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After breakfast, enjoy a city tour, including the Oudayas, full with charm, that of the necropolis of Chellah, romantic... And like a crown around Rabat , the splendid sites: long gilded sand beaches, the noble forest of oaks cork of Mamora, the Royal Golf Dar-be -Salam, one of the most beautiful courses of the world.
History stops in Rabat and does not leave. It appears on the corner of an alley, in a stall of oriental slippers and poufs fragrant with the scent of leather, in a carpet auction. It impregnates every stone of the Oudaya Kasbah, fortress of indomitable Andalous Corsairs of XVII century. Nothing is more pleasurable than imagining their exciting lives, delightfully installed at the Moorish coffee, savoring gazelle horns (Moroccan cake) with a mint tea, looking at the boats which dance in the Bou Regreg river at the bottom of the Sale city ramparts.
The garden d’Essai , experimental garden as its name indicates it, gathered in the beginning more than two hundred and fifty different varieties of fruit trees and ornaments, coming from all the corners of the ground. "Maintained" by the school Agriculture which is next to it
Situated on the site of the ancient city of Sale, the Necropolis is located 2 km from the city center. Passing through the lovely door, you will discover a site overtaken by an exuberant vegetation. You can distinguish tombs and a stone basin where there are fish and sacred turtles. It was fed by a miraculous source where, according to legend, a golden fish lived. Further on, a minaret has partly maintained its multicolored decor. It is occupied now by storks.
Known as Dar El-Makhzen, the edifice dates back to 1864 when it was built on the ruins of the former Royal Palace constructed by Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, at the end of the 18th century. It stands at one end of an immense walled Mechouar and comprises a modern palace, a large Mosque (Ahl-Fas) and a racetrack, as well as miscellaneous official buildings including the Government Headquarters, the Prime Minister’s Offices and the Supreme Court. Surrounded by a large garden with different plantations This is the main residence of His Majesty the King and his entourage of some 2000 persons
Sightseeing of Meknes Town founded in the 17th century by king Moulay Ismael. El Hajeb is a small town near the urban center of Meknes, situated in the heart of the Middle Atlas mountain region of Morocco. The kasbah, built at the end of last century by Moulay Hassan (partially destroyed) is in the medium of sources, cascades and caves of which some were inhabited. Continuation to Fes , Visit of the botanical gardens of Jnan Sbil. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Visit of Fès the oldest imperial city, Visit of the medieval Medina and religious Islamic centres and university namely the Medersas, the Karaouine Mosque and University (The oldest in the world) as well as the Nejjarine Fountain. Lunch at local restaurant.
On the road you will appreciate the lakes with clear water, forests of a major green, imposing mountains of the Means-Atlas: the area of Fès reveals unusual, ignored, and sublime Morocco. It is enough to traverse a few kilometers to pass from the rumours of the city to calms great spaces. To start with the splendid golf of Fès, concentrate of nature strongly put in scene by Cabell B Robinson. To follow, the monkeys play the acrobats in the immense secular cedar plantation of the Atlas which shelters the last mottled panthers. Every season, every hour has their color and their vibration: pure whiteness of the winter, green tenderness of spring, bluish paddle, blazing twilight.Visit of Sefrou « Important agriculture center », Sefrou is a small city to the east of Fes. It's famous for its annuel festival "la fete des cerises“ (in June). The majority ofd the inhabitants are Amazigh Since Koubba de Sidi Ali Bou Serghine, we proceed to the plain, broad and green. Sources, rivers, cascades involve you here in the kingdom of waters running. Continuation to Imouzzer Kandar, This Berber village breathes a major peace, except for Monday, day of the souk. Visit the curious underground dwellings of the kasbah of Aït Serghouchen. Leave for excursions to discovered sources which spout out near the village. Climb until the djebel Abad, 1768 meters, the climax of Kandar.
