9 Days Imperial Cities Morocco Tour

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FIRST DAY: DAY OF ARRIVING AND TRANSPORTING TO THE HOTEL

So this is your first day of your nine days Morocco tour starting from Casablanca. You are lucky to falling into Mohammad V airport, the first in Morocco and the fourth in Africa, his name is related to the mover king Mohammad V. Our guide will transporter you to a nearly and stately hotel to stay in, there is a lot of hotels near the airport, after choosing your hotel you can have an open time to discover the city and to have a walk in the square of MOHAMMAD V MOSQUE beside the Atlantic Ocean in time of sunset, enjoying a magical moment.

Just one thing to suppose, it you want to start the tour directly from the airport or your hotel, we can make it 8 days instead of 9.   

SECOND DAY: CASABLANCA - RABAT:

However of being both imperial cities of Morocco, but each one of them has a special place in Moroccan heart. We will start with Casablanca that is located in mid-western of Morocco about 95km south Rabat. It is the greater and largest city in Morocco and it is her principle city of commercial. The first thing to do here is visiting Hassan 2 mosque; the second largest mosque in Africa and his cell is the second largest in the world, situated above the Atlantic ocean which made him a great achievement of morocco architecture. The second moving is to Place Mohamed V which is the heart of the administrative province of Casablanca where old government built. When seeing that we will take you to the administrative capital; RABAT to see the Tower Hassan which was built in 12th-century in the time of JACOB the MANSUR period of the ALMOHADS, where this historical parameter was added in the initial list of World Heritage, it is a minaret of an incomplete mosque and to see the Kasbah which was built in the 12th-century by ALMOHADS also. This fortress was built with an ANDALUSIAN-STYLE, and what makes the KASBAH a place to visit is the monuments that make it up such us JAMAA AL ATIQ mosque, the military work of BORJ SQALA, the royal residence of the ALAWIT DYNASTY and the PRINCELY HOUSE erected to the west .when finishing your first day you will drive back to your RIAD for night.

DAY 3 : RABAT – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – FES :

Our tour continuing, but this time to Fez city passing across Meknes, you have to wake up early in order to take your breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards your fast and light eaters you will be driven to Volubilis, it is one of the historical monuments in Morocco, close to Meknes city about thirty kilometers. Many civilizations passed by, but ROMAN one had a great influence in it. And what attract people to this city is the great wall with its eight doors and some watchtowers that built with a ROMAN touch. That place is got the history starts for Morocco.

When discovering the BERBER city of Volubilis we will go to Meknes which located in the north of Morocco a royal city famous for its imperial past that exists since Morocco was ruler by the Alawite dynasty that governed it. The mausoleum of SULTAN MOULAY ISMAIL made it the capital in the 17th century. His imperial past has remains such us the splendid gateway of Babb el-Mansour a hug door with vaults and mosaic tiles. To the south, the Sahrij Souani also called Norias Basin is a large pond of water accumulation 319m long and 149m wide its depth exceeds two meters, and it is built by Moulay Ismail to irrigate the gardens of Meknes and its water reserve for the medina. The city of Meknes is rich in several places worth seeing as MAUSOLEUM OF MOULAY ISMAIL, BAB MANSOUR EL ALEUJ, EL HDIM SQUARE that you may want to have a walk in before taking the way to Fez city passing via Moulay Idriss Zerhoun three kilometers from Meknes. A city in northern Morocco was built upon the rocky hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun. It took his name from the founder of the IDRISSID state Moulay Idriss 1 engineered upon the rocky spurs of the Khyber and Tazga hills, with the buildings tumbling down the slopes dramatically. For the faithful, this is often a crucial place center that got an annual festival in August, at the end of this exciting day you’ll be driven via RIF Mountains to FES for the night in our Hotel/Riad.

DAY 4 : FES SIGTHSEEING :

After breakfast in your Riad, you will start visiting the country’s spiritual capital of Fes, the second largest city of Morocco, it was a center of the Jewish community during the past historical times, in addition to being one of the imperial cities, and it is worth mentioning that this city is currently a World Heritage site according to UNESCO classification. The city of FEZ is a charming old city for its visitors because it is an authentic Moroccan architectural characters, also this city is characterized by mosaic art, embracing among its monuments ancient Roman ruins.

