Imperial Cities Explorer

8 days from $2,600 per person*
  • Private guided city and culture tours of Casablanca and Marrakech.
  • Discover the traditional artisan’s quarter in Fes with private guide.
  • Choose to hot air balloon, ATV, or horseback ride in Marrakech.
  • Explore the labyrinth of the Saadian Tombs with private guide.
  • Spend nights in premium hotels.
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Travelers have long been seduced by Morocco’s unique architecture, vivid colors and dizzying labyrinthine medinas. With private guide and driver, you’ll discover the spellbinding treasures of Meknes, Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech.

Captivate your senses with this elegant voyage through Morocco’s sun-drenched bazaars, aromatic spice markets, ornate palaces and magical mosques. Explore the highlights of Casablanca and make your way to the Imperial City of Meknes, known as the “Moroccan Versailles.” Take in grand mountain vistas, desert oases and clay-colored villages in the stunning Atlas Mountains. Stroll through the old walled medina of Fez and savor the scent of turmeric and cinnamon clinging to the arid breeze. As the sun fades beyond the horizon, witness Marrakech’s main square come alive with hypnotic performers, snake charmers, fortune tellers, belly dancers and bustling food stalls. In the evenings, relax in a selection of charming riads tucked away on quiet cobbled streets.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Casablanca to Rabat
    Casablanca to Rabat
    • Welcome to Morocco
    • Casablanca - Rabat [4 hours with Casablanca Tour] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Rabat to Fes
    Rabat to Fes
    • Rabat - Fes [6 Hours with Meknes and Volubilis Tour] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Fes
    Fes
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - City Tour - Entrance
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Fes
    Fes
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Traditional Artisan's Quartier - Entance
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Fes to Marrakech
    Fes to Marrakech
    • Fes - Marrakech [7 hours] - Vehicle, Driver & Guide(3)
    • At Leisure
  • Day 6 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - City Tour - Entrance
  • Day 7 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Optional Activities
  • Day 8 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Marrakech - Casablanca [2.5 hours] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat

Welcome to Morocco!  Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our local representative who will be there to help explain your travel documents.

Today enjoy a tour of Casablanca, before being transferred to Rabat in a private vehicle with English speaking driver.  Casablanca is located on the coast the Atlantic Ocean, and is the center of business in Morocco.  Originally established by the French as a commercial center, this dynamic city boasts a combination of modern, art deco, and traditional architecture.  Visit some of the city's most renowned monuments including La Corniche on the ocean front and the outstanding Hassan II Mosque.  Upon completion of the tour, you will proceed to Rabat.

Accommodation: Riad Kalaa

The Riad Kalaa is a renovated Kasbah which originally dates back to the Almoravide dynasty. This ancient structure was built in 1815, in the heart of the ramparts of the medina only a few steps away from the ocean. This Kasbah converted into a hotel  and has undergone a thorough and lengthy restoration, using artisan workmanship traditional to Morocco. The Riad Kalaa features 11 rooms and suites designed to with tradition and convenience in mind with each room equipped with the modern amenities such as climate control, wireless internet access and more.  The talented culinary team at the Riad Kalaa provides guests with a plethora of dishes to enjoy including an extensive menu of Moroccan specialities.  The Riad Kalaa also features tree-lined terraces on the upper floors with a solarium and emerald swimming pool.  A traditional hammam and spa are made available as well and offer relaxing massage treatments and old fashion shaves. The architecture of the Riad Kalaa is quite unique, and features an elegant assortment of terraces, alcoves and salons, ensuring intimacy and harmonious ambiance for all the guests

Medina of Rabat
Medina of Rabat
Riad Kalaa Entrance
Riad Kalaa Entrance

Day 2: Rabat - Fes

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a transfer between Rabat and Fes. During the transfer, explore the Imperial City of Meknes along with the Roman city of Volubilis. In antiquity, Volubilis was an important Roman town situated near the westernmost border of Roman Empire. It was built on the site of a previous Carthaginian settlement from the third century BC. Volubilis was the administrative center of the province in Roman Africa called Mauretania Tingitana. The fertile lands of the province produced many commodities such as grain and olive oil, which were exported to Rome, contributing to the province's wealth and prosperity. Discover the Imperial city of Meknes known as the “Moroccan Versailles.”  Meknes was founded in the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. It is famous for its 25-mile-long walls. Upon arrival into Fes, a hotel drop-off is provided.

Accommodation: Riad Salam

Riad Salam Fes is conveniently located next to Batha square as well as other historical sites of Fez city (within walking distance from the historic sites of the Medina and the famous Bab Boujloud medina gate.) This remarkable riad in Fes' medina was built at the beginning of 20th century and was recently restored by craftsmen who managed to recapture the glory of its jaw-dropping interiors. The property itself is wonderfully atmospheric, with some of the finest zellij, plasterwork, carved wood and brass work that you can see outside of the tourist attractions – just the place to unwind in style. The small size of the property means that service is highly personalised, and the staff will do everything they can to ensure that your stay is perfect. They will also be more than happy to offer advice on places to visit, so that you can get the most out of your time here.

Fes Mosque
Fes Mosque
Riad Salam Lobby
Riad Salam Lobby

Day 3: Fes

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 9am. Explore the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco during this full day tour of Fes. Also known as Fes el Bali, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century, and is home to the world's oldest university. The city of Fes reached its true economic and cultural height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Merinids, when it replaced Marrakech as the capital of the kingdom.  Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fes has retained its status as the country's Artisan centre. Artisan workshops in the medina are as active today as they were 100 years ago, and strongly contribute to the city’s industrial economy. Trades such as blacksmithing, leather working, ceramics, silk, tapestries, and sculpting are still practiced in these workshops today. The original ramparts still protect this ancient city and its estimated 9000 narrow passageways and bustling streets.

