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Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 549

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Day 1: Rabat

Today you will be picked up from Casablanca and you will travel up the coast to Rabat. About a million people live in the capital Rabat and its sister city Sale, but wandering around the Medina, the Kasbah or the Modern Town this is not the impression you get, as it doesn’t have a busy capital city feel to it. Being the capital, it has the actual royal palace and the Kings' mausoleum. This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the Chellah, Hassan II tower and the Medina.

Day 2: Rabat - Meknes

Today you will travel to 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. The Ville Imperiale is the remains of Ismail’s buildings, with palaces, gardens and stables, set within walled enclosures. Ismail’s mausoleum is considered to be an Islamic site and one of the only ones in Morocco that will allow non-believers into parts of it. This afternoon you will visit the palaces and souks in the Medina.

Day 3: Meknes - Fes

Today you shall travel up north through the chickpea fields to Fes. In the afternoon visit the Roman city of Volubilis before travelling onward to 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. There are still some 200,00 people that live in the Medina, which has an old world feel to it.

Day 4: Fes

This morning you will take a guided tour of Fes and the afternoon is free to explore at your leisure.

Day 5: Fes

This morning you will visit the cedar forests and city of Ifrane before heading back to Casablanca.

Morocco Spotlight
Remains of a kasbah

Ouarzazate

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 - 23 Aug 2014 12:35 AM

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