Best of the Imperial Cities
Description of the tour
Planning a route through Morocco? Don't wait for others to tell you about it. Dive into Morocco and its Imperial cities, a hive of people in timeless medinas taking you into another era, warming you with their hospitality.
This route through Morocco is for those travelers who like to explore new cultures and want to soak up smells, architecture, time honored traditions and craftsmen with the wisdom of their ancestors that generation after generation have managed to preserve the art of the Moroccan traditions.
This route through Morocco reveals unique cities; Fez cradle of wisdom and spirituality, Casablanca economic capital, Rabat, political and administrative capital, Meknes - Imperial city, small and flirtatious, it retains all its charm and Marrakesh, tourist city par excellence for any route through Morocco.
Day 1 Casablanca
This route through Morocco begins in Casablanca, being the largest city in the country, and is considered the economic center of Morocco. We will visit the Great Mosque of Hassan II, an unmistakable symbol of Casablanca, one of the wonders of North Africa, and the second largest mosque in the Islamic world, after Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The city with an architectural heritage marked by different styles, going from neo-Morisco to art deco, was a favorite place of many architects to innovate, which makes it a special place, especially as you can have a coffee in the old medina at the mythical Rick’s Café, which recreates the setting of the well-known film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Overnight in Casablanca
Day 2 Casablanca – Rabat
Departure from Casablanca to continue the route through Morocco to the political and administrative capital of the country, Rabat. On arrival you will visit the exterior of the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, the Royal Palace and take a walk through the Kasbah of the Oudayas, with free time to visit the city at your leisure.
Overnight in Rabat
Day 3 Rabat – Meknes – Fez
Early morning departure from Rabat to head towards the oldest of the Imperial cities; Fez, religious and spiritual capital of Morocco, but before our final destination, we will head to Meknes, not without first passing through the Roman ruins of Volubilis.
In the ruins of Volubilis, you can take the guided tour if you wish to see the countless archaeological remains and monuments, the most important being the forum, a basilica of the second century and the temple of Jupiter, located, according to Roman custom, at the top of the Roman city.
Then we will continue until we reach Meknes, an Imperial city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, for the uniqueness of an architectural complex of a capital of the Maghreb of the seventeenth century, which combines Islamic and European styles. We will take a walking tour with our own official guide, and once finished, we will head to Fez.
Overnight in Fez
Day 4 – Fez
An entire day in this gem of a city!
Guided visit of the city of Fez.Imperial city of Morocco, Fez, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the country. We will visit start at the Southern Tower viewpoint, then on to the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter with our own official guide, who will then take us into its maze of winding alleys that hug the contours of the bowl it is set in, smells, which appear in a corner to disappear a few meters further, souks that are a melting pot of all imaginable wares, often separated by type, such as the legendary tanners’ quarter – Chouara, Fez is a place to cast yourself back in time.
Overnight in Fez
Day 5 Fez - Ouzoud Falls – Marrakesh
We leave Fez early in the morning by exclusive 4x4 vehicle and will head directly to the Ouzoud Waterfalls, located in the province of Azilal, and which punctuate the course of the Ouzoud River. They are considered to be the tallest and most beautiful in Morocco. Upon arrival at the falls, you will be met by local guides, with whom you can visit the village area, the waterfalls and the banks of the river, where you can see families of wild barbary monkeys. If you do not wish to do a guided tour, you can equally take the steps down to the cascades, where you can enjoy a tea or lunch in open-air restaurants, while enjoying the views.
Afternoon arrival and overnight in Marrakesh.
Day 6 Marrakesh
In the morning after breakfast, guided tour of the city of Marrakesh, with our own official guide, who will take you to visit the main monuments of the city; La Menara, Las Tombs of Saadies, Palais Bahia, Jardins Majorelle... And the medina of course.
The atmosphere of Jemaa El Fna Square leaves no visitor untouched; snake charmers, traditional music, food stalls, dentists, henna artists...
Free afternoon and overnight in Marrakesh
Day 7 Marrakesh – Casablanca
Transfer from Marrakesh to Casablanca, by motorway - the most convenient and fastest way to get to our destination.
Arrival in Casablanca. End of our services