9-Day Morocco Imperial Cities Tour
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Wander around to explore the beautiful garden and architecture in the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat
- Take a historical amble within the beautiful buildings in Fez Medina that date back to medieval times
- Enjoy the unique and fascinating view of the sun dropping down behind the sand dunes in Sahara Desert
- Watch Moroccan traditional performances in the renowned Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakech
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- Day 1
Once you land in Casablanca, the beauty on the Ocean, our local driver guide will meet and greet you at the exit of the airport, then you will be escorted to the hotel in Casablanca.
- Day 2
After breakfast in hotel, drive up north to Rabat, capital of Morocco. Your tour in Rabat includes Mechouar, Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, Kasbah Ouddayas, and Mausoleum. Free time to stroll around the souks and bazaars in the old medina of Rabat.
- Day 3
After breakfast, you will be escorted by your English speaking driver to Fez. En route the trip, you will visit the Imperial City of Meknes which became known as the Versailles of Morocco due to its impressive buildings and elaborate monuments. Continue to the UNESCO listed Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will reach Fez in the late afternoon.
- Day 4
Fez was once the capital of Kingdom before 1912, Fez has retained its status as the country's Artisan centre. Your trip today will explore Medina of Fez - the old walled city, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century, and is home to the world's oldest university. Other major sites like Attarine medresa, Oaraouiyine Mosque, Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, Souk Nejiarine and the Hebrew district Mellah are followed. The rest of the day is free to walk around the narrow alley of the old town on your own.
- Day 5
After breakfast in the hotel, your English speaking driver will take you to Erfoud. En-route you’ll pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range to the mineral mining city of Midelt, where a stop for lunch is scheduled. When you arrive to Erfoud, take a 4×4 excursion to the desert of Merzouga. Go on a camel back to enjoy the sunset in the desert. Return to Erfoud for overnight stay after the completion the desert excursion.
- Day 6
Travel today between Erfoud and Ouarzazate with private vehicle and English speaking driver. En-route, stop in the Todra Gorge, these gorges are located just southwest of Tinerhir and some 110 km (65 miles) from Ouarzazate. After taking some stunning photos, you will continue the drive to Ouarzazate. Before reaching Ouarzazate, you will make a stop in Skoura - one of Morocco’s beautiful oases. At first glance from the road, it resembles a sort of thin, long oasis. But if you have a chance to explore within it, you will notice it is rather large and impressive. When you arrive to Ouarzazate, a guided tour of the Ouarzazate is ready for you.
- Day 7
Breakfast at your hotel and depart to Marrakech via the breathtaking Ksar of Aït Benhaddou – the UNESCO World Heritage Centre where movies such as Gladiator and Jesus of Nazareth were filmed, and the dramatic Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass. Once arrival Marrakech, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
- Day 8
Today the city tour of Marrakech starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, her beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city. You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs and the Koranic School Medersa. Free to discover the colorful souks of Marrakech this evening and enjoy a dinner at Riads Kniza.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 9
Enjoy a free morning before heading to the airport for home bound flight.
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- Medina of Marrakech
- Kasbah Ouddayas
- Imperial Palace
- Hassan Mosque
- Fez Medina Leather shop