Highlights of Morocco & Essaouira


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10 days/ 9 nights
Airconditioned Buss
Tour Type:
Group size:
10 - 46

Accompanied service

English, Spanish, German, Russian speaking Guide Accomodation 3*, 4* or 5* Departure all year around Included breakfast


Welcome by your staff at Mohamed V Casablanca airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, visit of the economic capital of Morocco: the central market, Mohamed V square, the Habous quarter, exterior of the Royal palace, the residential area of Anfa and exterior of Hassan II mosque. Continuation to Rabat and city tour : the Royal palace & Mechouar (exterior), the Oudayas kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum & the Hassan tower. Continuation to Meknes. Overnight at the hotel in Meknes Highlights of Morocco & Essaouira

After breakfast, Visit of the Ismaïlian capital famous for its 40 km/25 mi long walls with its monumental gates such as Bab Mansour, the Mellah Jewish quarter and the Royal stables, continuation to the holy city of Moulay Idriss, via the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis and continuation to Fez. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, the whole day is devoted to the sightseeing of Fez, the religious and intellectual capital of Morocco : the medieval medina with its Attarine and Bou Inania medersas, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and the Karaouine mosque. Afternoon, visit of Fez el Jdid , Mellah. Overnight at the hotel. The most authentic of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, the medina of Fez el Bali is recognised as one of the finest in the world by UNESCO, and has been designated a World Heritage Site. It is reported to have 9,000 alleyways, many barely wide enough for a donkey or mule, the only form of transport in most of the medina, which create interest and excitement at every turn. The city was the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years, and is now the country’s spiritual, religious and culinary centre. It houses the finest collection of architectural delights in Morocco. Our highlights will be the Medersa Attarine, the mighty Karaouine Mosque, the Nejjarine Fountain, the famous colorful tannery, the Mellah and the beautiful souks.

After breakfast, departure to Marrakesh passing by the Berber village of Immouzer du Kandar, Ifrane (ski resort) and Azrou. Beni Mellal a rich agricultural centre. Arrival in Marrakesh in the late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, visit of historical Marrakesh : the Koutoubia minaret, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia palace, Badi Palace, Dar Si Said, Majorelle Garden. Menara Garden, Palmerai. We will end our visit at the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast at hotel Morning, Departure for visit of Ourika valley is the most accessible valley in the High Atlas from Marrakech, starting less than 45 minutes’ drive from the city. It is famous for the 7 waterfalls at Setti Fatma and the ski resort of Oukaimeden at its head, and is a lush valley with green terraced fields beside the river that contrast strongly with the rocky valley sides of the foothills of the mountains. Situated at around 1,200-1,500 metres it offers a pretty escape from the summer heat of Marrakech or an area for gentle hiking. The lush valley and local village houses, built from bricks made from the local rich red soils, add to the beauty of the area. Imlil is a thriving village at the head of a valley in a spectacular setting in the High Atlas Mountains just 1.5 hours’ drive south of Marrakech at a height of about 1,800 m. above sea level. Overlooked by the peak of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in north Africa, It is the center for much of the trekking activities in the area.It is the perfect destination to cool off from the heat of Marrakech, and experience local Berber village for a day. We will eat lunch at a local family for some who are interested you can participle with preparing meals with family. Family will provide cooking class for traditional Moroccan cooking. After lunch trek in 2 hours in the area Back to Marrakech around 16:00. Evening at leisure in Marrakech- Overnight at hotel

After breakfast we will drive to Essaouira, The history of the town dates back to the 7th century B.C. On their way down to Black Africa, the Phoenicians stopped over in the Island of Mogador. The Romans later founded a Tyrian purple factory, making the bright red dye that gave its name to the Purple Islands just off the coast from Essaouira. In 1764, Sidi Mohamet Abdallah decided to make Mogador a fortified city to counter the growing expansion of Agadir. He entrusted a French architect, Théodore Cornut, with the construction of the new ramparts, thus protecting the new town within from any attacks by rebellious tribes. Turn round and admire Essaouira, ”the beautifully designed”, and then come down from the city walls and back into the present to enjoy all the charms of the town. So pleasurable, so evocative and so charming, Essaouira has been attracting poets, scholars, craftsmen and Moroccan designers since the 18th century. The town is still one of the most dynamic centres of contemporary Moroccan art.The heart of Essaouira is a small traditional medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight at hotel

After breakfast we start our driving to Casablanca. We will stop at Safi. Under the Almohads it functioned as an important port to the capital Marrakesh. The city was under Portuguese rule in 1488 and 1541; it is believed that they abandoned it to the Saadians (who were at war with them), since the city proved difficult to defend from land attacks. The Portuguese fortress built to protect the city is still there today. After 1541, the city played a role in Morocco as one of the safest and biggest seaports in the country. Many ambassadors to the Saadian and Alaouite kings during the 16th–18th centuries came to Morocco via Asfi; its proximity to Marrakech, then capital of Morocco, helped expand the maritime trade in the city. Louis De Chénier, consul of the French court in Morocco in 1767, reported that the city was the only usable seaport at the time. The city features the prominent Ali Bin Wahaleed Um Brun Mosque which is the home of several rare manuscripts and is considered a holy site within Shi’a Islam. The central medina is a traditional Moroccan market. It is closely affiliated with pottery, and throughout the market vases, plates and other items are all made from clay and are popular with tourists. After a short visit to the city we will proceed towards Oualidia, where stretches of beaches run all the way along the route, El Jadida, and arrive late in the evening to Casablanca

Day at leisure till your transfer to airport Your guide will help with check in. End of our service