Blue Morocco Tour, March 15-24/ 2019
Beautiful tour to include the three “Blue cities”- Chefchaouen, Fes and Essaouira.
(Also the red city of Marrakech and more)
You probably remember a beautiful photograph of the old city painted in Blue?
Feels so ancient and romantic, with the colorful flowers in pots following the alleyways or hanging on the walls or on top of them…
Or the photograph of the old style blue wooden boat in the ancient port of Essaouira?
Or the photograph of the “Bab Boujloud”= the blue gate in Fes?
The Blue color has many meanings for different people or groups.
One common belief is the blue acts as a protector from the “Evil Eye” , from bad luck or from any harm. Kinda like another form of insurance 🙂 …
Did you also know that flies, mosquitos, bees do not like the color blue?
I’m sure we will learn so much more, and feel so much deeper, and be in joy to enjoy so much more on this journey…
Day 1, Fri March 15/ 2019- Casablanca.
You will be greeted upon arriving in Mohamed V airport in Casablanca and transport to the hotel.
For the ones that arrive early am , we may arrange a visit to Mosque Hassan II, the third largest in the world, magnificent architecture and amazing artistic expressions of marble, metal, wood, ceramics, paintings and more, right on the Atlantic ocean.
We may also visit the only Jewish museum in a muslim country, in Casablanca.
We may stroll the Cornish, a walk along the Atlantic shore and enjoy at a cafe overlooking the ocean.
Or, recover from your flight at your 4* hotel.
Dinner and welcome introduction at a special restaurant.
**Dinner is included.
Day 2- Casa- Chefchaouen
After breakfast, Depart to arrive Chefchaouen.
An amazingly beautiful blue city, here is one of the online links for info:
We will take a tour of the city with a local guide and learn about the history and local life.
Dinner at our riad
In the evening we’ll have local music , which has its Andalousi, Spanish and Moroccan influences… better to save the words and just experience it 🙂
**Breakfast and Dinner included
After breakfast we’ll drive to Tangier via Tetouan.
tour guide and lunch , return to arrive Chaouen afternoon/Eve
Free time at the medina and dinner.
**Breakfast and Dinner included.
Day 4- Chaouen- Moulai Driss-Volubilis-Fes
After breakfast, depart Chefchaouen – visit Moulay Driss- The village where the Islam first arrived in Morocco in the 7th century.
From there we’ll Volubilis- an ancient Roman city that shows a basic design of a city that is used until today, with its streets, markets, water supplies, sewer under the street… and the storks on top …
From there we’ll arrive our beautiful riad in Fes, for dinner and good night.
**Breakfast and Dinner included
Undeniably fascinating, Fes stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fes is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides its walls, owing nothing to the Western world save electricity. Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path.
* After Breakfast, 9am. The morning will be spent visiting a local clay factory, beautiful products made the same way for hundreds of years, from earth to magnificent finished pieces…
- visit the worldly known Tanneries of Fes…
- break for lunch at a very special Moroccan restaurant
- and will continue to explore the Medina and shop…
- Dinner at the riad and then Aissaoua music ceremony, trance and healing.
**Breakfast and Dinner are included.
Day 6-Fes-Ourika valley-
Depart after breakfast to arrive Ourika valley for dinner.
Beautiful , green valley, the mountains with red earth, river along side of the road, berber villages all along….
We will be hosted at a beautiful accommodations on a hill, facing mountains and very calming nature.
We’ll arrive for dinner, wild Avouch music and dance and sweet night sleep.
**Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 7- Ourika valley- Essaouira
After breakfast, we’ll drive to the beautiful dreamy Blue town of Essaouira, an old port city by the Atlantic ocean.
Arrive for lunch.
Tour Guide will lead us with stories of history and Essaouira today.
We’ll have dinner by the port, simple restaurant, fresh fish of the day.
We’ll spend the night in Essaouira.
** Breakfast & Dinner included.
Day 8- Essaouira-Marrakech
After Breakfast, we’ll drive to Marrakech to arrive for lunch
Settle into our beautiful hotel, have lunch and relax by the pool for couple hrs until the weather is comfortable in the afternoon, we’ll drive for an overview of Marrakech, explore the Jamaa El Fna Square, where snake charmers, acrobats, and fortune-tellers put on a never-ending show. wild and interesting…
Option to have dinner on your own.
**Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 9- Marrakech -Essaouira- Marrakech
After breakfast, we’ll be following our guide for a tour at the medina:
We will devote our morning to the exploration of Marrakech’s many historical sites, including the 12th century Koutoubia Minaret. the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Melah’-jewish quarter …
After lunch, we will visit a Berber Pharmacy, learn about local tribal medicine, herbs , Argan oil and spices.
Have an opportunity to visit the souks, a plethora of alleyways with multicolored shops, and…
After a short rest at the hotel, we’ll get ready for dinner at a local family home where the mom and the sisters will cook for us, the man of the house usually serve us and we’ll have a short end of tour ceremony and enjoy “Dka Mrrakchia” also called “Tkitikat”- local Music of wild rhythms, trance and Humor…
**Breakfast and Lunch included.
Day 10- Marrakech- Casablanca airport.
After breakfast we’ll transport to the airport.
The time of transport depends on the earliest flight from Casablanca.
NOTE: you may book your flight back from Marrakech.
End of a wonderful journey but the inspiration and the excitement and new perspectives may be with us for life time…