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Morocco UNESCO World Heritage

The question is not what you look at, but what at you see! David Thoreau

17* Moroccan cities and sites listed Morocco world Heritage by UNESCO: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization:

Fès (1981) · Marrakech (1985) – Jemaa El Fna Place (2001)· Ksar Aït-Ben-Haddou (1987) · Meknès (1996), Fès (1981) Tétouan (1997). Volubilis roman ruines (1997) ·Essaouira ( Mogador) (2001) · Mazagan (El Jadida) (2004). Annual Tantan Moussem – Chefchaouen mediterranian Diet.(2010) – Rabat 2012, Sefrou festival (2012). Argan tree 2014. Gnaoua Music (2020)

Only the finest monuments to human and natural activity have the honor of bearing the UNESCO World Heritage title. And Morocco is home to some of the finest of these: 17 cities, sites and activities!

What’s the big Deal?

By participating in this Morocco UNESCO world heritage Tour you participate directly in the protection of this world heritage, and practice a responsible tourism and a true cultural experience!
All accommodations in 5*Hotels and luxury Riads.

This Morocco UNESCO world heritage tour can begin from Marrakesh or Casablanca

Morocco UNESCO world heritage: the best family-friendly tour

Facilities for children: at 6 years old it’s free.

“Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is: Why go? The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can’t help himself. Once he has been under the spell of the vast luminous, silent country, no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute. He will go back, whatever the cost in time or money, for the absolute has no price”. Paul Bowls

Morocco UNESCO World Heritage Highlights:

> Visiting Marrakesh & Place Jemaa El Fna both listed World heritage

> Visiting Ksar Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate the moroccan ” Cinecitta “

> Visiting the Medina of the coastal Essaouira city

> Visiting the Portuguese Cistern in Mazagan (EL Jadida)

> Visiting Rabat and the Kasbah Oudaya

> Visiting the Andalusian Medina of Tetouan

> Visiting the ” Blue city ” of Chefchaouen

> Visiting the roman ruins of Volubilis

> Visiting the stables, the granary and Bab Mansour Gate in Meknes

> Visiting the medieval Medina of Fez

> Visiting the unique hospital in the world exclusively for Donkey

> Suitable for parents whit younger kids

Free cancellation, no questions asked
We understand that plans change and the unexpected can happen, so you can cancel your experiences up to 10 days before they start!

What’s you expect of Morocco UNESCO World Heritage Tour?

Day 1 : Airport arrival

Arrival Casablanca airport or Marrakesh airport, meet & welcoming by your driver ten transfer to your hotel in Marrakesh, time at your disposal.( 2:30 h from Casablanca by highway).

Day 2 : Marrakesh

If in Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there

“I have been told of an oasis city that the sun floods with its light and does not leave until it is entrusted to the moon. A city where the olive trees, orange trees and roses of its gardens rival paradise. Colors, atmosphere, perfumes, smiling and welcoming faces. A city of lights, a happy city that knows how to welcome its guests and make them happy.”
This city is Marrakesh! And “if Marrakesh were my stories, i would live there” 

After breakfast at the hotel Cultural visit of Marrakesh, a UNESCO world heritage listed in 1985, then visit of Jemaa el Fna place, is one of the world’s greatest spectacles, listed by UNESCO, Immaterial world heritage, only can be described as a medieval circus..

Visiting Bahia Palace: 150 room richly decorated build by the vizir Ben Moussa for his favorite

Visiting the Saadien tombs

Paying Majorelle Garden house of French designer Yves Saint Laurent and his friend Pierre Berger and the Berber museum.

Visiting the Souks.

What’s Jemma el Fna square?

*Agora, theatrical performance, point of convergence: open and plural space, vast field of ideas, peasants, shepherds, roundworms, merchants coming from bus stations, taxi ranks, drowsy car rental stops: merged into an idle mass, absorbed in the contemplation of the daily hustle and bustle, supported by license and heedless of the terrain, in a continuous and capricious movement: immediate contact between strangers, oblivion of social constraints, identification in prayer and laughter, temporary suspension of hierarchies, joyful equality of people. » Juan Goytosolo. 

overnight in hotel or Riad.

