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North & Imperial Morocco - 10 days

Limited to Northbound Morocco, this tour is ideal for travellers who seek to learn about Moroccan history and cultural heritage. In the fascinating port city of Tangier, the pretty blue city of Chefchaouen and the Imperial city of Rabat, you will feel the magic and discover traces and architecture influences left by Spanish, Portuguese, French and Moroccan rule. In Meknès and Fès, you will go back centuries in time, get carried by the smells and sounds and get lost in the bustling Old Medinas. A varied and rich history, amazing landscapes and a fascinating culture are on offer with this impressive tour.

Day 1:    Fès
 
 

Upon arrival to Fès, you will be transferred to your hotel. You are free to wander around the city on this day. Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fès is Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre. Its Medina is considered one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab Muslim world. The night will be spent in a hotel or riad in Fès.

Day 2:    Fès
 
 

After breakfast, you can start your sightseeing of Fès El Bali (Old Medina), you will be able to feast your eyes and senses. A guided city visit has been scheduled for you on this day. Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fès is Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre. Its Medina is considered one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab Muslim world. With the guided visit, you will be able to explore all aspects of Fes starting from Bab Boujloud which is the main entrance of Fès El Bali. Your guide will take you through the history of Karaouine Mosque, Zaouia Moulay Driss, the Koranic schools  and the famous Tanneries. You will also explore narrow lanes of bazaars, food stands, craft shops, mosques, palaces, medresas, hammams, squares...you will be overwhelmed by everything this city has to offer. The night will be spent in a hotel or riad in Fès.

Day 3:    Fès - Chefchaouen
 
 

After breakfast, you will travel to Chefchaouen by bus. It takes approximatively four hours to get from Fès to Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen is often referred to as the prettiest city of Morocco. This blue washed Medina is a haven of well-being with its narrow streets and medieval houses. Small yet full of character, Chefchaouen is a real gem in the middle of the Rif Mountains. On your first day, you are free to rest and walk around the city. The night will be spent in a hotel in Chefchaouen.

Day 4:    Chefchaouen
 
 

After breakfast, a half day walking visit has been arranged for you. Your guide will accompany you for a tour around town which has a strong Andalusian character. You will also visit the Souks and the Mellah, Place Outa El Hammam and the Kasbah, Place El Makhzen and the famous Ras El Ma. You will spend this night in a hotel in Chefchaouen.

Day 5:    Chefchaouen - Tangier
 
 

The road from Chefchaouen to Tangier is quite beautiful. You will travel to Tangier by bus. Located at the crossroads of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and just a few kilometers away from Europe, the fascinating city of Tangier has drawn for centuries artists and intellectuals like Henri Matisse, Eugène Delacroix or Paul Bowles. Set between mountains and sea, there is something unique about this city of inspiration which offers an interesting mix of Spanish, French and North African culture. Upon arrival to Tangier, you will have lunch then start your visit of the city:
• The Grand Socco and Place de France
• St Andrew's Church and the Musée d'Art Contemporain
• The American Legation and Gran Teatro Cervantes
• The Medina, Rue es Siaghin, the Petit Socco and the Kasbah
• The Dar El Makhzen, Palais du Mendoub and Jews' Beach
You will spend the night in a hotel in Tangier.

Day 6:    Tangier - Rabat
 
 

Off to Rabat by train, the trip will last around four hours. After lunch, you can start your visit of the elegant city of Rabat which is home to many historic and architectural monuments. You will spend the night in a hotel in Rabat.

Day 7:    Rabat
 
 

After breakfast, you are free for the rest of the day to further explore Rabat. This imperial city is also the administrative and political capital of Morocco. You can explore the atmospheric place of Chellah and its Necropolis, the tranquil Oudaya Kasbah and its lovely Andalusian Gardens, the unfinished Hassan Tower and its next door Mohammed 5 Mausoleum, Rabat Archaelogy Museum situated in the Ville Nouvelle, the Andalusian style Medina and the Royal Palace. You will spend the night in a hotel in Rabat.

