7 Day Morocco Imperial Cities Tour
The Morocco Imperial Cities tour will lead you to visit the major cities of Morocco where you will learn about the Morocco culture and heritage that witness the rich history of Morocco.
This indispensable Morocco Imperial Cities Tour, is a must to do when you are visiting Morocco for the 1st time.
This tour unable you to feel the pure Moroccan atmosphere, suspended between the present and the past, where the advanced and modern style of life of Casablanca and Rabat coexist with some style of life (particularly on the South of the Country) that brings you to the XV century…
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Casablanca Mohammed V Airport/ Casablanca Mohammed V Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||According to your flight schedule|
|RETURN TIME||According to your flight schedule|
A/C MinivanTour Guide
Meals & all drinksPersonal expenses
TipsAny other non specified service
HOTELS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:
|Location||4* Hotels||5* Hotels|
|Rabat||Le Rive Hotel||Farah Rabat|
|Fez||Barcelo Fes Medina||Palais Medina & Spa|
|Marrakech||Opera Plaza Hotel||Savoy Le Grand Hotel|
|Casablanca||Kenzi Basma||Farah Casablanca|
Casablanca – Rabat (93Km /1h00)
Pick up from the airport of Mohammed V of Casablanca according to your flight schedule.
Transfer to your hotel in Rabat. Upon arrival to Rabat, check-in and free time to rest.
Overnight at your Hotel.
Rabat – Meknès – Fès (200Km / 2h00)
After having breakfast in your hotel, join your half day of the royal city of Rabat. Places to visit are: the royal mausoleum, Hassan tower, the ancient necropolis site of Chellah and the fortress of Ouddayas.
Depart to Fès through Volubilis and the small holy town of Moulay Idriss. Stop at Meknès and visit of its main touristic features such as Bab Mansour and the old Medina.
Upon arrival to Fès city, your guide will give you a concise introduction of this magnificent city.
Transfer to your hotel, check-in & time to rest.
Overnight at your Hotel.
- Consider an optional local experience: visit Oulja, the pottery village near Salé
Breakfast at your hotel. Full day guided tour.
The imperial city of Fes is the city that most reflects the ancestral past of the Moroccan kingdom and its ancient civilization. It was and still remains the core of the intellectual and spiritual creativity, not only in Morocco, but also in the Islamic world. Fes houses the oldest university in the world, Al Quaraouiyyne and its ancient medina was classified as Universal Heritage by UNESCO in 1981.
The medina: Traditionally your exploration of the medina should start at the Bab Boujlloud Gate. The first monument to visit is the vast Bou Inania Medersa. As you continue along Talaa Kebira Street (big climb), you will particularly admire the Tijani Zaouïa (Zaouïa, sanctuary of a religious brotherhood) and the instrument makers’ souk before arriving at the Mzara (shrine) of the ancient sovereign Moulay Idriss situated at the place where he took the decision to build the town. Once you have passed the babouche vendors, you arrive in En-Nejjarine Square and the cabinetmakers’ souk. The magnificent carved foundouk (caravanserai) on the square houses the Museum of
Wooden Arts and Crafts. The kissaria (covered market), where jewellery and fine fabrics are on sold, is nearby (it is shut at night). Next to it, you can admire the most visited and revered attraction in Fès: the zaouïa of Moulay Idriss, founder of the town. Your walk continues on to Es-Seffarine Square, the coppersmith square, and then to the tanners’ quarter situated just before the Andalusian quarter with its mosque and the Es-Sahrij Medersa.
Medresas: A Medersa is a school where the Koran is taught along with all the classic subject of learning: mathematics, grammar, history, astronomy, medicine… In Morocco, and especially in Fès, Medersas have the important role of integrating students from other regions. Generally they are built around a central courtyard with a fountain.
El-Attarine: The Merenids built this masterpiece between 1323 and 1325. Its central courtyard is magnificently decorated. Its walls are covered with Sura engraved in wood or plaster. The fountain and marble columns are embellished with Zellige (tiled mosaic).
Bou Inania: This Medersa, built between 1350 and 1357, is the biggest in Fès . Pass through the magnificent entrance with its heavy copper work doors, and then be impressed by the abundance of earthenware, the refinement of the sculptured wood and plaster and the chiseled stalactites called Mukarnas, the hallmark of Merenid architecture. A canopy of typical Fès green tiles surmounts the onyx and marble courtyard.
Overnight at your Hotel.
- Consider an optional dinner at Palais Menebhi Restaurant
Fès – Ifrane – Beni Mellal - Marrakech (500Km/5h00)
After having breakfast at your hotel, depart for the ocher city of Marrakech through the high Mountains of the Middle Atlas. On the road, visit of the beautiful city of Ifrance and the region UNESCO cedar forest where you can enjoy several colonies of .
Optionnal lunch at Beni Mellal and time to rest before continuing to Marrakech.
