13-day trip

Offbeat Morocco

From 7280 PP

Overview

Dive into history

Uncover Morocco’s lesser-visited north on this 13-day adventure for a fascinating exploration of its incredible history and rich culture.

Begin in the maze of Fes’ thousand-year-old medina, the country’s spiritual and intellectual heart, tracing the area’s history from Roman ruins through to Berber sultanates, before heading north to beautiful blue Chefchaouen and cool Tangier with views across to Europe.

Then follow the coast via relaxed Rabat and time on the beach at a beautiful hotel on the wild Atlantic coast, ending in bohemian Essaouria. At each stop, wander bustling markets and grand historic sites with a private guide, meet local artisans and producers, and marvel at breathtaking views.

Highlights

Trip highlights

  • Exploring centuries of culture in the cities of Fes, Tangier and Rabat

  • Adventure activities like mountain hiking, horse riding and surfing

  • Relax by the ocean at the fabulous La Sultana Oualidia and in Essaouria

  • Staying in a wonderful selection of boutique and luxury character properties

Inclusions

What's included

  • 12 nights of luxury accommodation

  • Private tours and experiences

  • Private transfers

  • Price per person based on two people sharing

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    Fes
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    Talassemtane National Park
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    La Sultana Oualidia
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    Fes
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    Essaouria
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    Chefchaouen

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Conservation

    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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Days 1 — 4

Ancient Fes

Morocco’s second largest city and its intellectual and spiritual heart, Fes is a fascinating place. In its old medina, dating back to the 9th century, some 9000 alleys lead to spice-scented markets, bustling squares, ornate mosques and pungent tanneries, where hand-pulled carts and donkeys replace cars. An unapologetically authentic place and a feast for the senses.

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Days 4 — 5

Chefchaouen blues

Head north of Fes into the Rif Mountains to find the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen. The reasons for blue-hued buildings is debated, perhaps a tradition from Jewish exiles from Spain in the 15th century or from Europe in the 1930s as a reminder of God’s presence – or more cynically to attract tourists in the 70s – but the effect is beguiling and the setting glorious.

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Days 5 — 7

The Door to Africa

Looking out across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain where the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet, the northern city of Tangier has long been contested by empires over the ages and is a melting pot of cultures. As a semi-autonomous international city in the 20th century, it attracted spies, artists, counterculture writers and bohemians, an intriguing atmosphere that can still be felt.

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Days 7 — 8

Relax in Rabat

Follow the Atlantic Coast to the kingdom’s modern capital, Rabat. A laidback city of palm-lined boulevards with abundant heritage, spend the day visiting monuments such as the 12th century Hassan Mosque and ramparts, the ancient ruins of Chellah and the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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Days 8 — 10

Wild western coast

Oualidia is a small village on the Atlantic, facing a sheltered crescent-shaped lagoon and beach where the ocean and coast merge. The surrounding scenery is a haven for wildlife and the area is renowned for oysters, best tasted plucked straight from the azure sea.

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Days 10 — 13

End in Essaouria

Finally reach the handsome old port of Essaouira, an important anchorage dating back to antiquity. Essaouira’s golden age saw it as the main link between Saharan camel trains from Timbuktu to Europe and the world while the 20th century its charm attracted actors, rock stars and hippies.

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