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12-DAY FARM-TO-TABLE FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE

PRESENTED BY SALWA, YOUR LOCAL DESIGNER

EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

  • Escape from the bustling city day and learn how to cook a Moroccan meal while enjoying the countryside
  • Discover the secrets of Moroccan gastronomy and be initiated into one of the best cuisines in the world.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Domaine Val D’argan including wine tasting
  • Taste different kinds of organic Moroccan goats cheese at a local farm
OVERVIEW

Travel to Morocco and discover the best of the country’s attractions, wineries and cooking workshops from Casablanca to Essaouira with cultural and gastronomic highlights!

On this Morocco holiday, you’ll travel from the highest Atlas Mountains to the seaside of Essaouira, through the imperial cities of Marrakesh, Fes and Meknes. From the oldest imperial town of Fes to the diverse, colourful souks of Marrakesh, the rich history and natural beauty of Morocco awaits.

Observe the smooth harmony between old and new demonstrated in architecture and way of living and learn about the Moroccan cuisine and wineries in the most traditional ways!

Day 1: Welcome to Casablanca!
Day 2: Explore Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Day 3: Rabat to Chefchaouen
Day 4: Travel to Meknes, Wine Tasting in Volubilia & Onwards to Fes
Day 5: Explore Fes
Day 6: Goats Cheese Tasting & Free Time in Fes
Day 7: Fes to Marrakesh via Beni Mellal & Food Tasting at Jemaa El-Fna Square
Day 8: Explore the Wonders of Marrakesh
Day 9: Premium Moroccan Cooking Class in Orty Gardens
Day 10: Travel to Essaouira With Winery Lunch & Tasting on the Way
Day 11: Special Cooking Class in Essaourira & Travel Back to Casablanca
Day 12: Departure Day

DURATION
12 days, 11 nights

DESTINATIONS
Morocco: Marrakesh-Safi,
Marrakesh, Essaouira, FezMeknès, Fes, Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Chefchaouen, Ounagha, Beni-Mellal, Ait Sebaa

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Ph: 6123 0567
Unit 8A/141 Flemington Road Mitchell ACT 2911

INCLUDED

– 11 nights accommodation
– 21 activities
– 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
– Airport transfer
– Entrance fees
– Ground transportation
– Licensed English speaking guides

EXCLUDED

– Domestic flights
– Travel insurance
– International flights
– Entry visas / airport departure tax
– Alcohol beverages
– Gratuities
– Personal expenses
– Laundry
– Trekking permits

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CASABLANCA!
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Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you’ll be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel to check-in and begin your Morocco holiday. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to relax after your journey or to explore the city on your own – the choice is yours. In the evening, you’ll have dinner at the hotel.

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Minivan

13:00 to 14:00

From: Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport
To: Hôtel Kenzi Towe

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Hotel Kenzi Tower

14:00 check-in
10:00 check-out (Day 2)
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The Kenzi Tower Hotel is a true emblem of Morocco that asserts its stunning position in the 28 storey B tower of the Twin Center of Casablanca.

Since 2009, the luxury hotel impresses with its size, the magic of its sight and the quality of its services. Its luxurious comfort and the elegance of its decoration make it Casablanca’s top address of customised service and excellence.

The 237 rooms and suites of the Kenzi Tower Hotel combine customised elegance with modern interior design, unrivalled comfort and a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the sea.

The 5-star hotel is located in the trendiest and most vibrant downtown setting of Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital. Ideal for browsing in the shops and only half an hour away from the Mohamed V International airport, the hotel is the perfect place to stay whether you are here for business or pleasure.

Address: Hôtel Kenzi Tower, Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni,
Casablanca, Morocco

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Free Time in Casablanca

15:00 to 18:00
3 hours

Explore the economic and business centre of Morocco, with winding streets that ooze tradition with a twist of modernity.  You’ll find the old medina, nearby, which is well worth a wander around to do a little shopping or soak up the vibes of Morocco’s market life. When visiting the city, you simply cannot ignore the added element of the fishing port, which contributes greatly to the atmosphere of the city.

