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MOROCCO IN 20 DAYS

MOROCCO IN 20 DAYS

Morocco in 20 days, a kingdom with all its colors, veneers and contrasts.

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Duration: 20 day(s)
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We invite you to discover the modern Morocco with Casablanca, Morocco history with fascinating Imperial Cities, authentic Morocco with Kasbahs, palm groves and lush oases, the mystical Morocco with desert and sand dunes and the invigorating side of Atlantic with its picturesque old port cities.

The tour program

Program:

 

Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca

 

After arriving in Casablanca at the hotel and for a first impression of the largest cities of North Africa. Walk on the ledge beside the sea, stopping at the Hassan II Mosque completed in 1993 and which is with its minaret marble 175 m high, one of the world's largest sacred buildings. Relax at "Rick's Café" the famous movie "Casablanca" or soak up the atmosphere of the real Morocco on the first day, take a taxi to the small neighborhood of Endowments and souks.

 

Day 2: Casablanca - Rabat

 

Departure to Rabat and visit the capital of the Kingdom with a local guide. Rabat, one of the four Imperial cities and residence of His Majesty Mohammed VI is also the seat of government. You visit the Hassan Tower, Rabat symbol from the time of the Almohads, the Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Kasbah Oudayas, the museum of Moroccan art. Discover Chellah necropolis, built on a Roman city of the 14th century and situated in a lovely park. You have enough free time to explore the city with the "Rue des Consuls" and small shops that sell spices, leather, silver objects, wallpaper and wood carvings. (BB)

 

Day 3: Rabat - Chefchaouen

 

We leave Rabat housing the foothills of the Rif, through a lovely landscape to Chefchaouen. In the local language "Tamazight" Chefchaouen means "horns" because mountain peaks that dominate and around the city. The peaks offer breathtaking views of the region with its various shades of colors. Chefchaouen is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Rif, with its white houses with blue doors and windows, lively squares and narrow and steep streets. For centuries, until 1920, access to the holy city was forbidden to non-Muslims. Today its lively Medina is in very good condition. (BB)

 

Day 4: Chefchaouen

 

This day is at your disposal. Do not miss a stroll through the old town, surrounded by walls or enjoy a mint tea in one of the many quaint coffee admiring the sparkling life on the squares and alleys. At the southeast corner of the central square "the Outa el Hammam" stands the octagonal minaret, harmoniously decorated with the Grand Mosque. Nearby is the entrance to the Kasbah of Moulay Ismail the 17th century, in which the museum is located on the regional culture. Here you can see different traditional costumes, jewelry, ceramics, objects of marriage, beautiful embroidered fabrics, weapons and instruments of Arab-Andalusian music of the region. Spot are organized exhibitions of local artists in the premises of the former prison. around you can enjoy romantic

 

Day 5: Chefchaouen - Fes

 

After breakfast, drive to Fes, Imperial City certainly the most impressive. For a first orientation, as a local guide in Fez we discover the most beautiful squares and narrow streets in the old downtown. Fez is divided into three parts: Fez el Bali, the old town of the 9th century, a maze of narrow streets, sometimes so narrow that two people can not get cross. This is who are the majority of cultural sights and monuments. Then Fes el Jadid, which means New Fes and finally the New Town, so the modern city. (BB)

 

Day 6: Fes

 

The whole day is dedicated to the visit of Fez, one of the most important medieval cities of the Arab world. It was founded 789 by Idris I in 809 capital and promoted by his son Idriss II. At that time Fez is considered the most modern town with its mosque and university theological "Al-Quaraouiyine" (the home of science and wisdom). Today the medina, the oldest and largest in the world (that of Tunis) and model example of an eastern city, is under the protection of UNESCO and has remained unchanged since the twelfth century. The purpose of a project funded by millions of Dirhams is to safeguard this unique heritage. Fez fascinates with its countless alleys and souks of 9 breathtaking. Jhdt. A visit to various parts of trades with the tanners is required, but it will take a little getting used to the smell unusual. Stroll, discover the many mosques, madrassas and palaces. You will be amazed by the atmosphere of the old town! (BB)

 

Day 7: Fes - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes

 

