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Imperial Cities Tour 8 Days

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Imperial Cities Tour 8 Days

 Imperial Cities Tour 8 Days from Casablanca 

Overview

The Imperial Cities Tour 8 Days  from Casablanca offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the history and the heritage of Morocco. You’ll get acquainted with the dynasties that ruled this magical destination, the points of differences between all the aforementioned dynasties in terms of the architecture & lifestyle.

You’ll notice on the itinerary below that we have intentionally added the majestic Ouzoud Waterfalls so that you can enjoy the stunning views offered by this most beautiful waterfalls in Morocco. The other reason is to break the long drive from Fez to Marrakech.

You’ll have a professional and multilingual driver for this tour and local tour guides in Fez, Marrakech & Rabat. The local tour guides of the cities know the most hidden secrets of their native towns, and can share their knowledge and experiences with you.

Day 1: Casablanca — Rabat

Meet & greet upon arrival in the Mohammed V International Airport, then head to Rabat (if your arrival takes place in the morning, then we’ll have a guided tour of Rabat in the afternoon; otherwise, we’ll leave to next day).

Day 2: Explore Rabat — Meknes — Volubilis — Fez

After having breakfast in your hotel/Riad, you’ll have a guided tour of Rabat. This UNESCO listed as Heritage World Site since 2012 forms the first Imperial City to explore in our list. Rabat has served as the official and administrative capital of Morocco since 1912. It’s home of the King and the Royal Family, and where embassies, consulates, administrations, universities… are located.

Your guided tour of Rabat will begin in the dramatic Oudayas Kasbah, built by the edge of the everflowing Bou Regreg river and panoramically overlooking Sale and the Atlantic Ocean. The fortified walls were initially built by the Almoravids in the 11th century, then the Amohads destroyed the Kasbah and rebuilt it from scratch. The Kasbah is centered by a Mosque with its unique minaret. The typical Moroccan lifestyle is still maintained within the walls of this tranquil fortress including the local communal bakery, Hammam and a Mosque.

Have a walk through the Old Medina’s Souks to the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the adjacent Hassan Tower. Drive through the highway to Meknes, the second Imperial City in our list. You’ll begin your tour by the beautiful Bab Mansour Gate, the vibrant El Hedim Square, the Royal Granaries and stables before continuing on the trackto the Roman Ruins of Volubilis.

Explore the archaelogical site of Volubilis with a local guide before heading to Fez in the late afternoon.

Day 3: Full-Day Exploring Fez

Today, you’ll spend the day exploring the Fez Medina with a local tour guide. Drive uphill to get the panoramic view of Fez el-Bali (Oldest Fez), visit the Golden Gates of the Royal Palace and stretch your legs in the adjacent Mellah (former Jewish Quarter).

You’ll then have a guided walking tour of the Oldest Medina with its vibrant Souks, intricate alleyways and bustling cafes. You’ll visit the Nejjarine Museum, Chouara Tanneries, pass by the Al-Quarawyyine University and much more. The day tour Fez Medina will take back to medieval times being the largest urban car-free district in the world. In the late afternoon, your tour guide will escort you back to your accommodation.

Day 4: Fez — Azrou — Beni Mellal — Ouzoud Waterfalls

After having breakfast in your hotel/Riad, you’ll continue on the track through the Middle Atlas and the fertile plain near Beni Mellal, then head to the majestic Ouzoud Waterfalls. Enjoy the stunning views of the walls and your may want to stretch your legs underneath to get close to the fall. Spend the night in a guesthouse very close to the waterfall.

Day 5: Ouzoud Waterfalls — Marrakech

After breakfast, you may want to spend the morning in this spectacular waterfalls before heading to Marrakech in the afternoon. Drive through Tamlalt and when you arrive to Marrakech. We’ll escort you to your accommodation in the Medina or drop you off in your hotel in the Ville Nouvelle. In the evening, you may want to stretch your legs to the vibrant Square of Jemaa el-Fna.

Day 6: Full-day Exploring Marrakech

Today, you’ll spend the day exploring what Marrakech has to offer with a local tour guide. Visit the botanical gardens of Majorelle along with the Saint Laurent Museum. You’ll drive through the Ville Nouvelle that was built by the French when Morocco was a French Protectorate from 1912 to 1956. Start your walking tour by the Kotoubia Mosque (Landmark of Marrakech that can be seen from different directions). You’ll have the chance to learn about the rich history of Marrakech being a Moroccan Imperial City for centuries. Visit the Saadian Tombs that go back to the 15th century, then walk through the intricate alleyways of the Mellah with its conspicuous balconies.

You’ll visit the Bahia Palace that was built in the 19th century by the Sultan’s main vizier Ba Hmad. Explore the vibrant Souks of the Marrakech that are arranged into sections according to specialty to end up your tour in the Jemaa el-Fna, which is the focal point of Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech — Casablanca

After having breakfast in your hotel/Riad, you’ll have a free half-day in Marrakech to spend it on your own whether you want to go for some shopping, have a scrub to your entire body in a Hammam, or just stay in your hotel/Riad.

In the afternoon, you’ll drive to Casablanca where you’ll visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque before driving to your hotel in Casablanca’s city center.

Day 8: Depature

Today, it’s the time to say goodbye to Morocco with the hope you return in the future for further explorations in the amazing destination of Morocco. Transfer to the Mohammed V International Airp

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Imperial Cities Tour 8 Days

What's included

  • Meet & greet in Casablanca Airport or pick up from accommodation in Casablanca
  • A well-maintained to the highest standards & air-conditioned vehicle for transportation for 8 days
  • A private, multilingual, licensed & trained chauffeur/driver
  • Local tour guides in Casablanca Hassan II Mosque, Marrakech & Fes
  • Car fuel & tolls
  • Unique Experiences
  • Local taxes

What is not included

  • Beverages including water
  • Entrance fees to sites & places of attractions
  • Acomodation of the tour
  • Lunches on the way
  • Flights
  • Insurance in case of any emergency
  • Tips when appropriate

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