MOROCCO JEWISH TOUR

Detailed Itinerary

The Kingdom of Morocco has always been a land of tolerance and coexistence. The 500 year old Moroccan Jewish neighborhood has a powerful and little-known historical past and a tradition rooted in Africa and the Muslim world.
From the Ocean to the Sahara…This fascinating journey takes you on a journey to take a look at Morocco’s pure, historic and Jewish highlights. You’ll get a style of the unique charms of the wild Atlas Mountains with their snow capped peaks, lush oases, camel caravans, nice Imperial cities with their Kasbahs and the old Jewish Quarters. For those who want to uncover the good Jewish tradition and take a sneak peek again into past times, then this is the perfect tour to discover Moroccan Jewish culture and to experience the wealthy Jewish and Arab cultures together with Berber, Spanish, Roman and different influences.

Day 01
Casablanca

Upon arrival to the Casablanca airport, your first step will be a panoramic drive through the town of Casablanca to view the Royal Palace, the structure of Place Mohamed V, Anfa, the residential space and the Marabout of Sidi Abderrahman (a holy shrine constructed on a rocky outcropping within the Atlantic ocean to which ladies journey from all around Morocco seeking miracles) and discover the romantic beachfront with its world well-known retailers, eating places and nightclubs. We are going to go to the well-known Hassan II Mosque. Just lately constructed, it’s the largest in the world outside of Mecca. Then we’ll go to the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) with its temples and synagogues reminiscent of Beth-El, the biggest synagogue and an essential neighborhood building, The Jewish cemetery within the Mellah is open and quiet, with well-kept white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. Then we visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism of Casablanca which is the primary Jewish Museum in any Arab nation. It presents religious, ethnographic and creative objects that reveal the historical past, faith, traditions and every day lifetime of Jews within the context of Moroccan civilization.

Overnight

Day 02
Rabat

After breakfast we depart to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. We take a look at the bustling Medina, then we visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the unfinished Hassan Tower ; it’s the counterpart of Marrakech’s Koutoubia Mosque and the Giralda Cathedral in Seville, Spain, all of which have been constructed by the Almohad Dynasty and the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum (Mohamed VI. Revered by Muslims and Jews alike, Mohamed V was capable of saving Moroccan Jews from the ugly fate of their European counterparts because of the Vichy regime’s occupation in World war II) then we’ll go to the Jewish neighborhood with its slim lanes and vibrant courtyards, the near-by Mellah has a wonderful synagogue located inside its gates, whereas the primary synagogue can be found a number of blocks onward within the New city. You’ll drive through the ramparts and the partitions of Mechouar that include the Royal Palace. In the Exterior town partitions of Rabat, we’ll go to one other walled city, the traditional ruins of Chellah, the place Jews are believed to have lived through the time of the Phoenicians. Then we’ll go to the Kasbah of Oudayas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with magnificent views.

Overnight

Day 03
Rabat − Volubilis − Meknes − Fez

After Breakfast, departure for Meknes for a Journey via lush rolling hills studded with the fertile plains of historic olive groves and vineyards which await you within the Ismalian capital of Meknes. Often known as Moroccan Versailles” which was built in the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail, the Jewish presence is evidenced by Hebraic epitaphs writings from the Christian period in addition to Greek inscriptions that also are visible in native Synagogues. You could want to go to the ageing Talmud Torah within the Jewish Quarter and the brand new Mellah (Meknes had two of them: the unique one and the 20th-century new Mellah). Go to the tomb of Rabbi David Benmidan, who was the “Big Boss of Meknes” and is one other pilgrimage shrine. Within the new Mellah there are 11 synagogues of which eight are sadly not used nowadays.
After a sightseeing tour of the town, your journey will proceed until you attain Moulay Idriss. You can also journey to Moulay Idriss shrine, the holiest Muslim site in all of Morocco. Afterwards, you’ll go to the ruins at Volubilis, which was the Roman capital of North-western Africa, which is an archeological site and is among the most well known in the world. After some free time in the evening, you will arrive at Fez within the night.

Overnight

Day 04
Fez

Breakfast at your resort. The entire day will likely be dedicated to the sightseeing of Fez, the oldest cultural and religious imperial city of Morocco, which was built back in 790 B.C by Moulay Idriss II. Spend a memorable morning taking a particular look at the Jewish historical past and tradition of conventional Morocco. Discover the Mellah (Jewish district) of Fez, built in 1438 and was for a long time a residence to tens of thousands of Jews, 40 synagogues, the Wager Din, communal ovens, ritual baths and colleges. Go to the huge Jewish cemetery in front of the gates of the Royal Palace and the nascent Jewish Museum on the Em HaBanim synagogue. Go to the just lately restored Ibn Danan synagogue – the oldest extant synagogue in Fez. Within the afternoon we are going to discover Medieval Medina, the Medersas, the El Qaraouiyyin Mosque, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II the founding father of Fez within the ninth century who inspired the Jews to maneuver to Fez and the splendid Najjarin fountain, Then we are going to go to numerous souks and the well-known tanneries to watch numerous craftsmen perform their work paying homage to various historical methods.

