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Imperial cities tour 7 days


Imperial cities tour
Duration: 7 days
Vehicule: Luxury 4x4 TOYOTA / Deluxe Van
Starting & Finishing Point: Your Hotel In Marrakech
Total distance: 1130 km.
English, French Speaking Driver/Guide
 

Imperial cities tour itinerary:


Day 1: Marrakech

Arrival to the Red City of Marrakesh. We take you to your hotel or Riad in Marrakech.

   
Day 2: Marrakech

koutoubia marrakech

you will be guided in a great tour to ennjoy the historic monuments of Marrakech, former Almoravids' capital : Koranic school (medersa) Ben Youssef, Palace of the Bahia, Saadian tombs, ... and of course Jemaa El Fna square, listed on intangible World Culture Heritage (Unesco), where you can admire the Koutoubia, one of the most beautiful minarets in North Africa, and visit the Majorelles gardens and the Gardens of Menara and Dar Ssi Said ... you will be served dinner and spend the night in a Riad/hotel.

   
   
Day 3: Marrakech - Fez

fes medina morocco

We pass by Beni-Mellal and Aïn-Asserdoune sources, and then the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas, with their numerous Apes, on a road with wonderful view points over the valleys.

   
Day 4: Fez

fes tanneries

We visit the medina of Fez, the oldest of all imperial cities. Founded in 789, it grew in 818, welcoming the Muslims chased out of Cordova, and continued growing in concentric circles till the XVII° century, when the Alawites abandoned Fez for Meknes. Listed as a World Heritage, Fez medina has some of the most beautiful Muslim monuments, like Karouiyine Mosque, Koranic schools (medersa) Bou-Inania and El-Attarine, zawiyas Moulay Idriss, and the foundouk (hotel) El-Najjarine, now a museum. You can also visit the tanneries. We go back to Meknes, where we sleep.

   
Day 5: Meknes - Volubilis

volubilis meknes

In the morning, we visit of the Roman ruins of Volubilis. The city was formerly the capital of Tingitania Mauritania (Western Africa), and remains a monumental Triumph Arch, facing the Plain of Rarb, and many mosaics. In the afternoon, visit of the medina of Meknes, which fortified walls have the largest doors in Morocco. Inside, we see the splendid Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the House of Water (Dar-el-Ma), the former granaries of Moulay Ismaïl (Heri es-Souani) and the large Agdal water pool.

   
Day 6: Meknes - Rabat

oudayas rabat

Visit of the Kasbah des Oudayas, its white and blue houses, its small narrow streets, and the monumental doors of the medina, its museum and the Andalusian garden, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, and Chellah necropolis.

   
Day 7: Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech

hassan II mosque casablanca

Before going southwards to Marrakech, we go to Casablanca in order to see Hassan II Mosque, the biggest in the world after Mecca’s one. Built facing and over the sea (two thirds of the 9ha site have been taken from the sea), its 210 metres high minaret can be seen nearly anywhere in Casablanca. It was made thanks to the know-how of the best craftsmen in Morocco.
We then leave for Marrakech where the trip ends.

   
   

Imperial cities tour included: Imperial cities tour not included:
• Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser
• English speaking driver/guide
• Pick up & Drop off at your Hotel in Marrakech
• Fuel
• Entrance fees
• Tips and gratuities for your driver
• Items of personal nature
 
 
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