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Rabat is a charming capital city of wide spaces and fresher air, its proximity to the Atlantic has shaped Rabat’s architecture and mood and the resonances of European cities are more obvious than in other major centres in Morocco. Its relaxed atmosphere is a welcome surprise to visitors, who are left to enjoy Rabat’s considerable historic and architectural monuments.
Rabat has a 17th century medina as well as the fascinating Oudaya Kasbah, whose streets of blue and white-painted houses are bounded by castellated ramparts and entered by a stunningly beautiful decorated twelfth century gate - Bab Oudaya, possibly the most beautiful in the Arab World.
Volubilis was the Roman capital of northwestern Africa and has impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins, including approximately 20 mosaic floors dating back to 25 BC. Built about 40 CE, probably on the site of a previous Carthaginian settlement from the 3rd century, Volubilis takes its name from ancient Latin for the oleander flower, which is common in the area. Volubilis was the administrative center of the province in Roman Africa called Mauretania Tingitana. The fertile lands of the province produced grain and olive oil, which were exported to Rome, contributing to the province's wealth and prosperity.
The Romans evacuated most of Morocco at the end of the 3rd century, but unlike some other Roman cities Volubilis was not abandoned. Volubilis survived until the 18th century when it was demolished, and part of the marble was taken for construction in nearby Meknes. In 1915, archeological excavations at Volubilis was begun by the French, and extensive remains have been uncovered.
Marrakech dates back as far as the year 1070, and several monuments stand out as landmarks in the course of its history. First of all, you will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, sister tower to Seville's Giralda, the minaret of which has become the symbol of the city.
Majorelle’s Botanical Gradens is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting place in the heart of the “Ochre City”, now belong to the French fashion designer Yves St Laurent - host a large variety of trees, plants and flowers from different countries of the world and a lovely small museum of Moslem Arts, with its walls in the now famous “Majorelle’s Blue” colour.
A new museum dedicated to the life and work of French fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent has opened in the Moroccan city of Marrakech. Designed by Studio KO, the building sits a short distance away from Jardin Majorelle – the home acquired by Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980. With a large permanent exhibition space designed by scenographist Christophe Martin, showcasing the collections of it's namesake, the museum also features temporary exhibition spaces, a research library and archives, an auditorium, bookstore, and a terrace café.
Informed by the archives of Saint Laurent, Studio KO were "struck by curves running alongside straight lines; by the succession of delicate and bold forms." As a result, the façade of the building appears as "an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks," forging patterns that "recall the weft and warp of fabric.
Le Paradis du Safran, located on the route de l'Ourika of Marrakech is an organic saffron farm owned by Swiss women, Christina Ferrari. Here we learn all about saffron and medicinal plants, the gardens are beautiful for long walks to discover the growing plants. This is an ideal place for those who love peace and nature.
Day 1: Apt / Casablanca 35 km40’
Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport, meet and greet, then transfer to the hotel. Check in, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Casablanca / Rabat / Fes 300 km
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Casablanca, the business capital of the kingdom. From your coach you'll see the Medina, Mohammed V square, United Nations square, the Central Market, the Habbous quarter, the Royal Palace, the residential area of Anfa and the outside view of the magnificent Hassan II Mosque and the Ain Diab Corniche lined with swimming pools and gastronomic restaurants. Continuation to Rabat Lunch at leisure and sightseeing of the "Imperial Garden City" with its main monuments: Oudayas garden, Hassan Tower and Mausoleum. You’ll also see the ramparts and walls of the Mechouar which surround the Royal Palace. Then departure to Fez. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Fes
After breakfast, the whole day will be devoted to discovering Fez, the oldest of the Imperial Cities, which is well known for its spiritual and educational contributions to the Moroccan culture. Visit of the medieval Medina with its medersa BouAnania, Nejjarine fountain. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon,visit of the new city “Fes Jdid” with the Mellah.
Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Fes / Marrakech 470 km 6:30
Early wake-up and breakfast, departure for Marrakech via Immouzer du Kandar, a Berber village, Ifrane, a delightful ski resort, and Azrou, a Berber village known for its handicraft cooperative famous for its wood carving and carpet weaving. Lunch at Beni Mellal at leisure, then continuation to Marrakech. Arrival end of afternoon, check-in, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Marrakech
After breakfast, the entire day will be devoted to sightseeing in Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial City and definitely the "Pearl of the South". Founded by the Almoravides at the end of the 11th century, Marrakech sits in a lush oasis nestling at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. You will visit the famous Saadian Tombs, Menara Gardens, Koutoubia mosque, and Bahia Palace. After lunch at a local restaurant at leisure, continue with sightseeing in the souks and the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Marrakech - Casablanca 250 km 3:30
You will have the morning free to do whatever you like, whether it be shopping at the fabulous souks or simply relaxing by the poolside at your hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant in Marrakech at leisure. Departure to Casablanca, where you will spend the night. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 7: Casablanca – Apt
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your return flight.
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