Morocco, Imperial cities

Morocco, Imperial cities

8D/7N, 2 adults, 1 double room B&B. Shared/SIC excursions mentionned. Private return transfers airport/hotel mentionned. Flights included Marrakech-Casablanca-Fez

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05/03/2018 08/03/2018

Marrakech

About the city

Gateway to the desert and the south, Marrakech is overwhelming like no other imperial city of Morocco. Its reddish-pink streets and alleys are full of sounds, sights, smells and life. The mid-summer heat is enough to prostrate most tourists. The best times to explore Marrakech are early morning, early evening, and winter, during winter temperatures are mild, but fall significantly at night, due to the cold air from the High Atlas. The Djemaa El-Fna, Assembly of the Dead, is anything but what its name suggests. A hot and crowded market by day, the Djemaa really gets rolling at sunset when the entertainers invade. This chaotic outdoor circus offers a microcosms of Morocco at its most exotic. The huge audience clusters in tight circles around the diverse cast of performers. Almost every tour of Marrakech begins at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, with its magnificent minaret presiding over the Djemaa. The minaret, crowned by a lantern of three golden spheres, is the oldest and purest surviving example of the architecture of the Almohads. The city’s two most breathtaking monuments date from the 16th century. Feast your eyes and cool off at the ornate Ben Youssef Madrassa, the largest Qur’anic school in North Africa. Even more lavish are the dazzling Saadian Tombs, modelled upon the interior of the Alhambra in Granada. The view from the terrace at the Badi Palace, now in ruins, is majestic. Close by we find the 19th century Bahia Palace. It is an ornate and beautiful palace with restful fountained gardens. To escape from the relentless midday sun, wander in the lush Menara Gardens and lounge in the charming lakeside pavilion. Marrakech is noisy, busy, dusty and chaotic. It is a visual and sensory banquet of colour, diverse cultures, architecture and design. Marrakech delivers an exotic and exciting taste of Africa and the best part is that it is only a few hours away from Europe by plane.

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Transfer from airport to accommodation

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Riad Les Bougainvillers

91%
  • At 2.3 km from the center
  • Derb ben amrane 5 riad zitoun lakdim, 5, Marrakech 40000
The hotel is located in the historical heart of Marrakech, in the 'Riad Zitoun Kedim' district. The establishment offers a harmonious balance between the past and the present by offering all the comforts of a modern guesthouse. Fully air-conditioned,...
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  • DOUBLE SUPERIOR (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

3 Activities
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Half-Day Guided City Tour of Marrakech

day 1 - Morning, Price for 2 Guests
Explore top attractions around the Red City on this 4.5-hour guided city tour of Marrakech. Spin through the city streets as a guide sheds light on Marrakech’s history and heritage. Take in key sites of interest such as the Medina, the ramparts and UNESCO World Heritage–listed Djemaa El-Fna square. Along the way, soak up the atmosphere in the bustling craft bazaars and admire breathtaking views over the snow-capped peaks of the distant High Atlas Mountains.

This tour offers a morning 9 am or afternoon 2:30 pm departure.
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Camel ride Marrakech

day 1 - Camel ride Marrakech
The palm groves of Marrakech are the perfect place to get away from the red city and discover its sensational surroundings. Enjoy an incomparable experience on this hour-long camel ride through the green expanses of trees and rural landscapes surrounding the site.

During this adventure, you will also be taken to neighboring villages and will have the opportunity to share the traditional daily life of the locals.

On the way, take a break and take advantage of this moment of relaxation to savor a delicious Moroccan tea and admire the views offered by this charming setting.
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Shared Day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech

day 2 - Ourika Valley Day Trip
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ourika Valley, Ourika, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

• Free time to visit village and the weekly Berber market (Just on Monday or Thursday).
• explore Setti Fatma waterfalls.

Duration: 2 hours

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
NOTE
this is a basic itinerary for a shared tour, it is standared in almost all shared tours to Ourika.
Please note that you do not have to eat at the advised restaurant, feel free to eat wherever you desire.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
 

Transfer from accommodation to airport

Private Standard (Minivan extra luggage)
08/03/2018ECONOMY
Marrakech
Casablanca
Morocco
Menara / 9:00
Royal Air Maroc AT 402 Royal Air Maroc
0h 50m Nonstop
Morocco
9:50 Mohammed V Intl
08/03/2018 10/03/2018

Casablanca

About the city

Located on the Atlantic coast, Casablanca is the largest city and the economical hub of Morocco. Casablanca is a modern city with lively boulevards and many street cafes that give it a very European feel. Casablanca is a blend of both tradition and modernity. Visitors will find traditional buildings of Moorish, Roman, Jewish, Spanish and French influence alongside the new modern skyscrapers. Although the city is fairly modern in Moroccan standard, there are many historical sites and striking white colonial architecture. The oldest part of the city, the medina is relatively small in comparison with other medinas in Morocco, but still worth a stroll around its narrow alleys. Near the Medina you’ll find the City Hall, which has beautifully carved roofs. Casablanca’s main attraction is King Hassan II Mosque. Located on a beautiful setting on the Atlantic Coast, it is the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest in the world, with the tallest minaret in the world. Visiting Casablanca is a must for many travelers who come to Morocco. Oriental yet modern, Casablanca is a city of many faces.