Address: Casablanca, Morocco

DAY 2: EXPLORE CASABLANCA & TRAVEL TO RABAT
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This morning, you’ll head out on a city tour of Casablanca visiting the United Nations Place, the Habbous Quarter, the Mehkam (court), the residential area of Anfa and the Hassan II Mosque. You’ll then travel to Rabat, the capital of the kingdom, where you’ll head out on another city tour to visit the Hassan Tower, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the medina and the Remparts of the Meshouar surrounding the royal palace.

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Casablanca City Tour

10:00 to 12:00
2 hours

Today, you’ll explore the landmarks and iconic monuments of Casablanca, the business capital of Morocco. With a local guide, you’ll visit the exterior of the great Hassan II Mosque, Mohamed V Square, the United Nations Place, the Habous sector and the residential area of Anfa.

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Address: Casablanca, Morocco

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Habous

10:30 to 11:00
30 minutes

A unique area in Morocco, the Habous area offers one of the most picturesque aspects of Casablanca. Locally known as the New Medina, found just behind the Royal Palace, the quarter of the city was born with the urban plan launched by French General Lyautey during the 1930’s in a
response to the housing crisis. As a result, there is a strikingly beautiful blend of French and Moroccan architecture that adds another dimension to the atmosphere of Casablanca. Today, you’ll find its winding streets uncover stunning architecture that has become home to upmarket restaurants
and vintage boutiques.

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Address: Habbous, Casablanca 20250, Morocco

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Hassan II Mosque

11:15 to 11:45
30 minutes

The largest in the country, Hassan II Mosque is a momentous dedication to the Islamic religion. Its 60-storey-high minaret is topped with a laser, which points to Mecca, the birthplace of the prophet Muhammed – it is the tallest minaret in the world. Looking out to the ocean, the mosque is partially built on the seabed, creating a picturesque place of worship that over 100,000 people can come to pray in. The mosque is a sublime piece of Moroccan architecture that defines the grandeur of the style. It is estimated that 6,000 artists spent 5 years creating the traditional Moroccan designs that make up the mosque. The artists used marbles, granites, wood, plaster mould to make the great mosaic of all; the complex that is the Hassan II Mosque.

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Address: Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco

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Minivan

12:30 to 13:45

From: Casablanca
To: Rabat

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Riad Dar El Kebira

14:00 check-in
09:00 check-out (Day 3)
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Located a couple of minutes from each other, a few metres from the Consuls street and the Kasbah des Oudayas, Riad Dar El Kebira and Dar El Kebira Salam are luxury Riads reinvented to welcome guests looking for tranquillity and comfort in the purest of Moroccan traditions. These two Riads are the jewellery of Arab-Andalusian architecture but completely restored and refurbished with all modern comforts. The smallest details are designed to create a living space that delivers luxury and refinement where each guest becomes a privileged host.

Address: Riad Dar El Kebira, Rabat, Morocco

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Hassan Tower

14:15 to 15:15
1 hour

Situated in the capital city of Rabat, Hassan tower is the minaret of an incomplete mosque. Construction began in 1195 and was intended to the the world’s largest minaret along with the mosque, also as the world’s largest. However, the death of Sultan Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur in 1199 halted the construction at 44 metres, 42 metres short of what it was intended to be. The mosque was also left incomplete with only the beginnings of several walls and 348 columns constructed. The Hassan Tower along with the incomplete mosque and the modern Mausoleum of Mohammed V form an important historical and tourist complex in Rabat.

Address: Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Morocco

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Mausoleum of Mohammed V

15:30 to 16:30
1 hour

Facing the Hassan Tower, standing tall on the Yacoub alMansour esplanade, is the mausoleum of late Mohammed V. Completed in 1971, it contains the tombs of the Moroccan King and his two sons, late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its white silhouette, detailed features and topped by a traditional green tiled roof; green being the symbolic colour of Islam as within the holy scripture the Quran, it is associated with Paradise.

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Address: Rabat, Morocco

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Kasbah of the Oudayas

16:30 to 17:30
1 hour

Along the Bou Regreg River, the Kasbah of the Oudayas was built in the 12th century, during the reign of the Almohad Caliphate. When the Almohads had seized Rabat and destroyed the Kasbah of the Almoravid Dynasty in the town, they began to reconstruct it between AH 544 and AD 1150. With the addition of a palace and a mosque, it was renamed it al-Mahdiyya, after their ancestor al-Mahdi Ibn Tumart. The Kasbah is now largely abandoned. You will have the opportunity to visit the old-fashioned Moorish gardes, stop in a traditional coffee house for mint
tea, and in between, explore the Oudaya museum of tribal arts and crafts where you will be introduced to traditional Berber textiles.

