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11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic

11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic
11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic
11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic
11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic
11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic
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11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic :

CHARMS OF ANCIENT CAPITALS AND DESERT MAGIC :

The best of Morocco awaits you on the 11-day adventure visiting Morocco's historical imperial cities. Travelling from the Red city of Marrakech, you'll travel through Sahara Desert, mud-baked city to Ifran and onto Meknes, Volubilis, Fez and Rabat, before heading back to Casablanca. Visiting the fascinating sights of Volubilis and Moulay Idriss, you'll explore the best there is to see of the grand imperial cities each known for their varying architecture and historic atmosphere. Through traditional guesthouses, authentic local meals and friendly hospitality, you will be introduced to the Moroccan culture and the locals. During this adventure, you'll also learn about the country's history, architecture and traditions by visiting the ancient medieval medinas, monuments, mausoleums, and souks. And experience the sheer thrill of riding a quad bike through the place, and savor hot mint tea after wards in a perfect setting surrounded by palm trees,

11-day charms of ancient capitals and desert magic :

Day 1 : MARRAKECH ARRIVAL

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel For checking in and Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this exotic setting, the inspiration for the eponymous of Marrakech.

Day 2 : MARRAKECH - AIT BENHADDOU - ATLAS FILM STUDIO – GORGES DADES

Fill up on a savory breakfast of baguette, fresh fruit, jams and a café cassis (Moroccan cappuccino) at a local pâtisserie and then begin your one-day excursion to Aït Benhaddou, Ouarzazate and on the Gorges Dades. Your guide will lead you on a private tour through this Berber village of towered and crenulated kasbahs that once guarded the lucrative caravan route through the Atlas Mountains. Explore the kasbahs by foot with the option to ride a donkey across a river. Aït Benhaddou is one of many locations in this region used for shooting Hollywood films. Leaving behind this series of reliefs and etches in the rock. Dinner and overnight at your Riad in the Gorges.

Day 3 : GORGES DADES - ERFOUD - MERZOUGA

Enjoy a healthy breakfast at your Riad and take a walk through the hillsides of Tinghir, a narrow valley with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it. We will drive through the landscape of this beautiful area from Tinghir to the remarkable dunes Merzouga via Erfoud, Take a ride through the dunes to the Camp watching the spectacular sunset over the dunes. At the camp enjoy a delicious dinner under the desert sky, nightlife with traditional Moroccan music, will keep you entertained all the night in the Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara Desert.

Day 4 : MERZOUGA — MIDDLE ATLAS - MEDILT - IFRAN - FES

Wake up early and head out to an Oasis by camel to trek across the Erg Chebbi Dunes before dawn. Watch the sunrise over the dunes. Crossing the mountains of Middle Atlas, where Cedar trees typically only grow at over 1600- 1700m. Also we will take a short break to observe the wild life and enjoy the splendor nature, as well as a break for lunch at a Berber village, most of the way will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces and Berber villages. When arriving in Fes, the driver will take you to the Riad for overnight.

Day 5 : FES GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR

The day will be dedicated to the discovery of the imperial city, Fez Is full of sites and places of high historical and heritage value: Medersa Attarine, Fountain Nejjarine, Mosque Karaouine (1st university in the world build by a woman), Palais Royal (and its Famous golden door), Tombs Mérinides, ... Discover also the artisans of the leather and their method of natural dyeing. Discover theMedina Fes El Bali: It is the largest of Morocco and the most exciting one. It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1976. Souk El Attarine: It is the souk of the grocers, it is without a doubt the most colorful market of Fez. Nejjarine: This small square takes its name from the cabinetmakers who occupy the stalls of the district, a pretty fountain, all decorated with zelliges and a sculptured wooden pediment enhances the place. The Quaraouiyine Mosque: Founded in 862 by a Muslim Fatima El Fihria originally from Quairaouan. It is the first university in the world. Zaouia de Moulay Idriss: Shelters the tomb of Moulay Idriss II founder of Fez. This is the holy place of Fez. Médersa Bou Inania:Islamic university built between 1350 and 1357 by the Sultan Merinide Abou Inane and whose architecture is one of the masterpieces of Moorish art. Médersa Attarine: It is a Koranic school built in 1323 by the Sultan Merinide Abou Said whose decoration is of an extreme finesse.Dinner and spend the night in a Riad.

Within the medina, we will the following historical sites:
#1 Medersa Bou Inania
#2 Kairaouine MosqueUniversity of Al-Karaouine
#3 Medersa el Attarin
#4 Zaouia Moulay Idriss II
#5 Dar Batha

Day 6 : FES Departure & Transfer to the Blue City via Volubilis and Meknes

Today. We will head to the beautiful city of Chechaoun via Volubili, situated just outside the city of Meknes, Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber and Roman city which developed during the 3rd century BC as a Berber settlement before later becoming the capital of the kingdom of Mauretania. The Blue city located in the middle of the Rif Mountains, Chefchaoun is known for its beautiful blue walls and narrow alleyways. It is a very peaceful and charming little town full of life and excitement.

Perched below the cliffs of the Rif mountain range, Chefchaouen is ideal for relaxing and wandering, taking in its wonderful laid-back ambience. Commonly known as the 'blue city, blue paint absolutely dominates this city - every doorway, wall, path and house is painted blue.

This blue-washed city is one of the prettiest places in Morocco and perhaps in the whole of Africa. Whilst it may be a popular area, the ambience and authenticity have remained. You will have dinner and overnight at the Riad.

Day 7 : CHEFCHAOUEN DEPARTURE - TRANSFET TO RABAT, GOING BY AKSHOUR WATERFALL

From the blue city, we’ll go to Akchour, a true nature of Morocco. Akchour is just 30Km away fromChefchaouen and you will enjoy amazing waterfalls, mountains and weed farms. There, you can easily get a guide to show you the real beauty of mountains but they’re not official guides. They are just locals trying to earn a bit of money and they are all friendly. In Tangier You will tour the corniche passage and the modern city. After that you will head south. After 50 km you will arrive to Assilah. It has been founded by the Phoenicians in 1500 BC. During the 15th and 16th centuries it spent several decades under Portuguese rule, before being surrendered to the Spanish.Asilah's charms are manifold, and include safe swimming beaches, quaint streets painted in soft shades of white and blue, and excellent restaurants inspired by the town's Spanish heritage. The ramparts that were built by the Portuguese in the 15th century contrast with the whiteness of the houses. Three imposing gates penetrate the ramparts. Other vestiges of the past are towers and bastions. In the afternoon we will leave for Rabat for check-in, relax and spend the night at your hotel.

Day 8 : RABAT GUIDED TOUR, TRANSFER TO CASABLANCA

Today morning, the driver and the guide will take you for an orientation visit of the imperial city of Rabat and visit the Royal Palace, the Oudaya Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. In an enchanting setting on the banks of the Bouregreg River, with a breathtaking view of the majestic Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V Mausoleum. In the afternoon, your driver will transfer you to your Hotel in Casablanca and wish you a safe and pleasant onward journey.

Day 9 : CASABLANCA CITY TOUR, TRANSFER TO MARRAKECH

Today in the Morning, we will dedicate a sightseeing tour with an expert guide around the city, beginning by central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of the mosque Hassan II.There is a possibility for a fish lunch at the corniche (seafront promenade). End of tour approx 16.00 Hrs. When this sightseeing tour comes to conclusion we will drive to Marrakech. In Casablanca, there are many sites of interest to visit including the Hassan II Mosque with its 200-metre high minaret and a lavish interior with wood, marble, carved stone and gilded ceilings. You'll also be able to visit the Old City Medina as well as the Habous, built by the French and a good place to find fine crafts. Lunch Rick’s Café recreates the legendary film “Casablanca", When the city tour be completed , You'll be taken back to the hotel.

Day 10 : GUIDED HISTORICAN & CULTURAL VISIT

A city like no other, Marrakesh exceeds all expectations. From ancient architecture and markets to charming restaurants and ornate artworks, the city is a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Taking a walk through the Medina to discover the gardens, religious sites and mosaics that the city is famous for. Wandering around the streets you can sample some local delicacies from street vendors and try your hand at haggling for trinkets.

You will be picked up from your hotel by a professional guide and driver. You will then start your day exploring Marrakech and seeing its landmarks. You tour will start by discovering the Koutoubia Mosque, it is the largest mosque in Marrakesh. It is famed especially for its magnificent minaret, the oldest of the three great Almohad minarets remaining in the world.The minaret overlooks the entire city with its astounding height of 69 meters. Afterwards you will visit the famous Saadian tombs: it is a mausoleum occupying a quiet enclosure at the Kasbah, the tombs are magnificently decorated with colorful tiles, Arabic script and elaborate carvings.

Then you will head to the beautiful square of Jemaa El Fna, which is the main attraction of the city: this is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious tea, or to try local specialties while watching live performance that awaits you. At night, the place turns into a huge tavern where locals and tourists come to enjoy an open-air dinner or take in their surroundings. Finally, to end your visit, you will discover the Bahia Palace, which was a minister gift for his favorite and his 80 official concubines. A monument of stunning beauty, Andalusian and Moorish architecture are in harmony with each other, just like in the Al-Hambra of Spanish Granada.It is hardly astonishing that Bahia Palace has become interesting for the film industry. The complex has been used as the setting for movies such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Meanwhile, it has also been listed as a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Surely one of the most beautiful palaces of the city and country.

Visit of: Souks - The Place Jemaa El Fna - the Koutoubia - Bahia - The tombs Saadien - The Ramparts - The Palmeraie - Majorelle Gardens - The Menara garden. Concluding this day by going to the Palm Grove, to experience the sheer thrill of riding a quad bike through the place, and savor hot mint tea after wards in a perfect setting surrounded by palm trees, a blue sky with an incridible nature! When this breathtaking adventure comes to an end, you will be taken back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Day 11 : Marrakech Airport Transfer

Depends on your flight time . We will arrange a private transfer to Marrakech airport. This ends your Morocco Travel experience.

What is included?

  • Transport in comfortable air conditioned minivan
  • Multilingual Speaking Driver
  • Airport Transfers,
  • Local Expert Historical Guides for Imperial Citiy Visits
  • Guided Day Tours
  • Sightseeing’s
  • 3- night stay at Riad or hotel in Marrakech
  • 1- night stay at Riad in Dades Gorges
  • 1- night accommodation at Luxury Desert Camp in Merzouga
  • 2- nights stay at Riad in Fes
  • 1- night stay at Riad in Chefchaouen
  • 1- night stay at hotel in Rabat
  • 1- night stay at Hotel in Casablanca
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily dinner.
  • Airport Pick-ups and drop off

Not included

  • Lunch

IMPORTANT INFO :

Duration

Tour 11 Days 10 Nights

Available

Everyday

Departure point

Free hotel pick-up or meeting point

Departure time

07:00 am local time of your hotel

Return time

18:30 h, local time

Return point

Returns to original departure point

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.