8 days Morocco Imperial Cities Tour from Casablanca
Activities: Transfer from Casablanca Airport to Hotel (Rabat)
Overnight in: Rabat.
Optional (s): Arrival Fast Track
As you land in Casablanca, our local driver guide will welcome you in front of gate 2 outside the airport. You will drive up north to Rabat, capital of Morocco; you will be taken to check-in at your hotel where you will be spending the night.
Overnight in: Fez
Otpional (s): Mint Tea Break at Café Maure overlooking “Abouregrag” River After breakfast, be prepared for a guided tour of Rabat, it will revolve around uncovering the history of Rabat.
The tour includes a visit to Chellah and Kasbah Ouddaya. Free time afterwards to stroll around the souks and
bazaars in the old medina of Rabat. Then, continue to “Café Maure”, on the bank of Bouregrag River, to enjoy a
Moroccan Tea time with mint tea alongside some Moroccan goodies like: “Kaab Ghazal” and “Ghariba”.
Then we will head to Fez. En route, we will be making a stop by Volubilis and Meknes. The archeological site of
Volubilis is listed by the UNESCO as a worldwide heritage. You will walk around the remains of the Roman and
Berber cultures that once occupied it. Afterwards, the trip will continue to the Imperial City of Meknes, one of
Morocco’s lesser-visited. It was built by Moulay Ismail and was conceived to be the ‘Versailles of Morocco’.
Once you meet your local guide, you’ll be able to visit the famed gate of Bab El Mansour, and Lhri. These sites
are the main beating veins of the city. We will then continue our way to Fez.
The more you know: Kaab Ghazal means in Arabic the hoof of the dear , and along with Ghariba and Mint Tea are symbols of Moroccan hospitality
Overnight in: Fez
Optional(s): Pottery workshops Experience – Lunch
After breakfast, start your guided city tour of Fez, once the capital of the kingdom before 1912. Your visit today will revolve around exploring Fez the Medina which is a World Heritage Site, according to the UNESCO, and it was founded in the 9th century and it is home to the world’s oldest university.
Your local guide will show you around the major sites like Bou-Inania and Attarin Medersa, the tanners, Ess-Seffarine Square, Moulay Driss tomb, El-Nejjarine square, and the cabinet makers’ souk, the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’. In your schedule, you will have a pottery workshop (optional) with a pottery master so that you get to have a full Moroccan experience. After lunch (optional) at a local restaurant, you are free to either choose to go back to your hotel or stroll in the narrow alley of the old town on your own.
The more you know: each October Fez held one of the largest and well known Sufi festivals with performers from around the world
Overnight in: Marrakech
After breakfast, you will be picked up, and then travel to the imperial city of Marrakech. Along the way, you will pass through small villages such as Imouzar and Ifrane. A bit later in the day, when you reach one of morocco’s best known agricultural centers called Beni Melal. You will continue on your journey to Marrakech. On arrival in Marrakech, you will be taken to check-in at your hotel where you will be spending the night.
Overnight in: Marrakech.
Optional (s): Kotchi Experience (Horse Carriage Tour) – Lunch
Today you will get the chance to wake up and live Marrakech, a dream of many, so be sure to make the best of it. After your breakfast our local guide and driver guide will be waiting for you to start guided city tour of the “Ochre City”. We will visit first in the morning the Majorelle Garden which was named after the French painter, Jacques Majorelle who dedicated a lot of effort and passion to this art piece. After Majorelle let’s continue after it to Menara and though the name in Arabic translates to “lighthouse”, it is actually a pavilion with a basin and a garden of orchards and olive groves. We will be heading afterwards to the Koutobia Mosque and through the Jewish quarter called Mallah. After lunch at a local restaurant, finish your visit with a carriage ride or “Koutchi” to Jamaa El Fnaa.
The more you know: Marrakesh is known for being holy, Moroccans call it “the land of the seven men” who were huge religion and Sufi scholars that gave their lives for knowledge and worship
Overnight in: Marrakech
Optional (s): Fantasia Moroccan Dinner at Chez Ali – Lunch at Berbere Atlas Mountains House – Cooking Class After Breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a free day to discover Marrakech on your pace. Have your own Marrakech experience, meet the locals, engage in the “Marrakechi” life style, find the story tellers, the snake charmers and let Marrakech charm you as well.
Overnight in: Casablanca
Optional (s): Hassan II Mosque Interior Visit – Judaism Museum Wake up and enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel before heading to Casablanca. Once in Casablanca, you will be joined with your local guide for a visit of the Hassan II mosque, an Architectural master peace overlooking the Atlantic coast of Casablanca. Continue afterwards for a tour of the city and its corniche, the Habous quarters, Royal Palace (exterior visit).
Optional (s): Departure Fast Track
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport of Casablanca for a homebound flight.