Welcome to Meknès


Sultan Moulay Ismail, the architect of Meknès’ glory days, might be a little disgruntled at the city’s current modesty, but visitors will find much to be enchanted by. Remnants of no less than three sets of fortifications, ingeniously incorporated into the city's road networks, make it clear how important this city once was. The king's tomb sits at the heart of what remains of the original imperial city, flanked by an almighty royal granary, the magnificent Bab El Mansour – the likes of which even Fez can't compete with – and Place El Hedim, a local mini-me of Marrakesh's popular square Djemaa El Fna.


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7-Day Morocco Tour from Costa del Sol: Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier

Your seven-day excursion from the Costa del Sol to Morocco’s top six cities highlights the country’s rich history and heady culture. From palaces, mosques and medinas to beaches, gardens and mountains, you’ll see and experience the best of Fez, Meknes, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier. You have your choice of standard (three-star) or superior (four-star) accommodation; breakfast is included, as are a few other meals.Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

$750 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5 Day Trip Imperial Cities of Morocco from Casablanca

Day 1 Casablanca, RabatAfter your hotel or airport pick-up, depending on your travel plans, the tour starts with a visit to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco and the economic capital. Casablanca is a modern city but one that holds within its walls an authentic medina you also will be able to visit the old castle at EL Hobouss. Here in this beautiful city you will visit the most popular points of interest like the grand Mosque of Hassan II, the Anfa neighborhood, the Park of Nations and the Boulevard de la Corniche. Afterward, your tour will continue to Rabat the capital of Morocco. Here you will visit more points of interest such as the Real Palace, Kasbah Oudaya, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Tower of Hassan. At the end of the day, you will be back to the hotel.Day 2 Rabat, Meknes, FezAfter an early breakfast at the hotel, the journey will be going to Fez but not before making a stop in Meknes, your visit in Meknes includes the popular Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site followed by lunch. After lunch, the road leads the tour to Fez where you will check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner. In Fez your day begins with breakfast at the hotel followed by an entire day dedicated to the lovely city of Fez. Fez is divided into three zones: the old (Fez el-Bali), the new (Fez el Idid), and the French district (Ville Nouvelle). Visitors to Fez are astounded by medieval walls and plazas filled with endless winding streets. There is so much to do in Fez including visiting EL Mellah, the Jewish neighborhood, the Plaza de los Tenidores, the old medina, the new medina, the Spanish Mosque. Once the tour is over, you will be guided to your hotel where you will enjoy a meal and spend the night.Day 4 Ifrane, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Erfoud, MerzougaAfter breakfast at the hotel, your tour continues to the Merzouga Desert while making stops along the way. At this point in the tour, you will be exploring the Mid Atlas Mountains including a stop in Ifrane, an enchanting town that is so unique from many of the towns in Morocco beginning with its distinct architecture. Don’t be surprised if you think you have stepped into the middle of a European city! A light jacket is suggested here since Ifrane is chillier than most towns in Morocco. Your tour continues to Midelt, a town located between the Mid Atlas and High Atlas Mountains, where is going to be the lunch. Make sure you have your camera handy because our tour through the Ziz Valley is every photographer’s dream.Finally, in the early afternoon, arrive in Merzouga where you will leave your luggage in a secure location and prepare a small bag for your trek into the desert.Day 5 Merzouga to Alnif, Tazarine, Ouarzazate, MarrakechYour journey will start with an early wake up to watch the sunrise on one of the highest sand dunes that surrounding your camp, have your breakfast, then get on the camel to ride back.

