Epic Morocco

Morocco is a country known for its rich Islamic heritage and stunning beauty. The country is a blend of Arab, Berber, and European influences, creating a unique and eclectic mix of traditions and customs. Boasting a wide range of architectural wonders, including majestic mosques, intricate palaces, and charming medinas. Visitors will be able to explore historic sites such as the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, and the ancient city of Fez.

In addition to its Islamic heritage, Morocco is a land of natural beauty. From the vast Saharan desert to the rugged, lush Atlas snow-capped Mountains to the golden beaches of the Atlantic coast. Explore the bustling souks filled with colourful textiles, spices, and handicrafts, or wander through ancient medinas filled with labyrinthine streets and hidden gems. Dive deep into the Moroccan flavourful tagines, couscous, and mint tea leaving it to the delight the taste buds.

Morocco is a country that will not only captivate your senses but also leave you with a deeper appreciation for its rich history and culture.

Why You'll Love This Tour

Itinerary

Welcome to Morocco!

Arrive at Med V airport in Casablanca where you will meet your private English-speaking driver, transfer to Assilah.

Assilah is a town on Morocco’s the Atlantic Ocean, South of Tangier. Its old town, or medina, enclosed by well-preserved 15th-century ramparts and gates, built by colonial Portuguese. The Medina is an art Culture international d’Asilah, an annual festival. Venues include the exhibition space Centre de Hassan ll Rencontres international and early-20th-century Palais Raissouni. In the afternoon we drive to Tangier for Dinner.

Today you will drive to Chefchaouen through Titouan and Rif Mountains.

After breakfast with beautiful views we visit Tangier a major city in northwestern Morocco, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel, the town is the capital of the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, as well as the Tangier-Assilah prefecture of Morocco.

Rif Mountains has been inhabited by Berbers since prehistoric time, as early as the 11 century BC, the Phoenicians began to establish trading posts, with approval of or partnership with the local Berbers and started intermarrying thus starting a Punic language, on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, and founded cities such as Tetouan, Melilla, Tangier and Chefchaouen.

Chefchaouen also is known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name and is noted for its building in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. Overnight at traditional Riad in Chefchaouen

You start your exploration by Chefchaouen’s Kasbah, that has been built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail in the early 18th century.

You will be surprised by the beautiful view of the gardens surrounded Kasbah and the ethnographic museum which comprises antique weapons, musical instruments, and photographs of the old town, then we go for lunch in a traditional Restaurant, followed by the beautiful view of sunset from the Mountains.

Visit the square Plaza Uta el-Hammam. The square is lined with cafes and restaurants, all serving similar fare.

This is a peaceful place to relax and watch the world go by, particularly after a long day of exploration.

Today we drive from Chefchaouen to Meknes to enjoy a guided tour of Meknes. We’ll make our way through the rolling hills for a guided visit of the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best-preserved Roman ruins in this part of Northern Africa.

Listen to your certified local guide explain about life in the Roman Empire as you peer into old bathhouses, marvelling at the still-present mosaic floors and gazing up at the towering marble pillars. We leave the Roman Empire to make our way to Meknes City.

After lunch, we start our guided tour in front of the impressive 18th century Bab Mansour, the ornamental gate to the imperial city of Meknes built by Sultan Moulay Ismail. We continue to the small but impressive Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Then we will pass by the entrance of the Meknes Royal Palace and end up at Moulay Ismail’s massive Heri Es Souani. This was his personal stable & granary for his 12,000 horses. We leave Meknes to make our way to Fes.

After breakfast at your Riad, you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled-in cities dated back to the 9th century walking through its alleys and small streets.

  • The visit starts by visiting the Royal Palace gate
  • We explore the medina’s many artisans’ quarters, such as the brass, copper, and wedding adornment souks.
  • The carpenters, bakers & butchers also have their area of the medina that they call home.
  • A highlight is a visit to the famous Fes tannery, where we have great views from a panoramic viewpoint over the men hard at work treating and dying the different hides.
  • We’ll also get to see its religious and historical heart when we visit Moulay Idriss II’s Mausoleum (the founder of Fes), the 9th century Al Karaouine University and one of the many Medersas (Koranic school).
    Cooking Class & dinner with Local Family in Fes.
    You will savour food in a different way, discovering new techniques and flavours. The family will share with you their experience and make sure that you will be able to come back home. During the class, you will have all the support to make sure that you are learning in the right way.
  • Resume the tour to pottery to workshop and participate in a handcraft workshop with a master of pottery to make some tools.

After delicious breakfast in that beautiful Riad in fez, we drive to Rabat via freeway Morocco’s administrative capital city Rabat city which is the Moroccan capital.

We have a short sightseeing of Rabat visit that beautiful Kasbah Udaya, and see the view of the Mediterranean ocean in Rabat.

Stop for lunch, tea in authentic place in old medina then take you to your Riad & free time.

This morning after breakfast, we continue our journey to Marrakech, arrive to your Riad.

  • Ben Yossef Islamic madrassa (School) and experience 16th-century architecture.
  • Admire traditional Moroccan crafts: cedar carvings, plaster carvings, arabesques, Islamic calligraphy, and colorful zellij (mosaics).
  • Stroll through the old dormitory where 800 students lived and visit the prayer room then “dinner in tradition restaurant “
  • Then we have free time, head to the main square Jemaa el Fna, which is full of musicians, performers, snake charmers, games, food stalls, etc.

Overnight at your Riad in old town

After breakfast we will explore the magical city of Marrakesh with the help of a knowledgeable local guide.

  • Option to ride electric bicycle or go by foot around Marrakech.
  • Koutoubia Minaret the largest mosque in Marrakech. It is famed primarily for its magnificent minaret of the oldest of the three great Almohad Minarets remaining in the world, visit the Bahia Palace * a beautiful building and an excellent example of Eastern Architecture from the 19th century that represents trends and standards of the wealthy that lived at that time.
  • After a visit walking to the Jewish Mellah Founded in 1558 by Moulay Abdallah, the Mellah district was designated as the Jewish quarter in Marrakech.

Next Leave to visit Ourika, meeting indigenous Amazigh people and learning about their lifestyle, food, Brunch communication, and culture.

Climb the mountain in Ourika to the waterfall enjoying the views with Moroccan tea at the top.

Lunch at the river and enjoy local music and return to Marrakech.

Visit Hassan II Mosque, Morocco’s largest mosque and one of the largest in the world.

Brief final visit to Old town, before transferring to the airport for departure.

Overview

These are the hotels we generally use or similar.

Subject to availability/cost at time of booking.

https://www.elminzah.leroyal.com/

https://www.darlamanchefchaouen.com/

https://riadmyra.com

https://darshaeir.com

https://riad-lesrempartsdelakasbah.com

Includes

✅ Accommodation
✅ Transfers & Transport
✅ Buffet Breakfast
✅ Lunch/Dinner as listed
✅ Cost of activities listed
✅ Qualified English speaking guide
✅ Entry to sites listed in itinerary

Excludes

❌ International/Domestic airfare
❌ Visa fees and requirements unless listed in the Inclusions
❌ Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the inclusions
❌ Meals/beverages not stated in the inclusions
❌ Highly recommended tips/gratuities of $10 AUD per person, per day
❌ Optional activities/tours
❌ Personal expenses
❌ Travel insurance

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Our itineraries are updated regularly based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included on this Tour page may therefore differ now, to when you first booked in the past. It’s important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. The reason for any change could be due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, political unrest or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. Your allocated group leader or local contact will keep you up to date with any such changes both before and once your trip is underway.

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Epic Morocco

Cassablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Rabat, Chefchaouen

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