Imperial Morocco & The Blue City: 7 nights/8 days


Journey through Morocco on this 8 day tour, set off from Casablanca taking in the highlights of the imperial cities Fes & Volubilis, explore Morocco’s beautiful “blue city” Chefchaouen before ending in Marrakech.

Duration 8 days
Departure & Return Location Casablanca - Marrakech
Meeting Time 9 am
Age range: up to 70


Sunday. Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Casablanca airport, you'll be met and transferred to our hotel where you have the remainder of the day at leisure. Perhaps visit the old medina or sit back and watch the world go by with a pot of tea at Rick's cafe.
Casablanca - Rabat. This morning after breakfast, we visit the incredible Hassan II Mosque, rising 210 meters into the air, the third largest mosque in the world is covered in ornate traditional tile work. After exploring we make our way to Rabat, Morocco's charming capital is ours to explore this afternoon. Take a stroll along the long stretch of beach that starts behind the medina, or just up the hill from the medina is the well-preserved Kasbah of the Udayas, dating back to the 12th century. Please note: For those who have opted to start in Marrakech you will be transferred to Casablanca on the morning of day 2 to meet the rest of the group.
Rabat - Chefchaouen. Departing Rabat this morning we visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Dating back to 40AD we take time to explore the triple arched Tingis gate, the columns of the Capitoline temple, the Basilica, the courthouse and much more. We'll then continue to Chefchaouen, nestled in the heart of the Rif Mountains, the city boasts incredible blue-washed buildings and majestic views of the surrounding landscape. The rest of the afternoon is ours to independently wander round the Plaza Uta el-Hammam in the heart of the Medina, or perhaps try some of the local street food and watch the sun set.
After some free time to relax or continue exploring the city this morning, we make our way to Talassemtane National Park. Located on the eastern side of the Rif Mountains, Talassemtane boasts a wide range of landscapes, as well as housing a number of plant species and mammals including the Barbary macaques and the otter. We make our way to the Akchour Falls and God's Bridge where we relax with a picnic lunch while soaking up the breath-taking views. Return to Chefchaouen for an evening at leisure.
Today is yours to enjoy some free time exploring Morocco's Blue City. The medina is the heart of the city and never disappoints, with souks selling everything from leather bags to spices - be prepared to haggle! For anyone looking to explore the Rif mountains, there are several guided excursions that can be arranged, perhaps plan a hike to the abandoned Spanish mosque which offers great views of the landscape.
Chefchaouen - Fes. Bordered on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains lies the imperial city of Fes, the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. On arrival we enjoy a guided tour of Fes el Bali - the old walled city, absorbing the chaos of the souks and getting lost in the medina's labyrinth layout. The remainder of the day is at leisure - why not take part in an optional Tagine Making Class or a night of Moroccan entertainment and food at a restaurant in town (both payable locally).
Fes - Marrakech. This morning depart Fes and transfer back to Marrakech, driving along the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains where we arrive in the late afternoon/early evening. There's time to enjoy a meal in the Djemaa el Fna or explore the bustling souks.
Our amazing tour of Morocco ends today after hotel check out. An included onward departure transfer to airport will be provided. Passengers who have opted to end their tour in Casablanca will depart early this morning.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation: 7 nights 3 - 4 star accommodation
  • Guide: Escorted by a licensed English speaking Moroccan tour guide
    Guided sightseeing in Volubilis & Fes
  • Meals: Breakfast daily & 1 picnic lunch
  • Transport: Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 8
    All transportation and transfers in private air-conditioned tourism vehicles

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips