Africa & Europe: June 10-24, 2017
Day 1: June 10th
Departure: Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)
Airline: Royal Air Maroc
Enjoy a nonstop flight service from Washington International Airport to Morroco, Marrekesh (only 7-hours). Find yourself on the Royal Maroc new Dreamliner aircraft, Boeing 787. ROYAL AIR MAROC has been awarded the 4-Star Airline certification, becoming only the second airline in Africa to achieve this status. Enjoy traditional tea in-flight!
Day 2: June 11th
A private transfer will await your arrival before being swept away to the Whimpscile: Four Seasons hotel. Immersed in authentic Moroccan culture, while enjoying a complete luxury resort experience in the heart of the Red City. Spread across 16 hectares (40 acres) of lush Moorish gardens, Four Seasons Resort Marrakech accommodations are split across the main building, several Pavilions and one exclusive, Royal Villa. Each of the 139 luxurious bedrooms offers something unique, from a panoramic view of the mighty Atlas peaks, or an intimate plunge pool made for two, to butler service for the ultimate in relaxing getaways.
Day 3: June 12th
Have Breakfast at your leisure before exploring the beautiful ruins of Morocco. Visit the well sought after Morocco’s Red City home to labyrinthine souks. The labyrinthine souks of Marrakech are unlike anything that can be seen in the world. A surprise lurks at every corner. An unassuming alley leads visitors to the Pottery Souk. Also Moroccan leather is known the world over for its fine quality. Then, of course, there are endless shops adorned with colorful Moroccan rugs, leather sandals, and miscellaneous souvenirs. Spend hours inspecting embroidered scarves and leather bags, interacting with artisans, bargaining, and bartering – before finally succumbing to the charms of persuasive vendors.
Day 4: June 13th
Have Breakfast at leisure and perhaps after some relaxation within the gates of your luxury accomadations, find yourself floating amid the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. What am I suggesting? Hot Air Ballooning! Standing in a huge basket and floating smoothly through the skies wherever the wind decides to take you. With eerie silences between the loud bursts of the burners, amazing panoramic views, beautiful landscapes
Day 5: June 14th
Have Breakfast at leisure. Anyone up for a camel ride? Explore the Palmeraie neighbourhood, featuring a huge palm grove set amidst sand dunes – just a short drive from Four Seasons. You can also tour the area by quad bike with heart-racing thrills. The landscape is especially magical at sunset.
Day 6: June 15th
The continuation of dinning in the lap of luxury continues, but today find yourself immersed in a cooking class in Moroccan society, and reviews the variety of recipes created by Dadas (traditional female cooks) over the centuries for special festivals. We then proceed to an overview of the most traditional recipes such as pastilla, couscous, and the broad variety of tajines (stews usually made with lamb or chicken), while reviewing some of the basic pillars of Moroccan cuisine; a ‘spices and herbs’, technique of cooking. Then visit a nearby spice market and communal bread oven, where neighborhood families bake their bread
Now indulge: Marrakech is indeed a spa destination with steamy hammams, plunge pools, relaxation rooms and fragrant private gardens. Marrakech is known for its HAMMAM spa experience; savor this traditional Hammam experience in the luxurious setting of our Spa. Traditional black soap is applied to your body, followed by an exfoliation using a kessa glove. The Ghassoul body mask, made from clay found in the Atlas Mountains, will allow your body to detoxify. Expect an unforgettable Moroccan experience
A day well spent!
Day 7: June 16th
Having completed another day of breakfast fit for a king at Four Seasons. Marrakesh is also perfectly placed to experience plenty more of what the country has to offer. Heading towards the city itself, restaurants and lounges offer food fusing North African and Asian flavours – from shark Tagine to miso cod, and deserts like cheesecake with local Ourika fruits. As your food digests, the beats get progressively louder and Saturday evening evolves into late-night opulence. Bars and chic lounges aligned the downtown streets. Don’t forget to visit the internationally famed Niki Beach Club
Day 7: June 16th
Depart to Casablanca and overnight in the Sheraton Casablanca We leave Marrakech this morning for a drive to Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, combining French and Moroccan influences. Take a break for lunch on the promenade along the seaside
Day 8: June 17th
Visit the Grand Mosque of Hassan II, the world’s third largest Islamic house of worship, with a 656-foot minaret and a prayer hall three times the size of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The mosque boasts an equally stunning setting on the banks of the Atlantic shoreline. It is also Morocco’s only functioning mosque that is open to non-Muslims and our tour affords us the opportunity to see the palatial interior with its polished marble floor, Venetian chandeliers, and Moorish arches with 70 cedar-paneled cupolas. From there we will continue to discover other highlights of the city such as the church of Casablanca with its marvelous stained glass work and the Habous Quarter (“New Medina”), with its neo moorish architectural style. June 18th: Depart on a flight from Casablanca Airport to Ibiza. Private transports will take you to the airport for a 4-hour flight with Iberia Airline Arrive in Ibiza, Spain and be whisked away in ‘VIP’ private transports ushered to the one and only ‘Hard Rock’ hotel. Get ready to become a rockstar in your own right!