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Address: Rabat, Morocco

DAY 3: RABAT TO CHEFCHAOUEN
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This morning, after breakfast, you’ll depart for the famous blue city of Chefchaouen, noted for being one of Morocco’s most picturesque towns. This is a holy city with some 20 mosques and sanctuaries. For most travellers though, Chefchaouen’s chief appeal is in its incredibly photogenic streets with the white-and-blue-washed houses. Upon arrival, you’ll have some free time to explore the old medina and have lunch before you check into your hotel.

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Minivan

09:00 to 12:00

From: Rabat
To: Chefchaouen

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Free Time in Chefchaouen

12:00 to 17:00
5 hours

Perched below the peaks of the Rif Mountains at 600 metres above sea level, Chefchaouen is more commonly known as the ‘Blue City’. The entire city is washed in all shades of blue making it one of the most sought after destinations in Morocco. One of Morocco’s prettiest towns, this mountain town feels as though you have entered a different world. Whilst in Chefchaouen, you should make sure to use your free time to visit the old medina, a delightful mix of Moroccan and Andalusian influence with its red-tiled roofs, narrow lanes and bright-blue buildings.

Address: Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Dar Echchaouen

14:00 check-in
09:00 check-out (Day 4)
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Situated near the Medina of Chefchaouen, Dar Echchaouen is set against a backdrop of mountains which can be admired from the outdoor swimming pool and sundeck. Dar Echchaouen’s inviting rooms and suites provide you with all the modern comforts you need set against a background of typical local Moroccan crafts. Chefchoauen food is often considered some of Morocco’s best and at Dar Echchaouen, you can enjoy this unique cuisine characterised by delicious couscous, tagines innumerable, pastilla and mechoui.

Address: Dar Echchaouen, Chefchaouen, Morocco

DAY 4: TRAVEL TO MEKNES, WINE TASTING IN VOLUBILIA & ONWARDS TO FES
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After breakfast, you’ll leave for Meknes, a city known as the Moroccan Versailles, founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. You’ll visit the Bab Mansour, the most preserved gate in Morocco, Royal Stables and the Old Medina. You’ll then head into the wine region of Morocco where you’ll visit the famous Domaine de la Zouina’s, a 63-hectare vineyard that produces some of Morocco’s best wines, for a wine tasting. You’ll then continue to Fes for the evening.

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Minivan

09:00 to 12:00

From: Chefchaouen
To: Meknes

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Meknes

12:30 to 14:30
2 hours

You will visit Meknes, this city known as « the Moroccan Versailles » which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. The sightseeing of Meknes will include Bab Mansour,the most preserved gate in Morocco, Royal stables and the old medina.

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Address: Meknes, Morocco

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Volubilia-Domaine de la Zouina

15:00 to 17:00
2 hours

Domaine de la Zouina’s Wines is a 63-hectare vineyard that produces some of Morocco’s best wines. For a long time, the renowned vineyards of Volubilia have been the centre of the wine industry in Morocco. Today, you’ll visit the vineyards of Domaine de la Zouina and enjoy a wine
tasting of four signature Moroccan wines.

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Address: Commune d’Aït Bourzouine BP63 Boufekrane، ناسم 51000, Morocco

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Minivan

17:00 to 18:00

From: Meknes
To: Fes

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Riad Salam Fes

18:00 check-in
09:00 check-out (Day 7)
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Riad Salam Fes is an authentic and luxurious riad with swimming pool. With its zen and chic atmosphere, it will make you live a unique experience for an unforgettable stay! A guesthouse located in a quiet corner of the medina of Fes, this beautifully restored residence has eight sumptuous suites and two bedrooms, all presenting the work of the craftsmen of Fes. Riad Salam is undoubtedly the most romantic Riad in Fes,
with its ceilings carved in cedarwood, mosaic floors and complex plaster. Riad Salam offers you a panoramic view of the medina of Fes and the Atlas mountains. For moments of rest and relaxation, Riad Salam offers its customers a private spa experience, with authentic hammam and relaxing massages.

