North-South Morocco (9 days)
Tanger - Chefchaouen - Fes - Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - Meknes
Marrakech - Ourika valley - Marrakech - Essaouira - Casablanca
Day 1 :TangerTransfer from the airport or ferry terminal to your hotel. You have time to explore this bustling port city that was once the playground of international socialites, including writers, artists, musicians and politicians. (Paul Bowles). The city is a lively, cosmopolitan and historic Mediterranean where you get to explore number of museums and sites. Over night in the Hotel.
Day 2 :ChefchaouenToday we head to Chefchaouen, a beautiful blue and white-washed Andalucian town nestled in the Rif Mountains. The town is a relaxed town, with small winding alleyways and market squares, where the women of the surrounding Rif come to sell their hand made products. Dinner is at the Hotel.
Day 3 :FesWe travel the to Morocco's most fascinating city and the world last surviving Medieval city. You will tour the medina with its "souks" (markets) stopping at the gateway of the Royal Palace, the 9th-century Karouine Mosque and University. You will visit the tomb of the city founder, Moulay Idris II. Lunch will be at one of the traditional restaurants in the old medina. After lunch you will continue to explore the Najarine Fountain, the gateway of the Bab Boujloud, the old harem gardens and the Batha Museum. On the way back to the hotel, we will stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Mausoleum and a famous tannery where skins are cured and dyed in cnormous vats..
Day 4 :Volubilis - Moulay Idriss - MeknesOn your way to Meknes you will first make an excursion to nearby Volubilis, the remains of a Roman city, and Moulay Idriss, the burial place of the founder of Morocco 's first imperial dynasty. For Moroccans it is a place of pilgrimage. You continue to Meknes, the smallest and friendliest of the five imperial cities of Morocco. The old part of Meknes is beautiful and has a feel of the oriental and the Mediterranean at the same time. The immense city walls and gates lead the visitors' imagination into times long gone. The labyrinth of alleys and market stands is a joy to any visitor and the friendly inhabitants will gladly show you the products they are selling, like spices, olives, pottery, copperware or carpets.
Day 5 :MarrakechToday you will travel to Marrakech, the exotic ochre coloured city that is the imperial city of the south. Your hotel is located near the Djemaa-el-Fna Square, the vibrant heart of the city. The activities on the square are continually changing – you'll see snake charmers, musicians, acrobats and storytellers. In the evening open food-stalls are set up with delicious kebabs and salads. Your senses will be reeling in the narrow streets of the medieval medina. Fully loaded donkeys walk back and forth through the narrow streets, which smell of herbs, leather and meat stalls. Over night in your Riad.
Day 6 :Marrakech - Ourika valleyWe start our day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley where we visit traditional Berber souks, and Jewish shrines, after lunch we are introduced to some typical workshops to enjoy the products of the sophisticated hand of local artisans. We return to Marrakech for dinner at the Riad.
Day 7 :MarrackechAfter breakfast, you will head to Essaouria through the forest of the unique Argane oil trees. Arriving to this little romantic city that was originally settled by the Portuguese, you will visit the Mellah, which is the originally Jewish quarter of the town. Enjoy the seafood and the ambiance of this special city. Over night in your Riad in the medina..
Day 8 :Essaouira - CasablancaDepart this morning to Casablanca through a scenic coastal drive. Our sightseeing day includes United Nations Square, Royal palace, and the huge Mosque of Hassan ll which is the largest in the Moslem world after the one in Mecca. Saudi Arabia.
Day 9 :CasablancaTransfer to the Airport where you will bid farewell to Morocco and fly home.