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Morocco Imperial Cities

Imperial Cities Tour

The Tour of moroccan Imperial Cities tour is and opportunity to discover the wonders of Morocco, the culture, history, traditions and natural landscapes of varied dynasties (Almoravides, Almohades, Merinides, Saadians and The Alaouite), the imperial capitals are: Fez, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Meknes. These cities, set in ever altering landscapes, are surrounded by ramparts, sheltering their very own architectural, cultural and inventive heritage.

Tour’s Program

Day 1 : Marrakech – Casablanca  – Rabat - Fez

Departure for Marrakech through Casablanca the economic capital, An orientation tour will take us to the outside of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the second largest Mosque in the world…

Then continuation to Rabat, which has always been a seminal town with the ruins of Chala, an ancient Roman city, and the numerous monuments dating to the 13th century, such as The Almohad dynasties, under Yacub El Mansour, who has devoted the town by building of Kasbah Chellah necropolis. Hassan Tour (which ought to have been one of the biggest mosques of the Moslem world), and the Oudayas Kasbah. And more recently, you have the Mausoleum of the late king Mohamed V, with its independence architecture in 1956. This mausoleum is a real jewel of Moroccan art. The late king of Morocco, Hassan II, and his brother Prince Mulay Abdellah, are also buried there. Rabat is today a modern town, a garden city, seat of the Royal Palace, the embassies, the parliament and the ministries.

The driver will take you on a tour of Meknes, one of Morocco’s most striking Imperial Cities. The Sultan Moulay Ismail made it his capital. you will visit attics stables of Moulay Ismail, place El Hdim, Bab Mansour, the most famous door of all North Africa… Lunch will be taken in Meknes. You will visit the best preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis and the birthplace of Moulay Idriss, the creator of the first Muslim dynasty. You will spend 1 hour exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire.

Dinner and overnight in Fez.

Distance : 520 Km in Highway

 

Day 2 : Fez sightseeing city tour full-day

After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted in discovering Fez, oldest imperial cities in Morocco. It is well known for its spiritual and educational contributions to the Moroccan culture. Then comes a ride to the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous Souks where craftsmen still labor from the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch will afterwards take place in a Moroccan traditional restaurant, before resuming the visit in the afternoon. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 : Fez– Chefchaouen -Tangier

After breakfast in your Riad around 8 AM we will start your day trip toward Chefchaouen (bleu city) which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town situated in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. This nice blue city is known for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains.

Continuation to Tangier, dinner and overnight in Tangier.

Distance : 312 Km

 

Day 4 : Visit of Tangier depending on departure time

Bride or the Pearl of the North is definitely worth a visit to its historical monuments and natural sites such as the Cave of Hercules. The contrast of old and modern is something new to observe while walking through the streets of this city the uprising.

 

Included services:

  • Transportation by a minibus or 4x4 with a personal driver including gas and driver's fees.
  • Accommodation 3 nights based on double occupancy, daily half board. Our priorities in selecting accommodation are: the authenticity, the comfort and the quality of service.
  • The accompaniment of tourists own language speaking guide / driver during the circuit.
  • All taxes.

Excluded services:

  • International Airfare
  • The transfer from Moroccan cities or airports to Marrakech: If you want a member of our staff comes to receive you wherever you are: a supplement is then charged.
  • The extra cost of meals
  • All the drinks
  • The optional suggested excursions (to reserve and to pay on the spot).
  • The optional tips

Children:

  • Under 2 years of age are free of charge
  • 3 to 11 years old: 50% discount
  • 12 years old and up: full cost  

Important precisions:

  • The meeting place in Marrakesh will be communicated to you after the definitive confirmation of your reservation.
  • The pick up will be provided for Hotels/ Riads situated in the heart of the Medina.
  • We propose this circuit from two participants.

For further information or Reservation, feel free to get in touch with us: Contact

Itinerary

Morocco Imperial Cities - Itinerary