$2000 Private & Custom Tours

8 Day Taste of Morocco Tour from Fez

Your private tour guide will collect you from the Airport in Fez and transfer you to your Riad where you will enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening. The next day and After breakfast your personal guide for the day will meet you at your Riad and the entire day will be devoted to discovering the hidden gems of the City of Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco. Your guide will escort you back to your Riad at the end of the day.  After leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Fes, our first stop today will be in the smaller town of Sefrou, known as the Cherry Town for its annual Cherry Festival held in June. We will explore a bit of the Mullah or Jewish Quarter as well as the small Medina. We will make our way to Bhalil, first visiting the beautiful waterfalls as well as the cave dwellings which local families still inhabit. Lunch will be enjoyed at the family home of your private guide. After lunch we will wind our way through the Middle Atlas Mountains stopping to see the stone lion of beautiful Ifrane and The National Park in Azrou. From here we travel to Midelt which is our last overnight halt before heading to the desert.After enjoying an early breakfast we depart for Erfoud. Travelling through the wooded High Atlas Mountain region and the Ziz River you will notice how dramatically the landscapes change. From date palm valleys to harsh rock face mountains the feeling of once again stepping into another world is overwhelming. We will pass through numerous fortified villages and finally arrive in Merzouga, situated on the edge of the Sahara desert with the imposing red dunes visible on the horizon. We will meet up with our guide and take a camel ride into the desert towards our comfortable camp where the night will be spent amongst the dunes and under the stars. If you enjoy spectacular sunrises then this morning will not disappoint. After an early wake up we will make our way back to Merzouga and will travel to Meknes. Upon arrival in Meknes you will be taken to your Riad for a relaxing evening. As one of the four Imperial Cities of Morocco, Meknes has much to offer. This morning we will visit the ancient granaries and horse stables with its magnificent architecture and impressive archways, as well as the Bab El Mansour gate, where in days gone by the local traders would set up their stalls for Market Day. Leaving Meknes we travel north through the scenic Rif Mountains stopping for lunch in Ouazzane. Continuing on we arrive in Chefchaouen. After a long day of traveling you will be taken to your Riad for a relaxing evening and overnight stay. A town like no other, Chefchaouen does not just have a few blue painted buildings. Having reached the end of our magical eight day tour you will be transferred from Chefchaouen to Tangier Med Port where you will catch your ferry to Spain. 

$565.47 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip to Meknès and the roman ruins of Volubilis from Casablanca

You will be picked up by your driver in your Hotel or Riad in Casablanca or at Casablanca port and start your drive to Meknès. Mèknes, once capital of Morocco is a historic city full of life. The souks are spacious and ideal to explore. See the beautiful gate of Bab el-Mansour at the Place el Hedim, maybe the most beautiful of all the gates of the imperial cities. We will visit the mausoleum of Mulay Ismail and his corn attics and stables named Heri es-Souani which once accomodated up to 12'000 horses.  After your lunch break in a typical restaurant in Meknes, we will drive about 40 min to Volubilis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest of its kind in North Africa and very well preserved. It lies in a stratetic position about 33 km north of Meknes and is famous for its mosaics. The best time for a visit is in springtime, when the wild flowers are in full bloom amongst the old stones. The roman city is over 2'000 years old and was destroyed at least at a big earthquake 1755. You can explore this fascinating site by your own or with a local guide. There is also a new museum on site. After this day full of highlights, you will be dropped of in your Hotel or Riad in Casablanca or at Casablanca port in the evening.

$600 Cultural & Theme Tours

Magictourmorocco

Welcome to magictour morocco During your trip with us, we offer several types of accommodation (Hotels, Riads, B & B, Guesthouse ..) transport 4x4 or van A/C. Our accommodations are of good quality and are characterized by traditional Moroccan and Berber architecture. In large cities such as Marrakech, Fez, Meknes, it is possible to sleep in hotels or inauthentic and charming Riads - a Riad is a traditional house built around an inner courtyard in the old town (Medina) and decorated in traditional Moroccan style They offer a personalized service and intimate atmosphere. In the south of Morocco (Sahara) you will sleep in carpeted tents with carpets among the desert dunes. In the desert, you can enjoy the magical moment of sunrise and sunset and the tranquility of the desert. You can also stay in a VIP tent (with shower and toilet and more comfort).