Medinas of Morocco

Discovery

7 nights in Morocco
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Solos Board

What you can expect

Royal palaces & ancient old souks

Barter for bargains in the medinas!

French & Berber culture

Explore the sights of Casablanca

About the trip

The exotic gateway to Africa, Morocco is an eclectic mix of mountains, deserts, coast and buzzing cities. Together we’ll experience the sights, sounds and exotic smells of bustling Medina’s and discover this country’s colonial history and roots.

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin room for sole use
  • Solos Board: Breakfast & Dinner daily plus 6 lunches
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • 7 day touring programme accompanied by an English speaking guide in A/C Vehicle
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Marrakech
  • Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat
  • Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes
  • Fes
  • Fes - Ifrane - Marrakech
  • Marrakech
  • Marrakech - Essaouira - Marrakech
  • Departure Day

Extras

  • Insurance click here

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive in Marrakech

Welcome to Marrakech! Upon arrival we will transfer to our hotel.

After check in we will meet for our Welcome Drink followed by dinner in the hotel.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat

After breakfast we journey to Casablanca where we tour the Habbous  and Corniche before visiting the Hassan II Mosque built by the late King Hassan II, which has the tallest minaret in the world. Our lunch is taken in Casablanca before continuing on to Rabat, the Imperial capital. Here we visit the exteriors of the Royal Palace, the Mellah, the Mohamed V mausoleum, Hassan Tower and the Oudayas.

We then check in to our hotel in Rabat and meet for our welcome drink followed by dinner.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
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DAY 3

Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes

Leaving Rabat after breakfast we drive on to Meknes, the old capital of the Sultan Moulay Idriss – his stables there once housed 12,000 horses! We stop at the Bab Mansour, a monumental gate in the city of Meknes before continuing to the Roman city of Volubilis renowned for its remarkably preserved mosaics.

We then travel on to Fes where dinner will be taken at our hotel.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
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DAY 4

Fes

Today we have a full day to visit the oldest Imperial city in Morocco with the oldest university in the world! We will also see the old Medina – Fes El Bali, the Andalusian and the Karaouine quarter with its dyers and tanners and artisans working in the style of their forefathers. After lunch we will visit the Mellah, the Jewish quarter, with its old cemetery and the Royal Palace.

We are sure to have a fascinating day which is finished back at the hotel for dinner.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
DAY 5

Fes - Ifrane - Marrakech

Today we take a journey of contrast, leaving behind Fes and its bustling Medina to travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains stopping at Ifrane with its Alpine type scenery and the Cedar Forests of Azrou.

After lunch we continue our journey on to Marrakech, stopping along the way. When we reach Marrakech, we check in to our hotel and have dinner.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

 

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DAY 6

Marrakech

Today we get a full introduction to this Garden City, we visit the dramatic Almohad Koutoubia Minaret and the lavishly-decorated Saadien Tombs – some dating from the middle 1550’s.  We also spend some time in the tranquil Menara Gardens and the Bahia Palace before walking through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways making up the renowned cool, colourful and aromatic Souqs of Marrakech.  The Dyers’ Souq being the last to be visited because you emerge into the famous Djemâa el Fna Square (which translates as ‘Assembly of the Dead’), where, until the 19th century, the severed heads of criminals were traditionally displayed! We will see stalls of goods, from fruit to alarm clocks; snake charmers and water sellers; fortune tellers and public scribes; tumblers and nakkachat, women with syringes full of henna, soothsayers and gnaoua musicians.

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DAY 7

Marrakech - Essaouira - Marrakech

After breakfast we leave the city and set out west towards the Atlantic coast and the ancient Phoenician town of Mogador – now known as Essaouira.  Abandoned by the Portuguese in 1541, it was not until 1765 that Mogador was turned into a fortified city. The ramparts were never that effective in keeping out the marauding tribesmen but now, it is a charming artists’ town with its old port and cannons overlooking the fishing fleet. Essaouira invites us to wander through the narrow alleyways which make up the Medina to witness artisans at work making their wooden tables, boxes and sundry items in lemon or briar wood inlaid with mother of pearl.

We will have lunch in a local restaurant with some leisure time to take in this port city which is known to have a slower pace of life before returning to Marrakech in time for dinner.

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DAY 8

Departure Day

After breakfast, we will get ready to head back to the airport for our flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast included

Accommodation

Medinas of Morocco

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as details below (or similar);

4* Hotel Kech – Marrakech

3* Hotel Rihab – Rabat

4* Hotel Across – Fes

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