The following round journey will take us in an amizing exploration from the central north to its peak point( including a tour of the blue city of Morocco, Chefchaouen).
Day 1: Fez voulubilis Moulay Driss Meknes
We will set off our expedition to Volubilis , Moulay Driss, Meknes and back to Fez.
Throughout this excursion you will discover the awesome of the remnant of the Roman City of Volubilis which was Founded in the 3rd century BC, after a quick break in a fabulous scenery in Oulad Shaker reservoir.
The site was ultimately pinpointed as that of ancient city of Volubilis until the end of 19th century.
About half of the site was quarried,bringing to light fine mosaics particularly during French colonization in Morocco. Furthermore some of high-status buildings were renovated.
Nowadays this touristic resort has become a UNISCO World Heritage.
The next station will be Moulay Driss where there is the mausoleum of Moulay Drisss Zerhoune, the founder of Fez city.
Afterwards, we will carry on our trip to Meknes where we will visit Bab Lekhmiss,then the Jewish quarter called El mellah.
Hri Souani-One of the prestigious Historic monuments of Meknes ,situated about 500 M south of the Royal Palace and the place of Mechouar which dates back to Moulay Ismail era in the early eighteenth century. It groups a series of relatively cramped room around a spacious central hall 26m, 30 long / 10m, 70 of width.
The thickness of the walls ensured a constant temperature that made the preservation of food easy. Deep wells of several tens of meters provided, using a system of Norias generated by animals, water needed when the dominance of Dar El Ma (water house).
Now we ‘re going to shift to the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. For more information non-Muslims were granted permission to visit such area.
This mausoleum was erected in 1703 presenting a lovely cedar painted ceiling mosaics with figment Koranic scriptures.
After , we will go through the victorious gate arch, standing at sixteen meters high with an eight- meter long arch, the intricately patterned triumphal arch is argued to be the most beautiful in Morocco
Have a short visit to Place El-Hedime (Square of Ruins) which adjoins the medina and the kasbah.
The square is lined with updated residential buildings and a covered food souk (market).
Among the most awe-inspiring elements of this imperial city is the grand gate named after the architect, El-Mansour, a Christian renegade who converted to Islam.
Overnight in Moulay Driss Zerhoune
DAY 2: UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY
Today’s tour is going to be in the direction of Chafchaouen, the blue city of Morocco.
Chefchaouen is a small town in the north eastern part of Rif Mountains, full of both of charm and authenticity and away from the biggest touristic centers.
The city is known as the blue city of the north since Its streets’ walls are an assortment of blue and white color.
Chefchaouen has always been a well-liked destination for tourists.
The city was founded in 1741. In 1920 The Spanish sized Chefchaouen to be part of Spanish Morocco.
As far as this area’s handcraft is concerned, people wear all sorts of wollen clothing .Besides the great variety of woven blankets.
We not only hold out a day hiking all over the town but also widespread trips through the Rif Mountains.
To get acquainted with the mystery of the city , a local guide will be at your disposal to make the expedition more and more beneficial and interesting.
The starting point of this exploration is going to be the museum of the kasabah.
It is constructed in 1471.
Nowadays it has been regarded as a memorable building witnessing a great and design immense bulwark of that time.By its surrounding you will see inner and outer gardens.
Next , you walk up to museum’s roof from where you can’t stand wasting an instant to take pictures of the Hispanic flavored town with its white and blue houses, little balconies, tiled roofs and porches garnished with citrus trees.
Following this visit Plaza Uta el-Hammam and where the impressive 15th century Grand Mosque stands.
DAY 3: From Chefchaouen to Tangier
After breakfast we’ll move toTangier city.
Once in Tangier we’ll begin with a touristic survey of the city from the angle ground of the Colline de Bella-Vista.
Then, we will drive you to visit the Grand Succo, a common nightfall square, next to Sidi Bou Abib Mosque and the attachment point between Ville Nouvelle and the medina.
Rue Es-Siaghinie,will be our access to the medina, the most active part of this Roman medina joined up with cafes and bazaars, a Spanish church, jewelers’ shops and an arts center exhibiting works representing Tangier’s social history.
Walk Petit Socco which was considered the heart of the medina in its early days, where businessmen and bankers patronized cafes, hotels, casinos and cabarets that have transposed to Ville Nouvelle.
Go straight on to on the site of a Portuguese cathedral where the Grand Mosque was built Walking north, you will then visit the kasbah ornamented with mosaics, stucco and woodcarving.
Not far from the Kasbah you will walk the embankments and take a short break to relax by the hair-raising view of the port
DAY 4: Back Home
Back to Fez or Casablanca as a wished departure point.