Rabat is in the northwestern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast, on the left side of the Bouregreg River mouth, opposite Salé. It is the country’s political and administrative heart, housing the government agencies, royal palace, and embassies. The Hassan Tower and the ruins of 200 columns, The Kasbah of Oudayas, the Chellah Necropolis, the medina, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, and more will be visited during your Rabat day trip from Fez.
In a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, we will pick you up from your hotel or riad. Drive to “Rabat city,” this city is at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River on the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll stop along the way to take in the scenery, breathe in the fresh air, and take photos to remember. Hassan Tower, perched above Wadi Bou-Regreg, is worth a visit. Hassan Tower is a majestic mosque in Rabat notable for its unfinished tower, which is home to storks. We’ll then proceed to the lovely Mausoleum Mohammed-V, which features stained glass windows, marble and wrought-iron entryways, and a stairway leading to a magnificent dome.
Take a break to unwind and have lunch at a traditional local eatery. After lunch, begin the second tour, which will take you to the following locations: Stop along the Bouregrag River to see the UNESCO-listed Udayas Kasbah, which was built to safeguard the city during the reign of the Almohads from 1121 to 1269 and is surrounded by Almohad ramparts. A visit to Bab Oudaa, a massive gate and excellent example of Almohad military architecture, as well as a stop at Moulay Ismael’s palace, Oudaa- Musee, which has collections of Moroccan folk art, is another highlight.
Then unwind in the Andalusian garden in Moorish style. You’ll also visit the “chellah” ruins that mark the once-powerful Roman harbor. Last but not least, roam in the new town with vast boulevards, open green spaces, avenues lined with residential blocks, a railroad, the Bank of Morocco, the Musee Poste, and the cathédrale Saint-Pierre. Finally, the day adventure from Fez to Rabat comes to a close with a drop-off back in Fez.