Explore Morocco's Imperial cities in this packed seven day tour. Start from the economic capital Casablanca to Rabat, Morocco's capital, to see 12th-century architecture; then continue to the medieval city of Fes to explore the world's largest urban car-free zone. See the tanneries, world's oldest university, and medieval Jewish quarter, then head to the pink city of Marrakech to round out your trip with ornate palaces, bustling Jemaa El-Fna market, and the colorful souks.
Travel to Morocco's Imperial cities from Casablanca to explore the country's history, Culture and Moorish architecture. Perfect option for people who search to learn about the ancient and modern Morocco.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by Morocco Discovery representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travelers and Tour Director. Enjoy an exotic and delicious Moroccan cuisine tonight on a group dinner.
Meals: Dinner included.
Start your morning with a drive along the picturesque coastline to Rabat, the amber-washed landscape of the capital provides prime examples of classic and modern Moroccan culture. Unfold the charm of the imperial city over a guided walking tour, visiting the Kasbah overlooking the Bou Regreg River, Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan II Tower. Dive deep into history at the exceptionally well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis. View the imperial beauty of Meknes perfectly depicted at Bab Mansour Gate, before visiting the Holy Town of Moulay Idriss. Drive through the countryside to the medieval city of Fez in time for dinner at the hotel and rest for the night.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included.
Meet your private tour guide after breakfast to explore the first imperial city of Morocco, Fez; this UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century, and is home to the world's oldest university. The first stop of the morning is a visit to the entrance of the largest royal palace in Morocco. Afterwards, we will drive for a wonderful panoramic views of the whole medina from the southern tower of Fes, visit a pottery co-operative where tiles and Moroccan mosaic are made. We will visit the tanneries, to watch the locals working with the skins of animals such as goat, camel and cow. We will explore a Medrassa (Koranic school), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque University. Enjoy a Moroccan lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Medina. Afterwards, continue to explore the medina and its narrow alleys house hundreds of merchants and craftsmen selling a range of products such as dates, fish, spices, copper urns and musical instruments. The rest of the day is at leisure. Spend the overnight with breakfast at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Breakfast included
Travel in your private vehicle from Fez to Marrakech, making a lunch stop en-route. Explore the rugged terrain of the Middle Atlas Mountain range, boasting towering cliff faces, and incredible passes. Drive by the scenic Berber villages of Immouzer Kandar and the university town of Ifrane for a glimpse into rural living in Morocco. Explore the Kasbah of Ras El Ain and mingle among the merchants to find the perfect gift. The approximate travel time is eight hours. Lunch not included in tour price. Your guide will assist with lunch options on the way. Arrive to the Imperial city of Marrakech. Enjoy time at leisure before dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included
Today you will head out for a full-day tour of the pink city. Start your guided tour by visiting the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, and then continue to the Bahia Palace to see traditional Moroccan architecture and tile mosaics. Stop by the Mellah, or former Jewish Quarter, to learn about Morocco's little-known but significant Jewish heritage. Stop for a mid-day lunch on a terrace overlooking the spice markets. Try the tagine and refreshing mint tea, and then head out for the afternoon to explore the souks, or markets, which spread through the winding alleyways of the medina. The shops sell everything from spices to clothing, household goods, and a variety of traditional Moroccan gifts and souvenirs. In the evening make your way to the sprawling Djema El Fna Square to see a colorful medley of street performers, fortune-tellers, musicians, and food vendors. The rest of the day is at leisure. Spend the night with breakfast at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Breakfast included
Depart to the economic capital after breakfast via the highway. Enjoy a half day guided tour in Casablanca. You will visit The Hassan II mosque, Habbous quarters, Bab Marrakech and the exterior of the Royal palace. You will enjoy a farewell dinner at the Rick’s Café Restaurant and Overnight in Casablanca.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included
Our marvelous cultural tour comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends. Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel. Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!