Address: Riad Salam fes, Derb Ziat, Fes, Morocco

DAY 5: EXPLORE FES
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After breakfast, you’ll head straight out to enjoy a Moroccan patisserie class with a professional local pastry chef. After lunch on your own, you’ll meet your guide for an afternoon tour of the medieval section of town known as the Medina. You’ll visit the Medersa Bou Inania, the outside of the Karaouine Mosque, the Nejjarine Fountain, the market, the famous leather tanneries quarter and the legendary souks with varied colours for crafts and bargains.

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Moroccan Patisserie Class

09:30 to 11:30
2 hours

Learn how to make Moroccan patisserie with a professional chef. Moroccan pastries are usually not too heavy and made with nuts, often almonds and Using local ingredients including orange blossom water, rose water, almonds and dates in many of the recipes. The sweet treats here are irresistible and plentiful!

Address: Fez, Morocco

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Bou Inania Madrasa

13:30 to 14:00
30 minutes

Bou Inania is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Marinid architecture. With the advice from the leaders of Al-Qarawiyyin, Abou Inan, the last Sultan of the Marinid dynasty built the madrasa, it was the last building to be erected during the ruling of this dynasty, named after the sultan. Upon completion, the madrasa was used as an educational centre and a congregational mosque; this is the reason that this madrasa became the only one to have a minaret, from which worshippers are called to prayer. The madrasa was, and still is, highly regarded as a Great Mosque. In spite of its reverence, it’s one of the few religious sites that non-Islamic visitors can enter. Found opposite the Bou Inania Madrasa is the Dar al-Magana, a hydraulic clock that was built in conjunction with the madrasa.

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Address: Madrasa Bou Inania, Rue Talaa Sghira, Fes, Morocco

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University of Al-Qarawiyyin

14:00 to 15:00
1 hour

The University, also one of the most highly revered places of worship in the country, is the oldest existing continually operating university in the world. The institution has been recognised by both UNESCO and Guinness World Records The grand building was founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859 with another associated school. The building soon became one of the most notable spiritual and educational centres of the Islamic Golden Age, the first in the Islamic world. The university focuses its studies and historical texts on Islamic religious and scientific laws, alongside traditional Arabic linguistics and the study of ancient Sunni law. The architecture of the building has had many additions since it’s first construction over 1000 years ago, its original size was around 30 metres long, maintaining a rather simplistic design comparative to other Moroccan structures. However, the minaret was the first of its kind, forming the design and structure that is echoed throughout northern Africa.
Al-Qarawiyyin is the central point of focus for religious activity in Fes; it has been established through tradition that the mosques of Fes must hear the call to prayer from AlQarawiyyin before sounding their own call to prayer.

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Address: Karaouiyne, Fès, Morocco

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Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts

Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts
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Situated in Fes el Bali, the old medina quarter in the city of Fes, the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts also known as Funduq al-Najjariyyin, is a building that was once used by merchants, traders and visitors to the city of Fes, providing a storage place for their goods, whilst they took lodgings on the floors above. Now renovated to a museum, the central courtyard is reached through a monumental entrance of 5 metres tall and 3 metres wide, framed by a facade of floral and geometric designs and tilework. The central courtyard is surrounding by a three-storey gallery which gives access to other rooms. Restored between 1990 and 1996, the building is now home to a diverse collection of wooden artefacts such as prayer beads, craftsmen’s tools, chests and musical instruments, all beautifully presented. If you climb the final flight of stairs to the rooftop, you’ll be greeted with a wonderful view over the city of Fes.

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Address: Place an-Nejjarine, Fès, Morocco

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Chouara Tannery

16:00 to 17:00
1 hour

One of three in the city of Fes, Chouara Tannery is the largest and was built in the 11th century. Located in Fes el Bali, the oldest medina quarter of the city, Chouara Tannery continues to run as it did in the early centuries, but today it is considered one of the main tourist attractions in the city. The tanneries are filled with round stone vessels which are filled with dye or white liquids for softening the hides. The leather products produced in Chouara Tannery are exported around the world. With processes that have changed very little since medieval times, one of the first things you will notice about the Chouara Tannery is the pungent smell which offers a unique insight into the natural process which results in world-class leather.

