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TREASURES OF MOROCCO – 10 Days

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Duration

10 days 9 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

TREASURES OF MOROCCO

Morocco is a fascinating country with a plethora of traditional cities and architectural sites to be explored. This tour not including visits to Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech, but also a deep detour through the Atlas mountains, home to many picturesque villages and magnificent scenery.

Highlights

  • Meknes
  • Fes medieval city
  • Dait Aoua
  • Ruins of Sijilmassa
  • lunar landscapes
  • Tifoultoute and Taourirt Kasbahs
  • Majorelle garden

Itinerary

Day 1 Casablanca, Morocco - Rabat
Day 1 Casablanca, Morocco - Rabat

Arrive in Casablanca, be greeted, and then be taken to your hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Overnight at the Hotel Chellah Rabat or Similar

Day 2 Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes (140 Miles)
Day 2 Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes (140 Miles)

After breakfast, depart for Meknes, one of the four Imperial Cities. Meknes was prosperous while Moulay Ismail was in charge. After stopping at Moulay Idriss' holy city and Volubilis, the Roman city that functioned as the western capital of the largely Romanized but partially independent Berber kingdom, one visits Bab Mansour, Moulay Ismail's mausoleum. Continue to Fes, the cultural and intellectual hub of Morocco.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Menzeh Zalagh Hotel or Similar

Day 3 - Fes
Day 3 - Fes

Fes, which was established in 807 AD, is regarded as the Arab region's most complete medieval city. Modersas (coranic schools), such as the Karaouine, which was established in 857 AD and is one of the oldest colleges in the world. Visit the Dar Batha Moroccan art museum and the Nejjarine fountain in the afternoon. The souks, the Mellah (the Jewish neighborhood), and the Merinides tombs all serve to arouse the senses via a variety of noises and raw smells.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Menzeh Zalagh Hotel or Similar

Day 4 Fes - Erfoud (280 Miles)
Day 4 Fes - Erfoud (280 Miles)

After breakfast, go to Ifrane, a wonderful ski resort, and Azrou, a typical Berber town with flat-roofed clay cottages, before continuing on through the lush Saiss area to Imouzzer de Kandar and its breathtaking lake "Dait Aoua."

As it passes through them, the path is lined by lovely cedar trees. This route crosses the Middle Atlas from north to south, and it provides a variety of views of the high meadows that are home to shepherds, sheep, and dark tents. Midelt is a recommended lunch destination. The path is taken to climb the High Atlas's initial hills. The road continues through several gorgeous palm trees in the Ziz valley beyond Tizi Ntarghemt (6040 feet). Keep going south and staying at Erfoud for dinner and the night.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel El Ati Erfoud or Similar

Day 5 - Erfoud
Day 5 -  Erfoud

Drive to Merzouga early in the morning to catch the sunrise behind luscious sand dunes. Excursion to Rissani in the afternoon, which has a long and fascinating history.

Continue on to the clearly visible ruins of Sijilmassa, which was a prosperous town and the seat of a Kingdom along the caravan route in the eighth century. Before returning to the hotel for dinner and the night, visit the Palmeraie.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel El Ati Erfoud or Similar

Day 6 Erfoud - Tineghire - Ouarzazate (235 Miles)
Day 6 Erfoud - Tineghire - Ouarzazate (235 Miles)

Travel to Tineghire after breakfast, passing through a stone desert and lunar vistas. Enter the Todra gorges at Tineghire and have lunch there. Continue across the southern slopes of the High Atlas to reach Ouarzazate. You must go to Kelaa Mgouna in Dades Valley. Dades Valley is well known for two products: roses and perfume essence. Visit Skoura, a place with lovely villages and palm palms. Enter Ouarzazate.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Belere or Similar

Day 7 Ouarzazate - Marrakech (125 Miles)
Day 7 Ouarzazate - Marrakech (125 Miles)

A visit of the Tifoultoute and Taourirt kasbahs in the morning. Next stop is Ait Benhaddou, one of Morocco's most spectacular kasbahs and a popular location for movies (Jesus of Nazareth, Lawrence of Arabia, Diamond of the Nile) In the afternoon, take a drive to Marrakech. Following the Imini River, the path ascends through agricultural regions, picturesque Berber villages, and a number of derelict Kasbahs. The road zigzags up to Tizi Ntichka pass (7500 ft). Just before the pass, explore Telouat Kasbah, which was the home of the Glaoua, a prosperous Berber family that supervised trade from the Sahara to the Atlantic. The trail descends after the top and provides breathtaking views of the terraced Berber communities below. Continue through the rural countryside to Marrakech.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at El Andalous Hotel Marrakech or Similar

Day 8 Marrakech
Day 8 Marrakech

Morning at your leisure. A tour to Marrakech, which many people believe to be the most intriguing city in North Africa. Marrakech is a centuries-old, mystified city. On the junction of old caravan routes, Marrakech was established. We travel back in time to see the Bahia Palace, a stunning example of domestic architecture, the Dar Si Said Museum, and the 12th-century Koutoubia mosque. Wander through the maze-like souks' quarters housing jewelers, herbalists, and dyers. The trip comes to an end in Jemaa El Fna Square, where a large, bustling carnival with storytellers, fire eaters, snake charmers, acrobats, jugglers, and a variety of other artists sets up shop every day. On a patio with views of the square, sip mint tea and enjoy some nibbles. Attend a dinner and Fantasia performance in the evening.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at El Andalous Hotel Marrakech or Similar

Day 9 Marrakech/Casablanca
Day 9 Marrakech/Casablanca

After breakfast, ride in a horse-drawn carriage to the Menara park's still basin, which is primarily covered with olive orchards. Visit Majorelle Park, a subtropical botanical garden with lush bamboo groves, dwarf palms, bougainvillea in a variety of colors, pink geraniums, and several pools with lilies. We will go on to Casablanca, where we will eat Dinner and stay the night at a hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at the Oum Palace Hotel or Similar

Day 10 Departure
Day 10 Departure

After breakfast, depart from this interesting nation that mixes the contemporary and the traditional by taking a taxi to the Casablanca airport.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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