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Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Kasabah Des Oudaias

La Tour Hassan

ruins of the sultan Yacoub al Mansour mosque

Fes El Medina

Tanneries Souq

Nejjarine museum of Wooden arts & crafts

Dar Batha

Desert of Merzouga

the Merzouga Dunes

Todra Gorge

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Day 1 : Arrival- Casablanca-Rabat

On arrival in Casablanca airport private transfer to Rabat which is about 90 kms or 1 hour and 15 minutes from Casablanca. Check in at the hotel in Rabat and free time to relax. Later in the day visit Chellah the 13th century necropolis built by the Merenids during the 13th century on the remains of the ancient Roman city. The forums and the thermes  can be still seen here. It is a great place to walk to enjoy the nature, the views over the Bou Regreg river valley and walk past minarets which have not been used for centuries. Then see the Royal Palace of Rabat from outside. Dinner and overnight at Rabat

Day 2 : Rabat- Meknes- Voulibilis-Fez

In the morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of Rabat which covers starting with Mausoleum of Mohammed V which is the most important monument of Morocco. The visit Kasabah Des Oudaias is the fortification built on a hill overlooking the ocean. It is really charming with all the houses being painted in white and blue. Visit La Tour Hassan is the 44 m high minaret towering amongst the ruins of the sultan Yacoub al Mansour mosque which was completely destroyed by an earthquake in the 18th century. The minaret was built in 1195, but it was never finished. Nevertheless, it is a stunning monument, with its beautiful, stark orange walls set against a clear blue Rabati sky. Finally visit Medina- Rue Des Consuls where only craft shops can be found here.  After lunch drive to Meknes a 17th century and declared as UNESCO world heritage site. Visit Sultan's Stables, Moulay Ismail's mausoleum, Koubba El Khayatine, the majestic Bab Mansour, and El Hdim Square. Then drive down to Voulibiis site of Roman ruins dating to the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., and also declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Arrive in Fez by late evening and dinner and overnight at the hotel in Fez

Day 3 : Fez

After a leisurely breakfast depart for a full day tour of Fez. Sightseeing includes Fes El Medina is a mysterious, secret and magical place, This is a big, well preserved arab medieval city which can perhaps only be compared to Damascus. The Old Fes Medina, with its 200 mosques, 250 hammams and more than 800 bread bakeries is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will be amazed that such a world even exists. It is nothing short of amazing. Visit Tanneries Souq: The tanneries are an amazing sight: you will witness how leather was being dyed for centuries, and the method still persists today. Nejjarine museum of Wooden arts & crafts: This beautiful museum is worth visiting for the building itself! It is a really well renovated founduq, looking amazing.The wooden exhibits show the excellence of Moroccan craftsmanship, which has continued well onto this day. Dar Batha: is an interesting building — a museum of Moroccan craftsmanship and folk art. Here, you will be able to see remarkable examples of Berber jewellry, laced tapestry, well-known blue pottery from Fes, stucco panels and more. The museum has also a nice garden full of plants, palms and flowers. Overnight at the hotel in Fez

Day 4 : Fez- Merzouga

After breakfast drive to Erfoud, crossing the impressive cedar forest of the middle Atlas Mountains stop en route for lunch in Midelt. Upon arrival to Erfoud a 4 W.D vehicle will pick up you to the Desert of Merzouga, the site of the Merzouga Dunes, highest in Africa and one of the filming sites for Lawrence of Arabia. Take an optional camel trek to admire the sunset at the dunes. Enjoy dinner at your encampment and, later, the breathtaking sight of stars in the desert sky. Dinner and overnight in a nomad tent

Day 5 :  Merzouga- Todra Gorge- Ouarzazate

Get up in the early morning for seeing sunrise behind the dunes, then come back to your tent for breakfast. Depart to Ourzazate, on the way stop at Erfoud for visiting the fossil factories where 500 million year-old fossils are extracted and exported around the globe, afterwards continue to Todra Gorge. The Gorge is a dramatic geological 3,200 ft. canyon in the mountains where the massive walls of the gorge rise steeply, and cut off sunlight from the gravel riverbed. Mountain goats and eagles are sometimes seen on the high cliffs.  Have Lunch at Todra, later on drive to Ouarzazate crossing the vallies of Tafilalet and Dades valley. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Ouarzazate

Day 6 : Ouarzazate- Marakkesh

Arise early and leave after breakfast for Marrakech. En route, visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, an exceptionally well-preserved site which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 by UNESCO. Ouarzazate is also the administrative operations base for film companies where many famous films were made, among them: The Gladiator; The Four Feathers, Romancing the Stone, Cleopatra, Sheltering Sky, Jewel of the Nile and Lawrence of Arabia, Spy Game… lunch at Ai Benhaddou then depart for your return to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains with their beautiful landscapes and admire the Berber architecture of Taddart (Berber villages). Overnight at the hotel in Marrakesh

