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8 Day Adventure
Best of Northern Morocco
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$3495
Price Per Person (USD)
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  ITINERARY  
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DAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT CASABLANCA AIRPORT
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 Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at the Casablanca airport, you will meet our local tour leader and driver who will transfer you to your accommodation and provide a brief review of your tour.

If you arrive in the early morning we will start our Casablanca tour by visiting the Hassan 2 mosque, the cornish of Ain diab, and the united nations square. 

The coastal area of Morocco that is now the huge financially focused city of Casablanca started life as a Berber settlement. Berbers first lived in the area around 10 BC. They created a port and the area was known as Anfa. Phoenicians and Romans later realised the area’s potential, operating port activities from the coast. Indeed, the Romans enlarged the port and established trading routes with the south of Mauritani.

After many years of Roman rule, a different Berber community moved to the area. The Berber kingdom was called Barghawata. Berbers lived close to Anfa again from around 740 AD, with the kingdom growing and gaining strength, eventually capturing the city in 1068 AD. Anfa was then under the control of the Almoravid dynasty. It continued life as a significant port, with the Marinids strengthening the port’s connections in the 14th century.

As Anfa’s port became more important, the area started to attract pirates and other nefarious characters. The Portuguese subsequently destroyed the area in the late 1460s and later (in 1515) established a military fortress on the coast, opposite the port. The Portuguese originally called the surrounding area Casa Branca (White House), though this was later changed to the Spanish Casablanca due to unions between Portugal and Spain. The bastion, known as Scala (or Sqala), dates back to the Portuguese era, with the Portuguese responsible for the early beginnings of the medina in Casablanca.

After numerous attacks from local tribal groups, the Portuguese left the area in around 1755. It is thought that an earthquake was the deciding factor in the Portuguese abandoning Casablanca for good.

Dinner in a local restaurant and Overnight in hotel in Casablanca

DAY 2 : CASABLANCA - RABAT - CHEFCHAOUEN
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 After Breakfast we will visit the Hassan II mosque, A masterpiece of Arab-Muslim architecture, the Hassan 2 Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world.

Hassan 2 Mosque is actually unique in its architecture and size. With its minaret that rises to 200 m in height and has a 30km laser directed towards Mecca, it is considered to be the highest religious building in the world. The idea of building a large mosque in Casablanca reflects the Royal will to provide the Casablanca metropolis with a great spiritual and civilizational monument of Morocco, giving it a harmonious urban development and allowing it to increase its radiance and influence based on faith, piety and tolerance. 

After exploring Casablanca, we will head to Rabat 

Rabat was founded as an Berber/amazigh army outpost in the 12th century andto start a sightseeing tour of the main capital.  given the generic name for military encampment, Ribat, which is still in use today.

For centuries, Rabat and Salé were rival principalities, but eventually Rabat began to dominate the area. Salé's power was ultimately eclipsed altogether by its larger neighbor.

In the early 17th century, Rabat became a center of anti-European piracy, with its stronghold at the Kasbah des Oudaias.

Rabat was first made a modern capital in 1912 by Morocco's French overlords and remained the nation's capital after independence in 1956. The city is the residence of Morocco's royal family.

We will enjoy touring Hassan Tower as a 12th Century mosque that was collapsed by Lisbon earthquake. You will have the chance to vist the ornamented mausoleum of Mohamed V and Hassan II. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its white silhouette, topped by a typical green tiled roof. You will also reach the old Oudayyas Kasbah at the side of Bou Regreg River. This fortification was built as a military defense in the 12th century by the Almohads dynasty.

After Rabat City Tour we will continue our journey to Chefchaouen:

Chefchaouen has very diverse tourist attractions including museums, parks, and several hotels. A few of these include:

- Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions: This museum exhibits traditional Moroccan crafts such as pottery and woodcarving. The museum also includes an interesting collection of musical instruments from around the world.

- National Botanical Garden: This garden contains over 3,500 species of plants from all over Africa and Asia including cacti from Chile and Australia! You can even see a giant sequoia tree here if you visit during late winter/early spring when it blooms with bright pink flowers!

