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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Upon our arrival at the airport you will be met and greeted by your representative who will assist you and assure our easy and fast transfer to your hotel . Overnight stay.

After breakfast,Today will have a tour of the Souks of Marrakech focuses on the charity work done to help those in difficult social
situations by visiting a women's cooperative and association as part of our responsible tourism philosophy.
Will be met in our hotel or Riad for a short briefing before driven to one of the historical gates of the old city for a walkthrough the streets of Laksour quarter leading to the Souks. We will visit the women's centre Al Kaoutar which helps thosewithout any resources and in extreme poverty to learn a job and therefore earn a living. Here they learn and make highquality products and embroidery such as hand-embroidered table linens, pillow cases, pajama's, children’s clothing,
towels and napkins at perfectly reasonable fixed prices and all made at a nonprofit vocational training center. Thecenter has also a day carefacilityfor disabled women and their children. From here we will leave the Medina and driveto the modern part of Marrakech to visit the Amal Association, which is an organization that helps underprivileged singlemothers overcome poverty and social stigma by providing them with counseling, and vocational training to becomeprofessional cooks and pastry makers. Many of them who used to beg and live on the streets now work in some of themany Riads in Marrakech. After visiting the center, lunch is cooked by the ladies of the association. After lunch we will
be invited to a demonstration of Moroccan pastry making.
In the afternoon we will discover an exciting blend of modern architecture and an ancient walled medina. We will firststand by the Koutoubia Mosque with its 282 ft minaret, an architectural landmark dating back to the late 12th century.
We will visit the Badii palace built in the 16th century. Here we will admire the marvelous pulpit of the Koutoubia mosquemade in 1137 in the city of Cordoba by the best cabinet making artisans of that time. We will continue to the 19thcentury Bahia palace and discover the intricate work done by the local artisans to decorate this splendid home built bya powerful Vizir for his Harem. We will end our exploration with a stroll inside the Jewish quarter and visit the historical synagogue, SLAT LAAZAMA, built in 1492 by Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain.

After breakfast, will have a day with the Local of the Atlas Mountains. The round-trip through lush Ourika Valley and dramatic Atlaslandscapes by luxurious SUV will be your only non-Berber experience on this eye-opening, hands-on adventure.Bake bread and prepare tagine in the kitchen of a village family and get to know them better over a pot of traditional
mint tea – made by you! The conversation should also start to flow, with a little help from your guide!.While lunch is simmering, get your hands stuck into wet clay in a ceramics workshop. Later, try your hand at weaving acolourful kilim with the local women behind their prized ancestral looms, and walk the farm terraces to see the sweatedlabour that goes into ancient irrigation and subsistence farming methods.

After breakfast, will have about 03 Hours Drive To Casablanca, Start the visit from the port and the old city area whereyou will visit the impressive Hassan II mosque to discover one of the most interesting architectural achievements inmodern Morocco before you are taken to explore some of the main streets down town that date back to the Frenchprotectorate. The buildings here are made in the art-deco style, built and designed back in 1920’s. Visit Le “Marché Central”, the French food and flower market, before you stop on Mohamed V square, one of the mainsquares of Casablanca, to admire the neo-Moorish style architecture of several official buildings such as the town hall and the court of justice built in 1930’s.
Visit the largest church in Casablanca, “Notre Dame De Lourdes”, where you will discover one of the most impressiveworks in stained glass accomplished by a French artist in the mid 1950’s.In the Late afternoon continue our drive to Rabat

