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Suggested Itineraries in Morocco - Seven Day North

This itinerary takes a week to cover the North of Morocco. Take the train across Europe or fly to Tangier; after a short stay, head through the picturesque Riff Mountains, stopping for a couple of chilled out nights in Chefchaouen before hitting the madness of Fes. Take an excursion to the imperial city of Meknes and the Roman Volubilis.

This is a suggested itinerary - we can customise it to provide the Moroccan holiday of your preference.

As most riads require stays of 4 or more nights over Christmas and Easter, this is not possible over those periods.

The cost of the described itinerary is POA per person plus Car Hire for 3 days, based on two people sharing a twin or double room. This includes train or flights from London, transfers on arrival and departure. Departure date

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Day 1

Flight or Train to Tangier

On arrival Tangier airport or ferry port you will be met and transferred by private taxi to Le Mirage where you will have a twin/double room with breakfast for 2 nights.

Day 2

Tangier - Familiarisation

Tangier

A local English-speaking guide (paid locally) will come to meet you after breakfast and take you to Cap Spartel - the most north-westerly point of North Africa. Head onto the old city, across the Grand Socco and into the medina for a look into the local life of Tangier. You will visit the souks, food markets, fish markets and can stop off for a traditional cup of Moroccan mint tea at a local cafe. The afternoon can be used to explore further into the medina, make your way back to the hotel to relax by the pool, or head to one of the secluded beaches for a few hours in the sun.

Day 3

Tangier to Chefchaouen

Rif Mountains

A car will have been delivered to your hotel the previous evening, so you can set off at your leisure. Driving first in the direction of Tetouan, and later passing through the lush rolling hills of the Rif mountains. About 2.5 hrs later you will come to the beautiful white and blue-washed city of Chefchaouen.

2 nights accommodation at Dar Meziana or Casa Hassan with half board.

Day 4

Chefchaouen - Familiarisation

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There is no need to hire a guide here as the town is very small, even if you do get lost walking around the maze of blue lanes you will eventually come across something familiar - it's all part of the fun! Apart from taking in the local life you may like to visit the 17th century ruins of the Kasbah which runs along one side of the square (Plaza Uta el-Hammam). The red-hued walls of the Kasbah enclose a beautiful garden and a small folk museum (entrance fee around £1).

A walk up the mountain takes you to the beautiful waterfalls, the source that feeds all of the city's inhabitants with water. Chefchaouen is an excellent shopping destination as well, as it offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular with tourists.

Chefchaouen must be the safest place in Morocco and there will be no warnings against walking around in the streets even in the middle of the night.

Day 5

Chefchaouen to Fes

Chefchaouen To Fes

After breakfast set off back down the hill to the main road and head for Ouezzane and about 4-5 hrs later, depending on stoppage for photos, you will reach Fes.

In the afternoon your guide (paid locally) will meet you at your riad after lunch and take you into the 9,000 lane maze of the medina. You will visit the busy souks, monuments, palaces and the infamous tanneries (be sure to take a nose peg if you get affected by strong pungent smells!).

3 nights accommodation at Dar Anebar in a twin/double room with breakfast.

Meknes

Day 6

Excursion to Meknes and Volubilis

Full day excursion to the Imperial city of Meknes for lunch, followed by the Ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. This will also include a visit to Moulay Idriss, named after the prominent Moroccan Saint. The riad can arrange for a car and driver to meet you after breakfast for this excursion (paid locally).

Enjoy an evening meal at the famous La Maison Bleue restaurant.

Day 7

Day at leisure in Fes

Royal Palace

Face the labyrinth of the medina by yourselves, getting wonderfully lost in the thousands of alleyways and bartering for goods to your hearts content, or consider an excursion to see the monkeys in the Cedar Forests of Middle Atlas Mountains near Azrou - your hotel can arrange a car and driver for you (paid locally).

Day 8

Return home

Transfer to Fes airport by private taxi for your return flight.