Day 9: June 18th
Depart on a flight from Casablanca Airport to Ibiza. Private transports will take you to the airport for a 4-hour flight with Iberia Airline
Arrive in Ibiza, Spain and be whisked away in ‘VIP’ private transports ushered to the one and only ‘Hard Rock’ hotel. Get ready to become a rockstar in your own right!
The Hard Rock Hotel
The Hard Rock Hotel will provide you a mind blowing experience, located beach front. Relax in world-class surroundings, indulge yourself in their unique features, and be pampered to the hilt. Ibiza has that great island vibe, with some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, indeed, the World. Fusing Mediterranean-inspired vibes with legendary Hard Rock electric energy to include:
Day 10: June 19th
Have breakfast at your leisure with a full buffet of international selections. Enjoy the mediterranean sea and then after lunch head down to the seaport to enjoy the shops and street performers. Graced with the floating palaces of Ibiza’s jet set regulars, who migrate here faithfully at the start of each summer to keep their rendezvous with the most famous nightlife in the Med
Day 11: June 20th
After breakfast go yachting around the Balearic Islands. Sailing in Ibiza and Formenter, which is ideal to discover all the unique coves on these gorgeous islands. Admire the amazing color of Illetes beach, one of the most popular destinations in the north of Formentera Island. After swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling-the yacht will bring you to the well sought after restaurant: Juan y Andrea located in Formentera. The restaurant is famed for its freshest seafood and exquisite wines. Never knowing what celebrity may grace your presence will you dine. The restaurant is also family run and operated by three brothers.
Day 12: June 21st
Today you will dine again at the hard rock breakfast and by mid afternoon you’ll take to the streets of Ibiza on a Jeep exploration: Experience the ultimate off-road adventure through the beautiful nature of Ibiza! Steep ascents and descents, waterholes and breathtaking slopes are all part of the agenda. The professional drivers will show you that speed is not everything. And by the way the tour will guide you to the most spectacular places of this wonderful island, so take your camera with in order to take the pictures of your lifetime! For your comfort, the Jeeps will be delivered directly to your hotel and can be dropped off at any point in the program.
The Hippie Market Punta Arabi opened its first stalls in seventees. Over the last years the market grew and became more and more popular, making it one of the most well known markets in the world. The visitors from around the world can buy individual, handmade and extraordinary jewelry, bags, decoration and clothing. On top of that, Punta Arabi offers a beautiful patio with tiny food stalls, a cocktail bar with fresh Mojitos and little spots to sit down and relax. Furthermore the restaurant offers a great mix of authentic Mediterranean dishes while the hippie market also offers a range of night markets and big concerts.
Day 13: June 22nd
As you consume another lavish breakfast at the hard Rock hotel your just realizing that your Ibiza journey is coming to an end. But don’t fret, lets go out with a bang! No visit to Ibiza is complete without the holistic spa treatment at The spa La Posidonia, named after the important seaweed that grows around the Mediterranean basin, is a sanctuary in which to be reborn. The one of a kind naturally based exterior parcours; all built around and within the Ibicencan nature, will revitalise all your senses and infuse a deep overflowing relaxation. These internationally acclaimed exterior treatments offer a magical and unique experience to savour with your loved ones. The Cascadas Suspendidas are an outdoor thalassotherapy treatment consisting of 8 different pools heated at different temperatures which provide high pressure hydro jet massages starting from the soles of your feet and finishing with your head.
Day 14: June 23rd
Have one last amazing meal at the Hard Rock, before your private transfers will accompany you back to the airport. Join Iberia Airlines where they will take you back to the Casablanca airport for another overnight stay. There will be one more night at the Sheraton Casablanca before departing back to the states.