Greater Morocco (13n/14d)

the Ancient Roman City of Volubilis

The Ancient Roman City of Volubilis

Day 01: Casablanca
Welcome at Mohamed V airport. Transfer to hotel, check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Casablanca/Rabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your tourescort. Visit of the economic capital of Morocco;  Mohammed V square, central market, the Habous District, residential district of Anfa & Ain Diab and Hassa, II Mosque. Continuation to Rabat. Visit of the Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace), the Oudaya Kasbah, the splendid Mohamed V mausoleum, the Hassan tower. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel

Day 3: Rabat/Meknes/Volubilis/Fez
Departure to Meknes, famous of its 40 km long walls which still reserves the most beautiful gate of Morocco: the Bab Mansour. Visit of the Royal stables the Medina and the Jewish quarter. Afternoon, continuation to the holy city of Moulay Idriss, and visit of the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis. Continue forward to Fez. Check-in at hotel dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Fez
The whole day will be devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, visit of the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas (religious Islamic universities), the Nejjarine fountain, and the Karaouine Mosque. Afternoon, visit of Fez Jdid. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 05: Fez / Beni Mellal / Marrakech
After breakfast, departure to Marrakech passing by the berber village of Immouzer du Kandar and Ifrane. A moment of relaxation in Beni Mellal one of the most important agricultural centres of Morocco. Arrival to Marrakech in the late afternoon. Check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 06: Marrakech      
The entire day will be devoted to the visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city, known as the pearl of the South. The historical sightseeing includes the Menara garden, the Bahia Palace, art Museum and the Koutoubia Mosque. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters and the famous place Djemâa El Fna with its non stop entertainment. Dinner at hotel or at Chez Ali restaurant with fantasia show. Overnight

Day 07: Marrakech/Essaouira
Breakfast then departure to Essaouira. Visit of this idyllic fishermen town known as the former Mogador and Portuguese stronghold and famous for its woodcarving handy craft. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 08: Essaouira / Agadir
Drive via Tamanar and Tamri to Agadir. The road between the two cities is the most beautiful part of the Atlantic coast in Morocco. Arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon city tour including the Old Fortress built in 1540 then down to the modern city via General Kettani Ave and Hassan II Bd for an outside look at the Town Hall, the Law Court and the Post Office. A walk through the residential area for a closer look at the magnificent handicraft shops, especially, carpet making, leather and brass work. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Agadir
Day at leisure in Agadir for taking advantage of magnificent gold beaches. Dinner at hotel.

Day 10: Agadir / Taroudant / Ouarzazate
After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate via Taroudant, Tazenakht and Taliouine. Arrival and visit of the Kasbahs of Talioune and Tiffeltout. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Ouarzazate / Zagora / Ouarzazate
Full day excursion to Zagora. Early departure via the mountains of the Anti-Atlas, Daraa Valley with its magnificent palm trees and Kasbahs. Arrival, visit of Tamgroute, an important Zaouia (Coranic School) with its famous library which shelters books dated back to the 12th century. Return back to Ouarzazate in the afternoon, dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 12: Ouarzazate/Aït Benhaddou/ Marrakech
Visit of the kasbahs of Taouirt, Tiffeltout and Ait Benhaddou, the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco, which has served as decor for many films like “Laurence of Arabia”. Optional lunch at the terrace of the restaurant facing the kasbah. Departure to Marrakech via the Tichka pass offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas mountain chain. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 13: Marrakech / Casablanca
Breakfast then departure to Casablanca via Benghrir, Settat and Berrechid. Arrival, check in at hotel Afternoon, at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 14; Casablanca  
Transfer to the airport of Casablanca with assistance for departure formalities.

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