Jewels Of Morocco
7 Nights / 8 Days – Morocco – Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Chefchaoen, Fez, Beni Mellal, Marrakech,
Day 1: Casablanca
- Arrival to Casablanca international airport, meet & greet by your English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel.
- Overnight in Casablanca Hotel.
- City tour of Casablanca (Depend on your arrival time) :
- Start with Park “de La LigueArabe”, a huge garden with avenues lined with tall palm trees, fichus, arcades, pergolas and flower beds. On its edge is situated near to the church of the sacred heart of Jesus, even its disused but still splendid example of Moresque architecture.
- Moving north, work your way up to the old medina, moving through Place Mohammed V and Nations Unions, the main focal points of New city. See French architecture complemented with Moorish design in Place Mohammed V, the protectorate square.
- Then enjoy the visit of the Mosque Hassan II.Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau, situated on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 work shippers. Their minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 meters. It is an enormous architectural masterpiece and the second largest religious building in the world.
- End of your tour with visit of Anfa District and AinDiab Sea Resort. “If arrival late in the day the city tour will take place, the next morning”
- Overnight in Casablanca hotel
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat- Tangier
- After breakfast take your way to Rabat city. Start your journey by the visit of Rabat. Rabat has a population of 2 millions is a main university town and the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Bouregreg River.
- Your tour will start by the Hassan tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bouregreg. It is a gigantic mosque, emblematic of Rabat and famous for its unfinished minaret where storks nest. Next door, visit the beautiful Mausoleum of Mohammed V decorated with stained glass windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entryway with a stairway leading to an impressive dome. Also on the list of New town has wide boulevards, open green spaces and avenues lined with residential blocks, a railroad, the Bank of Morocco, Museum of the Poste and the cathédrale Saint -Pierre.
- Next, your guide will escort you on a walk around the picturesque Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. The kasbah was built by Moulay Ismaïl from 1672-1727 to protect the city and is enclosed by ramparts dating from the Almohad period. Visit Bab Oudaïa, a monumental gate and example of Almohad military architecture. Before moving on to city medina, relax in the Moorish style Andalusian garden.
- Continue to Tangier …..
- Overnight in Tangier hotel.
Day 3: Tangiers -Chefchaoen- Fez
- After breakfast proceed with the visit of Tangier
- Visit to the Kasbah of Tangier: the Kasbah, old palace area, is above the harbor and the city heights. You can also discover prehistoric and ancient remains of Tangier.
- Visit to the hosts palace ( e.g. museum Forbes) transformed by Malcom Forbes museum it draws crowds of passionate contemporary history, today is the official palace hosts pass mark in Tangier.
- Visit of large and small Socco : Large Socco (from the Spanish meaning souk ) is located at the entrance of the Medina. This is the busiest place in town. As for the little Socco: there is a large mosque built in the 18th century on the ruins of an Old Portuguese Cathedral.
- Visit to the Legation of the United States: the first American historical monument located outside the United States. It is a small palace, located in the heart of the Kasbah, offered in 1821 by the Sultan Moulay Sulaiman to the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe.You can also visit if you like the caves of Hercules: Located 10 Km from Tangier , is natural cave where, according to Greek mythology, Hercules went to rest after the completion of his exploits.
- Leaving the tangier, taking the way to Fez,you can discover the beauty of a small city named Chefchaouen Or Chaouen situated in the Rif mountains, this city was founded in 1471 as a small Kasbah, wich still exists to this day.
- Overnight in Fez hotel.
Day 4: Fez
- Breakfast at the hotel then proceed with a full day tour of Fez.
- Start with the Fez el- Bali through the symmetrical horse shoe arches at Bab Boujeloud (The Blue Gate). Fès -el Bali, best characterized as a sea of rooftops embellished with minarets and domes, is too narrow for cars. Aside from walking, donkeys and mules are still the best way to travel within the cities old walls.
