Discover daily life in a timeless exotic land
Experience the heart of Morocco, Africa at Europe’s doorstep… while traveling through ancient cities, medinas, kasbahs, and souks along the windswept coastline and desert treasure on a 10-day journey through a timeless land with its mix of Arabic and European cultures. Through guided sightseeing tours, unfold the main sites in the great ancient cities of Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Meknes, Essaouira, and Marrakech while staying in 5-star hotel accommodations. In Fez, visit the colorful tanneries, enjoy exclusive dinners in beautiful riads and learn about contemporary Moroccan life at an intimate dinner with a renowned speaker. Become immersed in the imperial city of Meknes and have lunch at the lovely restaurant Le bistro prior to arriving in Rabat. Explore the seaside capital city of Rabat's intriguing blend of medieval Arabic and modern European influences, when visiting palaces, mosques, and ramparts that echo the city’s golden age as an Almohad stronghold. Sightseeing includes the Royal Palace and residence of the king of Morocco, built in 1864, with its sumptuous Islamic ornament and exquisite formal gardens. Tour the Majorelle Garden at the former home of Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech and experience a Moroccan cooking class, at an old Riad in the Medina. Take a day excursion to Essaouira city, with a guided walking tour and lunch on the beach and end your trip with a stay at the luxurious Kasbah Tamadot Marrakech, which is Richard Branson’s property in the majestic Atlas Mountains.
Among some of the highlights of this tour are:
· Discover Fez the best-preserved medieval city in the Arab world
· Visit Rabat the Capital
· Explore the colorful and busy souks at the red city of Marrakech
· View the Atlas Mountain
· Enjoy an excursion to the fishing harbor and fortified town of Mogador Essaouira