COLOURS OF MOROCCO

Casablanca, Rabat, Meknès, Fez, Ouzoud Waterfalls & Marrakesh

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.

Today, after breakfast, you start your journey towards 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. 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 of Moroccan craftsmanship. To the southeast of the mausoleum, the king’s immense granaries and stables, Heri es-Souani, were ingeniously designed. Later make your way towards your hotel in Meknes for overnight.

After breakfast you continue your journey towards Fez. An ancient breeding ground for scholars, artisans and imams, Fez is a supremely self-confident city with a historical and cultural lineage that beguiles visitors. Seemingly blind alleys lead to squares with exquisite fountains and streets bursting with aromatic food stands, rooftops unveil a sea of minarets, and stooped doorways reveal the workshops of tireless artisans. After your free time, make your way towards your hotel in Fez for overnight.

Soon after breakfast you leave towards the Ouzoud Waterfalls but not before a visit to Beni Mallal. This city is one of the fastest growing cities in Morocco, and its position between the middle Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan plains makes it the ideal location for travellers and locals alike. Unlike the large markets of Marrakesh or Fes, the market of Beni Mellal is still largely geared toward Moroccans. Berbers from the mountains and Arabs from the plains meet here to sell their respective goods. Later continue your way towards the world famous 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! Overnight in Ouzoud.

After breakfast enjoy your free time in Ouzuod before proceeding to Marrakesh. It is the fourth largest city in the country, and considered as the capital city of the mid-southwestern 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.

After breakfast join the tour leader and your English speaking local guide, for a full day excursion to Marrakesh. It has the largest traditional market in Morocco, with wares ranging from traditional Berber carpets to modern consumer electronics. Visit the Bahia Palace built in the late 19th century and intended to be the greatest palace of its time capturing the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Continue your way towards the Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh’s main square. Enjoy the soundtrack of snake-charmer flutes, whilst restaurants fire up their grills. UNESCO declared the Djemaa El Fna a ‘Masterpiece of World Heritage’ in 2001 for bringing urban legends and oral history to life nightly. Berber musicians strike up the music and Gnaoua troupes sing while henna tattoo artists beckon to passers-by and water-sellers in fringed hats clang brass cups together, hoping to drive people to drink. This is a show you don’t want to miss.

After breakfast make the most out of your last few hours in Marrakesh, before heading east towards the coastal city of Casablanca, where you will re-join your tour leader on a short walk within this beautiful city

After breakfast, head towards the Central Marche and see how locals shop. The old colonial market is known for its stalls of fresh fish, colourful fruits and vegetables, and various meats. Then head towards the coast for lunch (extra) before making your way towards the opulent Hassan II Mosque. Located next to the coast, the architectural gem boasts fine craftsmanship and exquisite details. Although a sacred place of Islamic worship, non-Muslims are permitted to admire the interiors as part of a guided tour. You can also use this time to take your shoes off and head towards the beach for some relaxing time, before your private coach transfer to Casablanca’s Airport for your direct flight back to Malta departing at 19:55 hrs.

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

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/Riads as per programe on Half Board Basis
  • Tour Leader
  • ALL excursions and transfers as per programme
  • Insolvency Fund Protection

 

Not Included

Travel Insurance but highly recommended