7-Day Imperial Cities Tour of Morocco Starting from Casablanca

From Casablanca

Route Details:

The Imperial Cities tour takes you on a journey to explore the regal destinations of the Kingdom, where you'll delve into the culture and heritage of the country, bearing witness to Morocco's fascinating history.

Morocco beckons with its captivating blend of culture and history. The imperial cities, a testament to the nation's enthralling past, await your exploration. From the dynamic streets of Casablanca to the UNESCO-listed medinas of Marrakech, Fez, and Meknes, a realm of vivid hues, intricate architecture, and delectable cuisine unfolds before you.

Yet, orchestrating a Morocco adventure can prove daunting. Thus, opting for a small group tour emerges as an ideal path to revel in the country's allure and heritage, minus the complexities of independent planning. This article introduces a 7-day imperial cities tour, commencing and concluding in Casablanca. It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in the most captivating urban centers of the nation, crafting indelible memories alongside fellow explorers.

Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Farewell Diner
  • Farewell Diner
  • Hassan II Mosque
  • 6 Nights Accommodation

Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Any other non specified service
  • Meals & all drinks
  • Tips

Tour Plan

Casablanca - Arrival - Transfer to rabat

Upon your arrival in Casablanca, where the ocean's beauty unfolds, our local driver guide will be there to greet you at the airport exit. You'll be seamlessly transferred to your Rabat hotel. After checking in, take some time to unwind and rejuvenate at your leisure.

Rabat - Meknès - Volubilis - Fez

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a panoramic exploration of Rabat. Your itinerary includes must-visit sites such as the iconic Hassan Tower, the royal mausoleum, and the historic Oudaya fortress. Following your Rabat tour, the next leg of your journey takes you to Fez, with captivating stops at Meknes and Volubilis en route.

During your journey, pause to discover Meknes, one of Morocco's renowned imperial cities. Accompanied by our English-speaking driver, you'll have the opportunity to explore the city's most captivating spots, including the grand Bab Mansour gate (the largest in Africa), the vibrant Lahdim square, the Moulay Ismail mausoleum, and the imperial stables, among other attractions. An optional lunch at a local restaurant is available, providing a chance to savor authentic flavors.

Continuing your journey, you'll reach Volubilis, the ancient capital of the Mauretania kingdom. Its historical evolution traces back from Berber and proto-Carthaginian origins in the 3rd century BC to Roman governance from the 1st to the 3rd century AD. After your exploration of Volubilis, your route leads to Fes, where you'll be conveniently dropped off at your hotel for a restful overnight stay.

Fez Exploration day

Following breakfast, the day unfolds with a captivating exploration of Fez. Your journey commences at the tanneries, nestled before the Andalusian quarter. The path then leads you to Ess-Seffarine Square and the revered Moulay Idriss tomb, a cherished destination within Fes. The route carries you to El-Nejjarine square, where cabinet makers' souk bustles, and further guides you to the grandeur of the expansive Bou Inania Medersa and the iconic Bab Boujloud gate.

The afternoon offers a leisurely stretch, inviting you to indulge in shopping or self-guided city discoveries. As an option, a dinner experience awaits at Palais Menebhi Restaurant. As the day draws to a close, retreat to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Fes, the imperial city, stands as a vivid embodiment of Morocco's ancient past and its rich civilization. It has served as the epicenter of intellectual and spiritual ingenuity, not solely within Morocco but across the Islamic world. Home to the world's oldest university, Al Quaraouiyyne, Fes boasts an ancient medina that gained UNESCO's esteemed recognition as a World Heritage site in 1981.

Fez - Ifrane - Beni Mellal - Marrakech (500Km/5h00)

Following breakfast, commence your journey by transferring to the captivating city of Marrakech, traversing the lofty peaks of the Middle Atlas Mountains. En route, pause to explore the picturesque town of Ifrane, where you can delight in encounters with various groups of Macaque monkeys. For those interested, an optional experience presents the chance to enjoy tea within a local Berber home in Azrou, providing an insightful glimpse into the lifestyle of Middle Atlas residents. Consider indulging in an optional lunch stop at Beni Mellal.

As you reach Marrakech, you'll be transferred to your hotel for check-in and a comfortable overnight stay, setting the stage for your exploration of this vibrant city.

It's worth noting that this journey to Marrakech can alternatively be undertaken via the highway.

Marrakech Exploration Day

Embark on your guided exploration of Marrakech with the city tour commencing around 9:00 am. Your local guide will await you in the hotel lobby. The first stop on this captivating journey is the renowned Jardin Majorelle Gardens, a creation of Yves Saint Laurent. These gardens dazzle with their graceful plant specimens, serene trees, and vibrant colors. While there, you also have the option to enjoy the charming cafe on-site.

Continue your tour with a visit to the Bahia Palace, an architectural gem from the late 19th century that beautifully showcases typical Islamic design. Its rooms open up to a central courtyard, offering a glimpse into the intricate layout. Moving forward, explore the Madersa Ben Youssef, the largest Islamic college in Marrakesh. Its historical significance and architectural intricacies provide a captivating perspective for learners of all ages.

Of course, no Marrakech tour is complete without a visit to Jamaa El Fna, an essential destination for every Marrakech visitor. This bustling main square within the medina is a hub of activity. Snake charmers, henna artists, fruit vendors, and an array of stalls beckon, engaging both your wallet and senses. You can dedicate your afternoon to wandering through the vibrant souks, immersing in the ambiance, or choose to unwind on the rooftop terrace, perhaps on a sun lounger.

As the tour concludes, you'll be transported back to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Marrakech - Casablanca (240Km/2h20)

Begin your day with a delightful hotel breakfast that sets the tone for the journey ahead. Your next destination is Casablanca. Upon arriving in Casablanca, your first stop will be the remarkable Hassan II Mosque (Exterior Visit). This architectural marvel graces the Casablanca skyline as it gazes out over the Atlantic coast. Following this awe-inspiring visit, embark on a panoramic city tour, capturing the essence of Casablanca and its picturesque corniches.

Next on your itinerary is the Museum of Moroccan Judaism, a unique institution that stands as the sole museum dedicated to Judaism in the Muslim and Arab world. This insightful visit provides a rare perspective on the intersection of cultures. At the conclusion of the tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel, allowing you to unwind and reflect on the day's enriching experiences.

Casablanca – Return

Following your breakfast, make your way to Casablanca International Airport for your scheduled departure, aligning with your flight itinerary.

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