is yours!
DAY 7: Marrakech / Casablanca
Today we transfer you from Marrakech to Casablanca for the end of the tour, taking you to wherever your transportation departs from (airport, train station, etc). Thank you for joining us on our Imperial Cities tour!
- Private Transport : 4×4 , Mini bus , bus, / air-conditioned vehicles
- Driver/Guid (Multilingual)
- Car fuel
- 1 Night in Hotel or Riad (Dinner & breakfast)
- 1 Night in desert camp (Dinner & breakfast )
- Camel Ride in desert
- Sandboarding in Dunes
What’s Not Included:
- Drinks and Lunches
- Flight Tickets
- Hotel in Marrakech