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Address: Tanneries Chouara, Fes, Morocco

DAY 6: GOATS CHEESE TASTING & FREE TIME IN FES
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After breakfast, you’ll head out of the city to visit the 12.5- hectare farm, Les Domaine de la Pommeraie, which produces a varied range of organic Morocco goat cheese as well as honey with multiple aromas, aromatic and medicinal plants. You will be invited to taste different kinds of goat cheese which are produced using an ancient Amazigh (Berber) method of fermentation. In the afternoon, you’ll return to Fes and have the rest of the day free to spend as you wish.

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Minivan

09:00 to 12:00

From: Riad Salam fes
To: Le Domaine De La Pommeraie

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Le Domaine De La Pommeraie

10:00 to 11:00
1 hour

Les Domaine de la Pommeraie a 12.5-hectare farm which produces a varied range of organic Morocco goat cheese as well as honey with multiple aromas, aromatic and medicinal plants aromatic After a visit of the site, you will be invited to taste different kinds of goat cheese which are produced using an ancient Amazigh (Berber) method of fermentation.

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Address: Rue Aïn Chifa, Ait Sebaa, Morocco

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Fes

14:00 to 19:00
5 hours

In a country famed for its historical imperial cities, Fes steals the show. The oldest and arguably the most impressive, Fes is an explosion of vibrant colours, sounds and smells. You can lose yourself in Fes’ maze of medieval streets of its medina (or old city) which is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether you want to explore the city more or simply shop for the most beautiful souvenirs to take home, Fes will provide you will plenty to do. Known for its colourful souks, ancient atmosphere and beautiful architecture, Fes’ vibrancy is infectious. You may
want to visit the 14th-century schools of Bou Inania and Al Attarine, both of which are decorated with elaborate cedar carvings and ornate tile work.

Address: Fes 30050, Morocco

DAY 7: FES TO MARRAKESH VIA BENI MELLAL & FOOD TASTING AT JEMAA EL-FNA SQUARE
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After breakfast, you’ll leave for Marrakesh crossing the Middle Atlas passing through Immouzer, Azrou and Ifrane, a charming ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest. You’ll stop at Beni-Mellal to enjoy a moment of relaxation and some lunch. Slowly Marrakesh will appear as the red earth of the country begins contrasting with the clear blue sky and the eternal green palms. Upon arrival, you’ll head straight to Jemaa El Fna Square for a food tasting tour.

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Minivan

09:00 to 17:30

From: Fes
To: Marrakesh

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Beni-Mellal

13:00 to 15:00
2 hours

Situated in the foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains, BeniMellal is one of the most important cities in central Morocco. Rich with history and monuments, the city overlooks the  plains of Tadla on the crossroads between the imperial cities of Fes and Marrakesh. The city walls date back to the period of Moulay Ismail in 1688, as does the 17th-century Kasbah Bel-Kush which marks the entrance to the city. However, much of the rest of the city is modern. Textile manufacturingas well as local agricultural farming form the backbone of the city. The city is dominated by an important castle, Tighremtian Berber Kasbah, whose strategic position on the top of a mountain summit offers beautiful panoramic views of BeniMellal and beyond.

Address: Beni-Mellal, Morocco

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Minivan

17:30 to 20:00

From: Marrakesh
To: Jemaa el-Fna

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Jemaa El-Fna Food Tasting Tour

17:45 to 19:45
2 hours

Jemaa El-Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh’s medina quarter (old city). It remains the main square of Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists.  During the day, it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, water sellers with traditional leather water-bags and brass cups, youths with chained Barbary apes and snake charmers despite the protected status of these species under Moroccan law. As the day progresses, the entertainment on offer changes: the snake charmers depart, and late in the day the square becomes more crowded, with Chleuh dancing-boys, storytellers (telling their tales in Berber or Arabic, to an audience of locals), magicians, and peddlers of traditional medicines. As darkness falls, the square fills with dozens of food-stalls as the number of people on the square peaks. From 5pm each afternoon, the square is transformed with up to 50 food stalls which freshly cook a whole range of local foods and specialities. The food stalls in the market are licensed to cook and sell food. Additionally, most of them have been working in the square for many years, being handed down in the family for generations.

