Imperial Cities Tours (Customizable)
Accommodation: 5 Star de luxe, 5 Star, 4 Star, 3 Stars and possible homestay in Fez and Marrakesh.
Transportation: Mini-vans (Toyota, Mercedes Vito)
Program Leader: Full assistance of an English speaking Program leader.
Program begins: Casablanca
Program ends: Casablanca
DAY 1 CASABLANCA / RABAT (60 Miles) (D)
Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport. Welcome by MOBT program leader and transfer for a sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. This tour will include an exterior and interior visit of the Hassan II Great Mosque. Proceed with a visit of the Place Mohammed V, the United Nations Square, and the surroundings of the Royal Palace before strolling along the Ain Diab corniche. Independent lunch in a restaurant of your choice (suggestions will be provided by the Program leader) and departure to Rabat. Upon arrival in Rabat, we will visit the administrative capital of Morocco. Our sightseeing will feature the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and Place des Oudaya. Late in the afternoon, check-in, dinner and overnight stay at the Riad.
DAY 2 RABAT / MEKNES / FEZ (150 Miles) (B,D)
After breakfast, departure to the majestic city of Fez with a stop at the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, the burial town of the founder of the first moroccan dynasty. Independent lunch and departure to Meknes known as “the Moroccan Versailles” which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. Highlights will include Bab Mansour, Hari Souani and the old medina. Continue to Fez. Arrival,check-in, dinner and overnight stay at the Riad in the ancient Medina.
DAY 3 FEZ (B,D)
The whole day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the oldest cultural and spiritual imperial city of Morocco, which was founded in790 AD by Moulay Idriss II. Highlights will include the Medieval Medina, the Medersas (Ancient Schools), the El Qaraouiyyin University, the tanneries, the sumptuous Nejjarine fountain and Jnan Sbil Gardens. After lunch, we will visit several artisanal workshops in the heart of the Medina to observe craftsmen performing their work reminiscent of ancient techniques. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4 FEZ / IFRANE / MARRAKESH (303 Miles) (B,D)
After breakfast, we will depart to Marrakesh passing by Immouzer, Ifrane and Azrou, a Berber village known for its handicrafts cooperative. We will continue this scenic drive through the lovely; Cedar wooded mountainous region of the middle-Atlas range. Upon arrival in Ifrane, we will have an independent lunch before continuing to Marrakesh and a possibility visit to Al Akhawayn University Campus one of the prestigious University in Middle East and North Africa. Check-in, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 5 MARRAKESH (B,D)
The morning will be devoted to the sightseeing of Marrakesh, the second oldest imperial city which is home to the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace, the Yves Saint Laurant Gardens. Lunch at Cafe Clock . The afternoon will be spent exploring the souk and the world’s famous Djemaa el Fna place with its various entertainments (story tellers, acrobats,snake-charmers, magicians, etc). Evening and dinner on your own in Marrakesh Medina.
DAY 6 MARRAKESH / CASABLANCA (150 Miles) (B,D)
After breakfast, your morning will be free for leisure, personal exploration or relaxation at the Riad. Independent lunch. In the afternoon, we will depart to Casablanca Arrival at the hotel, check-in. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 7 CASABLANCA / AIRPORT TRANSFER (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Mohamed V International airport for return flight and assistance with the boarding formalities.
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