Overnight

Day 05
Fez − Ifran − Midelt − Erfoud − Merzouga

After breakfast, we’ll go out of Fez and its magnificent historical past heading to the magical south of Morocco. In some small villages within the south, we’ll come by Jewish Heritage as fairly good numbers of the Jews used to stay everywhere in the south of Morocco in co-existence with the native Berbers of the realm. We are going to go via the scenic Center Atlas Mountains and charming cities of Ifran and Azrou. The latter could be very well-known for its craftsmanship. Have lunch in the small city of Midelt, we’ll proceed south alongside the Ziz River until it lastly dies out within the Sahara desert and also you arrive at Erfoud, This city was the main Jewish hold in the middle of Tafilelt, the place where Jews lived and financed the caravan commerce with Sub-Saharian Africa from the eighth century. Jews labored as retailers and artisans as late as the 20 th century. Highlights of the trip will also include additionally the Jewish cemetery; it’s sandy however well-preserved….We take the road to the streets of Merzouga then we take you to discover the dunes of Erg Chebbi that are the most massive in norther Africa. It’s actual shifting sculptures within the form of draperies which colors differ in accordance with the depth of sunshine is an absolute spectacle not to miss.

Overnight (under Nomadic tents)

Day 06
Erfoud − Tinghir − Mgouna − Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we’ll begin the town tour of Tinghir the place where a wide variety of Jews used to reside throughout the 20th century. We’ll go to the Jewish part of the city, the place where Jews used to reside in co-existence of the native Berbers, and also where is located the Jewish Cemetery. After time we’ll take pleasure for a while during a stroll alongside the very lovely valley and on the banks of the river to understand the fantastic thing about a really lengthy oasis of greater than 40 km filled with palm bushes and plenty of fruits. After Tinghir, we’ll head to Ouarzazate through the road of the one thousand and one Kasbahs. Then we’ll move through the Dades Valley, one of many longest valleys in Morocco, and El Kelaa M’Gouna. The latter is legendary for cultivating roses, and yearly, there’s a huge competition celebrating this lovely crop. The competition all the time attended by thousands of individuals from all components of the world and yearly, the native folks elect essentially the most lovely woman of the realm and crown her. In Kelaa Mgouna additionally, many merchandise extracted from roes are to be anticipated. We’ll proceed our tour to Morocco’s Hollywood Ouarzazate.

Overnight

Day 07
Ouarzazate − Ait-ben Haddou − Marrakech

Depart for Marrakech and visit the “seat” of pacha Glaoui, the Kasbah of Taourirt, thought-about as one of the crucial stunning kasbahs in Morocco. Proceed the journey to the great fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, essentially the most spectacular fortress village within the south of Morocco and the movie making village where many nice movies have been shot. Proceed to Marrakech by way of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m) the very best panoramic view over the Atlas Mountains.

Day 08
Marrakech

After breakfast, we can have a full day city tour of Marrakech to discover its wealthy Jewish Heritage together with another historical monuments of the town. Our city tour will embrace the previous and present synagogues throughout the Mellah close to which we may also discover an authentic Jewish cemetery, a number of centuries old. The cemetery is now beneath ground-level, fully lined, and hidden by a second “era” (stage) of graves. The present cemetery, at floor stage, dates again about 200 to 300 years back. Although the cemetery remains to be in use, it can be very full and has just one small space remaining for future burials. There aren’t any divisions for Orthodox or different branches of Judaism, however just for Jewish burials. Our city tour of Marrakesh may also embrace the defining landmark of the town, the 12th century tiled minaret of the Koutoubia. After that you can visit the Saadian tombs and Menara backyard. Later we’ll take pleasure in a stroll across the well-known Jamaa El Fna sq. with its snake charmers, fortune tellers and arrays of meals.

Day 09
Marrakech − Essaouira − Marrakech

You’ll go on a full day tour of Essaouira to settle down and relax in this splendid small city. Essaouira is famous for its annual competition of “Gnaoua music festival”. The town is a really welcoming and engaging city with a stupendous old Medina which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site that by no means ceases to seduce its guests. The attractiveness of Essaouira is mirrored in its stunning structure, cultural treasures, curved sandy seashores, and gorgeous mixture of ocean view. Essaouira’s highlights include: the Moulay El Hassan square, The Skala, the old Portuguese harbour, the ramparts, the Jewish district and its known cemetery.

Day 10
Marrakech / Casablanca airport

After breakfast, private transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport for your departing flight.

 
PLEASE NOTE
 
  • You can modify the itinerary according to your specific budget, dates, interests or cities of arrival or departure
  • The tour can be shortened, extended or modified to end wherever as the guests wish
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver for the entire trip
  • First class accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & some dinners
  • 4 wheels drive to Merzouga dunes
  • Camel trek
  • Certified tour guide in Marrakech, Essaouira, Agadir
  • Entrance fees to historical sites / museums
  • Departure transfer
  • International air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches / drinks
  • Personal spending
Night
City
Class
Hotels & Riads
1 Night
Casablanca
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
Please specify your desired hotel category

The list will be provided upon request

1 Night
Rabat
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
2 Nights
Fez
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Night
Merzouga
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Night
Ouarzazate
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
2 Nights
Marrakech
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
  • Single supplements & Group discount are available upon request
  • Children fare ( please see our terms & conditions )

NORTH OF MOROCCO TOUR

Detailed Itinerary

The historical past of Morocco is inextricably linked with that of al-Andalus. The turbulent change of cultures, individuals and commerce introduced in regards to the beginning of a flourishing artwork type, probably the most lovely examples of which materialised in Morocco. Within the enchanted cities of Fez, Tangier, Tetouan and Chefchaouen, the holy metropolis, Andalusian artwork and structure reached the height of their magnificence manifested in their most famous and refined monuments. From the primary minaret constructed in the course of the interval of political antagonism between the Umayyads of al-Andalus, Abbasids, Fatimids and Idrisids, to the Almoravid, Almohad and Merinid sanctuaries, fortresses, madrasas and minarets, a flourishing of inventive heritage was transferred to the following Moroccan dynasties, a legacy which nonetheless represents a vital a part of Moroccan custom and tradition.

