Morocco is the Northern gateway to Africa and a fascinating country of dizzying diversity, with breathtaking scenery from epic mountain ranges, ancient cities,…
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5 Days Cultural Tour, Add-on to The Magical Morocco Birding tour
Casablanca – Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Oukaimeden - Boumalne du Dades – Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Agadir – Rabat – Fes – Chefchaouen – Rif Mountains
Casablanca Rabat- Meknes - Fes
After breakfast in the hotel and drive to Fes passing through Casablanca airport, then in Casablanca we will visit the Hassan II Mosque and a panoramic tour of Casablanca and its diverse neighborhoods. After lunch we will continue our way to Fes city on the highway passing through Rabat and Meknes.
Dinner & accommodation Fes.
Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Oukaimeden
After breakfast, we will drive up into the High Atlas Mountains and visit Oukaimeden (2600m). As we drive along the cultivated fields, we should find a good mix of resident species such as Southern Grey Shrike, Little Owl, Sardinian Warbler, Spotless Starling, Moroccan Magpie, Moussier's Redstart and House Bunting. Slightly higher up, among the rocky slopes, we will search for Blue rock Thrush and the endemic Levaillant's Green Woodpecker. When we reach the ski resort at Oukaimeden, we will check the snowline for the handsome Crimson-winged Finch. Other species here include Rock Sparrow, Black Wheatear, Alpine Accentor, Alpine Chough and Atlas Horned Lark.
The majestic Oukaimeden Valley, set inside Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, is a popular day trip from Marrakech. A lush gorge carving its way through a tableau of jagged peaks, the valley is dotted with traditional Berber villages and prehistoric rock art sites, plus it offers year-round outdoor adventures—including wintertime skiing.
Dinner and accommodation at the Atlas Mountains.
Fes Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast you will be joined by an official local guide who will show you the city and its historical monuments, “Fes El Bali the old medina”, “Al Qraouine University”, “Jewish Quarter” etc. Fes is the fourth largest city in Morocco and also used to serve as one of its former capitals during the reign of the Idrissis. You will enjoy walking its narrow streets and its huge ancient gates. The Medina of Fes, Fes el Bali is believed to be the largest car-free urban areas in the world as the people of the Medina use only mules or small motorcycles to get merchandise inside the medina.
Fes – Volubilis - Chefchaouen
After breakfast in your Riad, we will start travelling to Chefchaouen via the Roman site of Volubilis the well preserved Roman empire dating to 225 BC, where you will see the most beautiful Mosaics in Morocco dating back to 3rd century BC. Here you will have a guided tour of the site (optional) and learn a lot about the Roman Empire. After the roman ruins we leave toward Chefchaouen which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and the welcoming town nestled in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. Chefchaouen is known as "blue city" for its traditional buildings.
Dinner & accommodation in Fes.
Rabat - Casablanca Airport
After breakfast, then transfer you to the airport of Casablanca where the private trip ends
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