DISCOVERY MOROCCO in 11 Nights / 12 Days

DISCOVERY MOROCCO in 11 Nights / 12 Days

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Stay at some of the most elegant houses and/or hotels in the world while experiencing the rich culture, fabulous food and all that is Morocco.  Visit the Imperial Cities and the Sahara in chauffeur-driven Mercedes sedan with English-speaking driver.  Packages include accommodations based on half-board, one lunch, one dinner outside of the hotel, car & English-speaking driver, Land Rover excursion to the Sahara, camping, flight from Casablanca to Fez, local city guides, entrances fees to museums/monuments, portage, tips, taxes.

 

DAY 01  :- CASABLANCA

Welcome at Mohamed V airport. Assistance & transfer to Casablanca. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.

DAY 02  :   CASABLANCA-RABAT (95 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your tourescort. Visit of the economic capital of Morocco :  Mohammed V square, central market, the Habbous District, residential district of Anfa & Ain Diab. Fish lunch at one of the seafront restaurants during which the guide will brief you about your tour. Continuation to Rabat, the white imperial city and the administrative capital of the kingdom. The sightseeing includes the Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the Oudaya Kasbah, the splendid Mohamed V mausoleum, the Hassan tower. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel

 

DAY 03 :    RABAT- FEZ (220 km)

 

Departure to Meknes, the old medina is surrounded by a triple thickness of 40 km walls and preserves the most beautiful gate of Morocco : the Bab Mansour. Also visit of the Royal stables of Moulay Ismael, the Medina and the Jewish quarter. After lunch, continuation to Fez via  the holy city of Moulay Idriss, where the founder of the Islam in Morocco is buried, and visit of the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis.   Dinner and accommodation at the hotel

 

DAY 04 :    FEZ

Departure to Erfoud via the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas  passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft centre. Stop in Midelt for lunch. Continuation to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees, which are the source for the yearly date Feztival in Erfoud. Dinner and accommodation in Erfoud

DAY 05 :   – MEKNES / MIDELT /  ERFOUD (450 km)

After breakfast, The whole day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the most ancient of the Imperial cities founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idridd II. Visit of the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas (religious Islamic universities), the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque.  Moroccan lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Medina. Afternoon, visit of Fez Jdid, return back to Fes. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel

 

DAY 06 : ERFOUD / RISSANI / TINGHIR / OUARZAZATE   (390 km)

After breakfast, visit of fossil factory. Drive to Merzouga. Ride the camel about 2 hours to on oasis. Lunch in the Auberge. Walk up the hill of Merzouga to comtemplate the sun set. Dinner with the Moroccan folklor and accommodation under the tents

DAY 07 : ERFOUD / RISSANI / TINGHIR / OUARZAZATE   (390 km)

Early morning, an optional jeep excursion to see the sunrise over the sands-dunes of Merzouga. Back to the hotel for breakfast and continuation to Rissani, the holy city where Moulay Ali Cherif, ancestor of the Alaouite dynasty is buried. Visit of the  kasbah of the 17th century and the Ksar Abbar ruins, and continuation to Tinghir via the Tinjdad road. Visit of the magnificent  Todgha canyons which rocks reach  and altitude of 250 meters. Lunch at a restaurant situated at the feet of  the canyons  and  departure to the Dades canyons for a visit and then continuation to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand kasbahs and the Dades valley  famous for its roses and the yearly Moussem (rose Feztival).  Visit of the kasbah of Taourirt.. Dinner and accommodation in Ouarzazate

 

 

 

DAY 08 :  –  OUARZAZATE / AIT     BENHADDOU / MARRAKESH (230 km)

Visit of the kasbahs of Taouirt  Tiffeltout and Ait Benhaddou, the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco, which has served as decor for many films like “Laurence of Arabia”. Lunch at the terrace of the restaurant facing the kasbah. Departure to Marrakech via the Tichka passes offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas mountain chain. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 09: – MARRAKESH

The entire day will be devoted to the visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city, known as the pearl of the South. The city was founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century. The historical sightseeing includes the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Saïd museum. Lunch at the hotel Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters displaying a variety of items and the famous place Djemâa El Fna with its non stop entertainment. Dinner with fantasia. Accommodation

at the hotel

DAY 10 : -MARRAKESH /    ESSAOUIRA   (160 km)              

Morning at leisure and at 11.00 am  departure to Essaouira. Fish lunch at a local restaurant

Visit of this idyllic fishermen town known as the former Mogador and Portuguese stronghold and famous for  its woodcarving  handicraft.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel

DAY 11: ESSAOUIRA / SAFI / EL JADIDA /    CASABLANCA (270 km)          

Departure to Safi, also  a former Portuguese fortress and famous for its pottery. Sightseeing of the town. Continuation TO  Oualidia via the picturesque coastal road, lunch at a local restaurant in Oualidia with view on its superb bay. Continuation to El Jadida, sight seeing of this town including the famous citadel, a reminder of the Portuguese occupation of the 16th century. Continuation to Casablanca. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel

 

 

DAY 12 :  CASABLANCA

After breakfast, transfer to the airport of Casablanca, assistance from our staff with check in and departure formalities.

 

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