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Welcome to Morocco. Arrive into Tangier and transfer to your hotel. Tangier is an ancient port steeped in history as it used to guard the entrance to the Mediterranean. It has a very busy medina and new town.
Spend the morning exploring Tangier. This afternoon head off just west of Tangier to Cap Spartel through La Montagne. Visit the Grottes d’ Hercule just 5kms south of Cap Spartel lighthouse. According to legend Hercules rested in the caves after having dug the straights between Europe and Africa.
Leaving Tangier, you head west along the coast and the hilly road towards Ceuta. There are good views to the sea and it's possible to climb up Jbel Musa, opposite the rock of Gibraltar (Jbel Tarik). After lunch in Tetouan, continue your journey along the coast, passing the small fishing port of Cabo Negro and then heading into the mountains to Chefchaouen.
Enjoy a day at leisure in Chefchaouen, a haven of peace and tranquility. Discover the medina of Chefchaouen, the silk and wool weaving quarter, the main square with its cafes, and the souks. Perhaps barter for a kilim in the market, where you can get some great deals!
Today you journey through the Rif mountains to Fes. The Rif mountains are still relatively unexplored by visitors, partly because they are quite remote, and partly because of the hashish that is grown in fields in the hidden valleys. However with your guide and driver, you will be able to relax and see the unspoilt Morocco.
The oldest and largest Medieval city in the world, Fes is a bustling hive of activity and truly fascinating. Spend the day exploring this historic city, the souks, the palaces and the views from the museum and old Kasbah just outside the city walls.
Heading out of the city this morning, visit the ancient Roman city of Volubilis in the foothills of the Middle Atlas mountains. Incredible mosiacs, gates, villas and the forum still remain. In the afternoon, see the town of Moulay Idriss, only open to non Muslims in recent history and named after the founder of Fes. Spend the night in the Imperial city of Meknes.
Have a day to explore the city of Meknes, often overlooked by the main tour companies, but with an interesting medina and grand architecture of the city walls and grand entrances.
Travel to Rabat in the morning and have the afternoon free to explore the Chellah and Hassan II tower.
The day is free for you to explore the capital city, the medina, the new town and perhaps the harbour near sale or relax in the central wooded park
Travel up the coast past cork oak trees and large fields growing grains and crops for the rest of Morocco. Arrive in Asilah and relax into the hotel. Asilah is a small town on the coast with beaches and a small whitewashed medina. It is a popular resort in summer. Overnight at Asilah staying at the Hotel El Alba.
The next three days are completely at leisure for you to enjoy Asilah and its fortified town with ramparts and gate works fully intact. Overnight at Asilah staying at the Hotel El Alba.
Your Morocco adventure with us comes to an end today and we will transfer you to the airport or ferry port in Tangier for your onward departure journey.
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