8 Days and 7 Nights

Imperial Cities

Imperial Cities were Capitals of Morocco and residences of Great kings.

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Imperial Cities

Morocco has four imperial cities: Fez, founded by the Idrisid Sultan Idris I, Marrakech, founded by the Almoravid Sultan Youssef Ibn Tachfin, Rabat, founded by the Almohad Sultan Abd al-Mumin, Meknes, founded in the eleventh century by the Almoravid dynasty under the reign of the Alawite Sultan Ismaïl ben Chérif

Day 01 (Arrival)

Arrival in Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat or Fez depending on your Airline Company.

Day 02 (Rabat – Meknes – Fez)

Visit to Casablanca:

  • The Hassan II Mosque, a masterpiece of Muslims.
  • Exterior visit of the esplanade, (the interior visit is payable on the spot: €12)
  • The cornice,
  • Panoramic visit of the place of Nations with its art deco buildings of the 1930s.

Road to Rabat the Almohads Empire Capital around 1150.

  • Guided tour of : Hassan Tower, standing out from the sky, and dominating the city.
  • The Mohamed V Mausoleum: This monument stands in the grandiose setting of the Hassan Mosque.
  • The Kasbah Oudaya, The Royal Palace: Built in 1864, the Royal Palace can only be admired from the outside.
Day 03 (Meknes – Volubilis – Fez)

UNESCO World Heritage guided tour of Meknes:

  • Visit of Dar el-Makhzen, are the huge granaries, an artificial lake and the stables.
  • Visit of the Agdal basin, further south stands Dar El-Ma (house of water), built in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Continuation of the visit by the mosque and the tomb of Moulay Ismail and the famous door "Bab El Mansour" the most photographed door in Morocco.
  • Visit to the Roman city of Volubilis, guided tour of the Roman city that Delacroix said after visiting it: "It's beautiful, it's like the time of Homer, the Romans and Greeks are there at my door".
Day 04 (Fez, UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The day is devoted to the visit of the city of Fez, its historical monuments and interest, the souks:

  • Medina Fez El Bali: It is the largest of Morocco and the most exciting.
  • The Quaraouyne Mosque: Founded in 862 by a Muslim woman Fatima El Fihria from Quairouan.
  • Zaouia of Moulay Idriss: It houses the tomb of Moulay Idriss II, founder of Fez.
  • Medersa Bou Inania: Islamic university built between 1350 and 1357 by the Merinid sultan Abu Inane and whose architecture is one of the masterpieces of Moorish art.
  • Médersa Attarine: It is a Koranic school built in 1323 by the Merinid Sultan Abu Said whose decoration is of an extreme finesse.
  • Dar El Magana: It is a hydraulic clock with balls dating from 1357, located on Talaa Sghira, in a decoration of wood and sculpted plaster.
  • Borj Sud: It is a fortress built during the reign of Sultan Saadien Ahmed El Mansour Dehbi (1578-1609). Today it houses a museum of small arms.
Day 06 : (Marrakech)

Marrakech was founded by Youssef Ibn Tachfine, the first ruler of the Almoravid dynasty in 454 A.H. guided tour Marrakech:

  • Bahia Palace: The Bahia Palace is a palace built at the end of the 19th century by the Moroccan architect El Mekki.
  • Saadian Tombs: Reliving the Golden Age of Marrakech It is said that one does not take one's wealth to the grave. However, the 16th century Saadian sultan Ahmed El-Mansour Eddahbi made the adage lie. Nicknamed "the Victorious" because of his military successes against Portugal and Sudan.
  • Minaret of KOUTOUBIA emblem of Marrakech, served as architectural model to the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan tower of Rabat.
  • The Great Mosque keeps the upper hand on all activities in the imperial cities: it is the place of worship, the university.
  • Jemaa el Fna square: an open-air theater where monkey and snake trainers, tooth pullers, and fortune-tellers outdo each other in virtuosity. Jemaa el-Fna Square its place on Unesco's World Heritage List in 2001. At the Jemaa el Fna square you can get a Henna tattoo session for women or a session with the fortune tellers
  • Souks of Marrakech: A real labyrinth where the crowd catches you, then carries you in the game of light rays. In a maze of shady alleys, you cross the copper souk where the Coppersmith hammer the metal in an ancestral way.
Day 07 :
  • Free day to relax, shop or do optional excursions or activities.
Day 08 :
  • Transfer to the airport assistance with departure formalities. End of our services.

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