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Discovery of Morocco

Day 1
Morning arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport, where you will be welcomed by your expert guide and transfered by deluxe Motor coach.
Begin your trip by visiting the Mosque Hassan II, dramatically sited at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, this astounding edifice is capable of holding 80,000 worshippers.
Continue to Ain Dyab Corniche lined up with clubs, restaurants, pools and shopping mall.
Fresh Sea food lunch at Le Pilotis restaurant with a magnificent view over the Atlantic ocean.
Continue the city tour by visiting the Habous quarter, Mohamed V square and the imposing cathedral Sacré -Coeur.
Dinner and overnight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Day 2
After breakfast at your hotel, departure via the Highway to Rabat the country's capital.
Visit Kasbah Oudaya built by the powerful Almohades dynasty and restored in the 17th century.
Continue to the Medina through the labyrinth of souks and artisan shops.
Lunch will be in the traditional Moroccan restaurant Dinarjat.
Next is Hassan tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg.
Next door, visit the  beautiful Mausoleum of Mohammed V decorated with stained glass windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entryway with a stairway leading to an impressive dome.
Head inland to Fez via the Highway.
Dinner and overnight at the historic Sofitel Palais Jamai

Day 3 
After breakfast at your hotel, step back six centuries into the medieval world of Fes, whose cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques, towering green-glazed minarets and crumbling fondouks (hostels for travelers and their animals).
Highlights of your full day visit include the Bou Inania Medersa (koranic university), the Foundouk Nejjarine (which has an excellent museum), the shrine of Moulay Idriss II, countless souks and Fes’ famous tanneries.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant in the Medina.
Visit the Attarine, one of the city’s most impressively beautiful medersas. It has been newly reopened after four years of careful restoration.
Dinner at the excellent La Maison Bleue, specializing in the traditional cuisine of Fes.
Overnight at your hotel

Day 4 
After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Roman ruins at Volubilis with some outstanding mosaics.
Make a brief stop at nearby Moulay Idriss, the holiest Muslim site in Morocco.
Visit imperial Meknes – its spectacular city gates are among the finest in the Arab world.
Other sites of interest are the underground granaries and the vast imperial stables, which once held 12,000 horses.
Today you will discover one of the biggest vineyards in Morocco where you will have a late barbecue lunch with a wine tasting.
Return to Fez in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 5 
After breakfast at your hotel, today you will explore Fes’s medina through the eyes of an expert in Moroccan gastronomy.
Your host is British by birth, but has made the medina of Fes her home for the last twenty years .You will discover the hidden culinary gems of Fes’s souks.
Learn what goes into Ras al Hanout, the definitive spice of Moroccan cuisine.
Visit a special 600 year old community oven used for baking bread, enjoy a tasting at the city’s local honey souk and savor the delights of exotically-infused olive oils at the city’s olive oil souk. Join a local artisan in his workshop and make your own Moroccan style drum and take it with a you as a souvenir!
After your tour, you will have the remainder of the day at leisure to relax and refresh.
Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at your hotel 

Day 6
Breakfast at your hotel.
Early start suggested. Total driving time today is approximately 6 hours to Erfoud (plus stops).
Drive south through the scenic cedar forests of the Middle Atlas Mountains, lunch in Midelt then continue following the green Ziz River valley until it ends at the Sahara desert. Soon you will arrive at the Tafilet oasis.
Spend the night at a desert encampment near the village of Merzouga and the legendary dunes of Erg Chebbi. From here, you can climb the dunes to watch the glorious sunset.
The private Deluxe Camp with traditional tents made of camel skin typically used by nomadic  people, each one with a private bathroom.
A traditional Berber dinner will be prepared for you at the encampment.
After dinner, you will be at leisure to enjoy the beauty of the Saharan sky and the magnificence of your surroundings.

Day 7 
Very early wake up to witness the sun rising from the east over the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi – one of Morocco’s greatest sights.
Considered by desert aficionados to be perhaps the largest dunes in the Sahara, they are constantly shifting due to the considerable desert winds.
After the sun rises, you will return to your camp for an authentic Berber breakfast.
Drive west along the millennium-old trading route to the scenic Todgha Gorges where lunch will be taken.
Explore this area of dramatic natural scenery by car and, if you choose, on foot.
Continue to Ouarzazate, dinner and overnight at Le Bérbère Palace.

Day 8 
After breakfast at your hotel ,visit the UNESCO-restored Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. 
Film buffs may be surprised to learn that Ouarzazate was the setting for dozens of movies from Gladiator to Lawrence of Arabia.
Lunch then head west through the High Atlas Mountains and the dramatic pass of Tizn Tichka en route to Marrakech. This hairpin road is one of only two passes through the largest mountain chain in Africa.
Evening arrival to Marrakech and overnight at your hotel.

Day 9
Breakfast at your hotel.
Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour with your expert guide.
The defining landmark of Marrakech is the 12th-century tiled minaret of the Koutoubia mosque.
Visit the medieval Medersa ben Youssef (koranic university) – one of the finest Islamic monuments in North Africa.
Nearby there is the Musée de Marrakech, housed in the sumptuous, 19th-century Mnebhi Palace. Stop for tea or orange juice at the beautifully restored Dar Cherifa, which houses a cultural foundation, bookstore, and art gallery (with rotating exhibitions).
Lunch at Dar Moha restaurant home to some of Marrakech’s best contemporary Moroccan cuisine.
In the afternoon, explore the colorful souks (marketplaces) of Marrakech. Each trade - spices, carpets, jewelry, enamel, copper, brass, and cedar - is situated in its unique quarter.
In the early evening, head towards the frenetic Djemaa el Fnaa. It provides ever-changing entertainment, reaching its climax at sunset when the square is alive with storytellers, healers, snake charmers, acrobats, and countless food stalls. We recommend a drink in one of the terraces overlooking the square.
Mediterranean delights for your dinner at Le Crystal, in a chic dining room with off-white colonial art-deco style.
Overnight at your hotel 

Day 10
Breakfast at your hotel and head towards the Atlas Mountains, In the heart of Berber country, the Ourika valley is one of the most beautiful and best preserved valleys in Morocco.
There are tiny villages clinging to the steep hillsides, waterfalls and rocky landscapes merging with the ubiquitous desert - a wild and enticing combination on the edge of the Western Atlas.
Lunch at Kasbah Bab Ourika, the restaurant specializes in dishes made with locally-grown produce. 
A variety of activities are available including swimming, hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Back to Marrakech in the afternoon.
Dinner at El Yacout restaurant the best known and most lavishly decorated in Marrakech. Cocktails on the rooftop, followed by dinner beside the azure pool or in one of the lush salons.
Overnight at your hotel

Day 11
After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of Marrakech’s gardens and ramparts on horse drawn carriages. Begin by the tropical Majorelle Gardens, lovingly restored under the patronage of the late Yves St. Laurent.
Continue to Menara Garden, among extensive olive groves lies a large reflecting pool with views of the High Atlas Mountains in the distance. Lunch at the hotel and departure to Casablanca via the highway, the drive is about 3 hours. Check in at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca. Your dinner will be at the Rick’s Café, this beautiful bar, lounge and restaurant is run by a former American diplomat, with furniture and fittings inspired by the film Casablanca.
Overnight at your hotel.

Day  12
Breakfastat your hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Casablanca Mohamed V airport, and assistance during departure formalities.
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