Tangier and Imperial Cities

8 days / 7 nights
  • Tangier and Imperial Cities

From Tangier to Marrakech an exotic journey through the Imperial Cities. Embark from Tangier and Tétouan on the Mediterranean Coast. Continue your journey on the mountain of Rif through Chefchaouen and Ouazzane to reach the magnificent imperial cities. Visit Fès, the ancient and prestigious spiritual capital of the Kingdom, beloved by the Merinides (13th-14th). Discover the wonders of Menkes, the city built by one of Morocco’s most significant historical figures, Moulay Ismaïl (17th century) and its imposing monuments. Explore the royal city of Rabat, the capital of modern Morocco, and Casablanca, its imposing economic capital. Continue your excursion with a journey to the “Pearl of the South”, Marrakech, the vibrant and fascinating ochre city.


Highlights:
The Mediterranean atmosphere of Tangier and Tétouan
Crossing the Rif and exploring the city that sits on its hillside, beautiful Chefchaouen
Discovering the impressive cultural inheritance of the incomparable cities of Fès, Mekhnès and Marrakech
The provincial charm of Rabat
Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and the economic capital of the Kingdom home to the world-famous Hassan II Mosque.


Start in: TANGIER / End in: MARRAKECH


PRICE 4 adults: $775 per person


ITINERARY:

Day 1 : TANGIER

Upon your arrival at the Tangier airport, our staff will greet you and take you to the hotel for a fantastic dinner.

Day 2 : TANGIER - TETOUAN

The journey begins in the intriguing city of Tangier, whose splendid bay faces Gibraltar: Visit the Spartelle Cape and Hercules Caves, and the newer areas of the city and the Grand Socco. After lunch, depart for Tétouan. Visit the city, its archaeological museums and stunning Moroccan art. Spend the evening at your hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 3 : TETOUAN - CHEFCHAOUEN- FES

Departure for Fès via Chefchaouen and Ouazzane. In the heart of the Rif, the beautiful Chefchaouen awaits you with its shadowed squares, its paved lanes climbing the hillside and its colorful painted houses. In the afternoon, discover Ouazzane, Holy City of the 17th Century, a revered pilgrimage destination. Arrive in Fès at the end of the day. Arrive at the hotel and enjoy a relaxing dinner and restful evening.

Day 4 : FES

Visit to Fès, spiritual capital of Morocco. See Fès El Bali, the most ancient of its buildings, the Qarawiyyine Mosque, the Medrassa Attarine one of the oldest universities in the world (9th S.), the Nejjarine Fountain, the district of the artisans and souqs. Lunch in an ancient palace in the medina. The afternoon: visit to Fès El Jedid (the modern side of Fes) and it’s stunning. Royal Palace.

Day 5 : FES - VOLUBILIS - MEKNES – RABAT

Continue your journey towards Moulay Idriss, the Holy City of the first Moroccan sultan, and the old Roman city of Volubilis. Arrive in Mekhnès, the capital of Moulay Ismaïl (18th S.). After lunch, visit the El Hdim Square, the monumental doors of Bab Lakhmiss and Bab Mansour, among the most beautiful of Morocco, the old royal stables and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismaïl one of Morocco’s most famous historical figures. Continue on the road to Rabat, the political capital of Morocco, to the Royal Palace Square, the Kasbah of Oudayas, the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. Enjoy a delectable dinner and check in to your hotel for the evening.

Day 6 : RABAT - CASABLANCA - MARRAKECH

Depart to Casablanca, the economic capital and principal port of the country. Discover the residential district of Anfa, the United Nations Square home to the principal institutions of the kingdom, the Boulevard Mohammed V and its art galleries, the cornice, and the huge Mosque Hassan II. Travel the road to Marrakech. Hotel Check-in and dinner

Day 7 : MARRAKECH

Spend a day in marvelous Marrakech the “pearl of the South”: among its many attractions discover the gardens of Menara and the mosque of Koutoubia (12th S.), “the mosque of the bookshops”, which take his name from its place in the ancient souq of manuscripts and home to the Tombs of Saadiens, dynasty of 16th S. Visit, the famous Jamaa El Fna classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and known as the “beating heart “of Marrakech. Visit the world-renowned and colorful throng of the souq of the old medina, with its blacksmiths, tailors, fine leather artisans, and purveyors of fragrant spices, dramatically luxurious perfumes and an overwhelming array of fantastic wares. Dinner in a riad in the heart of the médina.

Day 8 : DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport and receive assistance until time to board. Better still continue your stay and explore the many wonders of the incomparable city of Marrakech.


What’s Included:
Transportation by Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking driver guide.
1 night at hotel in Tanger
1 night in Tetouan
2 nights at hotel in Fes
1 night at hotel in Rabat
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)
Visits and entrance fees to the monuments visited.
Local taxes


What’s not Included:
Flight
lunches
drinks
Tips


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