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7 Day Imperial City Tour of Morocco
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The Imperial City Tour of Morocco is an excellent introduction to Morocco’s centuries-old culture in a remarkably short space of time. You will visit Morocco’s three most beautiful imperial cities, ancient strongholds with maze-like streets surrounded by towering walls. You’ll see colourful markets, grand mosques, Koranic schools and ancient palaces. You’ll visit splendid Roman ruins, Morocco’s most important pilgrim city, its capital city and the snow-capped mountains of the High Atlas.
This tour starts in Casablanca but it is possible to start it in another city if you wish. Just let us know where you would like to start and we will arrange a new itinerary for you. We can also include airport transfers so that your Imperial City Tour of Morocco will start from the minute you land until the minute we return you to the airport for your flight home.
If you feel that you want to spend more time in the different cities we can reduce the number of cities visited or you may want to extend it to a 10 day tour. Whichever tour you choose you will be accompanied by a guide and driver who will make sure that all your needs are met and provide you with information on all of the different places you will visit. Bringing your camera is essential as you will want to capture these memories to look back on when you go home.
Day 1: Casablanca
This first day we spend in Casablanca. If you arrive early you can visit the Hassan II Mosque, the world’s second largest and the only working mosque in Morocco that can be visited by non-Muslims.
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes
Today we’ll drive via Rabat to the charming city of Meknes, with its yellow ochre houses and green tiles, situated amongst orchards and olive groves. Formerly an imperial city, it boasts a huge system of ramparts that form part of the ancient palace complex.
Day 3: Meknes - Volubilis - Fes
A short drive from Meknes will take us to the once-great Roman city of Volubilis, where we can pay a combined visit to its impressive ruins and to the nearby pilgrim city which holds the bones of the founder of Islam in Morocco, Moulay Idriss. We then drive further to Fes
Day 4: Fes
Today we pay a visit to the old medina of Fes is a particularly exciting experience because when you enter the sprawling labyrinthine alleys you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Donkeys and mules are the only form of transport in these steep and narrow streets. The most delicious scents come from the souk, where perfumes and spices are traded. But the most appalling stink from the leather tanneries, where men often stand up to their waists treating leather in noxious baths in much the same way as has been done for centuries, shouldn’t put you off going there too. Ethnic leather goods make great souvenirs!
Day 5: Fes - Marrakech
Today we’ll leave for the largest of all the imperial cities and the southern capital, Marrakech, where we will spend the final three nights of the tour. Our journey will take us through the Middle Atlas Mountains, where cedar forests abound, and nearer to Marrakech we’ll be able to glimpse the even more imposing snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas Mountains.
Day 6: Marrakech
Today you have a free day to explore Marrakech. Marrakech has a magical reputation because of its immense souks (bazaars), numerous landmarks and ancient Berber heritage. Its central focus is Djemaa El Fna, the famous square where young and old alike gather every day to enjoy arts and crafts, storytellers, snake-charmers, herbal doctors and jugglers. As darkness falls food-stalls appear and you would be forgiven for feeling that you’d stepped back a thousand years or more.
Marrakech is also famous for great gardens, of which the Majorelle Gardens, created in 1920 by the French artist of the same name, is probably the most beautiful. The bright blue villa contrasts perfectly with the surrounding tropical plants growing in enormous jars and pots.
Day 7: Marrakech
Enjoy your last few hours exploring the souks and buying your last minute souvenirs before departure.
Return private transport from Marrakech
English speaking guide (other languages can be catered for)
6 nights accommodation in Hotels
What’s Not Included
Lunches and Dinners
Beverages and Bottled Water
The Price will vary depending on
Age of participants
Number of participants
Length of tour requested
Type of hotel requested
Available all year round
All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people on the tour.