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FROM MARRAKECH

CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR

On this tour we begin with orientation drive through 20th century district. Before we enter the old town buried within the imperial walls, we stop at the famous Koutoubia Minaret, on of the masterpieces of Islamic Architecture. We proceed to the Kasbahs (Fortress) where a stroll through it lead us to the 16th century monument site of the Saadian tombs. See the most wonderful Hispano Moorish architecture and the graves ground of the Royal family. Later on, a visit to Aristocratic Bahia Palace (19th century); see the magical Moorish gardens surrounded by the most beautiful souks and a stop at Jamaa el fna square (the ancient meeting point of the tradesmen in NW Africa).

OURIKA VALLEY

This half-day trip takes us Southwards of Marrakech to the Ourika Valley, halfway through the fertile plain of Haouz. Stop at the weekly Berber souk held by the locals of the surrounding area. Discover an authentic traditional way of trading and simplicity of daily life.

ASNI - OUIRGANE

A journey to the most wonderful stop at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. Discover the beauty of Asni and visit the largest Berber Souk of Tahanaoute and take a stroll through the colourful market. See a real way of life and social activity. Next, to Asni is Ouirgane, after climbing up 5000 fts with magnificent view over the mountains. See Mont Toubkal, the second highest peak in Africa (14000fts). Ouirgane is famous for its homes and mineral stones.

OUARZAZATE

This trip starts gently through a massive portion of the Haouz plain. Drive through the countryside and fertile landscape, before climbing up to Tizin Tichka pass (6660fts). Here semi-desert stretches out with countless Kasbah and homes. A tricking contrast of a red clay villages and greenery leads to the beautiful Ouarzazate city, situated on the edge of the desert. Visit the ancient formal residence of the Pasha Glaoui in the heart of Taourirt Kasbah.

FANTASIA DINER

Come and see the most realistic popular Arts displayed by tribesmen and women from different parts of the country. Enjoy a typical Moroccan dinner in true authentic surrounding under a "Caidal Tent". Join the tribal dancing before the fantasia performance begins outside the tents. See the galloping of the Arabian Horses mounted by tribesmen staging their war-like numerous simultaneous firing of rifles. It is an experience will never forget.

ESSAOUIRA

Old Mogador is a large fishing port founded by the Romans and inhabited by the Portuguese from the 17th century. A typical Portuguese harbour with fine examples of both Moorish and Portuguese art. It is one of the most important and oldest fishing ports in Morocco, famous for local wood handicrafts, as there is a large plantation of cedar and pine trees nearby. See the Squala century cannons brought from Spain to protect the city.

OUZOUD FALLS

At only a few hours from Marrakesh, the Ouzoud falls are a nice one- day excursion that will allow you to see one of the nice sceneries of Morocco.

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FROM CASABLANCA

TOUR OF CASABLANCA

Casablanca "The White City" you will go through the wide avenues and long stripes. Later walk through the narrow streets of the Medina. The tour features visits to united nation Square, Hassan II Mosque, and the Court Hourt, the Medina, various souks, the central market, Habous district and Corniche Boulevard of Ain Diab.

EL JADIDA

El Jadida, a former Portuguese port, is actually a beach resort offering all seaside amenities. Your visit to the city will include a trip to the fishing pier, the ramparts, and remnants of the Portuguese colony and some leisure time on the beach.

RABAT/SALE

Rabat is the capital of Morocco one of the four Imperial Cities and an illustration of French colonial architecture, a city of parks, flowers and monuments. The tour includes visits to the Roman ruins of Chellah, The Kasbah of Oudayas, and Hassan's Tower. Mohammed V Mausoleum, the Mechouar Palace, and the Medina. You will then continue the tour with a visit to the city Sale, a former shelter and port for the corsairs in the 12th century. Here you can also visit the famous pottery district.

MARRAKECH

Marrakech, located in the heart of a palm grove, is a magical red city dotted with parks and surrounded by snow-topped mountains. In Marrakech, you can see historical remains dating from the 11th century such as the Saadian Tombs, Menara and Agdal gardens, Koutoubia and Djemaa El Fna Square where acrobats, snake charmers and dancers entertain passers-by on a daily basis. After a visit to the Majorelle gardens and the palm grove, return to Casablanca.

