8 Days Tour From Marrakech To Imperial Cities & Middle Atlas

8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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Explore the crumbling orange gardens of Rabat, the palace of Meknes, so great that a hundred princesses lived there, the labyrinth souks/Markets in the old medinas of Fes and Marrakech and enjoy the colorful and aromas and discover the artisans workshops, the cyclopean mosque of Casablanca, the main highlights of Marrakech: Palaces Bahia and Badia, Koutoubia Mosque, The royal tombs, Majorel gardens and Souks, the best views of middle atlas : Lake Ben El Ouidan, Ouzoud Waterfalls & cedar forest.

 

DESTINATIONMiddle Atlas & Imperial Cities
DEPARTURE LOCATION                         Marrakech
RETURN LOCATIONMarrakech
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 08:45 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:00 PM
DRESS CODECasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and sun glaces
INCLUDED
Hotel pickup and drop-off serviceFuel included
Transport by an air-conditioned vehicleProfessional driver/guide during the tour
Bottled water during the tourHalf-board accommodations in selected hotels and Riads
Official guide during the guided city tours of the imperial cities
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance feesPersonal expenses
Tips and gratuitiesLunch and drinks
Anything not mentioned in the program

Highlights

  • Explore the city of Rabat the third imperial city: Kasbah Oudayas, Hassan Tower, Kasbah Chellah, Med V Mausoleum and royal palace.
  • Visit the main highlights of Marrakech: Palaces Bahia and Badia, Koutoubia Mosque, The royal tombs, Majorel gardens and Souks.
  • Explore the 4 imperial cities of Morocco: Marrakech , Rabat, Meknes and Fes
  • Explore the labyrinth souks/Markets in the old medinas of Fes and Marrakech and enjoy the colorful and aromas and discover the artisans workshops.
  • Enjoy the best views of middle atlas : Lake Ben El Ouidan, Ouzoud Waterfalls & cedar forest
  • Explore the spiritual capital of Morocco; Fes: Najjarine fountains and Museum, Quaraouyine university, the tanneries, the medrassa bouanania,..
  • Visit the biggest mosque Hassan II in Casablanca

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Day 1: Arrive At Marrakech

Airport reception and installation at your hotel.

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Day 2: Marrakech Guided Tour – Middle Atlas – Lake Ben El Ouidan

Morning guided city tour to discover the Berber city of the country through the ancient palaces of its builders who made his story: Bahia Palace, the Saadian tombs. Then you will come back to the square crossing the medina and the souks. With more than 600ha, the medina is one of the largest in the Maghreb. This is where the real heart of Marrakech and its inhabitants, in a maze of winding alleys, where the life of each district is organized around its mosque, its fountain, its hammam and its oven. Free lunch. Then, at 2 PM meet your driver and departure to the High Atlas. You will make a very nature stop at Ouzoud waterfalls. These beautiful waterfalls 110m high are classified among the most beautiful natural sites of Morocco Continue after that to reach the lake of Ben El ouidane where you will spend the night. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.

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Day 3: The Middle Atlas – Beni Mellal – Fes

You continue your road towards Fès while passing by Azrou and Ifrane, a beautiful road of mountain with green landscapes punctuated with lakes and forests of cedars; this region is called the little Switzerland of Morocco. Lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight in hotelor riad.

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Day 4: Fes City Tour

A day to discover FES, a magical city that has one of the largest medinas in the world. Cultural and spiritual capital, millennial city, we let ourselves be transported through its history, thanks to its many mosques, medersas, fortified doors, palaces and squares. Fez is also a haunting city that lives through the atmosphere of the souks. Lose yourself in this colorful maze, noisy, with a thousand perfumes and let yourself be carried by your senses. And then the hospitality of the “Fassis”; all the art of receiving guests in the pure Moroccan tradition. Free lunch. Dinner and overnight in hotel or riad at the inhabitant.

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Day 5: Fes – Volubilis – Meknes

This morning you will go to Volubilis, a remarkable Roman site especially for its mosaics (mandatory guide on site). Lunch. Then you will continue on Meknes, the imperial city of Sultan Moulay Ismail, one of the four imperial cities as indicated by its green minarets and the monumental gates of Bâb Jama-En-Nouar and Bâb El Mansour. In the afternoon, we suggest you to visit: the Palais Jamaï, Bab El Mansour, the tomb of Moulay Ismaïl, Hri Essaouani.and the medina, classified as that of Fès heritage Unesco, the royal stables. Do not forget the big covered market which is a feast for the senses with its baskets of spices, its multicolored stalls of olives, its mountains of oranges, its piles of scented mint. Dinner and overnight in a riad.

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Day 6: Meknes To Rabat

You leave Meknes crossing the foothills of the Middle Atlas, before going along the forest of Mamora to arrive in Rabat the administrative capital. It is a modern city, but behind its ramparts shelters a pleasant medina. Lunch along the way. Salted, the port city on the right bank of Bou Regreg is a vast medina closed behind its ocher-pink ramparts. One of its doors, Bab el Mrisa – the door of the little Port – was built to let the boats pass. But it was at Salé-la-Neuve, the current Rabat built on the other bank, that the privateers set up their lairs. Rabat, the city of Andalusian owes its name to the rock of the Udayas. To visit: the necropolis of Chellah, Hassan Tower; and of course the kasbah of Oudayas with its beautiful Andalusian garden. Dinner free. Night in a riad in the medina.

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Day 7: Rabat – Casablanca – Marrakech

Take the morning to explore Casablanca to explore the largest city in Morocco; Casablanca is a modern city with major French influence. An architectural treat, visit the popular Hassan II Mosque and admire its exquisite craftsmanship. Sitting pretty on an outcrop over the Atlantic Ocean, the Hassan II Mosque is estimated to house 25,000 worshippers inside with additional room for 80,000 in its courtyard. Unique to Morocco, Hassan II is one of few mosques where non-Muslims are permitted to enter. Feast your eyes on the intricate marble work, wood and stone carving, and gilded cedar ceilings, stop for lunch at the Cornish then continue to reach Marrakech and visit the blue botanic gardens of Majorel. Dinner and Overnight in hotel or Riad.

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Day 8: Marrakech Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, airport transfer and departure.

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