Rabat is an elegant city as it has been serving as the capital of Morocco and the official residence of the king since theearly 20th century. Yet this capital maintains a traditional Moroccan character like all the historical cities of the country. Our morning tour begins with the fortified Kasbah Oudaya including the 17th century royal residence and its Andalusiastyle garden. Mohamed V Mausoleum, a masterpiece of the Moroccan art and craft next to which stands the medieval .Hassan Tower built in the late 12th century. We leave Rabat and head inland to the city of Meknes which served as thecapital of Morocco in the 17th century for the Sultan Moulay Ismail. This king had a reputation of a ruthless warrior but hewas also a builder as during his 55-year reign, he developed Meknes from a small town into a majestic capital withgigantic ramparts, monumental gates, palaces and more than 15 miles of exterior walls. Our tour leader will take us for acomprehensive tour of the city’s highlights such as the impressive granaries and stables built by the Sultan for his cavalry, the Mausoleum of the King located inside a beautifully built mosque, the monumental gate of Bab El Mansour dominating El Hedim square and the colorful food market.
In the afternoon we will go for a drive across a beautiful countryside to the archaeological site of Volubilis, the largest ofthe Roman colonies established in Morocco between the 1st and the 2nd centuries AD. We will be guided through thisWorld Heritage site of which the excavated ruins are particularly noted for their amazing colorful mosaics and remains ofRoman monuments such as the Basilica, the Temple and the Arch of Triumph. At the end of the afternoon we will drive tothe city of Fez to check into our hotel. Overnight stay.

After breakfast we start the tour of Fes is the oldest royal city in Morocco. Founded in the 9th century, it is said to be the most complete medieval city of theArab world as it has preserved all its medieval aspects and way of life. Fez will stimulate all our senses as we go for aguided tour inside Fes el Bali (old Fes), across food and spice markets, handicraft quarters, auction squares and colorful stores. We will see the local communal bakeries and have a look into children’s pre-schools, enter artisan workshopsanddiscover the secrets of their ancestral arts, walk by many historical fountains, mosques and sanctuaries. We will also seethe traditional weavers and the famous tanneries. We will stop for a break in the Museum Nejjarine specialized in the artof woodwork and cabinet making. We will go inside the 14th century Medersa (theological school) to admire its intricatearchitecture and will see from outside the University of al-Qarawiyyin which is the oldest university in history founded in857.
In the afternoon we will visit the royal palace built in the late 19th century as a Summer residence for the king Hassan; inside we will see the central four parts garden and the museum of Fez traditional arts established here in 1915. Fromthere we will continue to Fez El Jedid (new Fez) to discover what used to be the largest Jewish quarter in Moroccodating back to the time of the migration of the Jews from Spain in the late 15th century. We will take a walk inside thisquarter to see the 17th century synagogues.

After an early breakfast in your hotel, leave Fez and head south drive crossing the cultivated and fertile valley of Saiss upto Imouzzer de kandar with its nearby gorgeous lake ‘Dait Aoua’ and on to Ifrane, a charming ski resort, and Azrou, atypical Berber town with its flat roofed earth houses.
The road goes through magnificent cedar, pine and oak forests. This particularly varied itinerary from north to south offersa diversity of impressions through the Middle Atlas Mountains where nomad shepherds live in black tents and move withtheir herds of goats and sheep across these mountains in the hot season down to the desert land areas in the winter.
Many stops will be made along this itinerary for pictures, breaks or lunch. As soon as you start seeing the first palm trees ofthe oasis in the outskirts of Marrakech, you will know that you are not anymore far from the red city of Morocco. Ovenight stay

After breakfast, you will be transferred by your representative who will assist you at Marrakech airport with the formalities and an easy check in.

Inclusions

07 Nights accommodation at hotels as shown above or similar
A/C Private deluxe car Vito or Via at Disposal
High qualified English Speaking guide throughout
All Visits and activities as per the itinerary
Entrance Fees to The Monuments
Water in the car during the tour
All Local taxes.

Exclusions

International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities
Meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal expense

Notes

Optionals on requests at an additional cost.
These are starting from fares subject to revision at the time of booking

Superior Hotels.
Riad Ilayka.
Riad Al Kalaa
Riad Salama
Amal Association- Cooking and Lunch class in Marrakech
Local Family- Lunch Atlas Mountains

Trip Highlights

Marrakech – Atlas Mountains-Casablanca – Rabat -Meknes – Volubilis- Marrakech – Fez

Departure Period
01 Jan, 2022 to 31 Dec, 2022

4 Star
AUD 4,624 P P twin share
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