Travel to Morocco on an incredible holiday which journeys through some breathtaking settings to explore a very unique culture oozing with a sense of North African hospitality.
Upon your arrival to Mohamed V airport in Casablanca, you will be escorted to your hotel. Your private driver will provide you with a brief review of your tour.
Overnight with dinner at the hotel in Casablanca.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a half-day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. You will visit the gorgeous Hassan II Mosque, the Mohammad V square, the Habous district and the residential area of Anfa. You will have lunch in one of the fish restaurants located at seafront. After lunch we will follow the Barbary Coast to the imperial city of Rabat; the administrative capital city of the Kingdom. We will see Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the fortified Oudaya Kasbah, the marvelous Mohamed V mausoleum and Hassan Tower.
We will check-in to our Hotel in Rabat for overnight.
Depart Rabat for Tangier along the stunning coastal road. Visit Asilah, a beautiful coastal town with its whitewashed houses, blue walls and doors, and many murals. Tangier, the gateway to Africa from Europe has always been an international melting pot. Take a tour of Tangier and explore the bustling medina, and city surrounds, and enjoy the stunning vista where the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans meet.
Overnight at the hotel in Tangier.
After breakfast depart to the charming Chefchaouen. Drive through the breathtaking landscapes of the fertile coastal plains. Continue the road until you arrive in the region of the Rif Mountains which is the heart and location of the quiet blue and white washed city of Chefchaouen. Spend the day wandering the blue washed narrow alleys of the friendly medina. Visit the walled fortress of the Kasbah contains beautiful gardens, near which is the small museum and art gallery which houses the rich culture of the Rif Mountains. From the rooftop of the Kasbah view a spectacular panorama of the blue and white washed houses, tiled roofs and tiny balconies. After exploring the medina, walk in the nearby hillsides with the wonderful and magnificent waterfalls. The town offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular.
Night in a Moroccan riad (guest House).
Today we drive from Chefchaouenand make our way through the rolling hills for a guided visit of, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa:the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis. we'll Listen to your certified local guide explain about life in the Roman Empire as you peer into old bathhouses, marveling at the still-present mosaic floors and gazing up at the towering marble pillars. We leave the Roman Empire to MoulayIdrissZerhoun, a town in northern Morocco spread over two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun, the holy town of MoulayIdrissZerhoune holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. It was here that MoulayIdriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam, and starting a new dynasty. In addition to founding the town named after him, he also initiated construction of Fez, continued later by his son, MoulayIdriss II.
MoulayIdriss was the great grandchild of imam Al Hasan, who was the son of Imam Ali and Sayida Fatima, the daughter of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.We continue our tour to Meknes and start our guided tour in front of the impressive 18th century Bab Mansour, the ornamental gate to the imperial city of Meknes built by Sultan MoulayIsmail .the small but impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Then we will pass by the entrance of the Meknes Royal Palace and end up at Moulay Ismail's massive HeriesSouani. This was his personal stable & granary for his 12,000 horses. After lunch, we make our way to Fez.
Overnight at a Riad in Fez.
Enjoy a guided city tour to Explore dramatically the first imperial city of Morocco, Fez; this UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century, and is home to the world's oldest university. The first stop of the morning is a visit to the entrance of the largest royal palace in Morocco. We will also visit the medieval Medina with its Medersas (religious Islamic universities) Attarine and BouAnania, the Nejjarine fountain, the MoulayIdriss II mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque University. Enjoy a Moroccan lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Medina. Afterwards, continue to explore the medina and Its narrow alleys house hundreds of merchants and craftsmen selling a range of products such as dates, fish, spices, copper urns and musical instruments.
Night with breakfast at the Riad.
Today we leave Fez towards BeniMellal, En-route you'll pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range.
Along the way, Ifrane, a ski resort full of Alpine chalets with red-tiled roofs.
Giant cedar forests, volcanic mountains, strings of lakes and plains producing oranges, olives and sugar cane line the road until we reach Beni-Mellal, the largest town in the Middle Atlas.
Lunch then continuation to Bin El widane to check in to our hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.
Night at the hotel.
After breakfast, we leave Bin El widane towards Morocco's most intoxicating city. Ever since Morocco's "Jewel of the South" Marrakesh became a trading and resting place on the ancient caravan routes from Tombouktou, the city has barely paused for breath.
The medina is Marrakesh's miracle—a happy clash of old and new, in turn beguiling and confusing. Virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages, Marrakesh's solid, salmon-pink ramparts encircle and protect its mysterious labyrinthine medina, hiding palaces, mansions, and bazaars.
Night at the hotel.
After breakfast you will Enjoythe guided city tour of Marrakesh. The morning begins with a visit to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque as the landmark of Marrakesh which has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat. Your next stop is the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs.
The Saadian tombs in Marrakesh date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadian Dynasty that originated from the valley of the Draa River.
After lunch break, You Continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses an array of food, snake charmers, local musicians, and fortune-tellers. There's nowhere on Earth like the Jemaa el Fna, the square at the heart of old Marrakesh.
You will also walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts.
Night with breakfast at the Hotel.
After breakfast you will drive to the splendid valley of Ourika and discover this marvelous road to the mountains.
Tucked in the Atlas Mountains and only one-hour ride from Marrakesh, the Ourika valley is considered to be one of the most beautiful valleys of the realm, thanks to its contrasting landscapes, waterfalls and verdant areas. Visit of an aromatic organic garden, and of a traditional Berber house where the richness of Berber traditions will reveal itself to you.
Ourika is a dreamy place for those who enjoy typical mountain lifestyle and marvelous works of nature.
Night with breakfast at the Hotel in Marrakesh.
After breakfast we'll head for Essaouira. En route, you will see many Argan trees, important to the region both economically and ecologically. You may also see local goats perched in the trees feeding on the fruit and leaves. At the women's Co-operative of Argan Oil, there will be an opportunity to learn about the wide ranging applications of the oil from cosmetics to medicines. After several stops to take photographs, you will continue your travel to Essaouira. You'll visit the Skala Fortress, the port, the souks and see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walking through the alleys of the medina and past the hundreds of handicrafts. Today you will have lunch in a Moroccan way, bought fishes 'cooked to order'.
In the afternoon, continuation to Agadir, the leading seaside resort in Morocco thanks to its 10km-long beach of fine sand and more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
Night at the Hotel.
After breakfast,we will go for a Berber promenade, a beautiful alley in seaside cafes lined with restaurants, the best place to walk or get a drink facing the ocean.
The port: Named first sardine port in the world and the first fishing port in Morocco, an opportunity to taste several varieties of fish and shellfish (very fresh) The Kasbah: A fortified village or a large fortified house on a hill Ancient city of mysterious origins, built in the early XVI century by Portuguese (called Santa Cruz).
In 1540, it was taken back by Sultan Mohamed Sheikh Saadi.
The old Kasbah is located on a hill 236 meters above the sea. It has a beautiful panoramic view of the beautiful beach of 9 km of sandy blond and then all of the White City.
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the leading seaside resort in Morocco at your own paste.
Night at the Hotel.
After breakfast and a relaxation time in the hotel, we will go back to Marrakesh for a final plunge into the atmosphere of Morocco.
Night at the Hotel.
Transfer to Casablanca Mohammed V International airport for your return flight with plenty of tales of Arabian and Berber days and nights.