Morocco’s imperial cities immerse you in authentic beauty and display their contrasts in both the surreal and the sublime during this 13-day tour. Each imperial city has its own color and style, and all of them are breathtakingly observed on this itinerary. Chefchaouen perfectly complements the imperial city experiences by offering an interlude to the sights. This dreamy blue town is all about getting away from the rest of the world.
Casablanca – Along the Corniche
Casablanca stands on the Atlantic Ocean with the world’s largest minaret. Your riad will overlook this mesmerizing scene of one of Islam’s finest new buildings and the rhythmic rolling of the waves. After being greeted at the airport, you will transfer to your boutique guesthouse. Upon your arrival, you will be offered a welcoming glass of sweet mint tea before indulging in the iconic Casablanca view. Tomorrow will be dedicated to the sights and sounds of the city, but today will be left free. Locals begin to populate the Corniche in the hour before dusk, creating a lively and welcoming seafront atmosphere.
Casablanca – Islamic Architecture
Rabat – Domes and Souks of the City
Meknes – Morocco’s Lesser-Seen Imperial City
Fes – World Heritage Histories
Fes – The Largest Imperial City
Chefchaouen – Fes Food Tour
Day 8 - 10
Chefchaouen – Pure Relaxation
Marrakech – The Red Hamra City
Marrakech – Souks, Streets, and Secrets
Marrakech – Departure
- Surround yourself with blue with several days in Chefchaouen, which is a serene interlude to exploring the historical capitals
- Feast your eyes on Meknes, which has a legendary artisanal history
- Wander through the charming white city of Rabat and admire Islamic architecture from the old world
- Be immersed in Marrakech, which is a red imperial city that will give every one of your senses an experience
- Discover Casablanca, visit the Hassan II Mosque, find Roman history at Volubilis, and enjoy access to one of Islam’s most important places of pilgrimage
- Re-energize and reflect on the imperial cities with several days in Chefchaouen
- Get to know another side to Morocco with a private food tour in Fes
- Minimize travel time with private tours and well-planned travel, including a flight from Fes to Marrakech
Rivalry is often useful for cities if it promotes creativity and pushes boundaries for each city to distinguish itself. The story of Morocco is so extravagant that every city has its own color. Fes, the blue city, was the capital under many pre and post-medieval dynasties, and the red city, Marrakech, was capital during four different dynasties. Meknes is the green artisanal city, was founded in the 17th century, and was the capital under Ismail Ibn Sharif. Rabat is the current white capital that holds 900 years of history.
Of course, there’s more to Morocco than four cities. Other histories are included on this 13-day private tour. You can explore the Art Deco in Casablanca, visit the Islamic pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss, discover a Roman city at Volubilis, and escape into the Rif Mountains for a 3-day stay in Chefchaouen. Founded in the 15th century, hypnotic Chefchaouen brings a serene break from all the impressions. The buildings are painted blue, the streets are cobbled and pedestrianized, and the atmosphere is similar to a laid-back mountain getaway. This small and charming town provides a serene interlude to all the historical explanations, helping you to re-energize while experiencing Moroccan life.
Your handcrafted tour will be planned just for you with 12 nights in Morocco. You will fly into Casablanca, and your first day will be dedicated to the city’s old and new sights. The following day will be dedicated to Rabat and the next of Meknes. You will then stop in Volubilis and Moulay Idriss en route to Fes. Here, you have a couple of nights in the largest of the imperial cities before transferring to Chefchaouen the next afternoon for several days amid the blue. You will complete this luxury tour by flying from Fes to Marrakech for a couple of days of souks and secrets.
$10,395 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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