8 days from Tanger to the Coastal Atlantic
Day 1: Tanger-Chefchaouen
We pick up you from the airport or at your hotel. From there we drive through the Rif mountains and we continue to Tetoun city and stop to enjoy the views of this city and Rif mountains, until we arrive to the small town called Chefchaouen. This town is probably the most beautiful mountain town of Morocco. All buildings and houses are painted in blue and white. It’s build in a Spanish style. This town is very relaxed with small winding alleyways and market squares, scarfs stores. Spend night in Chefchaouen.
Day 2: Chefchaouen - Rabat
The driver will pick you up after breakfast, we will drive to Rabat it is administrative capital of Morocco, through Ouazzane and Knetra. Upon your arrival to Rabat, we will explore Rabat, known as the City of Gardens. It’s at the same time, a modern and traditional city, a dynamic mix of ancestral and modern culture and it’s surrounded by colorful hillsides and mountains. We will visit the Hassan Tower. The minaret of this mosque has never been finished but it’s the symbol of the city, and visit also the Kasbah des ouiduias, Mausoleum of Mohamed v, challah Gardens and Necropolis.Spend night in Rabat.
Day 3: Rabat - Casablanca
After breakfast in your riad we will explore the city a bit more. Then we drive to Casablanca, here you will visit the famous and the biggest Mosque in Africa, Hassan II, which was built between 1987 and 1993. This will be a Golden opportunity to see the skilful work of Moroccan artisans, revealing the richness and beauty of their handicraft, and Habbous ; Anfa Quatre the beautiful Synagogue of El-Beth and Atlantic Board walk lined by many restaurants and cafes. Spend Night in Casablanca.
Day 4: Casablanca - El Jadida
After breakfast in your hotel we will drive to the beautiful city of El Jadida via the coastal road of the Atlantic with far reaching views until we arrived to the city El Jadida you´ll discover its Portuguese fortress ramparts and buildings, and the Jewish historical sites. We´ll also discover the mosque, the churches... In aftrenoon you can take a walk to enjoy the beach. Spend night in Hotel.
Day 5: El Jadida - Essaouirra
After breakfast, we can explore a little bit the city until we take our roed to Casablanca via Asfi. Essaouira or Mogador as the Portuguese, where you can visit the ceramic shops. Gnawa Music in Essaouira is a daily drug in this town, with its clean and white streets its old Medina it’s worth a visit. Night in Essaouirra.
Day 6: Essaouirra - Marrakech
After breakfast you have a free time to explore the Medina of Essaouira, formerly named Mogador (name originating from the Phoenician word Migdol meaning a « small fortress »), is an outstanding example of a fortified town of the mid-eighteenth century, surrounded by a wall influenced by the Vauban model. Constructed according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture, in a North African context, in perfect harmony with the precepts of Arabo-Muslim architecture and town-planning, it has played a major role over the centuries as an international trading seaport, linking Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa with Europe and the rest of the world. The town is also an example of a multicultural centre as proven by the coexistence, since its foundation, of diverse ethnic groups, such as the Amazighs, Arabs, Africans, and Europeans as well as multiconfessional (Muslim, Christian and Jewish). Indissociable from the Medina, the Mogador archipelago comprises a large number of cultural and natural sites, too you can visit the souk which is located inside the Medina. And make a tour of the ramparts of the Kasbah and Scala, where you will explore the ramparts of the Scala, the port of Essaouira, the municipal market, the neighborhood jewelers and craft complex. Stores are along the streets sell a massive variety of beautiful handcrafted items, such as Thuya wood products, clothes and carpets...In aftrenoon our trip will take us to the famous city of Marrakech via the Chichawa, including a visit to the Argan Oil co-operative for which the area is very famous, and if lucky you will take a funny and strange picture of goats climbing Argan tree. Afternoon we will arrved to Marrakech.
Day 7: Marrakech city tour
This day you can explore the city by the guide will meet you at your hotel and give you a half day tour to discover Marrakesh which is known as the Red City; You will stop at the:
• the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat.
• the Bahia Palace. This Palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style.
• Madrasa Ben Youssef. This Coranic school is named after the Almoravid Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142). Madrasa Ben Youssef is the largest in all of Morocco.
• the Saadian tombs, which is a site that dates back to the time of the Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. If thereis time left you can visit:
• the world famous Jema El Fna Square where you will enjoy amazing performance of traditional activity by story tellers, snake charmers, peddler soft raditional medicines and the markets.
Day 8 :Aireport of Marrakech
You will have day to yourself. You can visit the markets, shop and visit Jardin Majorelle. A beautiful garden created by the French artist Jacques Majorelle and then taking care off by Yves Saint Laurent until his death. Our services end we will bring you to the airport for your onward flight.