The famous tour of the imperial cities. It is a great tour of a week to discover the fascinating cities and the greatest interest points in Morocco. Without any doubt, the most requested tour by those who are visiting the country for the first time.
This brilliant one-week tour allows you to discover the fascinating cities and major interest points in Morocco. The combination between the guiding of our experts and your freedom to venture experiencing the customs of this culture, will enrich this journey that sure will not be forgotten. Good trip!
The Kingdom of Morocco in one of the most touristic Arabic countries in the world, peaceful and safe. Moroccans hospitality is well-known, specially the desert and nomad ones but also in the big cities. It’s a country where most of the natives speak several languages like French, English and Spanish.
Expect to find a lot of history, since ancient Roman Empire ruins until lately Spanish occupation on the 20th century. Expect to enjoy pure Africa but also Arabic feeling in addition to Mediterranean Europe nuances. Expect the adventure of wild fauna and the quiet loneliness of the desert. You will love it!
Departure from the Costa del Sol towards Tarifa and boarding with destination to Tanger crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. Presentation of our tour guide. Stop at Larache for lunch*. Like many other populations in this northern part of the Atlantic coast, Larache has a very quiet life during the winter, but during the summer, Moroccan tourists plague the beaches. This small town is characterized by being a good place for fishing for abundance and quality. After lunch, travel continues to Fez, arrival and room assignment, dinner and accommodation.
*Throughout the year there may be changes in the schedule on Tangier arrival that can modify the place of lunch.
The guided tour starts with the exteriors of the Royal Palace and its 7 gates, Dar El Majzen, former residence of the Sultan, the Bab Bojloud gate decorated with enameled ceramics of blue (Fez color) and green (color of Islam) gives access to the walled enclosure of the Medina, the largest in North Africa declared World Cultural Heritage by Unesco. This authentic labyrinth has more than 2,000 squares, streets and alleys that branch continuosly, guarding some of the most beautiful buildings, palaces, madrasas (schools), mosques, doors, fountains, which pleasantly surprise the visitor.
The Es-Seffarin Square will be visited with its spectacular fountain of beautiful pottery wich it will have lis flowers engraved in its marble, the Quaraouiyine Mosque, the most famous in the city with its celebrated Friday prayers, holy day of the Muslims , built in the 9th century and which is the oldest center of religious education.
You will visit the district of the dyers, with spectacular colors and the Souk, where you will be assaulted by noises, smells and colors of a crowded crowd, seeming to emerge from a forgotten page of history.
Return to the hotel for lunch and time-off all the afternoon to venture wherever you like. At night you can go to a dinner-show in a typical restaurant.
Finally, accommodation and sleep.
After breakfast we depart for Meknes, the former Berber capital located in the heart of the Middle Atlas and chosen by King Moulay Ismail as the imperial capital in the 17th century.
We will take a panoramic view of the city, where the signs of its great splendor still remain: 40 Kilometers of walls, in which the door of Bab el Mansour stands out as one of the most beautiful in Morocco. Route stop for lunch (optional) and continue to Marrakesh.
Assignment of rooms, dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast. Departure to start the visit of the imperial city of Marrakesh, where you can admire examples of its great historical past: the Mosque of Koutubia or the booksellers whose minaret of hispan-morrocan style, of great beauty, is the symbol of the city; the exceptional Mausoleum of the Saadian Princes of the sixteenth century and the sumptuous Bahia Palace, built in the nineteenth century by hundreds of artisans from Fes.
The tour continues through the Medina (old city) where you can stroll through its souks where a thousand and one artisan products are offered to the visitor to finish in the fascinating world of the famous Place de Jemaa El Fna where storytellers, snake charmers, jugglers, dancers, etc … constitute an authentic “court of the miracles”.
Return to the hotel for the lunch. Do not forget that the night in Marrakech is also attractive: We propose you an excellent dinner-show at the Chez Ali complex “The Fantasy”.
Accommodation at the hotel.
After breakfast we leave for the capital of the country. On the road we stop in Casablanca, the “cinematographic” economic capital of the country with more than four million people. This city combines its modern art-nouveau or art-deco buildings with the old buildings of the thirteenth century, when it was known as “Dar El Baida” (House of the White Woman). You can see Mohammed V Square, Nôtre Dame Cathedral, Boulevard Anfa and the exteriors of the impressive Hassan II Mosque, where more than 3,000 craftsmen worked. Free time at the popular Ain Daib Corniche (boardwalk) for lunch (not included) then to Rabat.
On arrival, room assignment, dinner and time-off afternoon for free venture.
Breakfast and departure. Rabat is one of the Moroccan imperial cities founded in the 12th century by the Almohads and today, besides being the administrative capital of the country, it is the official residence of King Mohamed VI. We will visit the exteriors of the Royal Palace, the Tour Hassan that rises dominating the esplanade of the unfinished mosque with more than 200 columns; the Mausoleum of Mohammed V built in memory of the Sultan who won the independence of the country and in which the royal riders, in showy dress, stand guard. Finally we will have some time to see the beautiful Kasbah of the Oudayas, fortress located at the mouth of the river Buregreg with its door of the XII century. Lunch on the route (optional).Arrival in Tangier and rest at the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast and departure from the hotel to the port and cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. Transfer back to the point of origin. Farewell to our staff and end of our services.