- Bab Errabia Mosque: This mosque was built in 1213 by Sultan Yacoub El Mansour after he conquered Salé (now part of Rabat). It was originally built out of wood but was rebuilt using stone after an earthquake

DAY 3 : EXPLORING CHEFCHAOUEN
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 After breakfast you will start your explorative journey of Chefchaouen, the blue city in Morocco, is a charming and historic city located in the northern region of the country.

The city has a colorful history that dates back to the year 1471 when the Jews were expelled from Spain and settled in this area. The Jews brought with them their culture and traditions which can still be seen today through their architecture, music, art and language. 

Chefchaouen Morocco is known for its distinctive blue walls and buildings, which give it its name. These walls were originally white but were painted blue by Spanish Muslims who had settled there in the 1800s. This practice continued until 1973 when they were repainted white by order of King Hassan II.

Today Chefchaouen Morocco serves as a major tourist destination for travelers from around the world who come to experience its rich history as well as enjoy its beautiful landscape.

Chefchaouen attracts tourists from all around the world because of its unique architecture, which is influenced by Spanish colonialists who settled here during the 16th century. The cobblestone streets are decorated with brightly colored doors and windows painted with intricate designs.

But what makes this place truly unique is its blue-painted walls—a tradition dating back to when Muslim families began moving into these hills during the 17th century. The blue walls represent purity and happiness, so it's no wonder that this vibrant city has become such an attraction for tourists all over!

It's a picturesque town nestled in the Rif Mountains for a private tour through the rambling medina (old town), where streets, doors and buildings are painted in brilliant blues. This city has a powerful charm that you really can feel in the Outa-el-Hammam square, in the cobblestone medina. Sit on the terrace of a cafe and take in the view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by that of the Torre de Oro in Seville. This Andalousian architecture can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. Its walls and its 11 crenellated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon, house an interesting ethnographic museum. The souks are decorated with their traditionally dressed inhabitants boasting their straw hats. 

Dinner in a local restaurant and Overnight at the Riad. 

DAY 4 : CHEFCHAOUEN - MEKNES - VOLUBILIS - FES
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 After breakfast at the Riad, we will drive to explore the Imperial City of Meknes along with the Roman city of Volubilis as an important Roman town situated near the westernmost border of Roman Empire.

Meknes - The name of Meknes is derived from Miknasa, an Amazigh tribe. Meknes means the head of the tribe. 

The history of Meknes city dates back to the 11th century. It was a military settlement of Almoravids and it would know the successions of many dynasties.

Many historians state that Meknes’ glory and golden age were reached in the reign of Moulay Ismail, the third king of the Alaouite dynasty, in the 17th century since it was the capital of Morocco. Meknes is considered as one of the imperial cities in Morocco and a significant historical monument. In 1996, it was inscribed as a world heritage site.

Meknes has many great monuments and places for tourists to visit: ramparts, gates, museums, mausoleums, the old medina, the new city (Hamria) and other places in and around the city.

Discover the Imperial city of Meknes known as the “Moroccan Versailles.” Meknes was founded in the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. It is famous for its 25-mile-long walls, after exploring Meknes, we will continue our journet to Fes. Arriv al at Fes, Check in Overnight at your Riad. Dinner in a local restaurant. After exploring Meknes, we will head along with the Roman city of Volubilis as an important Roman town situated near the westernmost border of Roman Empire. It was built on the site of a previous Carthaginian settlement from the third century BC. Volubilis was the administrative center of the province in Roman Africa called Mauretania Tingitana. The fertile lands of the province produced many commodities such as grain and olive oil, which were exported to Rome, contributing to the province's wealth and prosperity. 

