This tour is dedicated to the travelers that are fascinated by the history and millennial monuments of the Moroccan imperial cities which represents a legacy of glorious past dynasties!
Plunge in a seven day tour around these cities and discover all the charm and mystery they hold!
These 4 imperial cities of Morocco represents capitals at different time and by different monarchs from the Moroccan dynasties which are Idrisids, Almoravids, Almohads, Merinids, Saadians, and finally Alawites
Morocco had 4 stunning imperial cities, Fez founded by the Idrissis Sultan, Idris I ,It is the intellectual, cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco. while in Fez there is many things to see and to enjoy such as Fes el bali which is the old medina and souks of Fez, Zaouia Moulay Idriss, place Nejjarine with its breathtaking fountain, fassi handicraft workshops, without forgetting mellah and the complex of potters and tower of the ramparts.
Casablanca -> Marrakech
Founded by the Almoravid Sultan the famous Youssef Ibn Tachfine, Marrakech is the 3rd largest city of Morocco, while in this city, you will have the opportunity to discover The Menara garden planted with olive trees, majorelle garden, a famous botanical garden of the French painter Jacques Majorelle, and well built palaces, representing the beauty of the moroccan architecture.
Rabat, founded by the Almohad sultan Abd al-Mumin, It is the political and administrative capital of Morocco, and also the second largest city in the country right after Casablanca, located on the Atlantic coast of the country, this imperial city is very rich in monuments and heritage sites of great value. Rabat has been inscribed in 2013 world heritage by UNESCO.
Then last but not least the fourth imperial city is Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the dynasty of Almoravids under the reign of the Alawite Sultan Ismail Ben Sherif. Meknes is a quiet, modern and flourishing city, it represents today one of the most powerful cities in the kingdom telling us the most fascinating and mysterious stories of Morocco, surrounded by high walls pierced with monument gates showing us today the harmonious alliance of islamic and european styles of the seventeenth century Maghreb.
Are you curious about past dynasties, their way of life and their habits? do you want to live a rewarding experience? Then this tour is dedicated to you, embark into culture and diversity which Morocco proudly has to offer through the different cities built by the Berbers; Phoenicians, Romains or different other Muslim dynasties that succeeded the throne of Morocco.
It’s time to visit the imperial cities of Morocco with guides full of energy and enthusiasm. Desert Tours Morocco guarantees you an unforgettable stay of 7 days.
Casablanca have a very big history that the city itself does not show trough its wall but more seen in the role that the city played during periods of Moroccan history. Nowadays Casablanca holds one of the sites that represents the Master-piece of the modern architecture: Hassan 2 mosque which is the only one of its kind that are allowed for non Muslims to visit in Morocco.
After leaving Casablanca we drive to Rabat, the actual capital of Morocco that holds some of the oldest and the finest sites such as Challa which marks the existence of the Romains in this part of the country and Hassan tour and Oudaia Kasbah which represents the Islamic prints trough the Almowahad dynasty.After the tour of the city of Rabat we have a 2h drive to reach Meknes where we have a brief visit of My Ismail Granary and Bab El Mansour the major sites of the city; then to Volubils the Romains ruins where we have a guided tour of the site before finishing our journey to Fes which will be our destination for today.
the city has a lot to offer and one day is not enough to explore and see it all; but in our city tour will try to cover the most important sites and handicrafts that marks the Fes culture.The tour starts with a visit of the royal palace from outside with its 7 beautiful gates then a short walk along the Jewish quarter. After that we drive to the highest part of Fes for a Beautiful view of the Medina and the pottery village will be the next stop to enjoy and learn how the ceramics are made especially the famous Moroccan Tajine.After the ceramic section the walking part of the tour will begin inside the narrow alleys of the medina starting with the local vegetable market then trough all the different sections as the Dyers; the carpenters; Tanneries without forgetting the major sites such as University Quarouiyine the oldest of its kind in the world.
We have a long drive today from Fes to Marrakech crossing Ifrane known as the Little Switzerland of Morocco then to the cedar forest in the middle Atlas Mountains where some Monkeys still lives and people stop to take them in pictures.After the cedar forest our journey goes on trough the Berber villages and towns till we get to Marrakech in the late afternoon. You will still have time to explore the magic Square of the city and enjoy its atmosphere at night.
Our morning will begin with the tour of the city tour of Marrakech that will takes us trough the Bahia palace;the Dar si Said meusum;the House of Photography and the Majorelle Gardens located in the new part of the city.The afternoon will be free for you to explore more the city and enjoy the hassle and the bargaining while purchasing your last souvenirs.
This an extension of the trip for the people that have more time to spend in Morocco especially in a beautiful town like Essaouira.This city will make you fall in love with it from the first sight due to its relaxed atmosphere; friendly people and easy going pace.it is place where you can relax after all the traveling and the busy day that you had by having a Hamam;a massage and gentle walk on the beach.
The afternoon is still yours to enjoy more the city before we head back to Marrakech in the early afternoon.
Yes, it is very safe, Morocco is the embodiment of one of the safest countries in the world, thanks to the combination of the country where the crime rate is very low and its government that is always proactive in protecting their guests and locals.
The Moroccan Dirham exchange rate is set by the central Bank of Morocco. Euros and Pounds sterling and are accepted by some larger traders. Traveller’s cheques are useful for emergencies but can be very time consuming to cash. A currency exchange slip is required to change back surplus Dirham.
Although a predominantly Muslim country, Morocco is not dry. Alcohol is available in restaurants, liquor stores, bars, supermarkets, clubs, hotels and discos. Some Moroccans enjoy a drink although it is disapproved in public places. The local brew of choice carries the highly original name of Casablanca Beer.
Morocco is perfect for travel all year long! Given the country’s geographic variety, there is always a region where the climate is mild. We can recommend the best destination for you based on the weather and your travel dates.
In winter, you’ll want to head south to the desert. Nights can be chilly but during the day you’ll enjoy the sun and blue skies bereft of clouds. In summer, the Atlantic coast is generally balmy and it is the best season for treks in the Atlas. At over 1800m in altitude freshness is a safe bet! That being said, nothing is stopping you from discovering the Moroccan desert as long as you choose the right accommodation and can adapt to the heat.