After breakfast we’ll start to discover this unique city. We’ll visit the United Nations Square, the Anfa Residential Quarter and the impressive Mosque of Hassan II. Then we will head our way to Rabat, set in a rich, amber-coloured landscape combining the ancient history with the modern Moroccon culture. After visiting the Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins, Hassan Tower, Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Oudayas Gardens, we’ll depart for Fes, where we’ll stay overnight.
Day 2: Fes
Today we’ll explore the oldest imperial city of Morrocco with more than 10.000 tiny streets offering the largest “medina” (old city) and souks in the world. The Bab Boujloud Gate, Bou Inania Medersa, Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, Andalusian and Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square and the Spices Market, Atarine Medersa, the surroundings of Karaouine Medina and Mellah will be the sites visited today. If our schedule allows, we’ll also visit the local leather and ceramic manufacturers in Fes and learn about these traditional arts. Overnight stay in Fes.
Day 3: Fes – Ifrane – Azrou – Marrakech :
After breakfast we will depart for Fez through the Middle Atlas region. We will drive through Ifrane, the ‘Switzerland’ of Morocco and the cedar forests of Azrou where we can stop to hand feed the monkeys. We will continue to Marrakech . In the afternoon we’ll arrive in Marrakech and start to explore this fascinating city. Marrakech is the point where the Arab culture of the cities meets the Berber culture of the mountain villages; where the weary sub-Saharan traders (carrying gold, salt and slaves) would ply their wares to the merchants who would then bring them to Europe. Today we will visit Djemaa el Fna Square full with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians, folklore dancers. Overnight stay in Marrakech.
Day 4: Marrakech
Framed by the snowy heights of the Atlas, with rose-coloured ramparts and a thousand year old palm grove, Marrakech casts a magic spell. After breakfast we’ll start to discover the spell of Marrakech : Menara Gardens, Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tumbs, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Museum will be the sights visited. Afternoon free to explore additional sites of this unique city.
Day 5 : Marrakech – Essaouira Beach :
After breakfast departure to essaouira, day to enjoy the medina full of craftsmen of this coastal city, its walls and portuguese beaches
Day 6 : Essaouira – El Jadida- Casablanca :
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue our journey along the coast, playing beach to reach al jadida, visit the old portuguese water tank and then end the day in casablanca.