Imperial Morocco & The Blue City - 8 Days
Journey through Morocco on this 8 day group tour, set off from Casablanca taking in the highlights of the imperial cities Fes & Volubilis, explore Morocco’s beautiful “blue city” Chefchaouen before ending in Marrakech.
Sunday. Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you'll be met and transferred to our hotel where you have the remainder of the day at leisure. Perhaps visit the old medina or sit back and watch the world go by with a pot of tea at Rick's cafe.
Casablanca - Rabat. This morning after breakfast, we visit the incredible Hassan II Mosque, rising 210 meters into the air, the third largest mosque in the world is covered in ornate traditional tile work. After exploring we make our way to Rabat, meeting the rest of the group joining from Marrakech, en route.
Rabat, Morocco's charming capital is ours to explore this afternoon. Take a stroll along the long stretch of beach that starts behind the medina, or just up the hill from the medina is the well-preserved Kasbah of the Udayas, dating back to the 12th century.
Overnight: Rabat | Breakfast
Rabat - Chefchaouen. Departing Rabat this morning we visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Dating back to 40AD we take time to explore the triple arched Tingis gate, the columns of the Capitoline temple, the Basilica, the courthouse and much more. We'll then continue to Chefchaouen, nestled in the heart of the Rif Mountains, the city boasts incredible blue-washed buildings and majestic views of the surrounding landscape. The rest of the afternoon is ours to independently wander round the Plaza Uta el-Hammam in the heart of the Medina, or perhaps try some of the local street food and watch the sun set.
Overnight: Chefchaouen | Breakfast
After some free time to relax or continue exploring the city this morning, we make our way to Talassemtane National Park. Located on the eastern side of the Rif Mountains, Talassemtane boasts a wide range of landscapes, as well as housing a number of plant species and mammals including the Barbary macaques and the otter. We make our way to the Akchour Falls and God's Bridge where we relax with a picnic lunch while soaking up the breath-taking views. Return to Chefchaouen for an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Chefchaouen | Breakfast, Lunch
Today is yours to enjoy some free time exploring Morocco's Blue City. The medina is the heart of the city and never disappoints, with souks selling everything from leather bags to spices - be prepared to haggle!
For anyone looking to explore the Rif mountains, there are several guided excursions that can be arranged, perhaps plan a hike to the abandoned Spanish mosque which offers great views of the landscape.
Overnight: Chefchaouen | Breakfast
Chefchaouen - Fes. Bordered on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains lies the imperial city of Fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. On arrival we enjoy a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the old walled city, absorbing the chaos of the souks and getting lost in the medina's labyrinth layout. The remainder of the day is at leisure - why not take part in an optional Tagine Making Class or a night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town (both payable locally).
Overnight: Fes | Breakfast
Fes - Marrakach. This morning depart Fes and transfer back to Marrakech, arriving late afternoon. Time to explore the delights of Djemaa el Fna for some last minute souvenir shopping in the bustling souks.
Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast
Our amazing tour of Morocco ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to airport will be provided.
START YOUR TOUR IN MARRAKECH OR END IN CASABLANCA
We do offer the option to start this trip in Marrakech and end in Casablanca. A small supplement applies, please see our prices & dates page for costs. Travel between Marrakech and Casablanca is by private transfer in a minivan. If you choose to return to Casablanca we recommend that you book outbound flights departing Casablanca after 16:00
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Kenzi Basma Hotel , Casablanca
Offering an excellent location right in the heart of the city, this recently-renovated hotel is nestled between Casablanca’s cosmopolitan business district and the amazing architecture of the Art Deco neighborhood. You’ll find the guestrooms to be spacious and fully-equipped with modern amenities including high-speed WiFi. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Bloom, offers tasty Moroccan and international cuisine, whereas in the Torero bar you can enjoy a buzzing atmosphere with live music and delicious Spanish tapas.
Riad Dar Alia, Rabat
Boasting a fantastic location, just a short walk from the entrance to the Kasbah of the Udayas, Riad Dar Alia is wonderful choice for a stay in the capital. It offers a number of uniquely decorated rooms in a traditional Moroccan style. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and a restaurant serves a variety of Moroccan specialities.
Riad Sidi Fateh, Rabat
The beautiful Riad Sidi Fateh offers guests a very comfortable stay in the heart of the Moroccan capital. Located in the heart of the bustling medina, you'll have no shortage of choices for your evening meal. All rooms are equipped with free WiFi and air conditioning.
Dar Ba Sidi & Spa, Chefchaouen
Surrounded by nature, with a large swimming pool, Dar Ba Sidi offers a quiet oasis for guests to relax. Bright spacious rooms are decorated in the traditional Riad style with ornate architecture and mosaics. You can also sample some Moroccan cuisine at the Moulay Ismail restaurant.
Riad Al Pacha, Fes
Just a stones throw away from the bustling Medina, Riad Al Pacha is a fantastic example of Moroccan architecture and hospitality. Centred around a beautiful mosaic courtyard, all rooms have air conditioning and WiFi. A rooftop terrace offers panoramic views across the city, whilst the restaurant serves up delicious Moroccan fare at dinner time.
Adam Park Hotel & Spa, Marrakech
Guests can expect a very comfortable stay at the Adam Park Hotel & Spa. Each of the elegant rooms feature a patio or balcony with views of the surrounding area. Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Several restaurants offer a variety of options including Italian specialities, Moroccan favourites and international cuisine. There are also plenty of ways to unwind after a day exploring Marrakech, with an outdoor pool, fitness centre and a spa offering rejuvenating massage treatments.