Posted July 19th, 2011 by oitravel
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Mystical Morocco:
A Journey Through Northern Morocco

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Day 1: Arrive Casablanca, Morocco (D)
Arrive in Casablanca and enjoy dinner at the famed Rick’s Café.

Day 2: Casablanca – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes (B, L)
Tour Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque, Meknes’s Bab Mansour gateway and Voubilis’s mosaics as you travel to the timeless Fes, the artistic and intellectual center of the country.

Day 3: Fes (B, L)
Take a walking tour of the Fes El Bali, the largest medieval medina, viewing mosaics, elaborate tile work and ancient artifacts.

Day 4: Fes (B, D)
Tour Fes El Jdid (the New Fes), seeing the Mellah and a panoramic view of the Royal Palace. Later visit the Dar Batha and the Museum of Moroccan Arts.

Day 5: Fes – Rabat (B, L, D)
Depart Fes for Rabat. Upon arrival, explore superbly preserved relics of enchanting Rabat’s Moorish past, including the Tour Hassan and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V.

Day 6: Rabat – Marrakech (B)
Say farewell to Rabat and head for Marrakech. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour of Marrakech, visiting the picturesque Menara Gardens and Majorelle Gardens.

Day 7: Atlas Mountains (B, L)
Trek to the High Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s greatest mountain range, stopping in the Berber village of Asni Valley along the way. Later, take a gradual climb to the peak of Asloun and the pass of Tamgounssi.

Day 8: Marrakech (B, L, D)
Discover the mysteries of Marrakech, with stops at the Ben Youssef Medersa, one of the jewels of Marrakech, the market at the Djemâa el Fna square, the iconic Koutoubia mosque and the Bahia Palace. Then say farewell to Morocco with a marvelous Farewell Dinner at The Palmgrove with local entertainment and authentic Moroccan cuisine.

Day 9: Departure (B)
Depart Marrakech for home. Bon Voyage!