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Marhaba! Welcome to Morocco! This is our Best of Morocco : your private driver will take you to a complete diverse journey taking place in three acts:

ACT 1 : The Imperial cities

Casablanca, Fez, Rabat, are the capitals of the traditional Moroccan culture ; and masterpieces of Merenide architecture. The imperial capitals are the heritage of the different dynasties that wanted to leave a lasting monument to their power. A world of grandiosity, refinement and luxury, mythical universes that are the inspiration of legends.

ACT 2 : Atlas mountains and the Sahara’s desert

The backbone of Morocco, are fantastic sites for walking and discovering the soul of the country. Small isolated villages, kasbah, palm trees and canyon. Berber rural life, the inhabitants mainly shepherds and farmers. The sun rises over the gigantic dunes of Merzouga. Climb and look. Nothing, just a sea of sand lifted by powerful stationary breakers.

ACT 3 : Marrakech and Essaouira

Dating from the 12th century, Marrakech’s pink walls are lined with over 200 towers and 20 gates.. Riads, gardens, hammams, everything in Marrakech embodies well-being elevated to the level of art of living.Essaouira is a charming peaceful fishing port sleeping alongside the Atlantic ocean. You can catch yourself scanning the horizon from the ramparts. Get lost in the white and blue Medina, you will find an impressive number of art galleries.

Itinerary:
Day 1:
Casablanca
Day 2:
Casablanca → Rabat→
Day 3:
Rabat → Meknès → Fez→
Day 4 :
Fez
Day 5:
Fez → Erfoud
Day 6:
Erfoud → Merzouga
Day 7:
Merzouga → Boulmane du Dadès
Day 8:
Boulmane → Ouarzazate
Day 9:
Ouarzazate → Marrakech
Day 10:
Marrakech
Day 11:
Marrakech → Essaouira
Day 12:
Essaouira
Day 13:
Essaouira → Casablanca
Day 14:
Bye bye Morocco!
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INSPIRATION CORNER
Paintings

http://www.peintres-marocains.com/

Reading

Paul Bowles-The Sheltering sky

Music

Gnawas music from Essaouira

-Mâalem Kouyou ft Wayne Shorter Quartet (Moroccan Gnawa fusion Jazz)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUKjtcfRw60

Moroccan Spirit – La Mamounia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5-dAshAHJg

Vocab

Kasbah: A kasbah is a traditional tower house with high walls, usually without windows. Sometimes, it is built on hilltops so that they could be more easily defended. Some were placed near the entrance to harbors. Building a kasbah was a sign of wealth of some families in the city.

ex: Kasbah of the Udayas-Rabat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasbah_of_the_Udayas
Zellij Zellige, zillij or zellij is terra cotta tilework covered with enamel in the form of chips set into plaster. It is one of the main characteristics of the Moroccan architecture. It consists of geometrical mosaics made of ceramic used mainly as an ornament for walls, ceilings, fountains, floors, pools, tables, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zellige

Riad: A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. The word comes from the Arabian term for garden, “ryad.” The ancient Roman city of Volubilis provides a reference for the beginnings of riad architecture during the rule of the Idrisid Dynasty.An important design concern was Islamic notions of privacy for women inside residential gardens.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riad_%28Morocco%29

Ksar: Ksar or Ksour is the North African Meghrebi Arabic term for “castle,” possibly loaned from Latin castrum. The original Berber (Amazigh) word for “ksar” used in North Africa is aghrem (singular) or igherman (plural). In the Maghreb, the term has a more general meaning of “fortified village,”or “fort”.

ex:  The Ksar Ait Benhaddou

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%AFt_Benhaddou

Médersa is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious.

ex: Medersa Bou Inania of Fez

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou_Inania_Madrasa

Souks: A souq or souk is an open-air marketplace or commercial quarter in a middle eastern and north african city. A souk entails the concept of a free market where vendors can command the going market price for their products

ex: Souk of Marrakech

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souks

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit the magnificent Mosque of Casablanca
  • Have a Moroccan mint tea at Café des Oudayas and enjoy both oceanfront view and Rabat’s medina view! Splendid
  • Get lost in the medina of Fez and meet the artisans making blue pottery and zellij
  • Watch the sunrise on a dune of Merzouga in the middle of the Sahara desert
  • Get pampered with an argan and jasmine oil massage in a riad of Marrakech
Destination:
Morocco
Duration:
14-Days
Group Size:
private tour, minimum 1 person
Price From:
$2500.00
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