8 Days Tour Tangier To Imperial Cities Of Morocco
Day 1: Arrival at Tangier – Asilah:
Pick up by our guide, who will accompany you along the way, at the agreed hour at the port or airport of Tangier. Setting out towards to the coastal city of Asilah through mountainous lands. Dinner and lodging in Riad, within the core of its Medina, the most authentic and historical part of the city.
Day 2: Asilah – Rabat – Casablanca:
Setting out to Rabat in the morning, the political capital of Morocco. At the beginning of our visit in the capital, we’ll find its red ochre coloured crenelated walls along a way longer than 5 km. These walls were built by the Sultan Yacoub el-Mansour and provide the city with a quite distinguishing character. After crossing through the Medina, we’ll visit Hassan II Mosque Tower, whose four walls are differently decorated. We’ll also look up the remains of the ancient mosque and Mohammed V mausoleum, a traditional Moroccan work of art due to its abundance of noble materials from all over the world and its exquisite decoration. Afterwards, we’ll head off to the new city to look up the Royal Palace, official residence of King Mohamed VI. After our visit to the political capital of Rabat, we’ll set off towards the economic capital of Casablanca. Dinner and lodging in hotel.
Day 3: Casablanca – Marrakech:
In the morning, we’ll visit the core of the city, and the main street Moulay Abdellah, until the burning heart of the new city. Later on, you’ll immerse yourself in the Medina to cross through Mohamed V square and United Nations square towards Hassan II Mosque, the second greatest mosque in the Islamic world only surpassed by Mecca, which is the only mosque in Morocco open to people from other religions. After this visit we’ll head off towards Marrakech, the most famous of the imperial cities. The chance of enjoying a first contact with the charming and famous Jemma el Fna square and its surroundings will depend on the time of arrival. Dinner and lodging in hotel.
Day 4: Free day in Marrakech:
Spare time to practise haggling in bazaars or to wander around the Medina. Dinner and lodging in Riad.
Day 5: Marrakech – Meknes – Fez:
After having breakfast, we’ll depart to Fez with some stop-overs along the way. We’ll arrive at the imperial city of Meknes after a 5 hours trip. There, we’ll visit the most interesting places, with Bab Mansour Gate—the most important and significant of Meknes gates—as the first one. Afterwards, we’ll set off to Fez to finish there our long day. Once there, transfer to the hotel to rest. Dinner and lodging in hotel.
Day 6: Guided visit in Fez:
After having a tasty breakfast in the Riad, we’ll set off on our guided visit along the new part of the city, where we’ll have a look at the Royal Palace, the Jewish quarter (Mellah), etc. Following, we’ll have the chance to contemplate the whole Medina from the South Tower viewpoint. Afterwards, we’ll keep on walking to the Medina, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You’ll get carried away to long-ago centuries by the bustle of the city and its entangled passageways, structured on guilds of potters, dry cleaners, etc. We’ll realise its medieval constitution, as if time had come to a standstill. Dinner and lodging in Riad.
Day 7: Fez – Volubilis – Chaouen:
Departure from Fez towards Volubilis Roman ruins, quite well preserved. We’ll be also able to look up a panoramic view of Moulay Idriss—a sacred city in Morocco. In the evening, arrival at Chauen and spare time to visit the charming blue town. Dinner and lodging in hotel.
Day 8: Chaouen – Tangier:
After having breakfast, transfer at the agreed hour to the port of Tangier to catch the Ferry, or to the airport to catch the return flight. That’s the end of our trip and our services.
Included & not Included
- Private vehicle a/c, 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or luxurious van for 8 days + Fuel.
- Experienced Driver.
- Pick up and transfer to the airport or port of Tangier.
- Rooms with bathroom – a/c in customary hotel/Kasbah/Riad with breakfast and dinner (vegetarians are welcome.)
- Lunch meals
- Admission to monuments
- Several choices of lodging categories to your election according to your needs.
- Wide range of hotels.
- Riads of 3* and 4*.
- Hostels and Bivouacs.
- The price of the route varies depending on the number of travelers and the category of the chosen accommodations.
- Send us an email indicating your trip chosen dates, number of people and the selected lodging category. We will provide you with your custom made-route in demand.