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MOROCCO Starting from USD 299 PP/DBL

MOROCCO - IMPERIAL CITIES Starting from USD 349 PP/DBL


DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MOROCCO
Arrival in Casablanca, where you will be welcomed by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Casablanca.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA
After breakfast expect a thorough information meeting on the course of your stay, and on facultative offers. Then you will set out on your city tour of Casablanca, the most important commercial centre and largest city of Morocco. You will visit the famous Mosque of Hassan II, one of the world's biggest mosques; the beaches of Casablanca in Ain Diab with Boulevard de la Corniche; the residential area Anfa, known to be the most upper class and westernized in the city; the Mohamed V Square, surrounded by splendid examples of French Colonial architecture. After the Casablanca panoramic tour you will set forth Marrakesh for dinner and overnight accommodation.
DAY 3: MARRAKESH
On this day you will take a city tour of Marrakesh.
The Berber Royal City offers many remarkable sights. You will visit the Menara Gardens, royal gardens built in the 12th cent. at the gates of Atlas Mountains.
The Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakesh, its minaret became the landmark of the city. You cannot miss the Djemaa el Fna, city’s main square, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The square bustles with acrobats, storytellers, water sellers, dancers, and musicians. After lunch break the tour of the Red City goes on. Visit the Bahia Palace, the name literally means brilliance and it was intended to be the greatest palace of its time; and the Badia Palace, the royal palace during Saadian dynasty, when Marrakesh was Imperial Capital.
Until late afternoon stroll through the streets of the Medina, the old city, and enjoy its colourful variety
Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh.
DAY 4: FROM MARRAKESH TO BENI MELLAL
You can discover the souks of Marrakesh on your own, or you can take part in a facultative excursion to the Ourika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains. The region is inhabited by Berber people who practice a traditional way of life; you will be served traditional mint tea and visit their home. In the afternoon you will be heading from Marrakesh to Beni Mellal with a stop at the Ouzoud Falls, presenting a striking Picture of beauty that is all the more unexpected compared to the ruggedness of the surrounding country.
Dinner and overnight in Beni Mellal neighbourhood.
DAY 5: BENI MELLAL IFRANE FES
Enjoy your breakfast before you set out for Fes. Beni Mellal is a blooming city surrounded by extensive orchards and vegetable fields. Outside of the city you can see the spring of Ain Assardoun, this powerful spring is especially pleasant, set among well tended gardens and feeding a series of artificial falls. Further on your way to Fes you will pass through endless cedar and oak woods, through the Tadla plain, and you can have a lunch in Al Borj. At last you will past Ifrane, a town founded by the French for their administration due to its Alpine climate.
Dinner and overnight in Fes.
DAY 6: FES
Immediately after breakfast you will begin to explore the oldest imperial city founded in the 9th cent. Fes el Bali (the old, walled city) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labour in the ageold oriental tradition. Here you can find famous tanneries and dyeworks.
You will see the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter, and the madrasah, old Koranic school with the AlKaraouine Mosque (from outside only), which, in the 13th century, was the world’s largest university, today the University of AlKaraouine, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world.
Dinner and overnight in Fes.
DAY 7: MEKNES RABAT
After breakfast you will drive to Meknes. This Imperial City from the 17th cent. Lies between the Rharb plain and the Middle Atlas, in the heart of a farming area, which has been Morocco’s granary since ancient times. You will visit the Moulay Ismail’s mausoleum (the city’s founder), the Heri alSouani (storehouse), a granary with immense cisterns designed for prolonged sieges. The Meknes city tour includes also Place el Hedim, situated in its southeast side is the gate Bab Mansour, one of the most monumental gates of Meknes due to its imposing size and its elaborate ornamentation.
Today’s program includes also the last of the Imperial Cities, today’s capital of Morocco, city of Rabat. Here the city tour includes the Royal Palace (from outside only), the Hassan Tower, a minaret of an incomplete mosque, was intended to be the largest minaret in the world along with the mosque. For over 800 years, this tower is overlooking the city and represents the most impressive building and a landmark of the city. Together with the modern Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the tower forms an important historical and tourist complex in Rabat. Then you will visit the oldest kasbah in Morocco called the Kasbah of the Udayas, a fortress from the 12th cent. And one of the most beautiful and oldest parts of the old city of Rabat. You will drive for dinner and overnight to Casablanca.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
Transfer to the Mohammed V airport for departure to your homeland.

