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12-Days Grand Tour of Morocco


Day 01

Arrival at Tangier 丹吉爾

Meet and greet at Tangier airport or ferry port, then transfer to your hotel stay. Enjoy an orientation short tour.
Dinner and overnight in Tangier.

Day 02

Tangier - Chefchaouen 舍夫沙萬

After breakfast, depart for the city tour of Tangier to discover Morocco's peral of the north and its main gate to Europe. Begin with the visit of the world-famous St. Andrews Church, the first strip of land to build this landmark in Tangier was provided in 1880 by Hassan I, a former Alaouite king of Morocco. The church was re-bult in the year 1894 to accommodate larger numbers of worshippers and it was consecrated in 1905. Continue through the neighborhood of villas and mansions of many celebrities including the royal palace. Transfer to Cape Spartel, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean to visit the Cave of Hercules. Later during the day, transfer to Chaouen, a fascinating little town tucked away in the Rif mountainside. Founded in the 15th century, Chefchaouen was settled by the Moorish and then abandoned by them until the 20th century, where it was resettled by Europeans. As a result, the town retains a characteristically medieval feel, which makes it a wonderful place to visit. Visitl this lovely city then check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 03

Chaouen - Meknes - Volubilis - Fes 舍夫沙萬~ 菲斯

After breakfast, leave this fascinating city heading to Mekness, the fifth largest city of the kingdom. Meknes was the capitol of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), before it was relocated to Marrakesh. The city tour of Meknes includes the massive Bab El Mansour gate. Stop to take pictures there. Enjoy an optional lunch at a local restaurant. The city tour of Meknes will include also the Harri Souani stables, the medina ramparts, and the entrance to the Royal Palace. Continue along to the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins in Volubilis where you will have a guided tour.

Transfer to Fes for dinner and overnight.

Day 04

Fes (city tour) 菲斯

Enjoy a guided city tour of the spiritual capital of Morocco, Fes. The first stop of the morning is a visit to the entrance of the largest roayl palace in Morocco. This palatial complex rests in the center of the Fes El-Jedid area and is surrounded by high walls with an intricate and elaborately decorated gateway that is permanently closed. The doors are bronze but they shine like gold. The next stop will be the old Medina (Fes el Bali). This medieval center of Fes has not changed for centuries. Its narrow alleys house hundreds of merchants and craftsmen selling a range of products such as as dates, fish, spices, copper urns, musical instruments, etc. One of the most interesting sites in Fes is the leather tannery, which is the oldest in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries. Visit Jamaa Al-Karaouine and a Medersa (Koranic school) to complete the city tour of Fes.

Dinner and overnight in Fes.

Day 05

Fes - Ifrane - Erfound - Merzouga 菲斯 ~ 伊夫蘭 ~ 厄夫特 ~ 梅如加

After breakfast, depart Fes and heading for the heart of the desert. Stop first at Ifrane, a charming town and ski resort in Middle Atlas region of Morocco. Ifrane is famous for its Alpine climate, European-style houses and its 1665 meters (5,460 feets) in elevation. The town experiences snow during winter months and a cool climate during summer. Ifrane is also the place where the lowest temperature was ever recorded in Africa, - 24°C in 1935. While in Ifrane, expect to find animals like the threatened Barbary Macaque and local tree species such as the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane. Continue through many Amazigh (Berber) villages before getting to the Midelt where you will stop for an optional lunch.

Enjoy an optional 4x4 transfer to the heart of the Sahara desert.

Dinner and overnight in a charming auberge by the dunes.

NB: Optional overnight in a standard or deluxe desert camp (tents)

Day 06

Merzouga - Tinghir - Ouarzazate 梅如加~ 歐薩薩

Enjoy an optional early morning sunrise camel ride along the golden sand dunes in Merzouga. Return to the auberge for breakfast before driving to Tinghir via Rissani and Tinjdad. Tinghir is a gorgeous, 40km oasis, which boasts one of the largest palm groves in the country. Walk above the Todra Gorge, a 300m wall, carved deep into the High Atlas Mountains. Transfer to Ouarzazate along Dades Valley and Kelaat M'Gouna. The drive is spectacular, with hundreds of Kasbahs lining the route, winding through stunning desert landscapes, villages, palm groves, and with the expansive Jebel Sarhro lunar-scape to the south. Dades valley is known as valley of figs. Continue to Kelaat M'Gouna, a large village which is famous for cultivating roses. Expect to find many fine, rose-infused products there.

Transfer to Ouarzazate, also known as "Morocco's Hollywood", for dinner and overnight.

Day 07

Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech 歐薩薩 - 埃本哈杜古城 ~馬拉喀什


Begin city tour of Ouarzazate with Taourirt Kasbah, which is considered one of the most beautiful kasbahs in Morocco. Next, visit the film studios where some of the most famous desert landscapes were and are still being shot. Continue on to the spectacular fortress of Ait Ben Haddou. The village is a great example of earthen clary architecture that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Ait Ben Haddou is an iconic landscape immortalized in such films as "The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)", "Jesus of Nazareth (1977)", "The Last Temptation Christ (1988)", "Gladiator (2000)", "Son of God (film) (2014)", etc. After the visit of Ait Ben Haddou, transfer to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the magnificent Tiz in Tichka pass for dinner and overnight.

Day 08

Marrakech (city tour) 馬拉喀什

Enjoy the guided city tour of Marrakech after breakfast. The morning begins with a visit to the Kotoubia Mosque. The mosque is the largest in Marrakech and one of the oldest in the world. The minaret, 77 metres (253 ft) in height, includes a spire and orbs. It was completed ;under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqulb al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and Hassan Tower of Rabat. Continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses arrays of food, snake charmers, local musicians, fortune-tellers, etc. There's nowhere on earth like the Jemaa el Fna, the square at Saadian tombs date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River.

Dinner and overnight in Marrakech.

Day 09

Marrakech (Free day) 馬拉喀什

Enjoy your day at leisure in Marrakech.

Day 10

Marrakech - Casablanca 馬拉喀什~卡薩布蘭卡

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Marrakech. In the afternoon, transfer to Casablanca where you will have an orientation tour. Begin with the outside visit of Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Continue to Ain Diab Corniche for a pleasant stroll along the coast. Your last stop is Mohammed V Square in the city centre.

Dinner and overnight in Casablanca.

Day 11

Casablanca - Rabat - Tangiers 卡薩布蘭卡~ 拉巴特~丹吉爾

After breakfast, transfer to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the Imperial Cities. Start the city tou rof Rabat with the Kasbah of the Udayas. The kasbah of the Udayas is a fortification constructed on a hill, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This Kasbah was constructed during the realm of the Almohads. Continue to Mohammed V Mausoleum. This mausoleum is home the tombs of the current king's grandfather, King Mohammed V, and his two sons King Hassan II and Prince Moulay Abdellah. Inside the Mausoleum, mosaics rise from the marble floor to a ceiling of gold leaf and hand-carved cedar wood, while the three ground-floor tombs are carved from white onyx. Next to the Mausoleum, stop at Hassan Tower, which is the towering minaret of the Hassan Mosque. The construction of the site began in 1195. The reminiscents of the mosque are part of one of the oldest mosques left in existence. Transfer to Tangiers for overnight.

Day 12

Tangier departure 丹吉爾

Transfer to airport or Tangier ferry port for departure.

Have a nice trip!

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