Featuring Moorish beauty, walled cities, Roman history, and artisanal delights, this one-week Morocco tour showcases a country’s beautiful contrasts. Morocco’s north is a mixture of influences that crafts travel poetry in one of the most welcoming regions on Earth. From the white walls of coastal Asilah to Chefchaouen’s blue cobbled maze, the north will lead you on an off-the-beaten-path exploration of Morocco.
Meknes – Artisans and Local Culture
Today, you will touch down in Fes and be greeted at the airport by a local guide. This is a huge city, and it can be somewhat overwhelming at first glance. Fes has a lot of charm, and you will get to know the city a few days from now. But there’s an off-the-beaten-path imperial city less than an hour away. Sculptures fill the mazy lanes, and geometric patterns meet with beautiful calligraphy. After checking into a riad, you will have an afternoon tour that will allow you to explore this imperial city.
Meknes – Exploring Epic Roman History
Chefchaouen – A Blissful Blue City
Tetouan – Spanish and Moorish Charm
Asilah – An Iconic Port City
Fes – The World’s Largest Walled City
Fes – Departure
- Unravel another side to Morocco with a day in Tetouan, which is an old Spanish city full of Moorish charm
- Be captivated by the blue-toned wonder of Chefchaouen, which is an enchanting hillside town of pure Moroccan poetry
- Experience Morocco’s artisanal city with two nights in imperial Meknes, including a private artisanal workshop
- Wander streets of cobblestone and charm with a day behind the white walls of coastal Asilah
- Submerge yourself in the wonder of Fes, which is the world’s largest walled city
- Discover Morocco’s Roman history with a guided tour of Volubilis, a once flourishing Roman city
- Follow Morocco’s exotic narrative as expert guides lead your private tours at each destination so that you can discover distinctive stories known only to locals
Northern Morocco is a dreamy destination where beautifully diverse cultures come together in poetic harmony. Roman relics stand beside Morocco’s artisanal cradle, and famous port cities like Tangier reflect centuries of change. For more millennia, this is a region where cultures have built on each other, creating a travel destination where you can discover an incredible variety of experiences in a relatively small area. It is a destination where every turn can feel like a highlight.
To venture off the beaten track in Morocco, it is best to go north from Fes or south from Marrakesh. Of course, you can also go completely offbeat with a Saharan expedition, so you should note that you do have many other possibilities with a handcrafted tour. This one week in Morocco has been customized around northern Morocco’s eternal art and poetry with a focus on authentic experiences in culturally diverse destinations. You will fly in and out of Fes, which is the region’s main airport. Transfers between destinations are also private and flexible, and specialized guides lead you to each stop.
Fes is large. After landing, you will travel less than one hour to Meknes, which is the lesser-known of Morocco’s imperial cities. It is the country’s artisanal hub, and over two days, you will enjoy a private artisanal workshop, visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis, and have two evenings in an incredibly authentic and hassle-free historic center. You will then enter the hills for a day of blue-hued delight in Chefchaouen, which is possibly the country’s most beautiful destination.
Your next stop will be Tetouan, which is a Spanish city of Moorish design in Morocco. While that combination seems bizarre, the harmonious result is quite breathtaking. On day five, you will see Tangier and its 1950’s-style US travel allure before continuing to the white-walled haven of Asilah. After five days of exploring off-the-beaten-path treasures, you will be ready for Fes, which is the world’s largest walled city. Again, a local guide will lead you to the local places so that you can experience how Fes really ticks.
$2,046 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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