Services included:
•7 X HB Accomodations in 4 Star Hotels
• Modern Bus with AC
• Experienced  guide in desired language
• All Transfers and Taxes
Entrance fees
 
Price: Starting from USD 349 PP/DBL
 AGADIR & MARRAKESH starting from USD 299 PP/DBL


DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN AGADIR
Arrival in Agadir, where you will be welcomed by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Agadir.
DAY 2: A DAY AT YOUR DISPOSAL / AGADIR CITY TOUR
After breakfast expect a thorough information meeting on the course of your stay, on details you shall pay attention to, and on facultative offers. At about noon your facultative city tour of Agadir will start. Agadir is one of the most popular attractions in Morocco.
You will see one of the few remaining traces of old Agadir, a former 16th century fortress. From the top you will have stupendous views of the beach, ocean and the busy port. Back in the new city of Agadir, you will make a visit to the souk, housed in a purposebuilt market and full of herbs, spices, ceramics, carved wooden objects, jewellery, leatherwork and much more. Dinner and overnight in Agadir.
DAY 3: MARRAKESH CITY TOUR
On this day you will take a drive to Marrakesh (ca. 270 km). The Berber Royal City, lying near the foothills of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains, offers many remarkable sights. Today you will visit the Menara Gardens, royal gardens built in the 12th century at the gates of Atlas Mountains. The pavilion and basin (lake) are surrounded by orchards and olive groves. The Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in Marrakesh, comes from the 12th century too and its minaret became the landmark of the city.
Finally let the day fade away on the Djemaa el Fna, city’s main square, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The square bustles with acrobats, storytellers, water sellers, dancers, and musicians; by night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy openair restaurant, thus securing a unique experience at any time of the day. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh.
DAY 4: MARRAKESH CITY TOUR / OURIKA VALLEY
After breakfast the sightseeing of the Red City goes on. Visit the 19th century Bahia Palace, the name literally means brilliance and it was intended to be the greatest palace of its time; and the 16th century Badia Palace, the royal palace during Saadian dynasty, when Marrakesh was Imperial Capital.
Until noon stroll through the streets ofthe Medina, the old city, and enjoy its colourful variety.
Afternoon is at your disposal, you can discover the souks of Marrakesh, or you cantake part in a facultative excursion to theOurika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains. The region is inhabited by Berber people who practice a traditional way of life; you will be served traditional mint tea and visit their home. Dinner and overnight in Marrakesh.
DAY 5: MARRAKESH AGADIR
Today you will return to Agadir. Dinner and overnight in Agadir.
DAY 6: A DAY AT YOUR DISPOSAL / ESSAOUIRA
This day is either free at your disposal, or you can explore the picturesque port town of Essaouira during a facultative excursion. Behind its purple ramparts and inside its whitewashed medina with blue doors lies a city that has been influenced by various cultures (Berber, Carthaginian, Portuguese, English, Bambara and others). It was the Jewish traders that once formed the majority of the population and it was they who transformed Essaouira into what became Morocco's most prosperous city in the 17th and 18th centuries. Dinner and overnight in Agadir.
DAY 7: A DAY AT YOUR DISPOSAL
This day is free at your disposal. If you are interested our guide can offer you some facultative excursions. Dinner and overnight in Agadir.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
Transfer to the Agadir airport for departure to your homeland.

Services included:
•7 X HB Accomodations in 4 Star Hotels
• Modern Bus with AC
• Experienced  guide in desired language
• All Transfers and Taxes
Entrance fees

Price: Starting from USD 299 PP/DBL
 
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