9 Day Morocco Imperial Cities Tour

1 Casablanca, 3 Fes, 3 Marrakech
Round trip airfare from JFK, 7 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip airfare JFK/CMN-RAK/JFK (with our air & land option)
  • Airline Fuel Surcharges and airport taxes
  • 4 Stars Hotels:
  • 1 night at the [Odyssee Center Hotel], Casablanca
  • 3 nights at the [L Escale Hotel], Fes
  • 3 nights at the [Kech Hotel], Marrakech
  • 5 Stars Hotels:
  • 1 night at the [Le Palace d’Anfa Hotel], Casablanca
  • 3 nights at the [Les Merinides Hotel], Fes
  • 3 nights at the [Adam Park Hotel], Marrakech
  • All transfers by air-conditioned bus and English Speaking driver
  • 14 meals: 7 Breakfasts & 7 Dinners (including farewell dinner)
  • Local guides in Fez and Marrakech
  • Entrance fees at sites as per program
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • All taxes
Special Features
  • Guaranteed Departure with minimum 2 passengers
  • French quarter of Habous
  • Hassan II Grand Mosque
  • Hassan Tower
  • Oudaya Kasbah
  • The Imperial capital
  • Nejjarine Square
  • Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Nejjardine Mosque and Grand Mosque
  • Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Holm Oak
  • Red City
  • The Bahia Palace
  • Tiskiwin Museum
  • Djemaa el-Fna
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Friday - Depart from USA

  • Board your international flight from the USA to reach Morocco in the next day. 2 Meals will be served on board of the flight.
  • Keep in mind there are non-stop direct flight from JFK and IAD airports
DAY 2: Saturday - Arrival to Casablanca (00h45min)

  • Arrive to Casablanca airport and transfer to the city for a brief sightseeing that includes the old French quarter of Habous, outside the Hassan II Grand Mosque.
  • Set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean and with a 210m-tall minaret that serves as the city major landmark, it is a showcase of the very best Moroccan artisanship: hand-carved stone and wood, intricate marble flooring and inlay, gilded cedar ceilings and exquisite Zellige (geometric mosaic tile-work) abound. (Inside tour is available with extra cost).
  • Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight
  • Meal: Dinner
DAY 3: Sunday - Casablanca, Rabat, Fes (03h35min)

  • After breakfast, depart overland towards Rabat, driving along the main highway which links these two major cities. Embark on a city tour which highlights Rabats cultural influences and the superbly preserved relics of its Moorish past.
  • Rabats most famous site is the Hassan Tower, the incomplete minaret of the great mosque built in the beginning of 12th century. Located alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, the grandfather of the current king.
  • Then the Oudaya Kasbah, which is built on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its gate is one of the most beautiful surviving in the Moorish world, and within its walls youll explore a delightful Moroccan garden.
  • At the conclusion of your sightseeing, you continue overland to Fez (approximately a 3 hours&rsquo drive). Dinner and overnight.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4: Monday - Fes, City Tour

  • Today you take a step back in time to the Middle Ages when you visit one of the most imperial, timeless and untouched cities in the world - Fez El Bali (Old Fez) - the cultural heart of Morocco. You explore some of the 9000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks (open air markets) that make-up the labyrinth of the citys old quarter, originally founded in the 8th century AD.
  • The Imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning and at its heart still remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest, still functioning universities in the world. In the neighboring building is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic college), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture, built in the 14th century. Your day of sightseeing also includes visits to the Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain with elaborate tile-work mosaics.
  • The nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai) has been converted to a museum of carpentry artifacts. Also the Bouanania Medersa. The madrasa functioned both as an educational institute and as a congregational mosque.
  • You will also visit Fez El Jedid (New Fez), built by the Merinides Dynasty in the 13th century. Here you see the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas (Koranic schools), souks and the city wall. Most notably, Fez El Jedid is home to the Mellah (Jewish quarter), which provides an interesting insight into Jewish architecture. The wrought iron decorated windows and splendid carved wood balconies of the old mansions are particularly outstanding. The medieval Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5: Tuesday - Fes, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes (01h40min)

  • Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture.
  • Among its greatest treasures, however, are the amazing mosaic floors of former family dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot.
  • Continue to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Meknes is replete with fantastic historical sites, from minarets to museums, to enormous mosaic doors and royal golf courses. Among the most popular attractions are the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Nejjardine Mosque and Grand Mosque (outside visit) as well as the Bab Mansour, Bab Lakmis, and Bab Berdaine gates.
  • Return to Fez for an evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6: Wednesday - Fes, Ifrane, Benni Mellal, Marrakech (08h10min)

  • Transfer to Marrakech, Today&rsquos journey will take you towards the Middle Atlas Mountains through Imouzzer, the first village, an authentic Berber village where the locals still live and work like their ancestors and Ifrane, you will enjoy the flower-lined paths and the French-style architecture of this quaint little ski resort.
  • Drive through the cedar forest and maybe see some of the Barbary apes leaping from the higher branches.
  • Continue through the Holm Oak and Cedar forest, then into the limestone area of the Middle Atlas then south west towards Beni Mellal for a lunch break (lunch on your own) before heading west to Marrakech.
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7: Thursday - Marrakech, City Tour

  • The Red City the imperial city, the capital of the mid-southwestern region, Marrakech is Morocco&rsquos most popular tourist destination. Since the 11th century, when it was built, Marrakech has been a political and cultural powerhouse, serving as the capital for three of Morocco&rsquos greatest dynasties.
  • Until the French rule, &ldquoMarrakech&rdquo were even used interchangeably to refer to both country and city. Marrakech has got lots to brag about. But it&rsquos not all historical palaces and mosques though there are plenty of those, rest assured. Look out of any window in Marrakech and you will find a postcard view: clay-red houses squared away far and wide, with palm trees sprouting everywhere in between, gardens bursting out of courtyards, and the High Atlas Mountains as a soothing purple back. It&rsquos no wonder French fashion legend Yves Saint-Laurent found so much inspiration there. In recent years, Marrakech has created an international airport, a world-class soccer stadium, and an annual film festival, adding  modern flare to its natural and historical offerings. In short, if you&rsquore going to Morocco, Marrakech is the right passage. Let&rsquos marvel first at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret. The Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century.
  • Your next stop is at the Tiskiwin Museum (Maison Tiskiwin), which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts. It was founded by a Dutch anthropologist, exhibiting artifacts from different towns and regions along the ancient trade route from Marrakech to Timbuktu.
  • Later you visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakechs main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also take the opportunity to explore the citys fabled, labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of wares.
  • Following your visit, return to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure, a perfect opportunity to freshen up and get ready for a dinner in a local restaurant. Return to your hotel and overnight.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8: Friday - Marrakech

  • Day at leisure or wander on your own or sign up for a cooking class. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9: Saturday - Marrakech, Departure

  • After breakfast check out from our hotel.
  • Transfer from hotel in Marrakech to airport.
  • Meal: Breakfast

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  • Right Travel reserves the right to provide a similar hotels in case any of the selected hotels is not available.
  • American and/or Canadian Citizen does not need visa to travel to Morocco, just a valid passport.
Not Included
Tips to tour manager and driver

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