Tour from Casablanca to Marrakech via Fez

Day 1 : Casablanca – Rabat

Casablanca is the economic capital of Morocco. We arrange guided tours in the city, namely the Mohamed V Square, Central Market, the United Nations place and the big Mosque Hassan II. After the visit of the economic capital we go to the administrative capital of Morocco: Rabat, founded in 1150 and one of the four imperial cities. This tour includes: the Mechouar, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the gardens of Chellah, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum and Hassan Tower. Overnight in Rabat

Day 2 : Rabat – Meknes – Fes

The first part of the day is spent on a visit of the imperial city of Meknes. We visit the famous Bab El Mansour, Bab El Khamis, and the stables of Moulay Ismail. Outside Meknes is Volubilis, an ancient Roman site. Some 30 high quality mosaics are still in their original position. Then we drive to Moulay Idriss, the holy city which is a pilgrimage for some Moroccans. We continue our way to Fez where we overnight.

Day 3 : Fez

The city of Fez was founded in 789 and is thus considered as the oldest of the royal cities. It is a model example of an oriental city. The medina is UNESCO World Heritage. Fez was one of the capitals of Islamic culture and for centuries the political and intellectual capital of Morocco. The attraction is the variety of ancient crafts such as rugs, pottery and leather industry. It is a colorful city and fun to wander through the pedestrian streets of the medina. In the morning we visit the medina and souks, the Madrasa of Bou Inania or Attarine, Nejarine the place with its magnificent fountain decorated with mosaics. Lunch is served in a former palace in the medina. After lunch we visit the art museum Batha, the Royal Palace and the tombs Merenids where we also have a view over the city and its walls

Day 4 : Fes-Marrakech

After breakfast we depart for Marrakech via Ifrane, the famous ski resort situated in the middle of a cedar forest in the Middle Atlas. In a Konditorei you can enjoy pastries. At Beni-Mellal we have lunch. We pay a short visit to the Ain Assourdoune source and continue our way to Marrakech where we overnight

Day 5 : Marrakech

On this last day we visit Marrakech, situated at the foot of the High Atlas. This city is also called “red city” and is also known as the “Pearl of the South”. The city was founded in 1062 by the Almoravids. Our guided tour includes the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia mosque and the gardens of Menara. In the afternoon we walk through the souks and spice market and then witness the busy life on the Djemaa el Fna square, where several curiosities to be seen, such as snake charmers, storytellers, acrobats, water sellers and musicians and many stalls selling fresh orange juice. Around the square are numerous restaurants with a terrace on which you have a good view over the square

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