The blue city of Chefchaouen | Morocco
FROM: £1,085 pp

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.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Casablanca - Independently explore this modern port city and visit the famous Hassan II Mosque
Rabat - Stroll around Morocco's charming coastal capital, with its attractive walled medina
Talassemtane National Park - See beautiful forests of fir trees, cascading waterfalls, craggy cliffs and deep gorges
High Atlas Mountains - Relax by beautiful lake Bin El Ouidane and admire the spectacular Cascades d'Ouzoud
Volubilis – Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins at Morocco's best preserved archaeological site
Chefchaouen - Spend two nights in the picturesque blue city, nestled in the Rif Mountains
Fes - Step back in time on a tour of captivating Fes el Bali - the oldest medieval city in the world, and visit one of the famous tanneries
Marrakech – Discover the wonders of the UNESCO-listed medina, visit captivating Djemma el Fna and stroll around the souks

Included

Breakfast daily and 1 picnic lunch
Guided sightseeing - Volubilis, Fes and Marrakech
Casablanca airport arrival transfer on day 1 and Marrakech airport departure transfer on day 8
All road taxes and tolls
7 nights 4 star hotels and riads
Services of a licensed English speaking tour guide for all included sightseeing
Driver and all transfers and transportation in private modern A/C tourism vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$50-60pp, paid in local currency
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Casablanca

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'.
Overnight: Casablanca

Day 2

Casablanca & Rabat

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

Day 3

Volubilis & Chefchaouen

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

Day 4

Rif Mountains & Talassemtane NP

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

Day 5

UNESCO listed Fes el Bali

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

Day 6

High Atlas Mountains

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

Day 7

Marrakech & Djemaa el Fna

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

Day 8

Marrakech

Your tour of Morocco comes to an end today, with an included transfer to Marrakech airport.
Breakfast

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, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Solo Room' price is applicable when a single room is required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

Dates
Twin / Share
Solo Room
20th Dec 2021 - 2nd Jan 2022
Unavailable during this period.
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Extra Prices

Twin Share
Solo Room

Hotels

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

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Riad

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.

Dar Ba Sidi & Spa, Chefchaouen

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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.

Hotel Atlas Saiss Fes, Fes

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hotel Atlas Saiss Fes is a popular 4 star hotel, conveniently located just a 15-minute walk from Nouvelle Ville. The hotel offers spacious and comfortable guest rooms, equipped with free WiFi, flat screen TVs, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms. Facilities include a restaurant, 24 hour room service and a sauna (at an additional cost). Start the day with a generous continental breakfast before heading out to explore the enchanting imperial city of Fes. After a busy day, relax on the hotel terrace, enjoy a tasty meal at the restaurant or rejuvenate in the sauna.

Chems du Lac Bin el Oudine, Lake Bin el Oudine

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Sitting on the shore of Lake Bin El Ouidane in the High Atlas Mountains, the location of this 4 star hotel is simply spectacular. Guests can enjoy wonderful views of the lake from the hotel lounge, the terrace and the large outdoor pool, which has a bar. All of the guest rooms have a balcony with views of the lake and are equipped with en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The hotel restaurant serves Moroccan and international cuisine and there are a range of treatments available at the hotel spa.

Adam Park Hotel & Spa, Marrakech

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

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.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Casablanca
Ends
Marrakech
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels & traditional riads
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 1
Countries
Purple sky behind the city of Casablanca
The blue painted houses of Chefchaouen's medina
The blue painted houses of Chefchaouen's medina
Click to play videoMulti-coloured tanneries in Fes
The High Atlas mountain range
Click to play videoBeautiful sky over the famous Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech
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