10 Day Imperial Cities History Immersion


10 Days/9 Nights of Morocco's Imperial Cities

Discover the history of Morocco’s ruling families with visits to the cities that served as the seat of power from the first dynasty in Fes to the current capital of Rabat. Includes visits to the 4 major imperial cities: Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, and Rabat. You'll also visit Morocco's Blue Pearl, Chefchaouen, and the laid back beach city of Essaouira. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life and have a passion for history, this is for you!


Trip Summary

2018 Dates and Prices
  • March 3 - 12:
    $1660 USD Per Person
    $350 USD Single Supplement
  • May 19 - 28:
    $1826 USD Per Person
    $385 USD Single Supplement
  • June 30 - July 9:
    $1660 USD Per Person
    $350 USD Single Supplement
  • September 1 - 10:
    $1826 USD Per Person
    $385 USD Single Supplement
  • November 17 - 26:
    $1660 USD Per Person
    $350 USD Single Supplement
Daily Itinerary
  • Day 1: Welcome to Morocco (Marrakech)
  • Day 2: Marrakech
  • Day 3: Marrakech - Fes
  • Day 4: Fes
  • Day 5: Fes - Volubilis - Meknes
  • Day 6: Meknes - Chefchaouen
  • Day 7: Chefchaouen - Rabat
  • Day 8: Rabat - Essaouira
  • Day 9: Essaouira
  • Day 10: Transfer to Marrakech (Departure)
  • Ground Transfers to/from Airport (Marrakech)
  • Private Transportation
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Guided tour of Marrakech
  • Guided Tour of Fes
  • Guided Tour of Volubilis
  • Guided Tour of Meknes
  • All Entrance Fees
  • 9 Nights of Accommodations
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • Airfare to/from Morocco
  • Meals other than specified
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Marrakech
Day 2: Marrakech Immersion!
Day 3: Marrakech to Fes
Day 4: Fes Immersion!
Day 5: Fes – Volubilis – Meknes
Day 6: Meknes - Chefchaouen
Day 7: Chefchaouen – Rabat
Day8: Rabat - Essaouira
Day 9: Essaouira Immersion!
Day 10: Transfer to Marrakech and Bon Voyage!


Whenever possible, we prefer to use locally owned and operated accommodations that are hand picked by us.  The following list represents our preferred accommodations for this tour, but these may change depending on the group size and availability.  Substitute accommodations will be at least the same level of comfort as the ones listed below. 


Marrakech: Riad Mabrouk

This fabulous riad will be your meeting point for this tour.  Located in the medina and a 1 minute walk from Jemaa El F'na, this traditional guest house boasts amazing views of Marrakech from its rooftop terrace.  The rooftop terrace is also where you'll find a dipping pool -- perfect for cooling off after a long day of discovering Morocco.  No need to save leg power to climb steps -- the newly installed elevator will make getting to the terrace and your room a breeze.   Speaking of your room, the guest rooms all have air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, and a television.  The en suite bathrooms are furnished with toiletries and hair dryers.  And since there is free wifi, you'll be able to post all of your photos of magical Marrakech.

There We love staying here.  The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the service for our adventurers is impeccable.  It is the perfect place to start your Morocco Immersion!

Fes: Riad Al-Makan

Your immersion into the history of Fes will be complete when you return to this 17th century traditional riad.  Ideally situated inside the medina near the famous Blue Gate, this gorgeous riad serves as your home base for exploring the winding alleys of this ancient city.  And don't worry... you will be able to enjoy the traditional Moroccan features from hand-carved wood and plaster to mosaic tiles without giving up modern conveniences like air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, and free wifi!  The riad also features a sun terrace with breathtaking views of the city.

Meknes: Riad D'or

This fabulous riad is located in the heart of the UNESCO designated medina of Meknes.  Originally built in 1791, this recently renovated riad maintains its traditional charm and provides comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms and free wifi.  The riad terrace offers a perfect place to relax with a rooftop pool and a panoramic view of the city.

Chefchaouen: Hotel Al-Khalifa

This boutique hotel situated on a hill just outside of the medina offers panoramic views of this beautiful small city.  Just a 10 minute walk from the main square, this warm and friendly guest house provides an excellent base for your Chefchaouen explorations.  And, like all of our accommodations, the rooms are clean and comfortable and include en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Free wifi is also available here.  

Rabat: Hotel des Oudaias

This charming hotel originally opened in 1918 as L’Hôtel des Oudaias dit Transatlantique and is itself immersed in the history of the current capital city of Rabat.  Hotel amenities include free wifi and air conditioning.  The en suite bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers, bathrobes, and even slippers.  Situated just a couple of blocks away from the Kasbah of the Udayas with many shops and restaurants within walking distance, the terrace boasts amazing views of the Kasbah, the ocean, and the Bou Regreg River.  The interior with its mix of traditional Moroccan and French aesthetic won't disappoint either.  

Essaouira: Riad Ben Atar

Located in the heart of the medina, this traditional Moroccan riad is just a short walk away from both the beach and the shops of the medina.  The rooftop terrace furnishes a place to relax and enjoy the breeze with spectacular views of the medina and the sea.  The comfortable rooms are a great place to unwind after a day of exploring.  Rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms and televisions and there is free wifi that is accessible throughout the riad.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions about this tour and visiting Morocco. If you don't see the answer to your question, feel free to give us a call or contact us using the form below.


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