Art & design Morocco 16 Nights/17 Days

Art & design Morocco 16 Nights/17 Days
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YOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 Head for the border

Welcome to Morocco! a land of tolerance, openness and hospitality. A country with a big history, rich culture, art, food, architecture and variety of landscapes from mountains, coastlines to the fascinating desert. Your Private expert guide & driver is waiting for you at the entrance of the airport to transfer you to your high ended hotel or riad.

Day 02 A half day tour to remember in Casablanca

After a nice breakfast, you will explore the economic hub of Morocco Casablanca for a half day tour where you will visit the famous Hassan II mosque, known as the second largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. It was designed under the guidance of King Hassan II and built by Moroccan artisans from all over the kingdom. The Mosque is open to Muslims at daily prayer times & open to non-Muslims & tourists for visit. After enjoying your lunch at an esteemed restaurant you will be transferred to the capital of the kingdom Rabat.

Day 03 Rabat’ Best Venues to see

After a nice breakfast, you will start your guided half day city tour by visiting the city’ old medina, its most known features & historical monuments like the ancient human settlement on the mouth of the Bou Regreg River Chellah Necropolis, Hassan Tower known for its largest minaret of an incomplete mosque, Mohammed V mausoleum: a historical building located on the opposite side of the Hassan Tower contains the tombs of the Moroccan king Mohammed V and his two sons. The Kasbah Oudayya, built in the 12th century, has been home to Arab tribes, Andalusian immigrants, and some of Morocco’s most powerful sultans.  After enjoying your lunch at an esteemed local restaurant you will be transferred to Chefchaouen.

kasabah-oudaya

Day 04 Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes

After a nice breakfast, you will go for a morning walking tour through the town’s narrow blue painted walls to discover this amazing area where there is no noise or rush, through your tour you will take some nice photographs by a professional photographer. In the afternoon, you will go ahead to the imperial city of Fes, en route you will stop to discover Volubilis & its fascinating Roman ruins adorned with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. From there you will move to see Meknes, your tour there may include Bab Mansour & then to Place El-Hedime (Square of Ruins) which links the medina and the kasbah.

Day 05 Fes medina tour “Together we can see more”

After a nice breakfast at your luxurious hotel, you will go for a full day guided tour to witness & explore the city’ main cultural & religious side by visiting its mosques, historical monuments, old medina & souk. Fes is considered as a UNESCO world heritage site, home of traditional handicrafts, and tanneries. It is known for its historical significance and monuments like The Bou Inania Madrasa, was once a school, it is a religious building in the medina constructed in the 14th century. The Karaouine Mosque and university known to be the world’s oldest university and the second-largest mosque in Morocco. Al Attarine mederssa known for its beautiful courtyard in the center, surrounded by geometric patterned tiles that decorate the walls and floor and Nejjarine Mosque.

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morocco food tour

Day 06 The taste experience

After a nice breakfast, you will go for a walking tour in the medina through its narrow streets to see, purchase & taste some local homemade food like khliaa, dried meat, olives…., your expert guide will help you know more about the local ingredients & spices. After having your lunch at a nice local restaurant you will continue to discover the Moroccan Pottery and Ceramic by assisting a pottery workshop with local professional craftsmen.

Day 07 On the way to the desert, adventures are endless

After a nice breakfast, you will leave Fes for a destination to the desert, during your way you will stop at Ifrane “Switzerland of Morocco”, a charming unique town known for its calm atmosphere, fountains and small gardens. Then you will continue to Midelt a special destination that is worth exploring where you will enjoy your lunch before moving to Errachidia & then Erfoud, a small town in southeastern Morocco known as the gateway to the sahara. From there you will stop at Merzouga where you will meet your private driver who will transfer you by your private 4*4 car to your luxurious private camp in Erg Chebbi desert.

sahara desert morocco

Day 08 Its desert time, nomads are waiting!

Early in the morning, you will enjoy your sunrise camel ride, before having your breakfast at your prestigious caidal camp, afterwards you’ll go for a visit to a nomad family to attend to a cooking class workshop to see how nomads cook, once you finish your visit we invite you for an exceptional experience that is a not-for-profit work, to help with 5 euros added to your trip’ price & the total gathered amount you will give it to this nomad family who is in great need to help. in the afternoon you will go for a heartbreaking tour by your 4*4 car in the middle of the desert before returning back to your private camp where you will overnight.

Day 09 Breathtaking moments along the road of 1001 Kasbah

After a nice breakfast in your majestic tent in the desert, you will move by your 4*4 private car to Merzouga where you will change the car and start your way to Ouarzazate a quiet city situated in the south of the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains, there are a considerable number of points of interest & beautiful sceneries & small villages along the way that must see like Rissani, Tinghir, Todgha gorges, Dades gorges, Kalaa Mgouna & Skoura before heading to Ouarzazate.

Day 10 Ouarzazate sightseeing: film studios & kasbahs

After a nice breakfast, you will enjoy your day by visiting the city of Ouarzazate, its souk you will then stop to try & taste an artisan cheese before continuing your visit of Its enormous Kasbah of Taourirt, a 19th century palace, you will also see the Atlas film studio, a must to visit place. Then you will go to the fortified red earth city of Ait-ben-Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage, it is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley representing the culture and architecture of southern Morocco. From there you will continue to Marrakech.

