North and Imperial Cities Tour

from $1421
Duration:
9 Days / 8 Nights
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Everyday from Tangier

Enjoy Morocco imperial cities tour in this morocco 9 day itinerary. Tour Morocco like Never before. Morocco is a ruch country is history and culture, both natural landmarks and ancient history. The majestic heights of the Atlas Mountains.  The stark expanse of the Sahara Desert. Its miles of glittering coastline giving way to vibrant, culture-rich cities like Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech.

 

 

Included:
  • Accommodation: 08 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transportation: Private air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking licensed driver.
  • Sightseeing: Local tour guides as specified in the itinerary inTangier,Chefchaouen ,Fez ,Rabat and Marrakech 
  • Monuments: Admission entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: as specified in the itinerary.
  • Local Experiences: as specified in the itinerary
  • Service charges and local taxes
  • Daily Mineral bottled water in the car
     
Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa fee
  • Gratuities: tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
  • Personal expenses and non-specified expense on the itinerary
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Optional activities
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival to Tangier

Upon your arrival to Tangier you will be met by your English speaking driver outside terminal 2 of the airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel to check in and rest.

Activities: transfer from airport to hotel
Overnight in: Tangier

Day 2: Tangier - Chefchaouen

fter your breakfast, travel to tangier the bride of the north. This city is located on the southern passage of the Gibraltar strait, few miles from the Spanish shores.
Starting your tour at the Kasbah museum of Mediterranean culture move to the souks and enjoy some of the local product and street food before heading to the American Legation Museum and find between the arts works there the Moroccan Mona Lisa. One of the most interesting places is the St. Andrew Anglican Church with built with a Moroccan style and with the lord’s prayers in Arabic over the altar .
**Optional: American Legation ,St Andrew’s church

Activities: Kasbah ,Caves of Hercules
Overnight in: Chefchaouen
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Local experience: Lunch at ‘Le Saveur du Poisson’

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Fez

Your English speaking driver will meet you after breakfast to start your guided tour which includes a visit to Kasbah Ali Ben Rachid Plaza Uta el-Hammam and a tour of this beautiful city.
Chefchaouen is Morocco’s “Blue Pearl”. It has come to be known as such due to a distinctive blue color all the inhabitant use to paint their houses .This tradition trace back to the Jewish traditions and beliefs that the color blue represents the sky which in turn reminds people of heaven and God. This color covering the city gives it an amazing charm as well as a sense and an atmosphere of relaxation, comfort and peace. Have you heard of healing pearls and gems? Well this one really works.


Afterwards, the trip will continue to the Imperial City of Meknes, one of Morocco’s lesser-visited. It was built by Moulay Ismail and was conceived to be the ‘Versailles of Morocco’. you’ll be able to visit Lhri. We will then continue our way to Fez.

Activities: Kasbah, Plaza Uta El Hammam, city tour ,Volubilis , Meknes : Lhri
Overnight in: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Fez city tour

Wake up today in one of the most ancient cities in Morocco. Founded in AD 808 by the Sultan Moulay Idris II, the city’s history and position is well Ingrained in the upcoming of the Moroccan Identity and traditions. It was once the Mecca of Science and Knowledge for it had the first University in the world, Al Karaouyine, and it wielded many scholars and intellectuals. It had fertilized the minds and the souls of many over the age, and surely more to come. Its solid and well established position over centuries as a cultural melting pot had provided it with a unique spirit of multi-culturality, tolerance and peace. Therefore, Open up to the city and enjoy what it has to offer.


Along with your tour guide, touch on the cities marking features and uniqueness which you cannot find anywhere else. As you walk in to Fez El Bali ( the ancient town) you are faced with a fork in the road , the right one is “talaa kebira “ and the left one is “talaa sghira” and unlike Robert Frost we will travel the road most taken as we follow the footsteps of great women and men who been here . The “Talaa Kbbira” will lead us straight to Bou Inannia Madrassa at the end of the market. This Madrasa served as theological colleges and was built in 1351 with a Merenid Style.


Right in front of Bou Inannia lays one of Fez’s mysteries, the Hydraulic clock. It was mainly made to announce prayer times. Continue After it towards the Henna Souk passing by Fon Douk Smen. After souk Hanna you will reach Zawyat Moulay Driss II (the sultan’s shrine) and across it is is Medrasa el Attarine and few maters is the Kairaouione mosque university.
While wandering around your mind would not help but wonder about the lost stories, the legends, hopes, and the love stories that once lightened those brick walls, It’s The magic of Fez

The more you know: each October Fez held one of the largest and well known Sufi festivals with performers from around the world.

Overnight in: Fez
Activities: BouInania, Attarin Medersa, the tanners, Ess-Seffarine Square, Moulay Driss tomb, El-Nejjarine square, and the cabinet makers’ souk, and the Hebrew district ‘Mellah’.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Local Experience: Pottery workshops

Day 5: Fez- Volubilis – Meknes – Rabat

After breakfast leave fez towards Rabat, the capital city. On route you will be making a stop by the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. This archeological site is listed by the UNESCO as world heritage site. It is located on a fertile agricultural area on the flanks of the Jebel Zerhoun in northern Morocco. Continue your way to Meknes only a 30km away, it’s a little drive for such an amazing place. Enjoy Meknes, the land of spirituality and holiness. This city is well known for having huge amazing big gate doors made of carved wood. After a fascination day, head to Rabat for nice evening of rest.

