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After breakfast, at the agreed time, meeting at its RiadHotel and view of the city. Here are the most important visits.
Palais Bahia. The construction of the Palace of the Bay was commissioned by Ahmed ben Moussa, influential, skillful and powerful man, who was vizier (the highest position after the King) of the sultan Abdelaziz at the end of the 19th century.
From a former residence that was owned by his father, and appropriating a set of adjacent houses, the vizier commissioned the work of design and construction of his palace to the Moroccan architect Muhammad al – Mekki. The works lasted for 6 years, from 1894 to 1900, during which the best craftsmen and workers from across the country worked without interruption.
The Palace has 160 rooms, arranged on one level and at the same level; the vizier had mobility problems due to his obesity. Having emerged from the meeting of different buildings, the palace complex resulted in a succession, which may seem disorderly, small courtyards, gardens, lounges and offices in which it is not difficult to get lost without a guide. The common denominator is an exquisite, typical decoration of Moroccan architecture, which reaches its highlights at the premises where the vizier received official visits. Around the Palace, the 8 acres of parkland are a real haven in the middle of the medina.
It is said that Ahmed ben Moussa dedicated this magnificent Palace specially to his favorite among the 4 wives and 24 concubines who were part of his harem; in fact, Bahia Palace means Palace of the beautiful or the bright.
You can visit only one third of the Palace; the rest is private property of the Royal family.
Saadian tombs. Located in an enclosed garden that is located next to the Kasbah mosque, the Saadian tombs represent a beautiful real cemetery that is passed daily by hundreds of tourists.
While the construction dates from the year 1557, when Ahmed El Mansour was instructed to build a mausoleum over the grave of his father, with the coming to power of the Moroccan sultan Moulay Ismail decided is hide the cemetery behind a great wall. Because of this, the place was hidden for a long time, until it was rediscovered in 1917 and then restored by the fine arts and historical monuments service.
The main mausoleum, consisting of three rooms, together with the tombs of the saadi dynasty that reigned during the “golden age” of Marrakesh, 1524-1659. Inside the building you striking especially the Hall of twelve columns, where lie the remains of Ahmad al – Mansur of his family. The decoration is composed of cedar wood and stucco, Italian marble and glazed tiles.
Finally, in the gardens of the construction it is possible to see around a hundred more tombs, where lie the remains of warriors and servants of the Royal family.
Garden Majorelle. Majorelle gardens were created in 1924 by Jacques Majorelle, French painter who settled in Marrakech in 1919. At first the gardens served the the painter as a source of inspiration, but in 1947 were opened to the public in general. Since 1980, the Majorelle gardens are owned by Yves Saint Laurent.
If you like Islamic art, you can visit a small museum in the gardens.
The Majorelle gardens are gardens large enough with a multitude of different plants. The plants are divided into cacti, Palm trees, bamboo, garden plants and aquatic plants.
Gardens Menara. The Menara gardens are the most famous gardens of Marrakech. They were created in 1870 on a former Almohad pond.
In these gardens you will see a large pond, presided over by a striking building and thousands of olive trees that are irrigated thanks to him.
The central building that presides over the Lake was commissioned by sultan Sidi Mohammed and it is said that it was formerly the place of amorous encounters of the sultans of the city.
*This tour will end around noon.
After breakfast, at the agreed time, meeting at their RiadHotel, and exit to the Ourika valley.
In the heart of the Berber country, the Ourika valley remains one of the valleys most beautiful and best preserved of Morocco, small villages clung to the flanks of the forests, waterfalls and rocky landscapes that merge with the omnipresent wilderness, all this makes up a wild and seductive harmony in the confines of the Western Atlas.
If you like nature, no doubt it will be the highlight of the trip. Many people used to go for a swim in the River, but as you adored, the water is frozen. The first of the waterfalls is accessible easily, to get the rest you should be a little more adventurous, have wanted to climb and bring appropriate footwear.
*Lunch in the Ourika valley, in the afternoon departure to Marrakech.
After breakfast, at the agreed time, meeting at its RiadHotel, departure to the coastal city.
Essaouira has earned nearly a thousand nicknames; “The Pearl of the Atlantic”, “Sleeping beauty”, “beautifully drawn” from the Arabic word Souirah, this world heritage city, maintains the charm and authenticity of a land lost in time. Here is where the Mediterranean: the last fortification walled on the Atlantic shores, whose houses seem to be cloned with the “white villages” of Andalusia.
Essaouira has become an essential to scale of any trip to Morocco.
Kindly and hospitable of the essaouiries character, will delight the adventurous Explorer since they live for centuries, at a crossroads of cultures, civilizations and religions. The Phoenicians have here left their mark, and the splendor of this city dates back to their settlement, also continued the Roman settlement, the Carthaginians, Berbers, the Portuguese and the French.
You can enjoy a lunch based on delicious fish and seafood entering the fish market of the city every morning.
*Lunch in the city, out in the afternoon to Marrakech.
Waterfalls of Ouzoud.
After breakfast, at the agreed time, meeting at its RiadHotel, departure to the waterfalls.
Ouzoud is a Berber word meaning “olive” and referring to the nearby olive trees that shade the path which leads to the bottom of the falls. At the top of the waterfalls there is a dozen of old small mills that are still in use.
It is the most visited site in the region. In the surroundings are green valleys, mills, orchards and a Grand circuit of the aforementioned gorges of the El Abid River (in Arabic, «River slaves»). Many local and national associations lead projects to protect and preserve the site.
Located in the central part of Morocco, they are considered the most high and beautiful country.
*Lunch in the Cascades and departure in the afternoon to Marrakech.