Meknes Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 414

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Day 1: Marrakech

Welcome to Marrakech. Upon arrival we will meet you at the airport and escort you back to your first nights accommodation. Overnight Riad Itrane (or similar)

Day 2: Marrakech

This morning you will be taken on a morning guided tour of Marrakech. The afternoon is free to explore as you like. Overnight Riad Itrane (or similar)

Day 3: Marrakech

HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY! Today will be the first day of your cooking experience learning how to make Moroccan specialties. Each class takes place during the morning, between 1030 and 1330. Once the chosen menu has been prepared you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours afterwards by enjoying your own dishes in the restaurant. Overnight Riad Itrane (or similar)

Day 4: Marrakech

This morning you will have time to visit souks and spice market. Then it's day 2 of your cooking experience, what will you cook today? Overnight Riad Itrane (or similar)

A hive of activity

Day 5: Marrakech

Day 3 of your cooking experience, what will you cook today? Overnight Riad Itrane (or similar)

Day 6: Marrakech - Essaouira

After breakfast you will head to Essaouira on the coast in the morning. In the afternoon you have free time to explore the beach, harbour and medina. Overnight in Riad Watier or similar

Day 7: Essaouira

Good morning. What does the day hold for you. Explore on your own today. Overnight in Riad Watier or similar

Day 8: Essaouira - Meknes

This morning after breakfast you will travel up the coast to Casablanca and Rabat. About a million people live in the capital Rabat. Being the capital, it has the actual Royal Palace and the Kings' mausoleum. The main attraction, however, is the weird Hassan tower. Begun in the late 12th century, the Hassan tower was designed to be the minaret of what became the world's second largest mosque. Continue onwards to Meknes for the evening. Overnight Riad Safir or similar

Day 9: Meknes - Fes

Good morning in Meknes. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail, with more than 50 palaces within the exterior walls, which had more than 20 gates. It was named after a Berber tribe, known as Miknasa. Continue onwards to Fes with a visit to Volubilis, a world heritage site dating back to AD40. This ancient city once ruled the whole Roman province of Mauritania. Overnight Riad Al Bartal or similar

Day 10: Fes

This morning you will be escorted on a tour of Fes. The oldest and largest medieval city in the world, Fes is a bustling hive of activity. The medina is a must – a heady mix of aromas, sounds and sights from the tanneries, spice tubs, carpets, pottery and leather goods. The tanneries of Fes are incredible to see, leather being soaked in every colour, but be aware of the smell, it is truly pungent! Overnight Riad Al Bartal or similar

Day 11: Fes - Merzouga

Today, depart over the Middle Atlas and the cedar forests to the High Atlas range and the gorge du Ziz before arriving at the edge of the Sahara at Merzouga. Meet the camel team and ride to your camp for overnight.

Day 12: Merzouga - Ouarzazate

After an early start to see the sunrise over the dunes. We take the camels to the transport and set off along the foothills of the high Atlas and visit the Gorge du dades. The Dades Valley is often described as the "road of a thousand Kasbahs” although this is an exaggeration. Kasbahs and small settlements scatter the route with small oases of green dotted along the valley floor. Then head to Ouarzazate - which is known as “Door of the Desert,” or "O" as we like to call it John! Overnight Le Petit Riad or similar

Day 13: Ouarzazate

This morning we will take a short drive and visit Ait ben haddou Kasbah. Overnight Le Petit Riad or similar.

Day 14: Ouarzazate

A very early departure this morning for your onward flight. We will take you to the airport where we will say farewell. We hope you have enjoyed your holiday that we created together.

Morocco Spotlight


Ouarzazate originally was a small trader town enroute to Europe and northern cities in Morocco and was a garrison town ...

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last updated - 29 Jan 2015 3:13 AM