Delight in this magical 11 day tour through the North of Morocco and then on to the 4 Imperial Cities.
Enjoy this memorable experience with our Morocco Imperial Cities Tour
Day 1 : Airport/ Port in Tangier to Chefchaouen
On your arrival in Tangier, either at the airport or seaport, our driver and tour guide will pick you up and head through the Rif Mountains toward Chefchaouen, a gorgeous mountain city known as the ‘Blue City.’
After having some rest in your hotel or riad, take a stroll through the old Medina known for its whitewashed alleyways and blue doors.
In the evening, return to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 : Guided tour of Chefchaouen
After breakfast we will continue our Morocco Imperial Cities Tour, taking a 30 minute ride and then a walk to the Cascades d’Akchour.
Follow a guide past rock pools and waterfalls to the Pont de Dieu (the Bridge of God). Feel free to have a swim or rest with a cup of mint tea.
After lunch, return to the city, and visit the well-preserved Kasbah Museum which was a former Sultan’s Palace and displays and preserves the history of the city.
Revisit the Medina as you like and then enjoy dinner in the plaza.
Return to your hotel or riad for an overnight stay.
Day 3 : Chefchaouen to Fez
After breakfast, depart Chefchaouen.
Head to Fez and enjoy the drive through colorful and charming villages located in the Rif Mountains which provide lots of photo opportunities.
The charming Imperial City of Fez is often referred to as the country’s spiritual and cultural capital and it also a center for handicrafts arts.
Upon your arrival, you will head directly to your hotel or riad for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 : Guided Tour of Fez
After breakfast we will continue our Morocco Imperial Cities Tour, begining your Fez sightseeing tour from Fès –Jdid.
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 first in Morocco, and the landmark Marinid Tombs which date back to the Marinid Dynasty.
Later, we will enter the winding, old walled city of Fez el Bali, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
Here you will visit the historical sites such as the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the medieval University of Karaouiyne plus the leather tanneries which have been in use for 1000 years.
Return to your hotel or riad and enjoy dinner at the restaurant of your choice.
Day 5 : Trip from Fez to Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes
After breakfast, we will head to Volubilis to explore the Roman ruins.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers you an opportunity to enjoy a perfect blend of cultural heritage and picturesque scenery.
It provides you an opportunity to explore a whole city of archeological treasures plus ancient mosaic floors.
Afterwards, we will drive for approximately 20 minutes from Volubilis to the Holy City of Moulay Idriss, one of the five Holy Cities in the Islamic world.
It was here that Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam and starting a new dynasty.
The last destination will be Meknes, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was established by Moulay Ismail in the 11th century.
During your visit, you will discover the major attractions of the city including the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail and the Bab Mansour Gate plus the Bab Berdieyinne Mosque.
At the end of the day, relax with a Turkish bath (Hamman) and massage.
After the tour, return to your hotel or riad for dinner and get ready for your trip the next day.
Day 6 :Fez to Marrakesh
After breakfast, drive to the Imperial City of Marrakesh through the Berber villages and Middle Atlas Mountains. There will be many photo opportunities on this drive.
Upon your arrival you will be driven to your hotel or riad to have dinner and spend the night.
Day 7 : Guided Tour of Marrakesh
After having breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of the city, also known as the ‘Red City’.
The red color is pervasive as many buildings were constructed from local red sandstone.
You will have an opportunity to 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.
You will 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 Djeema el Fna Square.
Visit the artist’s landscape of the Majorelle Garden and the Bahia Palace and more.
At the end of the tour, return to your hotel or riad and have dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
Day 8 : Day Trip from Marrakesh to Ourika Valley
After breakfast, depart for a day trip to Ourika Valley.
You will love the breathtaking views of the small rocky hills, green mountains and grazing sheep.
Enjoy lunch in the heart of Ourika Valley by the river before we head to see the waterfalls of Setti Fatma and observe the Berber lifestyle.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay
Day 9 : Marrakesh to Casablanca
After breakfast, we will take the highway 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 Ancienne Medina.
Then drive along the beachfront known as the Corniche.
Enjoy a farewell dinner at Rick’s Cafe, a Casablanca landmark.
Return to your hotel or for an overnight stay.
Day 10 : Casablanca to Rabat
After breakfast at your hotel or riad, you will visit one of Casablanca’s most famous attractions, Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the largest in the world.
After the tour, you will drive directly to Morocco’s Capital, Rabat, and then on to your hotel for a short rest.
In the afternoon, take a guided tour and visit the historical Chellah, a medieval necropolis, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V plus the Old Town.
In the evening, enjoy dinner in your hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 11 : Rabat to Tangier
After breakfast, visit a modern attraction which opened in October 2014, the Museum Mohammed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Then depart Rabat and drive to Tangier.
After some rest, take a guided tour to see the main attractions, such as The Kasbah Museum and its beautiful garden, the Medina and more.
Then head directly to your hotel, where you will enjoy a farewell dinner and spend the final night.