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Price Per Person

USD 1,499
Country: Morocco
City: Marrakesh
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech 

Welcome to Morocco with transfer to your riad

Day 2 Marrakech - Essaouira

Morning departure from Marrakech to west to Essaouira, coastal town on the side of Atlantic. The city is very relax and has been an inspiration to many musicians and artists. Sightsee the city on your own, walk the quiet streets flanked by blue trimmed white buildings, sidewalk cafes and Portuquese ramparts. You can even walk on the beach or take camel ride on it. (B)

Day 3 Essaouira - Safi - Oualidia

Today we depart from Essaouira to Safi another town of Portuguese influence and well known for its oldest pottery making house in Morocco. Then we continue North to Oualidia town famous for its oysters and lovely lagoon. Here we spend the night (B)

Day 4 Oualidia - El Jadida - Casablanca - Rabat

Departure from Oualidia along the Cap Beddouza that opens to stunning seaside views of the cliffs and Atlantic. Upon arriving to El Jadida, visit the famous underground cisterns of the city, which were once gun powder magazines now flooded by seawater. These were used by Orson Welles in his film version of Othello. Then it is short drive to Casablanca, where we visit the Great Mosque of Hassan II, that is one of the largest mosque in the world and transfer to Rabat. (B)

DAY 5: Rabat - Chefchaouen

This morning, tour Rabat. On the outskirts of the city, visit the Necropolis of the Chellah, which its ancient and medieval ruins. Other places to visit include the never-completed Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Muhomad V. Then transfer to Chefchaouen (B)

DAY 6: Chefchaouen

The Spanish and Portuguese influence are deeply felt here, mainly in the different shades of ‘Portuguese blue’ in which much of the town’s structures are colored. Highlights of this day include a visit to where the city’s fresh water springs from the mountain, a stroll through the wonderfully restored 16th-century Kasbah, and time to explore the medina on your own. (B)

DAY 7: Chefchaouen - Volubilis/Moulay Idriss - Meknes - Fes

Leave Chefchaouen and head for the ruins of the Roman outpost of Volubilis. Once the seat of Roman provincial authority for hundreds of years, the sight was populated well into the Middle Ages and up to the 17th century, when an earthquake made it uninhabitable. Many mosaics and other structures from its Roman dyas are still very much intact. From there we head to nearby  Meknes. Meknes is home to a grand palace constructed by Sultan Moulay Ismail in the 12th century, the ruins of which now dominate the center of the town. See Bab Mansour, the impressive gateway to the city that was built with marble pillaged from the nearby ruins of Volubilis, before spending time in the medina of the city. The day ends with a short trip to Fes. (B)

DAY 8: Fes

Spend a full day here, exploring the oldest of Morocco’s Imperial Cities. Fes hosts the largest medina in Morocco,. Your walking tour starts at the beautiful Bab Boujloud, and wind your way into the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the city’s medina. Here, we visit the souks of various artisans and craftsmen, the al-Attarine medersa, the Karaouyine Mosque, the Jewish quarter of the city known as the Mellah, and the front entrance of the Royal Palace. End your tour at the tombs of the Merinid Kings, which overlook the city. (B)

DAY 9: Fes - Azrou - Beni Mellal

Depart from Fes after breakfast and start your day of travel, heading first to the Berber village of Azrou, the cedar forested hillsides.The day we will be traveling along Mountains roadways and perhaps might be lucky to see the Barbary apes that call this region home. (B)

DAY 10: Beni Mellal - Cascades d'Ouzoud - Marrakech

After breakfast, continue further into the High Atlas Mountains to the lovely Waterfalls d’Ouzoud, the highest waterfalls in North Africa. Enjoy a walk through the olive groves. Departing Ouzoud, head onwards to the heart of Morocco’s south, Marrkech. Surrounded by red adobe walls, the setting sun hits the ruddy structures of the city and makes the city seem as though lit by an indescribable fire. (B)

DAY 11: Marrakech

After breakfast this morning, set on a guided walking tour of the city. We will visit such sites as the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, the Ali ben Youssef Medersa, and the Bahia Palace and many more. (B)

DAY 12: Marrakech - Departure

Transfer to the airport depending on your time of departure (B)

 

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