Morocco Round Trips

Royal Cities of Morocco - 8 Days

From the Atlantic coast you travel to the cultural heart of the country - to the royal cities of Rabat, Meknes and Fes. Along the Middle Atlas Mountains, the journey continues south towards Marrakech. There is probably no other country in the world where you will experience so much diversity and fascination in such a short time as on this journey.

Houcine Hroura

Your private guide in Morocco.
Tel: +212 625 744010
E-Mail: info@beauty-of-morocco.com

Travel info

Price per person:
Please contact us for an individual offer

Group size:
Individual trip from 2 persons bookable at any time

Option:
Group trip (6-16 people) at fixed travel times, see below for dates

Collection:
Casablanca

Return:
Marrakech

Travel worlds:
Sightseeing ✭ Royal Cities

Services:

Included:

Complete organisation of the trip, i.e. accommodation, transport, authorised driver and tour guide
Transport from/to Marrakech airport
Breakfast/dinner

Excluded:

Flights from destination country, travel insurance
Alcoholic beverages, tips

Prices:

Please contact us for an individual offer.

Prices depend on the season and group size.

Travel times:

Travel times for groups:

2024:

23 - 30 March
13 - 20 April
17 - 24 August
28 September - 5 October

Individual trips can be booked at any time

Your program:

ROYAL CITIES OF MOROCCO - 8 DAYS

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Day 2: Casablanca - Royal cities Rabat and Meknes
Day 3: Meknes - Roman settlement Volubilis
Day 4: Fès
Day 5: Fès - Bin el Ouidane
Day 6: Bin el Ouidane - Ouzoud Waterfalls - Marrakech
Day 7: Marrakech
Day 8: Departure from Marrakech

During this trip you will experience:

  • A comprehensive impression of the different landscapes and cities of Morocco
  • Morocco's stately royal cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fès and Marrakech
  • Breathtaking mosques
  • Colorful medinas and souks, labyrinths of streets
  • Amazing Moroccan cuisine
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca

Welcome at Casablanca airport by the tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca - Royal cities of Rabat and Meknes

After breakfast you visit the famous Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca from the outside.
The journey continues along the Atlantic coast to the capital of the country, Rabat. The city wall, built as early as the 12th century, surrounds the city's medina. During a guided city tour you will see the Kasbah of the Oudaïas, the Hassan Tower, the old mosque and the mausoleum of Hassan V. The drive continues to the royal city of Meknes, famous for its 40 km long city wall and the ornate city gate Bab Mansour.

Journey time: 240 km, 4 h

Day 3: Meknes - Roman settlement Volubilis - Fès

The day begins with a guided tour of Meknes. You will visit the impressive granary and the mausoleum (exterior view) of the important Sultan Moulai Ismail.

You will continue to the archaeological site of Volubilis, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. After a guided tour of the monuments and well-preserved mosaics from Roman antiquity, the drive continues to the oldest of the country's four royal cities - Fès.

Journey time: 100 km, 2,5 h

Day 4: Fès

The old town of Morocco's third largest city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. The medina of Fès houses a number of sights which you will explore today. The tour starts on a nearby hill from where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the old and new city of Fès. You will visit the impressive entrance gates of the Sultanate Palace "Dar el-Makhzen" before heading through the blue city gate "Bab Bau Jeloud" into the maze of alleys of the medina. The individual quarters hold impressive mosques, bustling handicraft workshops, spice markets, Koranic schools and shops. The colors, smells and sounds are unique. At the end of the city tour, you will arrive at the tannery quarter, where animal skins are dyed and dried using traditional methods. 

The rest of the day is free for further exploration.

Day 5: Fès - Bin el Ouidane

Driving southwest on spectacular serpentine roads, you will cross the stunning Middle Atlas Mountains, passing Berber villages and cedar forests. Not far from Beni Mellal, you will arrive at the Bin el Ouidane reservoir, where you will spend the night in a hotel with a magnificent view of the lake.

Journey time: 350 km, 6,5 h

Day 6: Bin el Ouidane - Ouzoud waterfalls - Marrakech

After a morning boat trip across the shimmering green-blue lake with magnificent views of the surrounding Atlas Mountains, you set off towards Marrakech. On the way you will stop at the impressive Ouzoud waterfalls. Continue to the royal city of Marrakech, also called the "Pearl of the South".

Journey time: 190 km, 3 h

Day 7: Marrakech

Today is free to explore the "Red City". A city guide will accompany you to the Koutoubia Mosque (exterior view), the Bahia Palace and the "Bab Agnaou" gate. You will drift through the lively alleys of the medina until you reach the end of your guided tour at the famous market square Djemma el Fna, where cookshops, musicians and jugglers conjure up a mystical atmosphere. The rest of the day is free for further exploration at your own leisure: a stroll through the Jardin de Majorelle or a visit to a traditional hamam in the medina. 

Day 8: Departure from Marrakech

The next day you will be collected from your riad and transferred to the airport.