After arriving in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city and economic capital, we will take you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can visit the Medina (old city), whose stone and white washed buildings bear great, dark-wood doors; the Great Mosque, whose minaret is the tallest in the world; the Mohammed V Mausoleum, housing the onyx tomb of the late king; and the ramparts of Mechouar encircling the Royal Palace.
Today, you journey to Morocco’s capital, Rabat. This busy political centre has a mix of the old and new – wide, tree-lined boulevards in the new town lead to the narrow, bustling alleys in the old medina. You have the day to explore – visit the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Kasbah Oudaias that dominates the estuary entrance and was used to defend the city against pirates, and the Chellah, a 13th century necropolis that also encloses the remains of the ancient Roman City of Sala Colonia. In the evening, you can relax in a boulevard café and sip mint tea while watching the nightly promenade.
We depart in the morning for Meknes, the Imperial City of Sultan Moulay Ismail, and visit the Medina, or old city, and Bab Mansour, the monumental gateway and main entrance into this 17th century city. Next, we stop at the nearby Roman ruins of Volubilis—the finest archaeological site in Morocco–with its mosaics, temples, and triumphal arch, on your way to the village of Moulay Idriss, the holy founder of the first indigenous Islamic kingdom of Morocco. We continue to Fez for check-in at your hotel.
The entire day will be spent sightseeing in Fez, the oldest imperial city, founded in 790 A.D. We will visit the medieval Medina; the Karaouiyne Mosque, whose central aisle is embellished with elaborate floral and Kufic script carved into the plaster; and the colorfully tiled Nejjarine Fountain. Don’t miss the fascinating Islamic universities, including the Abouhnaniya and the Attarine. Dinner and overnight at your riad or hotel in Fez.
After breakfast, we drive to Marrakech through the Atlas Mountains, where you will be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes while we make our way to the city of magic lamps and flying carpets. In Marrakech, you can visit some wonderful tourist spots, such as the amazing spectacle of the Jemaa el Fna square at night. The carnival spectacle at the large square every night is protected by UNESCO. Every day is different, but includes a mix of snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers, musicians, monkeys, herbal doctors, food vendors, and henna artists.
Today, you will have a complete private tour of Marrakech. The souk is like a movie set with exotic streets full of the most amazing range of colors, sights, smells, and sounds. Artisans gather in separate streets, such as the silver street, shoe street, and metal working street. You will also have a private tour of the Palais Bahia that was built as a replica of the Alhambra Palace in Granada and, if time allows, the Majorelle Gardens–an enchanting site in the heart of the city.
You will have breakfast at the hotel, and then we will transport you to the airport in time for your flight.
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