7 Days. Departure from Fez

From the Rif to the imperial cities Fes, Meknes and Rabat, to the blue city Chefchaouen and the amazing seaside town Asilah.

Travel across the northern Morocco and discover its cultural, historical and natural Heritage.

 ITINERARY.

Day 1: Airport-Fes

Day 2: Fes -Volubilis-Moulay Idriss-Meknes

Day 3: Meknes-Rabat-Asilah

Day 4: Asilah-Chefchaouen

Day 5: Chefchaouen

Day 6: Chefchaouen-Fes

Day 7: Fes-Airport

THE PACKAGE.

INCLUDED

Staff
Driver-guide who speaks English
Local guide who speaks English

Transport
Private air-conditioned vehicle (type off-road, minivan or bus, depending on the number of participants) for all internal transfers as specified in the program
Transfers to and from airport/hotel with assistance in English

Visits
FES: private city tour
MEKNES: private city tour
RABAT: guided tour
ASSILAH: guided tour
CHEFCHAOUEN: guided tour

Accomodation
FES: 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast
MEKNES: 1 night in a hotel with breakfast
ASILAH: 1 night in a hotel with breakfast
CHEFCHAOUEN: 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast

NOT INCLUDED

Flight
Travel Insurance
Entrances to museums and tourist sites
Lunches, drinks, tips, extras in hotel and personal expenses
All that is not included in “Services Included”

TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1: Airport – Fes
Pick up at airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival in Fes, you will have the opportunity to do a guided tour of the medina and its monuments. Its labyrinthine streets, the architecture, the colors, the smells and sounds of the life in the medina will transport you back through the centuries. You will notice that it is a medieval city and it endures over time, even 1200 years after its construction. The medieval medina, for which features narrow and labyrinthine streets, does not allow other means of transport that donkeys. During the guided tour you will admire the Koranic school (Fez has always been associated to education and religion, so it is still regarded as the spiritual center of Morocco), the Medersa Attarine and Bounanaia (old Islamic universities), the Karaouine mosque and the famous fountain Nejjarine. After, you will visit the souk and the famous artisan area, where blacksmiths, goldsmiths and potters exhibit their handicrafts. Free dinner, so you will be able to try the local specialties according to your tastes. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2: Fes -Volubilis-Moulay Idriss-Meknes
After breakfast, we will go to Volubilis where we will visit the most important archaeological site in Morocco. We will walk through these ancient ruins of Roman period and then we will drive to Moulay Idriss, is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Morocco. This small town has an interesting medina and you will be able to visit it in less than one hour. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the imperial city of Meknes. After a guided tour across the most important monuments of the city and the souk, you can take advantage of a romantic walk and drink a tea in the El Hedhim square. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Meknes-Rabat-Asilah
The third day of our tour we will visit the cities of Rabat and Asilah. Rabat, imperial city and capital of Morocco, will fascinate you because of its souks and monuments: the Hassan tower, the royal palace “Dar El Makhzen” and its mosque “Men of Fez”, the kasbah Oudaias and the medina. In the afternoon, we will continue the journey and reach Asilah, where you will relax and stroll around its gorgeous white medina. We will spend the afternoon by visiting this beautiful town, old port in the north-east of the country that, in the past, was under Portuguese rule: its old medina, the interesting walls in the form of a parallelogram, the famous square Coraça (Borj al Bahr) with the Menagem Tower (borj al-Kamra) – both built in the sixteenth century, the Raissouli palace. Free evening for a romantic walk along the sea and a delicious dinner in this coastal town unique for its beauty and history. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Asilah-Chefchaouen
Early departure from Asilah toward Chefchaouen, a town located on a mountain in the heart of the Rif and painted white and blue. The village is part of a park declared a nature reserve and exudes peace and serenity, feeling that nowadays are hard to find. Here you can take a walk through the beautiful streets, between whitewashed houses built in Andalusian style, stop in shops selling local handicrafts or take a mint tea on the terrace of a cafe. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Chefchaouen
The fifth day of the tour we will visit Chefchaouen. After breakfast, we will enjoy the view from the picturesque square Uta el Hammam and we will discover the medina and its historical and cultural heritage. We will conclude the visit by climbing on the Spanish Mosque from there we will admire the beautiful landscape. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Chefchaouen-Fes
We will leave the rich world of the Rif and we drive to Fes, where we will arrive early in the afternoon. The rest of the day will be free for shopping in the medina or relax in the traditional hammam & spa. Free dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Note: it is possible to make this journey from any point of arrival/departure.

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