Arrival Casablanca - Rabat
Your Morocco in a week trip will begin when you arrive at Casablanca airport. You’ll be met by our driver and transferred directly to your hotel in Rabat 1 ½ hours away. Your Riad hotel for the next two nights is located near the old train station. The hotel has a typical Moroccan atmosphere and roof terrace where you can relax with a drink and watch the world go by. Once you’ve unpacked and freshened up, head out to explore the city.
Free time - Rabat
Today is yours to explore Rabat. The easiest way to get around the city is by the blue ‘petit taxis’ you’ll see driving around everywhere. Visit the impressive Kasbah Oudaias on the edge of the old part of the city (the medina) and then continue on foot. If you want to grab a cheap bite to eat, try the Bahia restaurant built within the city ramparts a little way up, it’s a great little find on this Morocco trip.
Rabat - Meknes
This morning you’ll travel to Meknes. Once you’ve checked out, simply cross the street to the train station. The train journey to Meknes takes about 2 hours and the rail service is excellent, comfortable and fast. From the station, take a petit taxi to your riad hotel, located in the historic part of the city. It also has one of the best restaurants in town so you won’t need to go far for a good meal this evening. You can spend the rest of the day wandering through beautiful imperial Meknes. Most of the sights are quite close together and it’s all easy to do on foot.
Meknes - Volubilis - Fes
After a tasty breakfast you’ll be picked up at the hotel by your driver, 45 minutes later you catch your first glimpse of the impressive ruins of Volubilis. This was the most remote city in the Roman Empire. If you want to know more about the ruins, you can hire one of the official guides waiting at the entrance. When you’re done exploring, it’s another 30 minute drive via the pilgrimage site of Moulay Idriss to what’s considered the most spectacular of the three imperial cities of Morocco: Fes. You’ll be dropped off at your cosy hotel in the Ville Nouvelle, the new part of Fes. Nearby you’ll find of shops, tea and juice stalls and of course a fine array of restaurants.
Free time - Fes
Day five of your Morocco imperial cities tour has been kept free for you to explore the fascinating city of Fes, known as the most authentic of Morocco’s Imperial Cities. It’s easiest to take a petit taxi to the medina in the old part of the city. This Medina is recognised as one of the finest in the world by UNESCO, and has been designated a World Heritage Site. The medina is divided into separate quarters, each with its own bakery, mosque, fountain and hammam. The tanneries in particular are well worth seeing.
Departure from Fes
Your imperial cities adventure ends today, and it’s time to make your way to your next trip.
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You can also choose to upgrade to riad hotels in Rabat and Fes during this Morocco tour. A riad is a historic merchant house with an inner courtyard and usually no more than five to ten rooms. Many of these historic houses have been transformed into small hotels, either in traditional style or very modern. Morocco is renowned for these unique little hotels. We’ve visited quite a few and selected the most atmospheric and affordable of the bunch.
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