8 Days From Tanger

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8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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8 Days From Tanger 
TANGER – CHEFCHAOUEN – FES – MEKNES – RABAT – ESSAOUIRA – MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONTanger Accomodation
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease communicate your arrival time
INCLUDED• Pick up & Drop at Tanger/Casablanca Accomodation
• Private Transport with A/C
• Driver/Guide (Multilingual)
• Overnights in Hotels
• Dinner and breackfast are daily included
• Free time to explore the sites,Breaks for photos ect…
NOT INCLUDED• Drinks
• Lunches
• Tips

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Day 1

Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen

Welcome to the port or airport of Tangier. After the departure of trip to Tetouan passing by the Mediterranean coast. Following the road to Chefchaouen to visit the city and stroll along the oldest streets in blue and white. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 2

Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fez

The road Drives to Fez via the Rif forest, the Roman ruins of Volubilis for the visit. (Option – local guide). Continuation to Fez by crossing the new city of Meknes. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 3

Fez – Moulay Driss – Meknes

We will go to Moulay Idriss, where Idriss ben Abdallah was buried in 791, probably the greatest marabout in Morocco. Climbing the steep streets, we will enjoy, from the top of the terraces of the city, an exceptional view. A walk in the medina of Meknes takes us from the Bab-el-Mansour gate to the El-Hedim square and the Dar Jamaï palace, a museum of Moroccan art, then to the remains of the ancient imperial city: the tomb of Moulay Ismail , Heri-es-Souani, vast wheat granaries, and the Agdal basin, dug for the irrigation of the royal gardens. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Fes.

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Day 4

Mèknes – Rabat – El Jadida

Road to Rabat, now the administrative and political capital of the country, but which was also the second imperial city, after Fez, at the time of Yacoub el-Mansour, at the end of the 12th century. At the mouth of Bou Regreg on the south shore, she looks at Salé, her twin anchored on the north shore. Dominating the estuary, the Kasbah of the Oudaïas recalls the past of Rabat which became a republic of the Corsairs in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a refuge for the Moresques expelled from Spain in 1609 by Philip III. We will then visit the Archaeological Museum which offers an excellent panorama of the history of Morocco, from prehistory to the Roman and early Christian period. Lunch included. Crossing the medina, we will reach the merinid necropolis of Chellah, which occupies the site of the ancient Roman city. We will arrive at the Hassan tower and the mausoleum of Mohammed V, which will give the opportunity to recall the recent history of Morocco. Departure towards El Jadida, it is the Admiral Carthaginian Hannon who was the first to speak of ” El Jadida about 650 av. During his long journey along the western coast of the African continent, Ptolemy, describing the West African coast, spoke of the port of Rusibis. Several centuries later, because of its strategic location on the west coast of Morocco , The Portuguese occupied the area and founded the city there by building a fortress around 1506. They named it Mazagan … Night

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Day 5

El Jadida – Safi – Essaouira

Visit of Mazagane or the Portuguese city and coastal road to the south. Passage to Safi, some historians consider SAFI as one of the oldest cities of the Kingdom of Morocco. The French historian BERGET believes that this town bears the name of the greatest saint of KANAAN in this case ASSAFI and this, in the XII century BC when the refugees settled KANAANS fleeing the invasion of the Hebrews. But according to AL BAKRI, the word SAFI is of Berber origin which means ASSIF (river). Indeed the city of SAFI is crossed by the wadi Chaâba. Finally, other historians see the origin of the name of the city the anecdote of the Arab-Muslim conqueror Oqba Ibn Nafii, during the conquest of Morocco, and who would have stopped in Safi, before the sea, before the impossibility of ‘Go further, he would have had regrets:’ wa assafah ‘(what are my great regrets). Whatever the origin of its name, SAFI has seduced more than one Possibility of walks on the cornices.

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Day 6

Essaouira – Marrakech

Morning walk to Essaouira. Essaouira, probably originates from the Arabic word of Al Souirah, the small fortress surrounded by walls … Until the proclamation of the independence of Morocco, Essaouira was called, Mogador, probably a translation of the Berber of Amogdul (well kept) . In any case, the books lean towards this hypothesis since it would appear that from the Xth century the city was named after the patron saint of the city, Sidi Mogdoul, buried 3 km from the city. Whatever the origin of its denomination, it remains a haven of peace protected by the trade winds and intoxicating of all the essences that work its cabinet-makers. Lunch in the open air near the port, grilled sardines and fresh fish. The afternoon drive to Marrakech night at the hotel dinner in town.

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Day 7

Visit of Marrakech

We will visit the tombs of the Saadian princes and the palace El-Badi, built in the sixteenth century by the Sultan Moulay Ahmed Al Mansour. We will also discover the palace of the Bahia, erected in the last century by Si Moussa. After lunch we will visit the Dar Si Said, a museum of Moroccan art set in a charming little palace of the nineteenth century. Free dinner and night in Marrakech in the hotel.

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Day 8

Marrakech – Airport Mohamed V

In the morning, transfer to Casablanca, check-in and flight back.

 

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