Day 1: Arrival at the airport then visit Casablanca (Casablanca sightseeing) – drive to Rabat
Arrival at Casablanca Mohammed V airport. Welcome and assistance, and sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco. We will visit the exterior of the Hassan II Great Mosque, the world’s second largest, and the only working mosque in Morocco that can be visited by non-Muslims, one of the Islamic world’s greatest monuments. Departure to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. In Rabat we will visit the splendid Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the kasba des Oudayas. Overnight in a Riad/Hotel in Rabat. (BB)
Day 2: Rabat sightseeing – Meknes – Moulay Idriss Zerhoun – Volubilis – Fes
After breakfast, we will depart to Fès with a stop at Meknès or “the Moroccan Versailles”, which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. Highlights will include Bab Mansour, Saharij Souani and the old Medina. Independent lunch and departure to Volubilis, the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins and the sacred town of Moulay Idriss I, where the founder of Islam in Morocco is buried. We will then continue to Fès. Check-in at your hotel, dinner and overnight stay Fes. (BB)
Day 3: Fes sightseeing escorted by an official local guide.
We will enjoy all that Fes has to offer, a guided city tour to visit the old Medina of Fes; a particularly exciting experience because when you enter the sprawling labyrinthine alleys you feel like you have stepped back in time. Donkeys and mules are the only form of transport in these steep, narrow streets. Delicious scents come from the souk, where perfumes and spices are traded. In contrast, however, the most appalling stink emanates from the leather tanneries, where men often stand up to their waists treating leather in noxious baths, in much the same way as has been done for centuries – don’t let this put you off visiting there too; ethnic leather goods make great souvenirs! (BB)
Day 4: Fes – Middle Atlas Mountains – Beni Mellal – Ouzoud waterfalls
Our journey will take us through the Middle Atlas mountains, where cedar forests abound, and nearer to Marrakech we will be able to glimpse the even more imposing snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas mountains, and have the chance to visit one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world as the water tumbles some 360 lovely and amazing feet through lush greenery here we will have an overnight in a hotel beside the falls. Overnight in Ouzoud. (HB)
Day 5: Ouzoud falls – Marrakech
Today we will leave for the largest of all the Imperial Cities and the southern capital, Marrakech, where we will spend the final two nights of the tour, we will arrive at noon. Overnight in Marrakech.
Optional Activity: At late afternoon, after a long break, shower – at late afternoon- transfer to a palm-grove near Marrakech, come experience a magical, majestic, authentic and unforgettable dinner show! Originated from the Rif region, the Fantasia is a war ceremony consisting of opposing groups of horsemen. Each represents the best riders of their tribe. As each group quivers in glaring light, all its members point their rifles to the sky and shoot at the same time leaving behind them a tumult of burst and shouts. Comfortably seated on rich cushions under one of the various “Caïdales” tents you will taste the dishes that made Moroccan cuisine world famous. During this delicious meal enjoy folkloric troops, musicians, and acrobats from all over Morocco. They will entertain, astonish, captivate and surprise you. After the meal, we will go to the arena, where the show really gets started! Enjoy dances, songs and the caravan. Admire the incredible cleverness and nimbleness of the horse riders on their pure Arab steeds. One of the greatest surprises is the sultan and his favorite wife on a flying carpet above the spectators! (BB)
Day 6: Marrakech guided sightseeing tour
Enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech today, taking you through the winding streets, bustling souks, and the focal point of the city – the great Djemâa-el-Fna. No visit to the city is complete without a visit to the city’s UNESCO-listed medina & Djemâa el-Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. Explore this mystical city at your leisure, and relax with our optional activity - a visit to a traditional hamman. Enjoy a steam bath followed by an exfoliating massage - the ideal end to the day (BB)
Day 7: Marrakech at leisure – Transfer to the airport.
Today we will try to benefit our time as much as we can, wander around Marrakech souks to get some souvenirs for friends…, then transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
• Transportation / Fuel / Driver: 7 days Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle(s), mini bus or motorcoach.
• Guidance: Services of a qualified fluent multi-language guide.
• Comprehensive sightseeing including guidance.
• 5 nights Accommodation in well recommended hotels / Kasbahs / Riads.
• Breakfast daily
• Drinks and personal items
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