5-Day North Morocco Discovery Tour: Tangier–Volubilis

5-Day North Morocco Discovery Tour: Tangier–Volubilis

This northern Morocco tour would connect well with a Spain tour. Immerse yourself in the charm of the Mediterranean coastline, the vibrant town of Chefchaouen, the medieval city of Fes, and the rich history and traditions of imperial Meknes.

Days

5

Price

from US$1,129 p/p

Best For

Culture & History Fans

Best Time

Nov. to May

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Wander around the Kasbah and Medina of Tangier by the Sea

Tangier is more than two and a half millennia old, making it one of North Africa's most ancient cities. The medina (old city), kasbah (walled citadel), bazaars (marketplaces), and souks (street markets) are among the country's most vibrant, and the beaches are excellent.

Wander around the Kasbah and Medina of Tangier by the Sea
Stroll in the Blue-Washed City of Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is a stunning Moroccan city in the Rif Mountains, originally built as a fortress in the 15th century. Stroll leisurely in the narrow alleys for amazing photo shots.

Stroll in the Blue-Washed City of Chefchaouen
Discover Vivid Fez to Uncover the Secrets of Local Handicrafts and Arts

Fes is the capital of trade in Morocco, so there is no better place in the country to learn about Moroccan handicrafts. On this tour, you'll get a look at local craft manufacturing.

Discover Vivid Fez to Uncover the Secrets of Local Handicrafts and Arts
Exploring the Ancient Roman Ruins of Volubilis

Volubilis is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Morocco, with the remains of settlements dating from the pre-Roman to the early Islamic periods.

Exploring the Ancient Roman Ruins of Volubilis
Visit the Sacred Town of Moulay Idriss

Moulay Idriss is considered the holiest place in Morocco, since it is the burial site of of Moulay Idriss — the descendent of the prophet Muhammed and first Islamic ruler of Morocco.

Visit the Sacred Town of Moulay Idriss

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1
Tangier Arrival

You will be met by your private guide at the ferry terminal in Tangier. Your driver will take you along the beach to enjoy what the city is famed for, as well as the kasbah, the home of Ibn Battouta — a famous 14th-century traveler who was born in Tangier.

Enjoy some free time to discover what the medina of Tangier has to offer. Check in to your hotel for dinner and a good night's rest.

Day 2
Tangier–Chefchaouen–Fes

Breakfast in your hotel, and then depart to the blue-washed city of Chefchaouen. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way to Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains.

Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, you will begin your tour of the city including the Spring of Ras Elma, Outa Elhamam Square, and the Kasbah. Take a stroll through the narrow alleys, where you can capture some amazing photos.

Lunch (optional), can be arranged at a restaurant with panoramic views overlooking the square. After lunch, you will be driven to Fez, with a brief stop in Ouazzane. You will arrive in Fez in the early evening.

Stay overnight in Fez and enjoy a convenient dinner at your hotel.

Day 3
Fez City Discovery

After breakfast, begin your guided tour of the Fez Medina — a perfect introduction to Morocco. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately-woven Berber carpets, and many other artifacts of Morocco.

Later, there is a visit to the King's palace, the tanneries, and the potteries; it's just like a walk back in time.

After lunch (optional), you will continue the tour and return to your riad (traditional Moroccan courtyard-garden house) hotel for the evening.

Day 4
Explore Volubilis and the Holy City of Moulay Idriss

On day 4, you will set out to explore two great historic ruins. You will spend the morning exploring the ancient Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco's most famous Roman remnant. The city's heyday was AD 24–285 when it served as the capital of a Roman province. Most of the ruins date from this period of prosperity.

Then you will visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune that holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. It was there that Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam, and starting a new dynasty.

In late afternoon, your driver-guide will accompany you back to Fez for the overnight stay.

Day 5
Fez Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Fez for your flight.

If your flight departs from Casablanca or Marrakesh, a private transfer is available. Please inform your travel advisor should you require this service.

Hand-picked Hotels

Hotel Barcelo Tangier
Hotel Barcelo Tangier
Riad & Spa Dar Bensouda
Riad & Spa Dar Bensouda

Price Includes

Price from: $1,129 (Tour code: gh-mr-1)

One-to-one consultancy
One-to-one consultancy
Knowledgeable local guides
Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Hand-picked hotels
Hand-picked hotels
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
A 24/7 helpline while traveling
A 24/7 helpline while traveling

Trip Notes

These trip notes give more information about the tour details. Every element of the tour can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your ideas and we will be happy to make adjustments for you.

1. English-Speaking Driver

Your English-speaking driver will meet you with your name sign and see you off at the airport, as well as drive for you between the cities of Morocco.

2. Private City Guides

In each city, you will have a private English-speaking guide who will guide you to discover the place and share their local knowledge and perspectives with you. Feel free to ask questions, as our guides are very able to provide you with insights into their local culture, history, and life.

3. Breakfasts and Meals

Breakfasts are included in the tour. Usually, buffet breakfasts are available in hotels. A packed breakfast and set meals for dinner are offered in desert and mountain areas.

4. Transportation between Cities: Views along the Way

A private vehicle is the main transportation tool for getting between cities in Morocco. Some days you may have a 3–5-hour drive to the destination. Your private driver will make some stops along the way to help ease your journey and to soak in the views.

5. Accommodation

We've chosen our accommodation very carefully and picked the best possible hotels with a taste of local flavor. Please note that service and accommodation in Morocco may differ from Western standards.

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