Tour Morocco imperial cities and Northern Morocco – 8 days

Daily Tour 8 day 7 nights
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Embark on a  8-days tour Morocco imperial cities and Northern Morocco starting in the bustling city of Casablanca, a crucial industrial center. The journey unfolds amidst the majestic Rif Mountains, dominating the picturesque northern region of Morocco with its lush hills and serene valleys. Along the captivating coastline bordering the Mediterranean Sea, a vibrant tapestry of coastal havens and bustling cities awaits exploration, including Chefchaouen, Tetouan, Tangier, and the colorful Asilah.

Chefchaouen, renowned as the “pearl blue city,” enchants with its azure streets, intricate Medina, and maze-like alleys. Tetouan, steeped in history, boasts a UNESCO-listed Medina adorned with stunning architecture and cultural heritage. Tangier, a bustling metropolis, serves as a bridge between Africa and Europe, blending modernity with a rich historical backdrop.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 30
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Casablanca

Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Hotel or Riad including breakfast

Casablanca (Google Map)

Tour from Casablanca starts from 9 but may be subject to change depending on your arrival time.

Quote of Tour Morocco imperial cities and Northern Morocco

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6+
PRICE/PERSON €1150 €1110 €1080 €1030 €970

  • Pick up from the airport, lodging… in Casablanca
  • Transportation in comfortable air conditioned car 4×4, Mini-van…
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • Fuel and anythings linked to the car, driver/guide
  • 7 nights in good accommodations
  • All specified Breakfasts and Meals mentioned
  • Private guided city tour in: Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis, Fez and Marrakech
  • Drop off in your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech

  • Flight tickets
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • The single room supplement
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of Northern Morocco tour from Casablanca

Embark on an enchanting Tour from Casablanca to discover the irresistible charm of Morocco's imperial cities unfolds across the resplendent Rif Mountains command attention as they majestically overlook the captivating northern region of Morocco, known for its verdant hills and idyllic valleys, This 8-days tour from Casablanca Expects a mix of cultural experiences, historical exploration, and natural beauty.

  • Imperial cities tour in Morocco, including Rabat, Fes and Meknes, beckon with their splendid palaces, bustling souks, and intricate mosaics that narrate tales of a bygone era.
  • Chefchaouen: Known for its distinctive blue-painted buildings, Chefchaouen is a picturesque town in the Rif Mountains.
  • Tetouan: has a unique blend of Andalusian and Moorish influences.
  • Tangier: As a major port city, Tangier has a rich history and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
  • Asilah: is known for its charming old town and artistic atmosphere, the ramparts, and the murals created by local and international artists.
  • Moulay Bousselham: This coastal town is known for its lagoon and bird-watching opportunities.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Casablanca Airport – Hassan II Mosque – Rabat

Upon your arrival at the Casablanca airport, prepare to be warmly greeted and seamlessly transferred to embark on an unforgettable tour from Casablanca to the south. Begin your exploration with a visit to the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque, a true gem and a must-see in Casablanca. Immerse yourself in the coastal charm, discovering the pristine beaches, vibrant restaurants, and the overall vibrant ambiance.

From there, we whisk you away to Rabat, the distinguished capital adorned with a perfect blend of beachfront beauty, the meandering Abo Rakrak River, and rich historical monuments. Among the noteworthy stops are the picturesque La Oudaya, a town nestled between the captivating sea and the flowing Abo Rak Rak River. Delve into the Monument historique of the Hassan Tower, witness the majestic exterior of the Royal Palace.

Retire for the night in comfortable accommodations at a carefully selected hotel, where you can unwind and reflect on the day’s captivating experiences, dinner in a Restaurant.

  • Overnight stay in a Riad
  • The distance covered on the drive, 120 km/2h
  • Meals: D
Day 02 : Rabat – Meknes

Following a delightful breakfast at the Riad, your day unfolds with a captivating tour from Rabat to Meknes, upon our arrival At imperial city we will have our break lunch we then weave through the historical wonders visit the Old medina of Meknes, the spellbinding Bab Mansour gate awaits, an architectural masterpiece crafted by Sultan My Ismail with the intent of being the most resplendent gate in all of Morocco. Immerse yourself in the rich history as you explore Sahrij Souani, a marvel designed for irrigation and cultivation.

Our Meknes day tour unfolds as we make our way to Volubilis from Meknes driving for 30 minutes, a remarkably preserved relic from the Roman Empire dating back to 225 B.C. Marvel at the pristine mosaics that still grace the site, offering a glimpse into the mavelos of ancient times.

As the day concludes, our haven for the night will be a Riad backing to Meknes, providing a charming retreat that reflects the cultural richness of Morocco. Our Morocco imperial cities and northern Morocco cities tour on a new layer of elegance and discovery, ensuring an unforgettable and immersive travel experience.

