Imperial cities as Never Before

Never forgotten 8 days trip

Starting 4100 $ for Two People

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Overview:

One of the most prominent and highly recommended tours by both locals and foreign adventure enthusiasts.

 

Starting and finishing point:  Your Riad or Hotel.

Tour’s Highlights:

Marrakesh : or Marrakesh, the city of tales and land of wonders that inspires all those who visit it; and leaves overwhelming impact inside them, it offers them a unique sensation of time-travelling since it has an incredible mix between history and modernity, its Old Medina is nothing less than a precious piece; with narrow alleys all painted in light-red and craft shops decorated with colorful carpets, curtains, and internally filled up with rare traditional art works, as you wonder in its corners you get pleased by smells of the freshly baked bread or a variety of delicious dishes when you come close to a restaurant, the permanent smile in people faces over there will definitely make your day and will give a lesson that simplicity is priceless and happiness is absolute.

 

Casablanca : Commonly known as Casa, is the largest city in Morocco. Located on the Atlantic coast about 80 km south of Rabat, It is the economic capital of the country. This modern but authentic city attracts fewer tourists than the other famous destinations like Fez or Marrakech. Yet it is full of incredible icons which it would be a shame to miss. It is a must for business and leisure tourism with its golf course, traditional Hammams, piano bars, cafes and nightclubs.

 

Rabat : the capital of Morocco, situated in the north of the country, it is founded by the first Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu’min in the 12th century, and it is among the most desired cities for tourists arriving Morocco, it has been chosen second in CNN’s hot touristic destinations for 2013, and this has not come randomly, but for containing a very varied cultural and natural heritage that make it distinctive.

Tour Hassan, one of the most famous religious landmarks. Not only in Rabat but in the entire Arabic world, this huge building gives its visitors a glimpse about how great the actual Mosque would be if the constructions have finished.

And from the archaeological site of Chellah to the consuls’ street where the artisans and handicrafts take palace, this is another destination that one can’t pass by without being curious to take a look at it.

 

Fez city : one of the most well-known Moroccan cities, it is considered to be the second largest city in the Moroccan Kingdom with a population of 1.1. The city was founded in 789 by Idriss I who made of it the capital of the Idrisid state, and is now divided into three parts, the larger of which is Fes el Bali, recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Fes Jedid and the Ville Nouvelle which is built under the French colonial period.

 

Meknes : The name Meknes is derived from the Berber word Meknassa that refers to the name of the founding tribe of the city. Designated as UNESCO world heritage in 1996 and it is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco.

Between 1672 and 1727, during the reign of Moulay Ismail, Meknes became the capital of Morocco. Few years later, and during the French presence in Morocco, between 1912 and 1956, the city was nicknamed “Versailles du Maroc” and “petit Paris”, therefore reflects the eternal beauty of its architecture.

Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arriving in Casablanca and drive to Rabat

Your personal driver will pick you up at the airport in Casablanca and head for your accomodation that you booked already.

 

Your tour guide will wait for you to get packed and then start your journey in Casabalanca.

 

First you will pay a visit to the Hassan ll Mosque one of the most important sites for visitors arriving Casablanca, it is the largest mosque in morocco and the 7th largest in the world, as well as with the world’s tallest minaret at 690 feet.

 

Then, head for the “Parc de la Ligue Arab” an incredible green space of trees and plants forming a beautiful scenery, and from there to Place Mohammed V and the Place des Nation Unions; these area reflect perfectly the French architecture and where a number of Shopping spot can be found.

 

Moving towards the old Medina of Casablanca and take a stroll throughout its labyrinthine alleys till the beachfront restaurant “Rick’s Café” where the epic film of “Casablanca” has once been filmed.

 

Once you done Casablanca’ visit,You will be travelled to Rabat for the overnight.

Day 2 : Guided visit in Rabat and head for Fez

Following breakfast, your tour guide in Rabat will be waiting for you in you accommodation and take you in a wonderful journey discoverning this Imperial city and the capital of Morocco.

 

You will start your expedition by visiting the major attractions of the city.

 

Make a walk through the large and narrow passes of the small Medina.

 

Pay a visit to the picturesque Kasbah, the Chellah, and the Musee Mohammed VI d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Morocco’s first large scale museum built since Morocco gained its independence.

 

At the end of this journey, you will hit the road for about 2 hours for Fez; another mesmerizing inmperial city where you will be have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3 : Guided visit in Fez

You will start visiting the major attractions outside the old Medina of fez city such as The Mellah or Jewish Quarter and from there to the Royal Palace, and on to the ruins of the monumental Tombs (Marinid Tombs) above and north of Fez which are believed to date from the 14th century and offer and incredible view over the entire Medina.

 

Then we go inside the old Medina through one of its multiple huge gates; very often The gate of Rcif (Bab Rcif), just a few beyond this gate you will be confronted by the iconic university of AL-Qarawiyyin the oldest existing, continually operating higher educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records.

