Morocco Imperial Cities Tour

Travel Schedule

Casablanca – Rabat – Fes – Marrakech – Essaouira

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10

Meeting and greeting at the airport of Casablanca, then transfer to the hotel.

Time: 50min

Distance: 19Km

Precious moments: “Fairy-Tale” welcome with fast track service at the airport

Accommodation: Four Seasons Casablanca for 02 nights

  • Superior Room
  • Size - 47 sqm
  • Meal Plan - BB
  • 2 Nights

Casablanca and Rabat

Time: 1 Hr

Distance: 80 Km

Precious moments: Visit of Hassan II mosquee, discovery of Rabat with your dedicated guide

Accommodation: Four Seasons Casablanca

  • Superior Room
  • Size - 47 sqm
  • Meal Plan - BB
  • 2 Nights

From Casablanca to Fes.

Time: 3.30 Hr

Distance: 290 Km

Precious moments: Visit of Hassan Meknes, Volubilis, and exclusive lunch in Moulay Driss

Accommodation: Riad Karawan for 02 nights

  • Premier Room
  • Size - 40 sqm
  • Meal Plan - BB
  • 2 Nights
  • Our Preferred Partner VIP amenities apply: fruit basket and mineral water in the room upon arrival Complimentary Moroccan tea and local pastries
    Smartphone or 4G travel WIFI device for use during the stay (no need to buy a local SIM card) Upgrade upon availability
    Early check-in & Late check-out upon availability

Full day city tour of Fes.

Precious moments: Fes Emerald, full day

Accommodation: Riad Karawan Fes

 

  • Premier Room
  • Size - 40 sqm
  • Meal Plan - BB
  • 2 Nights
  • Our Preferred Partner VIP amenities apply: fruit basket and mineral water in the room upon arrival Complimentary Moroccan tea and local pastries
    Smartphone or 4G travel WIFI device for use during the stay (no need to buy a local SIM card) Upgrade upon availability
    Early check-in & Late check-out upon availability

Private transfer to Marrakech (by car or domestic flight if available).

Precious moments: Flight Fez - Marrakech

Accommodation: Morocco Riads & Beyond selection for 03 nights

Full day city tour of Marrakech.

Precious moments: Marrakech Rubis, full fay

From Marrakech to Essaouira.

Time: 3 Hrs

Distance: 190 Km

Precious moments: Argan, olive oil and wine tasting experience at Val d’Argan domain

Accommodation: L’Heure Bleue Essaouira for 02 nights

  • Deluxe Room
  • Size - 28 sqm
  • Meal Plan - BB
  • 2 Nights

Half day visiting Essaouira’s Old Medina, Art galleries and half day at leisure.

Precious moments: Essaouira Diamond, half day

  • Deluxe Room
  • Size - 28 sqm
  • Meal Plan - BB
  • 2 Nights

Departure.

Time: 3 Hrs

Distance: 190 Km

Precious moments: Return transfer to the airport of Marrakech

Travel Map

Explore the imperial cities of Morocco based on a 10 days exclusive itinerary

Casablanca – Rabat – Fes – Marrakech – Essaouira

Day 1

Pick-up:      TBCF

Service:       Fairy-Tale Welcome at the airport of Casablanca. Private transfer to your hotel.

 

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival, straight from the dedicated gate, one of our airport agents will escort you to the skip the line allowing you to pass through security quickly. Then introduction to your personal driver. Now let the adventure begin!

Stay in Casablanca for 02nights/03days.

Day 2

Service: Casablanca Memory, half day

Pick Up: 9 A.M.

 

  • Discovery of a stunning architectural whole
  • Exciting meeting with young architects members of Casa Mémoire Association, fighting for the preservation of this splendid heritage.
  • The sun is scarcely above the horizon and Casablanca is already waking up. Little red taxis play dodgems at the feet of the white city’s ultra-modern buildings. There is no escaping the allure of its grandeur, its pure energy, and all of a sudden we ourselves are imbued with the same heady dynamism.

    Casablanca, economic heart of the Kingdom, lives at a frenetic pace. Business and art go side by side here, often intermingling. It is here, above all, that tones and trends are set. Why is it that so many artists have found their inspiration in Casablanca? Perhaps the contrasting curves of its Art Deco buildings are enough to cast a spell over them. Charged with history yet resolutely turned towards the future, this most cosmopolitan of cities, where every nationality is represented, parades its modernity for all to see.

 

Service: Royal Stopover

Pick Up: 14.00
  • In the afternoon, you will follow the road to Rabat, the Capital of the Kingdom, the most prestigious, the whole city listed UNESCO heritage. Rabat seems to sit comfortably in its armchair of greenery, wisely facing its rich and long history, its destiny as a capital city, proud of its new marina and of its old Oudayas.
  • Your visit will allow you to explore the main historic heritages, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the famous Hassan Tower, the Marina, a tea at the legendary Café Maure with its panoramic sea-view as a grand finale.