We will start visiting all the yummy sites which has a cultural and historical interest including the first university in the world the University of AL –Karaouine the oldest in the region and in the world according to the UNESCO, in this university we will find that the Mosque of AL-KARAOUINE is located in he is the second largest mosque in the country, and both of them situated in the Old City. We will move to the TANNERY as well, so FEZ is famous on producing leathers, we find that the TANNERIES of SHWARARA is one of the famous tanneries in FEZ.

After lunch, you’ll see the best area to stay in Fes (Fes El Bali) an UNESCO World Heritage site, this is the most exotic and old area in the city, with its alleyways, and epic Moroccan monuments such as Babb Boujloud (the medina’s main gate). Fes el Bali is a paradise of local handy-made craft-work with colorful Moroccan styles and you will discover the best school ever of studying Islamic, the BOUANANIA SCHOOL built during the reign of the MARINIDS, a witness of the MARINIEN architecture in Morocco. DAR AL –BATHA also a place worth visiting which located in the old city. It was turned into a museum in 1915 including many artifacts. After that another place that deserves visit is the ROYAL PALACE or DAR AL MAKHZEN when u see it u will travel back cross ages because it is characterized by giant doors made of brass and gold. After that we will observe that the day is about to end and the night cast down its darkness so that we will move to the center to NEW FEZ to have a drink and to have some fun with people there and see their night living before going to the hotel or to the RIAD to have dinner and to get some rest in preparation for the next day

FIFTH DAY: FES – IFRANE – AZROU – BENI MELLAL :

We will take our way to IFRANE city, nearly to Fez. IFRANE means caves in AMAZIGH, maybe this name comes on relation to the natural cavern that exist from the past. This city known as Switzerland of Morocco because of what it suit in the winter as it has a white suit in the streets and mountains as well as it is cold weather in winter and warm in summer. It attract people in order to skiing, especially that it has the largest ski resort in Africa, and is also famous for the sport of sniping. Every year, Ifrane attracts many visitors with its waterfalls, green nature, and European character. Our thrilling trip continues, but this time through the Cedar forest to Azrou that situated in the heart of the Middle Atlas, for about 89km south the city of Fez, Azrou is named due to the word AZROU, an AMAZIGH word that means STONE, this explains the existence of three stones that made the cities of Atlas a tourist city par excellence, we mention: Stone of the city of Azrou, it is in the entrance of the city, overlook and control, at its summit a large crown that appears from afar. This stone is also known as AKASHMIR. You can also, visit the cedar tree (the largest) Strategic, geographic location Butterflies and rare birds. Its radiant and attractive luster makes the AZOREAN one retain is love and constant communication with her, he aspires to know more of its history, geography, civilization and qualifications, which are not limited to, as well as visitors that relish with its magic and would like to have a share and a sip of fresh water that make u wish being always thirsty.  Afterward, we will have our way across the charming routes in the region. Pulling through high atlas village .This is the oddest region for Berber natives, especially Zayn’s tribes. We will stop to take a rest watching the houses that built with a women touch seeing women’s creativity and to have lunch between the arms of green nature. Afterward we will continue our way to BNI-MELLAL, that was haunted by ZAYAN’S TRIBES, and who do not know the tribes of Zayan and their resistance against French colonialism bravely and courageously led by MOHA ZAYANI. Stopping in Bni-mellal that decorated by towering mountains, natural freshwater eyes, and vast green valley’s planted with olive trees, which grab sight at first sight. Ein Asrdon Garden and the surrounding green mountains is one of the city’s most important tourist and fun it is a beautiful green painting when you see it for the first time, bringing together all the element of beauty and picturesque nature. After climbing to the top you will find the historic Kasbah of AIN ASEROUN shows its distinctive yellow color, which give it more foot. This castle is named in relation to water source its history date back almost two centuries. The night will find us at the hotel or at the Riad

SIXTH DAY: BENI MELLAL – OUZOUD CASCADE – MARRAKECH:

When the morning look out us, and after a swift breakfast, you will have the depart through Atlas mountain enjoying the nature’s creativity in beauty to the south of BENI MELLAL city , lies the famous OUZOUD waterfalls known for their stunning beauty, about one hour or two driving, which consists of three sources enjoying the beauty and nature of the region on foot going down where the waterfalls and verdant trees, we can have lunch under its shadow before driving to Marrakech to overnight at RIAD. And like that the day 6 ends

