Tour The Imperial Cities of Morocco
A Private Tour of Morocco in : 7 - days
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We'll show you the best of Morocco and its great Imperial Cities in just
a week , Combine with Tunisia
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days Edition Private touring and start
any day , or the 8 Day with the Sahara
out the 10-Day Version including a home hosted family dinner
1- CASABLANCA - Daily - Choose your own dates - Year Round
Arrive at Casablanca. Our staff greets you at Casablanca's Mohamed V Airport
and escorts you to your hotel. We'll drop our luggage, have a refreshing
cup of tea or coffee, then head out for a panoramic tour of the city
including the exteriors of Casablanca's majestic new Grand Mosque of
King Hassan II, second only to the Great Mosque at Mecca in size ,
before returning to your hotel .
2- Casablanca - RABAT -Meknes-Volubilis - FES - Very
Full Day (BD)
We'll drive on across the lush countryside to Rabat, Morocco's
capital and our first Imperial City, to visit the magnificent Mausoleum
of King Mohammed V, the historic Hassan Tower minaret, in the
afternoon we drive
through forests of cork oak trees, we continue on our way to
Meknès, the "youngest" of Morocco's four great imperial
cities surrounded by towering medieval walls. We visit the monumental
gateway of Bab el-Mansour in the city walls and the palace tombs
of Moulay Ismail before heading to Volubilis the forward Roman old
settlement that became once the capital of the Roman province of Mauritania
on to Fez, We reach Fez early evening , where we settle in for
the night and our dinner .
DAY 3- FEZ - (BD)
Oldest of the four Imperial Cities, Fez is endlessly fascinating. We tour
its medina (Old City) and souk (bazaar), stopping at the
gateway of the royal palace, the fortifications of the Kasbah,
the 9th-century Karaouine Mosque and University, the medersa
(theological college) of Bou Inania, the shrine of the city's founder
Moulay Idris II, and the Nejjarine Fountain. On the way
to our hotel, we enjoy panoramic city views from the heights overlooking
this fabled city.
4- AZROU, BENI-MELLAL - MARRAKECH (BD)
Out for mountain scenery, we take a leisurely drive along the flanks of
the mighty Atlas range via the charming village of Immouzzer du
Kandar, the lake of Daiet Aoua, the mountain Ifrane ski resort and town
of Azrou before descending to the Kasbah Tadla plain and
the fertile region surrounding Beni-Mellal. In the late afternoon
we arrive at the palm groves of Marrakech, the fourth of Morocco's
great Imperial Cities, to settle in at your hotel, Imperial Borj or Marrakech
Plaza or similar 5 stars hotels.
is included at a local home:
Meet the locals,
you may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family ( T
shirt , small souvenirs of your home town) : This
evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right
into the homes of some of the people of Marrakech l! You'll be invited
to a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties,
you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way of
life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your new
friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background. Once
the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that you have
more in common than you ever suspected. Of course, you may enjoy dinner
in a quiet restaurant with your travel companions, by letting us know
5 - MARRAKECH (BLD)
There is much to see in this great city which Winston Churchill called
"the most beautiful place in the world at sunset." We tour the
stately Koutoubia Minaret, the hidden tombs of the Saadian dynasty,
and Bahia Palace. In the afternoon, during our tour of the souk
(market), we see some of the age-old guild artisans at work. Finally,
we end up in famous Djemaa el-Fna square with its medieval circus
atmosphere of itinerant dancers, jugglers, acrobats, storytellers, soothsayers,
snake charmers, medicine men and public scribes. Finally,
you'll see the Menara pavilion and gardens , the Majorelle Botanical
Gardens of Yves Saint Laurent, planted with trees and flowers from all
over the world. Dinner is included at the hotel
6- MARRAKECH (BD)
Now that you've got your bearings, Marrakech is yours to explore as you
wish, Lonely Planet guidebook in hand. Evening folk show dinner
at Borj Bladi " Méchoui Roasted lamb cooked in Terracota oven
" including return transfers always on a private basis .
Add a tour to a nearby Berber village? please click here.
7- DEPARTURE (B)
Our local rep. escorts you to the airport for your flight.
to Essaouira ? Please click here .
are per person in US $
Category A hotels as listed.
For Dec 20 - Jan 10: Please add 10 % supplement to the rate
are per person in US $
are per person in US $
Rates for Category B hotels as listed
For Dec 20 - Jan 10: Please add 10 % supplement to the rate.
in Triple Occupancy
Children of 9 years of age or younger :
50 % discount. Infants : 2 years or younger : Pay only 10 %
Hotels ( or similar)
5 Stars Hotels
Modest 4 Stars
Farah Golden Tulip
accommodations, including all taxes and service charges, as indicated
(B) breakfast daily; set-menu Lunch (L) or /and dinner (D) as shown
in the itinerary.
air-conditioned vehicle for all your transportation throughout Morocco
as per itinerary with a private English speaking chauffeur.
private guide in major cities and private guided sightseeing tours as
indicated in the itinerary, including all entry fees .
transfers within Morocco , always on a private basis.
