COLOURS OF MOROCCO

CASABLANCA, RABAT, MEKNÈS, FEZ, BENI MELLAL, IFRANE, AFOURER, OUZOUD WATERFALLS

13 - 20 Sep 18
Starting From
€ 959

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 14:30 hrs for check in of your direct Airmalta flight to Casablanca departing at 16:30 hrs. Upon arrival at 18:55 hrs, you will be transferred to your 4* hotel accommodation for check-in, room allocation and overnight.

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city. Visit the famous Hassan II mosque, the landmark of the city with the tallest minaret in the world. Then continue your way to the nearby Ain Dian Corniche, the city’s most fashionable district, before visiting the Mohammed V square in the city centre. Later head to Rabat, located on the Atlantic, the capital of Morocco is also one of the so called Imperial Cities, together with Fez, Meknes and Marrakesh. Visit the oldest part of the city with its hundreds of traditional shops and cafes that you can visit and explore. You then continue your way toward Meknès, the so called Moroccan Versailles for check in, room allocation, dinner and overnigh

Today, after breakfast, join your tour leader for a guided visit of the city of Meknes. Here you can visit the final resting place of the Sultan who made it his capital in the 17th century. The tomb hall is a lavish celebration of the best Moroccan craftsmanship. To the southeast of the mausoleum, the king’s immense granaries and stables, Heri es-Souani, were ingeniously designed. This site had been used as a scene for many major films, with the most famous being the ‘Last Temptation of Christ’ in 1988 by Martin Scorsese. Later head to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, before heading to Fez. In Fez, visit the largest royal palace in Morocco, and then continue with a panoramic view of the ancient medina. Later experience an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village before check in, room allocation, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast continue your tour of the city of Fez, by visiting the ancient medina. Explore your surroundings with a local licensed English speaking guide, before making your way to Beni Mellal. Stop at Ifrane, a charming town famous for its Alpine climate and its European-style houses before continuing your way to Beni Mellal, an important economic centre in Morocco in the areas of petrochemical production, textile manufacturing as well as agriculture. Later make your way to Afourer for hotel check-in, room allocation dinner and overnight.

After breakfast, join your fellow group members for a visit to the Ouzoud Waterfalls. Admire one of Morocco’s natural wonders, and witness the stunning, 110m waterfalls as they plunge down rugged cliffs. You could almost forget you’re in the middle of the desert once you see these stunning waterfalls! After lunch (extra), head to Marrakesh, once called the ‘Paris of the Sahara’ by Winston Churchill. Check in at your hotel followed by dinner and overnight

Today, after breakfast, start your day with a guided tour of the city of Marrakesh. The fourth largest city in the country is also considered as the capital city of the mid-south-western region of Marrakesh-Safi. Located to the north of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities. Various buildings constructed in red sandstone, have given the city the nickname of the “Red City” or “Ochre City”. Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. Overnight in Marrakesh

Today, enjoy a full day trip to Essaouira, which is one of the most charming destinations in Morocco. Essaouira is a relatively small, easily navigable beach city with a distinctive multicultural feel, resulting from the large Portuguese, French and Jewish population that once called it home. Its climate and expansive stretches of ocean sand also place it amongst Morocco’s top beach towns. The mellow atmosphere, narrow winding streets lined with colourful shops, whitewashed houses and heavy old wooden doors make Essaouira a wonderful place to stroll. Later head back to Marrakech for your farewell dinner before overnight.

After breakfast and check out (luggage room will be made available), enjoy your last few hours in Marrakech during your free time. In the early afternoon your private coach will make its way to Casablanca’s airport for check-in of your direct Airmalta flight back to Malta departing at 1955hrs.

Rates

 Normal
Triple€959
Twin€969
Single€1169
Children under 12 yrs sharing with 2 adults€769

Price Includes

• Return Airmalta flight to Casablanca
• 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
• 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage
• All Transfers
• 7 Nights at the 4* Hotels as per programme on Half Board Basis
• Tour Leader
• ALL excursions and transfers as per programme
• Insolvency Fund Protection