TAILOR MADE MOROCCO

TAILOR MADE MOROCCO

Morocco, Africa

Travel with your private party on this eight-day Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way. Experience a spellbinding, beautifully cultured journey through Morocco that includes the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Fez, Meknes and Volubilis. See some of the world’s most impressive architecture, including exotic Moorish towers, sacred Islamic shrines and massive Roman ruins. Experience authentic Berber culture when you join a local family for tea and conversation in their hilltop villages. Journey through exquisite landscapes ranging from red-hued cities to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Discover Marrakech with its lively medinas, intoxicating spice markets and captivating street performers.

Highlights:

• Explore the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Fez, Meknes and Volubilis
• See some of the world’s most impressive architecture, including exotic Moorish towers, sacred Islamic shrines and massive Roman ruins
• Journey through exquisite landscapes ranging from red-hued cities to snow-capped mountains
• Discover Marrakech with its lively medinas, intoxicating spice markets and captivating street performers
• Experience authentic Berber culture when you join a local family for tea and conversation in their hilltop home

Includes:

• 7 nights in 4 or 5-star accommodations
• Breakfast daily, 1 lunch
• Museum, city seeing tours, other entrance fees noted in itinerary

Not Included
• Tips and Gratuities
• Transfers unless otherwise stated on itinerary
• Other services not listed in inclusions.
• Personal expenses of the guests

Level of support:

Guided

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7 Nights

Price Range: $$$$$


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DAY 1 | ARRIVE MOROCCO – CASABLANCA
Arrive in Casablanca, where you are met by a local representative, transfer by private vehicle
to your hotel and assisted with check-in.

DAY 2 | CASABLANCA – COSMOPOLITAN CULTURE CAPTITAL
Explore vibrant Casablanca, visiting the ornate Hassan II Mosque, the tallest religious structure in the world. Drive to Fez and check in to your hotel.

DAY 3 | FEZ – TIMELESS MEDIEVAL CITY
Today, join your private guide on a journey back in time when you visit bustling Fez el-Bali, Fez’s timeless walled city and endless maze of markets. Once a renowned center for learning, this ancient quarter is home to the University of Al Karaouine, one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world as well as the 14th-century Medersa Attarine (Koranic college), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture. Take a walking tour from Bab Boujloud to the former home of Jewish philosopher Maimonides, the marvelous Talaa el-Kabira to Nejjarine Fountain and a converted fondouk (inn) exhibiting carpentry artifacts. Later, a panoramic view of the Royal Palace greets you before you continue to the Museum of Moroccan Arts, which houses artistic wood carvings, tribal carpets and ceramics.

DAY 4 | VOLUBILIS & MEKNES – SULTAN TREASURES AND ROMAN RUINS
Depart for Volubilis to see its triumphal arches, basilicas and skyline peppered with some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. You also view superbly preserved mosaic floors — arguably the city’s greatest treasures — with some of its most enthralling examples depicting Orpheus charming animals with his lyre and Amphitrite in a chariot drawn by a seahorse. Continue to Meknes, one of the Imperial Cities of Morocco as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Impressive monuments recall the splendor of a city built by a powerful 17th-century sultan, such as the great Bab Mansour gateway and the royal stables. You can also see Moulay Ismail’s Mausoleum, one of few shrines in Morocco that can be visited by non-Muslims. Later, travel to Rabat, where you check into your chic hotel set in an orange grove.

DAY 5 | RABAT – CHARMING CAPTIAL
Join your private guide for a city tour highlighting Rabat’s cultural influences and the well-preserved relics of its Moorish past. See the 12th-century Hassan Tower, located alongside the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, and visit the Oudaya Kasbah, perched atop a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Continue overland to Marrakech, the “Pearl of the South,” and arrive at your beautiful riad-style hotel.

DAY 6 | MARRAKECH –THE RED CITY
Set out to uncover the secrets of Marrakech, including those within its medina, the old walled section of the town. See the Koutoubia Mosque and its stunning 12th-century minaret. Time permitting, you also explore the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and famed Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s main square.
Experience this beating heart of Marrakech, exploring its souks and witnessing fire-eaters, snake charmers and street musicians at every turn.

DAY 7 | MARRAKECH – THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS
Today, discover the gorgeous Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s greatest mountain range. En route, admire majestic views of snow-capped mountains and spy the tiny Berber villages nestled in the hills. Experience one firsthand when you exchange your car for a mule and ride to hilltop Imli, where you are greeted by a local and his family, and invited into their home for traditional Berber bread and mint tea. With the help of your private guide, enjoy the opportunity to talk with this welcoming local and his family, immersing yourself in a fascinating way of life. Afterward, stop for lunch at the opulent, hilltop Kasbah Tamadot before returning to Marrakech.

DAY 8 | DEPART MARRAKECH
Transfer to the Marrakech airport and board your international flight home.

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