Day 7 : Marakkesh

Breakfast at the hotel and then depart for a private tour of Marrakesh: The visit includes The Koutabia mosque minaret the most recognisable land mark in Marrakesh. It derives its name from book sellers and the librarians who had their stalls placed here during the 12th century. At 69 m in height it is the visible from the entire city. Visit the Ben Yousseff Medresa which looks so beautiful that you could stare at the stucco decorations and mosaics for hours. The museum of Marrakesh which hosts a number of traditional berber costumes, jewellery etc. Le Palais El Badi which looks epic and monumental and from the terrace you can enjoy the beautiful views of Marrakesh. Le Palais de La Bahia is a magnificent edifice giving the exact impression how it must have been living a rich and lavish life of a sultan. In the in the evening visit the world famous Jemaa- el –fena square one of the most important land marks in the world. Spend the evening in this amazing market witnessing orange juice vendors, snake charmers, food stalls, dancers, musicians, story tellers, fortune tellers etc. No wonder this square was placed on the UNESCO list’s of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity 2001. Overnight in Marrakesh.

Day 8 : Marrakesh- Ourika valley- Marrakesh

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then begin an excursion to Ourika valley ,a Berber Village located on the foot of the High Atlas mountains inhabited by the Berber of the area, admire the architecture of the houses called Taddart and visit a Berber family to share with them some enjoyable moment and assist to a Tea ceremony. Overnigtht at the hotel in Marrakesh

Day 9 : Marrakesh-Essaouria

After Breakfast drive to Essaouira called “El Mogador,” or the lookout, Essaouira sits on the Atlantic coast and may be the loveliest Moroccan coastal town.  It has long attracted artists from all over the globe.  In 1952 Orson Wells chose it as the location for his film Othello, and in the 1960's it attracted rock musicians as Jimmy Hendrix and Cat Stevens, among others. Overlooking a scattering of wave-ravaged offshore islands, Essaouira was founded in 1760 on the site of a 7th century B.C. Phoenician settlement. The old town and port, encircled by 18th century battlements, offers a sandy beach stretching for miles to the south, while richly forested hills extend to the east.  Inside the Kasbah, ancient and narrow alleys wind through the medina and among the souks.   In 2001 the medina at Essaouira was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dinner and overnight at Essaouria.

Day 10 : Essaouria- El Jadida- Casablanca

Check out after breakfast, and then drive to Casablanca. En route, see Safi, a fishing city, where the Portuguese influence is seen in the ruins of the Ksar El Bahr fortress. In 1969, adventurer Thor Heyerdahl launched a papyrus-built boat, Ra I, in an effort to prove that Egyptians could have reached and colonized the Americas. On his second effort in 1970, Heyerdahl reached Barbados, proving his point. After lunch visit El Jadida, once the main Portuguese port in North Africa, and the center of all Portuguese operations in the Atlantic. Mazagan, as it was called by the Portuguese, was under their control until the 19th century when Morocco re-conquered and renamed it El Jadida. The influence of the Portuguese remains, especially in a cistern which could hold enough water for 5,000 people for two months. Check in at the hotel in Casablanca and dinner and overnight at the hotel in Casablanca.

Day 11 : Casablanca

In the morning after breakfast guided tour of Casablanca. The Hassan II mosque the biggest monument in Morocco and the 3rd biggest in the world. The great minaret is the highest in the world which is about 200 m. Then visit the City centre architecture from the French colonial period is a beautiful example of conserved buildings from the 20th century. The land mark buildings are Main post office, Palace of Justice and the Perfecture building. The New medina in Casablanca was built in the beginning of the 20th century and has a certain charm. Overnight at the hotel in Casablanca

Day 12 : Casablanca - Departure
Free time in the morning and later in the day check out and transfer to the hotel for your flight back home


Your Tour price includes
1) Return private airport transfers, 2) Accommodation on twin sharing basis, 3) Full board: breakfast, lunch & dinner starting with dinner on day 1 to breakfast on last day, 4) Domestic transfers in Morocco on private basis, 5) Private sightseeing, 6) All entrance tickets, 7) Charges for driver and guide, 8)1lit mineral water per person per day during the trip, 9) All applicable taxes and VAT

Your tour price does not include
1) All expenses that are personal in nature and those not listed in land price inclusions, 2) International airfare

Important notes
1) Minimum 4 weeks required to regulate visa and all bookings 2) All bookings must be done directly with 365 tours / authorised travel agents and Franchisees only

 

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Morocco

This quiz is on the entire continent of Africa. We will give you names of 4 places, all located in the same country. Just name the country.

Dades valley

Ben Yousseff Medresa

Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou

The Koutabia mosque minaret

Jemaa- el –fena square

Ourika valley

Berber family

Essaouira



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