Imperial Cities cities and Morocco Tour – 3 to 12 days from 90€/day

Morocco, land of traditions, striking contrasts, a magnificent country that is experiencing a tremendous boom with the development of tourism, has seen several imperial capitals established over the centuries.

Marrakech the Red, in the center of the country and at the foot of the Atlas, and its huge souk that keeps vibrating ;
Rabat, the current capital of the country, standing proudly facing the Atlantic Ocean ;
Fez, in the north of the country, and its medina, classified as World Heritage by Unesco, a maze where stalls, workshops, souks and passers-by succeed one another ;
and Meknes, in particular for its door Bab-El-Mansour, one of the most beautiful of Morocco.

To discover these imperial cities is to immerse oneself in their atmosphere, to wander in the medinas, to meet the population, to visit the museums and to discover the souks. We have integrated their discovery in a very large Kingdom Tour, which passes by other majestic cities like the blue Chefchaouen or the beautiful Essaouira, for a great dive in the history of Morocco !

Places to see

Cities

Fès
Meknès
Rabat
Marrakech
Tangier, Chefchaouen
Essaouira
Ait ben Haddou

Impressive Places

Medinas and tanneries
Palace and madrassas
Ancient remains
Atlantic beaches

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Our big Tour of Morocco

Visit of the great historical monuments of Fez which many secrets will be revealed to you, from the history of its construction to the rank of spiritual capital of Morocco to its doors opening with your guide on unique architectural ensembles, covered with mosaics (zelliges) and the age-old know-how of its craftsmen in wood or brassware (lighting, in particular).

Its impressive tannery of skins and its medina, immense, will provide all the detours necessary to dive in a real and luminous Morocco.

A walk of a hundred kilometers around Fez, especially in the very charming Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, before walking in the Roman remains of Volubilis or taste the charms of the green Meknes.

Erected from the 17th century, it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Kingdom, to the extent of the outrageous ambition of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl who made it an imperial city.

Departure to the heights of the Middle Atlas, with the “Little Switzerland” of IFrane (at 1,600 m altitude), so called because of the beauty of its mountains, its humid and temperate climate, its European architecture and its famous ski resort.

Walk to its great lakes, before the great forests of cedar Azrou and its intrepid little monkeys of Barbary, preserved here in a natural and free environment.

Change of scenery assured with Merzouga, its golden sand dunes skirting the majestic Erg Chebbii, a place naturally essential for tourists but also for Moroccans who particularly like it for its baths of arenotherapy (thermal bath in the hot sand) .

A bivouac under the stars in the dunes should also be able to do you a good crazy and an absolutely incredible memory.

After a stunning road winding the mountains of the High Atlas in the heart of the Amazighe land of Tinghir, at the confluence of the valleys of Drâa and Dadès rises the charming Berber town of Ouarzazate, and its incredible desert landscapes that attracted major producers and filmmakers from around the world.

 

Visit the village of Ait Ben Haddou, the archetype of the ksar of southern Morocco, certainly the largest and best preserved of the kingdom Sherifian, an ancient fortress classified world heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

And a decorum that you may be familiar with, if you’ve been watching movies from several American blockbusters like Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and even Game of Thrones.

The night will unfold Marrakech, his huge souk whose heart beats around the incredible Jenna el Fna square until the late hours of the evening.

Incursion into the famous small port city of southern Morocco, Essaouira and its palette of white and blue colors, as soothing as they are haunting, driven by the rhythms of both the Atlantic and this sub-Saharan gateway.

Then direction to Oualidia, former fishing village, wich has the distinction of being both close to the powerful and almost telluric waves of the ocean and a calm and quiet lagoon where its blue waters are reminiscent of some shores of the Mediterranean . A sunset near pretty small shady boats style “Italian vaporetto” should open the appetite, that restaurants here (seafood specialists) will make you enjoy under a parasol on the beach.

Historically, El Jadida (“The new City”) was rebuilt on the remains of the Portuguese city formerly named Mazagan (16th century). World Heritage of UNESCO since 2004, the city is now famous for the magnificent renovation of the walls of its fortress, and for its famous “Portuguese cistern”, where a visit is required to discover this underground water reservoir, before to stroll in its harbor or on its beach.

Then head for Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco to dozens of remarkable places, the Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V mausoleum to the Kasbah Oudayas, all houses and alleys have been repainted in blue and white.

Boosted by its reputation as a haven of peace by the presence of the tomb of the sulphurous writer Jean Genet, Larache is also worth for the very spanish charms of its arcades truffled with small restaurants, starting point towards the Moorish door of Bab el Khemis then its long walks along the ocean.

The end of the day will take place in the White Tangier, its Kasbah and its medina, a world-city whose beauty and activity are not even stopped by the night.

After a morning in the middle of all the proposals of shops of Tangier, direction the great medina of Tetouan, her North sister, considered as one of the most beautiful of Morocco.

The rest of the day will be used to discover the seaside town of Al Hoceima, bathed by the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

By extending the discovery of the Rif by its Mediterranean face to the fishing village of Oued Lahou, the direction is taken to one of the most beautiful jewels of northern Morocco, the Blue City of Chefchaouen, which none of the superlatives that are related at his medina is excessive.

A delight for photographers, with walls loaded with pigments passing from pale blue to violet depending on the time of day, a wonder now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To join Fez and the end of the loop of this great tour of Morocco, we must return to the country of Jebel Riffain, to the city of Ouazzane, built amphitheatrically on the sides of two mountains, and extremely known in Morocco for shelter for 4 centuries (and therefore all the opportunities to bring back with you very beautiful gifts-souvenirs).

This will be the last step before returning to Fez, where we will happily share a last tea and Moroccan pastries, before you return among us !

Possibility to take the entire Tour, or choose one or more from these “Imperial Cities”, taking a 3 or 6 day option inside this complete program.

CIRCUITDAYSNIGHTS
Full12 Days4* and bivouac
Big Tour6 days circuit4* and bivouac
Small Tour3 days circuit4*

Price including half board or full board depending on the place

Period of organization :

All year round (maximum group of 12 people)

If you are interested in a circuit “Imperial Cities”, in full or in a minimum of 3 days, leave us your mail so that we can contact you

Information about our services

On the basis of this tour, we can organize à la carte the trip of your choice according to your wishes and criteria, such as landscapes, benefits or duration.

Whatever your choice, we assure you the same quality of service and of course our support throughout your stay.

The price includes:
– accommodation in category A or A +, whether in Riad, Hotel (4 * or 5 *) and even in the services offered in bivouac;
– the half-board meal with proposals based on the main specialties of the cities or regions visited;
– vehicles and fuel
– the remuneration of the accompanying persons

Not included : the customer’s liability, or any miscellaneous purchases you choose to make.

Imperial Cities cities and Morocco Tour – 3 to 12 days from 90€/day