Amazing Experience

Morocco embraces the romance of travel like few other countries in the world. Riding camelback through the Sahara to a spectacular desert sunset, from snake charmers and storytellers to magic genie lamps and fire-eaters you will have a one of kind experience.

What's Included

Round trip airport transfers
▪ 7 nights at 4 star hotels in Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech
▪ Half board (Breakfast and Dinner, including a Dinner at a local restaurant in Marrakech)
▪ Modern transportation with English-speaking driver (bottle of water available in the car)
▪ National guide
▪ Full day guided tour of Fez and Marrakech
▪ Guided tour of Volubilis
▪ Monuments and historical sites entrance fees as per the itinerary
▪ Porterage at the hotels
▪ All taxes

Services NOT included

Optional tours
Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
Others meals which are not specified in the itinerary
Tipping for guide/driver

Morocco | Classical Morocco

8-days | 7-nights
TRAVEL STYLE

small group

+ 1
DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. TRAVELERS

10 Passengers

$ 1359

Amazing Experience

Morocco embraces the romance of travel like few other countries in the world. Riding camelback through the Sahara to a spectacular desert sunset, from snake charmers and storytellers to magic genie lamps and fire-eaters you will have a one of kind experience.

What's Included

Round trip airport transfers
▪ 7 nights at 4 star hotels in Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech
▪ Half board (Breakfast and Dinner, including a Dinner at a local restaurant in Marrakech)
▪ Modern transportation with English-speaking driver (bottle of water available in the car)
▪ National guide
▪ Full day guided tour of Fez and Marrakech
▪ Guided tour of Volubilis
▪ Monuments and historical sites entrance fees as per the itinerary
▪ Porterage at the hotels
▪ All taxes

Services NOT included

Optional tours
Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
Others meals which are not specified in the itinerary
Tipping for guide/driver

RATES & DATES

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | Arrival in Casablanca

Upon arrival in Casablanca, please proceed through customs and immigration formalities. Our
representative will meet you outside the Arrival Terminal with a sign. Brief review of the tour during
your transfer to the hotel. Check-in and relax. In the afternoon, your diver will meet you at the hotel
to enjoy a half day guided tour of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest metropolis and industrial hub.
Highlights include the old French quarter of Habous with its beaches lapped by green-blue water.
During your tour, you’ll visit the Hassan II Grand Mosque (exterior). The mosque is among the largest
in the world with its minaret, the tallest religious structure in the world, and its dimension, it can
house as many as 25,000 worshipers! Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

| Overnight in Casablanca

DAY 2 | Casablanca - Rabat - Fes

After breakfast, depart towards Rabat, driving along the main highway which links these two major
cities. Embark on a brief tour which highlights Rabat’s cultural influences and the superbly preserved
relics of its Moorish past. Rabat’s most famous site is the 12th-century Hassan Tower (an excellent
example of the gorgeous Moroccan style), the incomplete minaret of the great mosque built at the
beginning of 12th century. Alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, the grandfather of
the current king. You’ll also enjoy a visit to the Kasbah of the Udayas, which was built on a cliff
overlooking the city and the Atlantic ocean. Its gate is one of the most beautiful illustrations of the
Moorish architecture. Within its walls, you’ll discover a wonderful Moroccan garden, with melodious
fountains and sweet-smelling orange trees. At the conclusion of your sightseeing, continue inland to
Fez (approximately a 3-hour drive) and to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

| Overnight in Fes
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 | Fes

Today you take a step back in time into the Middle Ages with the visit of one of the most imperial,
timeless, and untouched cities in the world, the cultural heart of Morocco, Fez El Bali (Old Fez). Enjoy
exploring some of the 9,000 narrow lanes and alleys in the souks (open air markets) that make-up
the labyrinth of the city’s old quarter, originally founded in the 8th century. The Imperial capital was
a renowned medieval learning center, and at its heart still remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest,
still functioning universities in the world. Nearby is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic college), a jewel
of Hispano-Moorish architecture, built in the 14th century. Then you’ll visit the Nejjarine Square, with
its beautiful fountain, a mosaic of elaborate tile-work, and the Fondouq (Caravanserai) that has been
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converted to a Museum of Carpentry. In the 13th Century the Merinide Dynasty built Fez El Jdid (New
Fez) with its Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas (Koranic schools), souks and the city walls. Most
notably, Fez El Jedid is home to the Mellah (Jewish quarter), which provides an interesting insight
into Jewish architecture. The wrought iron decorated windows and splendid carved wood balconies
of the old mansions are particularly outstanding. The medieval Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight

