Northern Morocco on a Shoestring
7 days with G Adventures Rating:
Restricted to Ages 18-39
Day 1 Casablanca
Arrive at any time. Get excited for your first night out with your fellow travellers. Take to the streets in the heart of Casablanca and hit up one of your CEO’s favourite local spots. Enjoy connecting with your fellow travellers while getting to know Casablanca. Your first night out is just that – the first of many and a perfect way to set the tone for the rest of your grand adventure.
Day 2 Casablanca/Chefchaouen
With a good night's sleep behind you, set out from Casablanca. With the bright blue waters of the Atlantic to your left and the sun drenched wonders of Morocco to your right, travel up the coast to Morocco's capital city, Rabat. Stretch your legs as you wander the ramparts and colourful alleys of the city's old quarter. Take in breathtaking views from Kasbah des Oudaias, then indulge in lunch. After you've eaten the hangry away, continue toward Chefchaouen. Here, beneath the soaring Rif mountains, feeling the blues takes on a different meaning. Take an orientation walk through the blue-washed streets of Chefchaouen before settling in for the night. (B)
Day 3 Chefchaouen
Hoping for free time to explore all Chefchaouen has to offer? Wish granted! Spend your day taking in the splendor of the city and it's surrounding geography. If the (Rif) Mountains are calling, you should definitely answer. Opt to pre-book the Rif Valley Mountains Hike. Or, opt to visit the Spanish Mosque for breathtaking sunset views of the city. (B)
Day 4 Chefchaouen/Fès
Fès awaits! Upon arrival, put your free time to good use by checking out Moroccan artwork and historical artifacts at the Belghazi Museum or visit an Amazigh (or Berber) pharmacy (a far cry from the kind of pharmacy you may be used to at home). Wander the many mazes of Fès's colourful, ancient tanneries. Consider a jaunt to the imperial city of Meknès by pre-booking the Meknès City Tour during the booking process. (B)
Day 5 Fès
With so much to see, another free day in Fès is always a good idea. Breathe in decadent spices (oxygen is for the weak anyway, right?) as you sample treats from the many food carts scattered throughout the medina. Explore the artisan quarters as you take in the city that is often referred to as the cultural heart of Morocco. In the evening, opt to partake in a traditional dinner in a converted riad complete with music and belly dancing. (B)
Day 6 Fès/Marrakech
After getting back on the road and watching the scenery roll by, arrive in vibrant, bustling Marrakech. Spend the evening exploring the gardens, souks, and other wonders of Marrakech. (B)
Day 7 Marrakech
Parting is such sweet sorrow, but perhaps consider booking a few extra nights in Marrakech to experience the city further.
Consider booking extra nights to fully explore this city. (B)
All This Included
Modern, ancient, bohemian, sophisticated — no matter how many superlatives you can think of, northern Morocco surpasses them all. We’ve put together a trip that shows you all the best sights while still leaving money for bargaining in the medina. Over seven days, you’ll tour old-world Fès, and the famous blue-and-white buildings of Chefchaouen, then explore mysterious Marrakech and the bustle of Djeema El Fna. If magic exists anywhere in the world, trust us — it’s right here in beautifully-cultured Morocco.
Simple hotels (6 nights)
Casablanca, Morocco: Hotel Campanile Casablanca (or similar)
Marrakech, Morocco: Hotel Residence Amalou (or similar)
Fès, Morocco: Hotel Mounia (or similar)
Chefchaouen, Morocco: Hotel Madrid (or similar)
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