A cloak of color and luxury!
The essence of Morocco stands for its culture, its landscapes and its people. It’s an experience which can’t be described. Centuries of story, in a country that unites the Saharan dunes with the exuberance and luxury presented on some of the cities.
Note: This is just a sample of the program and its itineraries, it will be adjusted to our clients’ preferences.
On your arrival you will be transfer to Rabat, Morocco’s political capital but first you will make a stop at Casablanca to visit one of the pearls of Morocco, the Hassan II Mosque, one of only two mosques in the kingdom open to non Islamic believers.
After breakfast you will make the visit of Rabat, located north-east of Casablanca on the Atlantic Coast at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, points of interest in Rabat:
- The Mausoleum of Mohammed V ;
- Kasbah Oudaya and its gardens.
- the incomplete Hassan Tower which is modeled on the famous Koutoubia minaret of Marrakech
After the visit of Rabat you will be transferred to Chefchaouen, the city known by its blue color and located on the Rif Mountain. The city was founded in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by Moorish exiles from Spain to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco.
Leaving behind the blue city of Morocco we will drive to Fes, with a short stop in Meknes the Imperial city known as the “Moroccan Versailles” and founded in the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. Near Meknes you are able to visit the Roman Ruins of Volubis, excavated by the French in 1915, Volubilis ruins date back to the 3rd century AD. Late arrival to Fes.
This is a city with a historical and cultural heritage, with a variety of scholars and artisans. The old part of the city of Fez it's World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city was founded in the 9th century being home to the oldest university in the world. Fez reached its height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Merinids dynasty, when it replaced Marrakech as the capital of the kingdom.
Other points of interest in Fez:
- The Medersa –This theological college, marked by its green tiled roof, is a prime example of Merinid architecture. Inside, elegant calligraphy graces the ceramic tile walls.
- Place Nejjarine – The square, with its splendid and unusual fountain, takes its name from the Souk Nejjarine (Carpenter’s Souk) which is situated behind a wooden door in a narrow street below the square. The scent of cedar is everywhere.
- Souks - Located in the ancient city center, the medina. Merchants selling the same sort of products are generally grouped together in their own “souk”. The tiny alleyways are crowded with the tiny boutiques on both sides. El Attarine, the spice souk is without question, the most colourful in Fez. An experience full of visual richness.
- The Mellah - the Jewish Quarter. The Jews lived here and received protection from the sultan.
Early departure to the Desert of Erg Chebbi, in Merzouga. It’s probably one of the largest Sahara deserts, a natural formation that impresses by its strangeness. The transfer to the desert will be made in Erfoud by 4x4 vehicle, through the dunes. Upon your arrival, you will be able to contemplate the sunset in the desert, enjoy the beautiful night under the stars, and explore the dunes on a camel ride.
The 6th day is marked by the visit of the Todra Gorges, a 300m deep canyon, and the passage through the Valley of the Dades, famous for the production of essential oils of roses.
Ouarzazate, was for centuries, a trading warehouse for the people of the Atlas Valleys, Draa and Dades, who converged to Ouarzazate to do business. Ouarzazate is recognized by the cinema industry, providing compelling exotic scenarios for several movies.
Passing through the region of the thousand “Kasbahs”, this route offers great opportunities to make memorable photos such as the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (World Heritage by UNESCO), and the dramatic Tizi Tichka mountain pass.
This day will be entirely dedicated to Marrakech. Founded more than a thousand years ago, it is known as the “red city” and it is probably the most famous city of Morocco. Its combination of the old (Medina) and the modern (Gueliz), and being surrounded by the Atlas mountains, makes Marrakech a perfect cocktail of unique images and sounds.
There are a variety of interesting places to visit, including the extraordinary Jemaa el-Fna Square. In the afternoon, this square becomes a place to eat outdoors and contemplate the performance of acrobats, dancers, magicians and musicians.
Near this Square, the souks offer a variety of products: leather goods, lamps, spices or rugs, among many others.
Do not miss the opportunity to bargain!
The last day is reserved to a transfer either to Casablanca or to Marrakech airport.You will leave the country for sure with some souvenirs but most important with incredible memories based on amazing experiences throughout the kigndom.
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