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 eight days, you’ll tour charming Tangier, old-world Fes, and the famous blue-and-white buildings of Chefchaouen, then explore mysterious Marrakech and the bustle of Djeema El Fna. If exotic magic exists anywhere in the world, trust us – it’s right here in beautifully cultured Morocco.

What’s included

  • Free time to explore ancient medinas and souks
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Marvel at history in ancient medinas
  • Dodge snake charmers
  • Explore colourful souks
  • Experience this land of mystery for yourself.

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/Tangier (1B) Travel up the coast to Tangier. Get lost in the winding streets and alleyways of the medina, and take a beachfront stroll. Be sure to sample some Moroccan mint tea. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Tangier/Chefchaouen (1B) Explore this beautiful mountain town with white-washed buildings and blue accents. Opt to hike the Rif Mountains, take a traditional hammam or visit a local weavers' cooperative. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Chefchaouen 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 5 Chefchaouen/Fès 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 6 Fès (1B) Enjoy another free day in Fes. Explore the artisan quarters, sample treats from the carts, and view Fès' famous leather tannery from above. 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 7 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 8 Marrakech (1B) Consider booking extra nights to fully explore this city. Included Activities: Departure Day
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