Explore the best of Northern Morocco with our Expedition tour, featuring Mauresque history, green mountainous nature, and iconic cities such as Tangier, Chefchaouen, and Fes.
This fascinating quick tour around three of Morocco’s imperial cities and the White City will enable you to discover some important aspects of Moroccan history. It is ideal for those who want to learn about Morocco’s culture, history, and people. You will start your trip in Casablanca, Morocco’s economical and cultural capital. The second day will take you to the imperial city of Rabat which is also the administrative and political capital of Morocco. Much quieter than Casablanca, it is situated on the Atlantic coast with the Bouregreg river separating it from the city of Salé. Your next step will be the prosperous and historic city of Meknès which was the capital of the Alaouite dynasty in the 17th century. On your way to Fès, you will stop at Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoun.
The soon your flight lands in Casablanca Airport, and you get your luggage, you need to walk outside the terminals to meet your local driver holding a sign with your name and our logo. Put the luggage in the vehicle and drive to your accommodation.
The first settlement of Casablanca was the Berber village Anfa. By the end of the 18th century, Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdallah founded a Muslim town at this site where Europeans were welcome to have their commercial enterprises for wool and grain. Get to know the history, culture, and economy of Casablanca by visiting few different famous sights like The United Nations Place, Mohamed V square followed by the Central Market and the Habous Quarter to enjoy the view of the Royal Palace before heading to the famous Hassan II Mosque.
** Your local English speaking driver stays at your disposal for the entire trip. So, please feel free to discuss any wishes you have with him including if you want to have dinner at a restaurant of your choice. He is there at your disposal.
** Approximate driving is 45mins (stops are NOT included).
In case you didn't have the chance to visit the Hassan II mosque yesterday, you can do it this morning before you head to Rabat which is the administrative capital of Morocco. This busy political center has a mix of the old Médina and the new Ville Nouvelle. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean along Bouregreg River. It has a variety of historic tourist attractions, such as Kasbahs, beautiful domes, minarets, big avenues & green spaces. Your driver is at your disposal to assist you with any necessary transportation. Don't miss to pay a visit to the Kasbah of the Udayas, whose grand, majestic silhouette is softened by the surrounding gardens. Not far beyond its walls lies the Chellah, a necropolis that dates to the Marinids. Entering the complex is like journeying to another world: marvel at the ancient remains as you walk through the gardens and glimpse a few storks.
These all add to the appeal of Rabat, where the treasures of the past coexist with the most modern and eco-friendly achievements. Your local guide is at your disposal in the afternoon. Feel free to ask him as many questions as you have to learn a lot about Morocco. It's your chance, do don't miss it.
** Approximate driving is 1.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
Your driver is meeting you at the time you fixed together. Enjoy your tasty breakfast and say goodbye to Rabat. Today's trip is taking to the other Imperial city Meknès in less than 2 hours. Please feel free to inform your driver of any special requests or wishes because he is at your disposal for any necessary stops and transportation.
While sightseeing in the Medina with your local English speaking guide (3 hours), you may 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. Volubilis which can be visited on your next day on your way to Fès.
** Approximate driving is 2 hours (stops are NOT included).
This morning and on your way to Fès, a visit to Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is highly recommended. You will start with the Roman Volubilis which is located about 30 km north of Meknès. Depending on you, you can decide to either visit the site at your own pace or ask your driver to assist you to book a local guide (not included) upon your arrival at the site at extra charges.
Generally, the tour may include a visit to 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. Also the Oil Presses, the Public Baths, the fountains, and the temple.
Just after, you then head to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun which is located only 4 kms away from Volubilis. You can have lunch here (not included). 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 that embody much of Morocco's history. About one hour away from Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is located the most ancient of the Imperial capitals, Fès where you will spend the night.
** Approximate driving is 1.5 hours (stops are NOT included).
After breakfast, you can start your sightseeing of Fès El Bali (Old Medina), you will be able to feast your eyes and senses. 6 hours guided city visit have 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 center. 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 the 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.
Your stay in Morocco has come to an end.
We hope that you have had a pleasant stay and looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Your driver takes you to Fes Airport for your departure flight.
We wish you a safe flight back home!
** Approximate driving is 30mins (stops are NOT included).