Accommodation: Riad Salam
Bab Boujelud Gate to the Medina
Bab Boujelud Gate to the Medina

Day 4: Fes

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Enjoy an afternoon’s guided tour of the labyrinthine souks of the city. Amongst the many shops and stalls are artisans’ workshops and studios where traditional skills, passed down by the Moorish émigrés from Andalucia, are still practised by master craftsmen. Trades such as metal and leather working, ceramics, silk, tapestry, and sculpting remain current.  Highlights of the tour will be observing the vast tanneries from a family home for this unique view, and the spice souk, El Attarine, without doubt the most vibrant in Fes. The henna and wood working souks are located in the Nejjarine neighborhood and the scent of cedar wood is noticeable. The main plaza is planted with trees and provides a shaded haven from the warm sun. Various natural products derived from henna are sold here. Nejjarine is also where the fabric dyers are located; wool and cotton are treated and you can see the colours used floating along the streets after the rinsing.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Riad Salam
Fes Mosque
Fes Mosque

Day 5: Fes - Marrakech

Travel today between Fes and Marrakech with private vehicle, driver and your guide.  Enjoy lunch en-route, your guide will take you to nice & recommended restaurant.  Explore the Mountain range of the Middle Atlas, with incredible passes and dizzying sights to experience the countryside of Morocco.

The drive takes 7 hours in total, you will be stopping for an hour for lunch enroute.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located in the Bab Doukkala district, one of the most popular and picturesque quarters of the medina, and just ten minutes on foot from the square of Jemaa el Fna in the heart of Marrakech. Riad Les Yeux Bleus features comfortable bedrooms, each one decorated in its own style. The property features two charming patios; two pools, a library, a hammam, and a magnificent roof terrace with a bar. It is the perfect place for you to relax after a hard day of exploring the wonders of Marrakech.

Moroccan Village in the Atlas Mountains
Moroccan Village in the Atlas Mountains
Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus

Day 6: Marrakech

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque's beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace.  This 19th century palace is elaborate in its decoration and was built over a period of seven years for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa. There are row after row of apartments—that once housed Ahmed's harem—a trapezoidal garden, a huge tiled courtyard, and many hidden treasures, both in the form of antique objects d'art and the palace's convergence of Andalusian and Moorish architecture. One of most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs, which were only accessible via the mosque next door. However, in 1917 they were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic-decorated tombs. The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century.  It was restored in 1564 by the Saadians who made it the largest theological college in the Maghreb and a rival to the important Medersa Bou Inania in Fés.

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque

Day 7: Marrakech

Enjoy time at leisure in Marrakech. Horse riding, ATV, hot-air ballooning or golf? Even skiing is possible close by…. Marrakech is home to a wide variety of activities. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city on your own or sign up for tours and sight seeing. Local attractions include: hot air balloon ride, 4x4 riding, cooking class, wine tasting, camel back ride, white water rafting, zip lining, biking, walking, garden and historical tours just to name a few!

Accommodation: Riad Les Yeux Bleus
High Atlas Mountain Hike
High Atlas Mountain Hike

Day 8: Marrakech

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a transfer between Marrakech and Casablanca.

The approximate travel time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Airport Drop off is included.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Riad Kalaa: Rabat

The Riad Kalaa is a renovated Kasbah which originally dates back to the Almoravide dynasty. This ancient structure was built in 1815, in the heart of the ramparts of the medina only a few steps away from the ocean. This Kasbah converted into a hotel  and has undergone a thorough and lengthy restoration, using artisan workmanship traditional to Morocco. The Riad Kalaa features 11 rooms and suites designed to with tradition and convenience in mind with each room equipped with the modern amenities such as climate control, wireless internet access and more.  The talented culinary team at the Riad Kalaa provides guests with a plethora of dishes to enjoy including an extensive menu of Moroccan specialities.  The Riad Kalaa also features tree-lined terraces on the upper floors with a solarium and emerald swimming pool.  A traditional hammam and spa are made available as well and offer relaxing massage treatments and old fashion shaves. The architecture of the Riad Kalaa is quite unique, and features an elegant assortment of terraces, alcoves and salons, ensuring intimacy and harmonious ambiance for all the guests

Riad Kalaa Entrance
Riad Kalaa Entrance
Riad Kalaa Exterior
Riad Kalaa Exterior

Riad Salam : Fes

Riad Salam Fes is conveniently located next to Batha square as well as other historical sites of Fez city (within walking distance from the historic sites of the Medina and the famous Bab Boujloud medina gate.) This remarkable riad in Fes' medina was built at the beginning of 20th century and was recently restored by craftsmen who managed to recapture the glory of its jaw-dropping interiors. The property itself is wonderfully atmospheric, with some of the finest zellij, plasterwork, carved wood and brass work that you can see outside of the tourist attractions – just the place to unwind in style. The small size of the property means that service is highly personalised, and the staff will do everything they can to ensure that your stay is perfect. They will also be more than happy to offer advice on places to visit, so that you can get the most out of your time here.

Riad Salam Lobby
Riad Salam Lobby
Riad Salam Fes Standard Room
Riad Salam Fes Standard Room

Riad Les Yeux Bleus: Marrakech

Riad Les Yeux Bleus is located in the Bab Doukkala district, one of the most popular and picturesque quarters of the medina, and just ten minutes on foot from the square of Jemaa el Fna in the heart of Marrakech. Riad Les Yeux Bleus features comfortable bedrooms, each one decorated in its own style. The property features two charming patios; two pools, a library, a hammam, and a magnificent roof terrace with a bar. It is the perfect place for you to relax after a hard day of exploring the wonders of Marrakech.

Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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