Morocco Moorish Trail Private Journey

Starts in
Tangier
Duration
8 Days
Price from
$3,029
Route
Marrakech, Chefchaouen

Since the earliest days of global trading, Morocco has long served as the bridge between North Africa and Europe. This long-standing tradition has allowed cultures to blend, creating the Hispano-Islamic Moorish architectural style. Elaborate tiling, vibrant colors and ornate archways define this style, which finds its way deep into the heart of Morocco and extends all the way into Portugal and Spain. Travel through Morocco witnessing examples of how European, African and Islamic cultures blend into one unique architectural style.

On this 8 -day/7-night package, you will visit Tangier, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Fes, Marrakech and Casablanca. This program includes accommodations in Deluxe or Superior First Class hotels, breakfast daily, entrance fees, private arrival &departure transfers, and sightseeings as outlined in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Travel funds escrow protection program
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Driver/Guide: Private as per itinerary
  • Private sightseeing tours with driver & English-speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Select luxury accommodation
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Select alcoholic drinks as per itinerary

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival - Tangier - Chefchaouen

Deluxe Class: Lyna Ryad and Spa or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Lyna Ryad and Spa or similar accommodations

Upon arrival to Tangier airport, meet your driver/guide for a private transfer to your selected hotel in Chefchaouen (approx. 2 hrs). The remainder of the day is at your leisure

Day

2

Chefchaouen - Meknes - Fez

Deluxe Class: Palais Faraj or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Barcelo Fes Medina or similar accommodations

After breakfast, explore the blue city with your private driver/guide. It’s color - a gorgeous blue tint that covers not only Chefchaouen’s houses, but its mosques, government buildings and public squares - comes from a custom that dates back to the 15th century. Later, travel to the imperial city of Meknes (approx. 3.5 hrs), which was founded by the Almoravid Dynasty in the 11th century as a military settlement and became a capital under Sultan Moulay Ismail in the 17th century. He introduced a Hispano Moorish style in the architecture with the great Bab Mansour; a gate of intricate mosaic or zellig, the ramparts, the granary and the Sahrij Swani Basin, used for irrigation and plantation.  In the afternoon, continue to the spiritual capital of Fez (approx. 1 hr). (B)

Day

3

Fez

Deluxe Class: Palais Faraj or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Barcelo Fes Medina or similar accommodations

After breakfast, your whole day will be devoted to Fez, the most ancient imperial city, founded by Idriss I and his son Moulay Idris II. Visit the medieval Medina with its Medersas (religious Islamic universities) Attarine and Bou Anania, the Nejjarine Fountain, the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, and the Karaouine Mosque. There is also the possibility of opening the Palace of Pacha Glaoui, not generally open to the public, for a private tour (not included). After lunch at a local restaurant in the medina (not included), continue to Fez Jdid (new Fez), and then return to your hotel for the remainder of the evening at your leisure. (B)

Day

4

Fez - Marrakech

Deluxe Class: La Maison Arabe or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Riad Dar Justo or similar accommodations

After breakfast, meet your driver/guide at your hotel for your private drive to Marrakech, passing by the Berber village of Imouzer du Kandar and Ifrane. First, you will arrive in Beni Mellal (4.5 hrs), situated in the foot of Mount Tassemit and one of the agricultural centers of Morocco. Take some free time for lunch at a local restaurant (not included), and then continue to Marrakech (approx.3.5 hrs) where you will arrive late in the afternoon for check-in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the evening at your leisure. (B) Note: Domestic flights from Fez to Morocco are available at an additional cost. Flight option does not include visit to Beni Mellal.

Day

5

Marrakech

Deluxe Class: La Maison Arabe or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Riad Dar Justo or similar accommodations

Today, embark on a full day of private touring on foot in Marrakech with your guide. Visit the magnificently decorated 16th century Saadian Tombs, roam through the old Kasbah and the Jewish Quarter and arrive at the exquisite Bahia Palace, with its incredible zellij tile work and carved cedar ceilings. Admire the tallest structure in the Marrakech medina, the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque and enjoy some free time for lunch (not included). This afternoon, enjoy an intimate visit of the old medina of Marrakech with your guide, far from the tourist paths, where you will have the opportunity to see places not typically visited by tourists. (B)

Day

6

Marrakech

Deluxe Class: La Maison Arabe or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Riad Dar Justo or similar accommodations

Visit Yves Saint Lauraent’s love note to his partner, the Majorelle Garden, with its Berber Museum. Afterwards, visit the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Alternatively, you can join an optional 4x4 Jeep excursion to the Atlas Mountains or enjoy a cooking class with a local family. (B)

Day

7

Marrakech - Casablanca - Rabat

Deluxe Class: Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses or similar accommodations

Superior First Class: Mgallery Le Diwan or similar accommodations

After breakfast, meet your driver/guide for a private drive to Casablanca (approx. 3 hrs). Upon arrival, tour the economic capital of Morocco, starting with the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest in the world, a magnificent building with spectacular views over the sea. Next, tour around the most interesting parts of this city, such as the Boulevard de la Corniche, the Park of the United Nations, Mohamed V Square, and Habous Quarter. In the afternoon, continue to Rabat (approx. 1.5 hrs), the capital of Morocco and the royal city. (B)

Day

8

Rabat – Tangier - Departure

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for a private transfer to Tangier airport or port (approx. 3 hrs) to continue on to your next destination. (B)Note: High-speed train from Rabat to Tangier available (approx. 1.5 hrs).

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