Casablanca to Casablanca 6 days grand tour On an already appointed time, our agent will pick us up from the Airport or our accommodation. Our journey will begin by a short visit to the splendid Hassan II Mosque to appreciate its breath-taking minaret, the tallest in the Muslim World (210m). Later on, we will depart to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Our mission of discovering Rabat includes visiting Mohammed V Mausoleum, Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah. This Kasbah was built in the 12th century and serves as Rabat‘s old medina. It has beautiful narrow streets. Our local guide will lead us through these mesmerising paths telling us stories accumulated for centuries now. Then, he will take us to visit the Challah where Islamic & the Roman ruins lie side-by-side whispering eternal stories of many centuries past. (Overnight will be in Rabat hotel/Riad DP)
Casablanca to Casablanca 6 days grand tour Early in the morning after breakfast, we will leave Rabat for the blue city. Chefchaouen is settled in the feet of two horn-like mountains, Megou and Tisouka. The people of this region constructed this city during the early wave of Spanish invasion of Northern Morocco. They built it as a hiding point of the resistance. The name Chefchaouen even means, “Look at the horns in Tamazight” (Moroccan Native Language). Therefore, the Mediterranean identity of the local shows itself in the blue washed walls of the city’s inside. Walking in its maze-like streets gives a feeling of transcendence over time bringing everyone into the beautiful past of this region. No one really leaves this city without a feeling of appreciation of what human kind can when allied with nature with full integration. The people of this city have a unique relationship with Mother Nature and the colours it speaks. They simply paint their houses with what they see in the sky in a sunny day: blue sky. Their traditional clothes do not miss any other beautiful colour. We will enjoy a full day in this city. Overnight will be in our Hotel.
We will meet in your hotel in the morning at an already appointed time. Our journey in exploring the mystical and ancient city of Tangier and its surroundings begins when we drive out of town. Our first stop is the scenic Cape Spartel. This site overlooks the Mediterranean. On a blue-skied day, we can catch a glimpse of British Gibraltar and the European continent in the distance. Cape Spartel is one of the northernmost points in Africa. It is the point where Hercules separated the two continent with his massive hands. The mystery of the lost continent of Atlantis that sank into the Atlantic Ocean is not far from Cape Spartel. Going down from Cape Spartel, we will visit the majestic Caves of Hercules. Both nature and man carved them over the past centuries. In ancient times, it was thought that Hercules slept in this cave before completing his 11 labour tasks. In the afternoon, we will return to Tangier. We will have the rest of the day to explore Tangier’s historic old medina. Some of the famous sites we may want to visit in the old medina are the Kasbah fortress and the American Legation. The latter was one of the first international American diplomatic posts. Today, it houses a cultural centre and a museum. Overnight and dinner in a cosy hotel in Tangier
Casablanca to Casablanca 6 days grand tour Today’s trip will take us to the twin brother of Fez. The current dynasty built Meknes as their very first capital in their early days. It was the first capital of unified Morocco after centuries of chaos. The walls surrounding it were designed to sustain cannons attacks unlike other medinas. In its times, Meknes was the strongest fortification in all of North Africa. The famous gate Bab Mansour was a sign of defiance to European powers as a Portuguese captive designed it. This captive served as the architect of the Sultan Moulay Ismail also designing the Sahrij Souani Bassin and the underground prison. These last monuments were in full action in times of war. Then we will visit the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum the founder of the city. After lunch, our journey continues to Volubilis. This Roman city dates back to the 25BC. Some of it original mosaics are very well preserved. Moulay Idriss, the village holding the Mausoleum of the very first Muslim Sultan in Morocco, Moulay Idriss I, will be a part of our visit. Overnight will be in our cozy Riad/Hotel in Meknes.
Day5: Fez sightseeing After breakfast Fez’ fame stands as Morocco spiritual, cultural and intellectual center. It encloses oldest University in the world known as the Qaraouine University. This It makes a strong hold of both conservative and Modernist communities. It is the second biggest city in Morocco. As we strand along its wide streets, the new part of the old medina (14th century) will be our first stop. The Mullah (Jewish Quarter) is the main neighborhood in this part of the medina. Then we will give Fez El-Bali or the old town (8th century) inside the walls a chance to take us into a time travel into the depth of time and space. We will roam in its maze like small streets to have a feeling of transcendence. We will witness potters, smiths; artisans and donkeys laden with goods from diverse backgrounds and giving short gazes at the visitors and wandering its labyrinthine streets. Also famous for their souk and tanneries, we will be able to partake the artisan process inherited from ancestors since the medieval ages to get that colorful leather. Lunch will be on a rooftop in one of the Medina’s most exotic restaurants. Accommodation will be in a local Riad.
On the last day of our exciting tour in unveiling the northern mystics of the beautiful kingdom of Morocco, we will meet our professional driver at an already appointed time. He will drive you to your accommodation/ Airport anywhere in Rabat, Casablanca, or Marrakesh.