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Arrival to Marrakech Menara Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Our driver will provide a brief overview of your tour. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Today you will have a full-day guided tour of Marrakech. The sightseeing tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia mosque, Majorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Palace Museum. Optional lunch will be in the medina followed by a walk through the colorful souks of Marrakech. Enjoy a sunset drink overlooking the exciting Jamaa El Fna Square from a terrace of a café. Overnight at hotel.
Today we travel across the plains of the great High Atlas Mountains. Climbing over the pass of Tizi n Tichka with great views over the Berber villages and green valleys to reach Ait Benhaddou. This incredible fortified Kasbah was built for defense purposes featured in many blockbuster movies, including Gladiator and Laurence of Arabia as its beauty is unequal to any other fortified Kasbahs in south of Morocco. After lunch, we continue south to the Hollywood of North Africa – Ouarzazate which is famous for being the filming location for many other Hollywood blockbusters and famous TV shows including James Bond – The Living Daylights, The Mummy and more recently Game of Thrones. The day will end in Skoura for the overnight.
Today there is a possibility of visiting the Kasbah of Amredil in Skoura before seeing the rose fields and reaching scenic Todra Gorges. Surrounded by towering vertical limestone cliffs reaching heights of 1000ft, it is known as Morocco’s Grand Canyon. The charm of Todra lies in its changing colours as the sun slowly moves from east to west. After time to wander through the canyons, we arrive to Merzouga, a fabulous destination for its immense red sand dunes and picturesque sunset and sunrise. You will enjoy ridding camels to the luxury desert camp where you have a welcome drink and tasty Moroccan dinner by the campfire with local entertainment.
Morning wake up to watch the spectacle of sunrise. After breakfast, you will drive towards the medieval city of Fes. It is a long drive today however there is a lot to see on the way. We will pass through the palm gorges of Ziz valley. Lunch will be enjoyed in Midelt. Just before Fes we stop at the cedar forest full of Barbary monkeys on our way through the middle Atlas Mountains. We reach Ifrane – a beautiful town often likened to a Swiss Alpine resort. Along the way we also start to see our first glimpse of Morocco’s nomadic Berbers. We arrive into Fes for the overnight at the hotel.
Today you will explore the twisting streets of the old Medina, with shops selling spices, carpets, silver, and more. We will start with a panoramic view over the entire Fes city. Then, we will stop to enjoy a visit the poetry workshop. Next will be the wonderful Royal Palace with its seven gates that are made of copper, adorned with marble and Mosaic. Then, we will visit the old Jewish Quarter – goes back to 17th Century and an Andalusian-style garden. You’ll see a university dating back to 859. After lunch, we continue the guided tour to see Bouaanania Medrassa, the Batha Museum, the leather Tanneries, and the blue-tiled gate named Bab Boujloud. Back to the hotel for the overnight.
We start from Fez with a scenic drive towards the North of the country where the blue town of Chefchaouen and the Rif Mountains through Meknes, the fourth of Morocco’s imperial cities and the 17th century heritage where we will stop for lunch and hang around the historical huge walls of the medina. After launch, we take a glimpse to Bab el Mansour and enjoy a visit of Moulay Ismail’s shrine. After lunch, continue the journey through the fertile agricultural hills to the Roman Ruins at Volubilis. Arrival to the authentic town of Chefchaouen for the overnight with dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will explore the blue town of Chefchaouen which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and welcoming town situated in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. This nice bleu city is known for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains. Overnight with dinner at the hotel.
Today you will depart from the blue town Chefchaouen towards the main capital Rabat. Upon arrival, you will see Hassan Tower. You will have the chance to visit the Royal Palace, the ornamented mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its white silhouette, topped by a typical green tiled roof. You will also reach the old Oudayyas Kasbah at the side of Bou Regreg River. This fortification was built as a military defense in the 12th century by the Almohads dynasty. The guided tour will go behind to early ages by visiting the Roman Chellah ruins as a necropolis at the outskirts of Rabat. Afterwards, take the highway towards Casablanca. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport of Casablanca or Marrakech for your flight back home.
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