Upon arrival, our local representative will pick you up at Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca. You will be transported to Rabat, Morocco’s capital and one of the Imperial cities. After checking into your hotel, you will have an opportunity to visit the bustling Medina, the Great Mosque, the Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V Mausoleum.
After breakfast, you will be transported to Fez, the first stop will be at the roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman road, and city layouts. In addition to that, you will visit Moulay Idriss, a venerated citadel founded in the 8th century. Upon arrival in Fez, you will be taken directly to the Ryad (Guest House) where a traditional dinner will be served.
Today, alocal guide will escort you to visit the Medina, there; you will see the old university and Medersas, the tanneries, the “souk” and the narrow streets of this ancient city. In the afternoon, you will be taken on a tour around the walls of the city and have an opportunity to visit the King’s Palace, the old Jewish section “Mellah”, a tile and pottery factory to see how the decorative Moroccan tiles are made. Finally, you will have a chance to get a panoramic view of Fez. The night out will consist of a dinner at a traditional Moroccan restaurant with entertainment including belly dancing and Andalusian musicians.
After breakfast you will head towards the Atlas Mountain via Bahalil where you will have the opportunity to share mint tea with a Berber family that live in ancient caves. In Sefrou, you will see a beautiful waterfall and explore another old Jewish settlement. Azrou is well known for its large cedar forest and you may catch a glimpse of one of the many monkeys living there. By nightfall you will arrive at the Kasbah, an old castle where you will spend the night and experience the folklore of a Moroccan night. Dinner will again consist of another sampling of traditional Moroccan fare.
After breakfast, you will have a tour by the “blue men” to see the beautiful Berber villages and traditional markets. You will be transported by camel ride on the route to an oasis where you will spend the night under the stars. No visit to the desert would be complete without experiencing a spectacular Moroccan sunset and sunrise.
After breakfast, you will be transported to Ourzazate, “the Moroccan Hollywood”. On the way, you will have lunch by the magnificent Todra Gorges. You will continue on to the Valley of Roses and see different Berber tribes. In Ouzazate, you will have the chance to see where many movies have been filmed such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. You will spend the night at a local Ryad.
By lunchtime, you will be in Marrakech and have a full day to explore its majesties and wonders, including a visit to the historic Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, which reflects the image of a beautiful Moorish edifice. Your first night in Marrakech will end in the exotic square Jamaa El Fna where you will experience snake charmers, musicians and acrobats.
After breakfast, you will visit several impressive sights, including the Koutoubia Minaret (identical to la Giralda, a tower located in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadian tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its greatest, and a visit to the botanical gardens. Other activities will include shopping in the colonial district, Gueliz, and dinner at your hotel. For dinner you will have a traditional Moroccan dinner with folklore music.
Your last day in Morocco will be free to relax in Casablanca. You may choose to visit the Great Mosque Hassan II and have a drink by Rick’s Café along the Ain Diab Corniche bordering the sea.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.