PRIVATE TOUR: Travelling from the modern port city of Casablanca to the captivating imperial city of Marrakech, discover the wonders of northern Morocco. Be enchanted by ancient Fes el Bali and picturesque Chefchaouen, the blue pearl. Roam around Rabat, marvel at the Volubilis ruins and soak up spectacular mountain scenery, all in 8 magical days.
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. In contrast to Morocco's imperial cities, the bustling port city of Casablanca is the modern, industrial and economic heart of Morocco. Perhaps take a stroll around the souks in the attractive Quartier Habous (new medina), or grab a bite to eat at Rick's cafe, which was inspired by the 1942 film 'Casablanca'.
Casablanca - Rabat. This morning after breakfast, visit Casablanca's incredible Hassan II Mosque. Rising 210 meters into the air, it's the third largest mosque in the world and it can hold 25,000 worshippers at any one time!
Bidding farewell to Casablanca, drive to the imperial city of Rabat, Morocco's charming capital. The afternoon is free for you to independently explore. 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 - Volubilis - Chefchaouen. Departing Rabat this morning, drive to the Roman ruined city of Volubilis for a guided tour. Dating back to 40AD, Volubilis is Morocco's best-preserved archaeological site. Take in the highlights of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, including the triple arched Tingis gate, the columns of the Capitoline temple, the Basilica, the courthouse and much more.
Then continue your journey to Chefchaouen, nestled in the heart of the Rif Mountains. Known as the Blue City, Chefchaouen is arguably the prettiest town in Morocco, with its incredible blue-washed buildings and majestic views of the surrounding mountains. The rest of the afternoon is free to stroll around the Plaza Uta el-Hammam in the heart of the enchanting old medina, enjoy some local food and watch a beautiful sun set.
Overnight: Chefchaouen | Breakfast
This morning enjoy an excursion to Talassemtane National Park. Located on the eastern side of the Rif Mountains, this picturesque national park boasts vast forests of fir trees, cascading waterfalls, craggy cliffs and deep gorges. Talassemtane is also home to rare wildlife such as golden eagles, lynx and Barbary macaques. Take a leisurely walk to Akchour Falls and God's Bridge where you can relax with a picnic lunch while soaking up the breath-taking views. Return to Chefchaouen for an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Chefchaouen | Breakfast, Lunch
Chefchaouen - Fes. In the foothills of the Atlas Mountains lies the imperial city of Fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. On arrival, take a step back in time on a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the mesmerising old walled city, with its labyrinth of 9400 alleys and cacophony of aromas, sights and sounds. During the tour visit one of the pungent leather tanneries that Fes is famous for, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the giant dye pits below, which are full of deep earthy tones.
Spend the afternoon at leisure. Relax or independently explore. Alternatively you can book 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 - High Atlas Mountains. Departing Fes this morning, travel past the Middle Atlas Mountains and the orange groves around Aforer before ascending into the rugged High Atlas Mountains to the picturesque lake of Bin El Ouidane. Upon arrival relax by the swimming pool or on the terrace at your lake-shore hotel and enjoy the spectacular views.
Overnight: High Atlas Mountains | Breakfast
High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech. Make the final leg of your journey this morning, travelling through the heart of the Atlas Mountains, where almond trees and juniper covered rocky ridges abound. Stop to admire the spectacular Cascades d'Ouzoud, - the highest waterfall in North Africa, before travelling on to Marrakech via the berber town of Demnate.
This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech's old medina. Inside the rose coloured medina walls is a tangle of winding streets and alleys that open onto verdant gardens and bustling souks. At the heart of the medina is Djemaa El Fna, the city's exuberant market place and towering over it, is the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the tallest building in the city. Djemaa El Fna springs to life in the evening so be sure to return to the square this evening and experience it in all its glory!
Overnight: Marrakech | Breakfast
Your tour of Morocco comes to an end today, with an included transfer to Marrakech airport.