Day 3

Pick-up:      9 A.M.

Service:      Casablanca – Meknes – Volubilis - Fes

 

On the way to the known as Spiritual Capital of Morocco, You will stop in the nearby Imperial town of Meknes and the famous Roman ruins in Volubilis. Green is everywhere in this Middle Atlas region. The cedar trees forest, the sunny hillsides with their vines remind of Tuscany. Definitely, in Morocco, surprises never cease!

To make this day more special, we have rent an authentic beautiful house for your full pleasure. Scorpion House is deep inside the small town of Moulay Idriss where no tourist will cross your path. The holy village, peched on a hillside, is housing the tomb of his Founder which is an important pilgrimage place.

The terrace of the Scorpion House features a breath-taking view on a white city and the green valleys beyond. There will be served a gourmet lunch exclusively for you

Day 4

Pick-up:      9 A.M.

Service:      Fes Emerald

 

When the most imperial of all Morocco's cities welcomes its guests, it is to have them experience an altogether unique art of living for themselves. Fez is nothing less than a great open-air museum, on equal terms with Venice, Florence and Athens as an example of living world heritage. The subtle sumptuousness of its palaces, the richness of its museums, the solemn grandeur of its medersas, home to the greatest sages of the city's Golden Age, and the magnificent profusion of its mosques, each one raised in devout homage to the glory of God - for all those who love art and culture, these many wonders are an irresistible and ever open invitation to discovery.

This private tour include the visit of huge cultural heritage of Fes but as well a brief local workshop (bread-making) to get closer to the local people and learn deeply the culture (visit the public oven to cook your own bread, initiation to local gastronomy, organic lunch at

« Ruined Garden » inside the Old Médina)

Then in the afternoon, take the time to discover the Attarine Medersa, the century aged Tanneries, Karaouine & Andalousie Mosquees, the famous Nejjarine square & some artcraft mens.

Day 5

Pick-up:      TBCF

Service:       Private transfer to Marrakech (by car or domestic flight if available

 

The best part is waiting in the end of your trip. The Red City with its glittering facets. Marrakech knows how to shine with brilliance. One thousand candles illuminate its One thousand and one nights. The city is friendly, vibrant and festive, but remains something of a mystery in each corner of its narrow alleys.

Its sumptuous Riads, peaceful secret gardens are hidden behind the millenary walls. Moroccan people are the first ones to be fascinated by Marrakech because it offers tradition and roots, even a sacred feeling, a bit of nostalgia but, at the same time, looks ahead and follows modernity. It is nourished by the crazy rhythms of the traditional music and by the joyful energy of its Berber population.

Day 6

Pick-up:      TBCF

Service:      Full day city tour « Rubis, Marrakech »

 

Precious moments : Koutoubia Mosquee – The Mellah - Djemaa El Fna Square - Ben Youssef Medersa - Palais Dar El Bacha – Majorelle Gardens – Yves St Laurent Museum

Marrakesh is really two cities standing side by side - the old town within its historic walls and the new town with its districts of Gueliz and l'Hivernage, and intersected by Avenue Mohammed VI. The city covers a good deal of ground, and is ideal for exploring on foot, by bicycle or by barouche, the traditional Marrakchi way of getting from one place to another.

Marrakesh lies open to the air, and boasts numerous gardens and green spaces in its old and new towns alike. The Majorelle Garden, Arsat Moulay Abdessalam Park, the gardens of the Bahia Palace, and the Menara and Agdal orchards - each, in its own unique way, a haven of peace, relaxation, and pure delight!

.Such secrets to discover in the company of your professional guide

Day 8

Pick-up:      10.00 A.M.

Service:       From Marrakech to Essaouira.

Argan, olive oil, wine-tasting gourmet experience and visit of Domaine le Val d’Argan

 

Precious moments:

  • Discovery of the olive groves and arganeraies
  • Comprehensive tour of the vineyards and cellars
  • Wine tasting
  • Gourmet lunch in the middle of the vineyard
  • Guided tour of the women’s cooperative of argan oil
  • Drop of at L’Heure Bleue Essaouira

Day 9

Pick-up:      TBCF

Service:      Diamond, Essaouira

 

Precious moments : Half day guided tour of Essaouira’s old Medina – the Scala – some Art Galleries,… Afternoon at leisure

A town where the trade winds play... With the gentlest of touches, Essaouira stirs awake the artist that slumbers within each of us.