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Address: Jamaâ El-Fna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

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Riad Karmela

20:00 check-in
09:00 check-out (Day 10)
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Riad Karmela is a collection of riads and guest houses of  different size, style and price but which are operated by the owner, Joel. Joel is a former hotelier and practised his profession in Europe for over 20 years. He opened the Riad Karmela in October 2006. Riad Karmela has a spirit of authenticity with the use of traditional typical construction materials like zellij, tadelakt, carved cedarwood, stucco, painted wood, adobe walls plus adaptation standards of contemporary comfort and especially the quality of service delivery in the spirit of traditional hospitality. Riad Karmela Marrakesh remains the main house with eight spacious rooms, nine Junior Suites and two apartments that can each accommodate five people. The small Riad Karmela dinners are served either in the main Karmela patio during the winter or on the terrace in the month of May.

Address: Riad karmela, Derb El Feranne Azbetz, Marrakesh, Morocco

DAY 8: EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF MARRAKESH
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This morning, you’ll head out for a guided tour of Marrakesh, the second-oldest imperial city known as the “Pearl of the South”. You’ll visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Museum. After lunch, you’ll be free to explore Marrakesh as you wish. You can visit the souks with their maze of colourful alleys and small squares. As evening approaches, you can head to the famous Jemaa El-Fna Square with its fire-eaters, fortune tellers, street musicians and snake charmers.

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Koutoubia Mosque

09:30 to 09:45
15 minutes

The largest mosque in Marrakesh, Koutoubia Mosque is also known by several other names, such as Jami’ al-Kutubiyah, Kutubiya Mosque, Kutubiyyin Mosque, and Mosque of the Booksellers.  Found in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh, the mosque is ornamented with curved windows, a band of ceramic inlay, pointed merlons, and decorative arches; it has a large plaza with gardens and is floodlit at night, casting a dramatic light over the mosque. The most notable, and essential feature for all mosques, is the minaret, where you will hear the sound of the call to prayer echoing throughout the city 5 times per day. The design is particularly magnificent, its facade is undoubtedly one of the most photographed motifs of the city.

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Address: Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakesh, Morocco

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Bahia Palace

10:15 to 11:15
1 hour

Surrounded by gardens, the Bahia Palace was built in the late 19th century. Intended to be the greatest palace of its time, its name translates to ‘brillance palace’ in English. As with other buildings of the period in Morocco, it was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Today, it stands as one of the most beautiful and extensive structures in Morocco. The palace expands over eight hectares of land and is one of the largest and most luxurious palaces of its time. Standing as a fine example of Morrocan architecture, it is one of the major monuments of the Morroco’s cultural heritage and top tourist spot.

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Address: 38 masira 2 Bloc -C, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

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Dar Si Said

11:15 to 12:15
1 hour

Dar Si Said is a historic late 19th-century palace and presentday museum in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built between 1894 and 1900 by Si Sa’id, a vizier and the brother of Ba Ahmad ibn Musa, the Grand Vizier and effective ruler of Morocco during the same period under Sultan Abdelaziz.

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Address: 8 Rue de la Bahia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

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Marrakesh Souk

13:30 to 15:30
2 hours

The Marrakesh Souk is located in the very heart of the Medina, just north of Jemaa al-Fna. In this souk (traditional market), you can find many exotic items like babouches, lanterns, tagines, bouchnikha’s, carpets and leather goods in addition to the local fruits, vegetables and spices. It is the perfect place to pick up a few souvenirs or some spices to take home with you to reinvent the Moroccan dishes you’ve been sampling.