Activities: Meknes and Volubilis: Volubilis Ruins, Lhri
Overnight in: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Rabat city tour –Casablanca

After breakfast at your hotel, join your tour guide for a tour of the capital city of Morocco. Rabat was founded by Abd Al-Mu’min, a ruler of the Almohad dynasty for military reasons. It was built to serve as a fortress, hence its original name Ribatu l-Fath, meaning "stronghold of victory". Our guided tour in Rabat will then revolve around uncovering the history of Rabat. The tour includes a visit to the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and Kasbah Ouddaya.

Free time afterwards to stroll around the souks and bazaars in the old medina of Rabat which are full or all type of merchandise as well as leather made traditional and moder shoes alongside Moroccan styles bags with some authentic Berber style and old jewelry shops . Then, Continue to “Café Maure “on the bank of river Bouregrag, to enjoy a Moroccan mint tea alongside some Moroccan goodies like: Kaab Ghazal and Ghariba. The evening we head to Casablanca for an overnight stay

The more you know: Kaab Ghazal means in Arabic the hoof of the dear, and along with Ghariba and Mint Tea are symbols of Moroccan hospitality.

Activities: Rabat: Chellah, Kasbah Ouddayas, Mausoleum, Hassan Tower, Royal Palace (Exterior Visit)
Overnight in: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Tea break
Local experience: Café Maure

Day 7 : Casablanca – Marrakech

Enjoy a lovely breakfast at your hotel before heading to Casablanca on the Moroccan Atlantic Coast. Upon your arrival check in and rest. The evening is scheduled for a visit to Hassan II Mosque and a tour of the Habos and the local Souk. Leave the in the evening towards Marrakech
The more you know: If you are a fan of the Movie “ Casablanca “ then don’t miss on the famous Rick’s café found on Boulvard Sour Jdid

Activities: Hassan II Mosque, Hobos, Souk, Transfer to Marrakech
Overnight in: Marrakech
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 : Marrakech City Tour

Today you will get the chance to wake up and live Marrakech, a dream of many, so be sure to make the best of it. After your breakfast our local guide and driver guide will be waiting for you to start guided city tour of the “Ochre City”. We will visit first in the morning the Majorelle Garden which was named after the French painter, Jacques Majorelle who dedicated a lot of effort and passion to this art piece.

After Majorelle let’s continue after it to Menara and though the name in Arabic translates to “lighthouse”, it is actually a pavilion with a basin and a garden of orchards and olive groves. We will be heading afterwards to the Koutobia Mosque and through the Jewish quarter called Mallah. After lunch at a local restaurant, finish your visit with a carriage ride or “Koutchi” to Jamaa El Fnaa.

The more you know: Marrakesh is known for being holy, Moroccans call it “the land of the seven men” who were huge religion and Sufi scholars that gave their lives for knowledge and worship

Activities: Majorelle Gardens, Menara Gardens( interior visit optional ) , Koutobia, Bahia Palace, Jamaa El Fna Square.
Overnight in: Marrakech.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Local experience: Kotchi (Horse Carriage Tour)

Day 9 : Fly Back Hom

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then get transferred to the airport for a homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation :
Silver Accommodation:
Barceló Fès Medina in fez
Barceló Fès Medina in fez
El Parador Chefchaouen Hotel
El Parador Chefchaouen Hotel
hotel dar souran tangier
hotel dar souran tangier
Hotel Le Musée Rabat
Hotel Le Musée Rabat
Kenzi Basma Hotel Casablanca
Kenzi Basma Hotel Casablanca
Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
Opera Plaza Hotel Marrakech
Price
$ 1421 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 1755 Per Person in Double Room
$ 3018 One Person Traveling Alone
$ 262 Single Occupancy Supplement
Golden Accommodation:
Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa
Adam Park Marrakech Hotel & Spa
Dar Echaouen Hotel Chefchaouen
Dar Echaouen Hotel Chefchaouen
Diwam Hotel in Rabat
Diwam Hotel in Rabat
Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Centre
Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Centre
Movenpick Casablanca Hotel
Movenpick Casablanca Hotel
Palais Medina & Spa Hotel in fez
Palais Medina & Spa Hotel in fez
Price
$ 1588 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 1922 Per Person In Double Room
$ 3338 One Person Travelling Alone
$ 882 Single Occupancy Supplement
Diamond Accommodation:
Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace in Fez
Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace in Fez
Riad Lina Chefchaouen
Riad Lina Chefchaouen
Royal Tulip Tangier
Royal Tulip Tangier
Sofitel Jardins Des Roses Hotel Rabat
Sofitel Jardins Des Roses Hotel Rabat
Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa
Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa
Sofitel Tour Blanche in Casablanca
Sofitel Tour Blanche in Casablanca
Price
$ 2057 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 2391 Per Person In Double Room
$ 4274 One Person Travelling Alone
$ 882 Single Occupancy Supplement
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