The Imperial Cities of Morocco Tour will take you to the most beautiful cities of the kingdom and its historic landmarks going through breathtaking and authentic landscapes. The promise of an unforgettable trip to the heart of this millennial kingdom past is reinforced by the recognition of UNESCO which has classified three of them as World Heritage Sites: Rabat Marrakech, Fez, and Meknes.
The splendid Morocco Imperial Cities tour gives you the opportunity to experience completely different flavors and wonders of the Kingdom in a journey celebrating its historical past, tradition, gastronomy, structure and delightful landscapes. The imperial capitals of Morocco: Fez, Marrakech, Rabat and Meknes are an invite to uncovering the profitable union of custom and modernity.
Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival to Marrakech you will meet your driver and transferred to your hotel for the check in. The driver will provide a short overview of your entire trip in Morocco. The rest of the day is at leisure. It’s possible you’ll like to begin your exploration of this exceptional and vibrant city, or chill out in your lodge and uncover its facilities. Spend the overnight with dinner at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Dinner included.
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Marrakech city. You will start with a fresh morning visit to Jack Majorelle gardens, a peaceful spot in the Ville Nouvelle, contains botanic and exotic plants brought from all over the world, with dominating indigo blue to paint. You are going to visit the 19th Century Bahia Palace, built by the Grand Visir of Marrakech with its incredible mosaics and stucco and hear some interesting stories about his 4 wives and the 24 concubines!!. Admire the extraordinary architecture of Saadian Tombs, a royal necropolis of the 17th century. Spend some great time in the famous souks of Marrakech with different smells, colors, items before reaching the square of Jemaa lfana, a bustling place where snake charmers, monkeys, food stalls and musicians, the most animated square in Marrakech. The rest of the day is at leisure with overnight at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Breakfast included.
Marrakesh is a perfect entertaining destination offering attractions and leisure facilities for every taste and fancy. The city features magnificent gardens and modern entertaining complexes as well as scale shopping centers. Near the heart of the city there are popular scenic and well equipped golf centers enhancing facilities to fully enjoy the game and embrace the beauty of surrounding nature. Marrakesh also offers a rather rich night life and night entertainments choice for its guests. There are also center features the first class service and the visitors of the Hammam and Spa centers have a chance to enjoy a genuine Turkish bath. You can also discover the secrets of Moroccan cuisine by joining one of our popular cooking classes. Spend the overnight with breakfast at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast included.
After breakfast we depart from the imperial city Marrakech towards the medieval city of Fez. We cross the beautiful scenery of the middle Atlas. We arrive to the city of Beni Mellal for lunch before we reach the town of Azrou which is located up a steep hill through a variety of woods to the famed cedar forests inhabited by the Barbary Apes. Our trip continues alongside the trailing edge of the Cedar Forest to - Ifran - A Tidy, ordered and modern city, that feels more like Switzerland relocated to the Middle Atlas. Afterwards, we’ll travel through the appealing routes in the region. We arrive to the old city of Fez for the overnight with dinner at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Dinner & Breakfast included.
Today you will meet your local tour guide to explore the old medieval medina of Fez and the first imperial city, a real labyrinthine of more than 9000 alleyways and deserves to be the intellectual and cultural capital of the kingdom. You will start with a stop by the ornamented Royal Palace gate. Then, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the southern tower of Fes, and visit the cooperative of pottery where they make tiles and Moroccan mosaic. You will mingle with local people in the narrow streets full of articles, colors and donkeys carrying goods. You will see a lot of handcrafted items. We will explore one of the Koranic school (Medrassa), the Nejjarine fountain, and the Karaouine Mosque University. The leather tanneries, famous in Fes, is one the highlights of the tour, watching locals working on skins of goat, lamb, camel and cow, in small pits. You also will indulge yourselves with some special dishes of Fes cuisine. The rest of the day is at leisure with overnight at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Breakfast included.
Today is a day at leisure to choose your schedule. You can stroll through the alleys of the medina on your own or try some of the local activities such a cooking class on the morning. On the afternoon, you can just relax at your hotel or try a Hammam and Spa. Spend the overnight at the hotel or Riad.
Meals: Breakfast included.
Today we leave the medieval city of Fez to explore the other 17th century Imperial city Meknes. The tour will include the ramparts around the Medina and the tremendous gate of Bab Mansour (1732), the granary Sahrij Swani, grain and water storage and used as a barn for 12000 horses. Meknes has a big production of olive oil and olives and you will see an amazing verity of olives in the local market of square Lahdime. We continue towards the main capital Rabat named as the city of Gardens. It is a modern and traditional city, dynamic mix of ancient and modern culture and it is surrounded by colorful hills and mountains. The city itself is elegant with harmonious gardens, luxury stores, shops and flowers. It is a city where the bustling Medina (old city) still resembles the town created ages ago, and home to the minaret of the Hassan Tower. You will visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, the striking and evocative 12th century Kasbah of Oudaya with its beautiful white and blue buildings with a fantastic view over the Atlantic beach and Bouragrag River, and the ramparts of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. Afterwards, we depart towards the economic capital Casablanca for the overnight with breakfast at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast included.
Today depending on your flight time, you may visit the highlights of the fabled city of Casablanca, where an elegant blend of Art Deco and Neo-Moorish buildings line spacious avenues. You will visit the majestic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, and then we proceed with the favored Mohammed V square with a stroll alongside the Corniche Boulevard where the night life of the city lines up with private and public seashores. Depending on when your flight is scheduled, transfer to Casablanca international airport for your return flight with plenty of tales of Arabian and Berber days and nights.
* These are sample of Imperial cities itineraries, customizable for each customer, prices are on request and depend on dates, accommodations level and activities.
Explore hundreds of years of history as you tour the important imperial cities of Fes, Marrakesh and Meknes.
Feel the unique pulse of Africa in the mythical Djemaa el Fna square of Marrakesh where snake charmers, acrobats and story tellers breathe in the sweet aromas of spices wafting through the air.
Have a unique sensory experience in Fes, watching the dyeing skills of tanners on display as they use age old techniques to soak and dye skins.
Walk through cosmopolitan Casablanca, marveling at the stunning art deco buildings before heading to see the glory of the King Hassan II Mosque.
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.