THE MAGNIFICENT NORTH OF MOROCCO

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

9 Days 8 Nights

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Tour includes the following cities and villages:

TANGIER
ASSILA
TETOUANE
CHEFCHAOUEN
MEKNES
FES

Tour overview :

Day 1

TANGIER ARRIVAL

Once you arrive to Tangier your driver will be taking you straight to your hotel or riad where you will get to rest for the day and have dinner later on.

Day 02

TANGIER (guided visit)

Once you get to enjoy your breakfast at your riad or hotel your private guide will be picking you up and taking you on a tour of the city of Tangier, located in northern Morocco, and which is the result of an uncontrolled mix of North Africa, Spain, Portugal and France without forgetting that it was under a joint international control until 1956.

This fascinating Moroccan city has many of the things that travelers love to explore in the sense of interesting history, exotic mystery, and unspoiled beaches.

Tangier is separated from Spain by the 20 miles of the Strait of Gibraltar so frequent you will be witnessing ferries make the short crossing from Europe each day, and many cruise ships sailing between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic which often include this city as a port of call.

There are many things that we suggest you to do while you are here and your driver will make sure to take you to all the places you need to visit and assist you with valuable information that can make a serious difference in your travelling experience.

You will get a half day tour taking you to visit most of the important sightseeing of the city so you can have a better idea about the place and also to facilitate your walking around the city on your own.

From the places you will get the chance to visit will be the “Tangier American Legation Museum”; a prosperous cultural center, museum, conference center and library in the heart of the old medina.

It is housed in the only historic landmark of the United States located abroad. The museum exhibits a large collection of art and historical items.

It also has a Paul Bowles Wing dedicated to the writer and composer who lived most of his adult life in Tangier.

Your tour will also take you to the tomb of “Ibn Battuta”, a 14th century famous traveler who was born in this city, then we go onward to “The Kasbah Museum”, the previous Sultan's palace which deserves to be seen not only for its collection of artifacts from the Phoenician to modern times, but also for the building and garden.

Once your tour is over we will be heading back to your hotel or riad where you will be spending the night and enjoying a nice dinner as well.

Day 03

TANGIER – LARACHE - ASILAH

Today we have a special treat for you since we will be taking you to discover more about the surrounding of Tangier which includes the small city of Larache and Asilah and the amazing beaches and history of those astounding sights larache is an important marina town in the region of Tanger, Tetouan and Al Hoceima in northern Morocco with a population of approximately 125,008.

The layout of the old town is typically Moorish, while houses in the new town seem to share the andalusian in style.

This small town has a unique charm to it that you will enjoy a lot.

Once this break is over we will head to Assilah the gorgeous whitewashed resort town where it feels like somewhere on a Greek island.

Assilah is an easy and hassle-free introduction to Morocco which has become a favorite stop on the traveler’s trail of the North Atlantic coast.

Asilah has developed into a popular seaside resort that hosts an annual music and arts festival each August and considered to be a cultural extravaganza featuring both studio and performing artists from all over the world.

Journalists, writers, painters, musicians, and dancers gather at this arts festival spreading in this town fabulous colors, enthusiasm, and great energy.

Once this tour is over we will head back to Tangier where you will be spending the night and having dinner.

Day 04

TANGIER - TETOUAN

Today after breakfast your driver will be taking you on a different adventure which takes part in another coastal town which is Tetouan where you will be spending the night and enjoying a nice dinner at your place of residence.

Tetouan is a city in northern Morocco situated in the middle of a belt of orchards that contain orange, almond, pomegranate and cypress trees. It consist one of the two major ports of the country on the Mediterranean Sea.

It lies a few miles south of the Strait of Gibraltar, and about 60 km of Tangier.

This town is considered as a jewel in an outstanding location at the foot of the Rif Mountains, and just a few kilometers from the sea.

You can feel an air of authenticity here that adds great value to a visit.

The ancient medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site which looks like it has not changed in several centuries.

Some of the most recommended places to visit in this city are the Spanish Cathedral, the big mosque, the Kasbah, the old royal palace dating from the 17rg century, the old medina or market of course and the Hassan ll square.

Your guide will be also taking you on a visit to the old Jewish mellah and the Berber market.

You will be enjoying a nice dinner at your riad or hotel in Tetouan where you will be spending the night and getting ready for our next day’s journey.

Day 05

TETOUAN– CHEFCHAOUEN GUIDED TOUR

After breakfast we will be heading to our next destination which is Chefchaouen but first of all we are going to drop you at your hotel or riad so you can rest and leave your baggage then after lunch we have a private guide picking you up and taking you on a historical tour of this blue town to give you a better idea about its origins and best places to wonder around once you are on your own since you will have the opportunity to spend two days in this beautiful little town.

Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains and represents a popular tourist destination because of its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish commune.

It is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, considered to be an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like a part of another world. It is considered as a popular shopping destination as well as it offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco.

Your tour will be including the old medina which is a delight of the Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza, Uta hammam and its restored Kasbah and also a ruined mosque built by the Spanish, with stairs still in the tower.

Once you get back to your riad or hotel you will have a great dinner with some of the region’s signature dishes like the goat cheese salad and the lamb tajine with prunes or chicken pastilla.

Day 06

CHEFCHAOUEN excursion to Akshour waterfalls) - FEZ

Today you have the entire day to wonder on your own paste through the streets of this blue town and get to enjoy it even more.

An excursion to the waterfalls of Akshour which is 40 minutes from Chefchaouen can be organised throughout the day but you will need to request that in advance.

Once our excursion is over we will be heading around the evening time to Fez city which is your next destination. Dinner is served at your riad or hotel in Fez where you will be spending the night.

Day 07

FEZ PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

Today after breakfast in your hotel or riad you will have your private guide taking you on a guided tour of the old medina of Fes which will be one fascinating experience on its own since the old medina is the largest and oldest dynamic square in the world, even bigger than the one in Marrakech like many think it is.

It is standing still and very alive like you will witness with your own eyes once your tour begins.

You will be given the opportunity to visit the royal palace which is the oldest and largest in Morocco, then head to the Jewish quarter.

Something fascinating about this place so called “Mellah” is that it is officially the first Jewish quarter in Morocco and its fortified walls are standing still until now a days.

During your tour you will be given a whole historical idea concerning the Jewish dynasty that has lived in this imperial city starting since the 14th century and more specifically since the year of 1438 when the first Mellah was officially established.

Once our Jewish quarter presentation is over we will be heading to discover more about the fascinating old medina of Fes and our next stop will be the Tanneries after we cross the fruits and vegetables outdoor market while witnessing the locals buying their daily needs for their delicious cooking then we take you to the Quaraouine University which is the Oldest existing,

Continually operating and the first degree Awarding educational institution in the world according to the UNESCO and Guinness World Records, after words we head to The Moulay Idriss Mausoleum then to the Nejarine Square.

Our exploration of the old part of the medina of Fes doesn’t stop here so we will take you through the Attarine streets where you will be captivated by the diversity of the scents of oils and spices, you will also get the chance to witness a demonstration of the making of modern and traditional carpets and scarves in a local carpet manufacturing before we take you to The Madrasa Bou Inania widely acknowledged as a great example of the Merinid architecture.

Once your tour is over we will take you back to your hotel or riad in Fes where you will be having dinner and spending the night.

Day 08

FEZ – MOULAY DRISS – VOLUBILIS – MEKNES

After breakfast at your riad or hotel we will be heading onward to discover another imperial city which Meknes where you will be spending the night and having dinner.

Before we get there we will be stopping at Moulay Driss town then Oualili or Volubilis like its known.

Once we start our tour we will be making our first stop in Moulay driss, spectacular with its high defensive walls, immense gate, koranic schools, fountains, and domed mausoleum.

The Tomb of Moulay Idriss is closed to non-Muslims, but can always be seen from the terrace near the Mosque of Sidi Abdallah el Hajjam. Some breathtaking views of the town and the mausoleum can be witnessed at this holy place.

Once this tour is over we will head to the Roman ruins of Volubilis or as it’s referred to it now by “Oualili”.

It was recently recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage site for its breathtaking archeological sites standing still and proving the greatness of the Roman Empire ornamented with stunning mosaics and colorful strips.

Once this tour is over we will head to Meknes which is the second imperial city of morocco which considered being the achievements of one of the supreme Sultans in the history of Morocco, “Moulay Ismail”.

Through this visit you will be getting the chance to discover all what this imperial city has to offer with its several tall minarets, massive extension of walls and monumental gates passing through Bab el Khemis and the old medina to get to the Islamic cemetery which takes us to the entrance of the old Mellah or like it’s known “the Jewish Quarter”, and before leaving Meknes we will be stopping by one of the most important and beautiful gateway of the city which is Bab el Mansour.

Day 09

DROP OFF AT YOUR DEPARTURE AIRPORT

Depending on your departure time and place your driver will be picking you up and taking you to your departure airport while hoping you had a great time with our companionship.

Tour includes

Vip Transportation
Tour guide
All tickeds museum
2 Meals each day

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