Day 01
Tangier

Arrive to the port of Tangier where you’ll be assisted with customs formalities and transferred from the port to your resort where you’ll be given time to settle in and clean up.
Later you’ll take a tour of Tangier, the assembly level of Mediterranean cultures for greater than 2,000 years, Go to the Fashionable New city, an exquisite drive via wealthy space of Tangier’s California part where you may see the property, villas, palaces and passing by way of the king’s Summer season Palace and celebrities’ properties. Go to the Previous American Legation, a former palace given to the U.S. authorities in 1777 to accommodate America’s first embassy. Visit Cap Spartel, the lighthouse that marks the official convergence of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In a while we drive to Hercules Cave that exists since the neolithic era. Then we start our tour of the old city. Go to the Kasbah (fortified space). Descend via the labyrinthine roads of the medina via the spice markets. Go to the Grand Socco and St. Andrew’s Church, quietly nestled off the busy market square.

Overnight

Day 02
Tangier − Tetouan − Chefchaouen

After breakfast, departure to Chefchaouen through Tetouan ‘the white pigeon’ metropolis generally known as dwelling to the Jews who have been expelled from Spain after the expulsion of the Arabs in 1492. The town is the centre of Andalusian Morocco, discover the charming ‘white’ metropolis of Tetouan, affectionately known as ‘the daughter of Granada’ by the locals. Go to the Guersa Kebira sq., one of many bustling souks, after which we visit the Medina, probably the most fascinating within the country and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a distinctive community of shaded alleyways and has a number of mosques. See additionally the excellent Royal Palace, a high quality instance of Hispano- Moresque structure. Proceed to Chefchaouen generally known as the “blue” metropolis picturesque Berber stronghold within the excessive up Rif Mountains, was built in 1471 by Moorish exiles from Spain. Its blue-glazed homes and buildings are a practice that comes from the city’s former Jewish inhabitants. Chefchaouen, a haven of peace and tranquility. The primary sq. is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the Kasbah (constructed again within the 18th century), central mosque and cafes with genuine menus.

Overnight

Day 03
Chefchaouen − Volubilis − Meknes − Fez

After breakfast, Travelling by way of Morocco’s Rif Mountains to the traditional Roman ruins of Volubilis. You’ll spend the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting an image of life throughout the Roman Empire. After lunch proceed to the UNESCO designated world heritage 17th century imperial city of Meknes. Within the outdated Meknes medina you will notice Bab el Mansour the well-known huge gate of all North Africa, the primary entrance to the second Alaouite sultan, Moulay Ismail’s 17th century metropolis and the Agdal Basin, after which you’ll head off to Fez, the cultural and religious capital of Morocco.

Overnight

Day 04
Fez

Uncover Fez, one of the largest medieval cities on the planet and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Go to the ‘Attarin Madrasa, built in 1310-31, one of the most interesting Merinid monuments, Batha Museum (a palace constructed within the 19th century), Moulay Idriss mausoleum, al-Qissa gate (restored by the Merinid Sultan Abu Youssef Yaqub within the 13th century and rebuilt after the 1735 earthquake), mosque and madrasa (constructed by the Alaouite Sultan Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdullah in 1757-90). Proceed to the Qarawiyyin Mosque (built in 857 by Fatima al-Fihri, a fantastic instance of Andalusian architectonic and ornamental influences through the Almoravid era) and Library, Sharratin Mosque, Andalusian Mosque, the Andalusian group invited by Idriss II to stay within the newly based Fez in 1808, Shawara Tanneries, Stawniyine Funduq, related in its plan to Nasrid funduqs in Granada, constructed within the 14th century, Najjarin Sq. and Bou Inanya Madrasa. Go to the centres of the traditional Jewish group of Fez: the Synagogue museum, Mellah (the Jewish quarter constructed by the Merenids within the 15th century).

Overnight

Day 05
Fez − Beni-Mellal − Marrakech

Departure to Marrakech passing by the roads of the Center Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages of Imouzzer du Kandar, Ifran and Azrou. Free time for lunch break and a second of leisure in Beni Mellal city one of many agricultural facilities of Morocco. Arrival in Marrakech within the late afternoon.

Overnight

Day 06
Marrakech

After breakfast, we will start our full day tour to discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous Souks. Immerse yourself with visits to the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech including Bahia Palace Built in the late 19th century. We will also visit the Saadian tombs, only recently discovered in 1917 and restored and the historical koutoubia mosque the city’s land mark. Witness the astonishing spectacle of Djemaa El Fna Square, used equally by locals and tourists where you will find juice stalls, water sellers and snake charmers by day and dancing boys, storytellers and magicians by night. As darkness descends, the square fills with food stalls.

Overnight

Day 07
Marrakech

Day at leisure, enjoy it on your own
Optional: Excursions / cooking class / spa & hammam.

