9 days and 8 nights tour north of Morocco / Morocco north trip
Day 1: Tangiers
Welcome to Morocco arrive to Tangier either by boat or plane and transfer to your hotel in Tangiers. Tangier is an ancient port soaked in history as it is used to protect the entrance to the Mediterranean. It has a very busy Medina and the new city.
Day 2: Cap Spartel
Spend the morning exploring Tangiers. This afternoon the head just west of Tangier to Cap Spartel through the Montagne. Here it is possible to see eagles and migratory birds to address, through Spain or return for the winter. Visit the Grottes d’ Hercule just 5km to the south of Faro Cap Spartel. According to the legend Hercules rested in the caves after having dug straight lines between Europe and Africa.
Day 3: Tetouan
Leaving to Tangier, head west along the coast and mountain road toward Ceuta (Ceuta for locals). There are good views of the sea and it is possible to climb Jebel Musa, facing the Rock of Gibraltar (Jebel Tarik). After lunch in Tetouan, continue their journey along the coast, passing by the small fishing port of Cabo Negro and then head toward the mountains to Chefchaouen. This city, founded in 1471, was very isolated until the early twentieth century. High in the mountains of the Rif, Chefchaouen is painted in shades of blue, precious legacy of the Jewish population that lived there.
Day 4: Chefchaouen
Enjoy a day of leisure in Chefchaouen, a haven of peace and tranquility. Discover the medina of Chefchaouen, the woven silk and wool quarter, the main square with its cafes, and the souks. Perhaps the barter by a kilim in the market, where you can get some good deals.
Day 5: The Rif Mountains
Today you travel through the Rif mountains to Fes. The Rif Mountains are still relatively unexplored by visitors, in part because they are very remote and in part because the Hashish grown in fields in the hidden valleys. However, with your guide and driver, you will be able to relax and enjoy of the virgins of Morocco.
Day 6: Fes
The oldest and largest medieval city in the world, the FES is a hive of activity bustling and truly fascinating. Spend the day exploring this historic city, souks, the palaces and the views from the museum and the old Kasbah just outside the city walls.
Day 7: Roman city of Volubilis
Leaving the city this morning, visit of the old Roman city of Volubilis, in the foothills of the Middle Atlas mountains. Incredible mosiacs, gates, villas and the Forum remains – the city is so great that not everything has been excavated yet. In the afternoon, visit the city of Moulay Idriss, only open to non-Muslims in the recent history and that bears the name of the founder of Fez. Spend the night in the imperial city of Meknes.
Day 8: Views of the Rif Mountains
Exit of Meknes, pass by the Rif Mountains and the city of Ksar el-Kbir, back to Tangier. Their last night in the leisure, time for some purchases of souvenirs of last hour or a pleasant meal in one of the numerous and delicious restaurants.
Day 9: Tangiers
Departure transfer to the airport or harbor ferries.