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Blue city of Shefshauen: in Morocco for the weekend

Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Replace autumn everyday life with bright paints of the ancient imperial cities of Morocco, picturesque mountain landscapes and acquaintance to legendary historical and architectural monuments! We invite you in a travel on the mysterious and very picturesque state of the African continent keeping a set of secrets and attracting annually a great number of tourists. You will admire beauty of tops in the mountain resort of Ifran, examine sights well-known around the world of the World heritage of UNESCO of Marrakech included in the list and you will be able to plunge into the atmosphere of the ancient cities with absolutely special traditions and the most tasty kitchen. And also you will visit one of the most picturesque places on the planet which are not leaving indifferent any tourist – "the blue city" or the city cloud of Shefshauene. Having passed across its color small streets which are until recently closed for any "gentile" you will be had to the Middle Ages.

Blue city of Shefshauen: in Morocco for the weekend

Tour duration: 5 days / 4 nights.

Dates of a tour: on demand.

Tour route: Casablanca – Shefshauen – Fes – Marrakech.

The approximate cost of a tour on the person at DBL placement: €1652

The approximate cost of a tour on the person at SNGL placement: €2095

In the cost of a tour it is usually included:

  • meeting at the airport; 
  • transfers on Mitsubishi Pajero;
  • accommodation in hotels according to the program with breakfasts;
  • placement in Hotel Four Season with breakfasts;
  • excursions to the designated places with the Russian-speaking guide of the highest class according to the program;
  • entrance tickets to all sights according to the program.

It is in addition paid:

  • the international flight Moscow – Casablanca – Moscow (and / to Royal Air Maroc);
  • insurance;
  • drinks during dinners and lunches;
  • tip to guides;
  • the other services and expenses which are not provided by the program of a tour.

 

Shefshauen, Morocco

Standard program of a tour

Day 1. 26.10.2016. Casablanca – Shefshauen (560 kilometers)

Departure from the Moscow airport Sheremetyevo at 11:10 flight of Royal Air Maroc airline. Arrival in the Mohammed V airport of Casablanca  at 15:10, meeting with the representative of host.

Moving to Shefshauen. Many fantasts described the amazing cities which are located on clouds in the works. These magic medieval fortresses soaring in heaven removed to movies of the famous directors. But there is on our planet a place which does not concede in anything (and, maybe, even surpasses!) these imaginations. The city cloud or "the blue city" Shefshauen is in Reef mountains, on steep slopes of the ridge Ayr Rich. It appeared here in far 1471. In this northwest part of Morocco the sky seems extraordinary close, and from beauty of surrounding landscapes just takes the breath away.

From time immemorial inhabitants paint buildings with blue, blue and snow-white paint, forming surprising and such image of the city, attractive for tourists. Historians explain the choice of flowers with the fact that at the end of the XV century in Shufshauen the Jews expelled from Spain to whom color of the sky always reminded of belief and God moved. Several centuries on pain of death any "gentile" could not set foot on land of Shefshauen, and he kept original medieval color up to now.
Placement in Riad Charifa hotel, rest.

Day 2. 27.10.2016. Shefshauen

Breakfast in hotel after which you are waited by a sightseeing tour to Shefshauen's sights. On its cozy small streets the cities it is possible to get souvenirs from local handicraftsmen and the well-known woolen Berber clothes, to get acquainted with hospitable locals and to examine fine mountain landscapes from survey platforms. You for certain estimate clean air of this city and almost total absence of cars in it. 

Shefshauen was based by the Jews and Arabs expelled from Spain at the end of the XV century. It remained closed for Christians up to 1920.

Return to hotel, rest.

Day 3. 28.10.2016. Shefshauen – Fes – Marrakech (727 kilometers)

Breakfast in hotel complex and moving to Marrakech through the oldest imperial city of Morocco – Fes. The way will lie through beautiful as a toy the resort town of Ifran which is often called "the Moroccan Switzerland" for typical European architecture and roofs of houses of saturated red color. It is on height of 1600 meters above sea level and is famous for the ski slopes. Do not miss an opportunity to be photographed with a big stone lion – a city symbol.

You will pass the town of Beni Mellal and will be able to enjoy beauty of the oak and cedar woods, and also picturesque mountain tops of the Average Atlas. Arrival in Marrakech in the second half of day. Placement in Hotel Four Season, rest.

Shefshauen, Morocco

Day 4. 29.10.2016. Marrakech

Excursion by the oldest part of Marrakech surrounded with a fortification. Medina this city is included into the list of the world heritage of UNESCO and represents the real labyrinth from the narrow small streets covered with the markets and souvenir shops.

Having entered the city through one of 20 gate, you examine the biggest Kutubiya's mosque in Marrakech which 69-meter ancient minaret became the Seville Hiralda's prototype and Hassan's towers in Rabat. Survey of the refined palace of Bakhiya, residence of the Grand Visier, Museum of the Moroccan art SI Gift Said and well-known tombs of a dynasty Saaditov

Lunch at traditional Moroccan restaurant and continuation of acquaintance to the city. You visit the most brisk place of the city – Dzhemaa-el-Fna Square or "place of the chopped-off heads". The sight received the severe name even the 10th century when on it executed criminals.

Now on the square it is possible to see dealers in souvenirs and spices, water carriers in colourful dresses and even snake charmers. In the evening she reminds huge restaurant under the open sky. Street dealers suggest to try even the most unusual delicious dishes, on counters the baked blockheads and brains smoke, boiled snails are spread out everywhere and Hundzhal waits for the turn the well-known drink aphrodisiac.

Return to hotel, rest.

Day 5. 30.10.2016. Marrakech

Breakfast in hotel, free time for independent walks on the city and acquisitions of souvenirs for the family and friends. A transfer in the airport and flight to Casablanca through Marrakech. Change on the international flight to Moscow. End of the program.

Marrakech, Morocco

The schedule of flights (economy class – 30 700 rub, a business class – 84 500 rub):

Number of flight City of a departure/arrival Dates of a departure Time
221 W Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – Casablanca 26.10.2016 11:10 – 15:10
412 W Marrakech – Casablanca 30.10.2016 19:15 – 20:05
220 W Casablanca – Moscow (Sheremetyevo) 30.10.2016 22:35 – 7:15 + 1
Blue city of Shefshauen: in Morocco for the weekend
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные
Голубой город Шефшауэн: в Марокко на выходные

  
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