The imperial cities

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Day 1 ;Casablanca/Rabat

Morning arrival in Casablanca, economic capital of Morocco; meeting and assistance at the airport. On your orientation drive through this lively city, you’ll view United Nations Square, the Royal Palace, the Medina and the Corniche, with its sweep of uninterrupted sweep of beaches, pools and cafes. Continue past the impressive seaside Hassan II Mosque. Then, drive to the Imperial "garden city" of Rabat; check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Day 2: Rabat/Moulay Idriss/Volubilis/Meknes/Fez

Morning tour in Rabat includes the Kasbah of the Oudayas and the walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace, onto Hassan Tower, magnificently situated on the crest of a hill. Visit to the Mohammed V Mausoleum, housing the tomb of the late King Hasan II,too.. Continue to the holy city of Moulay Idriss, where the founder of Islam in Morocco is buried. Stop at the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing to Meknes. See the monumental gates of Bab Mansour and the Mellah. Drive to Fez for dinner and overnight.  

Day 3 Fez 

 Full-day sightseeing in Fez acquaints you with the oldest Imperial City. Today, this city is the spiritual, cultural and educational center of the country. Visit the quaint medieval Medina, the Karaouine Mosque with its roof of emerald green tiles, and the splendid Nejjarine Fountain. In the afternoon, walk along the winding cobblestone lanes of the ancient souk. Stop to see the Dyers’ Tanneries — the view is memorable! Perhaps you’ll find an incredible bargain today! Dinner at the hotel. 

Day 4: Fez/Beni Mellal/Marrakesh

Morning departure from Fez. Full-day drive via the Middle Atlas region with its beautiful cedar forests; you’ll see scenic villages and the charming resort town of Ifrane, nestled amidst towering forests. Stop in Beni Mellal; proceed to Marrakesh. Suddenly, you’ll notice the changes in scenery — the earth becomes red, the sky is clear blue and lush green palm groves are scattered everywhere. Check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh. 

Day 5: Marrakesh 

Known as the “Pearl of the South,” Marrakesh is situated at the gateway to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Sightseeing in this beautiful city includes the 16th-century Saadian Tombs, Museum of Moroccan Arts, fragrant Menara Gardens, the famous Koutoubia Minaret, and the magnificent Bahia Palace with its extraordinary tiles, opulent courtyards and sparkling fountains. After lunch, on to Djemaa-el-Fna Square, the heart of Marrakesh, where fortune-tellers, acrobats, vendors, snake charmers and magicians put on a never- ending show. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous evening and dinner at “Fantasia”— wonderful food served in lavishly decorated tents, continuous music, local entertainers and a great show! 


Day 6: En Route 

Transfer to the airport for your return flight .





Inclusions : 

Mini air-conditioned bus with driver and diesel
5 nights in local hotels in half board

The imperial cities of Morocco

During your stay in Morocco, a visit to the imperial cities is essential!

These are four beautiful cities: Fez, Marrakech, Rabat, and Meknes they were founded by different dynasties to be the capital of their kingdom (Idrissides, Almoravides, Almohades, Mérinides, Saadiens and Alaouites).

Marrakech, one of the most beautiful tourist cities of Morocco, was founded by the Almoravid Sultan Youssef Ibn Tachfint in 1062, this pleasant destination attracts every year many tourists from all over the world to discover its famous Jemaa El Fna Square , its beautiful lively souks day and night, its many restaurants showcasing traditional Moroccan cuisine and its wonderful historical monuments (the Koutoubia, the Saadian tombs, the Menara gardens ... the Bahia Palace, the Medersa ben Youssef ).

Fez, a fascinating imperial city founded by idrisid Sultan Idris 1st between 789 and 809, is the capital of the Idrissid, Merinid, Wattassid and, periodically, Alawite dynasties, this beautiful cultural city has many points of interest to visit absolutely : The Zaouïa of Moulay Idriss, Florence Square, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Quaraouiyin University, Bouanania Medersa ...

Rabat, the current capital of Morocco, it was founded by the Almohad sultan Abd al-Mumin in 1150 and enlarged under Yacoub al-Mansour in order to become its capital, it is a modern city recognized by its tower Hassan II and currently it is the political capital of Morocco.

Meknes, a pleasant imperial city founded in 1672 by the Alawite sultan Moulay Ismaël ibn Ali, the city is located just 60 km from Fez and is home to magnificent palaces, many mosques, fountains and gardens.


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