Imperial Cities Of Morocco

September 2 - 9, 2023

Have you ever fancied relaxing in a traditional hammam, trekking around Sahara on a camel, roaming around in the colorful markets and admiring the royal architecture? All this, while staying in luxurious resorts, devouring the scrumptious food prepared from exotic spices and tasting local wine. Sounds right out of a dream, right?

Away from the face paced modern life, Morocco offers the ultimate getaway- a perfect blend of luxury and tradition. Let us take you around the land of colors- from Casablanca to Rabat, Meknes, Ifrane, Fes and Marrakech – 9 days of pure indulgence and relaxation.

Join The Alpha To Omega Journey To Morocco

Full Package Includes:

● Roundtrip airfare between JFK and CMN via Royal Air Morocco
● Ground transportation via minibus with English-speaking guide
● 7 nights accommodations with breakfast
● Three lunches
● Six dinners
● Professional city guide in Fes and Marrakech
● Entrance to all included sites and monuments
● Wine tasting in Meknes (Chateau Roslane)
● Djemaa el Fnaa – UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Space
● Camel trek in the Agafay Desert
● Hot Air Balloon
● Local taxes and fees

What's NOT Included:

● Beverages
● Meals not noted as included
● Snacks and incidentals
● Hotel services, such as room service or laundry service
● Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers, and performances
● Travel Insurance

Dates

September 2 - 9, 2023

Flight Details

Depart JFK via Royal Air Arrival Casablanca International Airport

Meals

Breakfast daily
Lunch (3)
Dinner (5)

Price

Land Only
Single $5255
Double $4255
Day 01:

 

○ When you are ready, you will be escorted to Rabat (about 1 hour).

Rabat, the current political capital of Morocco, and neighboring Salé were once notorious as havens to the feared Barbary pirates, who terrorized Atlantic and Mediterranean trade, capturing prisoners to hold them for ransom.

○ Check in at Tour Hassan Palace.
Rest and refresh at your hotel.
When you are ready you will have lunch at Lmrissa Restaurant.

○ As time allows, you may wish to explore Rabat this afternoon.
Visit the picturesque, labyrinthine Kasbah des Oudaias overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the lovely gardens outside  the Kasbah.

○ Further on to the ancient necropolis of Chellah. A thriving city for nearly 1,000 years, Chellah’s ruins date from the Roman through the Islamic periods and are a special favorite of bird-watchers

○ End your day, as the sun sets over the Atlantic, at the majestic Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V. It was Mohamed V who brought independence to Morocco in 1956. Revered by both Muslims and Jews alike, his bravery in the face of the occupying Vichy regime during WWII saved Moroccan Jews
from the fate of their European brethren. His son, Hassan II, who ruled Morocco for 38 years, was buried here in 1999.

○ Back at your hotel refresh and when you are ready you will be transferred to Dar Rbatia Restaurant for your Welcome Dinner.

○ Overnight: Tour Hassan Palace

Day 02:

Breakfast at your hotel and early departure.

Head of to Chefchaouen and explore this charming town which is punctuated with blue buildings and features a notable Medina.

Lunch at Casa Hassan.
Head inland to Fes. Total driving today is about five hours (plus stops).
Upon arrival, check in at Palais Faraj.
Dinner at Palais Faraj.

Overnight: Palais Faraj.

Day 3:

○ Visit the Attarine, one of the city’s most impressively beautiful medersas. It has been newly reopened after four years of careful restoration.

○ Visit the Dar Batha Museum, which has a particularly impressive pottery collection dating to the16th century.

○ See the stunning gates of the Royal Palace.
Dinner at La Maison Blanche.

○ Overnight: Falais Faraj.

Les Celliers de Meknes winery
Les Celliers de Meknes winery
Al-Quaraouiyine University
Al-Quaraouiyine University
Day 4:
○ Meknes was once home to a thriving Jewish community. You may wish to visit the aging Talmud Torah in the Jewish Quarter and the new mellah (Meknes had two of them: the original and the 20th century new mellah).

○ Visit the vineyard of Chateau Roslane with its nearly 2000 hectares, the only wine château in the Moroccan landscape. This magical estate is worth the detour. Combining tradition and modernity, this heritage of the great, late Brahim Zniber, is a real cathedral dedicated to wine. Time for Wine Tasting and lunch after visiting the Château Roslane. They say that once at this idyllic place, we realize that Morocco too, produces very high quality wines.

○ Hit the highway again to Marrakech. Check in at Jnane Tamsna. Welcome dinner at Jnane Tamsna.

○ Overnight: Jnane Tamsna
Day 05:

○ Visit the opulent Saadien Tombs, the mausoleum of a great dynasty which once ruled North Africa.
This treasure was lost until the beginning of the 20th century when aerial photographs of the medina revealed its existence.

○ The Musee de Marrakech is housed in the sumptuous, 19th-century Mnebhi Palace. Visit Dar El Bacha Museum, a beautiful moorish architecture and the diversity of different identities(Jews,
Muslims, Romans). There where you can enjoy an amazing Coffee selection from different parts of the world.

○ Explore the colorful souks (marketplaces) of Marrakech. Each trade – spices, carpets, jewelry, enamel, copper, brass, and cedar – is situated in its unique quarter. You might see villagers bringing in their hand-made rugs to sell to the merchants, or observe artisans hand-tooling crafts the way it has been done for centuries.

Dinner at Al Fassia.

○ Overnight: Jnane Tamsna

Agafay Desert Trip
Blue City Morocco
Day 06:

○ Today, it provides ever-changing entertainment for Moroccans and foreigners alike, reaching its climax at sunset when the square is alive with storytellers, healers, snake charmers, acrobats, and countless food stalls. Walk through the square to experience its intensity and then perhaps enjoy the view from the terrace of a rooftop café. 

○ The entire Djemaa el Fnaa has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Space (one of only a handful in the world), due to its unique role in transmitting oral history and tradition from one generation to another.
Dinner reservation at Dar Sokkar.

○ Overnight: Saadi Palace

Day 07:

Breakfast at your hotel.

In the morning let s start the fashion tour in the New Town with all the outstanding galleries, antiques and fancy shops.
After lunch at Catanzaro drive back to the hotel relax and refresh.
Be ready to explore an amazing desert experience at the close Agafay desert, 45 minutes drive from Marrakech.

Please wear comfortable shoes and long pants.
For those who are interested in Quad Biking there is a possibility to enjoy.

Dinner at Agafay including Moroccan Entertainment.

Overnight: Saadi Palace

Old City Morocco
morocco hot air balloon
Day 08:

Very early wake up call for the sunrise experience with the Hot Air Balloon. After this memorable ride enjoy a nice Berber breakfast in a berber tent.

Drive back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure for golf, spa treatments incl. hammam experience, massages etc.
Open option: car and guide are at your disposal for the ones who want to go back to enjoy the souk.

At 7pm get ready for your Farewell Dinner at Jad Mahal.

Overnight: Saadi Palace

Day 09:

You will be escorted to the Airport for your departing flight

departure flight