Day 3 : Marrakesh/ Ksar Ait Ben Haddou: “Cinecitta”

After breakfast at the hotel, departure via the High Atlas Mountains for Ksar Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified village of adobe buildings and is an interesting example of earthen architecture in North Africa, where many films shouted such as: Lawrence of Arabia (1962) The man who be king (1975) the Message (1976) Jesus of Nazareth (1977), The last Temptation of the Christ (1988) Kundun (1997) the Mommy (1999) Gladiator (2000) Alexander (2004) Babel (2006) Prince of Persia (2010), Queen of Desert, listed Unesco world heritage in 1987, free visit, Overnight in hotel or Riad.

Day 4 : Ouarzazate/Marrakesh

After breakfast at the hotel, come back at Marrakesh check in at hotel and time at your disposal for relaxing or shopping, night in hotel
Optional Morocco evening or Dinner live show (50 us$)

Day 5 : Marrakesh/Essaouira Mogador (World UNESCO Heritage)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Essaouira. 

Essaouira is the place where you lose yourself.

“They was told me about this magical land, this land where you spend your life dreaming. I did not understand, They said that there was paradise., The wind they said, had come there to celebrate the tumultuous engagement of the land and the sea. They were talking about the wind that bends the rays of the sun on the ramparts of the city which mixes the sea spray with the smell of cedar.They spoke of strange sensations, of the fullness of an unusual happiness and exhilarating vertigo, of a waking and absolute dream”. Rachid EL HALOUI

Essaouira’s walled medina was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2001,

Guided visit: the Scala, the ramparts, souks, Naif art gallery, fishing port.

Essaouira is an exceptional example of fortified city of the end of the Xviii century Overnight in luxury Riad

Day 6 : Essaouira/ El Jadida

A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse! ” King Richard III

After breakfast, route for El Jadida ( horse capital). Arrival to El Jadida (Mazagan)Visit the Portuguese fortification listed UNESCO World heritage in 2004. Visit the cistern and the Church of the Assumption, built in the Manuelain style of late Gothic architecture. The Portuguese City of Mazagan – one of the early settlements of the Portuguese explorers in West Africa on the route to India – is an outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures, well reflected in architecture, and town planning. Overnight in 5 stars hotel or lluxury riad

Day 7 : EL Jadida/Rabat

“The past is buried deep within the ground in Rabat, although the ancient walls in the old city are still standing, painted in electrifying variations of royal blue that make the winding roads look like stream-lets or shallow ocean water.”― Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise

After the breakfast at  the hotel, route for Rabat the capital of Morocco. Arrival to Rabat, listed a UNESCO world heritage in 2012: the site is the product of a fertile exchange between the Arabo-Muslim past and Western modernism. With the Almohade Dynasty (XII Century) the Rabat site is going to start a continuous extraordinary historical journey full of radiance and activity. This, however, did not prevent the city from going through a phase decline, as of 1253, with the advent of the dynasty of Almoravid who had chosen the city of Fez for a capital. In 1609, the Moriscos who were chased away from Spain during the Reconquista started arriving massively in Rabat, which gave the City a new lease of life. The new comers occupied the present location of the Medina which they endowed with a new enclosure they would henceforth call «the Andalusian Wall », and which took the name of the new Sala (Salé) .. In 1912, Rabat became the Capital City of the Kingdom of Morocco, and Marshal Lyautey, the first Resident Genearal, made of it the administrative and political capital of the Protectorate. With the architect and urbanist Henri Prost, the two men performed most of the new part of the city

Visit: King Palace : The construction of the royal palace of Rabat began in the middle of the 19th century on the ruins of an ancient palace. Also called Dar El Makhzen, majestic and protective, the building is a fine example of Moroccan art. Surrounded by an enclosure, its main entrance overlooks a vast esplanade, the Mechouar, is used for the outdoors royal ceremonies.

