Imperial Cities Of Morocco Tour through History, Culture and Nature

Casablanca , Morocco


8 days

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Take a 7-day tour of Morocco’s vivid interior in the north on the fascinating imperial cities of Morocco tour. Take in the rich cultural heritage of historic, Imperial cities such as Rabat and Meknes. Which have distinct civilizations and vibrant hues. Start your journey in Rabat, the nation’s capital, where modern architecture blends harmoniously. With ancient marvels like the Hassan Tower, a symbol of Morocco’s architectural magnificence, and the Kasbah of the Udayas. Travel to Meknes from Rabat, an imperial city famous for its magnificence and extravagance under Sultan Moulay Ismail’s rule. Admire the magnificent architecture of the past as you explore the rolling imperial stables and the beautiful Bab Mansour gate. Next, explore Fes’s charming, winding lanes, which are home to Morocco’s cultural center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the vibrant souks too, where craftspeople skillfully create customary items such as metalwork, pottery, and leather goods.

After visiting Fes’s sensory overload, unwind in the peaceful charm of a stay at an elegant Riad near Moulay Idriss. Surrounded by rolling hills and olive trees, this charming village offers a tranquil escape from the bustling metropolis. Enabling you to relax and fully experience local culture. Proceed on your journey to Marrakech, a historically rich and energetic imperial city. Discover the world-famous Djemaa el-Fna plaza, where music players, narrators, and snake charmers enthrall. Audiences amidst lively souks and aromatic food vendors. Navigate through the maze-like lanes of the medina, where surprises await at every turn, revealing hidden gems scattered throughout.

Discover the mysteries of the past at the Volubilis Roman Ruins, a monument to Morocco’s varied and abundant past. As you stroll down the historic streets with its crumbling arches and tall columns. You can’t help but imagine the grandeur of the Roman Empire that once called this place home. Morocco’s vast story unfolds moment by moment, with lavish sights and little known treasures. Take this imperial cities of Morocco tour. And allow the magic of Morocco enchant you, leaving you with lasting memories.


  • Private air-conditionned vehicle
  • Professional speaking English driver/guide
  • Daily hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private airport transfers two-way
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half-board: dinner & breakfast
  • Water in the vehicle
  • Licensed guide in Fes
  • Delicious Moroccan food
  • Mineral water in the vehicle
  • Lunchs
  • Travel isurance
  • Soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips

Tour Plan

Your private northern Morocco tour from Casablanca will start early in the morning with a pick up from your hotel/riad with our speaking English driver/guide. Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. This is where money is being made, where young Moroccans come to seek their fortunes and where business and the creative industries prosper. The city’s handsome Moorish buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, are best admired in the downtown area. After breakfast at your accommodation we will drive you to Rabat and explore the capital of Morocco. Here you’ll see the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, which is topped by a cupola and comprises, to the right ,a museum with a gallery above it. They enclose a mosque whose minaret is the Hassan Tower itself, each of its four sides has a different decoration and its truncated height makes it look even bigger than it is. The tower of this incomplete mosque was begun in 1195. Overnight in Rabat.
Our Moroccan driver will collect you from your hotel in Rabat and follow the highway to Tangier. Upon arrival and after lunch of course, you will be joined by your local guide and then start your city tour. The tour will start with a city overview. We visit the Grand Succo, a popular nighttime square close to the Mosque of Sidi Bou Abib and the link between Ville Nouvelle and the medina. Visit the medina, with its cafes and bazaars, a Spanish church, jewellers shops, and an arts center displaying works showcasing Tangier’s social history. Walk the Petit Succo which was once the heart of the medina. Move on to visit the Grand Mosque,with its spectacular white and green tiled minaret built , in 1685 on the site of a Portuguese cathedral. Overnight in Tangier.
In the morning we drive to the nearest city, Chefchaouen, situated in the Rif Mountains. The views of the valley and villages are panoramic and breathtaking. Chefchaouen is famous for its bright blue washed buildings and magnificent doors. Ensconsed in the breathtaking Rif Mountains it is spectacularly photogenic. As you stroll through the narrow cobbled streets and azure walls of the medina, you will notice most men wearing Djellabas made of wool and many women wearing colourful straw hats. Lunch in a local restaurant with time to shop for local handicrafts in the main square of the medina,especially woollen garments and woven blankets. Accommodation overnight in an authentic Moroccan riad, includes bed and breakfast. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
This morning after breakfast, we will travel to the nearby city of Meknes, the third Imperial city of Morocco. Meknes is known as The Versailles of Morocco, for its elaborately decorated gateways. We will visit the Bab El Khamis and Bab El Mansour, two of the most beautiful gateways, and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Later on, we will head to the village of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a place of pilgrimage for Moroccans. We will stop here for lunch. Afterward we will explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city dates from the third century BC and is amazingly well preserved, including several mosaics. After this visit, we will continue our drive toward Fes where you will stay overnight in an authentic Moroccan riad.
Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour in Fes, which is the oldest of Morocco’s four “Imperial Cities”. The medieval city of Fes El Bali or “Old Fes” remains complete and is unspoiled. During your tour of this part of the town, you can visit the exotic Bou Inania Medersa, the Medina and the Kairaouine Mosque, where you may take photos of the wonderful courtyard from the main gate. The university of the same name, founded by Fatima Al Fihri in 859, is said to be the oldest university in the world. In the afternoon, you can visit Fes El Jdid, or “New Fes” and the Museum of Moroccan Arts. Overnight in the riad.
After breakfast we leave Fez toward Marrakech passing by Ifran, known as the Switzerland of Morocco for its architecture and climate. You will be enchanted by the cedar forests of Azrou and its friendly monkeys. We will stop for lunch at Zaouiat Cheikh in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the town to enjoy a traditional meal .The with panoramic view is magnificent. From here we drive to reach Bin el-Ouidane in the late evening. Overnight in Bin el-Ouidane.
Today is our last day of the northern Morocco tour as tomorrow begins our day trip into the Atlas mountains. After breakfast we drive directly towards Marrakech for lunch in one of medina’s restaurants . Enjoy the afternoon on a half day tour with a licenced tour guide in Marrakech or stroll at leisure in the alleyways of medina and bargain with traders. End the day on one of the nicest bohemian rooftops in the old medina and marvel at the spectacular sunset and the spectacle that unfolds below in Jemaa el-Fnaa. Overnight in Marrakech.
Our 8 days northern tour comes to an end. Today your English-speaking professional driver will take you in a private vehicle or minivan with air conditioning and WiFi. In the best situation, our driver will also assist you with your luggage and offer you with a straight to the airport.

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