Imperial Cities From Casablanca

The classical visit of the famous imperial cities of Morocco.
Rabat: Elegant and refined, with its many gardens of pleasant greenery.
Meknes: In the heart of Morocco, Meknes is surrounded by hills of olive trees and was the unfinished dream of Moulay Ismail.
Fez: You will feel back to the Middle Ages. The fascination of Fez will accompany you for a long time.
Marrakesh: The oasis town at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. The best place to experience such an Oriental and African feeling at the same time.

Meet your guide. On a later visit you can visit the famous capital of Africa. Along the beach, you will discover the second largest mosque after Mecca, built by King Hassan II.

Drive to Rabat, which to each visitor exerts a particular fascination with its high altitude, picturesque Kasbah and its main attractions. Visit the Royal Palace (from the outside), the unfinished Hassan Tower – the symbol of the city, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Chellah and the magnificent white marble mausoleum of the late Kings Mohammed V. and Hassan II.

 

Drive to Meknes. Gigantic walls surrounded the relief of the powerful city of Sultan Moulay Ismail. You will visit the monumental Bab Mansour gate, the Moulay Ismail mosque tomb, the granary, the stables and the souks. Continue to Moulay Idriss and Volubilis, located in an idyllic setting. Continuation towards Fez.

 

Impressive life in the old town of Fez, you dive into a fascinating number of alleys, souks and mosques of the city, which is under the protection of UNESCO. There are countless small workshops of craftsmen. The tour is made between carpenters, dyers, tanners, tailors, engravers of the city by way of the regular hammering of the boilermakers.

 

The journey continues south to Ifrane, which offers both tourism and either winter or summer sports. During the journey you can admire the charming wooded mountains across fields and forests to reach Marrakech through the town of Kasba Tadla.

 

Visit the city of Marrakesh, the Palmeraie located in the mountains of the High Atlas, an oasis on the edge of the desert. In this city you will have a feeling of Africa and the Orient at the same time. At the entrance of the city, more than 100,000 palm trees rise and offer a splendid view. The lively souks, the Palmeraie and the red buildings give a desert stamp to Marrakesh. You will visit the Koutoubia mosque, a “work of art” of Hispano-Moorish architecture, the gardens of the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, Bab Agnaou, the oldest gate of the Medina, the souks, the famous place Djemaa-el-Fna, where all day long, you can find traders, storytellers, jugglers, musicians and card players, always with very long queues!

 

Day at leisure.
Optional: Excursion in the valley of Ourika superbly located in the High Atlas. To the left and right on the slopes of the valley, the Berbers have created their fields in terraces where they cultivate potatoes, corn, barley and walnut. The delicious mint tea is served in the typical Berber houses.
Also visit of the wonderful ANIMA garden, created by André Heller.

Transfer to Casablanca airport.