Day 1 - MARRAKECH
You will be
greeted at Marrakech airport by our representative and transferred to your
Hotel or Riad.
Depending on your arrival time and after you check in
and refresh in your hotel, your driver will pick you up for a panoramic and
orientation drive of Marrakech.
Day 2 MARRAKECH
A full day
guided tour of Marrakech with a professional local guide to discover the major
monuments and cultural treasures of the imperial city.
You will visit
the Medrassa Ben Youssef, the Souks of the
Medina, the Museum of Marrakech, the Saadian Tombs, the Dar Si Said Museum, the
Bahia Palace, theMajorelle Gardens with Yves Saint Laurent’s private
collection of Islamic Arts and the JamaaL’Fna Square.
Day 3 _MARRAKECH - ESSAOUIRA (B,D)
Leave Marrakech to Essaouira, the former
Arrival at lunch time (on own) . Afternoon visit of
the city. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
First a Phoenician counter dating back to 814 BC. Then
under the Roman occupancy , it became famous for its production of «Purple dye»coming from
the Murex shellfish, used for the Roman Togaes.
In the 16th
century the Portuguese sailors renamed it Mogador and it became a very
important trading centre.
In 1764 the
sultan Mohamed ben Abdellahwillcall
upon the French architect ThéodoreCornut - disciple of
Vauban - to build a new city, which he did and Essaouira deserves her name,
meaning «the well drawn».
The city was very wealthy until the second half of the
19th century, mainly due to the presence of a large Jewish community(up to 17.000 against only 210.000 Moslems!).
But most of them left after the Six days war, and after a decline also of its
fishingharbour - as the sardines shoals were drifting farmore south - the blue and whitecity is born and alive again, mainly through
culture (handicraft of Marquetry, painting, music festivals)and Tourism .
Day 4 - ESSAOUIRA - SAFI - OUALIDIA - EL JADIDA (B,D)
Morning departure to
Safi,fishing harbour on the
Ocean and centre of a very famousPottery tradition.
Visit of the city and the potters quarter.
Then on to Oualidia, a holiday
seasideresort on a lagoon , famous for
its oyster breeding and sea food restaurants. Lunch stop (on own).
Thenonto El Jadida by a superb road bordering the
Check in your hotel. Dinner and overnight
DAY 5- EL JADIDA - CASABLANCA(B,D)
Morning visit of El Jadida,
including the Portugaise Cistern and the Remparts
Then, either lunch there or on to Casablanca
(only 85 kms away by the motorway).
Check in your hotel. Afternoon at leisure with car at
disposal if you want to finish your shopping.
DAY 6 - DEPARTURE
In the morning, Transfer to Casablanca airport According to the sch
edule of your