Morocco: The Highlights
For sheer diversity, Morocco is the perfect destination, so close to Europe, yet so completely different. Admire the variety of scenery and culture from the desert and mountains to the vibrant imperial cities and coast.
The tour starts with an orientation tour to Casablanca before heading to the imperial capital of Rabat. From Rabat the tour continues to Meknes, the old capital of the Sultan Moulav Idriss, as well as to the Roman city of Volubilis. Heading west, the journey continues to Fez, the oldest imperial city in Morocco. Admire the Alpine scenery and the forests of Azrou before continuing through the Middle Atlas to arrive in Marrakech. Enjoy a full day in the Garden City. You can spend some time in the Menara Gardens and the Bahia Palace before walking the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and aromatic souks of the city. The tour continues to ssaouira, a charming artists town with an old port and many narrow alleyways which are lined with local crafts people.
Dates available throughout the year
Suggested itinerary by air
Depart the UK.
Fly to Casablanca where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Casablanca and Rabat.
Orientation tour of Casablanca, including the Hassan II Mosque – the tallest minaret in the world. Visit the imperial capital of Rabat including the Royal Palace.
Meknes – Volubilis.
Leaving Rabat to Meknes the old capital of the Sultan Moulay Idriss – his stables there once housed 12,000 horses – stopping at the famous Bab Mansour before continuing to the Roman city of Volubilis renowned for its remarkably preserved mosaics.
Visit the oldest imperial city in Morocco, Fez with the old Medina, the Andalucian and Karaouine quarter with artisans working in the style of their forefathers. Later, take in the Jewish quarter with its old cemetery and the Royal Palace.
Ifrane – Azrou – Marrakech.
Admire the Alpine scenery and the cedar forests of Azrou before continuing through the Middle Atlas to arrive in Marrakech.
Enjoy a full day in the Garden City. Spend some time in the Menara Gardens and the Bahia Palace before walking the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and aromatic souks of the city. Explore the Djemaa el Fna Square where you’ll find many market stalls selling a variety of local products. Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.
Travel to Essaouira, a charming artists town with an old port and many narrow alleyways which are lined with local crafts people. You’ll get a real insight into the Moroccan culture in Essaouira.
Return to the UK.
Transfer from the hotel to Casablanca airport for your return flight home.
British passport holders do not need a visa to visit Morocco, you will be allowed to visit for tourism purposes for up to 3 months. You must make sure your passport is stamped on arrival as you may face difficulties leaving Morocco if it is not.
Main picture: Bab Mansour, Meknes. Right hand pictures (top to bottom): 1) Volubilis. 2) Tanneries.
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