Day 8:    Rabat - Meknès
 
 

You next step will be the prosperous and historic city of Meknès which was the capital of the Alaouite dynasty in the 17th century. It was redesigned by Sultan Moulay Ismail in Hispano-Moorish style. Surrounded by high walls with great doors, the Medina of Meknès is much quieter and less touristy than Fès or Marrakech but it has over 80 monuments from Mosques to Hammams to Palaces and it is worth exploring. The trip taking you from the Imperial city Rabat to the other Imperial city Meknès is less than three hours by train. While sightseeing in the Medina, you will visit Dar Jemai Museum, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Place El Hedim, the granaries of Moulay Ismail, Bab Mansour whose columns were taken from Volubilis. The night will be spent in a hotel or riad in Meknès.

Day 9:    Meknès - Volubilis & Moulay Idriss Zerhoun - Fès
 
 

On your way to Fès, the excursion Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoun has been arranged for you. This excursion which starts in Meknès and ends in Fès. The driver will pick you up from your hotel in Meknès early morning and off you go to Volubilis. It is a Roman provincial capital and one of the largest ancient ruins in Africa. Recognised as a UNESCO World heritage site, the spared ruins of this archeological site are impressive and located in a fertile agricultural area. Volubilis was looted to build nearby towns of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun and Meknès but you can still appreciate the remaining preserved structures of the Roman Era. You will visit:
• The public buildings mainly the Basilica and the Capitoline
• The third century Triumphal Arch also known as the Arch of Caracalla
• The Houses and Palaces mainly the House of Orpheus, the House of the Ephebe, the House of the Athlete, the House of the Knight, The House of Venus, Gordian Palace, The House of the Labours of Hercules.
• The Headquarters of Idriss I
• But also the Oil Presses, The Public baths, the fountains, the temple
Your next step will be Moulay Idriss Zerhoun which is located four kms away from Volubilis. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun represents Morocco's first Arab dynasty. The tomb and zaouia of its creator Moulay Idriss lie right at the heart of the town which makes it an important site of pilgrimage for Moroccans.
This day will enable you to visit two important sites which embody much of Morocco's history. It will take you a further hour to get to Fès where you will spend the night.

Day 10:    Fès
 
 

After breakfast, our services will come to an end. We can arrange a departure transfer from your hotel to Fès airport.

Tour includes: 

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Arrival airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Public transport for the whole trip
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

 

 

Fès - Chefchaouen - Tangier - Rabat - Meknès

General Information

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Morocco is a very beautiful country. We felt so welcome and special, I honestly think we could not have chosen a better company for our first time in Morocco. Not only did we get a great value for our money but the staff was also great. We lived a wonderful cultural experience. Also, I have to point out that every single person visiting Morocco should go to Chefchaouen. It is so serene and blue, you will love it - Jane Yonga

Brahim - 12GoMoroccoHi! I am Brahim. I have been working in Tourism since 2009 which gave me a great knowledge and the chance to visit many parts of Morocco already: Imperial cities, Mountains, Sahara, and the Coast. Travel is definitely a lifestyle and one that I was very happy to get used to and share with others!  Recently, I succeeded to get my quality management diploma which enlightens more my vision about tourism and clients’ satisfaction. I am at your disposal, so get in touch and talk to me in order to design your perfect adventure.

Contact >>

North & Imperial Morocco - 10 days

Limited to Northbound Morocco, this tour is ideal for travellers who seek to learn about Moroccan history and cultural heritage. In the fascinating port city of Tangier, the pretty blue city of Chefchaouen and the Imperial city of Rabat, you will feel the magic and discover traces and architecture influences left by Spanish, Portuguese, French and Moroccan rule. In Meknès and Fès, you will go back centuries in time, get carried by the smells and sounds and get lost in the bustling Old Medinas. A varied and rich history, amazing landscapes and a fascinating culture are on offer with this impressive tour.

