10 Days To Chefchaoun, Atlantic and Imperial Cities
Marrakesh, or Marrakech (Berber: ⵎⵕⵕⴰⴽⵛ; Arabic: مراكش, Murrākuš) is an important city in the African country of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country. Marrakesh is the capital of the economic region of Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz.
Marrakesh is the most important city out of all of Morocco’s cities that used to be imperial cities. Berber farmers lived in Marrakesh during Neolithic times. Abu Bakr ibn Umar, the chieftain and cousin of the king of the Almoravids Yusuf ibn Tashfin, founded Marrakesh in the year 1062. The Almoravids built many schools and mosques in Marrakesh. Marrakesh has the name “Red City” because a lot of it is made out of red sandstone.
Marrakesh got bigger very quickly and became a cultural, religious, and trading center for sub-Saharan Africa. The mayor of Marrakesh Fatima Zahra Mansouri is the second woman mayor in Morocco.
Tourism is important to Marrakesh, and the city has about 400 hotels, some very grand indeed.
Please be ready at 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
Approximately 6:30 PM of the last day
Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
10 Days To Chefchaoun, Atlantic and Imperial Cities
Entrance fees for historical monuments
Camels for the trekking
Hotel with dinner and breakfast
Desert Camp with dinner and breakfast
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Day 01 : MARRAKESH TO RABAT VIA CASABLANCA
You will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakesh and then start a journey which will take us , the current capital of Morocco and one of the Imperial citie, the city of Rabat passing by the second biggest city in north Africa and the economical capital of Morocco, the city of Casablanca, where we will visit the Hassan 2 Mosque, one of the biggest Mosques in the world and then we will continue to join the city of Rabat. Upon our arrival to Rabat we will visit the Kasbah Oudaya and Hassan Tower the most important historical monuments in Rabat.
Day 02 : RABAT TO ASSILAH VIA MOULAY BOUSSALHAM
After breakfast we will hit the road to the north of Morocco, to the beautiful town of Assilah. This journey will also this us to the wonderful town of Moulay Boussalham with its nature made lagoon and the lake of Marja Zerka.Upon our arrival to this marvelous town, you will have free and enough time to wonder its beautiful old medina.
Day 03 : ASSILAH TO CHEFCHAOUEN VIA TANGER
After breakfast, you will leave Asilah toward Chefchaouen via Tanger. After a short drive you will arrive to Tanger – “Bride of Northern Morocco” as Moroccans prefer to call it. You’ll have a short visit to the cave of Hercules and cap Spartle, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Then we will continue our journey over the foothills of the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen passing through the beautiful city of Tetouan and taking the coastal road over the Mediterranean .
Day 04 : CHEFCHAOUEN VISIT
After breakfast in your accommodation you will start exploring the Medina and its alleys. Chefchaouen is a beautiful, unique city with its white washed walls and its blue doors and windows. Chefchaouen is a blue-washed mountain village that feels like it is in its own world. Situated in the North of Morocco in the Rif Mountains Unlike many parts of Morocco, it was occupied by Spain; therefore there is much influence from Spanish civilization and architecture. You’ll have the opportunity to meet locals and walk inside its beautiful Medina. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
Day 05 : CHEFCHAOUEN TO FES
After breakfast, we will start travelling to Fez via the town of Ouazzan. After a couple of hours drive arriving in Ouazzan – a beautiful town in the Rif Mountains – in which you will experience amazing views over the fertile plain of Lukus Valley and then we will continue via Zandola Valley and the green landscapes of Saiss Hill to arrive to Fes.
Day 06 : FES VISIT
After breakfast you will be joined by an official local guide to start an explorative journey of the Medina where you will visit the many hidden treasures that only the inhabitants of the place know about. Fes served as the capital of Morocco for more than 350 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. Your guided tour will take you to Moulay Idriss mausoleum, the Nejjarine Fountains and the Tanneries. After lunch you will also view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famous Jewish quarter “the Mellah”, where you will have the option to visit one of the few living synagogues in Morocco. Your tour of Fes includes a short visit to the famous ceramic factory, and then you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes.
Day 07 :FES TO MEKNES VIA IFRANE
After breakfast, we will start travelling towards Ifran, via the cedar forest (one of the biggest Cedar forests in the world) and on to Meknes. You will be travelling south to Ifran – referred to “the Switzerland of Morocco and also the second cleanest city In the world in 2013″, and then to the cedar forest. Here you will have the opportunity to see the Barbary apes in the wild, and have the chance to feed them while taking some memorable pictures. The journey then takes us over the Middle Atlas Mountains to Azrou – an authentic Berber village. After lunch, we will continue to Meknes.
Day 08 : MEKNES VISIT
After breakfast, we will drive toward the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, the well preserved Roman Empire dating back to 225BC – where you will see the most beautiful mosaics in Morocco, dating back to 3rd century BC. After the visit to this unique site we will visit the sacred town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, and then we will drive back to Meknes to start exploring the Medina of Meknes. This marvelous city was once the capital of Morocco during the reign of Moulay Ismail, thus it is known as the Ismailian capital of Morocco. It is also known as “the walled city”. You will see the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Granary, the Sahrij Souani basin and the famous Gate of Bab Mansour and also the underground Qara Prison and the Dome of the Embassadeurs. In the afternoon you will have some free time to wander around the square entertained by story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight in Meknes
Day 09 : MEKNES TO OUZOUD WATERFALLS
After breakfast we will drive through the middle Atlas Mountains to the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls. This journey will take us through the Berber town of Khnifra, the cradle of the Berbers resistance against the French occupation and we will have the chance to see one of the biggest water reservoirs, Bin Lwidan Dam before arriving to Ouzoud waterfalls, a chance to enjoy the beauty of nature
Day 10 : OUZOUD TO MARRAKESH
After breakfast, we will have a late depart to Marrakesh after enjoying the beauty of Ouzoud waterfalls. The journey will take us through small villages before arriving to Marrakesh. Drop off at your accommodation.