Imperial Cities from Casablanca

Code: ICCB2
8 days / 7 nights
  • casablanca day trip

From Casablanca, take a thrilling journey through the dramatic cities and fascinating towns of Morocco. Discover the country’s four historic royal cities: Meknes, Fes, Marrakech, and Rabat.
Meknes, the “Versailles” of Moulay Ismaiïl (which dates from the 17th century) is well known for its stunning and imposing monuments. Fes, the ancient and prestigious spiritual capital of the Kingdom, beloved by the Merinides (13th-14th centuries), world famous Marrakech, and Morocco’s capital city of Rabat known for its provincial charm.
As you journey through the Middle Atlas to Marrakech enjoy the green and verdant Ifrane and Beni-Mellal.
Discover the magnificence and abundance of Marrakech, the “Pearl of the South”, an ancient city over 1000 years old.
On the final day of your sojourn return to the renowned city of Casablanca.


Highlights:
The wonders of the legendary Moroccan heritage and its ancient and gorgeous cities
The incredible Moroccan coast and the equally impressive Moroccan inland
The intriguing esplanade of Rabat
The architectural wonders of Fes
The exotic gardens and grand palaces of Marrakech
The breathtaking scenery of the southern landscapes


Start in: Casablanca / End in: Casablanca


PRIX FROM: $899


ITINERARY:

Day 1 : Casablanca

You will be greeted by our staff at the airport and taken to the hotel where an appetizing dinner awaits you.

Day 2 : Casablanca • Rabat

The first day begins with a thrilling visit to Casablanca, the economic capital of the Kingdom. You’ll discover its main districts and numerous attractions: the medina, the Mohamed V square, the United Nations Square, the Central Market, the Habbous District, the Royal Kingdom, the residential area of Anfa and the beautiful corniche of Ain Diab with its lovely pools and gourmet restaurants. Visit the historic Hassan II Mosque. Depart from “Casa” and journey to Rabat, the immaculate and impeccably landscaped modern administrative capital and former imperial city. You will visit its medina, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Hassan Tower, and experience the hauntingly beautiful Mausoleum of Mohamed V. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the walls of the Mechouar which surrounds the exquisite luxury of the Royal Palace.

Day 3 : Rabat • Meknès • Fez

Depart from Rabat for the holy city of Moulay Idriss (named after the first sultan of Morocco), On to Meknès, the “Moroccan Versailles”. Built in the late 17th century, this wondrous city is surrounded by a triple wall of 40 km length, and is comprised of 2 towns: the Medina, which boasts the most beautiful gate in Morocco and, on the opposite side, Bab El Mansour, a modern and cosmopolitan city. After your visit, you will be transported to Fez.

Day 4 : Fez

This entire day is devoted to a visit to the fascinating city of Fez, the oldest of the Moroccan Imperial cities and the religious capital of the country. You’ll discover the medieval medina, the Medersas Bou Anania, and Attarine, the entrance to the Qarawiyyin Mosque, one of the oldest universities in the world (established in the 9th century). Delight in the picturesque beauty of the Nejjarine Fountain and enjoy one of Morocco’s most delightful souqs. (Commercial area)

Day 5 : Fez • Ifrane • Beni-Mellal • Marrakech

Depart for Marrakech and experience a dazzling and unique journey which will carry you across the Middle Atlas through Immouzzer du Kandar and the Ait Aoua Lake – a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty. Enjoy Ifrane, a charming ski resort inside a splendid cedar forest with an abundance of watercourses. Discover the charming city of Beni-Mellal. Situated along the foot of the Middle Atlas Mountains and overlooking the Beni Amir plain, it is the ideal place for a relaxing respite. On to Marrakech, upon approaching the city you will glimpse the overwhelming majesty that awaits you as you experience the visual grandeur and imposing harmony of the red of the land, the blue of the sky and the green of the palm trees.

Day 6 : Marrakech

A day is barely time to discover all the charms of Marrakech founded in the 11th century by the Almoravides, and known as the “Pearl of the South”.. You will visit he Saadians tombs (Saadians were a dynasty of the 16th century), the Dar Si Said museum, the gardens of Agdal and of Ménara, the Koutoubia, the Bahia Palace, and the leather tanning and dyeing district. In the afternoon visit the world souqs and the winding alleyways around Jemâa El Fna Square, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Experience a never ending fairy tale where the showmanship never ends. Experience the marvels of storytellers, snake charmers, fire eaters. musicians and purveyors of rare perfumes, food, beverages and thousands of exotic offerings.

Day 7 : Marrakech • Casablanca

Return to Casablanca.

What’s Included:
Transportation by Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking driver guide.
2 nights at hotel in Casablanca
1 night at hotel in Rabat
2 nights at hotel in Fes
2 nights at hotel in Marrakech
Meals: 7 dinners, 7 breakfasts
1 day guided visit in Fes (by certified national guide)
1 day guided visit in Marrakech (by certified national guide)
Entry Fees in the sites to visit.
Local taxes
Our assistance


What’s not Included:
Flight
lunches
drinks
Tips


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