Discovery of Morocco with Essaouira

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Programs

1-Friday : Arrival – Marrakech
Arrival to Marrakech Menara airport. Welcome, assistance and transfer
to your hotel. Check-in, dinner & accommodation.

2-Saturday : Marrakech –> Essaouira –> El Jadida -> Casablanca (490 km)
Early departure to Essaouira. Visit of this city once known as capital of the hippies
and which is full of Portuguese history as a harbour city with the most ancient
fortified port in the world still preserved. Fish lunch (Optional) Afternoon, departure
to Casablanca passing by the Atlantic road, with several stops in Oualidia & El Jadida.
According to arrival time, orientation tour of the city former fortress of Mazagan
Which was built by the Portuguese & possibility to visit the Portuguese Cistern.
Late arrival to Casablanca. Dinner & Accommodation.

3-Sunday : Casablanca -> Meknes -> Fez (320 km)
Visit of the Economic Capital: The Central Market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the
residential area of Anfa and the outside of the Mosque Hassan II. Departure to Meknes. Lunch (optional). Visit
Meknes, the Ismailia capital, which has the longer ramparts in Morocco (40 km) : the famous Bab Mansour gate, the
Royal Stables and the Jewish quarter. Continuation to Fez. Dinner and accommodation.

4-Monday : Fez
The whole day is devoted to the visit of the spiritual capital : the Medieval Medina, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa,
the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum & the outside Karaouyne Mosque. Typical lunch (Optional) in a
traditional restaurant located in the heart of Medina. Then visit the souks. Dinner and accommodation at your hotel.

5-Tuesday : Fez -> Rabat -> Marrakech (495 km)
Departure to the holy city of Moulay Driss and the ruins of Volubilis, the Roman City. Then to Rabat, the
Administrative Capital Visit of the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Ouadayas Garden & Kasbah, the Mohamed V
Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower Mosque. Fish lunch (optional). Continuation to Marrakesh using the high-way. Check in, dinner and accommodation.

6-Wednesday : Marrakech
Full day visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city called «the pearl of the south. The historical sightseeing
includes the Menara Garden, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and The Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch
at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters, then visit of the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square with
its non stop entertainment.
Optional : Return to the hotel for accommodation. Typical dinner under Caïdal tents at the famous “Chez Ali”
restaurant, enhanced by the performance of several folkloric troops Representing different Moroccan regions.

7-Thursday : Marrakech –> Ouarzazate -> Zagora (380 km)
Departure to Ait Benhaddou through Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m of altitude). Visit of the famous kasbah used for
many great movies. This Kasbah is UNESCO Heritage Lunch (optional) on the spot facing the Kasbah.. Continuation
to Zagora crossing the Draa valley. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel.

8-Friday : Zagora –> Nkob ->Tazzarine –> Erfoud (300 km)
Departure to Tamgroute, visit of the Pottery Center. Departure to Erfoud, through Tansikht and Nkob where splendid
sceneries of pre-saharian and Berber villages. Lunch (optional) at Tazzarine, small Berber village. Afternoon,
continuation to Erfoud via the villages of Alnif and Rissani, birthplace of the present Alaouites Dynasty. Dinner and
accommodation at the hotel.
Optional: 4×4 Excursion to Merzouga dunes for sunset or sunrise or with dinner and overnight in bivouac.

9-Saturday : Erfoud -> Tinghir -> Ouarzazate (350 km)

In case the previous night was spent in the hotel in Erfoud, we propose an optional excursion by 4×4 cars to
Merzouga to admire the sunrise on the top of the sandy dunes.Departure to Tineghir, visit of its magnificent Todra
Canyons which rocks reach an altitude of 250 meters. Lunch (optional) at a restaurant located at the foot of the
canyons. Afternoon, departure to Ouarzazate via the road of the 1000 Kasbahs passing by Kalaat M’Gouna & the
Skoura village. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel.

10-Sunday : Ouarzazate -> Marrakech (220 km)
Breakfast at the hotel & departure for an orientation city tour of Ouarzazate,. Continuation to Marrakech. Lunch at
hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner is optional and accommodation at the hotel.
11-Monday : Marrakech – Departure. Transfer to Marrakech Menara airport.
End of our services.

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