This 10-day tour in the northern triangle of destinations celebrates both heritage and design, while riad accommodations enhance the feel of the past. Journey into Morocco’s heartlands as art and soul come together in centuries-old destinations. Imagine atmospheric towns with exquisite décor, dramatic landscapes, and the decadence of a blud city. Explore Fes for icons and surprises, Meknes for intricate art and stories, and Chefchaouen for a blissful break amid five centuries of tradition.
Fes – Gazing at the Minarets
You will touch down at Fes’ international airport. Fes sits in a natural bowl with seemingly endless swathes of whitewashed buildings that rise from its slopes. The city is a baffling sight from above, especially with the profusion of satellite dishes that mark all the flat roofs. Minarets and domes dot the cityscape. Your initial view of the city will provide an impression of the city’s scale before you descend into it. You will check in to your boutique riad before enjoying an orientation tour with your guide.
Fes – Intimate Foodie Tour
Fes – The History of an Imperial City
Meknes – Morocco’s Spiritual Soul
Meknes – Grandeur and Grace
Meknes – Artist Tour of an Artisanal City
Chefchaouen – The Blue Pearl
Chefchaouen – Moroccan Cooking Class
Chefchaouen – Rif Mountain Adventure
Chefchaouen – Departure
- Surround yourself with beautiful shades of blue with a 3-day stay in Chefchaouen
- Focus on food as you explore the walled city of Fes with a private guide that will lead you through the souks
- Bask in the inimitability of Meknes, which is an Imperial city that has been Morocco’s artistic capital for centuries
- Explore the Rif Mountains on a guided hike and bask your muscles in a Moroccan hammam experience
- Feel the spirituality in Moulay Idriss, Morocco’s historic Islamic heart
- Discover the sublime sights that were left behind by the country’s former dynasties, such as mosques, mosaics, madrassas, minarets, tombs, palaces, and much more
- Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the kasbahs by staying in boutique riad accommodation
- Learn the ancient art of damasquinerie with a master craftsman in Meknes
Soulful secrets abound in Morocco’s heartlands, and 3,000 years of stories can be found within a small triangle of destinations in the country’s north. Three religions were introduced here, and Mohammed’s great-grandson Moulay Idriss founded the city of Fes in addition to Islam. More than a millennia after the Romans, Jewish immigrants and Andalusian Moriscos brought their own influence to a land of Riffians.
Morocco’s northern triangle deserves more than a few days. This handcrafted 10-day tour provides an in-depth exploration of a landscape and includes three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will begin your trip in Fes, where you will have several days to awaken your senses. The following day will use food as a focus to explore the changing artistic styles of the city. You will visit gardens and palaces that date back to different dynasties to create a detailed picture of the development of Morocco’s Islamic art.
The next day, you will travel to Meknes after stopping at Volubilis. Volubilis was built by the Romans and was where Christianity was introduced to Northwest Africa. The city now waits in a redolent state of ruin. Moulay Idriss is nearby, which is Morocco’s holiest city and a superb destination for exploring the serenity of Islam. Your three nights in Meknes will be about art because this Imperial city is Morocco’s artisanal capital. Everything in Meknes is a work of art.
You will end your customized tour in Morocco’s most sublime destination of Chefchaouen. Here, you will visit a Riffian village en route for a glimpse of Berber culture. Your experience in the blue city will be relaxing. Mountains surround Chefchaouen, and many hiking trails begin from the town’s higher gate. After the energy of Fes and the art of Meknes, Chefchaouen will complete your journey into the soul of Morocco.
$10,395 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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