Nothing could be more representative of Morocco's captivating qualities than its Majestic Imperial Cities Cultural tour. With a powerful history, thousands of years old, exceptional cultural and social diversity, and immeasurable intellectual depth visiting Morocco with a small group of travelers like yourself. Explore on this Morocco cultural tour the cities of Rabat, Volubilis, Meknes, Moulay Idriss, Fez, the Atlas Mountains, and the enticing Marrakech. Travel on this Morocco overland cultural tour escorted by well-trained guides who will share with you cultural Morocco in-depth, Morocco's distinctive nature enriches all who experience it. Explore Morocco History, Culture, Architecture, and Arts with a small group, or call on us to personalize a private Morocco customized tour just for you. Your Morocco cultural tour starts in Casablanca, then travel overland to Rabat, visit Rabat then transfer overland to Meknes, Volubilis, Moulay Idriss Zerhoune, and overnight in Fez. Visit Fez then overland to Ifrane and Azrou in the Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech on the same day.
You will be for three nights and two full days exploring Marrakech with your local guide before you end your tour at the Airport of Casablanca. This cultural small group to Morocco is done reverse visiting all the highlights mentioned in this itinerary. Join in the spirit of cultural traveling one of our best Morocco tours scheduled for 2021 and 2022 with frequent departures. The best price and excellent accommodation on this Morocco tour are guaranteed.
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Included / Excluded
- Six nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
- Services of English-speaking guides and tour leaders
- Entrance fees to monuments and museums
- Hotel tax and service charges
Day 1: Casablanca – Rabat
You will find our representative waiting for you upon your arrival at Casablanca airport where your Morocco cultural group tour gathers. Meet your Morocco small group, from there, you will travel to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, an imperial city with an incredibly rich history, which it has accumulated over the centuries along with a variety of architectural styles and a legacy second to none. You will spend the afternoon with our special guide viewing the many monuments and neighborhoods the city has to offer, including the Mellah (Jewish quarter), the Mohamed V mausoleum, the Oudaya Kasbah, the Andalous gardens, and other sites of interest, ending your day with dinner at the Hotel.
Day 2: Volubilis – Meknes – Fez
After breakfast, your overland small group cultural tour to Morocco proceeds to Fez. Our day will culminate with your arrival in Fez, traveling through the Roman capital of Northwestern Africa, Volubilis. In addition, you will pay a visit to Moulay Idris, a venerated citadel founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w.s). It is considered both the cradle of Sufism to Moroccan society, as well as the first Islamic capital for the premier Arab dynasty. Created primarily for the indigenous population, Moulay Idris has become a central destination for those who cannot afford to make the pilgrimage to Mekkah for the Hajj duty. Your day will conclude with sightseeing in Fez, including the ramparts, the gates and the Borjes (Moorish Forts), and finally, festive dinner at your hotel.
Day 3: Fez
You will spend your day with the best local guide exploring the majestic city of Fez, beginning with visits to the Mellah, a historic Jewish quarter with its maze of extraordinary architecture of medieval Moorish style, the King’s palace, and the Bat’ha Museum of Moroccan Arts. The remainder of your morning will be spent on a walking tour of the Medina, a walled city with a maze of medieval twisting alleys, blind turns, mosques, shrines, fountains, workshops, and numerous markets. You will break for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant and will continue to explore and shop for the remainder of the afternoon, ending with dinner at your hotel.
Day 4: Fez – Azrou – Khenifra – Marrakech
You will spend your day en route to Marrakech with your knowledgeable tour leader, traveling through Ifrane, across the middle Atlas Mountains, and pausing for lunch on the road before descending the foothills overlooking the magnificent oasis of Marrakech Alhamra, a city that captivates the imagination and provides satisfaction for every possible taste. Your tour guide will elaborate on many aspects of landscapes and natural makeup of areas you are traveling through with your small group tours. This expedition will include visits to Berber villages, scenic views, and traditional markets. You will conclude your day with dinner at your hotel.
Day 5: Marrakech
You will spend your day exploring the majesties and wonders of Marrakech, including a visit to the historic Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, which reflects the image of a beautiful Moorish edifice. The construction, built in 1866, was designed for the dignitaries, so that they could enjoy glorious sunsets with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains providing an ethereal backdrop. The pool is also an innovative, functional irrigation system belonging to an ancient architectural style adapted to the desert lifestyle. In addition, you will visit several impressive sights, including the Koutoubia Minaret (identical to la Giralda, a tower located in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadian tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its greatest. The tombs, a collection of sixteenth century mausoleums, were hidden behind walls until their discovery in 1917. Lunch will take place at your hotel, and the afternoon will consist of a tour of the colorful souks (markets) of Marrakech. After a drink at sunset, overlooking the bustling Jamaa El Fna Square, you will conclude your day with dinner at a typical Moroccan restaurant including local entertainment.
Other interesting sights will include:
- The museum of Dar Si Said, equipped with a display of Berber arts and crafts from all over Morocco.
- The remains of the Badii Palace, a historical monument which is host to the Annual National Festival of Popular Art, beginning the second Friday in June.
- The Bahia Palace, which exemplifies Moorish splendor at its finest. It is situated in the heart of the Mellah, and continues to host dignitaries to this day.
Day 6: Marrakech
Your full guided day with your private small group tour will be spent continuing your exploration of Marrakech, including a visit to the botanical gardens. The gardens, initially designed by a well-known painter, Mr. Majorelle, was remodeled by their owner, designer Yves Saint Laurent. Other activities will include shopping in the colonial district, Guelize, and festive dinner at your hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech – New York
We will drive you from Marrakech Airport to Casablanca where you will check-in for your international back home having achieved a memorable Morocco Cultural Experience. Come back and visit us again on one of our Morocco cultural small group tours in the future.