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Transfer from airport to accommodation

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Kenzi Basma Hotel

70%
  • At 7.6 km from the center
  • Avenue moulay hassan 1er, Casablanca 20000
With a stay at Kenzi Basma Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Casablanca, within a 15-minute drive of Casablanca Twin Center and Port of Casablanca. This 4-star hotel is 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Hassan II Mosque and 4.4 mi (7 km) from Ain Diab Beach....
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  • DOUBLE STANDARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Casablanca and Rabat Day Tour including Lunch

day 4 - Price for 2 Guests
This 8-Hour tour, pick-up and drop-off from at Casablanca hotels, or accommodations by an air-conditioned and comfortable Car. Take a tour of Rabat and Casablanca on a journey with fascinating history and modern Moroccan culture. Enjoy the day by visiting ,the Royal palace of Rabat, Oudaya and Chellah fortresses the 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After having lunch in the Corniche Casablanca that takes about 1 hour, Explore the Mosque Hassan the Second, one of the iconic religious monument.
 

Transfer from accommodation to airport

Private Standard (Car - OFFER!)
10/03/2018ECONOMY
Casablanca
Fez
Morocco
Mohammed V Intl / 23:30
Royal Air Maroc AT 448 Royal Air Maroc
0h 55m Nonstop
Morocco
(+1 ) 0:25 Saiss
10/03/2018 12/03/2018

Fez

About the city

Fez is the definition of magic, a cauldron of beautiful charms that’s been simmering since medieval times. The city has almost everything Morocco has to offer; the ringing hammers on sheets of brass, the squawks of chicken strolling all around, perpetual voices of endless talks, the deep voices of prayers passed on from a minaret to another, young women balancing trays of rolled dough on their heads, crowds of people in the narrowest of streets, the enticing aromas of brochettes on open grills, the sweet scent of cedar shavings and freshly cut mint leaves. The life size maze that is the medina, old city, is the largest and most difficult to navigate in Morocco; sometimes it's even easier to simply lose yourself in the hustle and bustle of the various markets. Entering the medina through Bab Boujeloud, bear left immediately onto shop-lines, bamboo-shaded rue Talaa Kebira. Nearby to the left is the grain market, while further along is the entrance to Bou Inania madersap the finest Qur’anic university in Morocco. Built under the Merinid Dinasty in the 14th century its beautifully carved white plaster walls and mihrab remain in remarkably good conditions. The Zaouia de Moulay Idriss contains the tomb of Molay Idriss II, who made Fez the capital of Morcco in 808. The cedarwood portal is decorated with faded geometric patterns. Close by is the 14th century Al-Attarine Madrasa. Behind the superb bronze door lie intricately carved plaster walls topped by a cedarwood mantle and a splendid fountain. Other worthwhile places in Fez are the viewpoints to the north of the city or most parts of Fes el Jedid, with the Royal Palace, the Jewish Quarter and the Museum Dar al Batha. Once the capital of the country, today Fez is Morocco’s third largest city but is considered the country’s religious, cultural and intellectual centre. Located between the Riff and the Middle Atlas Mountains, the city is made up of Fes El Bali, the old city, and Fes El Jedid, the New city. The King of Morocco’s wife, Princess Lalla Salma, was born in Fez which has made this medieval city even more popular.

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Transfer from airport to accommodation

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Barceló Fès Medina

80%
  • At 1.2 km from the center
  • 53 av. hassan ii, Fes 30000
With a stay at Barceló Fès Medina, you'll be centrally located in Fes, within a 10-minute drive of Blue Gate and Borj Fez Mall. This 4-star hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Royal Golf de Fès and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Jewish Cemetery. Don't miss out on r...
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  • Double or Twin SUPERIOR (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Full-Day Private Tour of Fez

day 6 - Full-Day Private Tour of Fez
Full-day private tour of Fez. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the medina and see the highlights if Fez by private car.
 

Transfer from accommodation to airport

Private Standard (Car - OFFER!)

Summary

Morocco, Imperial cities
Morocco, Imperial cities