Day 1:    Fès
 
 

Upon arrival to Fès, you will be transferred to your hotel. You are free to wander around the city on this day. Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fès is Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre. Its Medina is considered one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab Muslim world. The night will be spent in a hotel or riad in Fès.

Day 2:    Fès
 
 

After breakfast, you can start your sightseeing of Fès El Bali (Old Medina), you will be able to feast your eyes and senses. A guided city visit has been scheduled for you on this day. Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fès is Morocco's cultural and spiritual centre. Its Medina is considered one of the most extensive and best conserved historic towns of the Arab Muslim world. With the guided visit, you will be able to explore all aspects of Fes starting from Bab Boujloud which is the main entrance of Fès El Bali. Your guide will take you through the history of Karaouine Mosque, Zaouia Moulay Driss, the Koranic schools  and the famous Tanneries. You will also explore narrow lanes of bazaars, food stands, craft shops, mosques, palaces, medresas, hammams, squares...you will be overwhelmed by everything this city has to offer. The night will be spent in a hotel or riad in Fès.

Day 3:    Fès - Chefchaouen
 
 

After breakfast, you will travel to Chefchaouen by bus. It takes approximatively four hours to get from Fès to Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen is often referred to as the prettiest city of Morocco. This blue washed Medina is a haven of well-being with its narrow streets and medieval houses. Small yet full of character, Chefchaouen is a real gem in the middle of the Rif Mountains. On your first day, you are free to rest and walk around the city. The night will be spent in a hotel in Chefchaouen.

Day 4:    Chefchaouen
 
 

After breakfast, a half day walking visit has been arranged for you. Your guide will accompany you for a tour around town which has a strong Andalusian character. You will also visit the Souks and the Mellah, Place Outa El Hammam and the Kasbah, Place El Makhzen and the famous Ras El Ma. You will spend this night in a hotel in Chefchaouen.

Day 5:    Chefchaouen - Tangier
 
 

The road from Chefchaouen to Tangier is quite beautiful. You will travel to Tangier by bus. Located at the crossroads of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and just a few kilometers away from Europe, the fascinating city of Tangier has drawn for centuries artists and intellectuals like Henri Matisse, Eugène Delacroix or Paul Bowles. Set between mountains and sea, there is something unique about this city of inspiration which offers an interesting mix of Spanish, French and North African culture. Upon arrival to Tangier, you will have lunch then start your visit of the city:
• The Grand Socco and Place de France
• St Andrew's Church and the Musée d'Art Contemporain
• The American Legation and Gran Teatro Cervantes
• The Medina, Rue es Siaghin, the Petit Socco and the Kasbah
• The Dar El Makhzen, Palais du Mendoub and Jews' Beach
You will spend the night in a hotel in Tangier.

Day 6:    Tangier - Rabat
 
 

Off to Rabat by train, the trip will last around four hours. After lunch, you can start your visit of the elegant city of Rabat which is home to many historic and architectural monuments. You will spend the night in a hotel in Rabat.

Day 7:    Rabat
 
 

After breakfast, you are free for the rest of the day to further explore Rabat. This imperial city is also the administrative and political capital of Morocco. You can explore the atmospheric place of Chellah and its Necropolis, the tranquil Oudaya Kasbah and its lovely Andalusian Gardens, the unfinished Hassan Tower and its next door Mohammed 5 Mausoleum, Rabat Archaelogy Museum situated in the Ville Nouvelle, the Andalusian style Medina and the Royal Palace. You will spend the night in a hotel in Rabat.

Day 8:    Rabat - Meknès
 
 

You next step will be the prosperous and historic city of Meknès which was the capital of the Alaouite dynasty in the 17th century. It was redesigned by Sultan Moulay Ismail in Hispano-Moorish style. Surrounded by high walls with great doors, the Medina of Meknès is much quieter and less touristy than Fès or Marrakech but it has over 80 monuments from Mosques to Hammams to Palaces and it is worth exploring. The trip taking you from the Imperial city Rabat to the other Imperial city Meknès is less than three hours by train. While sightseeing in the Medina, you will visit Dar Jemai Museum, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Place El Hedim, the granaries of Moulay Ismail, Bab Mansour whose columns were taken from Volubilis. The night will be spent in a hotel or riad in Meknès.