Mohammed V mausoleum; Right in front of the Hassan Tower stands the mausoleum Mohammed V, a monument of unparalleled beauty. Its construction began in 1962 and ended in 1971. This monument is dedicated to the memory of the late monarch Mohammed V, beloved by the people who have always considered the symbol of the Liberation of the Nation. In the mausoleum one can also see the tomb of his successor, Feu Hassan II…

Hassan Tower: The Hassan Tower is considered as the symbol of Rabat, it is one of the most famous sites of the kingdom. The Hassan tower remains the only vestige of what was to be, at the instigation of the Almohad sultan Yacoub Al Mansour (12th century), the largest mosque in the Muslim world. This oversized project was not going to survive, at the death of the latter, in the year 1199,..

Kasbah Oudaya: .Within a fifteen minute walk from the Rabat City Center stands the Casbah of the Oudayas at the Bou Regreg estuary, a real fortress dating back to the XII century. With its monumental Almohade portal, the Kasbah is a gripping site which offers the visitor a never seen before beauty that encompasses the Andalusian style garden, a museum, some riad and some mosques. The Andalusian influence is omnipresent with the uniformly lime covered walls, the dominant blue colored doors and the wrought iron windows … Inscribed on the World Heritage list by UNESCO, the Kasbah of the Oudayas has become for a good number of both Moroccan and world artists a haven of peace and inspiration.. The Kasbah’s greatest attraction remains the famous Moorish Cafe. Overnight in 5 stars hotel or luxury riad.

Day 8 : Rabat/Tétouan

“Tétouan gives you habits. It is an essential condition to live there and sleep peacefully. In fact we have the choice between habits and anxiety”

After the breakfast at the hotel, departure for Tetouan she is listed UNESCO world heritage in 1997. Cultural visit: Tetouan served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by Andalusian refugees who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture, which reveal clear Andalusian influence. Located between the folds of Mount Dersa, it is considered universal heritage of humanity by Unesco, given the great historical and artistic value of its Medina. Tétouan is the Moroccan city with the largest Andalusian identity in Morocco. Even today it retains the elements of this culture both in its architecture and in its gastronomy and customs. Tétouan also has a district with its own architecture from the mid-twentieth century and which is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind, Ensanche. The Medina of Tétouan has seven doors and an infinity of routes, the rich Andalusian heritage of its architecture makes it one of the most prominent Medinas in Morocco. Mosques, Souks, zawyas and bazars intertwine to make visiting this Medina an unforgettable experience. Overnight at hotel or Riad.

Day 9 : Tétouan/Chefchaouen (the blue city )

 “Chefchaouen is like a drug, magic, tragic, and addictive.”

After breakfast, the route for Chefchaouen is known as the “blue city” situated in the RIF Mountains. The city was founded in 1471 by Moorish exiles from Spain. The Mediterranean diet of Chefchaouen listed by UNESCO immaterial world heritage 2010.

Chefchaouen is located at the foot of the djebel Mezedjel, with horn-shaped ridges from which it takes its name, built at an altitude of 600 m at the foot of the Kelaa and Meggou mountains, in the Rif range. Known for its limestone walls with a bluish and sometimes ocher circle, it was founded by Sheriff Ali ibn Rachid Al-Alami between 1471 and 1480. The city is today an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. It’s easy to get lost in the alleys of the city to fall completely in love: among its small souvenir shops, its blue walls that have become emblematic of the city today, its surrounding mountains that give you the impression of being nestled in the heart of ‘a cocoon of beauty that captivates you. The city and its regions have important historical and natural potentials that make it a very popular region with tourists. The city is a true delight for tourists, visiting it is incredible if only for the moving contrast between the blue of its walls and the mountainous landscape that dominates it.

Overnight in luxury Guesthouse.

Day 10 : Chefchaouen/Volubilis/Meknes

The beautiful is everywhere, the beautiful runs the streets, I’m stunned by everything I see
Eugene DELACROIX describing Meknes in 1832

After the breakfast, depart for Volubilis, the roman ruin. She built by the roman in 40 AD.