Address: Rue Bab Ahmar, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

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Jemaa el-Fna

16:00 to 18:00
2 hours

There is nowhere in Morocco like the Jemaa el Fna Square – a surprise on every corner, you’ll want to keep coming back for more. By day, most of the souk is a large open space, where a handful of snake charmers bewitched their cobras with flutes, traditional pharmacists in the north-east of the square display cures and elixirs, and dentists, with fearsome claws, release the pain from sufferers. Not a pleasant sight, but a spectacle, nonetheless! As dusk approaches the scene begins to change, people come out for a walk and the place fills up little-by-little – it becomes  carnival all of the storytellers, acrobats, musicians and artists. Wandering down row-upon-row of performers and you will soon be immersed in the ritual: crouching in the midst of spectator circles, giving a dirham or two as thanks for their performance, you’ll find hours pass by so quickly. If you want a break, you can walk to the rooftop terraces, such as the Grand Balcon Café, for a view of the square and a birdseye view of the action.

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Address: Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco

DAY 9: PREMIUM MOROCCAN COOKING CLASS IN ORTY GARDENS
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After breakfast, you will escape to a nearby organic farm to learn how to prepare and cook a Moroccan meal while enjoying the non-touristy countryside. Upon arrival, you will be taken around the organic farm and welcomed with a mint tea along with a demonstration of how to prepare traditional Moroccan tea. Then, you’ll learn to cook Moroccan food in the fresh organic farm in an open space. You’ll make bread, three types of tagine, couscous with vegetables, three kinds of salads and a dessert.

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Minivan

09:00 to 09:30

From: Marrakesh
To: ATELIER DE CUISINE CHEF TARIK ORTY

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Atelier de Cuisine Chef Tarik Orty Garden

09:30 to 14:30
5 hours

Today, you are the chef! Escape from the bustling city day and come and learn how to prepare and cook a Moroccan meal while enjoying the nontouristy countryside relaxation. The garden is located about 29 kilometres from the city of Marrakesh. Upon arrival, you will be taken around the organic farm and welcomed with a bio mint tea along with a demonstration of how to prepare traditional Moroccan tea. As you explore the organic farm, you’ll enjoy a spices workshop. Then, you’ll learn to cook Moroccan food in the fresh organic farm in an open space. You’ll make bread, three types of tagine, couscous with vegetables, three kinds of salads and a dessert. You’ll then take a short walk to the village and enjoy your lunch there with the meals you have prepared as well as a surprise gift from the chef – an ‘Orty Box’ filled with olive oil, argan oil, honey, Amlou and olives, as well as a certificate of Organic Vegetable Garden Orty-CT plus apron and chef’s hat.

Address: ATELIER DE CUISINE CHEF TARIK ORTY, Morocco

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Dar Si Said

11:15 to 12:15
1 hour

Dar Si Said is a historic late 19th-century palace and presentday museum in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built between 1894 and 1900 by Si Sa’id, a vizier and the brother of Ba Ahmad ibn Musa, the Grand Vizier and effective ruler of Morocco during the same period under Sultan Abdelaziz.

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Address: 8 Rue de la Bahia, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

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Private Driver

14:30 to 15:00

From: ATELIER DE CUISINE CHEF TARIK ORTY
To: Marrakesh

DAY 10: TRAVEL TO ESSAOUIRA WITH WINERY LUNCH & TASTING ON THE WAY
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After breakfast, continue your Morocco holiday as you set off west to Essaouira, a picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast which is a 3.5-hour drive from Marrakesh. This charming town was always an important port and it also became a haven for artists and musicians from all over the world. You will visit an argancooperative on the way and stop for lunch at Domaine Val D’argan which will include a wine tasting. The afternoon will be devoted to exploring Essaouira on your own.

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Minivan

09:00 to 12:30

From: Marrakesh
To: Essaouira

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Le Domaine du Val d’Argan

13:00 to 16:00
3 hours

Domaine du Val d’Argan winery was created in 1994 by Charles Mélia, a Frenchman whose family own Font du Loup in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. He is now producing a very respectable range of Moroccan whites and reds. Having established a vineyard in a region where summer temperatures can stick in the mid-40s, this determined Frenchman has gone on to build a series of guest rooms around a pool and a restaurant on the first floor above the winery. Enjoy lunch at Domaine Val D’argan including wine tasting.

