MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR
9 days / 8 nights
Casablanca, Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, Marrakech
From R7 425 per person sharing, depending on season.
(Price does not include airfares)
Minimum 2 persons
Single Room Supplement from R2010
An extra supplement applies for 1 person travelling alone.
Please note these prices are entirely
subject to the season & confirmation.
The cost of the tour includes:
Accommodation, with dinner, bed & breakfast at 4 star A class hotels
All tours, sightseeing and entrance fees per the itinerary
Meals where stated
Qualified English speaking guides
The cost of the tour does not include:
International or domestic air fares & tax
All extras, drinks etc., at hotels, restaurants or during the tour
Optional tours and lunches
Visa and visa handling charge
Morocco Imperial Cities Itinerary
Depart South Africa on an evening flight from Cape Town, Johannesburg or other centres to Casablanca.
SUNDAY: Casablanca-Rabat (100Km)
Arrive at Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca where you will be met, assisted and transferred to Casablanca for a sightseeing tour of the White City. Walk through the narrow streets of the Medina, see the grand scale of the architectural buildings in United Square and marvel at the Hassan II Mosque, built on a rock platform in the sea. Also visit the Court House, various souks and the central market, the 13th century Habous district and the wealthy Cornice Boulevard of Ain Diab where you will see villas side by side with corporate headquarters. Optional lunch in Mohammedia - Casablancas popular resort playground, where the restaurants are renowned for their fish dishes. Thereafter you continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay.
MONDAY: Rabat-Moulay Idriss-Volubilis-Meknes-Fès (200Km)
After breakfast, you will visit the Imperial garden city which begins with the Kasbah of Oudayas. Its principal gateway is one of the most beautiful in Morocco and inside is a 17th century palace with delightful Andalusian Gardens. Afterwards, you will see the Hassan Tower (if completed, this mosque would have been the 2nd largest in the Islamic world) and the extraordinary walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. Before reaching Meknes, you will have a short visit to Moulay Idriss, a sacred Islamic town named after Moroccos most venerated saint, before going through the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Optional lunch, followed by sightseeing at Meknes, the Moroccan Versailles. The town was founded in the 17th century by Sultan Moulay Ismail and had over 50 palaces and 45km of exterior walls. Dinner and overnight stay in Fes.
After breakfast, you have a full day of sightseeing. Fes is the oldest imperial city where you will visit the medieval Medina and religious Islamic centres, as well as the Medersas University, the Karaouine Mosque and University (the oldest in the world) and the beautiful mosaic Nejjarin Fountain. In the evening there will be sightseeing of the famous souks of Fes. Dinner and overnight stay.
WEDNESDAY: Fes-Marrakech (500Km)
After breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via Berber villages and towns, namely Immouzer and Ifrane, a delightful ski resort well known for its wood carving. Reach Beni Mellal through the mountain regions and have an optional lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in Marrakech.
After breakfast, you will spend the whole day sightseeing in this fascinating city. Marrakesh is the pearl of the south founded by the Almoravides dynasty at the end of the 12th century. This city is located in the heart of a palm grove and surrounded by snow-topped mountains. Spend the morning discovering the souks of Marrakesh and the Djemaa El Fna square, which by day is a market place but at night an endless parade of a variety of performers and entertainers. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the lavishly decorated Saadian Tombs, Dar Si Said which houses the Museum of Moroccan Arts, the Menara and Agdal city gardens, the Koutoubia (this tower is nearly 70m high and is visible for miles), and the Bahia Palace. This evening you have an optional dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant with folklore show.
FRIDAY: Marrakech- Casablanca (220 Km)
This morning is at leisure to do some last minute shopping or sightseeing. Optional lunch. Later you will depart for Casablanca. Dinner and overnight stay.
SATURDAY: Casablanca - Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport, where you will be assisted through the airport formalities for your return flight.
SUNDAY: South Africa
Arrive at Cape Town or Johannesburg where you connect with flights to other centres.