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8 Day Imperial Morocco

Explore the mysteries and history of Morocco!
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8 Day Imperial Morocco

CruisePlus Land Offer

Roundtrip Casablanca

February 14, 2020

Goway Travel Land Tour

Morocco has so much to uncover! Immerse yourself in the wonders of this fascinating country as you explore it with Goway Travel!

Highlights & Nearby Attractions

  • Visit spiritual capital Fez, where you’ll be enchanted by the labyrinthine medina
  • Enjoy a morning tour of stunning Casablanca
  • See picturesque towns along the road to Marrakesh

What we are Including

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 7 nights of superior hotels
  • Daily breakfast & dinners
  • Transportation throughout the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Taxes
  • Select departures until Feb 14, 2020!
Package From
Vancouver $3149pp
Toronto $2899pp

*Please note: optional excursions, additional meals, and gratuities are extra and are not included.

All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

Itinerary

Roundtrip Casablanca

Day 1  - Depart North America
Depart North America today for your overnight flight to Casablanca
Day 2  - Arrive Casablanca
Upon arrival at Casablanca's Mohamed V Airport, you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3  - Casablanca/Rabat/Fez
After breakfast, depart overland towards Rabat, driving along the main highway which links these two major cities. Embark on a city tour which highlights Rabat's cultural influences and the superbly preserved relics of its Moorish past. Rabat's most famous site is the Hassan Tower, the incomplete minaret of the great mosque built in the beginning of 12th century. Located alongside is the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, the grandfather of the current king, then the Oudaya Kasbah, which is built on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Its gate is one of the most beautiful surviving in the Moorish world, and within its walls you'll explore a delightful Moroccan garden. At the conclusion of your sightseeing, you continue overland to Fez (approximately a 3 hours' drive). Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Fez Sightseeing
Today you take a step back in time to the Middle Ages when you visit one of the most imperial, timeless and untouched cities in the world - Fez El Bali (Old Fez) - the cultural heart of Morocco. You explore some of the 9000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks (open-air markets) that make-up the labyrinth of the city's old quarter, originally founded in the 8th century AD. The Imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning and at its heart still remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world. In the neighbouring building is the Attarine Medersa (Koranic college), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture, built in the 14th century. Your day of sightseeing also includes visits to the Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain with elaborate tile-work mosaics. The nearby Fondouq (Caravanserai) has been converted to a museum of carpentry artifacts. Also the Bouanania Medersa. The madrasa functioned both as an educational institute and as a congregational mosque. You also visit Fez El Jedid (New Fez), built by the Merinides Dynasty in the 13th century. Here you see the Royal Palace, mosques, madrasas (Koranic schools), souks and the city wall. Most notably, Fez El Jedid is home to the Mellah (Jewish quarter), which provides an interesting insight into Jewish architecture. The wrought-iron decorated windows and splendid carved wood balconies of the old mansions are particularly outstanding. The medieval Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - Fez/Volubilis/Meknes/Fez
Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest treasures, however, are the amazing mosaic floors of former family dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot. Continue to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Meknes is replete with fantastic historical sites, from minarets to museums, to enormous mosaic doors and royal golf courses. Among the most popular attractions are the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Nejjardine Mosque and Grand Mosque (outside visit) as well as the Bab Mansour, Bab Lakmis, and Bab Berdaine gates. Return to Fez for an evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6  - Fez/Ifrane/Beni Mellal/Marrakech
Transfer to Marrakech, Today's journey will take you towards the Middle Atlas Mountains through Imouzzer, the first village between Fez and Ifrane, then Azrou, an authentic Berber village where the locals still live and work like their ancestors. Next, stop in Ifrane enjoy the flower-lined paths and the French-style architecture of this quaint little ski resort. Drive through the cedar forest and maybe see some of the Barbary apes leaping from the higher branches. Continue through the Holm Oak and Cedar forest, then into the limestone area of the Middle Atlas then southwest towards Beni Mellal for a lunch break (lunch on your own) before heading west to Marrakech. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 7  - Marrakech Sightseeing
Today you will have a full-day tour with a local guide. Marrakech is always a highlight with its colourful souks and rich history. Visit the vast square of Djemaa El Fna, where it's carnival night every night. Stroll between snail vendors, soothsayers, acrobats and conjurers, musicians and slapstick acting troupes to discover the old city's frenetic pulse. You will visit the Bahia Palace, a marvellous display of floral painted-wood ceilings. Next it is off to the Saadian Tombs, followed by a walk through the old medina and the labyrinth of Souks. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 8  - Marrakech at Leisure
Day at leisure or wander on your own or sign up for a cooking class. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 - Depart Marrakech
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight back to North America

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Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on Oct 25, 2019 @ 9:12 am
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