Imperial Cities

Per person

7,700 Mad

9 nights – 10 days

The imperial cities of Morocco are the cities designated as capitals,  at different times by different monarchs from Moroccan dynasties: Idrissides, Almoravides, Almohades, Merinides, Saadians and Alawites.

Morocco has four imperial cities: Fez, founded by Sultan Idrisside Idriss I, Marrakech, founded by the Almoravide Sultan Youssef Ibn Tashfin, Rabat, founded by the Almohade Sultan Abd al-Mumin, Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the dynasty of Almoravides under the reign of the Alawite Sultan Ismail Ben She


Day 1: Casablanca

Arrival in Casablanca. Visit of the city (according to arrival time), overnight stay and half-board in hotel (4-star).


Day 2: Casablanca Essaouira (380 km/4h30)

Casablanca, a city made famous by the eponymous film, is the most important economic metropolitan city in Morocco. Visit the Hassan II mosque, and continue on to Essaouira, travelling along the coast.

Overnight stay and half-board in hotel (4-star).


Day 3: Essaouira

Day dedicated to the exploration of the city of Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador (name of Phoenician origin, meaning “small fortress”). The city is an exceptional example of the cities fortified in the middle of the 18th century, surrounded by a Vauban-style mural.

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Overnight stay and half-board in hotel (4-star).

Day 4: Essaouira, Marrakech (190 km/2h50)


Following breakfast, departure for Marrakech.

Arrival in Marrakech around noon, room setup.

Afternoon dedicated to visit of the red pearl of the south, the birthplace of some dynasties, and the grave of many others. Various local markets selling spices, fruit, henna, and much more. You can also enjoy the indigenous and Berber artisanal pieces, products crafted of silver and potteries, jewelry, drapes and carpets.

Visit of the Majorelle gardens, one of the city’s greatest wonders. A perfect harmony of vibrant colors, a variety of plant species, and the pleasant calm fascinate many visitors.

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Of the multitudes of palaces of museums, those visited will be the Bahia palace, the Dar-Si-Said museum, and the Ben Youssef madrassa.

Overnight stay and half-board at hotel (4-star).


Day 5: Marrakech

The famous Jamaa Lfna square. It is a touristic hotbed which continues to attract over a million visitors.
You’ll enjoy entertainment by snake charmers, monkey trainers, storytellers, musicians and other popular forms of art (games, henna designs, etc.)

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“The Cultural Space of Jemaa el-Fna” was included by UNESCO in 2001 as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, a meeting point for people of the desert and mountains.

Also of interest are the nearby souks and bazaars.

Dinner and Fantasia show at Chez Ali.

Overnight stay at hotel (4-star).


Day 6: Marrakech – Beni Mellal – Fès (530 km/5h40)

Following breakfast, departure for Fès through Beni Mellal.

Crossing of the Middle Atlas, a woodsy region.

Arrival in early evening, and room setup.

Overnight stay and half-board at hotel (4-star).


Day 7: Fès

Day dedicated to visiting Fès

Fès is currently the third-largest city in Morocco in terms of population. It was formally established at the end of the 8th century, under the reign of Idriss I. Its medina, the oldest and largest in the world, and a model example of an eastern city, is under UNESCO protection. It has remained unchanged since the 12th century. The deep blue of its ceramics is a token characteristic of Fès. Its international past makes it a capital of the Arab-Muslim civilization along with Damas, Baghdad, Cordoba, Tlemcen, Grenada, etc.

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Fès, for many centuries, was the political and intellectual capital of Morocco. Fès has retained many vestiges of its glorious past.

Day entirely dedicated to the visit of the City of Kings, the spiritual capital of Morocco throughout many dynasties. There are many buildings to visit, including some resilient fortresses, madrassas, and of course, the famous souks in the medina. A must-see in particular is the tanners’ souk, of which famous photographs have traveled the world.

Overnight stay and half-board at hotel (4-star).


Day 8: Fès – Meknès – Rabat (200 km/2h15)

Following breakfast, depart for Volubilis, the first Roman capital in Africa, where one can admire Roman ruins.

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Depart for Meknès, fortress of the King Moulay Ismail, famous for its magnificent doors and ramparts. Visit of the city and historical monuments.

Dinner and half-board at hotel (4-star).


Day 9: Rabat

Following breakfast, visit the most important monuments in Rabat, such as the Hassan Tower, the Mohammed V mausoleum, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Royal Palace, and the necropolis of Chellah.

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Lunch break, then departure for a visit of the city of Salé, which is separated from Rabat by the Bouregreg River.

Overnight stay and half-board at hotel (4-star).


Day 10: Rabat Casablanca (120 km/1h20)

Transfer to Mohammed V International airport

End of TERRATOUR services



7.700 dhs per person sharing a double room.

1.800 dhs single supplement


Included in this  program:

Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels

Meals mentioned in the program

Access to the air-conditioned tourist vehicle

Entrance fee at tourist sites included in the itinerary


Not included

Drinks at meal time

Flight bookings

Unspecified lunch breaks on the itinerary

Camel rides

Tips and gratuities

Personal expenses

Please note: the rates communicated are valid subject to availability, at the time of confirmation.

  • International flight is not included on this tour. Our Terratour team is at your disposal to help you book your flight.
  • The circuit is available for individual and groups