9 Days ex Casablanca
From the Imperial cities to the grandeur of the Sahara Desert discover the vibrant mix of cultures and contrasts that is Morocco. This remarkable journey takes you from Casablanca to the Imperial city of Fez and then to the enchantments of Marrakech. Staying in Riad properties carefully selected for their charm and authenticity where possible you will be travelling with your own private driver. The ideal tour to discover the very best of this exceptional country and come back from your holiday with memories of a lifetime.
Private transportation and private sightseeing as per itinerary
Day 1: Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco.
Morocco is a land so intrinsically beautiful and rich with heritage that the moment you step foot on it you feel completely transported to another time and place. The scenery varies from the pristine desert to the lush landscape of the Atlas Mountains in the south. A fascinating travel experience awaits...
On arrival into Casablanca you will be met after customs and immigration by a local operator and transferred to your hotel.
Refresh and depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the business capital of Morocco. Visit the exterior of the great Hassan II Mosque Mohamed V Square United Nations Place central market the Habbous district which is filled with souks selling a variety of items including pastries olives fabric shoes and antique shops. Continue to the residential area of Anfa with its colourful WWII history before strolling along the Aïn Diab Coast dotted with restaurants.
Day 2: Casablanca – Meknes – Volubilis – Fez (B)
Today you will be transferred to Fez. En route stop for a short visit of the Imperial city of Meknes. Moulay Ismail made Meknes the capital city of Morocco during his reign around 1700. Visit his mausoleum and his stables built for over 12,000 horses. Later drive to the hillside settlement of Moulay Idriss one of the country's most important spiritual sites and a place of pilgrimage as it is the site of the tomb of Moulay Idriss a prominent Moroccan saint in the late 8th century. Continue to the World Heritage Site of Volubilis, the largest and best preserved Roman site in Morocco particularly famous for its superb mosaic floors. Arrive in Fez in the evening.
Day 3: Fez (B)
Depart for a full day sightseeing tour of Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco. See the Medieval Medina, the Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the Nejjarine fountain, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque (from outside). Afternoon visit of the souks.