Imperial cities, riad

  • Destination :
  • Durée : 8 jours
  • Possible depuis : 30/09/2018
  • Jusque : 31/12/2019
  • Prix : 400€
Day 1
Marrakech – arrival at the ryad

Reception at the airport, transfer and settling at your Ryad. Depending on your arrival time, possibility of a first visit to Marrakech.
Overnight in a ryad

Day 2
Marrakech – Beni Mellal – Fes

Breakfast at the Ryad
Delivery of your rental vehicle Dacia Logan or Ford Fiesta Signature at 8 h 30. Leave Marrakech for Fes, via Beni Mellal, Khénifra, Azrou, Ifrane and the landscape of cedar forests and oaks of the Middle Atlas.
Arrival at Fes by late afternoon and installation at Ryad.

Day 3
Fes – visit of Fes

Breakfast at the Ryad. There will be a city guide at your disposal for half a day for a guided tour of the historic city of Fes. Fes, the oldest of the Imperial cities, was founded in 789 by Moulay Idriss 1st, first Sultan of the Idrisid Dynasty. You will have time to enjoy the afternoon of the Medina and wander through the souks.
Overnight at the Ryad.

Day 4
Fes – Volubilis – Meknes

Breakfast at the Ryad. Departure towards the ruins of Volubilis (31 km north of Meknes) which is the largest archaeological roman site of Morocco. Triumphal Arc, capitolium, house of Bacchus, all witness of the splendor of the city and its economic and political power. Without forgetting the moving delicacy of the mosaics, all in a landscape of valleys with olive trees: pure poetry…
You will then continue to Meknès.
A Unesco world heritage site, one of 4 imperial cities, was the capital of Sultan Moulay Ismaël, contemporary to Louis XIV. Visit of the city and its monuments (Royal stables, El Hedin square, Bab Mansour, the souks, etc). We also recommend to take an official guide.
Overnight at the Ryad.

Day 5
Meknes- Rabat

Breakfast at the Ryad.
Departure towards Rabat, via Khémisset and the country of Zemmour.
Arrival at Rabat, the capital of the country. Free visit of the city, Tour Hassan, Mohamed V mausoleum, Kasbah of the Oudayas etc.
Overnight at the Ryad.

Day 6
Rabat – Essaouira

You still have a little bit of time to enjoy Rabat before heading to Essaouira. You can during this day take the highway to Marrakech then the fast road, or go down along the coast (longer, but friendlier). Many hammams if you want to take advantage.
Overnight at the Ryad.

Day 7
Essaouira – Marrakech

Breakfast at the Ryad. You will enjoy the day in Essaouira before returning to Marrakech in the afternoon.
Essaouira, former Mogador : its fishing port founded by the Portuguese, then conquered by the French, its citadel, its medina, labyrinth of the white houses with blue doors and windows…
End of the car rental at 18h at your ryad in Marrakech.
Overnight at the Ryad

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.


Tour with hired vehicle – self guided trip
7 nights at riad

Discovery in total freedom and at your pace of the imperial cities as a round trip allowing you to discover the landscapes of the Middle Atlas and the Atlantic coast.




  • Accommodation in the Ryads – Family houses in the center of the Medinas for more charm.
  • The discovery of Marrakech, Fès, Volubilis, Meknès, Rabat, Essaouira.
  • A city guide for half a day for the discovery of Fes.


Useful information

Price, Euros

Group size 2 3
Per person
500 445 420 400
Single supplement

Price on request for the last two weeks of the year (Christmas, New Year).


What’s included in the price

  •  Welcoming and airport transfers Marrakech – Ryad, arrival and departure.
  • The provision of a rental vehicle Ford Fiesta or Dacia Logan or similar, insurance included, from the morning of day 2 (pick up at 8h30) to the evening of day 7 (drop off at the ryad, 18h).
  • A road map.
  • Accommodation in double room and breakfast at the ryads.
  • A city guide for ½ day for the discovery on Day 3 of Fes.
  • Assistance from the local agency 24/24 and 7/7.

What’s not included in the price

  • Repatriation and cancellation insurance.
  • Fuel for the vehicle.
  • Lunches and dinners.
  • The guides in the cities (other than at Fes, half day).
  • Fees to the sites and monuments.
  • Drinks.
  • Gratuities and the expenses of the luggage carriers and parking lots.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Everything that is not in the « What’s included in the price » section.

For the vehicle
A deposit will be asked by the rental car agency at the moment of delivery of the vehicle (taken to your credit card) and returned at the end of the rental period after checking the state of the vehicle. Excess of 10% in cass of accident.
According to your budget – on request, just ask us
Possibility of hirong a driver to drive the rented vehicle – dinners at the ryads – guides for the cities of Rabat , Meknes and Marrakech.