The Arabic Bazaar
Zein's Dance Studio
THE MAGIC OF
(11 Days, 9 Nights)
day by day
Departure from Houston
International Airport on Air Canada
Houston International Airport (exact spot and time to be
specified at a later time) to board our flight heading to
Casablanca……let the fun begin.....
Fly to Casablanca overnight
Welcome to Mohamed V
airport of Casablanca.
Meeting with your Tour guide. Assistance to the formalities and transfer to the
hotel for check in......rest for a bit then on to the city centre for
sightseeing. Depending of the arrival time.
capital of Morocco, your guided sightseeing tour of Casablanca includes Mohamed
V place , the united nations square , the new medina and the Mahkama (Moroccan
law courts) in Hispano- Mauresque architecture , Notre Dame de Lourdes church in
stained glass , the Anfa residential suburb site of the war time conference
between Roosevelt / Churchill and Mohamed V , Ain Diab Casablanca's playground
with its cafés , restaurants and pools , the newly built Hassan II Mosque , the
second largest mosque in the world.
overnight at your hotel.
Casablanca / Rabat / Meknes / Fes
breakfast, departure to Rabat. The visit of Rabat, the political
and Administrative capital of Morocco and the fourth of the
Imperial cities, will include the King Palace enclosure, Mohamed
V Mausoleum, The unfinished Hassan Tower and mosque, the
picturesque Kasbah (forth) of the Oudayas (at the estuary facing
the Barbary coast Corsair port of Sallee).
Leave Rabat and
take the road to Meknes, driving through forests of cork trees.
You soon arrive
to Meknes, third
of the Imperial cities, built by the 17th century Sultan Moulay
Contemporary of Louis XIV of France. visit the monumental Bab
Mansour gateway, the
palace-tomb of Moulay Ismael . Continuation of the visit and
road to Fes, check in, dinner and overnight at your Riad.
sightseeing city tour of Fes, the oldest of the four Imperial
Cities, founded approx. 809
spiritual and intellectual capital of Islam in the west, your
visit will include: the 15th century Borj Nord (north
forth) arm museum, the great gateway of the Royal Palace, the
9th century Karaouiyine Mosque and University; with its Medersas
(colleges) of Bou Inania and Attarine dating from the 14th
century, the shrine of Moulay Idriss II, founder of Fes, the
continuation of the visit of the spice market, the souks and the
and overnight at your Riad.
Fes / Erfoud
Breakfast and departure to
Erfoud via the hill station of Ifrane in the lake
town of Azrou with its old Kasbah (forth) and handicraft
center then continuation via midelt.
Erfoud, the former capital of Tafilalet, this was for eleven
centuries the final stop on the great caravan routes south
and point of birth of Alaouite dynasty.
and overnight at your hotel …
After breakfast at the hotel, morning will be devoted to explore
Erfoud and it area …
Lunch at your hotel.
Afternoon, you change your Car by a 4X4 vehicle to attend
Merzouga for a night under tents if weather conditions allow it.
A wonderful experience of seeing sunset over the seas of sands.
hour Camel ride before to assist to sunset over dunes. Return to
Installation under tents for dinner and overnight.
Marzouga / Erfoud / Quarzazate
Wake up early in the morning, to contemplate the sunrise.
Return to the bivouac for breakfast. Departure to Ouarzazate
via Tineghir and Tinejdad.
Tineghir with its huge kasbah belonging to the ex-Glaoui ,
former Pasha of Marrakech , side excursion to the imposing Todra
Gorges and Todra canyon (two sheer cliffs 300 meters high
separated by a narrow corridor only 20 meters wide).
Continuation along the famous "Route of 1000 Kasbahs" to
Check in, and overnight
at your Hotel
Ouarzazate / Marrakech
After breakfast, departure to visit Ouarzazate, the
administrative center of the pre-Saharian region you will start
by Taourirt kasbah is a series of towers rising out of a
mass of closely packed houses, thrusting their turrets into the
blue of the sky,Continuation to Ait Benhaddou, situated at 30 km
from Ouarzazate, is a fabulous sand castle standing in the
middle of a field of flowering almond trees. It has often been
used a setting for films including Lawrence of Arabia and is so
exceptional that UNESCO has given it World Heritage status.
lunch, departure to Marrakech.
and Overnight at Riad
at the hotel. Beginning of the visit of Marrakech '' the pearl
of the south''.
the four Imperial cities, rose-red-oasis at the foot of the High
Atlas Mountains, founded in 1062. Your historical visit will
includes : the stately 12th century Koutoubia minaret, built by
same architect as the Giralda in Seville and Tour Hassan in
Rabat, the secret 16th century tombs of the Saadian Dynasty, the
Menara Gardens. Lunch at your Riad...
continuation of the visit: the medina, the souks and the famous
Jemaa El Fna square with its permanent entertainment, narrators,
charmers of snakes…
at your Riad.
Marrakech / Ourika Valley
at your hotel.
Leave Marrakech and start your excursion to Ourika Valley!
quarter day excursion begins with a very picturesque drive from
Marrakech through the gorge of Oued Ourika, allowing for stops
to see the local pottery and high quality good for sale at the
Berber Museum (which is a shop more than a museum) and the
waterfall in Siti Fatma (when accessible and for those who enjoy
walking approximately 45 minutes each direction).
visit you will return back to Marrakech
at your Hotel.
Head back to Houston
Internatonal Airport (starting either from Marrakech or
breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Marrakech or Casablanca
in time for you flight home, taking with you some certainly
incredible memories of our land so full of remarkable contrasts
and very friendly people. Assistance to flight formalities.
End of our services.....
Voyage’…..back to the US and ‘Au Revoir’ to Morocco……
optional excursions/activities will
be available on a 'pay for your own'
basis. transportation for those will be provided when possible.
minor changes to itinerary maybe
necessary; you will be notified of such changes before departure.
information about our Hotels/Riads (ALL 5 STARS)
Casablanca 01 BB, Hyatt Regency Casablanca
Fes 02 HB, Palais Amani Riad
Erfoud 01 HB, Kasbah Chergui Hotel
Merzouga 01HB, Bivouac Chergui Sahara
Ouarzazate 01 BB, Berber Palace Hotel
Marrakech 03 BB, Demeurs D’Orient Riad
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