Start your vacation in Agadir by greeting your tour guide and savoring some mouthwatering Moroccan dates. As you travel to Essaouira along the Atlas coast, take in the breathtaking panoramic views and ambiance. Along the way, 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 guided tour to explore the city and discover the UNESCO-protected medina. Visit top attractions such as Skala Kasbah, enjoy delicious seafood, and witness the colorful blue boats. Conclude the day by watching a stunning sunset with seagulls. Spend your first night of an 8-day Morocco itinerary in Essaouira.
After breakfast, embark on your journey to Marrakech and take in the picturesque scenery. Once you arrive in Marrakech, start exploring the city. Kick off your exploration with a visit to Djemaa el Fna, the central square and market in the old city. This is a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike. Then, make your way to the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city. If time allows, you will also have the chance to visit other notable sites in Marrakech. Spend the night in Marrakech.
Today, continue your discovery of Marrakech by visiting lesser-known sites such as the renowned Jardin Majorelle, a two-and-a-half-acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden. Visit the historic Islamic madrasa (college) in Marrakech, which still functions today as a historical site. Then, head to the Bahia Palace, a 19th-century palace in Marrakesh. It was first built by Si Musa, a grand vizier of Alaouite sultan Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman. After that, head to the Saadian tombs, a historic royal necropolis. Later in the day, take in the sunset at a local restaurant in Djemaa el Fna.
Travel from Marrakech to 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 7th largest in the world. Take beautiful photos by the Atlantic ocean. Proceed to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. This imperial city is the seventh largest in the country with a population of over 1,100,000. Visit the Hassan Tower, the minaret of an unfinished mosque in Rabat. It was commissioned by Abu Youssef Yaqub al-Mansur, the third Caliph of the Almohad Caliphate. Then, head to The Kasbah of the Udayas, a citadel in Rabat, Morocco, located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river.
Continue your journey to the north of Morocco and visit Chefchaouen, passing through various Berber villages and Rif mountains. Before reaching Chefchaouen, make a stop at Akchour for a 2-3 hour hike to enjoy the Cascades d’Akchour. In the afternoon, take some free time to explore the city at your leisure. Take a stroll around Plaza Outa el-Hammam, the main square named for the number of hammams (public baths) that used to surround it. Enjoy a cup of mint tea at a local restaurant and take in the breathtaking views. Wander through the narrow, blue-painted walls and capture some romantic photos. Later in the day, return to your Riad and watch the sunset.
Today you will have the opportunity to visit two imperial cities, Meknes and Fes. Rise early to take pictures in the streets with fewer people than usual, then set off for Fes. Along the way, make a stop at the UNESCO-protected Roman ruins of Volubilis. The ancient capital of the Kingdom of Mauritania, established in the 3rd century BC, was made an important site by the Roman Empire, featuring impressive buildings and architectural details. Despite being incomplete, it is still fascinating to explore. Next, head to Meknes, your second imperial city. Be sure to visit the Bab El-Mansour gate, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Royal Stables. Later in the day, leave for Fes and spend the night at a local Riad.
Fes is the oldest and most fascinating of the four imperial cities in Morocco, and it is definitely worth exploring. Meet your guide for a half-day tour to discover the entire city, starting with the medina, the oldest in Morocco, established over 1000 years ago. Wander through the souks, the city is divided into two parts: Fes el Bali and Fes el-Jadid. Talaa Kebira “the Great Slope/Climb” is one of the longest and most important streets in Fes el-Bali. Next, visit the beautiful Al-Attarine Madrasa, a school in Fes, Morocco, located near the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque. It was built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said (1310-1331). Leaving the old city and head to the new one, Visit el Mellah place, and take in the fantastic views.
According to your flight schedule, we will transfer you to the airport to conclude your 8-day Morocco Tour from Agadir to Fes.