The imperial cities tour: 8 days / 7 nights ( Explore the culture of Morocco.
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca .
You will be greeted upon your arrival at Mohammad V airport in Casablanca and will be escorted to your hotel. Our tour guide will deliver your vouchers and will provide brief review of your tour.
Day 2: Casablanca-Rabat.
After breakfast, we will have a half-day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. We will visit Hassan II Mosque (inside & outside) – the largest mosque outside Mecca, the Mohammad V square, Royal Palace and Habous district and the residential area of Anfa. We will have our (optional) lunch in one of the fish restaurants located at seafront. After lunch we will follow the Barbary Coast to the imperial city of Rabat; the administrative capital city of the Kingdom. We will see Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the fortified Oudaya Kasbah, the marvelous Mohamed V mausoleum, Hassan Tower and the Monetary museum. We will check-in to our hotel in Rabat for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Rabat
Day 3: Rabat – Meknes – Fez.
Morning depart to the second imperial city, Meknes, which was the capital city under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727). This city is famous for its 40 km long city walls that preserve the most beautiful gate of Morocco, Bab Al Mansour. We will also visit the Royal Stables which housed up to 12,000 horses of Sultan Moulay Ismail. Later we will continue to Fes via the holy city of Moulay Idriss where the founder of the Islam in Morocco is buried; this town is famous for its green rooftops and offers one of the most picturesque views of Moroccan town life. On our way to Fez, we will also visit the roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis features the best preserved excavations in this part of northern Africa dating from the Roman Empire. In 1997 the site was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Later we will arrive to Fez and check-in to our hotel. Overnight: Fez
Day 4: Fez (full day to explore the city)
After breakfast, we will begin with a guided your full day sightseeing tour of Fez, the most ancient city of the Imperials, founded by Idris I (789) and his son Moulay Idris II (810). We will visit the medieval Medina with its Medersas (religious Islamic universities) Attarine and Bou Anania, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque. After our (optional) local lunch we will continue to Fez Jdid (new Fez), and return to our hotel. Overnight
Day 5: Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakech.
After breakfast, we will depart to Marrakech passing by the Berber village of Immouzer du Kandar and Ifrane and arrive to Beni Mellal. It sits in the foot of Mount Tassemit and is one of the agricultural centers of Morocco. We will arrive to Marrakech late afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Marrakech- (Sightseeing tour)
After breakfast, we will begin our full day sightseeing tour of Marrakech, the second largest city in Morocco also known as the pearl of south. Today we will visit the 16th century Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, Koutoubia. Minaret and Majorelle Gardens named after the famous French painter who constructed here his art deco villa and started the botanical gardens. In 1980 it became the residence of Yves Saint Laurent. Afternoon we will visit the Djemaa El Fna square, which by day is a market place but at night is a place of non-stop entertainment; this area is great for bargain hunt in the souks and handicraft shops of Marrakech. Moroccan tea is served at the “Maison de la photographie” a riad in the old town where clients can admire an amazing photo collection of “Landscapes and Faces of Morocco”, made between 1870 and 1950 overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech – Casablanca.
We have morning at leisure to absorb this mystical city; after lunch we will depart to Casablanca. Upon arrival we will check-in to our hotel. Overnight: Casablanca
Day 8: Casablanca – Airport
Transfer to Casablanca airport for flight back home depend of the time of your flight