Overnight

Day 08
Marrakech − Casablanca − Rabat

After your morning breakfast, we go away from Marrakech and head out in the direction of Rabat by way of Casablanca. You’ll Start your discovery of the financial capital of Morocco. An orientation tour will take us to the surface of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque, the second largest Mosque in the world, go to the United Nations sq. and the Mohamed V sq. then we proceed to see the luxurious residential space of Anfa and the seaside with its swimming pools and eating places. Lunch then we proceed to Rabat the capital of the kingdom, we’ll begin our strolling across the entrance to the Royal Palace with its large doorways, properly adorned buildings and wonderful gardens. Subsequent to the palace, you will notice the spectacular Mohammed V Mausoleum: the burial floor of the 2 late Alaouite kings – Mohammed V and Hassan II. In the same space, one can find the Hassan Tower, the landmark of Rabat and one of many oldest Mosques ever and go to the Oudaya Kasbah with its beautiful Andalusian backyard overlooking the Bou Regreg River.

Overnight

Day 09
Rabat − Tangier

Private transfer to Tangier for your home return.

Overnight

 
PLEASE NOTE
 
  • You can modify the itinerary according to your specific budget, dates, interests or cities of arrival or departure
  • The tour can be shortened, extended or modified to end wherever as the guests wish
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver for the entire trip
  • First class accommodation at 3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L Hotel / Riad
  • Daily breakfasts & some dinners
  • Certified tour guide in Tangier, Marrakech, Fez, Rabat
  • Entrance fees to historical sites / museums
  • Departure transfer
  • International air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches / drinks
  • Personal spending
Night
City
Class
Hotels & Riads
1 Night
Tangier
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
Please specify your desired hotel category

The list will be provided upon request

1 Night
Chefchaouen
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
2 Nights
Fez
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
2 Nights
Marrakech
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Nights
Rabat
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
  • Single supplements & Group discount are available upon request
  • Children fare ( please see our terms & conditions )

MOROCCO COLOURS TOUR

Detailed Itinerary

This can be a full introduction to the colors of Morocco. Wander like a king in the streets of imperial cities, discover the pure wonders of the mountains and deserts where conventional Moroccan Berber villages are discovered, savour scrumptious Moroccan delicacies and indulge within the historical past and authenticity of Moroccan lodging on this fast-paced and in-depth tour.

Day 01
Marrakech

Upon arrival in Marrakech you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you’ll obtain a conventional welcome composed of mint tea. The remainder of the afternoon and early night are yours to spend at leisure. It’s possible you’ll like to begin your exploration of this exceptional and vibrant city, or chill out in your lodge and uncover its facilities. This night, get pleasure from dinner in your hotel at your comfort.

Overnight

Day 02
Marrakech

In the present day you’ll get to see what makes Marrakech such a well-liked vacation spot. Take a guided tour of the Medina and souks with lunch on the bustling djema el Fna Square. That is the guts of Marrakech, a vibrant gathering of winding alleyways which are residence to an array of retailers, cafés and eating places, the place is full of fragrant scents drifting in the air. Within the souks you’ll discover piled treasures. Whether or not you’re on the lookout for aromatic spices, vibrant materials, souvenirs or just some native snacks, you’ll discover it right here. El Fna Sq. is the principle attraction within the outdated city. Through the day it’s all about al fresco meals, recent juices, pastries, henna tattooists and the odd snake charmer. By evening it transforms into an explosion of color and sound with acrobats, singers, dancers and rather more…

Overnight

Day 03
Marrakech

You can spend your evening exploring a few of Marrakech’s historic sites, beginning within the Majorelle Gardens. These 12 acre gardens have been laid out by French artist Jacques Majorelle earlier than being purchased by Yves Saint-Laurent who has a memorial inside. The gardens supply stunning flora in addition to birds, ponds and splashes of vivid Majorelle blue. You’ll additionally discover the Islamic Artwork Museum of Marrakech throughout the grounds. You’ll then transfer on to the Koutoubia Mosque, the most important mosque in Marrakech, famed for its minaret which has impressed different buildings such as the Hassan Tower of Rabat.
Subsequent on the tour is a visit to the fascinating Saadian Tombs which date again to the time of Sultan Ahman al-Mansur who reigned from 1578 to 1603. These outstanding tombs are famous for their magnificence, specifically their steles and stucco work. The final destination of your tour is the Bahia Palace and museum. Constructed to be essentially the most spectacular palace of its time, capturing the essence of each Islamic and Moroccan fashion, it’s magnificent. After a busy morning sightseeing there may be additionally an opportunity to take a spa therapy or alternatively, settle down at your resort.

Overnight

Day 04
Marrakech − Ouarzazate

Depart from Marrakech and head to the countryside of the Haouz plain. Journey up and over the Atlas Mountains on the Tizi n’Tichka pass for the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. As you descend into the desert surroundings you discover multiple clay villages before arriving to the city on the sting of the Sahara Desert. After a morning sightseeing you’ll take pleasure in lunch within the Medina at a neighborhood restaurant before returning to your resort for a day at leisure or to enjoy some free time.

Overnight

Day 05
Ouarzazate

You’ll spend the day exploring Ouarzazate, often called the Hollywood of Morocco. Head over to the 17th Century Taourirt Kasbah which escaped damage by changing into a Hollywood famous location, where numerous big movies took place like Gladiator and Prince of Persia. This afternoon you’ll go to the kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city and UNESCO World Heritage site which you will acknowledge from the collection of recreation of Thrones. The afternoon you’ll take pleasure in a guided tour of a movie studio and then have some free time within the quiet desert oasis.