Day 11 The Art Gardens Day

After a nice breakfast, you will go on a horse drawn carriage for a unique tour to Marrakech’ most visited & famous gardens Majorelle garden, which was the home of the landscape painter Jacques Majorelle. Afterwards the famed designer Yves Saint Laurent bought and restored the property, it has been open to the public since 1947, & has a large collection of plants from five continents including cacti, palms and bamboo. Once you finish your visit you will move to Menara gardens known as a vast olive-trees garden which surrounds an ornamental lake which reflects in it an elegant small pavilion.

Day 12 Every culture has its own story: Marrakech medina

After a nice breakfast, you will start your exploration of the most visited city in Morocco Marrakech by your private side cars, considered as an imperial city and a UNESCO world heritage; it serves as a major economic center and tourist destination. It has the largest traditional market “souk” in Morocco, the city is home to a number of historical monuments, mosques & tombs that you may see during your day tour like El Badi Palace, Bahia Palace, Dar El Bacha, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, Dar Si Said Museum. Your tour will include Jemaa el-Fnaa square considered as one of the best-known squares in Africa and has been described as a “world-famous square”, then you will continue to Mellah the old Jewish Quarter.

Day 13 Marrakech Art museum and creative handicrafts

After a nice breakfast, you will go for a visit to the Museum of Contemporary African Art “le Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain “, an independent art museum and one of the first of its kind in North Africa. in the afternoon, you will visit some boutiques of jewelry, traditional caftans, a good opportunity to explore the Moroccan high & diverse creativity in traditional handmade products.

Day 14 Marrakech’ best Art Galleries

After a nice breakfast, you will go for an exceptional tour full of art & exciting moments when you visit House of photography a nice riad & museum that is located a few steps from the Medina and the Medersa Ben Youssef, it brings an impressive photographic collection of famous photographers. In the afternoon you will visit “The Museum of Art and Culture of Marrakech” “le musée d’art et de culture Marrakech “, It proposes some admirable collections of Moroccan art objects, exhibitions of photographs and exclusive thematic paintings, and a selection of cultural events like presentation of books, conferences, artistic encounters. You may also visit Gallerie 127 offering a vast and clean exhibition space, adorned with modern travel photography from all four corners of the globe captured by photographers from various countries. Voice Gallery offers art lovers painting and photography, also a collection of typical objects and prints on paper. The Pop Gallery is a concept store where different artists exhibit their artistic work & productions, each creator has his space. Gallerie Noir sur Blanc is distinguished by the diversity of the arts presented from drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures to performances and video art.

Day 15 Atlas Mountains excursion

After a nice breakfast, you will go for a day trip excursion to Imlil where you will do some hiking with your local mountainous guide, after lunch you will go ahead to Ourika valley & sitti Fatma for a very special experience for a not-for-profit work, at our agency we do kindly invite you to help with 5 euros added to your trip’ price & the total amount we collect for this purpose we use it to purchase some new clothes in favor of an association that helps poor orphans in Ourika & sitti fatma, once you are there you will give the money gathered by yourself to them & have some tea with them before returning back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Day 16 Day at Leisure

After a nice breakfast, you are free to spend your time as you wish, spend the day at your own leisure, you may go shopping or just relax at your hotel, no services are included today.

Day 17 Let’s come back soon

Today, after a nice breakfast at your luxurious hotel, you will say goodbye to Morocco, and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Included in your Tour:

  • Transfer in /out  from airport  to your accommodation 
  • 12 days by transport
  • 11 Nights stay accommodation 5*.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program.
  • Private English speaking guide .
  • Transportation  by 4*4 in desert
  • insurance Durant the trip .

 

Not Included in your Tour:

  • Fly tickets
  • Entrance Fees
  • Dinners of Marrakech , Fes
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks.
  • Lunches
  • Personal purchase
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the program

 

Accommodation 5* 

  • Casablanca Hotel le Casablanca 
  • Rabat  Dar Diyfa 
  • Fes  Riad  el amine de Fes 
  • Merzouga hotel tombouctou
  • Desert sahara luxury camps
  • Kalat Mgona berber family 
  • Marrakech  Riad ksar Anika 

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Price: $2850 / Person

ITINERARY

FLIGHT
(Please remember to book separately)
Day 1
Head for the border
Day 2
A half day tour to remember in Casablanca
Day 3
Rabat’ Best Venues to see
Day 4
Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes
Day 5
Fes medina tour “Together we can see more”
Day 6
The taste experience
Day 7
On the way to the desert, adventures are endless
Day 8
Its desert time, nomads are waiting!
Day 9
Breathtaking moments along the road of 1001 Kasbah
Day 10
Ouarzazate sightseeing: film studios & kasbahs
Day 11
The Art Gardens Day
Day 12
Every culture has its own story: Marrakech medina
Day 13
Marrakech Art museum and creative handicrafts
Day 14
Marrakech’ best Art Galleries
Day 15
Atlas Mountains excursion
Day 16
Day at Leisure
Day 17
Let’s come back soon