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Morocco is certainly a dream come true with a rich culture, fascinating history and unique landscapes. Around a million people reside in the capital city of Morocco, Rabat. Rabat is one of the imperial cities of Morocco and boasts many enticing historical monuments and extraordinary places of interest. For any traveller exploring Morocco, this city is a great starting point. The city has exotic gardens and interesting museums displaying the Roman ruins. Fez – Home to one of the magnificent medieval monuments that attest to time honoured-civilisation, Fez is now Morocco’s spiritual capital, a tourist attraction and Morocco’s third most populous city. Marrakech is one of North Africa’s most romantic destinations, Marrakesh is Morocco’s second-largest city. Perhaps its best-known attraction is the open-air bazaar on Jemaa el Fna Square.

8 amazing days exploring Marrakech, Casablanca, Meknes, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez and Rabat.

Itineraries

Day 1

Welcome to Morocco

Arrive at Rabat Agdal Airport. Meet and greet by our official tour guide at the airport before transfer to your hotel in Rabat. Check-in in your hotel for dinner overnight.

Day 2

Rabat, the Capital

Breakfast in your hotel, check out and departure to Rabat, Begin your sightseeing with Kasbah of the Oudayas. Visit the ramparts and walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Dâr-al-Makhzen (Royal Palace). Next, visit Mohammed Mausoleum, a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its intricate white exterior and green tiled roof. View Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque built in the late 12th century. After the visit of Rabat you will be transfered to Tangier with your English-speaking guide. On your arrival to Tangier, enjoy a city tour of Tangier and surrounding area. Marvel at the picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and the famed Strait of Gibraltar, a perfect photo opportunity. On the way stop in Cap spartel and the cave of hercules. Check in the hotel and overnight in Tangier.

Day 3

Blue City of Chefchaouen

After breakfast, travel to the Blue City of Chefchaouen, one of the most picturesque towns in the Rif Mountains. Embark on a guided tour to the medina of Chefchaouen (in Berber this means: "watch the horns".) The medina truly reflects the Andalusian influence. With a wide variety of colours and the most delightful aromas of the different products in the local bazaars, contrasting with the dazzling bluish white of the houses; the Medina is a haven for all visitors to experience. Visit also the El Makhzen Square, the Uta El Hammam Square, and the Great Mosque, dating from the 15th century. Enjoy some free time in the main square of Chefchaouen before heading towards the city of Meknes for overnight.

Day 4

Meknes Exploration

Breakfast at your hotel. Start your visit of Place El-Hedim and Bab El Mansour, a public square and an extremely well-preserved gate and built in the 18th century and reputed to be the most beautiful gate in North Africa. Visit the Royal Stables of Meknes, this ancient massive stable yard was constructed to comfortably house no less than 12,000 of the royal horses. After lunch in Meknes, head to Volubilis, the site of the largest and best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco located between the Imperial Cities of Fez and Meknes. Built-in and occupied since the 3rd century BC, visit the Roman ruins of Forum, Basilica, Triumphal Arch, Tingis Gate, Decumanus Maximum and see the floors adorned with intricate mosaics depicting Roman mythology. Continue a short drive to Moulay Idriss, an important religious site which lies the tomb of the city's founder, Moulay Idriss, a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Departure to fez for overnight.

Day 5

Fez, the oldest Moroccan Imperial City

After breakfast, enjoy a full day in Fez, the oldest of the Moroccan Imperial Cities and cradle of a thousand-year-old monarchy. Fez: Visit the medieval Medina of Fez and its major sites like Islamic school Attarine Medersa, a mesmerizing building with elaborate Moroccan architecture, tile-work, and woodcarvings. View the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and Karaouine Mosque, built-in 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri, is a mosque and one of the oldest universities in the world. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the 14th-century Mellah (Jewish Quarters), the largest in Morocco and Fes El Jdid district. If time permits, spend some free time in the Medina with its winding alleys of Arabic-Moorish architecture; explore the souks with a variety of local spices, dried nuts, fruit and the oldest tannery in the world, where they still operate as they did in medieval times. Catch a panoramic view of Fez in Borj Nord and Borj South ramparts. Transfer to your hotel for rest for the night.

Day 6

Casablanca to Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel, we will leave the spiritual heart of Morocco for some superb tour in Casablanca on our way to Marrakech. Upon arrival, start your visit with the view of Mosque Hassan II (outside visit), the largest mosque in Africa, whose minaret rises to 175 m of height, the tallest in the world. Continue on to Place Mohamed V, the central hub of Casablanca’s new town with plenty of historic buildings that exemplify Art Deco architecture with Islamic influences. Check-in formalities at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7

Marrakech Memories

After breakfast, enjoy a full day in the Imperial City of Marrakech, the Pearl of the South. Visit the famous 70m Koutoubia Minaret, the best example of Hispano-Moorish art. Visit the Palace of Bahia, built in the late 19th century, destined to be the largest palace of his time. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Right after, explore the Souks of Marrakech, the most famous of Morocco. Admire the richness of infinite crafts from cabinetmakers, ironworkers, boilermakers to dyers. Next, visit the destination of all magic, the open-air Jemaa El-Fna Square, classified by UNESCO as Universal Oral Heritage of Humanity and venue for variety of artists like jugglers, acrobats and snake charmers; Accommodation at the hotel in Marrakech.

Day 8

Farewell Morocco

After breakfast, pack your luggage and go for last shopping in Jemaa Elfna square or one of the 3 malls in the city, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
  • Economy class return airfare with current taxes on Emirates Airlines
  • Welcome & assistance at Mohamed V airport by our agent Representative
  • Hotel accommodation based on Half Board with dinner
  • Lunch En-route at local restaurants where specified
  • Transportation with an adequate deluxe vehicle according to the number of participants.
  • Multilingual tour escort /guide throughout, and local guides in the cities.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program.
  • Porterage and tips at the hotels and restaurants
  • Visa fee and visa assistance
  • Transportation to/from the Bandaranayake International Airport
  • Tips
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Expenses of any personal nature such as Telephone calls, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Still / Video Camera Fees
  • Any other taxes that may be implemented by either the Government of Sri Lanka or by any other Country or the Airline at the time of travel
  • Any other expenses which are not included in the above mentioned services

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