Departure to Ifrane built at 1650 m altitude, Ifrane is charming with its houses with the pink tiles and its small gardens. It was thought in its least details so that its visitors benefit the maximum of the joys of nature: ski in winter, trout fishing and with crayfish in summer, Continuation to Azrou, Dinner and overnight
Visit of Azrou, stands on the edge of the most beautiful and best preserved of Morocco’s cedar forest, there are few impressive architectural sights in Azrou; of the kasbah, constructed in 1684 by Moulay Ismaîl. Only ruins remain, but the town is worth a visit for its peaceful atmosphere, its fresh air and its traditional houses, built chiefly in wood, Lunch en route to Errachidia through the ZIZ vallée. The Ziz Valley runs from the town of Rich to the edge of the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, It was once a passage for the caravans that crossed from sub-Saharan Africa to the Mediterranean.
The valley has an abundance of palm and date trees and contains what is probably Morocco's most important oasis, Tafilalet, an enormous palm grove fed by the waters of the Ziz.
The Ziz makes its mark in numerous places on its journey south, before disappearing into the sands of Taouz. First there is the impressive Wadi Ziz, carving out of the limestone a long corridor lined with tall palm trees that shade the ksour and kasbah of Ifri. Then, held back by the Hassan Addakhil dam, it forms a vast emerald lake. Women do their washing in it crouching on its red-ochre shores, cooled by the shade of the apricot trees.
At the Source Bleue de Meski, a natural spring that spills into a pool, the river has a reputation for encouraging fertility. Young women bathe by candlelight in the waters of this grotto. Continuation to Erfoud
Transfers by 4x4 to Merzouga, Visit of the lake Dayet Srji which attracts hundreds of pink flamingos from November to March. Dinner and overnight in bivouac under tents in the most beautiful dunes of Morocco
Early wake up call to witness the spectacular sun-rise, Breakfast.
Departure by 4x4 to Erfoud, and continuation by bus to El Kelaâ Mgouna, the Todra and Dades rivers rise in the central part of the High Atlas. They pass through impressive gorges and irrigate lush, green valleys. The Dadès gorge has many local fortified villages (kasbahs), and the Drâ valley is lined with one of the nicest palm-groves in the country. This beautiful landscape is worth visiting in itself and is a odd example of the habitats to be found in the valleys of the southern foothills of the High Atlas
The road leads to the pinks, the thousands and the thousands of pinks of El Kelaa MGouna, known especially for the production of "the water of pinks", a perfume extracted the distillation of the petals of the pinks which are abundantly cultivated here, and which gives the name to the valley where we are: "the valley of the pinks" and which is the origin of one of the most significant popular festivals of all Morocco: "the Festival of the pinks" which is held in May. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
sightseeing tour around the city. Marrakech is the “pearl of the south” founded by the Almoravides dynasty at the end of the 12 Century.
Morning visit of Saadyines Tombs, the Koutoubia, and the Bahia Palace and Agdal Gardens « Created during the reign of the 'Alawid ruler 'Abd al-Rahman b. Hisham (r. 1822-1859), the garden is divided in two by a long avenue. It contains two large artificial pools and is planted with olive groves and various fruit trees ». Lunch at hotel.
Sightseeing of Marrakech, the mountains, with their imposing mass and their covered peaks with snow, seem an unreal and fabulous decoration. It is however enough to traverse 20 km to start unforgettable excursions and to discover the size, the strangeness and the splendor of the Atlas. In the south-east of Marrakech, to cross hospital Berber villages, Aghmat, Dar Caïd Ouriki. follow the road, flanked gardens in terraces, along the Ourika wadi until Arhbalou. And there, that choice! Full south, new decorations. To 47 km from Marrakech, on the road of Taroudannt, in the typical Berber village of Asni, barter is practiced every saturday, day of the souk. Towards Ouirgane, the landscapes evoke the American canyons. Splendid throats lead to- Imlil, charming hamlet of mountain.
Optional fantasia dinner in Chez Ali. Overnight at the hotel
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