Mix captivating coastal retreats with bustling cities and towns infused with medieval architecture to create a trip that highlights the best of Morocco's north. Home to dazzlingly beautiful mosques, stunning mountain views, museums packed with artistic treasures and and souqs brimming with life and colour - this region of Morocco is a captivating place to visit. Sample the exotic flavours of local cuisine, listen to the rhythmic energy of traditional music, ride with the people of Morocco on local buses and haggle with traders in shops and markets. Taking in four contrasting cities, this trip offers variety, excitement and vibrancy.
Day 1 Tangier
Arrive early and use free time to get to know Tangier's charms. Make the most of the vibrant nightlife, take a stroll along the beach front or try a strong coffee or refreshing tea in a cafe. Lying near the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier has long been influenced by many different cultures and civilisations and its rich cultural diversity is evident in its architecture, people and cuisine.
Days 2-3 Chefchaouen
Catch a local bus through picturesque countryside to the town of Chefchaouen. Stroll through the medina to admire colourful buildings, take an energetic hike in the picturesque surrounds of the Rif Mountains or sit and admire the magical scenery over a mint tea. Since this area is known as a centre for artisans, be sure to peruse local markets and shops for colourful blankets and woven rugs.
Days 4-5 Fes
Journey to Fes - the spiritual capital of Morocco. Behold the beauty of Kairaouine Mosque with its striking green roof and tiled minaret, admire art and artefacts in museums and galleries and step back in time with a guided tour of the medieval medina. For an authentic experience, why not savour a traditional meal in a riad?
Days 6-7 Marrakech
Arrive to the lively sights and sounds of magical Marrakech. Wander the streets to absorb the culture and flavours of this busy city packed with people. Walk through crowded souqs and peruse jewellery, mosaics, carpets and crafts in search of the perfect souvenir or gift. Stop for a snack at a street stall, and in the evening, head to local restaurants pulsating with lively traditional music.