Start your tour in Marrakech or end in Casablanca
If you would like to start this trip in Marrakech or end in Casablanca, that can be arranged upon request. A small supplement would apply. If you choose to return to Casablanca we recommend that you book outbound flights departing Casablanca after 16:00.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.Read More
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.
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.
Hotel Club Val D’Anfa , Casablanca
Located between the sea and Anfa mount, Hotel Club Val d’Anfa is in one of the most prestigious residential districts of Casablanca. Combining warm colours, ceramic tiles and fine wood, the interior decor was inspired by Amazigh art. The attractive guest rooms contain all the modern amenities needed for your stay and face either the sea, hotel gardens or the Casablanca Corniche. Boasting three restaurants, two bars, a fitness centre, spa and pool - there's certainly plenty to keep guests entertained.
Riad Dar Zouhour, Rabat
Riad Zouhour has been recently and lovingly restored in a charming and traditional style. Located in the Medina District of Rabat, and just a two-minute walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kasbah of the Udayas; the Hassan Tower Mosque and Royal Palace of Rabat are also within easy walking proximity to the riad. Its rooms are quiet and comfortable, and you can enjoy some R&R in the hamman after a busy day exploring, or just sit and relax on the sun terrace and patio.
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.
Casa Hassan, Chefchaouen
Located in the centre of the old medina of Chefchouen, Casa Hassan features rooftop terraces with medina views and colourful and unique architecture. Guest rooms are decorated with artworks from local artists and antique accessories, they also feature a fireplace and private bathrooms. The restaurant serves traditional Moroccan cuisine and a continental breakfast is served daily on the patio or terrace.
Riad Cherifa, Chefchaouen
Situated in the heart of Blue City, Riad Cherifa is designed to look like a genuine Medina with traditional architecture and verdant gardens where corridors have been replaced by twisting lanes and the rooms replaced by beautiful riads, making for a magical experience in Chefchaouen. Guest rooms are fully equipped with high attention to detail and complete with air conditioning and private bathrooms. For those seeking reprieve from the sun, why not take a swim in the pool or book a treatment and relax at Riad Cherifa Hamman and spa.
Riad Reda , Fes
Located in the heart of the animated souks of Fes, Riad Reda combines traditional Moroccan design with modern air-conditioned rooms. Each room has a private bathroom and free WiFi is provided throughout the property. In the evening guests can enjoy dinner in the exquisitely decorated restaurant or simply relax in one of the lounge rooms.
Riad Al Bartal, Fes
Riad al Bartal, which means the house of Fez, is a beautiful, tranquil riad inspired by the architecture of Arabia and Andalusia. The stunning courtyard and the striking, spacious rooms decorated in typical Moroccan style all provide guests with the ultimate sense of calm. Materials such as marble, mosaic and cedar wood add to the charm of the property. In keeping with its appearance, guests can enjoy fine Moroccan cuisine prepared with seasonal produce on the flower-filled terrace. The riad is just one block from the main entrance of the medina.
Borj Des Cascades & Spa, High Atlas
Located just 2 hours from Marrakech you’ll find the village of Ouzoud surrounded by waterfalls, lakes and mountains, here you will find Borj de Cascades offering a stay of comfort and authenticity. All guest rooms are decorated with care featuring private bathrooms and offer a breathtaking view of the famous Ouzoud waterfalls. Sit back and relax on the terrace or take a dip in the swimming pool overlooking the falls and the vast olive groves.
Riad Cascades D'Ouzoud , High Atlas
The Cascades D'Ouzoud is traditional in style with a large room terrace and a beautiful courtyard. The rooms are a good size and simply furnished.
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.
Riad Imilchil, Marrakech
Traditional and stylish, the Riad Imilchil is a beautiful example of boutique Moroccan accommodation. The 6 rooms and 1 suite are beautifully decorated with colourful interiors and gorgeous en suites. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and there is a stunning rooftop terrace where guests can view the whole of the city whilst enjoying a refreshing drink. At night you can view the famous Djemma El Fna pulsating in the distance. Well located, just 10 minute walk into the centre of the Medina.