CASABLANCA 75ºF - 77ºF
Welcome to Morocco! Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Our guide will contact you at the end of the day. Dinner included.
CASABLANCA 75ºF - 77ºF - EL JADIDA 75ºF - 75ºF - SAFI 79ºF - 79ºF
This morning we include a visit with a local guide to get to know the largest city and economic center of Morocco. We will walk through its great avenues; we will walk through the beautiful square of Mohamed V with its fountain Moorish buildings and palm trees and through the park of the Arab league. We also visit little Medina. We include the entrance and visit to the huge mosque of Hassan II (the only mosque in Morocco where non-Muslims are allowed to enter), located next to the sea, with its 210-meter-high minaret with laser lights on top pointing to Mecca. After that a free time for lunch in the pleasant maritime area of "la corniche".After lunch we travel to EL JADIDA, its citadel (Mazagan) has been declared a World Heritage Site. It was built by the Portuguese in the early sixteenth century. Its powerful walls dominating the ocean, its picturesque streets that preserve numerous traces of the Portuguese era -such as the church of the Assumption of Manueline style-, we will stroll and include the entrance to the old cistern of the sixteenth century. We continue to SAFI, arrival in the late afternoon. Dinner included.Note: the old cistern of El Jadida is closed for restoration. It is expected to reopen throughout the season.
SAFI 79ºF - 79ºF - ESSAOUIRA 79ºF - 79ºF - AGADIR 72ºF - 72ºF
With our guide we visit SAFI, this city is known for its production of ceramics, highly demanded throughout Morocco for its quality and bright colors. We will photograph the castle of the sea, the wall with its powerful fortress, we will walk through its attractive Medina and we will visit the "hill of the ceramists" with its many shops. We continue after that towards ESSAUIRA, its walled Medina, facing the sea, has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The magnificently preserved city is chosen by artists and painters. Free time for lunch and stroll through its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and powerful walls lashed by the waves. After lunch we continue following the Atlantic coast, with magnificent landscapes in some places. A brief stop in TAGHAZOUT, a picturesque small town that lives from fishing and tourists who come to practice surfing. Continuation to AGADIR, arrival, dinner included.
AGADIR 72ºF - 72ºF - MARRAKESH 75ºF - 75ºF
Free time during the morning in the most popular destination for "beach tourism" in the country. You can enjoy its immense beaches, stroll along the promenade or go shopping in its many shopping areas. After lunch we continue our route, magnificent highway crossing the Atlas mountain range. MARRAQUECH . After arriving at the hotel we include a carriage ride to the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its endless activity. Dinner included.
MARRAKESH 75ºF - 75ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided city tour. Admission fees and lunch included. We will start the day with a guided tour of the city which gave the country its name. We will get to know the great walls of the city, the bustling Jemaa square, walk through the colorful Medina and see the Kutubia tower. We will visit to the Bahia Palace (ticket included). Lunch included. We sill have some free time to relax at the pool or discover a famous Marrakech Souk (local market). In the evening, you can experience a Fantasia dinner and cultural show (optional).
MARRAKESH 75ºF - 75ºF - OUZOUD - FEZ 81ºF - 81ºF
Our stage today is longer, we leave early to the OUZOUD WATERFALLS, we will be surprise with such a peaceful place in Morocco, with the highest waterfalls in North Africa (110 meters), located in the Middle Atlas and in an area between spectacular gorges. We have included a short boat ride and lunch in a restaurant with a beautiful view of the waterfall, were we can enjoy watching the macaques (monkeys of Morocco) that inhabit this area. We continue our route south of the Atlas. Arrival at FEZ, before going to the hotel we admire the view of the city from the Saadian tombs (according to sunlight can be seen the next day at the beginning of the visit). Dinner included.
FEZ 81ºF - 81ºF - VOLUBILIS - MOULAY IDRISS - MEKNES 82ºF - 82ºF
We include a visit of FEZ, we enter through the Bronze doors of the Royal Palace, Jewish quarter, its lively souks, the tanners´ quarter. The cultural capital of the country houses the oldest university in the world. The city of Fez was founded in the ninth century and is known for its impressive Medina that preserves like no other the traditional Arab atmosphere. At the end of the visit, lunch included in an old palace of the Medina.After lunch we travel to the archaeological site of VOLUBILIS, declared a World Heritage Site, founded in the third century BC, the city of Volubilis, capital of Mauritania Tingitana, was an important military outpost of the Roman Empire in which multiple monuments of great beauty were erected. Entrance included-. Very close to MULAY IDRIS, holy city and place of pilgrimage for Muslims in Morocco (city closed to non-Muslims until 1912 -until 2005 non-Muslims were not allowed to spend the night-), here is buried Mulay Idris, great-grandson of the prophet Muhammad, founder of the first royal dynasty of Morocco.Continuation to MEKNES, dinner included.
MEKNES 82ºF - 82ºF - RABAT 70ºF - 79ºF - CASABLANCA 75ºF - 77ºF
Visit of MEKNES, another fascinating city declared a World Heritage Site, founded for military purposes in the eleventh century by the Almoravids, was the capital of the kingdom in the time of Sultan Muley Ismaíl (1672-1727), founder of the Alaouite dynasty. This sovereign built an impressive city of Spanish-Moorish style, surrounding it with high walls, marked by monumental doors. We will be astonished by the immense gate of Bab el Mansur, the activity in the square el Hedim (reminiscent of the D, Jemaa square of Marrakesh). We include entrance to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. After the visit, free time and continuation by motorway; time for lunch in the service area and arrival in RABAT, panoramic tour of the capital of the Kingdom. We visit the powerful fortress of the Oudaia, the Hassan tower where the mausoleum of King Mohamed V is located, the walls of the Andalusians, the outer enclosure of the Royal Palace and the modern quarters of embassies. After our visit, free time and continuation of route. CASABLANCA -Arrival at the end of the day.-End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.
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