Northern Morocco on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Casablanca to Marrakech

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Modern, ancient, bohemian, sophisticated — no matter how many superlatives you can think of, northern Morocco surpasses them all, and we’ve put together a trip that shows you all the best sights while still leaving money for bargaining in the medina. Over seven days, you’ll tour old-world Fes, and the famous blue-and-white buildings of Chefchaouen, then explore mysterious Marrakech and the bustle of Djeema El Fna. If magic exists anywhere in the world, trust us — it’s right here in beautifully-cultured Morocco.

What’s included

  • Enjoy free time in Rabat
  • Explore the blue city of Chefchaouen
  • Visit the medina and souks of Fes
  • Discover the bustling city of Marrakech
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Marvel at history in ancient medinas
  • See traditional storytellers and magicians in local markets
  • Explore colourful souks
  • Indulge in tanjia and harira soup

Itinerary

Day 1 Casablanca Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please note that this tour does not spend any time in Casablanca. You may wish to come a day early in order to explore Casablanca, and take some time to see its medina, beachfront, and classic examples of Art Deco architecture. Be sure to also visit the spectacular Hassan II Mosque. Entrance is only permitted via guided tours, which operate from Saturday to Thursday (closed Fridays) at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 14:00. These times are subject to change (particularly around Ramadan), please double check times with your hotel. Tickets can be purchased at the mosque. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Casablanca/Chefchaouen (1B) Travel up the coast to Rabat. Store your luggage and spend a few hours exploring the city's old quarter, then walk up to Kasbah des Oudaias to enjoy the breathtaking views. After lunch, head to Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest towns in Morocco with it's blue washed hues perched beneath the peaks of the Rif mountains. Enjoy an orientation walk on arrival. Included Activities: Chefchaouen Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.75 hour(s), 86km) Private Vehicle (3.75 hour(s), 250km)
Day 3 Chefchaouen (1B) Enjoy a free day in Chefchaouen to explore. The city, whitewashed in different shades of blue, is spectacular on its own, but with the surrounding mountains, it's a sight to behold.
Day 4 Chefchaouen/Fès (1B) Travel to Fes. Enjoy free time to shop in the world's largest medina, visit a Berber pharmacy, and take in the many colours of an ancient tannery. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Fès (1B) In the evening, opt for dinner in a converted riad complete with local specialties, music, and belly dancing. Additional Notes: Only certified local guides are allowed to act as guides in the medina, so your CEO cannot go with you to the medina during free time.
Day 6 Fès/Marrakech (1B) Travel across Morocco to the bustling city of Marrakech, and enjoy an evening exploring this fascinating city. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Marrakech (1B) Consider booking extra nights to fully explore this city. Included Activities: Departure Day
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