Today we discover Volubilis and Meknes. Volubilis was in ancient times an important Roman city, foal west of the Roman Empire, in Mauretania-Tingitane. Excavations have to find the Capitol, the Forum, the Arch of Triumph, the basilica and public baths building, showcasing the wealth of its inhabitants, who held a very lucrative trade with olive oil. The most spectacular remains are numerous mosaics adorning the homes of the rich soil. Continuation to Meknes, another imperial city. The historic city of Meknes is under the protection of UNESCO since 1996. The city, situated on a plateau 550 meters above sea level and separated by Boufekrane river into two parts. The region thanks to its mild climate, one of Morocco's richest agricultural center. A local guide will take you to visit this city with, among others, the "Bab el Mansour", the most famous of Morocco door. Here took place the trial and the heads of the executed were displayed. Other interesting sites include the Palais Dar Jamai, the Al Koubat Khayatine (room ambassadors) pavilion in which sultan Moulay Ismail received ambassadors and foreign envoys, the Najjarine Mosque and Madrasa Bou Inania. In the evening return to Fes.

 

Tag 8: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud

 

With 500 km, the longest stage of our journey ahead. We stop in Azrou, Berber town, located in the region of cedar forests. Opportunity to take a walk. Then crossing the Middle Atlas, before reaching a rather desert region. After Midelt, picturesque town in 1500 m altitude, we pass the "Tunnel of Legionnaire." Continuation to the Blue source Meski along the beautiful valley of Ziz. Rest at the edge of the water in the shade of palm trees. Now the landscape becomes wilder, the stony plains are cut by wadis, which are located along the palm. The contrast between the desert landscape and the gardens blooming oasis offers an unusual spectacle. The evening arrival in Erfoud town appreciated by the filmmakers, who turned it including "The Mummy" and "Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands". (BB)

 

Day 9: Erfoud - Erg Chebbi Desert

 

We leave Erfoud oasis of Merzouga, located at the edge of Erg Chebbi with the largest sand dunes in Morocco. After lunch, return to our vehicle by camels and the adventure begins! Our hike through large dunes and bizarre rock formations to reach our camp for the night. This set of colors of the desert contrasts dark tones of stones and ocher sand hills, is particularly fascinating late afternoon. After a romantic sunset, we enjoy a typical dinner, prepared by our guides. We enjoy the evening to light the campfire under the stars before joining our tents sky. (BB / BREAKFAST / DIN)

 

Day 10: Erg Chebbi - Tinghir

 

Wake up early for the sunrise, you discover a new set of unique colors. After this experience, say goodbye to sand dunes, back to Merzouga, where we take our vehicle. Starting Tinghir through Rissani, a small town with its authentic remained permanent souk. A Tinejdad visit the Ksar El Khorbat with the Museum of the oasis is required. During the after - noon we arrived at Tinghir and location on a Kasbah built in 1944, now converted into a comfortable hotel, the Tomboctou Tinghir. (BB / BREAKFAST / DIN)

 

Day 11: Tinghir

 

Tinghir is the Todra Gorge, it is the famous oasis and palm gardens, this is El Kherdela Koranic school. But also its 60,000 inhabitants, living in 30km along the river contribute this authentic town have a special and lively atmosphere. The day is reserved for exploring this extraordinary region. In the evening you are invited to dinner in a private home. You will know from your host family's life "every day" of Moroccans. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 12: Tinghir - Alnif - Zagora

 

By Alnif, a village known for fossil finds, we headed towards Zagora, the lush Draa Valley. In this desert landscape of Wadi widened his bed and every viewpoint offers a tremendous array. Zagora was one of the most important steps on the caravan routes and to this day the city is an important commercial center for the region. The weekly market is held every Wednesday and Thursday, which is a space for women where they sell their handicrafts and local beauty products. As the Zagora region is famous in all the kingdom for its pottery. A little outside the city you can visit the remains of an ancient village of the Almoravids. (BB)

 

Day 13: Zagora - Trekking camel

 

After our first experience with camels, we explore this time another region on the back of these proud animals. Zagora is the ideal starting point for excursions into the desert. A M'Hamid camel and overnight in tents, you still live the mystical atmosphere of the desert once. With a little luck, your guide will tell you stories of "1001 night" around the campfire. (BB / BREAKFAST / DIN)

 

Day 14: Zagora - Ouarzazate - Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou

 

