QALAM CULTURAL MOROCCO TRIP
A melting pot of Arabic, Jewish, Berber and European cultures, Morocco has many layers to explore. Its long history has seen Roman invasions, Islamic conquests and European colonization, all of which have left their mark on its food, architecture and traditions
Air & Land Package
Departure On 12 October, 2019 & Leaving on 20 October, 2019 From New York, JFK
- Inclusion and Exclusions
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
This package includes:
- Breakfast & Dinner
- All Transportation
- Professional Driver Guide
- Guide in the Medina of Fez & Marrakech.
- All applicable taxes
- Fee for the Monument
This Package Does not include:
- Travel insurance
- Personal needs expenditures
- Tips to the driver/ Guide
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be meet by our driver. Depending on arrival time, you will visit the city, of Casablanca “the white city” begins with an orientation tour through its broad avenues, stroll through the narrow streets of the medina, the United Nations Square, the Place Mohammed V, the central market district Endowments, the residential district of Anfa, Boulevard of the Corniche along pools and restaurants and the Hassan II Mosque. As it is the second largest mosque in the world and indeed a beautiful work of art, it is one of the rare mosques opened to non-Muslims, in the Evening Dinner & overnight in will be in the Hotel .
Depart early after breakfast towards Fez .we will stop to visit rabat the capital politics of morocco ,and also overlooks the sea ,we will see the crenellated red ocher walls, more than 5 km long in total and built in the period of ruling the sultan yacoub el-mansour ,which give the city a very special character that distinguishes it. you will cross the medina and its souks ,more authentic than others because the products of shops have turned to local customers .than we visit the Kasbah of the odayas ,erected by a terrible tribe of predators in the twelfth century .then we visit Hassan tower ,where 4 facades are decorated different from each other, three in shades of pink and one in the gray because of the sea breeze ,the remains of the old mosque and the Mohamed 5 mausoleum next to the tower ,a masterpiece of Moroccan traditional architecture ,full of valuable materials from around the world and splendid decorations .from there you will return to the new town to see the royal palace ,residence of king the merinide dynasty. Lunch will be in a nice restaurant, we continue to visit Meknes, one has a magnificent view of the Medina. The tour begins with a tour of the walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis. We continue exploring the city by the stables (Rua), attics (HERI), and Stud. Stop needed at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail was for a long time the only mosque that non-Muslims could visit in Morocco. It then exits through the famous Bab Mansour El on the vast square Hedim. On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art “Dar Jamai” offers a wide variety of handicrafts, then we visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and spend a few time exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire, we reach fez in the evening for Dinner and overnight in the Hotel .
After breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s Largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, Mounds of spices, intricately woven berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. you will visit mosques including the quaraouiyine mosque founded in 859 By fatima el fihri and the andalusian mosque dating back to 860. entry is not Permitted to non-muslims ,fountains including the nejjarine fountain,medersas (Koranic schools) founded as early as the 13th century ,batha palace now a museum Of arts and Traditions,chouwara tanneries ,souks including souk attarine, one of the Liveliest in the City ,bab boujloud with its green and blue ceramics ,mellah and the 17th century ibn Danan synagogue, the kings palace, in the afternoon visit the borj North or south to see The old medina from the top and sunset. dinner in nice Restaurant & overnight in the Hotel.
After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930’s to resemble a Swiss village; drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, we continue passing the ziz valley, and some berber villages, . we reach to merzouga in the afternoon, After rest a mint tea the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 2 hours you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a the Tent . At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, watch the Stars,and overnight in the Tent .
After a special Berber breakfast, You’ll depart towards Ouarzazate, After small visit to rissani the first capital of dynasty alouite ,including some historical Kasbahs ,and the The famous Market , we continue traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route.. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich rivers, valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We’ll travel through the ziz Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir. We’ll stop for a lunch an walk in gorge todra we will continue to Travelling through Dades valley , we reach Boumalne Dades for Dinner and overnight .
After breakfast Depart towards Marrakech on the way we visit Ouarzazate,including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. we stop also in the Kasbah Ait ben haddou we will arrive in time of lunch. Here we can visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, we continue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages, small waterfalls, through the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. We reach Marrakech in the afternoon .Dinner & overnight .
After breakfast, you will have full day tour to visit Marrakech. The visit will include: the Menara gardens, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadian Tombs, the museum of Dar Si Said with the best display of Berber arts and crafts, and the Bahia Palace…lunch will be in local restaurant, after that we walk through the colorful Souks of Marrakech. The day will concluded with a sunset drink overlooking the Jamaa El Fna square, we travel to Casablanca , Dinner & overnight in the Hotel .
Casablanca “Depart Morocco”
After Breakfast Depend on the Depart time Transfer to the airport in Casablanca for the End of the Trip .