Day 9:    Meknès - Volubilis & Moulay Idriss Zerhoun - Fès
 
 

On your way to Fès, the excursion Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoun has been arranged for you. This excursion which starts in Meknès and ends in Fès. The driver will pick you up from your hotel in Meknès early morning and off you go to Volubilis. It is a Roman provincial capital and one of the largest ancient ruins in Africa. Recognised as a UNESCO World heritage site, the spared ruins of this archeological site are impressive and located in a fertile agricultural area. Volubilis was looted to build nearby towns of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun and Meknès but you can still appreciate the remaining preserved structures of the Roman Era. You will visit:
• The public buildings mainly the Basilica and the Capitoline
• The third century Triumphal Arch also known as the Arch of Caracalla
• The Houses and Palaces mainly the House of Orpheus, the House of the Ephebe, the House of the Athlete, the House of the Knight, The House of Venus, Gordian Palace, The House of the Labours of Hercules.
• The Headquarters of Idriss I
• But also the Oil Presses, The Public baths, the fountains, the temple
Your next step will be Moulay Idriss Zerhoun which is located four kms away from Volubilis. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun represents Morocco's first Arab dynasty. The tomb and zaouia of its creator Moulay Idriss lie right at the heart of the town which makes it an important site of pilgrimage for Moroccans.
This day will enable you to visit two important sites which embody much of Morocco's history. It will take you a further hour to get to Fès where you will spend the night.

Day 10:    Fès
 
 

After breakfast, our services will come to an end. We can arrange a departure transfer from your hotel to Fès airport.

Tour includes: 

  • All accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Arrival airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
  • Public transport for the whole trip
  • All services as mentioned in the program
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees 

Tour does not include: 

  • Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you) 
  • Flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person 
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program

 

 

Fès - Chefchaouen - Tangier - Rabat - Meknès

General Information

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

 

  • Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.
  • Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision. 
  • We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.
  • Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.
  • Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.
  • Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.
  • About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

Morocco is a very beautiful country. We felt so welcome and special, I honestly think we could not have chosen a better company for our first time in Morocco. Not only did we get a great value for our money but the staff was also great. We lived a wonderful cultural experience. Also, I have to point out that every single person visiting Morocco should go to Chefchaouen. It is so serene and blue, you will love it - Jane Yonga

Brahim - 12GoMoroccoHi! I am Brahim. I have been working in Tourism since 2009 which gave me a great knowledge and the chance to visit many parts of Morocco already: Imperial cities, Mountains, Sahara, and the Coast. Travel is definitely a lifestyle and one that I was very happy to get used to and share with others!  Recently, I succeeded to get my quality management diploma which enlightens more my vision about tourism and clients’ satisfaction. I am at your disposal, so get in touch and talk to me in order to design your perfect adventure.

Contact >>

Highlights

• Fès Sightseeing (Narrow lanes of bazaars, food stands, craft shops, mosques, palaces, medresas, hammams, tanneries, museums, squares...)
• Chefchaouen Sightseeing: Souks and the Mellah, Place Outa El Hammam, Ras El Maa...
• Tangier Sightseeing: The Grand Socco, St Andrew's Church, The Medina, Rue es Siaghin, Dar El Makhzen, Palais du Mendoub....
• Rabat Sightseeing (Chellah and its Necropolis, Oudaya Kasbah Hassan Tower and Mohammed 5 Mausoleum, Rabat Archaelogy Museum, the Andalusian style Medina and the Royal Palace)
• Meknès Sightseeing (Dar Jemai Museum, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the granaries of Moulay Ismail, Bab Mansour..)
• Visit of Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

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