Colours of Morocco is seen everywhere as you travel on this tour. From Fes and it famous tanneries to Erfoud. Make your way through Berber villages and ski resort. Travel over spectacular Atlas Mountains routes. You will have to stop at the valley of roses and admire the Kasbahs en route to Ouarzazate. Even your meals have a splash of colour, not to mention the many pottery items as you walk through the country's many souks.
Morocco offers the ultimate quest for those in search of new horizons. To travel there is to take a journey that will forever change one’s perspectives and perceptions. With its ever-changing natural beauty and intricate, rich history, Morocco is the ideal catalyst for the curious and open-minded.
At a glance
|DAY 1||Arrive Casablanca. Transfer to hotel|
|DAY 2||Visit Rabat and continue to Chefchaouen|
|DAY 3||Morning tour of Chefchaouen and onwards to Fes|
|DAY 4||Full day tour of Fes, Morocco's spiritual city|
|DAY 5||Full day tour of Meknes. Return to Fes for overnight|
|DAY 6||Travel past Berber villages to Marrakech|
|DAY 7||Full day sightseeing tour of Marrakech|
|DAY 8||Return to Casablanca. City tour before check-in at your hotel|
|Day 9||Services end with transfer to Casablanca Airport|
> Daily departures
> English speaking driver taking you around the country in AC Vehicle
> Sightseeing tours in the cities are conducted with local English speaking guides
> Entrance fees are included
> See the best of Morocco in 8 days
> Spend time in Chefchaouen, known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of its old town
> Breakfast and dinner daily
> Take the most amazing photos as you travel through unique landscapes
> See the snake charmers, singers, musicians and storytellers in Marrakech
Arrive Casablanca (D)
- Welcome to Morocco, one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with high mountains, sweeping deserts, rugged coastline, and the winding alleyways of ancient medina cities and souqs.
- Upon arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport, you will be transferred to the hotel.
- Overnight in Casablanca
Casablanca - Rabat - Chefchaouen (B-D)
- After breakfast, proceed to Rabat for the sightseeing of the "Imperial Garden City". Its main monuments are the Oudayas garden, Hassan Tower and Mausoleum.
- You will also see the ramparts and walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace.
- Continue to Chefchaouen and check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight
Chefchaouen - Fes (B-D)
- After breakfast, start your tour of the blue city: exploring the Medina; a beautiful unique city with its whitewashed walls and blue doors and windows.
- Unlike many parts of Morocco, this city was occupied by Spain and the influences of Spanish civilization and architecture are all around. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet locals and walk in this beautiful Medina. Transfer to Fes. On arrival check-in at your hotel for dinner and overnight
- 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/Domestic 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 NOV 19 and 31 MAR 20
- Contact us for alternative travel dates
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 tantalizing 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 travellers on the more popular routes. Casablanca has a super modern rapid transit tram system. Moroccan Rail (ONCF) has a network connecting North Morocco only. Centres 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 favourite.
Ktefa: a traditional Moroccan dessert made with warqa pastry. It’s layered with delicious, sweetened fried almonds and covered with a custard sauce