Moroccan Hallmarks

Duration

9 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Tanger

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: Tanger; Asilah; Rabat; Casablanca; El Jadida; Safi; Essaouira; Agadir; Marrakesh; Ouzoud; Fez

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is part of our flexible coach touring range, guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

This tour is guided in English only. Please note if English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

The tour offers flexibility, allowing you to customize it to your preferences. By clicking 'Quote or Book,' you will have the choice to select your desired start and end dates and destinations within the tour's defined parameters. Given this flexibility, it's important to note that the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Our guide will contact you in the evening.
Dinner included in the hotel (dinner is usually served until 21.00 hrs.).
IMPORTANT:
- Remember that hotel check-in is usually at 14:00 hrs. If you require more hours of room availability, consider booking an additional night at the beginning of your trip.
- IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS upon arrival at the hotel, you would have your room booked, but your trip guide would normally contact you at the beginning of the included activities. At the reception you can also find an informative sign, indicating the telephone number and hours of assistance of our staff. YOUR TIME THEREFORE BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS FREE. The hotel staff can help you with all the information you need.
Note: The schedules that you will find in this itinerary are indicative. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the trip, may adjust the schedules.
Total distance: 240 km .
Free Morning in Tangier. We continue to Asilah, a small walled city facing the sea. Time for lunch and a walk through its beautiful walled medina.
16:30 hrs - Departure - Asilah. We continue along the motorway to Rabat, the diplomatic capital of the city, with its special charm.
19:30 hrs. - Rabat - Arrival, dinner and accommodation.
Total distance: 335 km.

Landscapes: Atlantic coast of Morocco, starting with cultivated fields and increasingly dry landscapes reaching Safi.
08:00 hrs. - We begin the city tour of the capital of the Kingdom. This city is one of the most beautiful in the country. We visit the powerful fortress of the Oudaia, the Hassan tower where the mausoleum of King Mohamed V is located, the walls of the Andalusians, the outer enclosure of the Royal Palace and the modern quarters of the embassies. After our visit you will have free time.
12:00 hrs. - Rabat - Departure.
13.15 hrs. - Casablanca - Arrival. Short city tour with local guide to this modern city. We visit externally the immense Mosque of Hassan II, the second largest mosque in the Muslim world (after Mecca). Short stop at the boulevard de la Corniche for lunch.
14.30 hrs- Casablanca, after lunch time we travel, following the Atlantic Ocean, to the south of the country.
16.00 hrs- El Jadida, Arrival at this port town whose citadel (Mazagan) has been declared a World Heritage Site. It was built by the Portuguese in the early sixteenth century who made it the most important commercial and maritime center of the African coast. Its powerful walls overlooking the ocean made it impenetrable, its picturesque streets preserve numerous traces of the Portuguese era, such as the church of the Assumption in Manueline style. We will have a walk and include the admission to the old cistern of the sixteenth century.
18.00 hrs- El Jadida, departure.
20.00 hrs- Safi, arrival, dinner included.
Note: the old cistern of El Jadida is closed for restoration. It is expected to reopen throughout the season.
Total distance completed: 305 km
Landscapes: in some areas, great views over the ocean.
Note : If you wish, you can rest for a while on the beach of Essauira. Bring in this case what you will need with you.
08.30 hrs- In the morning, with our guide, we visit Safi , this city is known for its ceramic production, highly demanded throughout Morocco for its quality and bright colors. We will photograph the castle of the sea, the wall with its powerful fortress, we stroll through its attractive Medina and we will visit the "hill of the ceramists" with its many shops.
10.00 hrs- Safi, departure
12.00 hrs- Essauira , Arrival in this historic city of spectacular beaches, called the Blue Pearl of the Atlantic. Its walled Medina, facing the sea, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The magnificently preserved city is chosen by artists and painters. We will have free time for lunch and stroll through its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and powerful walls lashed by the waves.
15.00 hrs- Essauira, we continue following the Atlantic coast, with magnificent landscapes in some places.
18.00 hrs- Taghazout, brief stop in this picturesque small town that lives off fishing and the surf tourism.
19.00 hrs- Taghazout.- We continue on.
19.30 hrs- Agadir, arrival in this Atlantic city where the Atlas mountain range reaches the sea, dinner and accommodation.
Total distance: 255 km.

Landscapes: Mountain landscapes as we traverse the Atlas Mountains.
Note: please, remember that you must check out of your hotel room before 12:00h.
Free morning in the most popular “beach tourism” destination of the country. You can enjoy its immense beaches, walk along the promenade or go shopping at some of its many shopping areas.
14.30h- Agadir, after lunch time, we resume our journey on the amazing highway which crosses the Atlas Mountains.
18.00h- Marrakesh . After arriving at the hotel, we include a calash ride to the famously lively Jemaa El Fna Square. Dinner included .
08:15 hrs. - We will have the city tour. Located among hundreds of palm trees and surrounded by ochre walls, this exotic city brims with activity and life. We will get to know the great walls, the Jemaa Square, we will walk through the colorful Medina, see the Koutoubia Tower, as well as visit the Bahia Palace (ticket included). Lunch at the hotel and free time in the afternoon .
In the evening we recommend you the Fantasy dinner show, where you can experience the rich and varied Moroccan folklore.


Total distance: 540 km
Landscapes: Interesting landscapes, arid with oases, mountain following the Atlas, lands of nomads in some areas.
Note: Wear comfortable shoes for the visit of the Ouzud waterfall (easy access by stairs)
08.00 hrs- Marrakesh, departure. Our stage today, being longer, will allow us to see the contrasting landscapes of the country. Following the Atlantic slope of the Atlas Mountains we continue the first part of our route.
11.00 hrs.- Ouzoud Falls, surprising stop at this peaceful place that has the highest waterfalls in North Africa (110 meters), located in the Middle Atlas, in an area between spectacular gorges. We include a short boat trip and lunch in a restaurant with beautiful view of the waterfall, you can have fun watching the macaques (monkeys of Morocco) that inhabit this area.
13.30 hrs- Ouzoud, departure. We continue our route.
19.45 hrs- Arrival in Fez . Before going to the hotel, we will admire the view of the city from the Marinid tombs (according to sunlight it can be visited early the next day). Dinner included.
Total distance: 395km.
08:00 hrs. - We leave the hotel to discover Fez on an informative city tour with a local guide.
During the visit we will get to know the most interesting part of the city, with its emblematic architecture and its lively souks with ancient atmosphere that will not leave us indifferent. We will enter through the Bronze Gates of the Royal Palace and get to know the Jewish quarter, its lively souks, the tanners´ quarter. The cultural capital of the country is known for its impressive Medina that preserves the traditional Arabian atmosphere. After the visit we include a typical Moroccan lunch in a beautiful old Palace of the Medina.
15:00 hrs. – Departure from Fez. We take the modern highway to the north of Morocco through olive and wheat fields in the Rif valleys. Fertile areas of sugar cane and fruit trees.
20:00 hrs. - Tangier. Arrival. Dinner included.
After breakfast, end of our services.
Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

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