Art, history and excitement await you on this 9 day tour that begins and ends in Casablanca and includes the Imperial Cities of Marrakesh, Fes and Meknes.
Explore with us The Classical Tour of Morocco on 9 days
Day 1: Casablanca Airport to Casablanca
On your arrival at the airport, you will be met by your driver and tour guide who will drive you to your hotel.
After having some rest, enjoy your first dinner in Morocco and then an overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 2: Casablanca to Fez
After breakfast, take a tour of one of Casablanca’s most famous attractions, Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the largest in the world.
After visiting the Mosque, you will drive to Fez, a former Imperial City, which is known as the spiritual and intellectual center of Morocco as well as a center for handicraft arts.
Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Guided tour of Fez
After breakfast, begin your Fez sightseeing tour from the area known as the Middle Town, the Fez el Jadid.
Visit the historical sites such as the Royal Palace, one of the oldest and largest in Morocco, the Mellah or Jewish Quarter, founded in 1438, and the landmark Marinid Tombs which date back to the Marinid Dynasty.
Later, you will enter the winding, old walled city of Fez el Bali, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981.
Here you will visit the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the medieval University of Karaouiyine plus the leather tanneries which have been in operation with little change for 1000 years.
Return to your hotel or riad and enjoy dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
Day 4: Day Trip from Fez To Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes
After breakfast, drive to Volubilis, which is considered one of the best-preserved excavations in Northern Africa dating from the Roman Empire, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This archeological site provides you an opportunity to explore a former city with old townhouses and temples. Some of the ancient mosaic floors are still intact.
Then drive to the charming whitewashed city of Moulay Idriss which is considered the holiest city in Morocco.
It was here that Moulay Idriss 1 arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam. A new royal dynasty was started with him as well.
Head to Meknes, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, to visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Bab Mansour Gate, and the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque and more.
At the end of the day, relax with a Turkish bath (Hamman) and massage.
Then return to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Fez to Marrakesh
After breakfast we will continue our Classical Tour of Morocco, driving through the Middle Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh which was also once an Imperial City.
The roads will wind through small Berber villages and through valleys and over mountain passes. The scenery is glorious and there will be plenty of opportunity for photos along the way.
Upon arrival, you will be driven to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Guided tour of Marrakesh
After breakfast, begin on a sightseeing tour of the city, also known as the ‘Red City’.
The color is pervasive as many buildings were constructed from local red sandstone.
Explore a number of historical palaces, museums and sites in the city, such as the Walled Medina of Marrakesh, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See the former palaces of the Sultan which have been rebuilt and restored and are rich in history and cultural heritage.
Enjoy all the festivities in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the famous Djeema el Fna Square.
Visit the artist’s landscape in the Majorelle Garden and the Bahia Palace and more.
Return to your hotel or riad and have dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
Day 7: Day Trip from Marrakesh to Ourika Valley
After breakfast, depart for a day trip to Ourika Valley.
You will head south and drive past the olive groves and then along the river as you head towards your destination. Beyond the rolling hills, you will see the Atlas Mountains in the distance.
Enjoy lunch in the heart of Ourika Valley by the river before you head to the waterfalls of Setti Fatma.
Return to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Marrakesh to Casablanca
After breakfast, we will continue our Classical Tour of Morocco taking the highway back to Casablanca, the largest and most progressive city in Morocco.
After a short rest in your hotel, take a tour of the Old Town, also known as the Medina.
Then drive along the beachfront which is known as the Corniche.
Enjoy dinner at Rick’s Cafe, a famous landmark in Casablanca.
Return to your hotel for a final overnight stay.
Day 9: Transfer to Casablanca Airport
After breakfast, your driver and tour guide will transfer you to the airport.
The tour includes the following sites:
Casablanca – Essaouira – Marrakech – Ourika Valleya- Casablanca
|STARTING POINT||CASABLANCA AIRPORT|
|POINT OF RETURN||CASABLANCA + AIRPORT|
HOTELS & RIADS
|CASABLANCA:|| 5 star luxe (suite)
|ESSAOUIRA:||5 star luxe (suite)
|MARRAKECH:|| 5 star luxe (suite)
For 2 people:
- 5 star luxe (suite) Hotel $ 7,000
- 5 star hotel $ 5,000
- 4 star hotel $ 4,000
- 3 star hotel $ 3,000
For the price of one person or more than 2 people, please write to us.
The same tour is available for $ 650 less but you will only be with the driver for the duration of the trip.
However, in the cities of Marrakech and Essaouira, a local guide will accompany you with the driver for a day trip.