Overnight

Day 06
Ouarzazate − Taroudant

Between the grand Atlas and the Anti-Atlas lies the previous, extinguished volcano Jbel Siroua which peaks at 3304m. The naked mountain is spectacular, due to its broad panorama and craggy rock formations. In summer season the world involves life, when the desert nomads flee the warmth of the Sahara and are available to graze their sheep right here. Crossing the southerly slopes of this weird volcano nation for 4 hours, we attain Taroudant. Your day is free to discover Taroudant, the fifth royal city of Morocco which has a markedly provincial character, within the centre of a fertile agricultural area. The town’s picturesque souks are too small to lose yourself in. The central sq. has a large number of cafés that provide shade and the possibility to look at life differently.

Overnight (beneath tent)

Day 07
Taroudant − Agadir

After breakfast drive to Agadir. Head all the way down to Agadir’s port for lunch; choices include seafood or worldwide delicacies alongside the boardwalk with a view of the ocean. After lunch stroll alongside the port, folks watch and go to the motion packed fishing market where you may select from an assortment of fish to be cooked for you on the spot. Subsequent, go to the Valley of the Birds. The Valley of the Birds has nice, lush vegetation that attracts in birds all year long. There’s additionally a waterfall, zoo and aviary that you could wish to go to when you are bored with the seaside. Another choice is to ask your guide to take you eight kilometers from the middle of Agadir to see the Kasbah. Situated on a hill north of the port, the Kasbah stands on the raised plateau of Historical Talborjt and is among the few relics left behind from the 1960 earthquake that destroyed the old Agadir.

Overnight

Day 08
Agadir − Essaouira

Enjoy your breakfast in one of Agadir’s best beachside cafes with views on the seashore. The expansive nice sanded space is swept each morning and patrolled by police to take care of Agadir’s guests.
After breakfast. We drive alongside the ocean for nearly 200 km in the direction of Essaouira. On the Atlantic ocean this city waves, with its white painted homes and their blue home windows and doorways, a well-designed image. Since the 16th century, Essaouira has additionally been identified by its Portuguese title of Mogador. The Berber title means the wall, a reference to the fortress partitions that initially enclosed the town. Dedicate your time to bathing and stress-free time on the seashore of this coastal city. On the fortifications of the previous city you’ll admire Portuguese, French and Berber structure. Its whitewashed homes, cool breezes, relaxed ambiance together with its pleasant cafes, quite a few craftsmen and the scrumptious contemporary fish make this a captivating place to remain at the night time.

Overnight

Day 09
Essaouira

Departue to Essaouira in the morning which incorporates the beautiful Portuguese battlement, a historic reminder of the seizure of the town by Europeans again in 1506. Right here, you’ll additionally spend a while in an area market, providing one other nice alternative to buy souvenirs. Take a stroll down on the medina to search out loads of small arts and crafts shops in addition to cafés.
You’ll then go to the seashore, the Jewish quarter and the federal government craft centre for silver. The afternoon is free to spend at leisure. Maybe take one other stroll in the medina or the markets seeking final minute items. You can additionally spend the time lounging on the seashore, or get a drink at an area café, watching the individuals passing by. Alternatively, you’ll be able to settle down at your resort and benefit from a spa session.

Overnight

Day 10
Essaouira − Marrakech Airport

After breakfast, private transfer to Marrakech airport for your departing flight.

 
PLEASE NOTE
 
  • You can modify the itinerary according to your specific budget, dates, interests or cities of arrival or departure
  • The tour can be shortened, extended or modified to end wherever as the guests wish
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver for the entire trip
  • First class accommodation at 3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L Hotel / Riad
  • Daily breakfasts & some dinners
  • 4 wheels drive to Merzouga dunes
  • Camel trek
  • Certified tour guide in Marrakech, Essaouira, Agadir
  • Entrance fees to historical sites / museums
  • Departure transfer
  • International air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches / drinks
  • Personal spending
Night
City
Class
Hotels & Riads
3 Nights
Marrakech
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
Please specify your desired hotel category

The list will be provided upon request

2 Nights
Ouarzazate
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Night
Taroudant
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
2 Nights
Essaouira
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Night
Agadir
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
  • Single supplements & Group discount are available upon request
  • Children fare ( please see our terms & conditions )

MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES TOUR

Detailed Itinerary

The splendid Morocco Imperial Cities tour gives you the opportunity to experience completely different flavors and wonders of the Kingdom in a journey celebrating its historical past, tradition, gastronomy, structure and delightful landscapes.
A terrific heritage from varied dynasties, Arabic or Berber, the imperial capitals of Morocco: Fez, Marrakech, Rabat and Meknes are an invite to uncovering the profitable union of custom and modernity. These cities, set in ever altering landscapes, are surrounded by ramparts, sheltering their very own architectural, cultural and inventive heritage. Whether or not set on the Atlantic Coast or within the Atlas Mountains, a Kasbah or a medina, these cities adorned with palaces, mosques and mausoleums, reveal their secrets and techniques as you wander alongside their souks, fountains and windy lanes. Vintage hunters, artwork lovers or simply curious onlookers shall be delighted with this getaway. You’ll be able to nonetheless marvel on the glory of their islamic structure and the distinctive charms of their historic heritage while savoring their unique tradition.

