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

Private Standard (Minivan extra luggage)

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
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bahia Palace, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

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Duration: 1 hour

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Free Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Camel ride Marrakech

day 1 - Camel ride Marrakech
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

pick up

Duration: 1 hour

Location: La Palmeraie, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
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This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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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

Private Standard (Car - OFFER!)

Kenzi Basma

70%
  • At 7.6 km from the center
  • Avenue moulay hassan 1er, 35, Casablanca 22000
Recently renovated the Kenzi Basma is located in downtown Casablanca, right at the heart of the city: a prime setting, nestling between the amazing architecture of the Art Deco neighborhood and the economic capital's cosmopolitan business district. T...
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  • DOUBLE STANDARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Full-Day Casablanca and Rabat from Casablanca

day 4 - Price for 2 Guests
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Old Medina of Casablanca, Place Marishal North-west corner of Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca 20200 Morocco

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Stop At: Hassan II Mosque, Blvd Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, Casablanca 20450 Morocco

Hassan II Mosque located in one the coast of Casablanca and the largest one of Morocco and Africa and the highest worldwide

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Rick's Café, 248 Boulevard Sour Jdid, Casablanca 20250, Morocco

"Rex Cafe" The place became legendary thanks to cinema and especially to this cinematic destination, which is shared by two icons: Ingrid Bergmann and Humphrey Bogart.

Stop At: The Corniche, Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000 Morocco

Ain Diab Corniche, exploring the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhood, grand avenues, and architecture that blends modern and Moorish styles

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Ain Diab, Casablanca Morocco

Opportunity to enjoy the main public beach as a resort point of 6.5 Million of Casablanca population

Stop At: Notre Dame de Lourdes, Rond-Point d'Europe, Casablanca 20500 Morocco

Visit the oldest Cathedral built by french colony in 1900s, it is the main sacral building for the catholic community in Casablanca

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Square of Mohammed V, Casablanca 20000 Morocco

Mohamed V square which is the heart of the city many pigeons all around, attracting many visitors from around the world to discover the city of Casablanca place of Mohamed V.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Quartier Habous, Boulevard Victor Hugo, Casablanca 20490 Morocco

Habbous square near the Royal Palace of Casablanca, this district of the old quarter of the city, which was built during the French colonial period.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kasbah des Oudaias, off Rue des Consuls, Rabat 10030 Morocco

listed a UNESCO Heritage site At the mouth of the Abu Regrag river,it stands tall, concealing a history full of events have now turned into an area that attracts tourists and visitors which has made it a beautiful archaeological sites in Rabat.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Boulevard Abi Regreg, Rabat 10030 Morocco

The mausoleum of the King Mohammed VI and the King Hassan are considered tourist attractions

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hassan Tower, Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat 10030 Morocco

is one of the most historic buildings that was intended to be the greatest mosque in the 12th century in the heart of Rabat.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chellah, Rabat Morocco

We head to challa fortess which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012, as Rabat's most popular tourist attraction and is home to both Roman ruins and a medieval Muslim necropolis.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Royal Palace of Rabat, Rabat Morocco

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Participant Must have their passport during the tour for the access to Rabat Royal Palace
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point
 

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

Private Standard (Car - OFFER!)

Barcelo Fes Medina

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  • At 1.2 km from the center
  • Av. hassan ii, 53, Fez 30000
The hotel is situated within Fez, Morocco's first imperial city, which has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Only 20 minutes' drive from the Fès Saïss International Airport and 5 minutes' drive to the railway station, within easy distanc...
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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
Your guide will you at your hotel or riad in Fez before beginning your guided tour of the medina - one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. You will visit Mosques including the Quaraouiyine Mosque founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860 (entry is not permitted to non-Muslims) and fountains (including the Nejjarine fountain), Medersas (Koranic schools) founded as early as the 13th century before having a break for lunch (not included). After you will visit Batha Palace (now a museum of arts and traditions), Chouwara Tanneries, Souks (including Souk Attarine - one of the liveliest in the city), Bab Boujloud - with its green and blue ceramics, Mellah and the 17th century Ibn Danan synagogue as well as the Kings Palace, the Merindes Tops & Borj North & south and a Ceramic factory before being dropped off back at your hotel or riad.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A maximum of 6 people per booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point
 

Transfer from accommodation to airport

Private Standard (Car - OFFER!)

Summary

Morocco, Imperial cities
Morocco, Imperial cities