MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES / 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN CASABLANCA AIRPORT
Depending on your flight schedule, our driver will be waiting for your arrival at the gates and escort you to the car. After checkin to your hotel, we discover Casablanca, the economical hub of Morocco, unlike in the movie, Casablanca is a modern city with a blend of Moorish and European décor and architecture, once arrived, your guide will take you to the gigantic Hassan II mosque standing on top of the atlantic ocean. Lunch at Rick’s Café and then walk around the malls to discover some contemporary Moroccan products and deisgns. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 2 CASABLANCA – RABAT
After your breakfast, we will head to an orientation visit of RABAT. Learn Rabat’s history and enjoy its majestic domes, minarets, the gree parks and long funky boulevards. Follow your guide to the Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. The kasbah was built by the reign of the Almohadsdynasty to protect the city. Visit Bab Oudaïa, a majestic gate that gives you a taste of the Almohads architecture. After lunch in a hip Rabati restaurant, we will go to discover the Musee de Oudaïa, MoulayIsmaïl’s palace exhibiting collections of Moroccan folk art then make our way to the Medina of the Capital. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 3 Rabat – FES
Today we head to the ancient city of Fes, after checkin at your Riad, we start by an outdoor visit of the Royal Palace, also the Jewish Quarter and its houses with forged iron balconies. Then, you will visit the magnificient Bab Boujeloud and Mellah. Then we will have lunch at a typical Fessi restaurant to discover the cuisine of the region. Then we head back for a Moroccan and spa treatment to relax and take life at your own pace before decovering more of Fes tomorrow.
DAY 4 FES SIGHTSEEING
Good morning, sip your coffe at your terasse overlooking the majestic medina walls and the atlas mountains, Then, you will visit the ancientAl-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, founded by a Muslim woman, the University opened its doors in 859. Fes is surrounded with a large wall from the medieval Marinid era, vibrant souks and medina streets almost like a labyrinth, you guide will take you to visit one of the biggest tanneries in the country, still using traditional methods, the rooftop of the tanneries offer a panoramic view of the Medina and the surrounding mountains. then off to discover the pottery factories onfoot; the souk, the square and the NejjarineFountain, and outdoor views of the Karaouyine Mosque in heart ofMedina. The narrow streets are busy and you’ll need to watch out for thedonkeys. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
DAY 5 MEKNES & VOLUBULIS
Today for our excursion we head to Morocco’s most preserved Roman town Volubilis .Which dates back to the 300 B.C therefore, it has been considered the oldest Moroccan cities according to the excavations discovered there, and is recognized a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The next stop in our expedition will be the nearby MoulayIsmael Mausoleum, the holiest site that holds a special value in the hearts of the Moroccan people, it was the place where MoulayIsmaelsettled after bringing the Religion of Islam from the east. Later on, we will move to Meknes, also called the “Moroccan Versailles” an imperial city with a Spanish-Moorish architecture, surrounded by huge stone walls with ancient historic doors. We head back to Fes for your dinner and hotel.
DAY 6 MARRAKECH – FES
Today we travel throught the atlas mountains to reach the red city, this incredible road trip goes through one of the most scenic roads in Morocco. Enjoy the views and stop by a local village to discover handmade products and taste some typical Moroccan cuisine before reaching Marrakech for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 Marrakech Monuments
Today after your first Moroccan breakfast, we will go back in time centuries back to discover the mysteries of this amazing red city. We will start at the Bahia palace, known for its incredible gardens, built in the 19th century, built to be one of the greatest palaces of its time from which derives the name Bahia: Brilliance. We will continue our time travel through the Medina walls in the direction of the highest building in Marrakech, The Kououbia Mosque, known as the mosque of the booksellers, follow your guide through the minarets while he explains to you the history of this marvel. Later we head for tea at sunset to enjoy the golden views of the Jamaa El Fna Square.
After your delicious launch getting a taste of Morocco, we will head to the koranic school Ben Youssef, named after the Almoravid Sultan who made Marrakech a known place worldwide, this school is the largest Madrassa in Morocco. Once done, we will head to the Jewish Mellah to shop for the best leather and pottery Morocco can offer.
DAY 8 MARRAKECH GARDENS
Today stroll like a king and queen in your horse carriage around the city and visit the famous Majorelle gardens known internationally, walk around the cactus trees and visit the museum to discover the berber heritage of the country, once done, head for the Menara gardens and enjoy a first class lunch overlooking the Marrakchi city life. Head back to your hotel for a 5-star dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 DEPARTURE
Seems like your holiday is over and we definitely will expect you again for a grand tour of our beautiful Morocco. Depending on your flight, we will escort you to the airport on time and wish you a safe flight back home.
Included in your Trip
-Transportaion by Van or 4X4 with fuel for entire journey equipped by an air-conditioning system
-Mineral water in the car
Not Included in your Trip
-Alcoholic or soft drinks
-Entrance fees to the museums and historical monuments mentioned below (optional)