Day 01
Arrive Casablanca

Upon your arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your resort. After time to relaxation and clean up we are going to benefit from the sightseeing tour of the town, the financial capital of the nation. The highlights embody the fascinating Hassan II Mosque, which is the second largest within the Muslim world after Mecca, afterwards visiting the favored Mohammad V sq., Royal Palace, the luxurious residential space of Anfa, United Nations sq., the central market, and panoramic tour alongside the seaside lined up with private swimming pools and restaurants.

Overnight

Day 02
Casablanca − Rabat

This morning we travel to Morocco’s current capital, Rabat, where you’ll discover the superbly-preserved relics of its Moorish history. After time to relaxation and clean up, we begin our afternoon sightseeing excursions highlighting the unfinished 12th century Tour Hassan, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V the founder of contemporary Morocco and one of the vital necessary monuments in Morocco, the historic Kasbah Oudaya overlooking the ocean with its magnificent Andalusian gardens, ramparts and partitions of the Mechouar that encompass the Royal palace.

Overnight

Day 03
Rabat − Meknes − Volubilis − Fez

After breakfast, morning departure to the second imperial city, Meknes, which was the capital city underneath the reign of Moulay Ismail. This city is known for its 40 km lengthy metropolis partitions that protect essentially the most lovely gate of Morocco, Bab Al Mansour. You may even go to the Royal Stables which housed as much as 12,000 horses of Sultan Moulay Ismail. Later we are going to proceed to Fez through the holy city of Moulay Idriss the place the founding father of the Islam in Morocco is buried; this city is known for its multiple rooftops and affords one of the crucial picturesque views of Moroccan city life, and a spot of pilgrimage for Moroccans. Lunch at leisure in Meknes. On our option to Fez we may even go to the roman metropolis of Volubilis that houses the very best preserved excavations on this a part of Northern Africa dating back to the Roman Empire. Later we are going to arrive to Fez.

Overnight

Day 04
Fez

The entire day can be dedicated to discovering Fez, the oldest of the Imperial Cities 1200 years old, which is well-known for its religious and academic contributions to the Moroccan tradition. discover the medieval Medina with its winding alleys of Arabic-Moorish structure, savor the scent of spices, orange blossoms, and scorching lamb kabobs, and watch scenes unchanged for hundreds of years, from donkeys laden with items to kids carrying boards of bread to communal ovens. go to the well-known souks the place craftsmen nonetheless work within the age-old oriental custom , the sites of historic Koranic faculties and previous working tanneries, you’ll really feel that you’ve stepped again into one other period.

Overnight

Day 05
Fez − Beni Mellal − Marrakech

Depart early in the morning and journey to Beni Mellal by the road of Azrou and Ifran cities throughout the Center Atlas Mountains surrounding Marrakech. Benefit from the picturesque drive by means of lovely chains of cedar timber the place where you will have the possibility to see the Barbary Macaques who dwell in these forests.

Overnight

Day 06
Marrakech

After breakfast, we’ll start our full day sightseeing tour of Marrakech to find the charms of this spectacular «Imperial» city generally known as the pearl of the south and its monuments. The highlights embrace the attractive Menara gardens reflecting pool surrounded by intensive flower beds, an instance of Moorish design, constructed back in 1866, the Koutoubia Minaret which is the dual tower of los angeles Giralda in Sevilla, Spain, the 16th century Saadian dynasty tombs and the superbly constructed and adorned Bahia Palace. Within the afternoon uncover the labyrinthine souks with their quite a few tiny little outlets bustling of exercise, and the well-known Djemaa El Fna sq. with its medieval open air leisure and a giant widespread fairground, unfolding day after day with its story tellers, hearth eaters, acrobats, snake charmers, fortune tellers, water sellers… We conclude the day with a sundown drink overlooking the dynamic Jamaa El Fna Sq. which is the colourful coronary heart of this city.

Overnight

Day 07
Marrakech

Day at leisure enjoy it on your own.

Optional

  • Excursion to the Ourika valley to experience the Berber life or a day trip to the enchanting coastal city
  • Essaouira ( see our excursions )
  • Moroccan cooking class or Moroccan spa & hammam
  • Moroccan dinner with folklore and fantasia show
Day 08
Marrakech / Casablanca Airport

Private transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca airport for your outward flight back home.

Overnight

 
PLEASE NOTE
 
  • You can modify the itinerary according to your specific budget, dates, interests or cities of arrival or departure
  • The tour can be shortened, extended or modified to end wherever as the guests wish
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver for the entire trip
  • First class accommodation at 3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L Hotel / Riad
  • Daily breakfasts & some dinners
  • 4 wheels drive to Merzouga dunes
  • Camel trek
  • Certified tour guide in Rabat, Fez, Volubilis, Marrakech
  • Entrance fees to historical sites / museums
  • Departure transfer
  • International air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches / drinks
  • Personal spending
Night
City
Class
Hotels & Riads
1 Night
Casablanca
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
Please specify your desired hotel category

The list will be provided upon request

1 Night
Rabat
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
2 Nights
Fez
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
3 Nights
Marrakech
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
  • Single supplements & Group discount are available upon request
  • Children fare ( please see our terms & conditions )

HIGHLIGHTS OF MOROCCO TOUR

Detailed Itinerary

From the Ocean to the Sahara…This fascinating journey takes you on a journey to cowl Morocco’s pure and historic highlights. You’ll get a style of the unique charms of the wild Atlas Mountains with its snow capped peaks, lush oasis, intrigues of , camel caravans, nice Imperial cities with their Kasbahs and the outdated Jewish Quarters. When you want to uncover the good Moroccan tradition and take a sneak peek again into time, then that is the Moroccan tour to discover and to expertise the wealthy Arab cultures together with Berber, Spanish, Roman and different influences.

