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Imperial Cities Tour

Day 1 : Casablanca

If you arrive early in the morning, feel free to enjoy the beautiful city at leisure with its decorated French buildings and old medina. Do not forget to visit one of the second largest mosques in the world (Hassan II). You can stay one night in Casablanca.

Day 2 : Casablanca - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez

In the morning, your English speaking driver will take you to Meknes, one of the Moroccan imperial cities. You will start your visit by Heri Essouani, the granaries of Moulay Ismail, designed to store feed for 12,000 horses for up to 21 years; the Bassin De L'agdal, a water reservoir built to supply water not only to the palace but to the entire city as well. Habs Qara, a section of Moulay Ismail, was used as an underground prison for Christian sailors captured by pirates and used as forced labor for many of Moulay Ismail's grandiose projects. The sultan mausoleum is a calm sanctuary with beautiful curved archways and Zellige tile work. Currently, Meknes is home to the Haras de Meknes, one of the largest national stud ranches and stables. After lunch, depart to Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoun to enjoy the wonderful nature of the region that is known for agriculture and farms of olive trees and grapes. Stop by the Roman ruins of Volubilis (UNESCO-listed world heritage site). Then we continue our journey to Fez, where you can enjoy dinner and stay overnight in a Riad or Hotel.

Day 3 : Fez

In the morning, your guide and driver will take you on a tour of the medina ramparts (2 hours). First, you will visit Fes El Jadid (14th century section), the Jewish quarter (Mellah), and the famous tour of the royal palace. Then, we continue to the Borj Nord for a panoramic view and end your outside tour in the pottery section, where you will visit the artisans making mosaics and tiles. Later, you can explore, with an expert, the old medina called Fes El Bali (9th century section). You will visit one of the famous Madrassa (Quranic school) of the 14th century, the tanneries, the Najjarine (Carpenters) Souk, the Nejjarine Fountain and Fondouk, and the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II, the founder of Fez. Enjoy lunch in a Moroccan restaurant.


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