This is the perfect tour for travellers who want to see the incredible Imperial Cities of Morocco and the stunning area where the Sahara desert begins.
At a glance
|Sat||Welcome to Casablanca. Transfer to your hotel|
|Sun||City tour and onwards to Rabat. Visit its major sites|
|Mon||Visit Meknes and Volubilis. Overnight in Fes|
|Tue||Full day tour of Fes|
|Wed||Travel alongside the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech|
|Thu||Historical Marrakech and Djemaa El Fna tour|
|Fri||Marrakech: day at leisure|
|Sat||Travel in 4 x 4 to Ouarzazate|
|Sun||Visit the library in Zagora and overnight. Optional: Berber Tents|
|Mon||Return travel to Marrakech via the Tizn Tichka pass|
|Tue||Tour ends with transfer to Marrakech Airport|
Starting in the capital city of Casablanca, the tour heads to the capital of Rabat and through the Ismailian capital of Meknes to ancient Fes, often referred to as the country's cultural capital. After spending 2 full days in incredible Marrakesh you will then travel east towards the desert. See ancient Kasbahs, palm groves and traditional Berber villages before returning over the High Atlas mountains to Marrakesh, where the tour ends.The Morocco Imperial cities and Desert wonders tour is an excellent opportunity to experience not only the major cities it is known for but also take in the splendor of the ever-changing countryside and majestic desert.
Morocco is an exquisite land known for its potent mystique and exotic aura. Europe’s closest link to Africa, Morocco is neither European nor African. It is a rich mix of both with a flavor distinctly its own. In this tour, we offer an excellent introduction to this magnificent culture and country including visits to Berber villages, palm groves, old Kasbahs and a library in Tamgroute, housing ancients manuscripts dating back to the 12th century.
High Season for visitors is from March to May, and September to mid-November when the weather is warm but not too hot. In December, it is usually warm and sunny during the day, you just need to be prepared with warm layers of clothing for the colder nights – February is also a very beautiful month when the almond blossoms are out and there is still snow on the high mountains. During the summer months of July and August, it is much cooler in the mountains compared to the big cities, and there is often a refreshing breeze. It is worth checking the dates of Muslim religious holidays and feast days in Morocco before planning your trip. Most Moroccans are Muslim and observe Ramadan (a month of fasting from dawn till dusk). Book well in advance or avoid traveling around the religious holiday of Eid Al Hattr (or ‘La Fךte des Moutons’, the Feast of the Sheep). This is a big family celebration when many businesses are closed is fully booked as people travel to spend the feast day with their relatives.
- Welcome to Mohammed V airport; you will be met by our representative and receive all your local vouchers and documents.
- Brief review of the tour during your transfer to the hotel.
- Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight
- Please note: The restaurant closes at 10:00 pm - No room service available.
Casablanca - Rabat (B-D)
- Visit the economic capital of Morocco: the central market; Habous district; Royal Palace; the Mohamed V square; the residential area of Anfa and the Hassan II Mosque .
- Continue to Rabat the Administrative capital of the country.
- The City tour includes visits to the Royal Palace; (Mechouar); Oudaya Kasbah; Mohamed V mausoleum; HassanTower.
- Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Rabat - Meknes - Fez (B-D)
- Departure for Meknes and visit of the Ismalian capital; famous for its 40 km long walls.
- Visit the Bab Mansour; Royal stables and the Jewish quarter.
- Travel to the holy city of Moulay Idriss and visit the impressive ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis.
- Onward to Fez.
- Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- 10 Nights’ Accommodation (3*- 4*) in a double room sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Moroccan visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- May 2018: 5 - 12 - 19 - 26
- Sep 2018: 1 - 8 - 15 - 22
- Seasonal supplements applicable for JUN-JUL-AUG-Last SAT of SEP and OCT