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Casablanca. Rabat . Fes . Volubilis. Meknes . Marrakech 
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Perfect for travelers seeking an overview of Morocco's highlights, this adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see locations and a little free time to explore on your own. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech, and enjoy ample time to get to know these wonderful cities with three nights stays in each.
Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

An extension to the 'Blue City' of Chefchouen is possible. 

from $1699
per person sharing

8

days

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transportation by mini bus with driver/guide
1 night Casablanca accommodation
3 nights Fes accommodation
3 nights Casablanca accommodation
Volubilis guided tour
Fes guided tour
Marrakech guided tour

7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses

 

GRACE NOTES:
Giveback: Meknes Community Lunch
 

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Casablanca

Arrive at Casablanca airport and transfer to the city for a brief sightseeing that includes the old French
quarter of Habous and the exterior the magnificent Hassan II Grand Mosque. Set on an outcrop jutting over the ocean, it is a showcase of the very best Moroccan artisanship. Continue to your hotel. (D)

Accommodation: Odysee Center Hotel

Day 2: Fes

Drive to Rabat for a guided city tour which highlights Rabat's cultural influences and the superbly preserved relics of its Moorish
past. Rabat's most famous site is the Hassan Tower, the incomplete minaret of the great mosque built in the
beginning of 12th century. Located alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, the grandfather of the
current king.  Head to Oudaya Kasbah, which is built on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its gate is one of
the most beautiful relics of the Moorish civilization, and within its walls you'll explore a delightful Moroccan garden.
Continue to Fez. (B,D)

 

Accommodation: L’Escale Hotel

Day 3: Fes

Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you visit one of the most imperial, timeless and untouched cities in the world, Fes, the cultural heart of Morocco.  Explore some of the 9000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks (open air markets) that make-up the labyrinth of the city's old quarter, originally founded in the 8th century AD. The Imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning and at its heart remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest, functioning universities in the world. In the neighboring building is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic college), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture, built in the 14th century. Your day of sightseeing also includes visits to the Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain with elaborate tile-work
mosaics.
You will also visit New Fes, built by the Merinides Dynasty in the 13th century. Here you see the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas, souks and the city wall.  The medieval Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.  (B,D)

Accommodation: L’Escale Hotel

Day 4: Volubilis & Meknes day tour

Journey overland to explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture.  Continue to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Meknes is replete with minarets, museums, enormous mosaic doors and royal golf courses. Other popular attractions are the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Nejjardine Mosque and Grand Mosque as well as the Bab Mansour, Bab Lakmis, and Bab Berdaine gates. Return to Fes for an evening at leisure.  (B, D)

Accommodation: L’Escale Hotel

Day 5: Marrakech

Today’s scenic journey will take you towards the Middle Atlas Mountains through Imouzzer, an authentic Berber village where the locals still live and work as their ancestors did many years before them.  In Ifrane, you will enjoy the flower-lined paths and French-style architecture of this quaint little ski resort. Drive through the cedar forest and see Barbary apes. Continue through the Holm Oak and Cedar forest, then into the limestone area of the Middle Atlas then south west towards Beni Mellal before heading west to Marrakech.  (B,D)

Accommodation: Le Kech

Day 6: Marrakech

Marrakech is Morocco’s most popular tourist destination. Since the 11th century, Marrakech has been a political and cultural powerhouse, serving as the capital for three of Morocco’s greatest dynasties.  Marrakech is a city of postcard views: clay-red houses, palm trees, landscaped courtyards, and the High Atlas Mountains as a soothing purple backdrop. It’s no wonder French fashion legend Yves Saint-Laurent found so much inspiration there.  Marrakech's jewels include the soaring Koutoubia minaret, the Bahia Palace, and the Tiskiwin Museum, which houses an impressive collection of North African arts and crafts from the ancient trade route between Marrakech and Timbuktu. Visit Marrakech's main square, which is filled with vendors, fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers and street musicians. Explore the city's fabled, labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of goods. Free time is allowed for those who wish to experience a Hammam. (B,D)

Accommodation: Le Kech

Day 7: Marrakech

Day at leisure. (BD)

Accommodation: Le Kech

Day 8: Depart Marrakech

You will be transferred to Marrakech or Casablanca Airport your departure flight.  (B)

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DEPARTURES: Year round