7 Nights / 8 Days Sublime Morocco

Code: CC0916
Validity: 21st December 2016
Recommendation: Couples Club
Day 01: Arrival in Casablanca / Tour (-/-/D)

  • The discovery of Morocco tour will begin by meeting your driver at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca.

The largest city in Northern Africa and the economic capital of the kingdom. Sightseeing will include the United Nations place, Mohammed V square, the residential area of Anfa, external visit of the famous Hassan II Mosque one of the largest in the world, and one of the few Mosques open to non-Muslims in the country, and the beautiful Ain Diab corniche the nightlife of the city lined up with restaurants and swimming pools.

  • Dinner and overnight in Casablanca.


Day 02: CASABLANCA - RABAT – MEKNES – VOLUBILIS – FEZ (B/-/D)

  • After breakfast, you will leave for Rabat - the capital of Morocco.

Your sightseeing begins with the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the exquisite Mohamed V Mausoleum tomb of the present king's father and grandfather, the imposing Hassan Tower built in 1196, the 14 century Necropolis of Chellah and the ramparts and walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. Then we continue to Meknes, the former imperial city built at the end of the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. The Meknes city tour includes the old ramparts, the Moulay Ismail stables, and granaries. Also visit the gate of Bab el Mansour, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco, the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum and Lahdim square. After lunch we will then continue to Moulay Idriss the holiest city in Morocco in the creation of the country's first Arab dynasty and where the founder of Islam in Morocco is buried, then Volubilis the settlement of the great Roman empire, Morocco's largest and best preserved Roman ruins. Continue to Fez.

  • Dinner and overnight in Fez.

Day 03: FEZ (B/-/D)

  • After breakfast, full-day tour of the city of Fez.

The jewel of Spanish-Arabic civilization. The first imperial city of Morocco is a leading intellectual, religious, cultural center and the kingdom's spiritual capital founded in 790 B.C by Moulay Idriss II. The highlights will include the Medersas (an Islamic teaching university) to attest the importance of its thousand years of history, the great El Qaraouiyin Mosque the first university in the world and the sumptuous Nejjarine fountain. Independent lunch followed by a visit to the Medieval Medina of Fez has a world of its own, a UNESCO world heritage, encircled by an unbroken line of ramparts and gates a labyrinth of sloping, winding alleyways are crammed full of artisans and merchants, each district has its own specialty; cobalt blue enameled pottery, carpets, wrought iron, and then visit Boujeloud gate with its decoration of green and blue faiences.

  • Dinner and overnight in Fez.

Day 04: FEZ – IFRAN – MIDELT – ERFOUD – MERZOUGA (B/-/D)

  • After breakfast, we leave for Erfoud.

Via the mountains and the cedar woods of the middle Atlas through the berber villages and towns of Imouzzer, Azrou and Ifran a charming ski resort well known for its wood carving, we stop in the small town of Midelt for lunch. Continuing on to Erfoud via Errachidia and the Ziz valley dotted with palm trees, which are the source for the yearly date festival in Erfoud, you come across a totally different face of this country. Here you will find the huge sand dunes in Merzouga, the Saharan dune field closest to Europe where you can sit and gaze at this barren beauty, walk up one of the dunes. Nearby Erfoud is the point of departure for your Sahara desert immersion we set out on a sunset excursion to the breathtakingly beautiful sand dunes at Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara in the enormous silence we watch the sun set over the desert as we take a camel ride along the dunes to experience an unforgettable ride according to the Bedouine way of life. The «desert ship» would carry you through sand dunes and spectacular scenery. It will be followed by a magical guided-tour and the admiration of a star studded sky. Then a bivouac would be set up around a wood fire. You would appreciate the Bedouin traditional dinner. Accommodation will be provided under a nomadic tent to beneath the innumerable stars of the clear desert sky and awake with the sunrise to watch the colors of the desert changing in front of your eyes.

  • Dinner and overnight in Merzouga.

Day 05: ERFOUD – RISSANI – TINGHIR – OUARZAZATE (B/-/D)

  • After breakfast, you will visit the city of Rissani.

The holy city where Moulay Ali Cherif, ancestor of the Alaouite dynasty is buried, with its 18th-century Ksar, a virtually impenetrable warren of alleys; then continue on to the ruins of 17th-century Ksar Abbar fortress. Continuing South to the "Land of a Thousand Kasbahs" where many Kasbahs, once the fortified houses of Berber warlords, are still seen, some crumbling and some still inhabited by Berber families, the day features one beautiful scene after another, including the village of Tinghir, a stunning mountain oasis rising on a series of river-side terraces lush with palm trees; and the spectacular Todra Gorge from its plunging depths to its 1000 foot high cliffs. Following lunch, then we visit Kelaa Magouna, known for its roses, then continue to Ouarzazate a desert outpost in the Southern Kasbah region used as a location backdrop by many epic films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander the Great and Jesus of Nazareth, offering an old town with its maze of narrow streets and a new town, we reach the city in late afternoon.

  • Dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate.


Day 06: OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH (B/-/D)

  • In the morning after breakfast, you will make your way to Marrakech.

We stop first at Kasbah Tourirt, the old Glaoui Palace then we head off towards Ait ben-Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Southern Morocco's most interesting and scenic villages. Then as we begin our descent from the High Atlas Mountains we pass through typical villages with fortified walls and stone houses with earthen roofs. In Tichka, we traverse the Pass of the Pastures (alt 7,415 feet), where life is much as it was centuries ago…arriving in Marrakech late afternoon.

  • Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.

Day 07: MARRAKECH (B/-/D)

  • After breakfast, your long-day tour will be devoted to the sightseeing of Marrakesh.

The second oldest imperial city known as the "Pearl of the South" to discover the fascinating history and rich cultural heritage of this ancient city, you will visit the Saadian tombs, the Koutoubia Mosque the tallest building in the city, the Bahia Palace and the Menara Garden. You will explore the souks and the world's famous Djemaa El Fna place which offers various entertainments (story tellers, water sellers, acrobats, snake-charmers, magicians, musicians and henna artists, orange-juice sellers, open-air barbecue food-stalls etc. etc.)

  • Fantasia dinner will be provided under caidal tents at the famed "Chez Ali" restaurant. Enjoy the fantasia spectacle that includes horses shows, folkloric troops from different Moroccan regions and belly dancer.
  • Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.

Day 08: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA - AIRPORT (B/-/-)

  • After breakfast, check out of the hotel.
  • A private transfer to the Airport for you to catch your flight.

OPTION 1
Hotel Envisaged:

  • Hotel Novotel 4 * Casablanca
  • Hotel Menzeh Zalagh - Fez
  • La Belle Etoile - Merzouga
  • Hotel Karam – Ouarzazate
  • Hotel Ryad Mogador - Marrakech

Cost :
USD 2,741 per person sharing x 2

OPTION 2
Hotel Envisaged:

  • Hotel Oum Palace – Casablanca
  • Hotel Ramada – Fez
  • Hotel Palms – Merzouga
  • Hotel Kenzi Azghor – Ouarzazate
  • Hotel Ryad Mogador - Marrakech

Cost :
USD 1,532 per person sharing x 2

Inclusions:

  • Luxury private A/C vehicle at disposal
  • Private English speaking driver/guide from Arrival to departure
  • Daily breakfast & dinner at hotels above.
  • Certified tour guide in Marrakech, Fez ,
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Arrival & Departure transfers
  • 4WD Excursion to Merzouga dunes
  • Camel ride

Exclusions:

  • International air fare: USD1200
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches / drinks
  • Personal spending
  • Visit to the Hammam





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