Volubilis it built in a fertile agricultural area, it developed from the 3rd century B.C. The city gained a number of major public buildings in the 2nd century including a basilica, temple and triumphal arch. Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Guided visit and route for Meknes listed by UNESCO world heritage.
In the 8th century, the province of Meknes saw the birth of the first dynasty of Morocco, the Idrissids (786 to 917), founded by Moulay Idriss the 1st, descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.In the 11th century, the Almoravids fortified the city, previously conquered by the Almohads who set up there  mosques, hammams (Moorish baths) and kasbahs.

After route for Meknes then lived a period of prosperity which will be relayed by the emergence of the Merinid dynasty.
Many monuments will also be built during the reign of this dynasty, including the royal palace and the famous Bou Inania madrassah (traditional school).

The arrival of the Alawite dynasty marked a turning point in the history of Meknes. In 1672, Moulay Ismaïl associated Meknes with his destiny and decided to make it the most beautiful of the imperial cities and the capital of Morocco. Known also as the “Moroccan Louis XIV”, for 50 years, he built palaces, mosques, attics, stables, pools, gardens and kasbahs to give it an extraordinary growth and make it a world-renowned capital.The walls surrounding the ancient city are pierced by majestic doors richly carved and decorated with constellations (earthenware and mosaics).

Bab Mansour gate is the largest and most beautiful edifice of the Arab-Moorish architectural building styles.

Visit guided the granary, the stable hanging more the 12000 horses, the Bab Mansour gate, most shouted gate in Morocco. Night in hotel or Riad.

Day 11 : Meknes/Fez

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on FEZ.

After the breakfast at the hotel, route for Fez. Arrival and all day is devoted to guided visits to medieval Medina with its ramparts and narrow streets that was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

Fez is not easily engaged To reach it, it is necessary to return by the main entrance, at once visible and veiled, of the sacred. Because Fez is a sanctuary. It is so moreover that soufis, these initiated of the Islam, always called her: Zaouïa. The traveler who came by far knew that by arriving near the city, it is to his founder and to his very patron saint that he asked for the hospitality. For him, Fez is the city of Moulay Idriss. Many of fassis still know by heart what the commentators report as being the words, during the inaugural prayer, during the saint: ” Ô Seigneur, You know that I did not build this city by vanity, by desire of fame or by pride. But I would want that you are liked there, that Your Book is Read to it and Your Law applied as long as will last the world. Ô Seigneur, guide towards the good those who live there and helps to carry out him, veil for them the sword of the anarchy and the dissidence … ” 

Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage and the oldest of the imperial cities, home to the world’s first university dating from the 9th century and one of the most complete medieval cities in existence. Surrounded by huge defensive walls, it seems suspended in a time warp, somewhere between the Middle Ages and the modern. But it’s more than that, it is a living city almost devoid of tourists, where whilst wandering among-st its amazing 3,000 tiny streets you experience its noisy hawkers selling everything from colorful vegetables, to delicious middle eastern pastries flavored with cinnamon and honey. Mind your backs for the passing of the only transport-mule or donkey! The haunting sound of the call to prayer resonates over the traditional rooftops whilst skilled artisans noisily beat metal into pans and intricate metal-ware as they have for centuries. . Visit of the medieval Medina. You will also explore the famous souks where craftsmen still labor in the age-old oriental tradition. Lunch on your own. Continue sightseeing in the afternoon. You will visit the only one hospital in the world exclusively devoted for Donkeys Return to hotel and overnight.(5* hotel or luxury Riad: an aristocratic house (B.B)  

Day 12 : Fez/Casablanca or Marrakesh

After the breakfast,departure for Casablanca via Rabat, arrival and visit the richly decorated Mosque Hassan II, panoramic city tour then hotel check-in in Casablanca hotel for does arrived via Casablanca airport or route to Marrakesh for does arrived via Marrakesh airport

Day 13 : Airport Transfer

After breakfast, according your time flight, airport transfer (Casablanca airport or Marrakesh airport)

Anyone who is used to travel knows that there always comes a day when he have to leave” Paulo Coelho

This itinerary is only a suggestion, all our trips are tailor-made according to each client.
This product is suitable for: Couple / between girls /Solo/ Family/ Group of friends.

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