- Start in cosmopolitan Casablanca and experience modern Morocco
- Soak up history with private tours of ancient cities, including Fes and Tangier
- Explore the maze of blue streets in picture-perfect Chefchaouen
- Indulge in a traditional hammam experience at a luxury spa
- Stay exclusively in 5-star hotels, resorts, and riads
|Day 1||Arrive in Casablanca, Half-Day Casablanca Tour||Casablanca|
|Day 2||Transfer to Fes via Rabat, Half-Day Rabat Tour, Relais de Paris Restaurant||Fes|
|Day 3||Half-Day Fes Tour, Hammam Royal at Hammam Mernissi||Fes|
|Day 4||Transfer to Chefchaouen via Meknes & Volubilis||Chefchaouen|
|Day 5||Transfer to Tangier, Dining at Villa Josephine||Tangier|
|Day 6||Tales of Tangier Tour, Caves of Hercules, Café Hafa||Tangier|
|Day 7||Depart Tangier|
Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca, Half-Day Casablanca Tour
Welcome to Casablanca, a coastal, cosmopolitan oasis and the largest city in Morocco. Your luxury vacation begins with a seamless arrival and immigration journey through Casablanca airport. A personal chauffeur will greet you for your one-hour private transfer to one of Casablanca's most prestigious hotels, the Four Seasons. Savor your first glass of traditional mint tea, a symbol of a warm welcome, then relax and unwind at the 5-star seaside hotel.
Later you'll discover Casablanca's elegant boulevards lined with palm trees and luxury boutiques and explore the old souk to shop and taste local pastries with a private guide. Visit Casablanca's "new medina," the Hobous quarter, established in the 1930s by the French. Then follow the Boulevard de la Corniche between two of the city's beaches. Casablanca's most iconic sight is the Hassan II Mosque, a true architectural marvel. It's the largest mosque in Morocco and the only one open to non-Muslim tourists. Admire its beautiful green hues, mosaic tiles, and lavish details.
Day 2: Transfer to Fes via Rabat, Half-Day Rabat Tour, Relais de Paris Restaurant
Enjoy a comfortable 3.5-hour transfer to Fes, stopping at Rabat en route to explore the Moroccan capital's hidden gems and history with a private guide. Visit the Royal Palace, and delve into the Chellah Necropolis, a mesmerizing site with remnants of Roman and Islamic civilizations. Marvel at the grandeur of the Hassan Tower and Mausoleum of Mohamed V, then lose yourself in the medina's bustling souks, where you can pick up hand-woven rugs and aromatic spices. Finally, seek tranquility in the Andalusian Gardens before exiting via the grand entrance of the Kasbah des Oudaïas.Your private transfer will continue to Fes, where you'll check into the 5-star Karawan Riad. Set within a 17th-century palace, this luxurious stay near the Andalous Quarter has been lovingly restored with meticulous detail, taking you back in time to the romance of Sultans and caravanserai. If you have time before dinner, visit the hilltop Marinid Tombs to take in a breathtaking city panorama at sunset. Then, enjoy a timeless fine dining experience at Riad Maison Bleue Restaurant, where the chefs elevate traditional Moroccan cuisine.
Day 3: Half-Day Fes Tour, Hammam Royal at Hammam Mernissi
Today a local expert will take you on a private exploration of Fes' intricate medina. This UNESCO World Heritage site counts more than 9,000 streets! Immerse yourself in the cultural legacy of this historic city as you explore its revered landmarks, such as the Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, and Chaouara Tannery. Revel in the richness of traditional artistry with a luxury guided shopping journey. Traverse the alleys to discover unique textiles, beautiful carpets, artisanal pottery, and fine leather goods.
Later this afternoon, experience the art of hammam at Hammam Mernissi. The traditional hammam bathing experience is deeply rooted in Moroccan culture. Your royal hammam experience begins with a bath, rosewater exfoliation of the feet and hands and a hair mask. Then you'll be escorted to a hot room where a therapist will expertly exfoliate your skin with traditional black soap before wrapping you in a soothing body mask. Blending traditions and modern luxury, you'll emerge feeling refreshed, restored, and radiant.
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
Day 4: Transfer to Chefchaouen via Meknes & Volubilis
Discover one of Morocco's famous imperial cities and ancient Roman ruins on today's 4.5-hour private transfer to the famed "Blue City" of Chefchaouen. Start with the well-preserved Volubilis, a 2,000-year-old Roman complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore impressive merchant homes, temples, and mosaics, and learn about its history as an important part of the Roman Empire, exporting wheat and exotic animals. Continue to Moulay Idriss, one of Morocco's holiest cities and where Islam was introduced in the region in 789 CE.
Next, visit the ancient imperial city of Meknes, founded in the 11th century by Sultan Moulay Ismail. Marvel at the magnificent Bab Mansour gate, visit the sprawling Heri es-Souani granaries, and wander through the charming medina before returning to the road. Roll through the gentle hills, fertile valleys, and rural villages of the Moroccan countryside until you reach Chefchaouen, nestled in the Rif mountains. Choose to lose yourself in the blue maze-like streets or relax on the rooftop terrace of the 5-star Lina Ryad & Spa, your home for the evening.
Day 5: Explore Chefchaouen, Transfer to Tangier, Dining at Villa Josephine
Nestled beneath the soaring peaks of the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen is an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that houses incredible history, architectural wonders, and an authentic and laid-back atmosphere. Founded in 1471 as a stronghold against the Portuguese, Chefchaouen holds deep cultural significance. Its eight mosques, zaouias, and marabouts (religious buildings and schools) bear testament to its status as a holy town. Use your morning to explore the blue streets, a mosaic of Moroccan and Andalusian influences, at your own pace.
Later, a private driver will collect you for the two-hour journey to the coastal city of Tangier. Arrive and check in at one of Tangier's finest luxury hotels, the 5-star Villa Josephine. After more than a century, this historic property, which shows the best of old-world European and Moroccan glamour, remains one of the most spectacular estates in Tangier. Tonight you'll enjoy a romantic dinner on the terrace of Villa Josephine, overlooking the estate's oasis and the sea. Savor each bite as you watch the day turn to night and the stars light up the sky.
Day 6: Tales of Tangier Tour, Caves of Hercules, Café Hafa
Tangier has long served as a gateway between Europe and Africa, and today's private tour will reveal the alluring cultural blend and famous landmarks of this Moroccan city. Meander through the labyrinthine alleyways hearing stories and anecdotes of the city's past and present. Visit the iconic Grand Socco square, peaceful Mendoubia Gardens, and the historic kasbah perched atop a hill. Pause at a restaurant or café to savor local dishes and refreshing mint tea before parting ways with your private guide.
This afternoon, explore one of Morocco's most famous natural landmarks—the Caves of Hercules. Located just 8 miles (14 km) from the city center, mythology has it that Hercules retired there once his exploits were accomplished and that he created the Strait of Gibraltar by moving the mountains. Later, visit the famous Café Hafa, a symbol of Tangier's international, bohemian, and free-spirited character. For more than 100 years, this legendary spot has played host to celebrities and writers, including The Rolling Stones. Find a spot on the terrace to gaze out across the strait.
Day 7: Depart Tangier
If you have time this morning, return to the Grand Socco to bargain for last-minute souvenirs and leave with unique Moroccan handicrafts as a special memento to remember your luxurious weeklong vacation.
As your Moroccan adventure draws to a close, enjoy a comfortable and convenient 15-minute private transfer to Tangier airport, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey. Sit back and relax as you reflect on the past week in Morocco and savor a final view of the vibrant city. Safe travels home or to your next destination!