ROYAL CITIES & ESSAOUIRA From Marrakech
On this 08-day journey discover Morocco's popular tourist destination and its four royal cities - Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, and Rabat. Starting our visit from Essaouira which's known for its artisan industries, notably inlaid cabinet work. It is connected by road with Safi, Marrakech, and Agadir. As you will get the chance to discover the cosmopolitan coastal town of Casablanca and continue to Morocco’s old city "Fes" is a popular tourist destination and is famous for its numerous riads, lose yourself in the labyrinthine markets of the medieval medina of Fez, then heading to Morocco's capital Rabat; view some of the best-preserved Roman architecture in Rabat. Witness the devilish charisma of the snake charmers and storytellers of Marrakech.
|ROYAL CITIES & ESSAOUIRA From Marrakech|
Day 1 Marrakech
Friday : Arrival - Marrakech
Arrival to Marrakech airport and transfer with assistance to your hotel for
dinner & overnight.
Day 2 Marrakech –> Essaouira –> Casablanca
Saturday : Marrakech –> Essaouira –> Casablanca (540 km)
Early departure to Essaouira the Portuguese city anciently called
Mogador. Visit of this city once known as capital of the hippies and which
is full of Portuguese history as a harbour city with the most ancient
fortified port in the world still preserved. Optional seafood lunch.
Afternoon, departure to Casablanca passing by the Atlantic road, with
stops in Oualidia and El Jadida. Orientation tour of El Jadida (built by the
Portuguese and previously known as Mazagan “Mazagão”) with the
possibility to visit the Portuguese Cistern. Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Day 3 Fes
Sunday : Casablanca -> Meknes -> Fez (320 km)
Short visit of the Economic Capital: the Habous district, the Royal Palace,
the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of
the Mosque Hassan II. Departure to Meknes. Optional lunch. The visit
Meknes, the Ismailia capital with the longest ramparts in Morocco (40
km) that includes the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Royal Stables and
the Jewish quarter. Departure to the holy city of Moulay Driss (panoramic
view) and visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Then Continuation to Fez.
Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Day 4 Fes
Monday : Fez
The whole day is devoted to the visit of the spiritual capital : the
Medieval Medina and its souks, The Royal Palace, Attarine or Bou Anania
Medersa, Nejjarine fountain and the outside of Moulay Idriss mausoleum
and Karaouine Mosque. Optional lunch in a traditional restaurant in the
Medina. Afternoon continuation of the visit. Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Day 5 Rabat
Tuesday : Fez -> Rabat -> Marrakech (495 km) Departure to Rabat, the Administrative Capital, and visit of the Royal Palace (Mechouar), Ouadayas Garden & Kasbah, Mohamed V Mausoleum and Hassan Tower Mosque. Optional seafood lunch. Continuation to Marrakesh via the highway. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 6 Marrakech
Wednesday : Marrakech
Full day visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city called «the
ochre city". The historical visit includes the Menara Garden, the Saadian
Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch
at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters. Then,
visit of the famous Jemaa El-Fna Square with its non-stop entertainment.
Optional dinner with show. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7 Marrakech
hursday : Marrakech
Free day for leisure or optional excursions. Optional lunch at local
restaurant.Dinner & overnight in hotel.
Day 8 Marrakech
Friday : Marrakech- Departure Transfer with assistance to Marrakech Menara airport for departure.
|- Airport transfers with assistance at arrival & departure|
|- Accommodation in Half-board as per category and hotels in program|
|- Sightseeing & visits according to described program|
|- Bilingual tour-escort during the trip.|
|- Entrance fees to the monuments as in program|
|- Luggage porterage & tips at the hotels|
|- VAT taxes|
|- Airfare to and from trip destination|
|Gratuities (FOC rooms)|
|Personal items purchased during the tour|
|Entrance tickets non mentioned in program|
|All non-mentioned services|