AFRICA PACKAGES: Morocco  
 

A country of unity in diversity, Morocco attracts by its astonishing treasures and the startling contrasts that give it such originality and distinguish it from other North African countries and those of the Mediterranean Basin. On all levels, it is a fascinating mosaic: culture, nature, flora and fauna, traditions, history. This thousand year old civilization comprises of contributions made by the Muslim Orient, the Berbers and the Andalousians, who immigrated to the North of Morocco. Add to it the secular links enjoyed with Southern Africa and we have a real mix of cultures.

 

Day 01     ARRIVE CASABLANCA
Upon arrival in Casablanca, you are met and escorted to your hotel. Brief review of the tour during your transfer to the hotel. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 02     CASABLANCA / RABAT
This morning we visit the economic capital of Morocco: the central market, the Habaous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohammed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of the Hassan II mosque. Enjoy a seafood lunch at one of the seafront restaurants. Continuation to Rabat city: the Royal Palace, (Mechouar), the Oudaya Kasbah, the Mohammed V mausoleum, the Hassan Tower. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 03     RABAT / MEKNES / FEZ
Departure to Meknes and visit the Ismailian capital famous for its 40 km (25 miles) long walls, visit the Bab Mansour, the Royal stables and the Jewish quarter. After lunch, travel to the holy city of Moulay Idriss via the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, and then continue on to Fez. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 04     FEZ
The whole day is devoted to the city-sightseeing of Fez, the religious capital of Morocco: the medieval medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania medersas, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine mosque. Enjoy a Moroccan lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Medina. Afternoon, a visit to Fez Jdid. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Optional "sound and light" show.

Day 05     FEZ / BENI MELLAL / MARRAKECH
Departure to Marrakech passing by the Berber villages of Immouzer du Kander and Ifrane. Lunch and a moment of relaxation in the city of Beni Mellal, a market centre for a region producing a variety of agricultural products of Morocco. Upon arrival in Marrakech, check-in at the hotel. Enjoy dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant with an Oriental show, overnight at the hotel.

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 Almoravides founded the city at the end of the 11th century. The historical sightseeing includes the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters displaying a variety of items. Visit the famous marketplace Djemaa El Fna- the celebrated crossroads of Arab and Berber cultures, a captivating and unforgettable street theatre of storytellers, musicians, acrobats and snake charmers. Enjoy dinner with a Fantasia show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07     MARRAKECH / CASABLANCA
Morning at leisure. Lunch at the hotel, afternoon depart to Casablanca. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 08     Depart CASABLANCA
Transfer to the airport, assistance with departure formalities.

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