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From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

1. From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

Join a 3-day tour from Marrakesh that covers the highlights of Morocco's historic imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide, and spend 2 nights in a comfortable hotel. Day 1: Marrakech – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Enjoy a quick city tour around Fez before heading to your half-board hotel for the night. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built in the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools, and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Spend the night in a local riad. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

2. Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

Travel from Casablanca on a full-day trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The city tour begins at Dar El Makhzen, the Royal Palace, with a stop to admire the exterior. The palace houses the prime minister’s office, the Imperial College, the Ahl Fas mosque, a small racetrack and the barracks of the Black Guard. See the Mohamed V University and walk past the Hassan Tower. Visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum and marvel at the tiles decorating the walls of the burial chamber. Continue on to the Kasbah. Walk along the Rue des Consuls, the architecturally most interesting street. Browse the shops lining Souika Street, the busiest shopping street in Rabat’s medina.

Rabat: Private Half-Day City Tour

3. Rabat: Private Half-Day City Tour

Meet your guide at the reception of your hotel or riad in Rabat at 9 AM and begin your private city tour. Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing experience in an air-conditioned vehicle that takes you to all the major historic sites in this green city. During your tour, visit Mohamed V Avenue, the Kasbah of the Udayas, the Royal Mausoleum, and Hassan Tower. Take a stroll in the medina and get a feel for local life. Once you've worked up an appetite exploring the city, savor a Moroccan lunch in a traditional restaurant. After the lunch break, get dropped off at your hotel, riad, or any location of your choice in Rabat.

From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

4. From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

After pickup from your hotel at 9:00, you will drive for 1.5 hours to reach the ancient city of Volubilis Sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Its most amazing features are the many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ, and it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. Enjoy a visit to this incredible ancient Roman city with its houses, baths, oilery, government buildings, and the scenic views it offers over the valley. Next, drive 40 minutes to  Meknes, where you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, explore the markets and narrow streets of the centuries-old Medina where you will visit Dar Jamaï Museum, built in 1882 by the powerful Jamaï family, two of whom were viziers to Sultan Moulay Al Hassan I, the palace building has been a museum since 1920. Its collection includes traditional ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and cedarwood craft. The Andalusian garden and courtyard are shady, peaceful spots dotted with orange trees. . You will also see the royal stables, the Bab Al Mansour Gate, and the main square. You will then be driven back to Rabat, where you will be dropped off around 6:30 PM.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

5. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Embark on a 6-day trip around Morocco and discover everything that the country has to offer. Depart from Casablanca and enjoy the unique opportunity to explore ancient cities, historic monuments, and natural landscapes. Enjoy accommodation in 4-star hotels and breakfasts included. Day 1: Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city at 14h, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2: Rabat - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, drive towards the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3: Fez After breakfast, you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets, and many other local crafts. For lunch, you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4: Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a walk down along the cascades, relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech. Overnight stay in Marrakech. Day 5: Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6: Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities 6-Day Trip with B&B Lodging

6. From Marrakech: Imperial Cities 6-Day Trip with B&B Lodging

Embark on a 6-day journey to the majestic Imperial Cities of Marrakech. gasp at imposing monuments, medieval ruins, and mesmerizing waterfalls as you explore Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, and more. Enjoy tours of every location you visit and overnight accommodation with daily breakfast. Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech Arrive in Marrakech, a vibrant and colorful city in Morocco known for its bustling souks, historic palaces, and traditional gardens. Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel to prepare for the rest of the trip. Day 2: Marrakesh Join a full-day tour of Marrakech, including the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, and Bahia Palace. Visit the souks, traditional Moroccan markets where you can find everything from spices and textiles to pottery and jewelry. After a short lunch break (lunch not included), continue to the Jardin Majorelle and Menara Gardens. See a large pond, olive groves, and sweeping views of the Atlas Mountains. Day 3: Casablanca Experience the beauty of Morocco on a tour that takes you from the vibrant city of Marrakech to the coastal metropolis of Casablanca. Upon arrival in Casablanca, embark on a guided tour of the city and some of its most important landmarks. Visit the iconic Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and a masterpiece of modern Islamic architecture. Continue to the Habous Quarter, a charming neighborhood known for its traditional architecture and lively souks. Day 4: Rabat and Volubilis On day four, the tour from Casablanca to Fez via Rabat and Volubilis is a unique opportunity to explore two of Morocco's most historic sites. Upon arrival to Rabat, discover the Royal Palace, the Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. These landmarks offer a glimpse into the city's rich cultural heritage and its role as a political and cultural center of Morocco. After exploring Rabat, visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating back to the 3rd century B.C. Volubilis is one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa and offers an inspiring glimpse into the region's history. End your tour exploring the remains of an ancient city, including the Capitoline Temple, the Basilica, and the houses of wealthy citizens. Stay overnight in Fez. Day 5: Fez Start your Fez city tour, a comprehensive exploration of one of Morocco's most historic and cultural cities. The tour will take you through the ancient Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to discover the narrow streets and explore the area's monuments and landmarks. Visit the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Dar Batha Museum, and the Bou Jeloud Gardens, then go see traditional crafts being made at the local souks, such as pottery and leather goods. This tour is perfect for history and culture enthusiasts, as it offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of Fez. Stay another night in Fez. Day 6: Departure On your last day in Fez, enjoy a seamless airport transfer according to your flight departure.

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What people are saying about Rabat

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

It is a worthwhile trip, we enjoyed it very much. There are many days and hotels and transfers, local guides. I imagine it is very difficult to organize the logistics of all this. We just didn't like the first day's guide that just focused on taking us into stores to buy stuff and earn commissions. He didn't take a break for lunch, he didn't stop by the souks around Jemaa El Fna square and he also removed the Menara Garden from the itinerary on his own. I suspect he removed the Menara Garden as it is a public garden and he earns no commission from it. We had lunch at 4 pm and we were starving. Apart from that, the rest was very nice, we got to know many things even in Morocco and I can say that it was worth it. Hotels are good, everything functional. I would do it again and recommend it. Points for the Dino guide.

It was a great experience of a private road trip. Our car driver/ tour guide took really good care of us. He kept telling various facts about life in Morocco, stopped whenever required for a break and whenever there was a perfect Photo stop. And, yes clicked pictures for you too. The two riads that were booked as a part of this tour were very good as well. He also addressed special requests of food requirements (like vegetarian for us). Most importantly, he was always on time. The tour was a complete value for money and would highly recommend.

The tour was very intense and interesting, we saw many places always accompanied by our driver Rida, always kind, very nice, and attentive to our needs, and by various very competent guides. We recommend this tour to everyone!

This is a must do on any trip to Casablanca! My driver REDA, who also drove the trip to Rabat is fantastic and beyond helpful and accommodating. If you get the early AM or late afternoon (sunset) the pictures are awesome!

If you do not have much time to cover all over Morocco, this activity would be one of the most recommended to cover few best cities in just 3 days & its really worth every penny!