| Overnight in Fes
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 | Fes

After breakfast, we drive to the ancient Roman city of Volubilis to explore its stunning ruins.
Impressive stone arches and columns, some tumbled down and others still standing tall against the
vivid blue sky. Only about half of the 40 hectares UNESCO World Heritage site has been excavated.
The better-known monuments are in the northern part of the site, farthest from the entrance in the
south which are: the Capitol, dedicated to the Triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, dated 218AD, the
Basilica, and the 1,300 m2 Forum. Pay attention to the floors of what were once family dwellings that
are still covered with decorative tile mosaics depicting mythological beings, such as Orpheus
charming animals with his lyre and Hercules performing his legendary 12 labors. That so many of
these tiles are still in place and exhibiting their colors after centuries of exposure to the elements, is
astonishing.
Next, we will visit the whitewashed town of Moulay Idriss, about two miles from Volubilis. It sits
astride two green hills in a cradle of mountains, where Morocco’s first Arab conquerors settled. Then
off to the Imperial city of Meknes, the one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate with its Medina allwinding narrow streets and grand buildings that justify its stamp of Imperial City. Remnants of three
sets of fortifications, ingeniously incorporated into the city roads network, emphasize its past
importance and glory. The king’s tomb sits at the heart of what remains of the original city, flanked
by an almighty royal granary, the magnificent Bab el-Mansour. Drive back to Fez for dinner and
overnight at the hotel.

| Overnight in Fes
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 | Marrakesh

Today we experience the natural and wilder landscapes outside Fez: Drive to the high alpine region
of Ifrane, filled with cedar and oak forests, and home to the world’s largest population of Barbary
macaques, hundreds of animals, birds and the oldest tree in Morocco’s Middle Atlas, the 130-feet
Gouraud’s Cedar. The largest cedar forest in the world is found in this park, and several lakes or
Dayats abound in the nearby area. The Lion of Ifrane sits majestically in the city center and is
certainly one of the most photographed sites of the region. Ifrane feels more like Switzerland with
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its clean air, scrubbed streets, and leafy outlook. The French built this city in 1930, deliberately trying
to re-create an alpine-style resort. It is a popular day trip for picnickers during summer, and the site
attracts the skiers in the winter. Stop for lunch (on your own). Continue to Marrakech via the highway
for dinner and overnight.

| Overnight in Marrakesh
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 | Marrakesh

Unearth the secrets of Marrakech, starting with the Medina, the old walled section of town and a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. This thousand-year-old city was long a political, economic, and cultural
center. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret. Continue to the
Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. Your next stop is Tiskiwin
Museum (MaisonTiskiwin), which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts.
The museum, which was founded by a Dutch anthropologist, is organized into geographically themed
exhibits, with each room focusing on artifacts from different towns and regions along the ancient
trade route Marrakech-Timbuktu. The works on display include exquisite hand-woven carpets and
textiles, traditional Berber clothing and jewelry, intricate basketwork and tribal handicrafts. Later
you’ll visit the Marrakech’s main square Djemaa el-Fna, which is filled with orange juice stalls and
vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers, fortune tellers, magicians, and street
musicians performing at every turn. You may also take the opportunity to explore the city’s fabled,
labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of wares. Following your visit,
return to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure, a perfect opportunity to freshen up and
get ready for a dinner in a local restaurant. Return to your hotel and overnight.

| Overnight in Marrakesh
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 | Marrakesh

Day at leisure. Wander around on your own or sign up (own expenses) for a full-day farm retreat
with cooking class, an excursion in Agafey Rocky Desert or in Essaouira, or a Day with a Berber
Family at Imlil Valley. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
| Overnight in Marrakesh
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 | Departure

After breakfast, we will assist you to the airport for your return flight.

|  Breakfast

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