 

On to the Bouanania Madrasa and the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, then we make a visit to one of the biggest tannery passing by the Foundouk of Nejjarine (a museum that combines a variety of wooden arts).

 

Then on through the street of big Talaa passing by many interesting attractions and monuments till the gate of Boujloud (Bab Boujloud); just for the record Bab means gate in Arabic, near to Bab boujloud we find museum of Batha that also worth a visit.

 

In the evening, enjoy dinner at your Riad (in Fez).

Day 4 : Excursion to Volubilis / Meknes

After breakfast, you will leave Fez towards Vollubilis and then Meknes.

 

Volubilis is where we will make the ancient Roman civilization come alive again.

 

This UNESCO World Heritage Site will offer you an opportunity to enjoy a perfect blend of cultural heritage and picturesque scenery

 

The grandeur and the setting of this site as well as the beauty of the mosaics make these Roman ruins among the most beautiful in world.

 

Afterwards, you move towards Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (the holiest city in Morocco), pay a visit to the tomb of the Moulay Idriss the First the father of Moulay Idriss the Second Fez city founder.

 

Not too far from Moulay Idriss settles another important station in our expedition, that is Meknes this city has become an imperial capital under the reign of Sultan MoulayIsmailand also is a UNESCO World Heritage Center.

 

During our visit, you will discover the major attractions of the city, including the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the BouInania Madrasa, and the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque.

 

At the end of the day, youe will go back to Fez where to have dinner and get ready for the next adventure.

Day 5 : Fez to Marrakech Via Middle Atlas Mountains

Today is going to be a bit hectic make sure you had enough rest last day and get ready for this journey, just after breakfast you leave Fez for Marrakech the third imperial city in our itinerary.

 

In this trip you will be traveling via the epic sceneries of the Atlas Mountains.

 

In the road we will have a stop in different places, most importantly Ifran which is known as the Moroccan Switzerland; a quiet peacefull city that is considered a haven for those looking for peace and relaxing; this site is pretty lively especialy in the winter beacause of its snowy weather what creates magical views.

 

Then we will have an other stop in the Cedar forest of Azrou to enjoy its fresh air and meet some Barbary macaque and butterflies who occupy the area.

 

Eventually, you arrive Marrakech and staright for your already booked accommodation

Day 6 : Guided visit in Marrakech

After breakfast, you will start creating memories in this Red city aided by your guided tour who will meet you in your accommodation, starting by discovering the Old Medina which is nothing less than a precious piece of art; with narrow alleys; all painted in light-red, and craft shops that attract attention from afar by colorful carpets and curtains on the wall, and internally is filled up with rare traditional art works.

 

You wander in the corners of the Medina you get pleased by the smells of the freshly baked bread or a variety of delicious dishes when you come close to a restaurant, the permanent smile in people faces over there will definitely make your day and make you to grasp in mind the fact that simplicity is priceless and happiness is absolute.

 

Just few step outside the Medina you find the widely famous Jamaa El-fanae Square where you can find everything you may think about…Food, shows, shops…the square is lively almost day and night, by morning it is occupied by story-tellers and show-men and at night full of foods and musicians who come from different Moroccan regions to show up their art here and create a very civilized picture of Morocco’s rich culture.

 

Just in front of Jamaa El-fanae settles the historic mosque of El-Koutoubya another icon that deserves a visit with beautiful monuments and inscriptions that goes back to the Middle century …

 

The incredible Majorelle Garden and the Bahia Palace are also not to be missed.

 

Spend the night in Marrakesh.

Day 7 : An offered Expedition to Terres d'Amanar

Today we are glad to offer you an expediton that honestly we “Desert tours” were the first who arranged it ever; it is the expedition to “Terres d’Amanar”.

 

Terres d’Amanar is an area located on the first steps of the High Atlas just 30 minutes from Marrakech, 100,000 hectares of virgin forests and challenging hills, and a perfect choice for hicking, bicking and outdoor activities.

 

Once this adventure is over you will be transferred to Marrakech for an overnight stay.

Day 8 : Transfer to the airport (in Casablanca, Marrakech or any one of your choice)

Your adventure in Morocco will be coming to an end today, we wish you had great time and made every single second in your holyday fruitful through this itinerary.

 

So following breakfast your private driver will escort you to the airport in Casablanca or Marrakech or any airport of your choice, and wish you a safe and comfy flight.

  • LOCAL TOUR GUIDE YES
  • TWO MEALS EACH DAY YES
  • ALL ENTRANCE TICKETSYES
  • ACCOMMODATION STARTING 3 STARSYES
  • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATIONYES
  • Drinks NOT
  • Typical souvenir NOT
  • Tips NOT
  • Travel Insurance NOT

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