- Upon entering to the main street of the medina named TalaaKebira, you will see lines of shops covered by canopies. Make your way to the Karaouiyine Mosque. Located in the Karaouiyine quarter, the mosque is one of the oldest in the world and functioned as the first university in Morocco. After your visit, continue along the streets which will lead you to some of Fes’ most important buildings including Dar el- Magana, a fourteenth century water clock and Zaouia el Tijaniya, containing the tomb of Ahmed el Tijani, who spread his infamous doctrine Tariqq el-Tijaniya (The Way) throughout Morocco.
- We will also stop to visit the Ech Cherabliyine Masjid (Mosque of the Slipper makers) then browse the souks selling henna, slippers, caftans, silks, jewelry and spices.
- Next onto the UNESCO recognized site, Fondouk el- Najjarine. Within the foundouk’s three floors is the Wood Museum , which displays carved doors from the Bouaanania Medersa.
- After lunch (not included) you will visit the Museum Dar el- Batha to view the great collection of pottery, leather-work, wood, books and manuscripts from the nineteenth century.
- Next, enter Bab el Ftouh, the “Gateway of the Aperture” to explore the Andalusia quarter, a residential part of the medina full of monuments. Our last part of the tour will take you into the Fez el Jedid, a kasbah which functioned as Morocco’s administrative center until 1912. Explore the royal palace and many interesting quarters including the Moulay Abdalllah Quarter, the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) and a little farther down south lies Ville Nouvelle (The New quarter).
- Overnight in Fez hotel.
Day 5: Fez - Beni Mellal– Marrakech
- Go after breakfast and take the Marrakech road.
- Departure to head for Beni Mellal, a modern town surrounded by orange and olive groves. The nearby Bin-el-Ouidane Dam keeps the groves and other cultivated crops like Beetroot and sugarcane well watered.
- Enjoy a traditional Berber lunch (at leisure) in Beni Mellal. Located at the foot of the Middle Atlas Moutains, Beni Mellal is on the edge of the great Tadla Plain where cereals are cultivated. The town has an interesting history of also being called Day and Kasbah Belkouche and was inhabited by the Berbers and Jews before the arrival of Islam. In the 13th century Beni Mellal stood on the border between the kingdoms of Fes and Marrakech, which were the objects of dispute between the Merinid and Almohad dynasties. In 1680 Moulay Idriss built a kasbah in Marrakech.
- Overnight in Marrakech hotel
Day 6: Marrakech
- Breakfast at the hotel. Full day devoted to Marrakech city tour.
- Your introduction to Marrakech will begin in the Medina, the old quarter of Marrakech. From here we will explore this historically charming area by foot. In Djemma el Fna square, you will visit the famous 12th century Koutoubia Mosque and minaret.
- Marrakech is a city of underground channels built by the architects from Cordoba, Spain to provide water for the town and Palmery. We will drive to the Lower Medina to explore more of Marrakesh’s secrets: the sixteenth century Saadian Tombs with stark towers, the ruined 16th century El Badhi palace, and the Mellah the Jewish quarter. Lunch at Leisure
- Your guide will lead you through the labyrinth streets and pathway of the Djemma el Fna. Enjoy aromatic smells, taste fresh squeezed orange juice and venture into the souks specializing in Berber carpets, silver jewelry, artisan workshops, handmade shoes and tanneries.
- Overnight in Marrakech hotel.
Day 7: Marrakech– Casablanca
- Breakfast at the hotel. transfer to Casablanca Day at leisure (free time)
- Overnight in Casablanca hotel.
Day 8: Casablanca Departure
- Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Casablanca international airport (according to your flight details).
- This ends your Morocco Travel experience.
- Arrival & departure transfers.
- 7 Nights hotel accommodation on BB (Bed & breakfast)
- Deluxe AC vehicle according to participant’s number including fuel and
- unlimited mileage (according to program)
- Tours & sightseeing as per the program including local guide or Tour guide or both (for groups of 15 Pax minimum)
- Entry fees to Monuments as per the program including Hassan II Mosque
- All Taxes
- Drinks during meals
- Tips and personal charges: Phone, Laundry, extras…..
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