Atlantic ocean journey // 10 Days

DAY 1: CASABLANCA – EL JADIDA

Upon your arrival at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, you will meet your guide, who will take you immediately to check in at your hotel in El Jadida (½ hour Drive). That afternoon will be devoted to relax and acclimate. You will conclude your day with dinner at your hotel.

DAY 2: EL JADIDA

You will begin your day by exploring the city of El jadida, where you will visit El Mallah (The Jewish carter) and the citadel, evidence of the 11th century Portuguese occupation, then you will take the road, to one of the best beaches of the Atlantic ocean Sidi Bouzide, where you will have lunch at the famous restaurant Le Requin bleu. After your lunch you will be transferred to sidi Moussa a wild beach private, where you will enjoy the blue Atlantic Ocean. You will conclude your day with dinner at your hotel.

DAY 3: EL JADIDA – EL OUALIDIA

Only 70 kilometers from El Jadida, you will reach El Oualidia, the pearl of the Atlantic Ocean, this town is a stunningly picturesque little resort – a fishing port and lagoon beach, flanked by a kasbah and a royal villa. The kasbah is seventeenth century, built by the Saadian Sultan El Oualid (after whom the village is named) as a counterweight and alternative to El Jadida, then held by the Portuguese. Until Sultan Sidi Mohammed took El Jadida, the extensive lagoon made an excellent harbour and, as late as 1875, a French geographer thought that “by a little dredging the place would again become the safest shipping station on the whole Moroccan seaboard”. The royal villa, which now stands empty, was built by Mohammed V, who celebrated many birthdays and other family events here. Your afternoon will be devoted to enjoy the beach; a sea food lunch is available to be served at the beach. Your day will end with dinner and other accommodations at the Hotel.

DAY 4: EL OUALIDIA – ESSAOUIRA

You will begin your day by traveling to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history. With a fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, supplied essential purple dyes to the Romans, absorbed the sophisticated Jewish arts of silversmith, and spent centuries as a Portuguese enclave. Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small, authentic Berber town. Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the ragged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South. After an introductory tour, you will conclude your day with dinner in your hotel.

DAY 5: ESSAOUIRA

After your breakfast you will do the City tour and rest of day at leisure to enjoy the sea. Dinner and other accommodations will be served at your Hotel.

DAY 6: ESSAOUIRA – AGADIR

In the morning, you will travel to Agadir, the city is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, near the foot of the Atlas Mountains, just north of the point where the Sous River empties into the sea, founded by the Portuguese around 1500, the city came under Moroccan control in 1526. Agadir today is a seaport (exporting cobalt, manganese and zinc) and seaside resort with a large sandy beach. Because of its large buildings, wide roads, modern hotels, and European-style cafés, some consider it not typically Moroccan. Agadir is famous for its sea foods and agriculture.

DAY 7: AGADIR

Day at leisure to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean.

DAY 8: AGADIR – MARRAKECH

After your lunch Depart to Marrakech, the “Morocco City” as the early travelers called it for it has always been something of a pleasure city, a market place where the southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring in their goods, spend their money, and find entertainment. For tourists, it’s an enduring fantasy – a city of immense beauty, low, pink, and tent-like before a great shaft of mountains, and immediately exciting. Visit of the famous Jemaa El Fna square. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 9: MARRAKECH

The morning is devoted to discovering the historical sights. Historic visit of Marrakech will include the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flower beds, reflecting the image of a beautiful Moorish construction built in 1866 for the dignitaries to enjoy glorious sunsets over the snow capped Atlas Mountains that provide an ethereal backdrop. The pool is also a unique and functional irrigation system that belongs to an ancient design adapted by life in the desert. The tour will cover several impressive sights: The Koutoubia Minaret (the twin tower of la Giralda in Sevilla, Spain), the Saadian tombs demonstrating Moorish architecture in its perfection. The tombs, consisting of splendid mausoleums built in the sixteenth century, were walled for some time, not to be discovered until 1917. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10: MARRAKECH – CASABLANCA – HOME

Early morning transfer to Mohamed V Airport, for your connect flight home with a memorable trip of a lifetime.