Upon arrival in Tangier depending on whether you arrive by ferry or plane, our Moroccan guide will meet you, they will then take you south through the Rif Mountains via Ouazzane, crossing these mountains you will visit small villages along the route before arriving in Fez. Dinner and overnight will be spent at the hotel in Fes.
You will start your day by touring the old city of Fez (Fes el-Bali) and its medina, the largest and most famous of the Arab world, entering from Bab boujloud which is a huge door and entrance into the old medina you will head towards Dar Batha, a Hispanic-Moorish building that houses a fine museum of folk art. You will then visit the Medersa mosque an old Quranic school in Fez medina where boys studied the Koran in classrooms where you will see its magnificent patio. The tour then continues through the tannery Chouara, you will discover the fascinating process of how the animals skins are treated and dyed, from the first clean-up to the hair colouring with the most beautiful natural colours. We will then go to the mosque of El Qaraouiyine, founded in the ninth century by a woman and thought to be one of the oldest universities in the world. The city tour ends passing through the square Seffarine, where coppersmiths and tinkers populate the square and adjacent streets. You will emerge from the medina through Bab Semmarine which is an exit from the medina that is located close to the site of the king’s palace.
In the morning after breakfast you will depart from Fes and head to Meknes, the smallest of the imperial cities. You will begin your visit to this city at the Bab Mansour, the most important and significant of the gates of Meknes. You will then head to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail which is a very important site where tourists are asked to dress appropriately out of respect. You will visit the granaries of Moulay Ismail, this is a grain store and is one of the most important monument of the imperial city, built with walls of beaten clay mixed with stones and straw. We will then enter into the heart of the medina across the square El-Hedim and visit the market and souk. From Meknes you will head to Rabat, Rabat is the capital of Morocco. Your visit to the capital will begin by seeing the ancient walls of the old city which are more than 5 km long and were built on the order of Sultan Yacoub el-Mansour, giving the city a very special character that sets it apart. You will pass through the medina and its souks, more authentic than other stores because the products are targeted to local customers and therefore less touristy. You will then visit the kasbah of Oudaia, a terrible tribe of predators who lived there in the twelfth century. You will then visit the Hassan 2nd Tower where the 4 facades are decorated differently from one another, three are shades of pink and one is grey due to the sea breeze, the ruins of the old mosque and the mausoleum of Mohammed V are located next to the tower both are masterpieces of traditional Moroccan architecture full of high-quality materials from around the world and beautiful decorations. From here you will return to the new city to see the Royal Palace, the official residence of King Mohamed 6th and the adjacent necropolis Chellah, built in 1339 to house the tombs of the Merinid dynasty. You will dine at a local restaurant and spend the night in a riad.
You will visit these two major cities of Morocco (Casablanca, the economic capital and Tangiers a large and famous ocean port). You will visit the Mosque of Hassan 2nd in Casablanca. This is a huge Mosque built on reclaimed land that sits over the ocean and took many years to build because of the difficulty of its location and size. It is the largest Mosque in Morocco and is one of the few mosques in Morocco where non-Muslims can enter. You will continue your journey onto Tangier where you will have the chance to try the local seafood and spend the evening in a hotel