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Categories Culture
Family & Friends
Duration 7 Nights/8 Days
Book Before: Dec 14, 2019

Summary

The cities of Fez, Meknes, Marrakesh and Rabat are collectively known as the imperial cities, and have all, at some point in Morocco’s history, been the capital; Rabat is the current holder. The oldest is Fez, first established as capital in the ninth century under Sultan Idriss II, a great-great grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. After the fall of his dynasty, the Almoravides took over, and Marrakesh became their capital; but Fez remained an important city, and has been capital twice since under different rulers. The Almohads took control in the 12th century and built a new city, Rabat, as their capital; this was replaced, during the rule of Morocco’s notorious sultan, Moulay Ismael, by Meknes. Rabat again became capital under the French protectorate, which began in 1912, and retained the title after independence.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest & Relax.

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Day 2 : Sightseeing of Casablanca, the business capital of Morocco. Visit the great Hassan II Mosque, Mohamed V square, the United Nations place, the central market, the habbous sector and the residential area of Anfa before strolling along the Aïn Diab coast dotted with swimming pools and restaurants. Departure to Rabat, the white imperial city. Visit of the administrative capital of Morocco with the Hassan tower, the Kasbah of Oudayas and the Medina. Late in the afternoon, check‐in at the hotel.

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Day 3 : Departure to Fez with visit of the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Continue to Meknes. Lunch in Meknes and visit of this city known as 'the Moroccan Versailles' which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. The sightseeing of Meknes will include Bab Mansour, the most preserved gate in Morocco, Hari Souani and the old medina. Arrival to Fez for check in at hotel.

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Day 4 : Sightseeing of Fez; the most ancient cultural and spiritual city of Morocco. Visit of the medieval medina, the Mederssa Attarine, the Karaouine mosque and the famous Nejjarine fountain. Afternoon, continuation of the visit through the old medina where the clients will see different craftsmen still operating in the old oriental tradition.

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Day 5 : Departure to Marrakesh crossing the region the middle Atlas and passing through Immouzer du Kander and Ifrane, a charming ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest. Stop at Beni‐Mellal for lunch and continuation to Marrakesh. Little by little will appear the red earth of the country contrasting with the clear blue sky and the eternal green palms. Check‐in at hotel.

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Day 6 : The entire day will be spent visiting Marrakesh, the second oldest imperial city known as the "Pearl of the South" with the Koutoubia, the Bahia Palace and the Menara gardens. Afternoon: Visit of the souks, the winding little streets and the Djemaâ El Fna place with its various and non‐stop entertainment: storytellers, snake charmers, fire‐eaters and more.

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Day 7 : Morning free at leisure for a final plunge into the atmosphere of Marrakesh or relaxation by the pool of the hotel. Afternoon: Departure to Casablanca for check‐in at hotel.

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Day 8 : Check out and transfer to the airport.

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Includes

Excludes

Halal Services

Bidet or Jet in the hotel washroom
Halal Meal
Halal Restaurants nearby
Mosque Visit
No Alcohol served
No nightclub in hotel
Not part of a gambling resort
Pray Facility

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