IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR
The imperial cities of Morocco are the successive capitals created by the founders of the Moroccan dynasties (Idrissids, Almoravids, Almohads, Merinids, Saadian, and Alaouit). This tour takes you to the roots of the Moroccan culture, you will discover the natural and historical treasures of Morocco by browsing the splendors of the imperial capitals.
Marrakech, Fes, Rabat, Casablanca … A tour through the most beautiful cities of Morocco: Marrakech the pearl of the South, Casablanca, Rabat the capital, Meknes, Fes the finest Imperial Cities. The tour of the Imperial Cities is the ideal trip for a thorough discovery of Morocco.
All of the treks listed can be changed, extended or shortened to meet your requirements. Treks can start on any day to suit your needs.
The circuit of the imperial cities of Morocco will take you to the most beautiful cities of the kingdom and the high places of its history by crossing sublime and authentic landscapes. The promise of an unforgettable journey to the heart of the past of this millennial kingdom is reinforced by the appreciation of UNESCO, which has placed three in the World heritage: Rabat, Marrakech, Fez, and Meknes.
The Imperial cities of the Moroccan kingdom symbolize the successive dynasties. The Idrissides made fez their capital, while Marrakech was the Imperial city of the Almoravids. Rabat and Meknes represent the power of the Almohades and the Alawi. These cities have preserved their ramparts, their medina and their most beautiful buildings testifying today of their past grandeur. Within their fortifications, they are home to sublime mosques, palaces, and gardens that will teach you more about the millennial history of Morocco.
Your tour of the Imperial cities of Morocco will take you to the heart of history with the visit of Fez and its neighborhood fez El Bali. You will discover the colors and fragrances of its medina and its maze of alleys surrounded by ramparts containing mosques, palaces, and souks. Fez was also marked by the Mérinides dynasty, which built the Fez El Jélid District, which houses the remarkable Medersa Bou Inania. In Marrakech, inside the fortifications, you will reach the famous Jamaa El Fna Square which welcomes snake charmers, monkey showers, artisans and artists of all kinds. You will admire the Medersa Ben Youssef, mosques, palaces, tombs and gardens during a journey to the heart of the history of the Idrissides. In Rabat, the current capital of the country and of the Almohades dynasty, your circuit Imperial cities of Morocco will take you into the Kasbah of the Oudayas by the Great gate Almohad. Finally, in Meknes, you will admire monuments built by or to the glory of Moulay Ismail, Monarch of the Alawi, such as the mausoleum Moulay Ismail, the Medersa Bou Inania and the palace Dar El Makhzen.
Your circuit Imperial Cities of Morocco will also be an opportunity to discover the traditional villages that you will meet on the road connecting one imperial city to another. You will cross beautiful landscapes by taking, in particular, the roads of the mountain range of the Atlas.