Day 1: Marrakech
We will be waiting for you at the airport of Marrakech. Transport to your hotel. Meet up for the city tour of Marrakech with the local guide. You will visit Bahia Palace, built by Bahmad Grand Visir of Marrakech with its incredible mosaics and stucco and hear some interesting stories about 4 wives and the 24 concubines. The extraordinary architecture of Saadian Tomb, royal necropolis of 17 Th century. Spending some great time in the famous souks of Marrakech, you going to like different smells, colours, items and how big is the souks of Marrakech. Jack Majorelle garden, a peaceful spot in the Ville Nouvelle, contains botanic and exotic plants brought from all over the world, with dominating indigo blue to paint the wall. You will finish your tour at the square Jamaa Elfana. A bustling place where there are snake charmers, monkeys, food stalls and musicians, the most animated square in Marrakech overnight at hotel or riad.
Day 2: Marrakech – Casablanca – Rabat
Today we will travel to Casablanca the largest city in Morocco, always linked to the movie Casablanca 1942 and it has the modern architecture of Art Deco French influences with white buildings. There is the big Hassan II mosque, the landmark of Casablanca which is the only mosque open for non-Muslims. The Hassan II Mosque displays strong Moorish influences built by the king Hassan II (1987-1993). Over 25 thousand worshipers can pray inside and 80 thousand worshipers pray outside in the big square of the mosque. lunch at the beach side. We drive to the capital of Morocco Rabat. Overnight in Rabat at hotel or riad.
Day 3: Rabat – Meknes Volubilis – Fes
This morning we explore Rabat visiting the charming Chellah Merinid and Roman site with its beautiful Octagonal defensive gate. The unfinished mosque Tower Hassan 12th century and the mausoleum Mohamed 5th. We walk through Kasbah Oudaya 12th beautiful white and blue building with a view over beach and river Bouragrage. We drive to the other Imperial city Meknes 18TH. 40km ramparts around the medina and has a tremendous gate of Bab Mansour (1732), the granary Sahrij Swani, grain and water storage and used as a barn for 12000 horses. Only 30 km from Meknes we discover Volubilis. The archeological roman site well-preserved listed in UNESCO (1997), remains of astonishing mosaics, hundreds of Latin inscriptions and artistic materials… After our enjoyable walk in Volubilis, we carry on to Fes. Overnight in Fes hotel or riad.
Day 4: Fes Explore
After breakfast you meet our local guide of Fes, you are going to explore the old medieval medina of Fes and the 1st imperial city, a real labyrinthine of more than 9000 alleyways and deserves to be the intellectual and cultural capital of the kingdom. Mingled with fasi people in these streets full of articles, colours and donkeys carrying goods. You will see a lot of handcrafted items, Fes is number 1 in crafts, like old days using the same materials. The tanneries, famous in Fes, is one the highlights of the tour, watching locals working on skins of goat, lamp, camel and cow, in small pits. You also will indulge yourselves with some special dishes of Fes cuisine. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the southern tower of Fes, and visit the cooperative of pottery where they make tiles and Moroccan mosaic. Or maybe you go for an entertainment dinner show with belly dancers to end up your tour of Fes and overnight at your hotel or riad.
Day 5: Fes – Beni Mellal – Marrakech
Today we will farewell Fes and head to the Middle Atlas Mountains. We stop for a short break in Ifrane or the small Switzerland where is the first ski resort in Morocco. We will be surrounded by amazing sceneries and landscapes of mountains and plains. At Beni-Mellal we have the lunch break and after we will have a nice drive to Marrakech. Time to have a shower and get prepared for the last night in the red city.
Day 6: Essaouira
A journey that will take you to visit a beautiful city of Morocco, Essauoira. It is just 170 km from Marrakech. A city on the coast line of the Atlantic Ocean where there is the forest of the Argan Trees (Goat Trees). At the province of Essaouira you will visit one of the cooperatives of women where they are extracting the ‘’Moroccan argan oil’’ known for its cosmetic benefits. You will explore the 18th century small Medina and like a nice walk along the beach of the city. The sounds of seagulls will replace the noises of Marrakech also a stress less city where you will see different arts: painting and sculpture.
Day 7: Marrakech – Airport
You will have a transfer to the airport of Marrakech or Casablanca, and will be the end of the tour Imperial Cities Morocco Tour
INCLUDED:-Pick up in Airport of Casabalanca and drop off at your hotel
- Hotels/Riads ( breakfast included )
- Private tour in air conditioned vehicle 4x4.
- Private driver / English speaking guide
- Fuel and car insurance.
NOT INCLUDED:-Personal purchases
-Tips, entry to museums