Day 01
Casablanca − Rabat

Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, your first step is a panoramic drive via the town of Casablanca to view the Royal Palace, Anfa, the residential space and the Marabout of Sidi Abderrahman (a holy shrine constructed on a rocky outcropping within the Atlantic ocean to which girls journey from throughout Morocco in the hunt for miracles) and discover the romantic beachfront with its world well-known retailers, eating places and nightclubs. We are going to go to the well-known Hassan II Mosque, one of the most important mosques outside of Mecca. Then we depart to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. You stroll in the bustling Medina, then visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Nice Mosque, the unfinished Hassan Tower ; it’s the counterpart of Marrakech’s Koutoubia Mosque and the Giralda Cathedral in Seville, Spain, all of which have been constructed by the Almohad Dynasty and the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum.

Overnight

Day 02
Rabat − Volubilis − Meknes − Fez

After breakfast, we depart Rabat and journey to 2 vital and sites close to Fez. Arriving in Meknes we discover the outdated UNESCO World Heritage listed metropolis, the magnificent Bab Mansour Gates and the mausoleum of Moulay Ismael, the second ruler of the Moroccan Alouite dynasty, whose imaginative and prescient had such a long-lasting impression on this Imperial Metropolis. Probably essentially the most valuable construction of Meknes is the 40km of fortifications that create a metropolis inside a metropolis. Additionally, we’ll make time to go to the Sahrij Swani. Believed to be constructed within the 17th century and enclosed inside its personal partitions, the basin served as an enormous reservoir to provide water to homes, mosques, Hammams and for irrigation utilizing an ingenious system of canals and waterwheels. We break for lunch after which proceed our tour of the fascinating close by ruins of this former Roman outpost that dates back to the 3rd century BC. Though largely destroyed by an earthquake, most of the columns, ceramics and ground plans of magnificent buildings stay to supply a long-lasting reminder of what life may have been like in this opulent metropolis. After that you go to Volubilis, you’ll proceed to Fez by way of the Rif Mountains, you will be in Fez within the afternoon.

Overnight

Day 03
Fez Guided City Tour

Breakfast at your lodge. The entire day might be dedicated to the sightseeing of Fez, the oldest cultural and religious imperial metropolis of Morocco, which was built in 790 B.C by Moulay Idriss II. you can begin exploring the religious capital of Morocco. The previous Medina of Fez el Bali – one of many largest medieval cities of its kind in the world – presents a real appreciation of the variety of Moroccan tradition. Through the morning, our skilled information will share lots of the metropolis’s hidden treasures and structure with you as your gaze is pulled left and proper with the motion and sounds of this piece of dwelling historical past. You’ll see the Royal Palace gate and the walled Jewish quarter from the 14th century. Earlier than lunch there might be time to see the Attarine Museum, Najjarine fountain and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss after which we go to a neighborhood tile-making cooperative then ascend to an outstanding vantage level to take pleasure in an exquisite panoramic view of the previous Medina of Fez.

Overnight

Day 04
Fez − Ifran − Midelt − Erfoud − Merzouga

After an early breakfast, we head south in the direction of the Center Atlas Mountains with the summer time retreat and winter resort of Ifrane and the city of Azrou which takes its title from the big volcanic outcrop within the centre of the city. As our journey continues, we move by way of a forest of mighty cedar timber. You’ll get to take pictures of the Cedar Gourand, reputed to be round 800 years outdated. We break by way of the mountains on the Tizi Ntalghamt Go and observe the magnificent Ziz Gorges, carved by way of volcanic rock, as we head in the direction of Midelt the place we pause for lunch. The surroundings is altering always and also you’ll begin to see hints of the desert panorama as we method town of Er-Rachidia.We pause for lunch at Midelt then proceed by way of the verdant Ziz Valley, peppered with Berber villages – and on to Erfoud after which Rissani, the birthplace of the Alaouite dynasty and ancestral residence of Morocco’s present royal household. Subsequent, we cross a lunar-like panorama with the majestic Saharan dunes on the horizon earlier than arriving at an auberge on the sting of the desert at Merzouga. Right here, you possibly can test your most important baggage in to your room and, with an in a single day bag containing your fundamental necessities, start the 1.5 hour camel trek which takes you to a Berber camp in the course of the Erg Chebbi dunes having fun with a spectacular Saharan sundown on the way in which. Our Berber guides is not going to solely put together a luxurious, conventional meal but additionally invite you to hitch in with their particular model of music and leisure, till the ultimate embers of the campfire fade away underneath a cover of stars.