Planet guidebook to Morocco.
airfare to or from your home country
Upgrade to the Ultra Deluxe Category
Casablanca : Royal Mansour
Marrakech : Jardin de la Medina , or Jardin de la Kotoubia
Fez : Maison Blue , or Palais Jamai
Rabat : Villa Mandarine
or similar Deluxe Riad
Dec 20 - Jan 10: Please add 10 % supplement to the rate.
others say about our service in Morocco
Lebes (Berber greeting) or sbah ikheer (Arabic for good morning)!
Spring break is about over and it's back to work tomorrow. It will be
a shorter week at CAS for me because on Thursday I'll be leaving for
the Optimal Match Conference (SPED and Technology) in Rabat. Last year
attended the conference in Madrid, Spain. I'm eager to see if the teachers
from Rome, Paris, and Barcelona who I met last year will be attending
this year. It is great to network with other teachers and find out about
their programs plus hear about new and innovative strategies. The presenters
are from the US.
Paul is currently enroute between Casablanca and Amsterdam with arrival
due in the US at about 5:30 tonight and then back to work for him tomorrow.
We had a fantastic week of touring and seeing more of
Morocco - a truly remarkable country with beaches, mountains, deserts,
and everything in between in a relatively small area. Paul will send
from his email account a number of pictures which might give you an
our experiences this past week.
Trekking in the Amizimiz area while seeing the Atlas Mountains with
its picturesque landscapes and Berber villages was quite remarkable.
Our guide Said served us Moroccan tea and a lamb tagine for lunch in
home. As you can see from the photo they also decided to dress us up
in the typical Berber attire for lunch.
We continued on with the drive through the High Atlas Mountains crossing
through the Tizi N' Tichka Pass and descended down through the Draa
Valley stopping to see ancient Kasbahs (fortified palaces) and to the
caravan-town of Ouarzazate (movie site of The Mummy, Black Hawk Down,
Babel, Syriana, Lawrence of Arabia, etc.). Enroute we stopped to hike
up Ait Benhaddou and up the sandstone hill which has been the site for
a variety of movies including Gladiator. People still live in this UNESCO
World Heritage village including Uemna and her husband. She invited
us in to see her cave dwelling in the side of the hill and shared delicious
Our next two nights were spent in the desert. The first night was at
Zagora and in the middle of a sandstorm. Paul thinks that I probably
have never been so grouchy upon awaking in the morning after a night
spent trying to breathe while attempting to sleep in our nomad Berber
tent amongst a haze of blowing sand. I think that the sand is all out
of our ears by now. The next night after some fun camel riding we enjoyed
a night on the Merzouga Desert in a deluxe tent under the stars.
Both nights we had our own private concert with talented musicians and
dancers entertaining us with traditional Gnaouan music and delicious
It was interesting to study the information displayed on Paul's GPS
in the mountains, deserts, etc. In the photo you can see our Moroccan
friend and Paul discussing the merits of such equipment. We read in
of the tour books that it is difficult for tourists to locate their
reserved auberges (lodging accommodations) or tent sites and that they
are encouraged to call ahead for the GPS coordinates in order to locate
the correct place in the Sahara Desert.
Riding out into the golden dunes near Merzouga on camels to see the
sunset was so much fun while watching four-wheel-drive vehicles zipping
up and down the sand dunes (some in preparation for the Dakar Rally).
All too soon it was time to start the travel back to Casablanca via
On one of our stops we fed peanuts to the Barbary apes near Ifrane.
Staying in the Riad Dar Al Andalous was an experience of seeing more
of the history and culture of Fez. Here we had one more example of the
challenges of communication in a foreign country. Paul asked if he should
pay for a Coca Cola and before he knew it he was being enthusiastically
escorted into the kitchen to meet the 'cook' (Coke).
Living and visiting in an international setting is truly an exciting
and stimulating experience.
A week after leaving Casablanca via train we arrived back in Casa with
our very informative and helpful driver Hamid. Now, we have the memories
and the pictures (and a few souvenirs) to enjoy of this
adventure in another area of incredible Morocco.
Our time in Morocco is fast approaching an end with one last trip
before returning home to Minnesota. At this point we are thinking of
exploring more of Spain and the Moroccan coast of the Mediterranean.
M'a ssalama (goodbye - Arabic)
Paul and Dixie
Trip Review on Trip Advisor :
reviews: 5“ Travel In Style tours (San Francisco) is fantastic
May 27, 4:56 PM
We just completed a month long deluxe trip to Morocco, Egypt and Jordan
and used Travel In Style, San Francisco, for all three countries. Their
services were extra-ordinary. They work closely with you to tailor the
trip to your specifications and are very flexible. In each country we
were met promptly at the airport -- in Egypt and Jordan even inside
customs! -- by a tour representative and taken to our car for transport
to our hotels. Guides and drivers were personable and knowledgeable.
When a small glitch arose in Cairo and I e-mailed the local rep and
Omar at Travel In Style in San Francisco, the local Cairo rep called
me twenty minutes later! Omar had received the e-mail and immediately
telephoned the local agency to make sure everything was handled promptly
and to our complete satisfaction. We are experienced travelers, but
I am still amazed at the level of service we received. Highest recommendations.