Imperial Morocco: An 8-Day Journey Through History, Culture, and Architecture

  • Duration : 8 days

With the Imperial Morocco tour from Casablanca, you will have the opportunity for 8 days to discover captivating Morocco. Without a doubt, this tour is perfect if you want to learn about the country’s culture, architecture, and ancient monuments.

The first Imperial city who visit is Rabat, the capital of the magical Kingdom of Morocco. Afterward, we will discover the Imperial Meknes, with the beautiful historical monuments and the nearest city to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Our next destination is Fez, the oldest of Morocco’s Imperial Cities and the most impressive. Thousands of narrow streets, with sellers, donkeys, street food, and gorgeous monuments. After that, we will cross the Middle Atlas mountains, with the beautiful Berber villages. Of course, Marrakesh, could not be missing from our itinerary. The last but not least of the Imperial cities, with the colorful streets and the most famous square of Morocco. Lastly, we visit Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, with the impressive mosque of Hassan II., where this Imperial Morocco tour from Casablanca ends.

Highlights :

- Explore famous monuments and ancient medinas

- Walk through ruins of the Roman Empire at Volubilis

- Wander the medieval maze-like streets of Fes

- Visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque

- Watch snake charmers in Marrakech’s Jemaa el-Fna Square

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    Day 1 : Arrival in Casablanca

    Your Imperial Morocco tour from Casablanca starts today as your driver will pick you up from the airport upon your arrival time. After that, he will transfer you to your accommodation for tonight. Free time in the afternoon to take a first look at the city.

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    Day 2 : Casablanca - Rabat

    This morning after breakfast, we will depart for Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the Imperial cities. After a short drive of about an hour, we will reach Rabat and before we check into your accommodation for tonight, we will visit the Mechouar (the ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the majestic Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, and the Oudaya Kasbah overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offering fabulous views. Later on, we will visit the outstanding Chellah, a Roman ruin and Islamic burial place in the city outskirts. Next, we continue to your accommodation to make the check-in and during the afternoon you will have free time to explore the medina on your own.

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    Day 3 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis – Fez

    This morning, our journey continues to the Imperial city of Meknes, a World Heritage Unesco Site which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail and is known as «the Moroccan Versailles». Meknes is the site of the first Arab dynasty and here you will visit the Medersa Bou Inania and the Bab Mansour, the Gateway to Moulay Ismail Palace. Then, head over El Heri es-Souan, the huge granaries and stables built by Moulay Isma’il during his reign from 1672 to 1727. Afterward, our journey continues to Volubilis, with its impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Morocco. Later on, we continue driving for about an hour to Fez. Once we reach Fez, you will check into your accommodation for tonight and spend your first night in the “Spiritual heart of Morocco”.

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    Day 4 : Fez sightseeing

    After breakfast, you will meet with a local tour guide to explore Fez, the most ancient and holy of the Imperial cities. During your cultural and historic tour, you will travel back in time through the 2000-year-old living medina. A labyrinth of narrow streets, alive with markets and souks, craftsmen, donkeys, and mules transporting their loads. Visit the Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas (Islamic universities), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, the Karaouine Mosque and of course the stunning Chouara tanneries. Αfterwards, you will finish your tour with a visit to Fez Jdid and the revered Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fez.

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    Day 5 : Fez - Ifrane - Beni Mellal – Marrakech

    Today your Imperial Morocco tour from Casablanca continues and we will have a long but very scenic drive over the Middle Altas Mountains. Your driver will pick you up and you will depart for “the pearl of the south” the Imperial Marrakech. Firstly, we will make a stop in Ifrane, known also as the Switzerland of Morocco. The unusual architecture makes it a perfect place to visit. Here you will take a short walk to admire this charming alpine town. After that, we continue by enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains. Then, we will make another stop in Beni Mellal, situated among the foothills of the Middle Atlas. Here you will enjoy your lunch and later on, we will continue to last but not least from the Imperial cities, Marrakesh. In this magical city, you will spend the first of the total of two overnights.

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    Day 6 : Marrakech sightseeing

    This morning you will have a private guided city tour, to visit the mysterious and magical city of Marrakech. During your city tour, you will explore Marrakesh with a guide and discover along the way hidden treasures that only the locals know about. The famous Mosque of Koutoubia, the Medina, and its souks, and some more of Marrakech’s secrets: Ali Ben Youssef Koranic School, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, and lastly the Majorelle Gardens. In the afternoon, the best option is to explore the medina, approaching the square that in the evening is full of narrators, jugglers, diviners, snake charmers, and musicians.

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    Day 7 : Marrakech – Casablanca

    Today, we will leave Marrakesh to return to where we started our journey. About 3 hours later, we will reach Casablanca. Before the check-in, you will be able to admire the enchanting mixture of modern and traditional influences that shape the city. We will make a stop to admire another monument, the impressive Hassan II Mosque, built-in 1993 by a team of over 6000 craftsmen. It is an imposing edifice and one of the few mosques in Morocco that non-Muslims are allowed to enter. Check into your accommodation and free time in the afternoon to explore Habous District with open-air markets or souks and the popular La Corniche in the Ain Diab neighborhood.

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    Day 8 : Departure from Casablanca

    Today after breakfast, the driver will transfer you to the airport depending on your departure flight time. We will drop you off at the airport of Casablanca and this is the end of your Imperial Morocco tour from Casablanca.

- This activity must book at least 86 hours in advance

- A deposit of 30% of the total price is required to secure your booking

- This tour can upgrade to luxury accommodations

- You can change your travel date without penalty 30 Days before the tour date

- Bring with you: Camera - Sunblock - Hat - Change of clothes - Warm clothes and shoes during the winter (December, January and February).

Planning Group Trip:

Please note that this tour is private and can be customized to fit your preference and needs, group size, and the period of travel.

You can also choose to book your accommodation separately if you prefer, just contact us and we will offer you a special rate for our services without accommodation.

Are you planning group travel, and hunting for the cheapest tour agency?You are in the right place! Gboo Morocco tours hold long expertise in offering the most reasonable group travel deals, and group travel packages.

Whether you have to go on a family vacation or plan a trip with friends, office colleagues, or university students. we understand how much fun it’s to travel in a group, to be going together to a destination like Morocco, and to enhance the appeal of this fun, we offer the most competitive group travel deals.

Price Included

  • Private transport with 4x4 vehicle or minibus by multilingual driver

  • 7 Overnights in selected accommodations with breakfast

  • Fuels & tolls

  • Walking tour with official guide in Fes

  • Walking tour with official guide in Marrakech

Price Excluded

  • X Lunches & Dinners

  • X Drinks

  • X Any Private Expenses

  • X Fee to enter the monuments

  • X Travel insurance

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