IMPERIAL CITIES & THE MAGIC SOUTH / 7 Days 6 Nights
DAY 1 Arrival in Casablanca airport
Once arrived, you will find our driver and guide who will escort you to your hotel for check in, After, we discover Casablanca, the economical hub of Morocco, unlike in the movie, Casablanca is a modern city with a blend of Moorish and European décor and architecture, once arrived, your guide will take you to the gigantic Hassan II mosque standing on top of the atlantic ocean. Lunch at Rick’s Café and then walk around the malls to discover some contemporary Moroccan products and designs. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 2 CASABLANCA – RABAT
After your breakfast, we will head to an orientation visit of RABAT. Learn Rabat’s history and enjoy its majestic domes, minarets, the gree parks and long funky boulevards. Follow your guide to the Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. The kasbah was built by the reign of the Almohadsdynasty to protect the city. Visit Bab Oudaïa, a majestic gate that gives you a taste of the Almohads architecture. After lunch in a hip Rabati restaurant, we will go to discover the Musee de Oudaïa, MoulayIsmaïl’s palace exhibiting collections of Moroccan folk art then make our way to the Medina of the Capital. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 3 RABAT – FES
Today we head to the ancient city of Fes, after checkin at your Riad, we start by an outdoor visit of the Royal Palace, also the Jewish Quarter and its houses with forged iron balconies. Then, you will visit the magnificient Bab Boujeloud and Mellah. Then we will have lunch at a typical Fessi restaurant to discover the cuisine of the region. Then we head back for a Moroccan and spa treatment to relax and take life at your own pace before decovering more of Fes tomorrow.
DAY 4 FES SIGHTSEEING
Good morning, sip your coffe at your terasse overlooking the majestic medina walls and the atlas mountains, Then, you will visit the ancient Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, founded by a Muslim woman, the University opened its doors in 859. Fes is surrounded with a large wall from the medieval Marinid era, vibrant souks and medina streets almost like a labyrinth, you guide will take you to visit one of the biggest tanneries in the country, still using traditional methods, the rooftop of the tanneries offer a panoramic view of the Medina and the surrounding mountains. then off to discover the pottery factories onfoot; the souk, the square and the NejjarineFountain, and outdoor views of the Karaouyine Mosque in heart ofMedina. The narrow streets are busy and you’ll need to watch out for thedonkeys. Dinner and overnight at your hotel
DAY 5 MEKNES – VOLUBILIS
Today for our excursion we head to Morocco’s most preserved Roman town Volubilis .Which dates back to the 300 B.C therefore, it has been considered the oldest Moroccan cities according to the excavations discovered there, and is recognized a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The next stop in our expedition will be the nearby MoulayIsmael Mausoleum, the holiest site that holds a special value in the hearts of the Moroccan people, it was the place where MoulayIsmaelsettled after bringing the Religion of Islam from the east. Later on, we will move to Meknes, also called the “Moroccan Versailles” an imperial city with a Spanish-Moorish architecture, surrounded by huge stone walls with ancient historic doors. We head back to Fes for your dinner and hotel.
DAY 6 FES – MERZOUGA
Leave Fes and its intricate cloud of roads means somehow regain orientation. It's off to the desert. And thejourney through the mountains of the Middle Atlas Western Australia, from which there is some of the mostbeautiful stretches of cedar and hazel born in Morocco and most important rivers. Landscapes chase inparticular in the area of Azrou, Ifrane, popular center for winter sports, known as "the Switzerland ofMorocco." It makes a stop in Midelt and then proceed to Merzouga. When you arrive in Erfoud, the desert is upon us. But it is with immense dunes of Erg Chebbi, near the oasis of Merzouga, the highest you'll ever meet in Morocco that you feel arrived. It is the true desert, the one where the annual rainfall below 100 millimeters. This is the place where, oasis apart, nothing grows, nothing moves. Aside from the wind modelof continuous horizon. Leave the car at the end of the paved road, it will lead us to the camel to the bivouacfor the night. A field equipped and guarded, where you can dine in the light of the fire, you will not miss asecond of the spectacle of the starry sky. Sleeping in tents is almost a sin, to turn off the light on the most beautiful starry night.
DAY 7 MERZOUGA
Wake up like a nomad at sunrise and enjoy the the golden dunes, have a majestic breakfast under the Sahara sun, take this day for your self at your own pace and enjoy the incedible luxury of your exclusive camp, go downhill sandboarding, ride quads or 4x4s, enjoy lunch with a nomad family under their tents and in the evening have a candle lit dinner under the majestic milkyway galaxy.
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