In the footsteps of the Moorish
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- 780 USD /person
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- Credit Card
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- 4 days
- Location Start:
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- Start time:
- 08.30 am
- End time:
- 05.30 pm
- We Speak:
- Italian, Spanish, French, English
Last updated: 11/25/2007
Please let us take you in the footsteps of the Moorish, From Tangier to fes via Chefchaouen and Tetouane, we will travel back in the time to discover the other part of the story..
Upon arrival to Tangier, Morocco, you start by exploring the magnificent Medina of Tangier.
Option Lunch; Early after noon, departure to Asilah, The fortified Portuguese city, 46 kilometers south of Tangiers, on the Atlantic coast.
Check in at your hotel in Asilah then, visit The Bab Homar, the Berber Kasbah, and the Palace of Raisouli and enjoy the relaxing ambiance and quaint beauty of the town. If visiting in August you will have the added enjoyment of the International Feztival, a month-long cultural event encompassing art exhibitions and musical performances.
Continues departure to Fezand continue an other journey south through the Rif Mountains with a possible stop in Larache, then depart to the most ancient Imperial City of Morocco, Dinner and overnight at your scheduled hotel in Fez.
After breakfast, full-day tour of the city of Fez, The Holy City of Fezis a jewel of Spanish-Arabic civilization.
Fezdoes not reveal its secrets easily.
Secretive, shadowy, they need to be discovered little by little, with reverence. Only in this way can the splendors of Medrsa architecture be fully appreciated. Only in this way will the call of the medina tempt you.
Bustling with artisans and merchants, its captivating sounds, fragrances and colors mesmerize the visitor with a constant swirl of activity. The city of Moulay Idriss 1st, sanctuary of human and moral sciences. The great A Karaouiyne University bas for eleven centuries been a religions and intellectual center whose influence bas spread far beyond the Kingdom's boundaries.
In 789, a pick-axe of silver and gold -"fas" in Arabic - was presented to Idriss 1st to use in tracing the outlines of the city. Hence the name of the city, which lies at the far eastern end of the plain of Saiss, bordered to the south by the hills outlying the Atlas Mountains.
Cradle of religions, cultural and artistic traditions, Fez, the double city, is the kingdom's spiritual capital. The Andalusia mosque, dating from the 9th century, and further embellished by successive rulers, is accessed through a mighty door of sculpted cedar. An imposing minaret decorated with green faiences crowns the Rsif Mosque. The Medersas around the Karaouiyne Mosque, former lodging houses for students coming from outside the city, attest the importance of its thousand years of history.
In the Medina, a labyrinth of sloping, winding alleyways are crammed full of stalls and workshops. This is the famed Kissaria -the commercial center. A multitude of locally produced goods are on sale in this incredible maze-cotton fabric, silk, brocade work, slippers, and many more.The craftsmen of the El Attarine souks offer the visitor a non-stop spectacle. For hundreds of years such work bas been regulated by traditional guilds, ensuring that its quality is worthy of the city. Each district has its own specialty : cobalt blue enameled pottery, carpets, wrought iron ... one looks on as the dyer stirs his yarns, steeped in their multitude of colors, as the tanner tramples his skins under an open sky -skins that the leather-worker will eventually adorn with fine gilt for book-binding.
Leaving the souks through the Boujeloud gate with its decoration of green and blue faiences, the riches contained in the wonderful Museum of Moroccan Art await one
Optional lunch at the Medina and shopping in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
After breakfast, departure to Meknes via Volubilis and Moulay Idris. This excursion embodies much of Morocco's early history - Volubilis as Its Roman provincial capital, Moulay Idris in the creation of the country's first Arab dynasty, optional lunch at Berber restaurant in the holy city of Moulay Idris, then back to Fez.
Dinner and overnight at your scheduled hotel.
Departure to Chefchaouen, picturesque Berber stronghold in the Rif Mountains.
The blue painted city offers a fabulous and chilling environment. Its interesting Moorish Medina makes it the perfect place to shop while in the North of Morocco. You will enjoy its narrow painted streets.
Chefchaouen was funded in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Rachid as a strategic point military base for the Riffian Berber to launch attacks on the Portuguese settled in Ceuta.
Chefchaouen litteraly mean "look at the peaks" as the city is located right above the peaks of the West part of the Rif Mountains.
The town as kept isolated and almost xenophobic for many centuries until the arrival of the Spaniards that took the town with its army in 1920.
During centuries the entrance on non-Muslims and non-Jewish was forbidden.
Continue to tangier via Tetouane.Evening departure to Spain.
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