The earthy scent of saffron, the kaleidoscope of coloured carpets, mountains, mosques, mayhem - this is Morocco. More unique than your most imaginative dreams. Contiki will guide you through the chaos of the medinas, bustling squares and sprawling palaces, getting you under the skin in ways you just couldn't manage alone.
After you arrive in Fez, meet up with your Contiki Trip Manager at the hotel tonight and then join your travel squad for an included dinner and get yourselves excited over the medieval capital of Morocco & a time capsule of the ancient Arab world, it will tantalise you to your very core, and tomorrow is a full day to go deep.
Today might see you stepping back - just casually - to remnants of North Africa from the 9th Century. In amongst historical sights, as we explore you'll see the Royal Palace or Wooden Galerie (Foundouk Nijarrine). Today is going to be busy, because that's the best way to see it all.What else? You'll marvel your way through the Medina, which we'll explore with our guide, and begin to uncover the layers of Moroccan mysteries hidden within the city, no doubt finding some time for a spot of carpet shopping for a droll-worthy trip memento along the way. Tonight, go local and take on an optional Moroccan feast and show.
We say farewell to Fez and her many traditions and head to perhaps the most famous city in the country – Marrakech. This evening, see exactly why they call Marrakech the Red City.We've made it to Marrakech, a place of pretty architecture, a bustling medina and shopping opportunities galore. This place is fast, fun and exciting, in every possible way. On arrival you could head to Jamaa el Fna Square to rub shoulders with the locals and grab some eats on the run. One place to get 'the shot' is from a restaurant overlooking the Medina, the smokey atmosphere, local music and people bustling under the twinkling lights, is something you'll never forget. Tomorrow, exploring galore awaits.
We'll guide you around the city's hotspots with our local Morroccan guide leading the charge. First up will be a tour of the blissful Bahia Palace with it's orange trees dotting the tile lined courtyards, now this is what they call an oasis. On our hit list this morning is the Koutoubia Mosque, a berber pharmacy to pick up some argan oil and other exotic potions and lotions, then free time is yours. Taking on the markets of the Medina like a boss is a must while you're here, and an unforgettable experience. It's here you'll pick up treats and treasures, stopping for tagines to re-fuel but of course. Looking for a little bit of culture? The Marjorelle Gardens, owned by Yves St Laurent are a slice of paradise in amongst the madness, with the electric blues and yellow colours and lush green plants making for A+ Instagram opportunities. Tonight, getting your eat on is a must, and our optional feast and show is the best way to do just that as you indulge in tagines, cous cous and lip smacking desserts that guarantee you'll be rolling out of there but travellers, the night is young!
The intoxicating beauty and mayhem of Marrakech should have us well and truly hooked on all things Morocco. This morning it is time to say goodbye to your new travel squad and plan then next great adventure!
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Trip Name: Morocco::Standard; From:October-2019
Duration: 5 Days
From Price: ₤515
Supplier Tour ID: 288.682C/227170
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