Cape Spartel Lighthouse in Tangier, Morocco

12 Day Northern Morocco: Amazing History, Landscapes, and Cities

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Tetouan

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Venture off the beaten path in northern Morocco during this 12-day adventure. This is the experiential side of Morocco that is full of stories and secrets. Chefchaouen is a blue-washed and baffling city that pulls you under its spell, and Tetouan is an Andalusian-inspired city with a highly unique history. Explore the enchantment of Fes, escape to Morocco’s lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and savor the great flavors of the country with a private cooking course.

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Trip Highlights

  • Share the stories and secrets of Chefchaouen, which is a blue-washed town that has left a unique imprint on the country
  • Explore the enchantment of Fes with a day dedicated to its gardens and palaces
  • Escape to another of Morocco’s lesser-known UNESCO World Heritage destinations with days the in Andalusian-inspired town of Tetouan
  • Begin your trip in Tangier, sipping mint tea while gazing over the water toward Gibraltar
  • Discover the towns of the Atlantic Ocean coast and compare Tangier with Larche and Asilah
  • Travel further back in history at the Roman cities of Lixus and Volubilis
  • Connect with the Riffians on a journey through the Rif Mountains to visit Berber people with a distinctive language and history
  • Savor the great flavors of Morocco with a Chefchaouen cooking class and a Fes foodie tour
  • Hike to the Akchour Waterfalls in Chefchaouen and enjoy a Moroccan hammam experience

Detailed Description

Northern Morocco has a long and complicated history that is unique from the rest of the world. The great north of Morocco is where you can live out the stories that have been passed down through the generations. This vacation is handcrafted for you to discover the experiential highlights of Northern Morocco. Each destination is different, although the contrasts can only be truly understood once you arrive. Tangier is rich in the most complicated of histories. You will travel to Tetouan to find a whitewashed town with a Moorish-Andalusian history. The city is the least-visited of all of Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites; it is a living and breathing piece of the past that you can enjoy for two relaxing days on the coast. There is a wonderful authenticity here that is seductive and surreal.

From white to blue, you will travel to the mountains for several days in Chefchaouen. Striking blue buildings will set the scene, and local encounters will maintain the mood. You will indulge in a cooking class, a waterfall hike, a hammam experience, and the secrets of a local market. You will also spend a day traveling through the Rif Mountains to meet Berber Riffians in their villages before spending several days and nights in Fes. One day will explore local history and culture, and another will be dedicated to palaces and monuments. There will also be time for a day trip to two more UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Meknes and Volubilis, in addition to a flavorful afternoon in a city that has always had a flavorful history.

Starting Price

$2,695 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.

What's Included

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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