Holidays

Imperial Cities of Morocco

Imperial Cities of Morocco

Purpose: Discovery, Culture, History
No. of days: 8 days - 7 nights
First & Last Cities: Casablanca
Other cities: Rabat, Fes, Volubilis, Moulay Idris, Meknes, Fes, Ifrane, Beni Mellal, Marrakech
Starting cost: $1,465
 
Day 1: Casablanca
Meet and greet at Casablanca airport, then transfer to your hotel in Casablanca, the best modern
representation of the kingdom of Morocco for dinner and overnight. [D]
 
Day 2: Casablanca, Rabat, Fes
After breakfast, start the tour of Casablanca by visiting it’s beautiful Moorish buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style. Your will sure get into the local swing of things by visiting the Habous quarter and in the beachside suburb of Ain Diab, then Hassan II mosque (a supplement charge for inside visit). Drive to Rabat, Morocco’s political and administrative capital, a very charming city. A brief sightseeing of the Oudaya Kasbah, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower before we continue to Fez for dinner and overnight. [B/D]
Note: Casablanca visit can be run the day before for early arrivals.
 
Day 3: Fes
After breakfast, we dedicate the whole day to tour Fes with a local guide. Fez a deep ground for ancient history that beguiles visitors and a place for scholars and artisans, it is also considered the capital of gastronomy in Morocco. By foot you will walk through its seemingly blind alleys lead to squares with exquisite fountains and streets bursting with aromatic food stands, rooftops unveil a sea of minarets, and stooped doorways reveal the workshops of tireless artisans. Your visit will include; Jamaa Al-Karaouine, the world’s first established university and the Medersa Bouanania, the tanneries, clay workshops, artisan quarters, and souks can seem like it's in a state of perpetual pandemonium considered the largest and oldest medina in Morocco. Dinner overnight in Fes. [B/D]
 
Day 4: Fes (Volubilis, Moulay Idris, Meknes)
After breakfast departure to the whitewashed town of Moulay Idriss, the holy town is one of the country’s most important pilgrimage sites. Then the city of Volubilis the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco and was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. Its most amazing features are its many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ. The third place to visit is Meknes, an imperial city and onetime home of the Moroccan kingdom founded by Mouly Ismail. The king's tomb sits at the heart of what remains of the original imperial city, the magnificent Bab el-Mansour, Pl el-Hedim. Return to Fes for dinner and overnight. [B/D]
Day 5: Fes, Ifrane, Beni Mellal, Marrakech
Transfer to Marrakech, Today’s journey will take you towards the Middle Atlas Mountains through Imouzzer, the first village between Fez and Ifrane, then Azrou, an authentic Berber village where the locals still live and work like their ancestors, Next, stop in Ifrane enjoy the flower-lined paths and the French-style architecture of this quaint little ski resort. Drive through the cedar forest and maybe see some of the Barbary apes leaping from the higher branches. Continue through the Holm Oak and Cedar forest, then into the limestone area of the Middle Atlas then south west towards Beni Mellal for a lunch break (lunch on your own) before heading west to Marrakech for dinner and overnight. [B/D]
 
Day 6: Marrakech
Full day guided city tour. Marrakech powder-pink city enveloped within its ochre-dusted ramparts, the medina is Marrakesh's show-stopping sight of crowded Souks. The main artery into this mazy muddle is the vast square of Djemaa El Fna, where it's carnival night every night. Stroll between snail vendors, soothsayers, acrobats and conjurers, musicians and slapstick acting troupes to discover the old city's frenetic pulse. Places to visit: Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said are a riot of tile work and intricate floral painted-wood ceilings, the Saadian Tombs are enriched by an opulent bounty of marble, the Ben Youssef Medersa and the Koutoubia minaret, the old Jewish district of the mellah to visit the Lazama Synagogue and the Miaâra Jewish cemetery to gain a greater understanding of Marrakesh's cosmopolitan past. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Marrakech. [B/D]
 