  • Overnight stay in a riad.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 210 km/3h
  • Meals: B
Day 03 : Meknes – Fez –  Fez day Tour

After breakfast we head for a short drive to Fes one of the most important Imperial cities in Morocco, upon our arrival we embark on a captivating Fez day tour as you step into the heart of the Medina of Fez, an extraordinary walled city that stands as one of the world’s largest. Immerse yourself in the labyrinth of narrow streets adorned with vibrant displays of fresh fruits, aromatic heaps of spices, and the mesmerizing sight of intricately woven Berber carpets. Morocco’s artistic essence will surround you as you encounter a myriad of captivating works of art.

As the day unfolds, your exploration will unveil the superbness of the Palace of the Kings, a historical gem steeped in regal tales that echo through its magnificent halls. Witness the age-old craft of tanning at the tanneries, where vibrant hues come to life in the hands of skilled artisans. Marvel at the dexterity of Fassi ceramicists, whose hands breathe life into exquisite creations, showcasing the enduring beauty of Moroccan craftsmanship.

Our Fez day tour includes a visit to the famous Al-Qaraouine University, which is the oldest in the world, the Tanneries, and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. we will explore the tile cooperative and then enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fez. The half-day tour in Fez lasts about 5 hours.

In this immersive visit of Fez, let the tales of the city unfold before you, revealing the intricate layers of history, art, and tradition that make Fez a true jewel in Morocco’s crown. With every step, embrace the allure of a city where the past seamlessly blends with the present, offering a sensory experience that is as rich and diverse as the tapestry of its storied streets.

You are encouraged to wander through the winding streets, immerse yourself in the lively markets, and indulge in the kaleidoscope of colors that adorn the city scape. An enticing option is to spend the rest of the day at your own pace.

  • Overnight stay in Raid.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 64 km/1h
  • Meals: B .
Day 04 : Fez – Blue city of Chefchaouen or Chaouen

We head for our 4th day during the 8-days tour from Casablanca to Chefchaouen, as we set forth from Fes to the mesmerizing pearl blue city. Following a delightful breakfast, our scenic drive through the captivating Rif Mountains will unveil breathtaking landscapes adorned with serene valleys and quaint villages characteristic of the Rif region.
Arriving early, we will have ample time to immerse ourselves in the allure of Chefchaouen and visit some highlights of this pearl blue city, such as the Ras El Ma River flowing through the area, offering several vantage points where you can enjoy the soothing sound of running water and take in beautiful river views. Afterward, we will explore the Kasbah, a fortress and former palace located in the heart of the Old Town. The Kasbah now houses a museum where you can learn about the history and culture of Chefchaouen. By visiting the Medina, we will discover talented local artisans and take some time to explore their workshops, watching them create beautiful handcrafted items.
As evening descends, we will indulge in a delectable dinner outdoors, creating the perfect setting for a lively discussion about the city’s allure—delving into what makes it truly special and unraveling the mystique behind its iconic blue walls.

  • Overnight stay in riad.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 196 km/3h 40minuts.
  • Meals: B
Day 05 : Chefchaouen  – Akchour – Oued Laou – Tetouan

Leave Chefchaouen and head towards Akchour, a rural area known for its natural beauty. Akchour is renowned for its stunning landscapes, hiking trails, and waterfalls. Consider embarking on a hike to the Akchour Waterfalls, where we can relish the fresh mountain air and the serene surroundings. Our tour in Northern Morocco may involve some walking, but the breathtaking views make it worthwhile.

Continue our trip from Chefchaouen to Tetouan, making a stop at Oued Laou along the way. Oued Laou is a coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Take a leisurely stroll along the sandy shores, and enjoy the sea breeze. Arrive in Tetouan, a city with a rich history and a blend of Andalusian and Moroccan influences. Explore the historic medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its intricate architecture, vibrant markets, and cultural landmarks. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ethnographic Museum, and take a walk through the lively souks. Tetouan offers a unique blend of traditional and modern elements, making it a fascinating destination to explore.

As the day comes to an end, find a cozy spot to enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal, reflecting on the day’s experiences and savoring the memories of the diverse landscapes and cultural treasures you encountered on our tour from Chefchaouen to Tetouan via Akchour and Oued Laou.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 115 km/2h 30 minutes.
  • Meals: B . D
Day 06 : Teouan – Tanger – Asilah

From Tetouan to Tangier along the Mediterranean coastline in Morocco Traveling northward, the coastal road unfolds breathtaking views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. Winding roads along the coastline reveal small fishing villages, providing glimpses into the traditional lifestyle of the region. Golden beaches with pristine sands invite moments of relaxation, accompanied by the soothing sounds of waves.

The road from Tetouan to Tangier boasts scenic beauty, bordered by the Mediterranean on one side and hills on the other. Hidden coves, cliffs, and remnants of ancient ruins contribute a historical touch to the tour. Tangier, with its rich multicultural history, showcases a unique fusion of European, African, and Middle Eastern influences. Must-visit places for our Tanger day tour include the Medina of Tangier and Kasbah, offering insights into the city’s vibrant past, a Lazy place that offers a nice view of the sea and the Tanger port. The American Legation Museum: The first American public property outside the United States, showcasing the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and Morocco and cap Spartel, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. Our tour from Tetouan to Asilah includes a visit to the Caves of Hercules, these caves are a popular tourist destination with a legendary connection to Hercules, After a short 45-minute drive, our day concludes as we reach the enchanting small city of Asilah.

