Explore Morocco’s stunning imperial cities on a 8 days tour from Casablanca, and experience the country’s most striking landscapes, architecture and traditional cultures. Walk through millenia-old ruins and discover Morocco’s historic capitals; visit Fez’s imposing monuments, then immerse yourself in the thriving life of the medieval medina. Bask in the bustle of the Jemaa el Fna square, step into royal palaces, and slip through ancient tombs and vivid gardens. End your trip in Casablanca, where historic souks abut modern streets, and well-used cannons still line the weathered seawall.
All accommodation in 4-star hotels.
Day 1: Arrival Casablanca airport
Pick-up from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Rabat
After breakfast visit Hassan II Mosque, the Corniche, Mohammed V place, United Nations place, law court, the prefecture, central post office than departure for Rabat, arrival and historical guided visit: Kingdom Palace, Mausoleum of Mohammed V the grandfather and father of the present king are buried here, Hassan Mosque, a wonder of the medieval Moorish world with its great minaret left unfinished when its founder died in 1199 the Chellah necropolis, Kasbah Oudaya.
Day 3: Meknès➡Fez
After breakfast, departure to Meknès, the 16th century capital whose ruler, Moulay Ismail, modeled himself on France’s ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV.: historical guided visit of Meknès, and The Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Night in Fez.
Day 4: Fez
All day devoted for visiting Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. Guided visit of medieval Medina, Quaraouine University, Medersa Attarine, Kingdom Palace, Ben Denane synagogue, souks.
Day 5: Beni Mellal
After breakfast departure for Beni Mellal via Immouzer du Kandar, a Berber village, Ifrane, a delightful ski resort, and Azrou.
Day 6: Marrakech
After the breakfast, departure for Marrakech, once an oasis on the caravan routes to the south, it became a natural center of commerce and the capital city during medieval times. Wealth poured in from Moorish Spain and the city you see today was built. Surrounded by almost intact medieval walls little has changed and in the central square Jemaa el Fna is one of the world’s greatest spectacles, which is classified by UNESCO as an oral heritage of humanity. Guided historical visit: Bahia Palace, Badii Palace, Saadian Tombs, the Koutoubia, Majorelle Garden, Souks.
Day 7: Casablanca
After breakfast you will have the day free to do whatever you please, whether it be shopping at the fabulous souks or simply relaxing by the poolside at your hotel. Lunch on your own. Departure to Casablanca, where you will spend the night.
Day 8: Airport transfer
According to your flight's departure time.