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Fez is the cultural capital of Morocco. WIth its neverending medina streets, medieval arch ways, and ancient ways of creating art, it feels like a country all on its own. There is so much to do and see in Fez that it is important to have a plan when you arrive.
To say you the trouble, I have compiled the perfect one day in Fez itinerary for your quick stop to this beautiful city on your tour of Morocco.
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Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you will be picked up by our team and driven to the hotel. Free time.
You will start this first day with a panoramic visit of Casablanca, the economic capital of the Kingdom. You will see its main districts and all its sites of interest: Mohamed V Square, the United Nations Square and the beautiful Ain Diab corniche lined with swimming pools and gourmet restaurants, with the Hassan II Mosque at its tip. You will then leave "Casa" to go to Rabat, the modern administrative capital, a former imperial city, orderly and flowery. You will visit the medina, the Kasbah des Oudayas, the Hassan Tower and the magnificent mausoleum of Mohamed V.
Departure from Rabat for the holy city of Moulay Idriss (first sultan of Morocco) and then Meknes, the "Moroccan Versailles". Founded at the end of the 17th century, the city is surrounded by a triple wall of 40 km and consists of two agglomerations: the Medina, which has the most beautiful gate of Morocco, Bab El Mansour, and, on the other side, the new and modern city. After the visit, you will continue to Fez.
Your entire day will be devoted to visiting Fez, the oldest imperial city and religious capital of Morocco. You will visit the medieval medina, the Bou Anania and Attarine Medersas, and the entrance to the Qarawiyyin Mosque, one of the oldest universities in the world (9th c.). Then you will see the superb Nejjarine fountain, as well as the most beautiful souqs of Morocco.
Departure for Marrakech, by a magnificent and very diversified route. You will first cross the Middle Atlas region passing by Immouzzer du Kandar, the Ait Aoua Lake, a wonderful setting for rest, then lfrane, a charming ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest where streams abound. You will make a stop-lunch in the picturesque setting of Beni-Mellal before continuing to Marrakech. Little by little, as you approach Marrakech, you will see the red earth blend with the blue of the sky and the green of the palm trees.
You won't have too much of your day to visit Marrakech, "the pearl of the south," founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids. Your visit will include the Saadian Tombs (16th century dynasty), the Dar Si Said Museum, the Agdal and Menara Gardens, the Koutoubia, the Bahia Palace, the tanners' and dyers' district. In the afternoon, you will visit the souqs and the alleys around the Jemà¢a El Fna Square, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where the show is permanent, with storytellers, snake charmers, sellers of a thousand drinks, fire-eaters, musicians and artists of all kinds
Departure for Casablanca in the early morning. Free visit of the city. Possibility of visiting the Great Hassan II Mosque (exterior). Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Depending on departure time, free time then transfer to the airport.