Explore Morocco’s stunning imperial cities on a 8 days morocco imperial cities tours from Casablanca, and experience the country’s most striking landscapes, architecture and traditional cultures. Walk through millennia-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 about modern streets, and well-used cannons still line the weathered seawall.
Pick-up from airport and transfer to your hotel.
After having 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.
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. The city was built with 20 gates, more than 50 palaces and 15 miles of surrounding walls. Following lunch, stop at the remarkable Roman ruins of Volubilis, with its mosaics and temples. Night in 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, founded in 790 A.D. Seeming to exist somewhere between the Middle Ages and today, the Soul of Morocco stimulates the senses with its visual details, haunting sounds and rich aromas. Guided visit of medieval Medina, Quaraouine University, Medersa Attarine, Kingdom Palace, Ben Denane synagogue, souks.
Depart after breakfast for Marrakech across the Middle Atlas Mountains, stopping in Beni-Mellal, the largest town in the Middle Atlas, for lunch. Giant cedar forests, volcanic mountains, strings of lakes and plains producing oranges, olives and sugar cane line the road. Along the way, visit Ifrane, a ski resort full of Alpine chalets with red-tiled roofs.
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 Mosque, Majorelle Garden, Souks.
Spend your morning relaxing in the pool or shopping. Afternoon, explore the natural sights of the Valley of Ourika at the foot of the Atlas Mountains and discover the charm of a Berber village. Garden bloom among green terraced fields, villages are filled with ocher stone houses, and the clear water of the Ourika River trickles by.
According to your flight’s departure either to Casablanca or Marrakech airport.
End of your amazing 8 days, Imperial cities tour from Casablanca.