( We can also offer a route via the desert instead of Rabat – and we organize also this trip in the opposite direction, departing from Tangier)
Our 5 Day trip from Marrakech to Tanger via Rabat, Fes and Chefchaouen will take you in a mesmerizing journey of Morocco. This Fabulous round trip to Tanger is ideal for those on a short vacation in the north of Morocco. If you are keen to Travel Morocco to the north, you can select this private 5 days Morocco tour from Marrakech to Tanger Today!
Your guide will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your riad. Depending on your time of arrival you will have the day or afternoon on your own. Dinner and overnight in the riad.
Enjoy the rich breakfast in your hotel. You have time for your own exploration in Marrakech OR you can take part in the optional excursion into the valleys of the Atlas Mountains (additional cost: 68 € per person). On the drive into the Ourika Valley, you already have a wonderful view of the Atlas Mountains. Visit a family in the traditional Berber villages and learn about traditional life in the Atlas Mountains. You continue at 1,148 meters into the small Berber villages. There you can enjoy the fantastic view of the ancient irrigated terraces full of barley, corn and vegetables, which are surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. From a distance you have a spectacular view of the highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal (4,165 meters). Back in Marrakech, enjoy another dinner together at the hotel.
After breakfast you leave the first of the four royal cities of Morocco and your tour continues to the Atlantic coast. In the Moroccan port city of El Jadida you will visit the former Portuguese fortifications from the 15th to 18th centuries. The Portuguese old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
You continue to Casablanca, the charm of which combines modern architecture with the architectural style influenced by French colonialism. You will visit the Hassan II mosque, which is the largest mosque in the world after Mecca. On a guided tour inside, you will see ornate decorations. In the evening you will reach Rabat, the capital of Morocco.
Dinner, breakfast Riad
In the morning your guide welcomes you for a walking tour in Rabat. You will visit the Berber fortress Kasbah des Oudaïas. When you enter the fortress, it unfolds its true beauty - narrow streets, wonderful views and a stunning atmosphere. You visit the residential area built in the Andalusian style and the "Andalusian Garden". From the fortress walls you have a wonderful view of the Atlantic. On a city tour you will see other sights of Rabat: the royal palace, the ruins of the Chellah, the mausoleum of the late kings Mohammed V and Hassan II and the famous Hassan tower.
You continue through the dreamy, green landscapes with gentle, olive-covered hills, before you reach the UNESCO-protected medina (old town) of Meknes through the largest city gate in Africa, the Bab el Mansour. Stroll through the souk and settle for afternoon tea.
In the evening, after Marrakech, Rabat and Meknes, you will reach the fourth royal city - Fez, where you will spend the night. Take your first walk and enjoy the special evening atmosphere. In the former Koran school Medersa Attarine, the richly decorated rooms and the inner courtyard are atmospherically illuminated.
The oldest of the four royal cities is considered to be the spiritual and cultural center of Morocco. Parts of Fés have been under special protection by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1976. While walking in the individual districts you will marvel at the evidence of Moorish architecture. You will see one of the oldest universities in the world, founded by a wealthy merchant's daughter, and the university mosque "al-Qairawiyin". You walk past ornate houses through the UNESCO-protected medina. During a tour you will see the royal palace "Dar El Makhzen" and the numerous city gates, which have Andalusian elements.
Your tour continues to the blue city in the green mountains, Chefchaouen. Here you make a short stop and enjoy the special flair from Arabic and Andalusian tradition. In the evening you will arrive at your hotel in Tangier, where you will have dinner and stay overnight. End of our services, if you no longer need our services, we say goodbye and we wish you a safe journey home by plane or boat. End of our 5 Day trip from Marrakech to Tanger via Rabat, Fes and Chefchaouen.
This program may suffer some variation at the discretion of the guide depending on the weather conditions, the physical / technical conditions of the participants or for any unforeseen event that may be detrimental to the safety of the group and the proper development of the program. You have to accept the guide's decisions on matters of organization, logistics and security. Any extra expenses for accommodation, meals, transportation and others as a consequence of this variation, will be borne by the participants.