The Gardens

According to ancient legends and myths, the first garden of the earth was in Morocco. The idea of the garden is omnipresent in every home. “Happiness is in a garden at home.”

Reception of the group at the airport of Casablanca then continuation towards Rabat. Dinner and accommodation at a selected hotel.

Rabat, the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. This day will be devoted to the visit of the Royal Palace (exterior), the Tower Hassan – landmark of this city, the Kasbah of Oudayas with its beautiful gardens, the Necropolis of Chellah surrounded by flowers and trees and the mausoleum where you Can see a very prestigious work of white marble on the tomb of the Kings Mohammed V and Hassan II.
Dinner and overnight in a selected hotel in Rabat.

On the way to Volubilis, the ruins of the ancient Roman city, which is located in the fields of Jbel Zerhoun. Continue to Meknes for a visit. You will see the monumental gate of Morocco – Bab Mansour, the tomb of Moulay Ismail and the Grenier. Drive to Fez.

The city of Fez is the religious and cultural center of Andalusian art with more than 400 mosques, medersas and wells. The city is a labyrinth of narrow streets. There are several workshops of craftsmen where everything is done by hand. You return to the Middle Ages. During the visit, we see the Zaouia (mausoleum) of Moulay Idriss I, the Mosque of Kairouane, one of the oldest mosques and schools in the Arab world, Medersa Attarine, the Koranic school with its large blue door. This city is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then you will visit the Jardin Boujeloud, located between Fes El Jdid and Fez El Bali, as well as the garden of Palais Jamai.

Dinner and accommodation at a selected hotel in Fez

Departure for the Middle Atlas towards Erfoud. You will leave the city of Fez to cross the Middle Atlas over the pass of Zad through the mountains without vegetation before reaching the city of Midelt. This city was founded at the beginning of this century as a military base. It is mainly known for its mining industry. Then you will cross the Col de Tizi N’Talrhemt through an impressive landscape before arriving at the town of Errachidia. You will travel along the upper border of the Ziz Valley, which offers its new visitor a splendid view of the valley with the red-brown Ksour, a special building of houses and green gardens of the oasis, which surround the Walls of the valley. Late in the afternoon, you will reach the town of Erfoud.
Dinner and accommodation at a selected hotel.

Optional: Excursion to Merzouga in land rover for contemplation of the sunset in full sand dunes at 100m high.

After breakfast, you leave Erfoud and head west towards Tineghir crossing a desert plateau and undulating with small oases and sand dunes. About 1 km from the town of Tinghir, the road leads to impressive Todra Gorges, which are formed through erosion from the High Atlas. Their vertical rock walls are 300m high and 10m wide. Return to Tinghir to continue to El Kelaa de Mgouna and departure by the road of the 1001 Kasbahs in the direction of Ouarzazate. Dinner and accommodation at a selected hotel in Ouarzazate.

 

You will leave the city of Ouarzazate, heading north to reach Ksar Aït Benhaddou, famous for its Kasbah, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will cross a fantastic landscape of mountains in order to reach the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka (2.260 m), where you will have a real idea of the High Atlas mountains. The journey takes place through one of the most beautiful and impressive landscapes of Morocco. Passing through the plain of Haouz, you will arrive in Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation at a selected hotel.

Visit the city of Marrakech, the palm grove located in the High Atlas Mountains, an oasis on the edge of the desert. Nowhere else will you have an African and Arabic feeling at the same time. At the entrance of the city, more than 100,000 palm trees rise and offer a splendid view. The animation of the souks, the Palmeraie and the red buildings give a desert stamp to Marrakech. You will visit the Koutoubia mosque, a “work of art” of Hispano-Moorish architecture, the gardens of the Menara, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, Bab Agnaou, the oldest gate of the Medina, As well as the famous Djemaa el-Fna square, where all day long you can find merchants, storytellers, jugglers, musicians, card players always with very long queues. Dinner and accommodation at a selected hotel in Marrakech.

Drive to the valley of Ourika. There you will see a private Bustan – a typical farmhouse garden where Berber vegetables and berries grow on the fields of a platform. On foot, you will reach the Bio-Aromatic Garden “Nectarome”. You will find organic plants, cosmetic nature, tea, bread etc. After the visit, you can taste various local products such as whole bread, pastries, honey, olives, olive oil and the miraculous Argan oil. Maybe witness a garden of cacti which are grown in the nearly 150 species of cactus.

 

You can visit different gardens in Marrakech:

The Menara Gardens
In the gardens of the Menara with walls built by the Almohades, where the fruits and especially the olive trees are cultivated. In the center, there is a large pool formed by underground watercourses.

Gardens of the Agdal
Surrounded by walls of 3 ½ km long, the gardens of Agdal, were the gardens of the Sultans of Marrakech. Since the time of the Almohads in the 12th century, gardens with their various fruit trees – apple trees, pomegranates, plums, fig trees, lemon trees, orange trees – olive trees and vines – have been well preserved. The garden is symmetrical and the water comes from the High Atlas through two large canals.

Majorelle Gardens
One of the most beautiful places in Marrakech. A small botanical garden meticulously maintained and where the French painter Jacques Majorelle lived in the years 1920. The beautiful gardens have been preserved and restored with taste by the couturier Yves Saint-Laurent. Many tropical, subtropical plants, and an impressive collection of cacti, are displayed there. In addition, you will visit the outdoor part of the Mamounia gardens, the Palmeraie Golf, the Palace Gardens, as well as the exclusive rose of Marrakech in “Habiba Roserie”.

Dinner and accommodation in a selected hotel.

Transfer to Casablanca airport for departure.