Trip reference number: 20460

Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Morocco And The Three Imperial Cities

From: £1339.00

Morocco is a cultural melting pot where Arabian, Berber, Jewish, Spanish and French influences are easily found. This holiday allows us to explore Moroccos Imperial Capitals: Fes, Meknes and Marrakech. Delve into the bustling labyrinth of corridors in the souks, savour aromas of mint tea and apple shisha wafting, plus observe magnificent mosaic tilework. We observe Fes from the heights of the city walls, however below we explore iconic monuments such as Merderssa Attarine and Foundouk Nejjarine. The extensive souks comprise of endless artisan shops, food and spice markets where you’ll feel as though youve stepped back in time. Back when Europe languished in the Dark Ages, Fes witnessed the birth of the worlds first universities.Not far from the city of Fes is Sefrou, situated in the beautiful heart of the Atlas Mountains. This fertile land contains many springs and is also a former post for traders when crossing the Mediterranean to the Sahara. We explore rural Morocco with a visit to Bhalil Village, where traditional troglodyte houses are beautifully crafted into the picturesque mountains. In Meknes, vast walls protect the narrow winding streets of the Kasbah and medina; where the sky meets with gold minarets and sand coloured buildings. Here we discover the countrys Roman past, as well as the foundations of Moroccos Arab dynasty whilst wandering the charming streets of the old medina. Heading off the beaten track, we will find the sacred pilgrimage village of Moulay Idriss, we explore on foot, of course, meandering through olive groves to the Berber city of Volubilis; an archaeological site of the former ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania.Continuing south we spend the night near Beni Mellal, enjoying a walk through the native forest of the Atlas Mountains, we may even encounter Barbary apes.Our final destination is Marrakech, a city which requires no introduction. Get lost in the old town, busy souks, alleyways and main square. Marrakech has an irresistible atmosphere and charm.


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12/09/2020 22/09/2020 See our website ££1339.00
10/10/2020 20/10/2020 See our website ££1339.00
05/12/2020 15/12/2020 See our website ££1339.00

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