  • Overnight stay in hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 335 km/6h.
  • Meals: B
Day 07 : Asilah –  Moulay Bousselham – Rabat

We follow our morocco imperial cities and northern morocco cities tour, tracing the Ocean coastline. After a scenic 50-minute drive, we arrive at Moulay Bousselham, a lagoon renowned as the Merja Zerga reserve—one of Morocco’s significant natural parks and a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts, offering glimpses of rare bird species.

Moulay Bousselham boasts an expansive beach, framed by dunes and the vast expanse of the open ocean. The waves in this region are seldom calm, attracting surfers to its shores. The beach, adorned with fine golden sand, ranks third among Morocco’s beaches. Following our visit to this breathtaking spot, we continue our tour in Morocco to the political city of Rabat, arriving by late morning.

In the afternoon, as the day unfolds, take the opportunity to delve deeper into the essence of the city. Pamper yourself and conclude your trip with a rejuvenating Hammam experience, immersing your senses in relaxation. The remainder of the day invites you to explore the tantalizing allure of local street food, offering a culinary tour through the flavors of Rabat. As the sun sets, surrender to the captivating rhythms of live entertainment—a fitting finale that truly encapsulates the spirit of the city.

  • Overnight stay in a riad.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 220 km/2h 40m.
  • Meals: B
Day 08 : Rabat – Casablanca Airport

Private transfer to Casablanca airport. Optionally, with an additional fee, we can arrange a transfer to Marrakesh airport for you, Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, Lunch and dinner are not included.

  • The distance covered on the drive, 117 km/1h 30m.
  • The distance covered during the drive to Marrakesh airport is an optional service, 331km/3h 40m
  • Meals: B
Key Facts
We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary and best cultural tour in Morocco.

Meal Plan

7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches and 2 Dinners are included during this moroccan imperial cities tour and Northern Morocco.

Food & Water

Mineral water will be provided throughout this tour in Morocco, except in hotels and cities.
Moroccan cuisine boasts worldwide acclaim for its diverse range of flavors, vibrant colors, and fresh ingredients. During this special Morocco tour all meals are included, Below are the main menus that we will taste during our tour.
Breakfast: Tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.
Lunche: Usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).
Dinner: Starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During this trip, the group will spend nights in a riad/hotel. While there are a range of high-end hotels in the cities that we visite through this tour, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday.
If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Tetouan are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified driver proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.
While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakech. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and driver… It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide and driver and hotels team, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately from £30 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this best Morocco tour, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a daypack (of around 30 – 40 litres).

Please note that there is a strict weight limit of 15-20kg maximum for bags to be allowed, and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Tour Arrangements

All our Tour proposals in Morocco are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run’.

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

United Kingdom:

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this 4WD Morocco tour, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Weather & Temperature

During this Ocean Atlantic tour have a more temperate climate, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Winters are mild and wet, with average temperatures ranging from 12°C to 18°C (54°F to 64°F), while summers are warm to hot with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F).

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.
In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This tour operates throughout the year and provides the flexibility to depart on any date of your preference within these months.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).

How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Trainers or sandals to wear during your excursion.
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper during winter season.
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 20 litres for your personal equipment
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Camera
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Rental Services:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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Embarking on our Moroccan journey starting from Casablanca, we traverse through the awe-inspiring Rif Mountains, a majestic spectacle that commands attention as it graces the northern region of Morocco with its resplendent charm. This picturesque landscape unfolds gracefully, revealing verdant hills and serene valleys that seamlessly lead to the unspoiled coastline delicately caressing the Mediterranean Sea. Along this captivating shoreline, a vibrant tapestry of coastal retreats and lively cities, including the renowned Chefchaouen (Chaouen), Tetouan, Tangier, and the vibrant Asilah, adds to the region's undeniable allure. Known as the "Pearl Blue City," Chefchaouen captivates with its distinctive azure-hued streets, standing as a jewel in the landscape. Its charming Medina and intricate network of narrow alleys entice visitors into a labyrinth of cultural wonders. Tetouan, steeped in history, boasts a UNESCO-listed Medina adorned with intricate architecture, showcasing the city's rich cultural heritage. Tangier, a bustling metropolis, serves as a gateway bridging Africa and Europe, seamlessly blending modernity with a storied historical past. Meanwhile, Asilah, adorned with vibrant murals and a thriving arts scene, infuses the coastline with a unique and lively energy. As we transition from the mountainous embrace to the coastal allure, each destination along this tour from Casablanca to the North of Morocco contributes to a diverse and enchanting mosaic that defines Northern Morocco tour. The seamless blend of natural beauty, historical significance embedded in imperial cities, and the vibrant urban life creates an immersive experience for those fortunate enough to explore this captivating region.

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