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The Treasures of Morocco

"AS TIME GOES BY"
Visiting : Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier,
Fez, Marrakesh

The Kingdom of Morocco is truly at the crossroads of the world. For thousands of years, its location at the northwest tip of Africa has allowed it to absorb elements of European, Sub-Saharan African, and Arab culture in its quest for identity.  As a result, its culture, history, religion, art and politics is a melange that gives it a uniqueness among nations. 

 

DAY 1- Minneapolis/New York/Casablanca
Late morning departure from Minneapolis-St. Paul to New York's JFK Airport. Proceed to proper gate for your non-stop Royal Air Maroc flight to Casablanca. Dinner and breakfast served on board.

DAY 2- Casablanca
Upon arrival to Casablanca, after meeting with the local guide, visit the Medina, Mohamed V Square, the United Nations Square and Central Market. Lunch at a sea-side restaurant, followed by the Royal Palace, Anfa District, Ain Diab Esplanade. Overnight in Casablanca.

DAY 3- Casablanca/Rabat
Proceed to imperial city of Rabat, political capital of Morocco. Visit the Medina, Kasbah of Oudayas, mosque and Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V. Following lunch, visit the archaeological museum in Chellah. Overnight in Rabat.

DAY 4- Rabat/Larache/Asilah/Tangier
After breakfast, depart from Rabat. Drive via Larache and Asilah, two colorful Atlantic villages, arriving in Tangier late.

DAY 5- Tangier
Full day Historical visit
Explore this Moroccan city and wander around the colorful local market and shop for leather
goods, jewelers, pottery, pretty carpets and herbal products, visit of the Socco or medina. Visit of
The Kasbah which has now been converted into a museum. Visit of Hercules caves and Cap
spartel. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tangier.

DAY 6- Tangier/Meknes/ Volubilis/Fes
After breakfast, Continue to Meknes another imperial city, Meknes, with the traditional Medina, entered via Bab el Mansour. From there to the catacombs of the Christian Prison, small palaces and stables of Moulay Idriss, near the Dar Jamai Museum. Lunch on the way.
Journey north to the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Continue to Fes arriving late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Jnan Palace Fes.

DAY 7- Fes
Full day of touring the most ancient imperial city. Visit the Bourj Nord fort, Makina District, Abou el Hasan Mosque, Saffarine Medersa, Karouane Mosque, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Andalous Quarter, medieval Medina, and the Jewish Quarter, the Mellah. A panoramic view is afforded near the tombs of the Merinids. Lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Medina, then on to the Sidi Harrazem Springs. Dinner and overnight in your hotel Fes.

DAY 8- Ifrane/Azrou/Khenifra/ Beni Mellal Marrakesh
Morning departure via Ifrane and Azrou, high in the Atlas Mountains, Swiss-like in appearance.
Spectacular views as one goes through the mountains to the berber town of Khenifra. Visit the local market and view berber culture. Continue to Beni Mellal in Middle Atlas stop for lunch, and arrive in Marrakesh , the most beautiful of imperial cities- the crossroads of Arab, berber, and Sub-Saharan cultures. Special dinner and show at Casino de Marrakesh. Overnight in Marrakesh.

DAY 9- Marrakesh
Full day visits to the Koutoubia, Sidi bel Abbes Mosque, Ben Youssef Medersa and Bahia Palace and Saadian Kings' Tombs. Visit the Menara and Majorelle Gardens, ending the day at the world famous Jemaa el Fna Square.Lunch in the Medina Optional carriage tours around city walls at sunset. Dinner and overnight in your hotel Marrakesh.

DAY 10- Day 10 - Marrakesh/New York
Farewell to Morocco with an early morning transfer to Marrakesh Airport for short flight to Casablanca. Connect with Royal Air Maroc non-stop back to JFK Airport. Lunch on board.
Arrive in New York later this afternoon.
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