 Volubilis or Walili was built on the site of a previous Carthaginian settlement from the third century BC. Volubilis was the administrative center of the province in Roman Africa called Mauretania Tingitana. The fertile lands of the province produced many commodities such as grain and olive oil, which were exported to Rome, contributing to the province's wealth and prosperity. Discover the Imperial city of Meknes known as the “Moroccan Versailles.” Meknes was founded in the 17th century by King Moulay Ismail. It is famous for its 25-mile-long walls

DAY 5 : FES GUIDED CITY TOUR
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 If you're looking for a unique experience on your next trip to Morocco, look no further than Fes. What's so special about this city? Let us count the ways:

1. It's home to the world's largest tannery district and smells amazing! The tanneries are incredible—they use a traditional process that involves soaking animal skins in pits filled with water and natural tannins from trees, then beating them with mallets until they're soft enough to be worked by hand.

2. The ceramics in Fes are some of the best in the world, and you can find them all over town.

3. The architecture is something out of a dream: check out the Tanneries' Palace, which was built in 1722 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site! 

If you visit Fes El Bali and want to take some home with you as a souvenir or for your business, there are also plenty of shops selling ceramics made from clay that was dug up from the ground right there in Fes!

Our Fes City Tour starts after breakfast, we will meet our Local tour guide to explore the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco named Fez. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century and is home to the world's oldest university. The city of Fez reached its true economic and cultural height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Merinids, when it replaced Marrakech as the kingdom's capital. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fes has retained its status as the country's Artisan center. Artisan workshops in the medina are as active today as they were 100 years ago and strongly contribute to the city’s industrial economy. Trades such as blacksmithing, leather working, ceramics, silk, carpentry, and sculpting are still practiced in these workshops today. The original ramparts still protect this ancient city and its estimated 9000 narrow passageways and bustling streets. After the exciting tour, you will be back at the hotel for the overnight.

Dinner in a local restaurant 

DAY 6 : FES TO MARRAKECH VIA MIDDLE ATLAS MOUNTAINS
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 Today the road will take us to the south of Morocco. we will make a stop to see the view of Ifrane University and go for a short walk around the garden. Ifrane is nick named “Little Switzerland” of Morocco for its architecture, cedar forest and winter ski resort options.

Developed by the French during the protectorate era for their administration due to its Alpine climate, this Moroccan town has a remarkable European style, as if it were an Alpine village. Because of its elevation, the town experiences snow during the winter months and a cool climate during the summer. 

Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries in Ifrane at an outdoor cafe. And continue to Marrakech via Beni Mellal and breathtaking views of the Middle Atlas.

Note: Driving through the Middle Atlas Mountains takes 9 Hours Drive
Driving through the Highway takes 5 Hours 50 Minutes Drive

DAY 7 : MARRAKECH CITY TOUR
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 After breakfast, you will discover Marrakech with a knowledgeable tour guide. Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque.

This mosque's beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. 

You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace. This 19th century palace is elaborate in its decoration and was built over a period of seven years for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa. One of most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs, which were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic-decorated tombs. The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century. It was restored in 1564 by the Saadians who made it the largest theological college in the Maghreb. The Djemaa el-Fna, the enormous square and atmospheric wonderland of torch-lit food stalls, snake charmers, storytellers and acrobats. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 8 : DEPARTURE: TRANSFER TO AIRPORT
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 Depending on your flight schedules, we’ll transfer you to Casablanca or Marrakech airport with plenty of tales of Arabian and Berber days and nights and help you with registration formalities and special flight requirements before your departure.

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING DESTINATION MOROCCO 
Welcome to Morocco

For centuries, Morocco has been known as a luxurious destination for international travelers.

From its unique culture and beautiful landscapes to its vibrant cities and extraordinary cuisine, Morocco is one of the most desirable places to experience authentic luxury travel.

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, an unforgettable adventure, or simply a memorable and relaxing vacation, there is something for everyone in Morocco, and luxurious experiences and amenities abound in this enchanting region.

Here we will explore some of the ways that travelers can enjoy the best of luxury travel in Morocco through its various accommodations, activities, and attractions, as well as its vibrant culture and incredible hospitality.

Accommodations
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 Morocco has no shortage of luxurious accommodations to choose from, ranging from sumptuous five-star hotels to cozy and intimate riads.

