Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian, and European cultural influences. Marrakech’s medina, a maze-like medieval quarter, entertains its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry, and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.
CULTURE AND ART:
Moroccan culture & arts emerged through a wide set of influences including not only North African, Mediterranean, and French colonial sources but also pan-African, Indian, contemporary Italian, and Swedish design to create a style of living at once global and distinctively local. Today, the emergence of a new approach to architecture blending craft, interior design, and cuisine has given birth to what we call “An Architectural Revolution” spearheaded by a growing community of local and international designers, hoteliers, and chefs de cuisine.morroc-art-lamp
The influence of the Berbers represents the oldest cornerstone. Berbers have lived in the deserts and mountains since prehistoric times and built Morocco art and culture. Berber architecture includes the castles of red earth called Kasbahs from which the ruling families controlled the caravan routes across the Sahara desert and through the Atlas Mountains. Berber crafts feature colorful carpets and carved doors with geometric patterns.
Morocco Tourist Attraction
The sparkle of Casablanca
From the major thoroughfares lined with palm trees and tall office buildings to the Atlantic Ocean and its view on the world, Casablanca is Morocco’s economic powerhouse. This vibrant city is always on the qui vive. Modern constructions blend with charming neighborhoods that reflect Arabic-Islamic heritage and the traces of the city’s colonial period. Take the time to explore its subtleties. Walkthrough the medina – one of the most recent in Morocco. Stroll through downtown to admire the Art Deco buildings and visit the Hassan II Mosque
As Morocco’s capital, Rabat is home to the country’s most important museum, the Royal Palace, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, as well as several historical attractions. … And for many tourists, a visit to Rabat can be a pleasant surprise and a welcome break from the hustle of other Moroccan cities.
In its heyday, Fez attracted scholars and philosophers, mathematicians and lawyers, astronomers and theologians. Craftsmen built them houses and palaces, kings endowed mosques and madrasas (religious schools), and merchants offered exotic wares from the silk roads and sub-Saharan trade routes. Although Fez lost its influence at the beginning of the 19th century, it remains a supremely self-confident city whose cultural and spiritual lineage beguiles visitors. Something of the medieval remains in the world’s largest car-free urban area: donkeys cart goods down the warren of alleyways, and while there are still ruinous pockets, government efforts to restore the city are showing results.
Serving as the capital of southern Morocco, the city of Marrakech is one of the countries most visited and this colorful oasis retains a rather exotic flavor, with some 16 km / 10 miles of mud-brick ramparts still standing adding an undeniable feeling of the past. Marrakech is now something of a Moroccan tourism Mecca and is home to the south’s premier souq (market).
Founded almost 1,000 years ago, the character of Marrakech remains quite unchanged, being hot, full of energy, and somewhat African. However, the city of today has been greatly influenced by arriving Europeans and features outdoor swimming pools, mountain parties, and street cafes, as well as Moroccan palaces, mosques, and kasbahs, spread around the Medina and its center Djemaa El Fna square. For the latest in Marrakech tourist information, head to the New City (Ville Nouvelle) and pay a visit to the Office National Marocain du Tourism (ONMT).
• Meet and assist upon arrival and departure by our office representative.
• 06-Night accommodation at 4 Star Hotel.
• Transportation by experienced English speaking driver with modern AC vehicle.
• Transportation as per mentioned routes in the program, depending on group size:/Small/ Medium/Large size A/C
• DLX Bus with WIFI
• Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program.
• Permanent professional licensed English speaking guide during all Visits
• Portage at the hotel and airport.
• Short horse ride in Petra (included in the price of an entrance ticket).
• Service charges and taxes.
• 13. Air Fare (Flight Tickets)
• 14. Visa Support
SERVICES NOT INCLUSIONS:
• Visa Fee
• Lunches & Dinner
• Personal expenses.
