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Sample Itinerary - REF MOROCCO 571

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Day 1: Casablanca

Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Sightseeing with a town guide in the morning and afternoon free. You should not miss the Hassan II Mosque, which is the second largest in the Moslem world after Mecca.

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat

Today we journey to Morocco’s present capital, Rabat. Check into your hotel. After time to rest and freshen up, explore the Tour Hassan, the mausoleum and surroundings.

Day 3: Rabat - Meknes

We continue to Meknes. The drive will take over three hours. Once we arrive, you will be amazed at the difference in atmosphere you will experience. The old part of this city is beautiful and has a feel of the Oriental and the Mediterranean at the same time. The labyrinth of the alleys and the Market are a curiosity to any visitor. You could visit the Lahdem Square and the famous Gate of Bab El-mansour, the Tomb of Moulay Ismail.

Day 4: Meknes - Fes

On our way to Fes we will stop for a tour of nearby Volubilis, the fascinating ruin of the Roman capital of Northwestern Africa. Following that we stop at Moulay Idriss. Walking through the narrow streets of this venerated citadel, said to be the first Islamic city of the first Arab dynasty and the cradle of Moroccan Sufism, you will learn about its history. Overnight Fes - Riad Bartal

Day 5: Fes

On the first day you may choose to tour the Souks and inner quarters of the city accompanied by a Local Guide. Once you are in the bowels of the 1200 year old city with it’s winding alleys full of craftsmen, whiffs of perfume mixed with the smell of donkey dung, the sites of ancient Koranic schools and old working tanneries, you will feel that you have stepped back into another era. We will suggest several traditional Moroccan restaurants for your choice for lunch. Overnight Fes - Riad Bartal

Day 6: Fes - Marrakech

Depart early this morning and travel across the Middle Atlas Mountains to Marrakech (pearl of the South) through Azrou and Khenifra, Berber villages known for handicrafts and carpet weaving. Stop for scenic views and lunch in Khenifra. Upon arrival in Marrakech, we check into our Riad, converted from a traditional home into tourist quarters.

Day 7: Marrakech

Today is devoted to explore the marvels of Marrakech. The morning tour of this city includes the Menara Garden, a beautiful reflecting pool surrounded by extensive flower beds, an example of Moorish design, constructed in 1866. The pool is a also a unique functional irrigation system based on ancient architectures adapted to life in the desert. You can view the Koutoubia Minaret which is the twin tower of la Giralda in Sevilla, Spain and the beautifully constructed and decorated Sultan’s tomb’s. Afternoon free.

Day 8: Marrakech - Casablanca

Morning at leisure before a drive this afternoon brings you back to Casablanca.

Day 9: Casablanca

Departure transfer to the airport.

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 - 28 Jul 2014 12:16 PM

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