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Morocco Imperial Cities Tour 9 Days From Casablanca

A trip to Morocco is a fusion of ancient history and natural beauty. Take in the majesty of the Atlas Mountains, visit the welcoming Berber people, and explore the vibrant cities.

Begin with a tour of Rabat, a modern city with a rich heritage. Sightseeing includes the Hassan II mosque, Place du Palais Royal, Kasbah Oudayas, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.

Marrakech

Travel from the modern port city of Casablanca to the captivating imperial cities and deserts on this essential 9-day journey. Explore medieval medinas and artisan workshops, wander picturesque towns, discover ancient ruins, and indulge in luxurious pampering.

Start your tour with a visit to the enormous Hassan II Mosque, Morocco’s tallest minaret and one of the world’s most breathtaking architectural wonders. Step inside and be enchanted by its phenomenal craftsmanship, detailing, and divine vibes.

Next, head to Marrakech to explore its bustling main square Jemaa el-Fna and fabled labyrinthine souks. You’ll also explore the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, the beautiful Majorelle Gardens, and other attractions like Bahia Palace and the Iben Youssef Medersa.

Fes

Fes is one of Morocco’s four Imperial cities. The city is a mecca of medieval learning and is home to the oldest universities in the world (Medrassa Attarine, Bou Anania Medersas), the Karaouine Mosque, and Nejjarine Fountain with its beautiful tile-work mosaics.

A day in Fes is packed with history and cultural exploration. Your guide will lead you through the UNESCO-protected medina, which is filled with arms-width alleyways and donkey-width roads, and shows you all of its magnificent palaces and mosques.

In the afternoon, you’ll meet local artisans and learn about their crafts. Then you’ll have a chance to relax and rejuvenate at a local hammam. You’ll also see the traditional art of tanners and mosaic makers. Then it’s time to visit Medina’s famous Jemaa El Fna market and eat dinner in a riad.

Essaouira

Essaouira is a charming port city of eighteenth-century Portuguese origin, fortified according to the model designed by Vauban. It’s a coastal tourist town famous for gnaoua (fish) and a distinctive blend of European and Berber architecture.

Visit the world’s last medieval medina, with its twisted streets and souks of trade-focused stalls. You’ll also see the Royal Palace’s enormous golden gates, the 9th-century Karaouiyine Mosque and University, and Moulay Idris II’s mausoleum.

During the day, you’ll explore Meknes, known as “The Versailles of Morocco,” where you’ll have time to stroll around its magnificent gate Bab Mansour, which is famed for its arches and mosaic tiling. You’ll then head to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rabat

Visit Morocco’s imperial cities on this 9-day tour from Casablanca. You’ll see the Rif Mountains in Chefchaouen and explore bustling souks in vibrant Fes. You’ll also enjoy the evening spectacle of Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech and relax along the Atlantic coast in Essaouira.

Day 1: Rabat – Casablanca After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll drive through the city of Rabat. Your sightseeing tour will include the Hassan II Mosque, the Royal Palace, and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V.

Next, you’ll travel to Meknes. This UNESCO World Heritage site has an array of fantastic historical sites, from the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail to the imposing Bab El Mansour gate and the magnificent Dar El Makhzen Palace.

Meknes

The Morocco Imperial Cities tour 9 days from Casablanca takes you to Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech, which were once the capitals of this exotic country. You’ll see whitewashed kasbahs, palaces and mosques as well as snake charmers, souks and food stalls.

Visit Rabat, a beautiful city with wide boulevards, historical attractions and an impressive medina. Explore the glittering Mausoleum of King Mohammed V and the unfinished Hassan Tower.

Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial capitals, is home to incredible historical sites such as Bab El Mansour Gate and the Imperial stables. You’ll also explore the stunning Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.

Then you’ll drive to the medieval city of Fez where you’ll see the old medina, packed with over 9000 tiny lanes and alleys that are still thriving in today’s Morocco. You’ll also explore the 17th-century synagogue and the home of 12th-century Jewish scholar Maimonides in the old Jewish quarter.

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