07-DAYS & 06-NIGHTS
CASABLANCA Welcome at Mohammed V airport in Morocco. Delivery of your vouchers and the documents of your trip. A brief review of the tour during your transfer to the hotel. Check-in and accommodation.
Sunday: CASABLANCA / RABAT (60 mi) Visit of the economic capital of Morocco: the central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the exterior of the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Fish lunch at one of the oceanfront restaurants. Continuation to Rabat the Administrative capital of the country, City tour: the Royal Palace, (Mechouar), the Oudaya Kasbah, the Mohamed V mausoleum, the Hassan Tower. Accommodation at the hotel.
Monday: RABAT / MEKNES / FEZ (135 mi) Departure to Meknes and visit of the city, the Bab Mansour, the Royal Stables and the Jewish quarter. Lunch at a typical Moroccan Restaurant. Continuation to visit the impressive ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis via the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Accommodation at the hotel in Fez.
Tuesday: FEZ The whole day is devoted to the city-sightseeing of Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco: the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and the Karaouine mosque. Moroccan lunch at a traditional restaurant in the Medina. Afternoon visit of Fez Jdid
Wednesday: FEZ/BENI MELLAL /MARRAKESH (275 mi) Departure to Marrakesh via Meknes, Adaroch passing by farms and of husbandry cows, Mrirert, Khenifra. Lunch and a moment of relaxation in Beni Mellal, one of the agricultural centers of Morocco.
Thursday: MARRAKESH Visit of historical Marrakesh: the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Minaret. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the famous Djemaa El Fna square with its surrounding souks and handicraft quarters. Accommodation at the hotel.
CASABLANCA / DEPARTURE Transfer to the Mohammed V Airport
MOROCCAN VISA REQUIREMENTS:
Please arrange all required documents in the following order:
• A valid Biometric passport with at least 6 months’ validity (previous passports to be attached).
• Reference letter from present employer mentioning designation, duration of service, and salary. In case of business visa, please attach your business profile
• NTN Certificate copy and Tax documents.
• Job Certificate with Salary details (If you are a salaried person).
• Photo Copy of the passport on a full A-4 size paper, the paper should not be cut down to size. Copy of passport should include the first two pages and any pages with endorsed visas of other countries (especially Europe & US Visas)
• Copy of National Identity Card on A-4 size paper, the paper should not be cut down to size.
• Photographs Size 4x3cm with White Background (Three Photos).
• Personal Bank statement for the last 3 months.
• Documents should be submitted in 3 sets. Documents should be submitted at least three (3) weeks prior to the traveling date.
• In case of a business visa, the invitation letter should be attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morocco, and Mukata (Moroccan Notary public).
• In case the applicant is invited by any Moroccan citizen, the invitation letter should be attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Morocco, and Mukata (Moroccan Notary public) along with a copy of passport and National card.
Special Instructions (only for Karachi) before submission of documents (Must be following)
• For scanning please follow the below instructions.
• First of all please send the following documents by email. For Picture use JPEG.
• Visa Form (1st page colored & rest black & white).
• Photograph with White Background (4x3cm)
• Copy of NIC (Black & White image not original)
• Passport fast page and all endorse visas of Canada, UK, USA, Schengen visa & all previous Morocco Visas. (Color Copy)
• Invitation Letter received from Morocco with Attestation of MOF.(black & white copy)
• Covering Letter
• Job certificate with Salary detail (Black & white copy)
• Hotel Reservation (Black & white copy)
• Air Ticket (black & white copy)
• Bank Statement 1st page and last 3 pages (Black & white copy)
• NTN Certificate (Black & White copy)
• Tax Payer Paper (Black & White copy)
* The minimum time duration of the visa processing is 3 weeks, however, it can vary in some cases.
* The Embassy reserves the right to reject any visa request without mentioning the reason.
* The Applicant having a residence visa of any other country may apply for a Moroccan visa from the country of residence.
* Incomplete documents will not be entertained.
* Documents, once submitted, shall not be returned to the applicant.