Welcome to Agadir, Morocco! After meeting your tour guide and savoring some delicious Moroccan dates, begin your holiday in Agadir. Along the way to Essaouira via the Atlas coast, take in the stunning panoramic views and atmosphere. Make stops at argan shops to learn about the traditional process of making authentic argan oil and possibly even see goats climbing the argan trees. Once you arrive in Essaouira, join a small group tour to discover the city and explore the UNESCO-protected medina. Visit popular sites such as Skala Kasbah, indulge in delicious seafood, and watch the colorful blue boats. End the day by watching a breathtaking sunset with seagulls. Spend your first night of a 7-day journey in Essaouira at a hotel or Riad.
After breakfast, set off on your journey to Marrakech, taking in the scenic road trip. Once you arrive in Marrakech, begin exploring the city. Start at Djemaa el Fna, the main square and marketplace in the old city, which is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Next, head to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city. If time allows, you will also have the opportunity to visit other popular sites in Marrakech. Spend the night in Marrakech.
Today, continue to discover some of the lesser-known sites in Marrakech such as the Jardin Majorelle, a two-and-a-half-acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden in Marrakech. Visit the Islamic madrasa (college) in Marrakech, which now serves as a historical site. Explore the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century palace in Marrakesh, built by Si Musa, the grand vizier of the Alaouite sultan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman. Take a tour of the Saadian tombs, a historic royal necropolis. Later in the day, enjoy the sunset at a local restaurant in Djemaa el Fna.
Depart from Marrakech and head towards Casablanca, the commercial capital of Morocco. Your first stop will be at the Hassan II Mosque, the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and the seventh largest in the world. Take pictures of the Atlantic ocean. Next, proceed to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Rabat is the first imperial city on the itinerary. It is the seventh largest city in the country with an urban population of over 1,100,000. Visit the Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque in Rabat, it was commissioned by Abu Youssef Yaqub al-Mansur, the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate. After that, travel to The Kasbah of the Udayas, a kasbah (citadel) in Rabat, Morocco, located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river.
Continue your journey to the north of Morocco, making your way to the picturesque town of Chefchaouen. Along the way, pass through several Berber villages and the Rif mountains. Before reaching Chefchaouen, take a detour to visit Akchour for a 2-3 hour hike to explore the small pools and enjoy the Cascades d'Akchour. In the afternoon, take some free time to explore the town at your leisure. Stroll around Plaza Outa el-Hammam, the main square named for the number of hammams (public baths) that used to encircle it. Enjoy a traditional mint tea at a local restaurant and take in the spectacular views. Wander through the narrow, blue-painted streets and take pictures. Later in the day, return to your Riad and enjoy the sunset view.
Today, you will have the opportunity to visit two of Morocco's most historic cities, Meknes and Fes. Wake up early to take pictures of the streets with fewer people around. Start your journey to Fes, making a stop along the way at the UNESCO protected Roman ruins of Volubilis. This ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mauritania was established in the 3rd century BC and was an important site for the Roman Empire. Though the ruins are incomplete, they are still an interesting and historical site to explore. Next, head to Meknes, another imperial city known for its rich history. Be sure to visit the Bab El-Mansour gate, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Royal Stables. After exploring Meknes, continue your journey to Fes where you will spend the night in a local Riad.
At the end of your one-week journey through Morocco, you will have the opportunity to explore the historic city of Fes. Guided by an expert, you will delve into the oldest medina in the country, founded over 1000 years ago. You will wander through the souks, discovering the two parts of the city, Fes el Bali and Fes el-Jadid, and take a stroll down Talaa Kebira, one of the longest and most important streets in the city. You will also visit the stunning Al-Attarine Madrasa, a historic madrasa located near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque, and built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said. As you leave the old city and head towards the new one, you will have the opportunity to visit el Mellah place and take in the fantastic view. Your one-week tour in Morocco will come to an end, leaving you with unforgettable memories.