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Address: Ounagha, Morocco

13

Riad Mimouna

16:00 check-in
09:00 check-out (Day 11)
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The Mimouna is a traditional riad close to the ocean, located near the main historical sites. Wireless Internet (WiFi) is available, and our sunny terraces, admire the medina and ocean. The Mimouna is a traditional riad close to the ocean, located near the main historical sites in Essaouira. From the beautiful sunny terraces, you can admire the medina and ocean. The riad boasts 36 rooms and suites where you will find the expert craftsmen of Essaouira. Each room has a different design with carved wooden furniture or wrought iron decorated with Berber carpets. In the evening, the riad offers traditional Moroccan cuisine to share in a large room of the patio or sea view terrace restaurant.

Address: Riad Mimouna, Rue Koweit, Essaouira, Morocco

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Essaouira

16:00 to 18:00
2 hours

A laid-back town, perfect for a beach escape from the city, Essaouira that oozes charms, from quaint harbour-side houses to the maze of market stalls, Essaouira was formerly known as a trading port for the Portuguese. Today, it attracts artists with its beauty, and tourists for its picture-postcard harbour  and inviting beaches. Strolling around the markets, terraced restaurants of the town, you’ll find Essaouira is a haven for travellers, with stunning food, beautiful architecture and a well-deserved opportunity to take some rest at the beach.

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Address: Essaouira, Morocco

DAY 11: SPECIAL COOKING CLASS IN ESSAOURIRA & TRAVEL BACK TO CASABLANCA
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After breakfast, you’ll head to l’Atelier Madada at the entrance of the medina, which welcomes you in a former almond warehouse under its stone arches. Supervised by the professionalteam, you’ll discover the secrets of Moroccan gastronomy, one of the best cuisines in the world. In a friendly and casual atmosphere, the workshop will teach you how to prepare a traditional meal that you could then easily reproduce for your friends and family. You’ll then travel to Casablanca.

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l’Atelier Madada

09:00 to 12:45
3 hours 45 minutes

At the entrance of the medina, in a former almond warehouse, l’Atelier Madada welcomes you under its stone arches. In small groups and supervised by the professional team, a cook and a trilingual presenter, come discover the secrets of Moroccan gastronomy and be initiated into the delights of one of the best cuisines in the world.In a friendly and casual atmosphere, the half-day workshops will teach you how to prepare a full traditional meal that you could then easily reproduce for your friends and family. Tajines, couscous, pastillas or gazelle horns would no longer be a mystery for you. At the conclusion of the course, you will gather in the oriental lounge for the tasting of the prepared dishes.

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Address: Essaouira, Morocco

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Minivan

12:45 to 16:00

From: Essaouira
To: Casablanca

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Hotel Kenzi Tower

16:00 check-in
10:00 check-out (Day 12)
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The Kenzi Tower Hotel is a true emblem of Morocco that asserts its stunning position in the 28 storey B tower of the Twin Center of Casablanca. Since 2009, the luxury hotel impresses with its size, the magic of its sight and the quality of its services. Its luxurious comfort and the elegance of its decoration make it Casablanca’s top address of customised service and excellence.

The 237 rooms and suites of the Kenzi Tower Hotel combine customised elegance with modern interior design, unrivalled comfort and a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the sea. The 5-star hotel is located in the trendiest and most vibrant downtown setting of Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital. Ideal for browsing in the shops and only half an hour away from the Mohamed V International airport, the hotel is the perfect place to stay whether you are here for business or pleasure.

Address: Hôtel Kenzi Tower, Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Casablanca, Morocco

DAY 12: DEPARTURE DAY
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After breakfast, your driver will pick you up and take you to Casablanca Airport ahead of your departing flight. We hope to see you back for another Morocco holiday soon!.

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Private Driver

10:00 to 11:00

From: Casablanca
To: Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

SALWA, THE LOCAL DESIGNER

Hi. My name is Salwa. Traveling has always been my passion – organizing travel for myself and my friends has always brought me joy. This passion has led me to switch careers, from international trade, organizing goods shipments to organizing travel plans. This was a daring move, but I had to do it because I had to do something I love, something that brings me the most passion. I work with a fabulous team and we always do our absolute best for our clients. Making sure that you have a fantastic and memorable trip is our top priority.

Remember – to travel, is, to live.

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COVERAGE
Morocco

BASED IN
Casablanca, Morocco

EXPERTISE
Adventure, Culture & Arts, Food & Drink, Outdoors & Nature, Sightseeing

LANGUAGES
English, French, Arabic, Korean