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|Classic / 4 Star||Min 06 / Max 20|| $585 / 515€
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Tripadvisor previous guests reviews
We were booked and had paid a deposit for a trip late March of 2020, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Said, the owner of MD, went to extraordinary lengths to refund the deposits for our travel group of six from the U.S. Apparently the Moroccan banking system is not "user friendly" when it comes to wire transfers for reasons unclear to me. Nevertheless, Said managed to refund all our money using a very creative approach. We would DEFINITELY travel with MD in the future given this level of honesty and effort; but we do hope that MD will accept credit cards rather than wires in the future. Thank You Said & Morocco Discovery!
Three of use booked a 19-day with Moroccan Discovery Holidays for March, 2020 and paid a 50% deposit. When Morocco closed its borders due to Covid. Initially we put our trip on hold and asked Said to hold our deposit. Said agreed to this. When it appeared holiday travel would likely go on for many months we asked for a refund. Said again agreed but the Moroccan banks, being what they are, refused to release all of our deposit. With some pressure on the bank from us and Said's help we did receive 100% of our deposit.
We planned our April-May 2020 trip to Morocco in the late fall of 2019 and worked with Said at Morocco Discovery. We were taking our adult children and their partners and Said was patient and added everything we wanted and more. One month prior to travel we were surprised by the pandemic, with flights cancelled, borders closed and no idea when we could travel again. Said remained as diligent, helpful and honest throughout the arduous process of refunding our downpayment. We were thrilled with Said, and his company's commitment to customer service and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone travelling to Morocco. As soon as it is safe again it is our intent to rebook with them!
From their already outstanding reviews when I started working with Sayd, this was an amazing experience. I got prompt friendly responses to every question I had and as this was our first trip to Africa I had a lot of questions. The price was incredibly reasonable - I don’t know how they can put the trip together on this budget. We stayed at amazing Riads in every city with excellent food every evening and great breakfasts - our driver was AMAZING- he was always ready wherever we were 1 minute before we needed him. The prearranged guides were the best. If you are going to Morocco - you want to go with Morocco Discovery and you definitely want a driver.
I have to admit, when I first started looking at using a local Moroccan tour company for our trip I was very nervous. After having toured Morocco for 11 days with Morocco Discovery Holidays, I would HIGHLY recommend them without any hesitation. Said worked with me for over a year to come up with a customized trip that included everything we (2 couples) wanted to see and more. Every change I made to the itinerary was completed within hours of my request.. and I made many. Said is very prompt at responding to e-mails and questions. Having a private driver was definitely the ideal way to see Morocco. Our driver, Mohamed was amazing. From the minute he met us at the airport (with sweets to welcome us) until he dropped us off at the port for our journey to Spain, Mohamed could not do enough for us. Mohamed is funny, engaging, very knowledgeable and was totally flexible and I felt very safe at all times, even on the curvy, narrow road. If I wanted him to turn around so I could take a picture, he would…and Did!! LOL Our Riads were beautiful and the meals that were included were some of the best meals we had in Morocco. I cannot say enough about the 5* service and attention we received from Morocco Discovery Holidays and Mohamed during our trip.
Mr Said provided us with a very pleasant and safe driver (Mustafa) as well as a new van, so we had a very enjoyable round trip Casablanca-Rabat-Fes- Marrakech-Casablanca. Local guides accompanied us in Fes and Marrakech, and we could have had other tours but we opted to spend more time walking around the towns. The Riads selected for us were very satisfactory and service all round was great. No hesitation at all in recommending Morocco Discovery.
Said arranged an excellent holiday for us. We began with one of the standard trips as our starting point and adapted it to better suit our needs with an added night here and there and starting in Marrakesh rather than Casablanca. Everything went very smoothly from start to finish.The choice of the Riads in which we stayed was great, as were the guides that were arranged for us. Abdoul proved to be a first rate driver - safe, dependable, friendly and very professional. We felt very comfortable being driven by him and we enjoyed his company.