DAY 7 : MARRAKECH SIGHTSEEING / EXPLORING MARRAKECH :

Red Marrakesh could be the town that shows all of Morocco’s exotic culture and charm. Although JAMAA EL FNA and the KOUTOUBIA are one of the most prominent features in Morocco, particularly in the city of MAKKARECH, there are many other attractions worth seeing as well, and our guide will make you discover that. You may want getting around the back streets of the old town enjoying talk with MARRAKECH people; there are too funny and humble, and you may want to visit the Majorelle Garden that contain a blue villa with flowers of different types, it was left as a gift to Marrakech by the French painter Jacques Majorelle.

Afterwards we can take a moment for lunch. you may have time to discover the captivating souks( native markets ) it is the town’s star attraction you mustn’t miss the Babouche (shoes) Souk, Chouari (carpenter’s) open-air market, El-Attarine (perfume and spice) souk and the Cherratine (leather) souk and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna square where we can have some fun with people listening to their jokes, we can enjoy taking pictures with snakes in the evening, Marrakech become another world at night you will be shocked when seeing singers, narrators, dancers, and acrobatics of people and monkeys before going to the RIAD for night

DAY 7 : MARRAKECH SIGHTSEEING / EXPLORING MARRAKECH :

Red Marrakesh could be the town that shows all of Morocco’s exotic culture and charm. Although JAMAA EL FNA and the KOUTOUBIA are one of the most prominent features in Morocco, particularly in the city of MAKKARECH, there are many other attractions worth seeing as well, and our guide will make you discover that. You may want getting around the back streets of the old town enjoying talk with MARRAKECH people; there are too funny and humble, and you may want to visit the Majorelle Garden that contain a blue villa with flowers of different types, it was left as a gift to Marrakech by the French painter Jacques Majorelle.

Afterwards we can take a moment for lunch. you may have time to discover the captivating souks( native markets ) it is the town’s star attraction you mustn’t miss the Babouche (shoes) Souk, Chouari (carpenter’s) open-air market, El-Attarine (perfume and spice) souk and the Cherratine (leather) souk and the narrow alleys around the Djemâa El-Fna square where we can have some fun with people listening to their jokes, we can enjoy taking pictures with snakes in the evening, Marrakech become another world at night you will be shocked when seeing singers, narrators, dancers, and acrobatics of people and monkeys before going to the RIAD for night

DAY 8 : ESSAOUIRA DAY EXPLORING WITH LOCAL GUIDE :

When you wake and eat your breakfast our guide will drive you to ESSAOUIRA, a country that was inhabited by ancient civilizations such us the ROMANS, and PORTUGAL, and its 18th-century seaport fortress – UNESCO World Heritage. ESSAOUIRA offers to you many monuments to see and discover, such us; AL MALLAH also known as the Jewish Quarter or the merchants of the sultan, you will be thankful when our guide take you to the ISLAND of MOGADOR small island located near the city, it is one of the most important Phoenician sites

Essaouira is thought for its active winds most of the year. You can enjoy the festival of “Gnawa music”, where several musical clubs come from diverse parts of the world. That day you may have lunch in a very Moroccan manner, or u can have a gridiron of fish. In the late afternoon, you may want to have a walk and explore by yourself and sit to feel the romantic magic of town, and u may choose to walk on Moulay el HASSAN Square that have an attractive location overlooking to Atlantic Ocean, the sunset there casts in the self a sense of love, romance, and tranquility . Overnight accommodation is in Riad within the Medina.

FINAL DAY: ESSAOUIRA - MARRAKECH – AIRPORT TRANSFER:

You finish your nine days now, and in relation to your departure time we will drive you to the airport for your flight, or any other place you choose to go. We wish you enjoyed your time.

Include:

 

  • Tour in 4×4 vehicle/minibus with A/C
  • Fuel
  •  Driver-Guide
  • Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner included)
  • 1 night in desert camp
  • Camel ride

Not Include:

 

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Lunch

Contact Info:

 

Phone: +212 659 757 327

Email: Morocconomadstours1@gmail.com

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