Overnight (under Nomadic tents)

Day 05
Merzouga − Erfoud − Tinghir − Mgouna − Ouarzazate

After an early start to catch the dawn over the dunes, your camels are ready to help you return to the auberge at Merzouga the place where you may take a bath, change and take breakfast. We depart for the Todra Gorge, en route passing probably the most wanted dates in Morocco, that are grown between Rissani and Erfoud. As we climb into the Excessive Atlas Mountains and through Tinghir we start our method to the very best and narrowest gorges in Morocco. There might be ample time to discover and take pictures, in addition to having fun with a drink or lunch at one of many eating places within the adjoining valley. there’s the choice of a hike by the patchwork of fields the place you’ll uncover a previous mud village and meet a few of the locals who will welcome you and assist you to be taught extra about their tradition and their existence. Refreshed and impressed, we set off for extra of nature’s wonders within the Dades Gorge, together with the mind-boggling rock creations of the Tamnalt Hills. We proceed to the Valley of the Roses and the city of Kella M’Gouna, an essential centre for the rose rising cooperatives all through the valley. We proceed our journey by the Dades Valley, also referred to as the road of one Thousand Kasbahs – and also you’ll quickly uncover why. There are quite a few alternatives to cease en path to take some superb images. We break for lunch with an opportunity for a refreshing hike within the valley earlier then we proceed to Ouarzazate – the “Hollywood of Africa”.

Overnight

Day 06
Ouarzazate − Ait-Ben Haddou − Marrakech

Depart for Marrakech and in your method, you’ll go to the “seat” of Glaoui tribal energy, Kasbah Taourirt, thought-about as some of the lovely kasbahs in Morocco. Proceed the journey to the great fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, essentially the most spectacular fortress village within the south of Morocco and the movie making village the place many nice movies had been shot. Proceed to Marrakech by the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m) the best road over the Atlas Mountains.

Overnight

Day 07
Marrakech Guided City Tour

After breakfast, you can begin exploring the “Crimson Metropolis of Morocco”. Our skilled tour guides will make sure that you go to the most important sites of cultural and historical curiosity and accompany you all through the morning as we discover the magic and mystique of Marrakech. We start in the Medina, contained inside the metropolis’s large 12th century sandstone partitions and go to the Saadian Tombs that remained undiscovered and preserved for a whole lot of years. Close by, is the Badi Palace – now largely in ruins however nonetheless deserves a stroll round – and the Bahia Palace, dating back to the 1800s. As we make our method in the direction of the Jemaa El-Fna sq., we go to the Ben Youssef Koranic Faculty and the Dar Si Saïd Museum which gives an inspiring glimpse into Moroccan historical past with its assortment of artifacts together with woodcarvings, musical devices, weapons, carpets, clothes, pottery and ceramics. Approaching Jemaa El-Fna sq., it quickly turns into apparent why this uncommon location is a UNESCO World Heritage. With its origins as a buying and selling set up and the city’s public area for beheadings – and adjoining the biggest conventional Berber market in Morocco – you possibly can nonetheless really feel the historical past and the rhythm of this melting pot of cultural range. Impromptu market stalls compete with storytellers, snake charmers, monkey trainers, acrobats, magicians and musicians on your consideration. We get pleasure from lunch with a panoramic vista of the Sq. beneath.

Overnight

Day 08
Marrakech

Day at leisure, enjoy it on your own… ( optional Excursion to Ourika valley & Fantasia dinner show)

Overnight

Day 09
Marrakech − Essaouira

The road from Marrakech to Essaouira will take you through an area which essential trade is the cultivation of Argan bushes. Native cooperatives produce oil from the bushes, and the oil is used each in beauty merchandise and in cooking. As soon as you are in Essaouira, you will note a well-preserved Portuguese fort dating back to the 17th century and the massive fishing fleet. Essaouira is known for its annual pageant of “Gnaoua music”. The town is a really welcoming and engaging metropolis with a lovely outdated Medina which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site that by no means ceases to seduce its guests. The attractiveness of Essaouira is mirrored in its stunning structure, cultural treasures, curving sandy seashores, and beautiful mixture of ocean view, Essaouira’s highlights embody: Place Moulay El Hassan, The Skala, the outdated Portuguese harbour, the ramparts, the Jewish district and the outdated Medina.

Overnight

Day 10
Essaouira

Day at leisure, enjoy it on your own… ( optional cooking class or spa & Hammam)

Overnight

Day 11
Eassaouira − Casablanca

From Essaouira you’ll drive alongside the coast to Casablanca by means of scenic oceanside villages, together with a lot of resort cities equivalent to Walidia, which is known for its oysters, and El Jadida, the place many Moroccans come to benefit from the lovely seashores in summer time. At the end of the day we are going to arrive to Casablanca at your resort. Within the night get pleasure from eating places close to the port or have a pleasant stroll within the old souk to seek out one souvenir to take home with you.

Overnight

Day 12
Casablanca − Airport

After breakfast, private transfer to Casablanca airport for your departing flight.

 
PLEASE NOTE
 
  • You can modify the itinerary according to your specific budget, dates, interests or cities of arrival or departure
  • The tour can be shortened, extended or modified to end wherever as the guests wish
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private English speaking driver for the entire trip
  • First class accommodation at 3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L Hotel / Riad
  • Daily breakfasts & some dinners
  • 4 wheels drive to Merzouga dunes
  • Camel trek
  • Certified tour guide in Rabat, Fez, Marrakech, Essaouira
  • Entrance fees to historical sites / museums
  • Departure transfer
  • International air fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches / drinks
  • Personal spending
Night
City
Class
Hotels & Riads
1 Night
Rabat
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
Please specify your desired hotel category

The list will be provided upon request

2 Nights
Fez
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
2 Nights
Essaouira
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Night
Merzouga
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Night
Ouarzazate
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
3 Nights
Marrakech
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
1 Night
Casablanca
3* / 4* / 5*/ 5*L
  • Single supplements & Group discount are available upon request
  • Children fare ( please see our terms & conditions )