North Morocco tour

8 Days

Resumen

This 8 days tour covers the bustling city of Casablanca, Imperial Rabat, Meknes, the Roman Ruins of Volubilis, UNESCO Fes and Tangier.

Itinerario

Arrive you will be welcomed by our English speaking driver in the airport of Casablanca, we'll get to see the popular Hassan II Mosque (estimated to house 25,000 worshippers inside), You will also be able to tour other parts of the city and see the grand Casablanca’ Cornish which has a panoramic view to the sea

from Casablanca, we will take you to the northern imperial city of Rabat.
Rabat contains lots to experience, Morocco's capital. Start at the Royal Palace of Rabat, where you can wander the Roman and Islamic ruins. Stroll through the Medina (old town) to find the Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohamed V. This abandoned 12th-century project features the minaret of an incomplete mosque and some 200 columns.
Spend some time exploring the historic Medina and roam through the charming streets. Stop at the souks (markets) to peruse local crafts and goods, such as rugs, spices, slippers, jewelry, leather, and more. Remember that bartering is part of the fun!
Next, visit the 20th-century Andalusian Gardens and enjoy the serene space away from the crowds. The lush terraces filled with walking paths, exotic plants, flowers, and fruit trees are reminiscent of the famous gardens in The Alhambra in southern Spain. It's the ideal place to relax and escape the afternoon heat. End your tour at the grand door of the Kasbah des Oudaïas, the gate out of Rabat's old city center. The Kasbah des Oudaïas is home to the city’s oldest mosque and Musée des Oudaïas handicrafts museum. Spend some time admiring the white and blue architecture of the neighborhood and learning about traditional regional crafts.

Depart Rabat for Tangier along the stunning coastal road. Visit Asilah, a beautiful coastal town with its whitewashed houses, blue walls and doors, and many murals. Tangier, the gateway to Africa from Europe, has always been an international melting pot. After you reach to tangier we can Start in the Medina (old town) and explore its labyrinth of commercial and residential alleyways. Wander around Petit Socco Square. And back to your accommodation where you’ll spend the night.

Start in the Medina (old town) and explore its labyrinth of commercial and residential alleyways. Wander around Petit Socco Square, known for its buzzy markets, craft shops, and cafés. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat or people-watch. For an incredible view over the city, visit the cannons at Faro Square and savor scenes of the Medina, harbor, and Bay of Tangier. The 15th-century Portuguese Tangier Kasbah (fortified castle) is small and compact enough for a self-guided walk. Pass through Bab Haha (a historic gate with sea views) and enter Place du Mechouar. If you like, you can pay for a guide to lead you on a tour.

Lastly, stroll along the shopping street of Rue de la Liberté all the way to the Place de France. This busy plaza is the center of modern Tangier and features the famous Grand Café de Paris and the Hotel El Minzah. Once upon a time, this is where you could find artists and writers such as Tennessee Williams, Jack Kerouac, Muhammad Asad, Truman Capote, and William S. Burroughs.

In the late afternoon, join the locals for a paseo (stroll) along the palm-lined seafront promenade, Corniche de Tanger. Or, if you'd like to explore out of the city, visit Cap Spartel and the Cave of Hercules. Plan at least one hour to account for transfers and time to enjoy the sites. Interestingly, when seen against the Atlantic horizon, the cave's outline is thought to resemble the shape of the African continent.

Enjoy a comfortable private transfer from Tangier to your accommodation in Chefchaouen, which takes about two and a half hours. Enjoy the scenic drive as flat plains and landscape of the Rif Mountains. After settling into your accommodation, head out to explore Chefchaouen, or simply "chaoeun," as the locals call it. Twist through the city's Medina and its winding maze of picturesque streets while appreciating the relaxed atmosphere.

Enjoy a comfortable private transfer from Chefchaouen to your accommodation in Fes, which takes about four and a half hours. Along the way, your driver will stop in the imperial city of Meknes and the Roman ruins at Volubilis. To make the most out of your morning, wander the quiet streets of Chefchaouen for a final look at the "Blue City."

After saying goodbye to the scenic Rif Mountains, your first stop is Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing Morocco’s best-preserved Roman ruins. Wander through the massive complex, exploring large merchant homes with visible heating systems, temples, and many colorful mosaics. This town was one of the most remote parts of the Roman Empire, with the Romans ruling about 200 years and leaving in 285 CE.
Next, continue to Meknes, the imperial city of Moulay Ismail. Under Moulay Ismail's reign (1672–1727 CE), Meknes grew from a small town to a magnificent capital. Enjoy strolling through the compact Medina, which is less busy than other cities and offers a more laid-back atmosphere. Other than the scattered souks (markets), you can visit the Marinid-era architecture at the 14th-century Medersa Bou Inania and the impressive 19th-century palace of Dar Jamaï. In the Ville Impériale area, explore gardens, palaces, the impressive gate of Bab al-Mansour, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Royal Stables.

Your final stop is Fes. Before settling into your accommodation, drive up to the Marinid Tombs, where you can enjoy a lovely panorama of the old city. On the hillside below, you may see leather drying in the sun.

Discover the vibrant and fortified Medina of Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco, with the help of a local. Your private tour guide will meet you in the morning and lead you through the twisting maze of cobbled streets as you pass markets, shops, mosques, and more. You'll explore lively souks, learn about medieval Marinid architecture, and visit historical monuments as you absorb Fes's old-fashioned charm.

Pass through the Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud), a Moorish gate with three arches acting as the old town's main entrance, and wander the bustling souks (markets). You'll find unique, hand-crafted goods in alleys, streets, and open-air squares. Enjoy the bright colors of rugs, jewelry, and leather goods, or indulge in the towers of spices, dried fruits, and culinary delicacies.

Admire the city's old walls and walk up to the Marinid Tombs, a hilltop archeological site hosting the ruins of two 14th-century mausoleums (and a great spot to return to for sunset). You can't miss the famous Chouara Tannery, with its large assortment of colorful leather dyes and traditional techniques from centuries ago. Next, head to the 9th-century Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, the world's oldest continuously operating university.

You'll also stop at either Bou Inania Madrasa or Al Attarine Madrasa, two 14th-century schools featuring beautiful Marinid and Moroccan architecture and zellij tiles. Then wander to some of the other sites of Fes, such as the Mellah (Jewish District and cemetery) and the Royal Palace of Fes (Dar el Makhzen), the King of Morocco's residence built on the foundation of a citadel from the 13th-century Marinid Dynasty. Or check out a museum, like the Borj Nord, with its collection of weapons and armor from several eras and incredible roof-top views.

Day 8 :
Departure

Today, your exotic Moroccan adventure comes to an end. Here we say goodbye and until next time. We hope we have made your Moroccan journey an unforgettable one and we turned your dreams in memories.

  • Group 1 person :  1800€
  • Group 2 people : 925€ / person
  • Group 3 people: 900€ / person
  • Group 4 - 7 people : 870€ / person
  • Group 8 - 12 people: 840€ / person

Inclusions

  • Bed and breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodations in 4 stars hotels/riads
  • All Transport
  • Taxes

Exclusions

  • Almuerzos y cenas
  • the entry fees to historical places
  • Gratuities

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North Morocco tour
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