07 Nights / 08 Days tour
Imperial cities 8 days
- Romance tour group of 2 people
- Fun tour group of 4 to 5 people
- Family & friends group of 6 to 8 people
- Leisure group of 9 people & up
DAY 1: CASABLANCA
Upon your morning or evening arrival, you will be assisted by your host at the Mohammed V Airport, then you will be assisted to the hotel where you will have your dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA / RABAT (90 km)
After breakfast, set on a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the largest port of the Maghreb – busier even than Marseille seaport, the city on which it was modeled from. Your visit will include the central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa, and the Hassan II Mosque. There will be an optional seafood lunch at the Corniche in Ain Diab (coastline). In the afternoon, you will depart to Rabat, the capital of the nation, where you can enjoy some sightseeing before dinner.
Day 3: RABAT / MEKNES / FES (180 km)
Our visit begins in the Medina with the Kasbah of the Oudayas. Visit the venerated Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, the Mosque, and the ramparts and walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. Then, we will move to Meknes via Volubilis and Moulay Idriss. This excursion embodies much of Morocco’s early history in the creation of the country’s first Arab dynasty. Then, continue to Fes where you will have dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 4: FES
After breakfast, embark on a full-day tour of the city of Fes. The Holy City of Fes is a jewel of Spanish-Arabic civilization. Fes does not reveal its secrets easily; they need to be discovered little by little, with reverence. Only in this way can the splendors of Medrsa architecture be fully appreciated. Only in this way will the call of the medina tempt you. Bustling with artisans and merchants, its captivating sounds, fragrances, and colors mesmerize the visitor with a constant swirl of activity.
The great À Karaouiyne University has been a religious and intellectual center whose influence has spread far beyond the Kingdom’s boundaries for eleven centuries. As the cradle of religions and cultural/artistic traditions, Fes, the double city, is the kingdom’s spiritual capital. The Andalusia mosque, on the other hand, is accessed through a mighty door of sculpted cedar. An imposing minaret decorated with green faiences crowns the Rsif Mosque. The Medersas around the Karaouiyne Mosque, former lodging houses for students coming from outside the city, attest the importance of its thousand years of history. In the Medina, a labyrinth of sloping, winding alleyways is cramped and full of stalls and workshops. This is the famed Kissaria – the commercial center. A multitude of locally produced goods is on sale in this incredible maze-cotton fabric, silk, brocade work, slippers, and many more.
The craftsmen of the El Attarine souks offer the visitor a non-stop spectacle. For hundreds of years, such work has been regulated by traditional guilds, ensuring that its quality is worthy of the city. Each district has its own specialty : cobalt blue enameled pottery, carpets, wrought iron, etc. Leaving the souks through the Boujeloud gate with its decoration of green and blue faiences, the riches contained in the wonderful Museum of Moroccan Art await one. There will be an optional lunch at the Medina and shopping in the afternoon. Spend the night at your scheduled hotel in Fes.
Day 5: FES / BENI MELLAL / MARRAKECH (485 km)
After breakfast, depart to Marrakech where you will pass by the ski resort of Ifrane, the village of Azrou, which is famous for its handicraft, and the Cedar Woods of the Middle Atlas. Have lunch in Beni Mellal. The famous Berber City is one of the agricultural centers of Morocco. You will arrive at Marrakech in the late afternoon and check in at the hotel. You can enjoy an optional dinner at a Typical Moroccan restaurant with an orient show.
DAY 6: MARRAKECH
After breakfast, start a full-day tour of Marrakech. A historic visit in Marrakech will include the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers, reflecting the image of a beautiful Moorish construction built in 1866 for the dignitaries. See glorious sunsets with the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. Also, the pool is a functional irrigation system to the surrounding areas. The tour will see several impressive sights such as the Koutoubia Minaret (the twin tower of la Giralda in Sevilla, Spain) and the Saadian tombs demonstrating Moorish architecture in its perfection. The tombs, consisting of splendid mausoleums built in the sixteenth century, were walled for some time, not to be discovered until 1917.
Other sites include the museum of Dar Si Said with the best display of Berber arts and crafts to be found and the remains of the Badii Palace, a historical monument chosen to host the annual National Festival of Popular Art beginning the second Friday in June. The Bahia Palace still hosts dignitaries in the heart of the Mellah (Jewish quarter) today. Lunch will be at the hotel, then you can have a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech in the afternoon. Conclude the day with a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square. There will be an optional dinner at “Chez Ali” under Berber tents with a Fantasia show (is not included in the package and needs a reservation). Stay overnight at your scheduled hotel in Marrakech.
DAY 7: MARRAKECH / CASABLANCA
After breakfast, spend the day leisurely, then transfer to Casablanca for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Casablanca/ Airport
After breakfast, transfer to the Mohammed V Airport to catch your flight back to your home after having a memorable trip that you will cherish for a lifetime!
- Accommodation at your chosen class of hotels
- Transportation by a deluxe vehicle according to the number of participants with a professional English-speaking driver as a guide
- Local guides in each major city
- Entrance fee to monuments
- Tips for luggage handling: only at the airport and hotels are included
- HB (Half Board): Daily breakfast and choice between lunch or dinner only at 4-star hotels
- Bed-and-breakfast only on 5-star hotels and Riads.
- Full assistance will be provided by our local office in Casablanca as needed.
- All applicable taxes will be included.
Not included unless stated otherwise:
- Insurance: we highly recommend for clients to buy an individual travel insurance
- Tips: tips to guides, drivers, laundry, phone calls, room service are beyond our package