Journey to Morocco with FR. BENITO TUAZON

11 Days

DATES: October 20 – 31, 2024


ITINERARY:  CASABLANCA / RABAT / CHEFCHAOUEN / FES / IFRAN / MIDELT / ERFOUD / MERZOUGA / TINGHIR / DADES / QUARZAZATE / AIT BENHADDOU / MARRAKECH

Journey to Morocco with FR. BENITO TUAZON

DATES: October 20 – 31, 2024


ITINERARY:  CASABLANCA / RABAT / CHEFCHAOUEN / FES / IFRAN / MIDELT / ERFOUD / MERZOUGA / TINGHIR / DADES / QUARZAZATE / AIT BENHADDOU / MARRAKECH

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Casablanca, we will meet the local guide at the airport. Check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. Have a guided tour of Casablanca including entrance to Mosque Hasan II – perched on the ocean, the Hassan II Mosque is Morocco’s largest mosque. Intricate in its build and design, it is crafted out of marble, wood and hand-carved stone. The minaret that points sharply into the sky, stands at 210 meters high and is the second highest in the world. Continue for a photo stop at the Royal Palace; view of Sacre Coeur Cathedral, Mohammed V, Cornice and Habouss Quarter. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Start through coach service. Drive to Rabat. Have a guided city tour including entrance to dan Oudaya Kasbah. This is one of the most unique sites in Morocco and is the first milestone of the city of Rabat. Known as a haven of tranquility, with its flower-filled little streets, Andalusian Garden and Moorish café. UNESCO recognized its significance and added it to the World Heritage Tentative List in 2016. We will also have a photo stop at Hasan II Tower, Rabat Mausoleum 2 Mohammed, and Royal Palace. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast and check-out, we will drive to Chefchaouen. Have a half-day walking tour of Chefchaouen, including a visit to Medina; photo stops at Blue Alley, Souq and Casbah. Proceed to our hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast and check out. Drive to Fes. Have a guided tour of Fes including entrance to Medersa Bou Inania. It is the most elaborate, extravagant and beautiful of all Merenid monuments. It comes close to perfection in every aspect of its construction. Its dark cedar is fabulously carved, the tilework classic, the stucco a revelation. It is also the city’s only building still in religious use that non-Muslims are permitted to enter. We will also visit Nejjarine Fountain, Mouley Driss Mausoleum dan Bab Boujloud, Karaouiyine Mosque; view of the Royal Palace and Tanneries. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast and check-out. Drive to Ifran and Midelt. Ifran is a town in Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains. It’s known for its alpine-style architecture and nearby ski slopes and forests. Midelt is a town in Morocco, in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges. It serves as the commercial center of a large agricultural hinterland. Continue driving to Erfoud – an oasis town in the Sahara Desert, in the Draa-Tafilalet region, eastern Morocco. Upon arrival, transfer by jeep 4WD to the desert dunes of the Sahara to experience a camel ride and enjoy the sunset. Proceed to the camp in Merzouga for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a guided sightseeing tour including a visit to Todra Gorge and the Valley of Dades. Transfer to your hotel in Quarzazate for check-in, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a guided city tour of Quarzazate including a visit to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and photo stop at Kasbah Taorist. Proceed to your hotel in Marrakech for check-in, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. We will have a full-day guided tour of Marracech including visits to Koutoubia Mosque, Menara Gardens; entrance to Bahia Palace - considered as one of the grand palaces of the Moroccan city of Marrakech, also known as the Red City. Created in the 19th century to commemorate the name of Minister Ahmed bin Musa’s wife – “Bahia”. Entrance to Badii Palace – also known as the “incomparable Palace”, is an architectural ensemble built at the end of the 16th century. It was built by the Saadian sultan Ahmed al-Mansur Dhahbi to celebrate the victory over the Portuguese army in 1578 in the battle of the Three Kings. We will also visit the Souks and Medina and Djemma Square. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Have lunch and some last-minute shopping before transfer to Marrakech airport for your flight back to Manila.

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Journey to Morocco with FR. BENITO TUAZON