You begin your Moroccan Imperial Cities visit in the enchanted capital city of Rabat. Rabat, the home to many historic monuments, replaced Fes as the capital of Morocco in 1912 when Morocco was turned into a French protectorate. Get your first taste of a Moroccan medina with a visit to the Oudaya Kasbah, built in the 16th and 17th centuries on ancient foundations. Travel outside the city walls to see the ancient city of Sala, the first city in Morocco to be built by the Berbers. One of the four imperial cities in Morocco (the others being Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat). Fes is also the most unspoiled and boasts the most enchanting souks. In Fes you can get a real feel for authentic Moroccan culture, and a visit to this city is not complete unless you take a walk around the historic Nejjarine Fountain and one of the many madrassas (Quranic schools) located around the town. Known as “the red city”, Marrakech is packed with beauty, charm and culture. Enjoy a view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque from almost any terrace in the city. Visit the many architectural attractions inside the medina, the old fortified city. The ornate El Bahia palace, with its gardens and tranquil courtyards, is a popular destination. Djemaa el Fna is the largest market in Morocco and the biggest square in Africa. Make sure to have a walk around the square in the evening when musicians, dancers, and story tellers fill the square. Wander around the many souks adjacent to Djemaa el Fna where you can buy everything from spices to shoes and teapots. Visit the famous Menara and Majerolle gardens or perhaps enjoy a ride on a traditional horse drawn carriage.
Price Per Person:
$3,740 Per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of this tour is based on an exchange rate valid as of October 25, 2011; Please note the price will be re-quoted based on current rates when final payment is due.