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Imperial Cities: 3-Day Trip from Marrakech to Chefchaouen

1. Imperial Cities: 3-Day Trip from Marrakech to Chefchaouen

Day 1: Marrakech – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Explore a quick city tour around Fez. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built from the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

2. Rabat: Full-Day Trip from Casablanca

Travel from Casablanca on a full-day trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The city tour begins at Dar El Makhzen, the Royal Palace, with a stop to admire the exterior. The palace houses the prime minister’s office, the Imperial College, the Ahl Fas mosque, a small racetrack and the barracks of the Black Guard. See the Mohamed V University and walk past the Hassan Tower. Visit the Mohamed V Mausoleum and marvel at the tiles decorating the walls of the burial chamber. Continue on to the Kasbah. Walk along the Rue des Consuls, the architecturally most interesting street. Browse the shops lining Souika Street, the busiest shopping street in Rabat’s medina.

Rabat: Walking Food Tour

3. Rabat: Walking Food Tour

Go on a 4-hour culinary expedition through the city of Rabat with a foodie tour guide. Come on an empty stomach and meet your local guide at Gare Rabat Ville. Begin walking through the winding streets of the Old Medina of Rabat, the beating heart of Moroccan culture. Listen to fascinating anecdotes regarding the history and traditions of food in the region, where the food is delicious, rich, and varied.   Meander through the city, stopping at more than 6 spots for tastings along the way. Taste fresh juice, dates, cheese, olives, fresh fruits, and mint tea. Your last stop will be to savor a tasty full meal in a traditional local restaurant.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

4. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Day 1 : Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3 : Fez After breakfast you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets and many other local crafts. For lunch you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4 : Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you'll make a short stop in Ifrane to enjoy a walk along the cascades. Relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head to Marrakech.  Day 5 : Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch break, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6 : Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

Rabat: Private Half-Day City Tour

5. Rabat: Private Half-Day City Tour

Meet your guide at the reception of your hotel or riad in Rabat at 9 AM and begin your private city tour. Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing experience in an air-conditioned vehicle that takes you to all the major historic sites in this green city. During your tour, visit Mohamed V Avenue, the Kasbah of the Udayas, the Royal Mausoleum, and Hassan Tower. Take a stroll in the medina and get a feel for local life. Once you've worked up an appetite exploring the city, savor a Moroccan lunch in a traditional restaurant. After the lunch break, get dropped off at your hotel, riad, or any location of your choice in Rabat.

From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

6. From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

After pickup from your hotel at 9:00, you will drive for 1.5 hours to reach the ancient city of Volubilis Sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Its most amazing features are the many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ, and it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. Enjoy a visit to this incredible ancient Roman city with its houses, baths, oilery, government buildings, and the scenic views it offers over the valley. Next, drive 40 minutes to  Meknes, where you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, explore the markets and narrow streets of the centuries-old Medina where you will visit Dar Jamaï Museum, built in 1882 by the powerful Jamaï family, two of whom were viziers to Sultan Moulay Al Hassan I, the palace building has been a museum since 1920. Its collection includes traditional ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and cedarwood craft. The Andalusian garden and courtyard are shady, peaceful spots dotted with orange trees. . You will also see the royal stables, the Bab Al Mansour Gate, and the main square. You will then be driven back to Rabat, where you will be dropped off around 6:30 PM.

From Rabat: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train with Guide

7. From Rabat: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train with Guide

Depart from Rabat Agdal railway station on a high-speed train to Tangier. Upon arrival, meet your driver and guide for the day who’s waiting for you just outside the train station holding a sign with your name. From here, begin your adventure around the fascinating city of Tangier and its surroundings, which has been a gateway between Africa and Europe since ancient Phoenician times. With your expert local guide, visit the Spartel Cape, a 1000 feet high promontory with breathtaking views across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Next, discover the wonders of Hercules' Caves and listen to the legends of this Greek hero who is believed to have rested here. The tour returns to the hustle and bustle of the city and onto the Kasbah and Old Medina. Wander around the vibrant shops, full of stunning craft work and handmade souvenirs. Visit the imposing Minaret, as well as the Grand Socco, a large marketplace which once accommodated famous artists and writers such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens, and Paul Bowles. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at the train station for your return ride to Rabat.

Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

8. Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

Explore the Imperial Cities souks, and monuments. See the impressive Hassan II Mosque, Old city of Rabat, Roman ruins at Volubolis, the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls and more on a 7 day tour. Head off to the Djemaa el-Fna, the centre square of the medina. Take a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Stroll through Majorelle Gardens and the peaceful site of the Menara Garden. Head to the coastal city of Casablanca. Walk around the Habous district with its small squares and maze-like narrow streets. Explore the colourful Habous Quarter, the Mehkma (Tribunal), the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque. Journey to the capital Rabat and visit the Royal Palace, Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. Drive to the Berber town of Meknes, before taking a short drive to the mediaeval city of Fez. Begin your guided tour of the Fes medina, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. Visit foundouk Najjarine which houses the ‘Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. See the Qaraouiyine mosque, which is both a university and a mosque situated in the heart of the Medina. Depart with a drive back to Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls, leading up to the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you can walk down along the cascades. Enjoy free strolling and shopping time in the old medina on your final day before departure at the airport.

Rabat: Cooking Class in a Family Home

9. Rabat: Cooking Class in a Family Home

If you want to get to know true Moroccan hospitality and experience some culinary indulgences, this cooking class at Haja’s home is perfect for you. A licensed and enthusiastic guide will accompany you during this 4-hour activity that is sure to be the highlight of your trip to Morocco.   Start by accompanying your guide to the local market. They will provide you with all kinds of explanations regarding the products you need, traditions, and customs. Feel free to ask questions and share your culinary experiences⁠—the more you interact, the more you’ll discover.   Then, arrive at Haja’s home, where she will welcome you with open arms. Over the next few hours, Haja will teach you how to cook a tasty meal of local dishes. Choose between a traditional Moroccan cooking class or a session of Moroccan pastries and cakes. Cooking with Haja is a unique social experience during which she’ll share stories about food, her family, and her life.   Once your masterpieces are ready, savor the real taste of Moroccan cooking around a lunch served with a lot of love.

Rabat: Local Food Discovery Guided Walking Tour

10. Rabat: Local Food Discovery Guided Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture through food on this guided walking tour of Rabat. Explore the Old Medina to uncover local hotspots. Eat a traditional meal and stop for street snacks as you make your way through this historic part of town. Meet your guide at the centrally-located Bab El Had square and begin your culinary adventure through the vibrant streets of the Old Medina. Follow your guide and listen to fascinating anecdotes about the history and traditions of food in the region. Explore the winding streets and make your way to different food stops. Taste the fresh juices, dates, cheese, olives, fresh fruit, and mint tea. End your trip with a hearty and fresh meal at an authentic restaurant which serves traditional dishes.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

For anyone coming to Morocco and wanting to book a tour. I recommend it to visit the cities described here!!! We are very satisfied with the tour itself especially the guide Younes who knew a lot and the driver Moncef who could guide us well in the atlas mountains with his driving skills, what a nice duo with whom you could laugh and they took us to the best and right places. The booking agency easy tranfers I am a little less satisfied with. We had arranged everything through the app get your guide and they wanted extra information to see that we came from Europe. We ourselves are Moroccan and found this very strange. All in all they apologized and upgraded our hotel to a four star. The guide and driver were on time and very relaxed.

This trip was excellent, I would 10/10 recommend. It’s a great way to explore Morocco within a limited time. Our driver, Soukayna was excellent. She made us extremely comfortable, was able to anticipate all our needs before we even vocalised them and made our long rides from city to city enjoyable. The accommodations (riads) we stayed at were beautiful and a great change from our hotel in Marrakech. All the tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We especially enjoyed our tour in Fez led by Khlafa who was beyond excellent and welcoming. It was a perfect trip.

Mr AbdulFatah is knowledgeable, mr Saeed Chauffeur kind and helpful, was a satisfactory tour Thanks for everything

Excellent tour perfectly organized with a very attentive and knowledgeable guide.

Great time spent with Adil, very attentive and very patient and cool!