Tunisia & Morocco
(13 Days / 12 Nights)
This is a wonderful 12 nights tour in which you will get the best of North Africa.
Combining Morocco and Tunisia in one single trip is another beautiful way of travelling. Visiting Tunisia takes you geographically to the northernmost point on the African continent. Historically speaking, this trip will take you back to 12th century BC and earlier dates when the Berbers first inhabited Tunisia and later on the Phoenician immigrants settled in the area and founded Carthage. After the Phoenicians, the Romans occupied Tunisia for more than eight hundred years. The Romans introduced Christianity and left architectural legacies.
In Morocco, you will explore Marrakech, which is one of the most charming destinations in the world. In this amazing city, you will visit historical monuments dating back to the 11th century and you will enjoy wonderful time at the world famous Jemaa El Fna Square…
You will visit Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco. This city is well known for its old medina built in the 9th century and for its busling souks. You will also visit other charming cities such as Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier. At the end of this trip, you can cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain and start another wonderful journey with us in Europe…
Our “Tunisia & Morocco Tour” is a wonderful choice for your vacation…
Cities covered in this tour
Arrival in Tunis Airport. Meet and great by our representative.Enjoy the city tour. We will visit Cartago. Lunch in the Restaurant (La Victoire Fish Menu).Travel to Sidi Bou Said, city known for its wide use of blue and white and also visit the Museum of mosaics (Bardo). Note: In case of delay of the aircraft, the visit of Carthage or the Mosaic Museum of Bardo will be realized the day of Departure in case the departure flight to Marrakech is in the afternoon (after 14H00). The Museum of mosaics closes at 17H00. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Tunesia.
Breakfast in the hotel. Travel to Dougga *, beautiful archaeological site. Lunch-in the Hotel Thugga. In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most visited Roman ruins in Tunis, Thuburbo Majus. Then we will go to the fourth holiest city in Islam: Kairouan * (approx. 98 km). This city has the oldest mosque in Africa and the oldest minaret in the world. Dinner in the Hotel. Overnight in Kairouan.
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit the Great Mosque Okba Ibn Nafaa and travel to Sbeitla to visit the ruins of an important Roman city. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch transfer to Tozeur (approx. 215 km), to visit the Medina or walled old city. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Tozeur.
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy an excursion through the Oasis Mountains called Chebika and Tamerza. Lunch in hotel Ksar Rouge 4. After lunch, we will cross the salt lake Chott El-Jérid to get to Douz and follow Matmata (107 km aprox.), here we will know the so-called “Troglodytes Houses”. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Matmata.
Breakfast in the hotel.Visit Gabès, industrial city of Tunis. Then we will go to El Jem, here we will know the largest Roman amphitheatre in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. Lunch at Hotel Julius 3*. In the afternoon, we will go to Hammamet, a charming town on the Mediterranean in Cape Bon, where you can enjoy its lush vegetation. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Hammamet.
Breakfast in the hotel. Travel from Hammamet to Tunis and from Tunis take a flight to Marrakesh. Arrive at Marrakech airport; Meet and greet by your escort guide, then transfer to the hotel. Check in at your hotel. The rest of the day at leisure. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Marrakech.
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy a guided city tour of Marrakech, “Paris of the Sahara” as Winston Churchill once described it. Stop first at the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Stop next at the Bahia Palace. This Palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style Stop next at the Saadian tombs, which is a site that dates back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the tour with the world famous Jema El Fna Square where you will enjoy amazing performance of traditional activities by storytellers, snake charmers, peddlers of traditional medicines. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the old medina. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the old medina. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Marrakech.
Breakfast in the hotel. Leave Marrakech and drive to Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco. The journey takes you through the Middle Atlas Mountains. Arrive at Beni Mellal, important economic centre in Morocco in the areas of petrochemical production, textile manufacturing as well as agriculture. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to Ifrane, a charming town and ski resort. Ifrane is famous for its Alpine climate, European-style houses and its 1665 metres (5,460 ft) in elevation. Ifrane experiences snow during winter months and a cool climate during summer. Ifrane is also the place where the lowest temperature was ever recorded in Africa, -24 °C in 1935. Expect to find animals like the threatened Barbary Macaque and local tree species such as the native Atlas cedar, Scrub oak and the introduced London plane. Continue to our drive Fes. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Fes.
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy the guided city tour of Fes, the spiritual capital of Morocco. Begin with the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. Continue with a panoramic view of the ancient medina. Enjoy an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village of Fes after that. Your next stop is Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, which is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the famous Al-Karaouine mosque, built by Fatima Al Fihria in 857. Al-Karaouine mosque became home to the University of Al-Karaouine, which is the first university in the world and the world’s foremost center of learning at the beginning of the second millennium. The university was built by Fatima Al Fihria in 859, and, since then, it has become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world. In the medina, visit also a Merdersa, which is a Coranic school. Complete the city tour of Fes with the leather Souq and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Fes.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Meknes, the “Moroccan Versailles” and one of the oldest cities in the kingdom. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), a contemporary of Louis XIV, before it was relocated to Marrakesh. Stop at the massive Bab El Mansour gate and Hri Souani stables. Continue to the UNESCO-sponsored Roman ruins in Volubilis, a Berber and Roman city partly excavated by the UNESCO. Volubilis was considered as the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mauretania. The city was developed from the 3rd century BC onward as an Amazigh, then proto-Carthaginian, and from the 1st century AD onward, the city grew rapidly under the Roman rule. Drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of its imperial cities. Lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy the city tour of Rabat. Visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas. This Kasbah was constructed during the realm of the Almohads dynasty (12th century). Stop next at Mohammed V Mausoleum, which is home to the tombs of the current king’s father and grandfather. Your last stop in Rabat is Hassan Tower, which is a minaret built in 1195. Late in the afternoon transfer to Casablanca. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Casablanca.
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy the city tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city. Outside visit of the famous Hassan II mosque, the landmark mark of the city with the tallest minaret in the world (210 metres (689 ft)). Stop next at Ain Diab Corniche, which is one of the city’s most fashionable districts. Complete the city tour with the visit of Mohammed V Square in the city center. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Habous quarters. Yourlast stop will be the Morocco Mall. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Casablanca.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Tangier, the pearl of the north of Morocco and its main gate to Europe. Enjoy the city tour of Tangier. Stop first at the old town, locally called “The medina”. Visit the American legation, Dar El Oued Makhazen Kasbah, the Mendoubia Gardens, and the Grand and Petit Socco. Transfer to Cape Spartel after that, the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Spartel was known to the Greeks and Romans as the “Cape of the Vines”. Visit the Cave of Hercules, which is Africa’s most north-westerly promontory with a strange sea window shaped like a map of Africa. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner in the hotel. Overnightat in Tangier.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Tangier port. Ferry transfer from Tangier Port to Algeciras/Tarifa in Spain.
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