From Zagora we ascend the Draa Valley to achieve "The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs", thus we named the Dades valley between Errachida and Ouarzazate. Old Kasbahs, the green oasis gardens and mountains of red-violet color in the background, providing a spectacle of extraordinary beauty. Ouarzazate is the capital of the province of the same name and its most famous curiosity Taourirt Kasbah 18th century. It was the residence of the head of the powerful Glaoui Berber tribe, who had controlled the entire region south-east of Marrakech. The landscapes of mountains, sand dunes of the desert and the fabulous architecture of Kasbahs attracted many filmmakers. In particular, the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, bristling with crenellated towers decorated with diamond-shaped patterns and rightly regarded as one of the finest in Morocco, served as the backdrop for many Hollywood films. The old Ksar is reachable on foot. The village built of adobe and adobe is a maze of houses, towers and attics. We discover the village through small streets and many stairs. Some streets pass under the houses still inhabited, which, against a small amount, can be visited. A small cafe and some shops invite you to linger. (BB)

 

Day 15: Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakesh

 

Today we cross the High Atlas by one of the most impressive routes Morocco. The Tizi-n-Tichka with 2260m is the highest paved road in the country and stunning views await you in the valleys and mountains of the Toubkal. Marrakech A new local guide introduced us to his city and "Must-sees". Free time for a walk at their own pace in the souks, soak up this very special atmosphere of the Place Djemaa El Fna before looking for a nice little restaurant for dinner. (BB)

 

Day 16: Marrakesh

 

Free day at your disposal. The medina of Marrakech, inscribed on the World Heritage List of Unesco, is the nerve center and the historic heart of the city. Morning visit the Jardin Majorelle, Mosques and Palaces and the Medersa Ben Youssef (Koranic school of theology) from the 14th century. Then walk through the labyrinth of souk with its smells and intoxicating scents that change every street corner. Let yourself be surprised by the craftsmen who still work in the same way as their ancestors. You can find pretty containers, candle holders, lanterns, trays, teapots handmade. Among herbalists can find a cure for everything, we also see magical objects, amulets and other beauty products miraculous. Probably the most picturesque part of the souk is the corner where dyers platoons colored wool dry above the alley. Everywhere there are taverns with specialties such as sausages or delicious Moroccan pastries with honey or freshly squeezed orange juice. Here all your senses are stimulated. In each district hammams (Moorish baths) for relaxation and relaxation. Let yourself be charmed by this city! (BB)

 

Day 17: Marrakesh - Ourika-Tal - Essaouira

 

After breakfast, depart for the fertile valley of Ourika. Many streams of water across the picturesque Berber villages that nestle against the mountains. Small ruisselles gurgle in beautiful gardens with fruit trees and walnut trees. With a little luck, we can participate in a traditional tea ceremony with a Berber family, friends for a long time. In the afternoon drive to Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. Arriving late in the day. The small coastal town with its colors and architectures, reminds us of Andalusia. The old town with its narrow streets, invite to a walk. Full of shops, boutiques and good restaurants are hiding. (BB)

 

Day 18: Essaouira

 

Today you have several options: You can spend the day at the seaside and enjoy the long sandy beach. You can stroll through the city and enjoy a mint tea on one of the countless terrace. Or you can do sports, to the outside of the city of surfing and horse riding are available. Port takes place in the morning fish market, in the medina souk you find jewelers and Sqala the Kasbah, an ancient long battery 200 meters with workshops Thuya wood inlays, whose articles are sold across Morocco. You can visit the small museum of regional culture foal at Bab Doukkala, one of the three gates of the city. Here, sometimes the afternoon a group of local theater musicians arise. Impossible to get bored in Essaouira. (BB)

 

Day 19: Essaouira - Casablanca

 

On the road to Casablanca, we stop in El Jadida, a port city. Previously named Mazagan, you can walk in the Portuguese city, a walled city surrounded by thick walls flanked by four towers with the water tank and the Church of the Assumption. Since 2004 the castle is listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. In Casablanca you still have the option of shopping or a stroll. (BB)

 

Day 20: Return flight

 

Today you need to leave this beautiful country and very friendly people. Transfer to the airport, registration and voting back. (BB)

 

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Included in the price:

 

  • Breakfast Accommodation in hotels as mentioned in the program.
  • Transportation and transfers in air-conditioned vehicle (Vehicle type depending on the number of participants)
  • A driver / guide speaking French for the entire circuit.
  • Full board during the two camel trekking (day 9 Merzouga / Erg Chebbi and day 13 M'Hamid)
  • 2 nights in tents or in the nomadic camel treks
  • A camel per person for each ride.
  • Accompanying guides speaking little French and some English during hikes
  • French speaking local guide for tour of Marrakech, Rabat, Fez and Meknes
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments in the city according to the above program

 

Not included

 

  • Flight
  • Tips
  • Meals, except for cycling Merzouga and Me Hamid.
  • Beverages, except water for both hiking
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