Marrakesh Voyage - Morocco Travel Agency - New York City
You travel past centuries-old olive groves and vineyards to Meknes, the Ismalian capital, famous for its 25 mile-long walls – and, not to mention excellent wine – where You’ll stop for a sumptuous lunch. Heading to port Bab El Mansour and Bab El Khamis, journey back thousands of years and explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubulis sprawled over a wildflower-dotted hillside, where a magnificent triumphal arch presides over the awesome remains of palaces and mansions, Roman baths and basilicas, and stunning mosaics.
Dinner and lodging at your luxury Riad at the ancient city of Fez.
Fez is the holiest city in the Islamic world after Mecca and Medina. Founded at the beginning of the 9th century by Moulay Idriss II, and barely unchanged, this enchanting city has been a seat of government, philosophy, medicine and most notably religion since then. Fez, the best surviving example of an ancient Arab city, is comprised of the “new” city, established in the 12th century, and the 2,000-year-old medina, where donkeys and mules laden with goods still trawl alongside buyers through the ancient market, itself a fascinating maze of lanes, blind alleys and bustling souks assaulting the senses with spices and exotic delicacies. Fez is the perfect place to hone your bargaining skills in buying souvenirs, brightly colored hand-loomed carpets or fine crafted artisan goods. Visit the famous leather tanneries, a honeycomb of vats erupting in an explosion of brilliant color. Then, climb to the venerated Merenid Tombs for a spectacular panoramic view of Fez.
Dinner at the famous restaurant Medina.
Accommodation at your luxury Riad at the ancient city of Fez.
Day 3: Fez – Ifrane – Beni Mellal – Ourika Valley
Travel to Ifrane, a pleasant mountain city oddly out of place with its wooden chalets and steep-pitched roofs that stud this skiing village, evoking a Swiss resort. An area long popular with Moroccans on holiday, five tranquil lakes rest near dense holm oak and cedar forests, where raptors, acrobatic booted eagles, and Egyptian vultures fly overhead. We’ll pass through Azrou, a famous Berber village and then stop for lunch in Beni Mellal before we continue traveling through the picturesque countryside to the Ourika valley at the high atlas mountains.
Dinner and overnight at your luxury Kasbah Omar in Ourika.
You will explore one of the most beautiful and unspoiled valleys of the High Atlas Valley of Ourika rises gently up to the preliminary hills of the High Atlas where small typical villages have nested. It is a pure and magnificent place where silence is only ” disturbed ” by birds singing, water streams and wagtails. Ourika is famous for its pottery, minerals and crystal.
If it is Monday, Thursday or Friday, you will visit the bustling weekly souk of the Valley. A visit to the aromatic garden of the valley at souk Lathnine.
A visit to the Jewish shrine at souk Lakhmis and meet with the last Jew in the valley.
A couple of hours trekking to visit some of the hidden Berber villages or to visit one of the hidden waterfalls of the valley.
A cup of tea within a Berber family to have a taste of the Berber life style.
Dinner and overnight at your luxury Kasbah Omar at the village of Anrar in Ourika.
An enchanting palm oasis set against the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is Morocco’s second oldest Imperial City and retains the majestic splendor of its ancient past. Buildings are blushed in hues of rosy earth, and horse-drawn carriages clip along broad avenues lined with palm, lime and orange trees. Donkeys carrying carts trawl past fragrant gardens of roses, honeysuckle and jasmine. Explore the ancient Bahia Palace from the days of the harem, now populated by a sentry of nesting storks, enter the ancient royal Saadien Tombs and view the majestic Koutoubia Mosque before entry into the 9th century walled medina.
Dinner at Stylia Palace from the 15th century.
Overnight at your luxury 4 Star hotel or riad in Marrakech.
A second day to explore the rest of Marrakech by visiting the beautiful and unique Majorelle Garden, the ancient Menara pool followed by a tour around the ancient city wall and the palm grove.
The night beats in the heart of the old city’s famed square, Djemaa el-Fna, where delectable fare is grilled over coals in bustling torch-lit open-air markets. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers and mischievous monkeys unfold as part of the nightly drama as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds. Wind your way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you’ll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.
You’ll cap off your evening at the spectacular dinner event, Fantasia, where we’ll bear witness to a splendid dramatic display of Arabian Nights, belly dancing, folkloric troupes, and stately Arabian steeds charging in dynastic battles as of yore.
Overnight at your luxury 4 Star hotel or riad in Marrakech.
A late morning drive for some of Casablanca highlights you’ll explore include the majestic Hassan II Mosque (the only mosque non-Muslims are permitted to enter in Morocco), the lively squares of Place des Nations Unies and Mohammed V... hosting some of the city’s most impressive architecture.
Dinner at Rick’s Cafe Restaurant from the movie Casablanca.
Accommodation at your luxury hotel in Casablanca.
Day 8: Casablanca
Transfer to the airport for your return home with plenty of tales of Arabian days and nights.
• Minimum 2 people
• Price for a solo traveler, please consult with your sales representative
• If you were traveling in New Years Eve, there may be a surcharge, please check with your sales representative
• If you are traveling within the period of December 22 to January 5, they may be 3 to 4 days mandatory to stay in Marrakech, please check with your sales representative
• This is a Private guided tour – Not a group tour.
• Group Discounts Available.
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• 4 Star Riad, Kasbah & hotel lodging
• Private luxury Car & Driver for the entire trip
• Transfers to and from airport
• Knowledgeable certified guides at the Imperial cities
• Museums fee
• All taxes
• Agency fee
Not included in package price:
• Travel Insurance
Contact Us at (212) 925-6151 to Book this Tour of Morocco.