Imperial Cities of Morocco Private Journey

Starts in
Casablanca
Duration
8 Days
Price from
$2,819
Route
Marrakech, Fez

Your journey through Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and Fez will open your eyes to the rich history of the sultans and kings of Morocco. You’ll have the opportunity to witness monuments to great rulers, both old and new, while experiencing the highlights of these all important cities.

On this 8-day/7-night package, you will visit Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech. This program includes accommodation in Deluxe or Superior First Class hotels, and daily breakfast.

Includes

  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival - Casablanca

Deluxe Class: Le Casablanca Hotel or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Kenzi Basma Hotel or similar accommodations

Welcome to Casablanca! Upon arrival at Casablanca International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and will be driven to the accomomdation of your choice. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day

2

Casablanca – Rabat - Fez

Deluxe Class: Palais Faraj or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Barcelo Fes Medina or similar accommodations

This morning, visit the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest in the world, a magnificent building with spectacular views over the sea. After, take a tour around the most interesting parts of this city such as the Boulevard de la Corniche, the Park of the United Nations, Mohamed V Square and Habous Quarter. Visit the Mellah, the Jewish cemetery where Rabbi El Yahou is buried. Later, discover Beth-el Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, the only one in an Arab country, where you will discover Moroccan Jewish handcrafts. Afterward, drive to Rabat (approx. 1 hr); the administrative capital city of the Kingdom. Visit the main sites and take the opportunity for lunch on board the Bouregreg River (not included). Arrive in Fez (approx. 2 hrs) and check-in to your hotel. (B)

Day

3

Fez

Deluxe Class: Palais Faraj or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Barcelo Fes Medina or similar accommodations

After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted Fez, the most ancient imperial city, founded by Idriss I and his son Moulay Idris II. You will visit the medieval Medina with its Medersas (religious Islamic universities) Attarine and Bou Anania, the Nejjarine Fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque. There is also the possibility of opening the Palace of Pacha Glaoui, generally closed to the public, for a private look (not included). After a local lunch in the medina (not included), we will continue to Fez Jdid (new Fez), and back to the hotel. (B)

Day

4

Volubilis - Meknes - Fez

Deluxe Class: Palais Faraj or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Barcelo Fes Medina or similar accommodations

After breakfast, drive to Volubilis (approx.1.5 hrs), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Morocco’s largest and best-preserved Roman ruins. Continue to the city of Meknes (approx. 45 min), one of the imperial cities of Morocco, built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail. After your tour of Meknes, you will return to Fez (approx. 1 hr) for the remainder of the evening at your leisure. (B)

Day

5

Fez - Marrakech

Deluxe Class: La Maison Arabe or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Riad Dar Justo or similar accommodations

After breakfast, drive to Marrakech passing by the Berber village of Imouzer du Kandar and Ifrane. Upon arrival to Beni Mellal (approx.  4.5 hrs), situated in the foot of Mount Tassemit and one of the agricultural centers of Morocco, take some free time for lunch at local restaurant (not included). After, continue to Marrakech (approx. 3.5 hrs), where you will arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon for the remainder of the day at your leisure. (B)Note: Domestic flights from Fez to Marrakech are available at an additional cost. Flight option does not include visit to Beni Mellal.

Day

6

Marrakech

Deluxe Class: La Maison Arabe or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Riad Dar Justo or similar accommodations

Today, embark on a full day of private touring on foot in Marrakech with your guide. Visit the magnificently decorated 16th century Saadian Tombs, roam through the old Kasbah and the Jewish Quarter until you arrive at the exquisite Bahia Palace with its incredible zellij tile work and carved cedar ceilings. Admire the tallest structure in the Marrakech medina, the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque and then stop lunch in the medina (not included). This afternoon, enjoy an intimate visit of the old Medina of Marrakech, far from the tourist paths, where you will have the opportunity to enter and see places, which are not usually visited by tourists. (B)

Day

7

Marrakech

Deluxe Class: La Maison Arabe or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Riad Dar Justo or similar accommodations

Visit Yves Saint Lauraent’s love note to his partner, the Majorelle Garden, with its Berber Museum. Afterwards, visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Alternatively, you can join an optional 4x4 Jeep excursion to the Atlas Mountains or enjoy a cooking class with a local family. (B)

Day

8

Marrakech - Casablanca - Departure

You will be transferred by private car from Marrakech to Casablanca airport (approx. 3 hrs) to continue on to your next destination. (B)

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