MEKNES / FES

Day 1: CASABLANCA-RABAT-VOLUBILIS-MEKNES-FEZ

Departure to Rabat. Sightseeing tour of the Imperial Garden City begins with the Kasbah of the Oudayas, Hassan Tower and walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. Before arriving in Meknes, a brief visit to Moulay Idriss, a holy Islamic town, then the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Optional lunch. Sightseeing tour of Meknes "Moroccan Versailles" Town founded in the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. Departure to Fes. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 2: FEZ-CASABLANCA

A day of sightseeing tour: Fes the oldest of the Imperial Cities. Visit of the medieval Medina, religious centers and universities namely Medersas, Karaouine Mosque and Nejjarin fountain. Optional lunch. Sightseeing of the famous souks of Fes. Return to Casablanca.

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FROM AGADIR

CITY TOUR

we start our visit with a tour of the Kasbah: with its spectacular view of the town and wonderful bay.

THE KASBAH

Dominating the city, it was built by Sultan Moulay Abdellah (1572) and became prosperous thanks to the exports of sugar plantation. Then a visit to the port to see the fishing fleet and building industry.

MODERN AGADIR

Agadir was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1960 and as a result many people died. The history of Agadir dates back to ancient times when the Phoenicians founded the trading settlement of Russadir in the ideal surrounding of the bay of Agadir.
The Portuguese later used the city as a base for their discovery along the African coast naming it Santa Cruz de Cap Gue.
We end our visit with the Moroccan residential area where you will see carpet making, leather work, wood and brassware.

INEZGANE / FANTASIA

Located at 10 kms from Agadir, the small Berber town of Inezgane is well known for its souks and silver jewellery as well as for its vegetable, fruit, and spice market. Tuesday is the market day. There, all countrymen come from all the villages of the surroundings area to sell their goods, and buy provisions for the week.
We then continue to a Berber tent from where you can see the fantasia men on horses back charging and firing their guns, local dancers and acrobats.

TAFRAOUT

Is a luxurious oasis situated at 200 km from Agadir. This picturesque Berber village is reached through the Anti Atlas Mountains. The village is well known for its remarkable setting of palm and almond trees amid the pink and red boulders.

TIZNIT

In the afternoon, return to Agadir via Tiznit (100 kms away). It was founded in late 1882 when the sultan Moulay Hassan was travelling to the Sahara to appoint his representatives there. Tiznit is an important market centre and holds a large Thursday souk out on the road to Tafraout.

TAROUDANT

80 km South-east of Agadir, surrounded by ramparts, Taroudant was an ancient capital of the Kingdom during the reign of the Saadian dynasty. We go through hundreds of acres of orange, lemon, and Argan trees. Sometimes, we even witness goats climbing trees. Taroudant is known for its old trading centre with craftsmen and colourful market. Taroudant is a city of stone cutters.

IMOUZZER

A Berber village reached through Ida-Tanane by the coast road from Agadir. It is a very quiet oasis surrounded by palm trees. We reach the base of the cascades where young boys jump from the top into the still green pool below.

ESSAOUIRA

170 km North of Agadir, Essaouira is one of the most picturesque sea ports in southern Morocco. Visit of the Skala batter remains of Tukswahbukli pirate era. Also a tour around the town, see the craftsmen at work. Famous for its mahogany woodwork.

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FROM TANGIER

TOUR OF TANGIER

There is no better way to introduce yourself to this interesting place than to have a professional and informative guide to inform you of the history of the place and its attractions including a visit to the Medina (old town), The Kasbah, Cap Spartel Museum and much more.

TOUR OF CHEFCHAOUEN

A scenic drive to the ancient village in the mountains as if you had been transported in a time machine from past to future and back to past. A charming day out, a true insight into Morocco not to be missed, not suitable for disabled people.

ASILAH AND BERBER MARKET

Berber market, a mystical trading place for local Berbers remains an interesting attraction. Asilah is an enchanting fishing village 40 km South of Tangier with its own Medina and fabulous sea views and scenery. A pleasant trip to sample yet some more of Morocco's diversity.

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