Casablanca airport Med V – City tour – Rabat
Upon you arrival from Casablanca airport we are going to start our tour in the kingdom of Morocco. We will visit the mosque Hassan II ,the biggest religious building in the country 210 M high minaret. It is open for non-Muslims so an optional visit is interesting to see the amazing work of more than 10 000 handicraftsmen. We drive to the capital of the country Rabat to see the beautiful yard of the royal palace .And Challah a lovely spot to watch the roman ruins and the remains of Merinid tombs 14th century. We will see the unfinished mosque of tower Hassan and the mausoleum of Mohammed V.
Rabat – Meknis – Volubilis – Fez
Today we Visit Oudaya Kasbah a fortress and a citadel of 12th used by the Almoravides to prepare troops before they launched their attacks on Spain . Not to miss its hidden beautiful garden and a view over Abi-Rigrege river which was a prison of certain ships in the history of the Berber pirates started at 16thC and ended at 18thC.Then we drive to Meknis to explore the old city with its the most beautiful gates like Bab-Mansour(1732) an impressive work with marble pillars. To visit the mausoleum of Moulay Ismael; the sultan who created the city in 18th century. And to visit HeriSouani used to receive over 12000 horses and tons of barley and wheat stored in granaries with so many wells as water tanks. In an open vast lands and cereal fields we stop in Volubilis. It is the best-preserved roman ruins in Morocco. A guided tour inside the roman site will take you back to the myths of Rom by the stunning mosaic, streets, columns and baths. Transfer to Fez.
After a late breakfast, you will have a guided visit at 10:00 Am in the medina of Fès. To begin with the southern tower and the fortress of 16th century face to face with northern one, a panoramic view over the medieval city. We will visit an enjoyable cooperative of pottery. It will enhance your knowledge about the making of Moroccan mosaic “zellige” and the blue pottery of Fez. A true labyrinthine old city of 8th century. You will travel in time back to the medieval period of the city where people still work in small narrow streets, several tiny stalls of all kinds of traditional crafts, and donkeys loaded with supplies are going up and down in the streets of the medina. You will feel no sense of direction and time halts for a while. The medina of Fez is rich of its Islamic monuments: the fascinating old mosques, the University of El-Karaouiyine and its libraries. All These elements made Fez the intellectual and cultural capital of the country. To finish the day there is an optional dinner show to do.
Fez – Marrakech
Today we will head towards the Middle Atlas mountains. It is home for Barbary apes called “the maggot” , native to the forest of cedar wood in the Middle Atlas. A break in Ifrantown will be very appreciated. It is a famous place for ski resorts in Morocco and is established during the French protectorate. It will be a long drive to Marrakech but a nice shower in the hotel /riad will be very good in order to get you ready to embrace the square of JamaaElfana for dinner. It is every animated place where locals and tourists share the same passion and experience of snake-charmers, monkey-tamers, palm-readers, musicians…etc.
In this morning we will start our tour with a local guide by visiting the outside walls of the red city , la Nouvelle Ville named Guéli. There is a nice lovely garden that you will admire ,the famous Jardin de Majorelle. Besides, there is an old Menara garden of 12th century which is always full of local people. The next step will be inside the ramparts of Marrakech in which There are many interesting historical sites in the medina. Koutoubia mosque 12th century that represents the glory and depth history of the city. You will discover the royal necropolis of the Saadians 17th century, the beautiful Bahia palace 19th century and the famous souks of Marrakech. You will be amazed of how many different stalls, colors, smells and goods in the souks. It is a great place for shopping some gifts for yourselves and for your beloved ones. It is nice to have a cup of mint-tea in one of the terraces, offering a great view over the magical square JamaeElfana just before the sunset that you always will remember!!!
Free day Marrakech
EXTRA : Hamman & spa
Marrakech - Airport Casablanca
Transfer to the airport of Marrakech or Casablanca
End of tour
Included in Imperial Cities 7 Days Morocco Tour
- Private A/C licensed vehicle Minibus or SUV with fuel for the entire tour
- Experienced English speaking driver
- Pick up & Drop off at Marrakech or Casablanca airport
- Ensuite rooms with A/C in typical hotels, Kasbahs & Riads
- All breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome)
- Sightseeing tours with local professional guides in Volubilis, Fes and Marrakech
- Local Taxes