Imperial Cities Tour
Morocco is a land of wonders with multiple spells. Delacroix and the Orientalist painters were not mistaken when, in the 19th century, they landed there to study shimmering colors, ancient remains and oriental life. Two centuries later, this tour between imperial cities and the Atlas Mountains invites the 21st-century esthete to a comparable initiation. The discovery of the ancient heritage combines harmoniously with that of the Muslim heritage, while offering a glimpse of the most beautiful natural sites DAY 3: MEKNÈS – EXCURSION TO VOLUBILIS AND MOULAY IDRISS / FES.
of the country.
1st day: CASABLANCA.
Meet & Greet at the Airport . Transfer to the hotel . In the afternoon, orientation tour of the city of Casablanca: Mohammed V and United Nations Squares, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes church and its stained glass windows, residential area of Anfa,and Seaside resort of Ain Diab ..Accommodation ..
DAY 2: CASABLANCA / RABAT / MEKNÈS.
Breakfast. Visit of the impressive Hassan II mosque (minaret 200 m high, nave with sunroof). Departure to Rabat and visit of the administrative capital of Morocco: royal palace (ext.), Romantic ruins of the necropolis of Chellah, Oudaïa Kasbah, Hassan tower, Mohamed V Mausoleum. In the afternoon, departure to Meknes .Accommodation.
Day 3 : MEKNES /VOLUBILIS/FEZ.
Breakfast .Visit the archaeological site of Volubilis, ancient Roman city: the Gallien baths, the forum, the Capitol, the basilica, the triumphal arch and villas that still have well preserved mosaics. Continue to the holy city of Moulay Idriss, perched on a rocky promontory. Then visit Meknes, the ancient capital of Moulay Ismail (contemporary of Louis XIV), protected by its monumental gates (Bab El-Khemis and Bab Mansour): El-Hedim square, mausoleum of Moulay Ismail (subject to reopening) , remains of granaries. Departure for Fez. Accommodation at the hotel.
4th DAY: FES.
Breakfast.Day devoted to the religious capital of Morocco. Panoramic view of this splendid site from Borj Sud or Borj Nord. Then, visits: Fez el-Jdid and its mellah (old Jewish quarter), doors of the Royal Palace. Discovery of the unique atmosphere of the medina of Fez el-Bali: madrasas Bou-Inania or Attarine (subject, a madrassah can always be closed), Islamic University Karaouiyine (ext.), Fountain Nejjarine, souks – collection of objects fassis: carpets, manuscripts, jewelery, furniture …) . Accommodation.
DAY 5: FES / BENI MELLAL / MARRAKECH.
Breakfast . Road to the ocher city of Marrakech, through the Middle Atlas via the weather station of Ifrane (1 650 m alt.), The Berber city of Azrou, and Beni Mellal.Arrival late afternoon in Marrakech .Accommodation .
DAY 6: MARRAKECH.
Breakfast. In the morning, visit of Marrakech: Bahia Palace and its garden planted with orange, cypress, jasmine …; Saadian tombs where are buried the members of the Saadian dynasty. Crossing the Medina and its colourful souks. Free time at the Magic Square Jamaa El Fna. Accommodation.
DAY 7: MARRAKECH.
Breakfast . Continuation of the visit of Marrakesh: Outside visit of the Koutoubia Minaret, and Menara Gardens with its Basin.Drive to Casablanca. Arrival and check-in at the hotel .Accommodation.
DAY 8: START.
BREAKFAST – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE FLIGHT
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N / B: THE ORDER OF THE TOUR STAGES AND VISITS MAY BE AMENDED ACCORDING TO THE CLIENT’S REQUEST.