Day 7: Marrakech, Agafay Desert
Refresh and enjoy a lovely morning at leisure, or join your Tour Manager for an adventure through Marrakesh's famous stalls of spices, perfumes, carpets, and shoes. Later, we drive by 4x4 vehicles to   serene Lalla Takerkoust Lake with views to the High Atlas Mountains. We pause for refreshments at a lakeside terrace before driving along roads dotted with Berber villages as we reach the rocky Agafay Desert. We continue to our retreat in a secluded desert hideaway overlooking the vast Moroccan wilderness, framed by olive trees and organic gardens. This magical place offering you the Opportunity to commune with nature. Toast the sunset before dinner under the starry skies in a Berber tent. Overnight under Berber tent. [B/D]
 
Day 8: Agafay, Casablanca, USA
After breakfast, we will assist you to the airport for your return flight.
 
 [B] = Breakfast | [[D] = Dinner | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner


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Tour includes
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 4x4 transfers to the rocky desert of Agafay
  • 7 nights at hotel categories of your choice:
    • Casablanca 1 night
    • Fes 3 nights
    • Marrakech 2 nights
    • Agafay Desert 1 night
  • Meals:
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner daily (including farewell dinner)
  • Modern A/C vehicles
  • English-speaking driver/guide*
  • Guided city tours of:
    • Casablanca
    • Fes
    • Volubilus
    • Moulay Idris
    • Marrakech
  • Entrance fees for sites visited
  • All taxes
Not included in tour
  • International airline tickets
  • Taxes or surcharges related to airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature

Hotels in your Tour

City First Class Deluxe Super Deluxe
Hotel Name Tripadvisor Hotel Name Tripadvisor Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Casablanca Odysee 4.5 Palace d'Anfa 3 Sofitel Tour Blanche 4.5
Fes L'Escale 3.5 Marriott 4 Palais Faraj 4.5
Marrakech Riad Slitine 4.5 Radisson Bue 4.5 Villa des Orangers 5
Agafay Desert Scarabeo 4.5 Scarabeo 4.5 Inara Camp 4.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

No.
of
Pax
First Class Deluxe Super Deluxe
Low High Low High Double Single
Low High Low High Low High Low High Low High Low High
2 $2,195 $2,769 $2,249 $2,829 $2,499 $3,179 $2,569 $3,255 $3,439 $5,399 $3,609 $5,575
3 $1,795 $2,369 $1,849 $2,429 $2,099 $2,779 $2,169 $2,855 $3,065 $5,029 $3,239 $5,199
4 $1,595 $2,169 $1,649 $2,229 $1,899 $2,579 $1,969 $2,655 $2,879 $4,839 $3,049 $5,015
5 $1,645 $2,219 $1,705 $2,279 $1,985 $2,669 $2,059 $2,739 $2,959 $4,919 $3,129 $5,095
6 $1,635 $2,209 $1,689 $2,269 $1,965 $2,649 $2,039 $2,719 $2,945 $4,909 $3,115 $5,075
7 $1,539 $2,115 $1,599 $2,175 $1,875 $2,555 $1,945 $2,629 $2,849 $4,815 $3,025 $4,989
8 $1,475 $2,049 $1,529 $2,109 $1,799 $2,479 $1,875 $2,555 $2,785 $4,749 $2,959 $4,919
9 $1,419 $1,995 $1,479 $2,055 $1,745 $2,429 $1,819 $2,499 $2,729 $4,695 $2,905 $4,869
10 $1,379 $1,955 $1,439 $2,015 $1,699 $2,379 $1,685 $2,369 $2,689 $4,655 $2,865 $4,829
LOW SEASON HIGH SEASON
1 November - 10 December '19 11 December = 20 December '19
10 January - 31 January '20 1 February - 30 June '20
1 July - 31 August '20 1 September - 31 October '20
21 December '19 - 9 January '20
Prices are per person and may change without notice
Minimum 2 people
 
Tour Code: MA02CAS20CV

Options

Description Price
Central Morocco
Inside tour of Hassan II Mosque $23
Majorelle Garden & Museums entrances fees $29
Day trip to Essaouira $121
Cooking Class with Chef Azzeddine $87
Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe (with group) $87

Prices are per person and may change without notice