Experience all of Morocco's imperial cities from the romantic lights of Rick's cafe in Casablanca ('Play it again Sam') to the vibrant chaos of Marrakech. The quiet splendor of Rabat through to the hidden gem of Meknes and the historical wonder of Fez. If you are true culture vulture then this one has it all.
Day 1: Casablanca
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be meet and taken to your Casablanca hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including an optional visit to the spectacular Hassan II Mosque…..one of the world’s biggest mosques and one of only a very few in Morocco where non-Muslims are able to enter. Overnight in: Casablanca.
Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat – Meknes – Fes
Today we will visit three of Morocco’s four imperial cities. After eating breakfast, we will leave for Fes. On route, we will stop at Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King, for lunch and some time to enjoy this beautiful coastal city. After lunch we will continue on to the old imperial city of Meknes which dates back to the 11th century. By late afternoon we will reach Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco…..Fes with its ancient dark and narrow, winding alleyways which conjure up all sorts of mystery and intrigue! Overnight in: Fes.
Day 3: Fes
After enjoying your breakfast we will begin our guided tour of the Fes medina (the old city of Fes); one of the world’s largest intact walled cities – and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit stalls, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the King’s Palace, the tanneries, and the potters are just a few of the places on our itinerary that will provide unforgettable experiences – so be sure to have your cameras ready as there will be plenty of magnificent photo opportunities ! For lunch you will have the opportunity to eat in a traditional Moroccan restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch we will continue the tour and return to the hotel for the evening. Overnight in: Fes.
Day 4: Fes - Marrakech
After an early breakfast, we will depart Fes for the fourth Imperial city on our itinerary - Marrakech. Have your cameras ready as this beautiful drive with spectacular scenery will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Once in Marrakech, you will check into your hotel and then head off to Place Jemaa el-Fna, the central square of the medina – in the old part of Marrakech. The famous Place Jemaa el-Fna, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular places to visit in Marrakech. Coming alive at night with local storytellers, entertainers, and mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth the visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an adjacent cafe provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square. Overnight in: Marrakech.
Day 5: Marrakech
After breakfast on our last day together, you will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco as it is known. You will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. You will also take in the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and marvel at the architectural marvel that it is (non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the mosque) and spend some time wandering through the souq adjacent to the famous Place Jemaa El-Fna. Tonight our final dinner together and say good bye… Overnight in: Marrakech.
Day 6: Marrakech – Home Departure day.
Inclusions: -All ground Transport required during your Tour. -Services of an English Speaking, Qualified Local Guide. -All Accommodation during the Tour with all breakfasts -Guided Tour in Fes and Marrakech. *Exclusions: -International Flights & Personal Travel Insurance. -Lunches & dinners during the tour. -Tips and Soft Drinks