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Discover Morocco, 11-Days

Morocco (Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Meknes,Midelt, Erfoud, Rissani, Tinghir, Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakesh, Essaouira, Safi, El Jadida)

Come discover Morocco and its many wonders. This eleven day tour will allow you to survey a millennium of dynastic, religious, and cultural changes. See the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the grand Islamic architecture of Fes, and the royal palaces and gardens of Casablanca and Marrakech.

Day 1 Casablanca, Morocco – Rabat

Arrive Casablanca; meet assist and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Chellah Rabat or Similar

Day 2 Rabat (60 Miles)

After breakfast, city tour of Rabat including the Royal Palace gardens, Hassan Tower, Mohammed V mausoleum, the Oudaya.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Chellah Rabat or Similar

Day 3 Rabat- Fez (140 Miles)

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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Menzeh Zalagh Hotel or Similar

Day 4 Fez

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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Menzeh Zalagh Hotel or Similar

Day 5 Meknes / Midelt / Erfoud (280 Miles)

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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel El Ati Erfoud or Similar

Day 6 Erfoud / Rissani / Tinghir / Ouarzazate (235 Miles)

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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Belere or Similar

Day 7 Ouarzazate / Ait Benhaddou / Marrakesh (125 Miles)

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. Departures to Marrakech via the Tichka pass offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas mountain chain.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at El Andalous Hotel Marrakech or Similar

Day 8 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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at El Andalous Hotel Marrakech or Similar

Day 9 Marrakesh/Essaouira (100 Miles)

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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Des Iles Hotel or Similar

Day 10 Essaouira / Safi / El Jadida / Casablanca (170 Miles)

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.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Oum Palace Hotel or Similar

Day 11 Casablanca

Departure Transfer to the airport of Casablanca, assistance from our staff with check in and departure formalities.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • 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

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide
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