Travel to Morocco and visit Fes, the mystical city on a private basis from Casablanca. This express tour is the perfect opportunity to make the most of Casablanca, Rabat, Fes and Meknes. Let us save your time with our perfectly crafted express trip to Morocco historical and cultural cities.
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Casablanca. Transfer to your hotel|
|Day 2||Travel to Rabat for a short tour. On to Fes|
|Day 3||Full day sightseeing tour of Fes|
|Day 4||Return to Casablanca via Meknes|
|Day 5||Tour ends with transfer to Casablanca Airport|
> Private tour operating daily
> English speaking driver
> Transportation on AC vehicle
> Tours in Casablanca, Rabat, Fes and Meknes
> Shopping opportunities in local souks
> Watch craftsmen laboring in the age-old oriental tradition
Best time to go
Spring (April and May) and Fall (September and October) are perhaps the best times to take a Morocco Tour. With a summer climate in the south and in the mountains, as well as on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. Winter can be perfect by day in the south, though desert nights can get very cold. Traveling the Sahara Desert is idyllic during the months of November to February. The south is isolated from the rest of Morocco and is arguably the most hospitable, breath-taking and culturally interesting of any region in the country
Morocco food & drink
Moroccan cuisine is famous throughout the world and is quite unique. Full of subtle spices and tantalising combinations of flavours, Morocco's cuisine is sure to please every palate. During your stay in Morocco you must try the warming tagines, flaky pastillas, spicy hariras and fishy chermoula.
When you’re looking for something to drink, mint tea (known as Berber whiskey) is the national drink and you’ll find it enjoyed everywhere.
Culture and Language
Fridays are a holy day so expect shops and market stalls to close around midday. And during the month of Ramadan (the dates of which change every year), you should refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in public as a mark of respect. The consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Islam, but it can still be purchased in larger stores, especially in touristy areas, and in hotels and restaurants. Arabic and Berber are the official languages. French is often used for business, diplomatic and government issues
Morocco is a visual feast and it can be hard to know where to point your camera first! Landscapes are no problem as they rarely have an issue with their picture being taken. When photographing people though, it’s important to be respectful – imagine how you’d feel if strangers started to take your picture without a by-your-leave! Always ask permission first, and it helps if you get to know your subject a bit better. Moroccans are very friendly, and you should have no trouble getting to know them.
Metered “Petit Taxi” are available in all major Moroccan cities. The cheapest and most popular way of getting around to country is to make use of the extensive Coach network. Private operators compete for travelers on the more popular routes. Casablanca has a super modern rapid transit tram system. Moroccan Rail (ONCF) has a network connecting North Morocco only. Centers such as Agadir and Essaouira do not have rail networks
There are no hard and fast rules, but it’s generally accepted that a 10% tip is suitable when eating out and for tour guides. Round up your taxi fare to the nearest five dirhams, but don’t feel obliged to tip if you aren’t happy with the service.
B’stilla: a flaky pastry pie is stuffed with steaming tender pigeon meat, almonds and eggs and spiced with aromatic saffron, cinnamon, and fresh coriander
Harira: a hearty bowl of soup, prepared with lamb broth, tomatoes, red lentils, chickpeas, topped with a squeeze of zesty lemon juice and a handful of chopped coriander
Tagine: slow-cooked stews always served with bread to mop up those smoky, hearty juices. Chicken slow-cooked with green olives and preserved lemons is perhaps the classic base, but lamb with plums and allspice is certainly a local favorite.
Ktefa: a traditional Moroccan dessert made with warqa pastry. It’s layered with delicious, sweetened fried almonds and covered with a custard sauce
Casablanca is the largest city and economic heart.
Meknes, the palaces, mosques, gardens and lakes of Meknes – one of the country's most striking imperial cities – are surrounded by a massive fortified wall.
Fez is the most ancient of the imperial cities and unrivaled in the splendor and beauty of its monuments and architecture, it is the spiritual and cultural center of Morocco.
Rabat, surrounded by beautiful beaches, the city has a very special character, with its memorable blend of Islamic and European influences.
- Welcome to the Mohammed V airport, where you are met by our representative
- Transfer to your hotel in Casablanca
- Dinner and overnight
Rabat – Fez (B-D)
- After breakfast, depart on a tour of Casablanca, Morocco's business capital
- See the Medina, Mohammed V Square, Central Market and outside view of the Hassan II Mosque
- Arrive in Rabat. The tour includes visits to Oudayas Gardens, Hassan Tower, the ramparts walls of Mechouar - surrounding the Royal Palace
- Continue to Fes
- Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Fez.
Full day Fez Tour (B-D)
- The whole day is devoted to the city-sightseeing of Fez; the religious capital of Morocco : the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas; the Nejjarine fountain; the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the Karaouine mosque.
- Afternoon visit of Fez Jdid
- Dinner and overnight at your hotel
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Accommodation in selected hotels in double/twin sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Moroccan visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 01 AUG 18 and 31 OCT 2019
- Seasonal supplements will be applicable for travel during DEC 18 and JAN 19