Upon arrival to Marrakech your tour guide will give you a quick introduction of this breathtaking city.
Transfer to your hotel, check-in & free time to rest.
Overnight at your hotel
- Today consider an optional local experience: Mint tea with local Berbers in Azrou.
Breakfast at hotel. Full day guided tour.
Start with the defining landmark of Marrakech its 12th-century tiled minaret of the Koutoubia mosque.
Palais Bahia: A 19th century palace boasts a large courtyard, beautiful fountains, tiles, ornate wall-carvings, gardens, and is an excellent spot to find tranquility and marvel at traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.
Continue to the intriguing Saadien Tombs. After their amazing discovery in 1917, this breathtaking site has been carefully restored and well cared for as it has become one the most popular attractions in Morocco. You’ll also visit the Majorelle Gardens.
In the afternoon, explore the colorful souks (market places) of Marrakech. Each trade – spices, carpets, jewelry, enamel, copper, brass, and cedar – is situated in its unique quarter.
In the early evening, head towards the frenetic Djemaa el Fnaa square. It provides ever-changing entertainment, reaching its climax at sunset when the square is alive with storytellers, healers, snake charmers, acrobats, and countless food stalls.
Overnight at your Hotel.
- Today consider an optional local experience: visit of a communal bakery in the heart of the medina of Marrakech
- Tonight consider an optional dinner and entertainment at Chez Ali fantasia or to the historical restaurant “Dar Salam” where A. Hitchcock turned on the movie: “The man who knows too much”.
Marrakech - Casablanca (240Km/2h20)
Breakfast at your hotel and departure to Casablanca via the highway.
Enjoy a half day guided tour in Casablanca. Places to visit are: The Hassan II mosque with its tallest minaret in North Africa. Habbous quarters, Bab Merrakch and the royal palace (exterior visit).
Overnight at your hotel.
- Consider Optional Dinner at RICK’s CAFÉ, where the famous movie CASABLANCA with Humphrey Bogart has been turned on.
- Optional interior visit of Hassan II Mosque
Casablanca – Return
After having breakfast at your hotel, check-out & transfer to Mohammed V airport depending on your flight schedule.
End of our services
IMPERIAL CITIES TOURS Rates : (Rates per person, sharing double rooms)
|PAX||Price / Pax (4* Hotels)||Price / Pax (5* Hotels)|
|Solo Traveler (Single Room rate)|
|3 to 5 pax||669 USD||669 USD|
|6 to 7 pax||599 USD||599 USD|
|8 to 10 pax||579 USD||579 USD|
|Single Supplement||256 USD||468 USD|
OPTIONAL SERVICES – price per person
|DAY||SERVICE||PRICE PER PAX|
|2||Local experience: Visit to Oulja Pottery village near Salé||12 USD|
|3||Local Experience: Mint tea with local Berbers in Azrou||12 USD|
|4||Moulay Idriss, Volubilis & Meknes visit tour with guide from Fez||90 USD|
|4||Lunch at Palais Menebhi||35 USD (without drinks)|
|5||Dinner at DAR SALAM Restaurant with belly dance||55 USD (without drinks)|
|5||Local experience: Visit of a communal bakery in the medina of Marrakech||12 USD|
|5||Dinner at Chez Ali with Arab horse fantasy||65 USD (without drinks)|
|6||Hassan II interior visit including guide||16 USD|
|Dinner at Rick’s Café||75 USD (without drinks)|
All rates are listed in USD per person per trip and are valid all year round, except during Christmas and New Year breaks. The rate of Solo is valid for solo traveler who is travelling alone.
- Children Policy:
00 – 01.99: Free of charge
02 – 11.99: 50% Discount
12+: is considered as an adult
- Payment Policy:
Bookings should be done as early as possible to reserve your desired visit to Morocco; all the included services will be booked and secured upon receiving a deposit of 25%. During the Christmas and New Year holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit constitutes a part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by credit card, bank transfer or Western Union
- Cancelation Policy:
We will do everything possible to meet your needs. We recommend all our customers to buy travel insurances in case of interruption, accidents, illness, or anything that may happen.
If a booking must be canceled, cancellation fee may apply as per the below outlined conditions:
- No cancellation fee when calncellation is made 14 days in advance of the travel date
- Between 7 and 14 days in advance of your travel date: 25% cancellation fee.
- Between 3 and 6 days in advance of your travel date: 50% cancellation fee.
- Within 2 days of your travel date: 100% cancellation fee.
- No refunds are possible in the case of a no show and/or after the tours start.
- Morocco Entry Visa:
A valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Morocco is needed. Entry visas to Morocco can be obtained from Morocco Consulate before departure.
If you are a citizen of one of the listed countries, here below, you don’t need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months: United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland…and others. For more info and details on entry visa to Morocco please check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy at your country.
Tips to driver and Guide. This tips are not mandatory but expected accordingly with Moroccan tradition.