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Morocco's

Imperial Cities

Experience in 8 Days/6 Nights the history and glory of Morocco's famous past

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Day-By-Day Itinerary

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Day 1: 

New York To Casablanca

Depart this evening on your transatlantic flight on Royal Air Maroc's direct flight to Casablanca.

 

Day 2:

Casablanca To Rabat

Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by a representative of our local Oussaden Tour Office. A 60 mile drive brings you to Rabat, the present capital of Morocco and official residence of King Mohammed VI. Check into your hotel. Afternoon tours will include the walking to the bustling Medina, followed by a visit to the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Great Mosque, the Hassan Tower and the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum. You will drive past the ramparts and the walls of Mechuoar that encompass the royal palace. Dinner and overnight in Rabat. (D)

 

Day 3:

Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez:

You will begin your exploration of the Imperial Cities this morning with a stop at the Holy City Of Moulay Idriss where the founder of Islam is buried. Continue on to the archaeological site of the Roman ruins at Volubilis. From here you will travel to Meknes where after lunch, you will drive throughout the walls and numerous Gates of Bab El Mansour, the Shrine Mosque, the Tomb of Moulay Ismail, Dar Jami Palace and the Royal Stables. You will end your day in Fez, the first Imperial City which was built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. (B, D)

 

Day 4:

Fez

A full day to explore Morocco's most fascinating city and the world last surviving Medieval city. Start the day by traveling downtown to visit King Palace. After walking through the Arab and Jewish sections, you will see South King Palace. Continue along the river for a panoramic view of the Old Town Medina. You enter the city through one of the main gates for a walking tour highlighting the Karaouine university which is one of the oldest school in the world, the Mederassat Al-Attarine, Bouanania Religious School, Najarine Fountain and you will end it with an optional lunch. Later, you will visit Moulay Idriss Mausoleum and a famous tannery where skins are cured and dyed. There will also be time to shop for some of Fez's famous handicrafts. (B, D)

 

DAY5: 

Fez, Beni Mellal, Marrakech:

Depart early this morning and travel through the Middle Atlas Region of Imouzar Kendar, through Berber villages to the delightful ski resort of Ifrane. Continue to Azrou, a Berber village known for its handicrafts and carpet weaving. Traveling through wooded and mountainous scenery that will bring you to Beni Mellal for optional lunch. Travel on to Marrakech called the "Pearl Of The South" (B, D)

 

DAY6:

Marrakech

A full day of sightseeing today in Marrakech. You will visit the Tombs of Sandra King, Dar Said. Museum, the Aguedal and Menara Gardens where you will  see some of Morocco's best art work. At the ruins of Elbadii Palace you will see the tanners and dyers quarters and later visit the world famous Djemaa  Elfna, a spectacular open theater with storytellers, soothsayers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and palm-readers. Tonight's special treat is a dinner party with typical Moroccan entertainment including folklore music and skilled horsemen riding charging Arabian horses. (B, D)

 

DAY7:

Marrakech, Casablanca:

Depart this morning for Essaouira, a picturesque fighting port of an 800-year old city which shows traces of Iberian influence in its forts and towers. We will suggest you lunch outdoors at Chalet De La Place, seafood dishes are highly recommended. Continue to Casablanca. Sightseeing includes United Nations Square, Royal Palace, Central Market and Anfa Residential Area. Once there, you will visit the Hassan II Mosque, which is the second largest in the Moslem World after the one in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)

 

 Tour Dates/ Costs

2009

Air &

Land

Single

Supp

Land

Only

Fuel charge $100    
tax not included  

Jan 7, 20, 27

$1475 $350 $820

Feb 6, 13

$1475 $350 $820
Feb 17, 20, 24 $1575 $350 $985

Mar:1,3,6,

$1575

$350

$985

Mar:10, 13, 22, 24, 27 $1675 $350 $985

Apr7,10,17,19,

21,24,26,27

$1675

$350

$985

May5,815,19,

22,26,31

$1645 $350 $985

June 17,20,27

$1745

$350

$885

July 7,20,27 $1745 $350 $885

Aug 7,20,27

$1745

$350

$885

Sep7,20,27

$1675

$350

$985

Oct 8,10,13,18

$1645

$350 $985
Nov11,17,23,25

$1645

$350 $985

Dec12,14,21,

23,26

$1785

$350 $995

 Tours Features

 Roundtrip airfare New

 York/Casablanca

 Meeting and assistance

 upon arrival

 All transfers during trip

 Escursion to the Sand

 Dunes/Bivouacs

 6 nights at Four Star

 Hotel/Escorted

 Two Meals Daily

 (Breakfast and Dinner)

 1 Dinner with family

 Dinner at Chez

 Ali/Fantasia Dinner

 Escorted Tour Guide
 All Taxes

 Hotels Used or Similar

 First Class Hotel
City Nights Hotel
 Rabat   1  Diwane
 Fez  2   Salam
 Marrakech  2   Tichka
 Casablanca  1  Idou Anfa
Hidden Text

Optional Hotel Upgrade

2 Nights La Mamounia upgrade

 You may upgrade your Imperial Cities tour in Marrakesh to the  famed La Mamounia hotel at the  following rates.

........

 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast only

 (Rates are 25% higher during Christmas 

 & Easter) 

 Deluxe - 5 Stars
 Double (North View)   $550.00
 Single (North View)   $790.00 

 Double (Koutoubia

 View)

 $440.00

 Single (Koutoubia

 View)

 $710.00
 5 Stars Hotels

 Fez 2 nights

 Palais Jamai

$490.00

 

DAY8:

Casablanca, New York

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and you will be assisted with customs for your safe return flight home arriving to New York the same day. (B)

 

 

 

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