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Explore the best of Morocco in 2 weeks - Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez, Essaouira and much more.
Morocco is ancient yet modern with beautiful coastal resorts, remote towns along the desert and culture all around. Experience the magic of Marrakech or unlock the secrets of Meknes. If it is the sun you want, Saidia would be a good choice. Moroccons remain some of the friendliest and most hospitable people in the world. Your journey to Morocco will be an unforgettable experience and you will want to come for more.
MEAL PLAN Halfboard: dinner & breakfast
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
On arrival at the airport in Casablanca will be greeted by local representative and then you will be transfered to hotel.
Day 2: Casablanca-El Jadida-Essaouira
You will go to Essaouira, a famous city in furniture hardwood rare. On the way you will stop in El Jadida, protugheze influenced city, where you can have lunch. The silence of the city, the beauty of the site and splendid lights have always attracted and inspired artists.
Day 3: Essaouira
You will tour in Essaouira. You will visit La Skala - fort city defense bronze cannons dating from the eighteenth century, La Porte de la Marine - medina gate linking the port, built in 1769 at the initiative of Sultan Sidi Mohammed Abdallah well (the founder of the city) and ramparts which offers a great view of the ocean and cliffs.
Day 4: Essaouira-Marrakech
Today you will go to Marrakech. After check-in you will have the afternoon at your disposal so you can enjoy the beauty of the city.
Day 5: Marrakech
Today you will devote entirely to Marrakesh. You will visit the Menara Gardens, Saadian Tomb, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque and Dar Si Said Museum. In the afternoon you will visit a market, a popular art district and the famous Djemaa El Fna Square, where for centuries to express the whole culture of this nation.
Day 6: Marrakech-Ouarzazate
Today you depart for Ouarzazate, will make a stop at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, an impressive structure dating from the eleventh century, after which you continue the road to Ouarzazate. In Ourzazate will do a city tour where you will visit the Kasbah Taurirt, the old residence of Glaoui fairway.
Day 7: Ouarzazate-Tinerhir-Erfoud
Today you go to Erfoud crossing Dades Valley. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the oasis surrounded by palm trees and Kasbah's and you cross the Todra Gorge.
Day 8: Erfoud-Merzouga
Morning is free to relax and afternoon you will leave with a 4X4 car in the sand dunes of Merzouga. You can climb the dunes or you can opt for a camel ride to the top of the dune where you will admire the sunset. You will spend the night under the starry sky of the desert, in a Bedouin tent.
Day 9: Merzouga-Fez
Today you will go to Fez. You go through Azou, an important center of folk art and Ifrane, a beautiful ski resort with French architecture. You can make a stop in Midelt for lunch (optional). You will make many stops along the way to take pictures of landscapes of Ziz Valley bordered with palm trees at the origin of the date palm wonderful festival that takes place in Erfoud in October.
Day 10: Fez
Today is free to discover Fez or have a shopping excursion.
Day 11: Fez-Chaouen-Tetouan-Tanger
After you have breakfast, you will depart for Chaouen, a small town colored white and blue. Chaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, between Tangier and Tetouan. Each street is neat and cleaner than any other street in Morocco. You can have lunch here (optional) and you continue to Tetouan.
The city, built partly on the slopes of Jbel Dersim was inhabited by refugees from Granada Hebrew XV century, and the Moors of Andalusia in the eighteenth century. Andalusia influences can be seen in both the city medinele, and culinary traditions, music and embroidery. Medina of Tetouan, now UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the most significant medina Moroccan Andalusian influence. Immigrants in Spain and architectural traditions brought here with ornamnte wrought iron doors and metal accessories developed. You will do a short tour of the city, then you go to Tanger.
Day 12: Tanger
Today you will go into a panoramic tour in Tanger.
Once an international city Tanger has a distinctive character, Tanger harbor, dominated by medina, is the main link between Africa and Europe. You arrive at Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean. You get a great view to the farthest point north-western Africa. You will visit the Caves of Hercules, you get back in town to visit Gardens Mendoubia, then you take a stroll through the old town to Gran Socco Market.
Day 13: Tanger-Asilah-Rabat
You will go to Rabat, with a short stop at Asilah. In Rabat will take a panoramic tour of the city. Rabat entrance is guarded by five gates decorated with giant bows, garlands and floral arabesques, of which the finest is Rouah er Bab (Gate of the Winds). You will visit Mechouar (royal palace garden) and the fortress that houses the Royal Palace Oudaya Kasbah, the splendid Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Hassan Tower.
Day 14: Rabat-Casablanca
The route continues to Casablanca. You will visit Morocco's economic capital, Casablanca, the Mosque Hassan II outer (optional and you can visit inside), Mohamed V Square, the Royal Palace and Ain Diab - Corniche (optional here you can have lunch) .
Day 15: Departure from Casablanca
Transfer to Casablanca airport for boarding the flight home.