The azure blue of its horizon, its rosy ochre fortifications, and white houses with their blue shutters make up a perfect watercolour. Behind its walls, protected from the wind, a timeless world goes about its business. Here, the architects of days gone by spark the creativity of new generations. The fair enchantress weaves her arcane magic with delicate strength. It proud cannons facing the sea, it cannot but make an impression on all those who visit it.

Morocco's Imperial Cities: A Voyage through History with Morocco Riads and Beyond

The Imperial Cities of Morocco — Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, and Rabat — represent the very soul of this enchanting nation. Steeped in history, each city unfolds a unique narrative of Morocco's rich heritage, exquisite architecture, and deep-seated traditions. Your luxury journey through these majestic cities, meticulously curated by Morocco Riads and Beyond, will be an exploration of extraordinary stories and captivating experiences.

Marrakech: The Enchanting Red City

Often the first point of discovery for travelers to Morocco, Marrakech, known as the "Red City," enchants visitors with its red sandstone walls and the vibrant life within. The medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, presents a kaleidoscope of experiences — from the labyrinthine souks filled with artisanal crafts, the opulent Bahia Palace and Majorelle Garden to the famed Jemaa el-Fnaa square that transforms into an open-air theater each evening. With Morocco Riads and Beyond, you can retreat to the serenity of a luxury riad after a day exploring this lively city, offering an exquisite balance of excitement and tranquillity.

Fes: The Intellectual and Spiritual Epicenter

Fes, the oldest of the Imperial Cities and often called the 'Mecca of the West', serves as Morocco's spiritual and intellectual core. The city houses the University of Al Quaraouiyine, recognized by many as the oldest existing university in the world. The medina, Fes el Bali, is a living museum where time seems to stand still, its narrow, winding streets home to a range of artisan workshops, stunning riads, and magnificent mosques. Morocco Riads and Beyond can provide expert-guided tours to uncover the heart of Fes, revealing its intricate tapestry of history, religion, and culture.

Meknes: The Moroccan Versailles

Despite being the smallest and often the most overlooked of the Imperial Cities, Meknes is a treasure chest waiting to be discovered. Known as "The Moroccan Versailles," Meknes bears the vision of Sultan Moulay Ismail who aimed to rival the magnificence of Louis XIV's palace. Noteworthy attractions include the grandiose Bab Mansour gate, the exquisite Dar Jamai Museum, and the Sultan's mausoleum. As part of your luxury journey with Morocco Riads and Beyond, you'll have the chance to retreat to a peaceful luxury hotel in Meknes, offering a serene escape from the tourist trails.

Rabat: A Mix of Tradition and Modernity

Rabat, the political and administrative capital of Morocco, represents the perfect blend of tradition and progress. Wide boulevards, colonial architecture, and a thriving cultural scene highlight the city's contemporary spirit, while the historic sites of Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Kasbah of the Udayas root it in tradition. With Morocco Riads and Beyond, you can relax in luxury accommodation that provides an ideal base for exploring this multifaceted city.

Delight in the Culinary Wonders of the Imperial Cities

Each of the Imperial Cities presents unique gastronomic delights, providing an authentic taste of Moroccan culture. Whether it's the hearty tangia of Marrakech, the delicious pastilla of Fes, the spicy kefta of Meknes, or Rabat's fresh seafood, each city offers an unforgettable culinary journey. Our team at Morocco Riads and Beyond can arrange interactive cooking classes, book tables at renowned restaurants, and guide you on culinary tours to ensure you experience the very best of Moroccan cuisine.

Day Trips and Excursions: Beyond the Cities

The Imperial Cities also serve as excellent starting points for a host of enticing day trips and excursions. From Marrakech, you can venture into the towering peaks of the High Atlas Mountains or the moon-like landscapes of the Agafay Desert. From Fes, explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis or the picturesque blue city of Chefchaouen. Morocco Riads and Beyond can arrange these excursions, complete with comfortable transportation, expert guides, and unique experiences like hot air balloon rides, camel treks, or luxury desert camps.

Experience Ultimate Luxury with Morocco Riads and Beyond

Specializing in crafting luxury Moroccan experiences, Morocco Riads and Beyond handpicks the finest accommodations in the Imperial Cities. These offer unparalleled comfort, personalized service, and an authentic reflection of Moroccan culture. Our local knowledge and strong relationships across the country enable us to offer unique experiences, insider tips, and exclusive access to hidden gems, making your journey a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Embarking on a journey through Morocco's Imperial Cities offers a unique cultural immersion, a showcase of architectural splendors, and an exploration of diverse culinary landscapes. With Morocco Riads and Beyond, you'll experience all this and more in the lap of luxury. Let us guide you through these timeless cities, and help you create a treasure trove of unforgettable moments and rich, cultural discoveries.

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