World Heritage in Morocco From Casablanca

The UNESCO World Heritage Program is committed to preserving the cultural and natural heritage of humanity, which has “outstanding universal value”. In Morocco, too, cultural sites are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List by virtue of their “unique character” and “authenticity”.

Reception of the group at the airport of Casablanca. Continuation towards Rabat.

Visit of Rabat, the Hassan Tower – the symbol of the city -. The magnificent mausoleum of Kings Mohammed V and Hassan II of Rabat was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2012. Drive to Meknes, you will see the monumental gate of Morocco the Bab Mansour and the Medina, which is on the list of Heritage UNESCO World Heritage Center since 1996. Driving a World Heritage site since 1997 in Volubilis. The ruins of the ancient Roman city Volubilis located not far from the two royal cities Meknes and Fez. Volubilis is famous for its beautiful mosaic floors of many carefully restored buildings.

Full day in Fez. Immerse yourself in the fascinating number of alleys, souks and mosques in the medina of Fez, which since 1981 has been a World Heritage Site under the protection of UNESCO. Fez is also the city of arts and crafts. In the impressive life of the old town – there are countless small workshops of craftsmen. You will also see the Zaouia of Moulay Idriss, the mosque of Karaouine and the Medersa Attarine

 

Continue south through cedar forests of the Middle Atlas, on the top of the Zad pass and gravel less vegetation less mountains, with steep cliffs and deep canyons. Continue along the valley of Oued Ziz. From here you have a magnificent view of the valley with the adobe auburn, the fibers and the gardens of the green oasis. At the end of the day you will arrive at Erfoud.

Go through a varied, rolling desert plateau with small sand dunes and oases up to Tinghir and the impressive Todra Gorge. The walls of this nearly vertical rocky canyon are up to 300 m high and 10 m wide at the narrowest point of the canyon. Continue on the road of the 1000 Kasbahs and through the valley of the Dades, picturesque with its chain of Berber colonies and the gardens of oases. Continue towards Ouarzazate.

 

Departure to Ait Benhaddou, the impressive fortified village on the southern edge of the High Atlas. It consists of six closely intertwined Kasbahs. In 1987, UNESCO declared it World Heritage Site.
Then continue through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260 m) to Marrakesh. This road is one of the most picturesque and spectacular roads through the mountains of Morocco.

Visit of Marrakesh. You’ll admire the Koutoubia mosque – a masterpiece of Moorish architecture, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, Bab Agnaou – the oldest gate in the city walls of Marrakech, Djemaa- El-Fna Square, Menara- and Agdal Gardens, since 1985 World Heritage Site.

 

Departure for Essaouira, one of the most beautiful cities on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Essaouira has always attracted artists and musicians, as well as surfers thanks to the constant wind of the city. Essaouira is also famous for its carpentry adorned with wood Thuja. Since 2001, the Medina of Essaouira has been under the protection of UNESCO

Departure for El Jadida. This Portuguese city was included a few years ago in the list of World Heritage in Morocco. In this city, the “Portuguese City” is very interesting to see. Most of the houses in this town are built in a typical Portuguese style village. Continuation to Casablanca.

 

Transfer to Casablanca airport