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Imperial cities from Casablanca – 8 days

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Travel Imperial Cities in Morocco 8 days : Casablanca – Rabat – Fes – Meknes – Marrakech

Day 1 : Casablanca

Flight to Casablanca. Arrival in Casablanca, customs formalities and meeting with our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Time available. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 : Casablanca – Rabat

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning orientation tour of Casablanca, with an external visit to the great Hassan II Mosque (entrances are not included). Departure for Rabat, stop for lunch and visit of the capital, with stops in Mechouar, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Tour Hassan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Rabat – Meknes – Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Meknes, an imperial city which for its beauty was defined as the Moroccan Versailles, founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail, a contemporary of Louis XIV. Meknes is made up of two agglomerations: on one side the Medina, which preserves the most beautiful gate in Morocco: Bab El Mansour, on the other side the new city. Lunch in the restaurant. Continuation to Fes, passing through Moulay Idriss, a holy city for Islam as it houses the remains of the first Muslim apostle in Morocco. Arrival in Volubilis, visit of the ruins which offer some splendid mosaics. This Roman city occupies an area of 40 hectares. Arrival in Fes and accommodation in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Fez

Breakfast at the hotel. The day will be entirely dedicated to visiting Fes, the oldest of the imperial cities, founded in 790 by Moulay Idriss II. Fes immediately became the main religious center of Morocco. Visit the medieval Medina, the Medersas (ancient Islamic religious universities) Bounanaia and Attarine, the Karaouine Mosque and the famous Neijarine fountain. We continue with a visit to the souks, one of the most beautiful and lively markets in Morocco. Lunch in a restaurant in the Medina. Continuation of the visit in the afternoon. Upon completion, return to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 5 : Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakech

After breakfast at the hotel, departure for Marrakech. During the journey we will cross the region of the Middle Atlas, passing through Immouzer du Kandar, a Berber city; the lake of Ait Aoua, a wonderful place to rest; Ifrane, a charming ski resort, located in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest; and Azrou, a Berber village known for its handicrafts. Stop for lunch in a restaurant in Beni Mellal. At the end continue to Marrakech. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel. The day will be entirely dedicated to visiting the city, nicknamed “The Pearl of the South”, founded in the 12th century by the Almoravid dynasty. Morocco’s founders left noteworthy palaces and gardens. Visit the Saadian Tombs, the Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia and the Bahia Palace. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit of the souk and stroll through the alleys of the city, where the sceneries are fascinating. Finally visit the famous Djemaa El Fna square, where the permanent show: snake charmers, fire eaters and artists of all kinds. Fantasia evening with dinner and show under the typical keidal tents. Overnight.

Day 7 : Marrakech Casablanca

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure to relax by the pool or for individual visits and activities. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon departure to Casablanca. Upon arrival, King Holidays offers you the opportunity to enjoy a traditional and relaxing Hammam & Moroccan scrub. Don’t miss it, a unique experience. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : Day Casablanca – Italy

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Casablanca airport. Return flights.

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