The Royal Mansour Marrakech is one of the most luxurious and extravagant hotels in the country, and has often been named one of the top hotels in the world.

It offers the ultimate in luxury and sophistication with its world-class amenities, exquisite design, and quality service.

For a more intimate and unique experience, riads (traditional Moroccan homes) offer a unique and secluded setting for individuals or small groups looking for an exclusive and exclusive escape.

Many of these luxurious riads also offer private pools, spas, and exquisite designs, creating a completely unique and comfortable environment.
 
Activities
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Please watch the video above to see a glimpse of what to expect during your tour.

Morocco is an excellent destination for adventure seekers, offering a wide range of activities, from thrilling outdoor adventures such as camel treks and sand dune safaris to relaxing beach days in stunning coastal locations. Visitors can also explore the beautiful and diverse countryside on guided tours to some of the most breathtaking places in the country, such as Casablanca, Rabat, and Fez. For the more adventurous traveler, there are opportunities for mountaineering, trekking, windsurfing, and mountain biking, as well as several spectacular national parks.

There are also a variety of luxury experiences available in Morocco. For example, visitors can enjoy a luxurious helicopter tour over Marrakech, while they can also explore the remote desert in a private 4x4 vehicle. For the ultimate in luxury experiences, travelers can board a private charter, sailing along the coast and stopping to explore the deserts, dunes, villages, and other hidden gems, all the while being treated to the highest levels of luxury, comfort, and hospitality.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Package rate per person is $3495 USD.

  • The price is based on double occupancy.
  • For single room add $925 USD.
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests. 
  • Limited to 12 guests
  • Suggested and/or confirmed hotels may be replaced by others of similar category
  • Hotels and Riads rates are good for 2 weeks and might be subject to price increase.


Payment Schedule
Deposit Per Person at Time of Booking is: $500
(Full payment Due: 60 days prior to departure)

Cancellation Fees Per Person
Please refer to our full Terms & Conditions for details.

  • If cancelled prior to being paid in full.
  • More than 60 days prior to departure $500.00 deposit will be retained.
  • 60 - 31 days prior to departure – 75% of total price will be retained.
  • 30 days - 0 days prior to departure – 100% of total price will be retained.
  • Cancellations must be received in writing. Additional terms and fees may apply. 
  
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
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What’s included

  • A fully customized itinerary based on your interests and schedule
  • 24/7 in-destination support from our local office in Morocco
  • All accommodation stays, tours and transfers for scheduled activities are covered, unless otherwise listed in the itinerary
  • A certified private driver for tours and transfers 
  • Local certified private guides in all major cities 
  • A meet and greet at the airport or at your accommodation from your tour leader or manger assigned to you.
  • Arrival and departure Airport pickup.
  • Breakfast and dinner each day at your Riad or hotel, plus any meals indicated in the itinerary
  • 7 nights at the hotels or Riads mentioned above (or hotels or Riads of the same category). 
  • Car, driver, tour leader, and your assigned manager are available for you during the whole tour. 
  • Award winning national certified tour leader that stays with you throughout the tour, he’s your concierge who will help you with everything you need during your tour.  
  • Water in Vehicle
  • Entrance fee to:
  • in Casablanca: Hassan 2 Mosque
  • in Rabat: Oudaya Kasbah
  • in Meknes: Royal stables
  • in Volubilis: Volubilis archeological Site
  • in Fez: -Najjarine Musuem - Madrassa Bouanania -Madrassa Attarine
  • in Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens, Saadian or Badia Palace

A chance to share your experience with our PODCAST audience 

 
 

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance, which we offer and can be purchased after you’ve booked your tour
  • Visas (unless noted)
  • Tips for services and experiences
  • Lunches, and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unless specified in the itinerary
  • Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service
  • Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless otherwise specified)
  • Additional sightseeing, activities, and experiences outside of your itinerary
  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees
  • Passport fees, immunization costs.
  • Taxes, and personal things purchased 
  • Does not include domestic or international travel. 
  • Everything which is not mentioned at ‘’ THE PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES’’
 
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