Welcome to Fes, Morocco! Meet your local guide at the airport or your accommodation to start your half-day tour of the city. Fes is the oldest of the four imperial cities in Morocco and a must-visit destination. Discover the old Fes Medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is made up of two parts: Fes El Bali (Old Fes) and Fes El Jadid (New Fes). Begin your tour in Fes El Bali by visiting Bab Bou Jeloud, an ornate city gate in the old city. Next, head to the al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest university in the world. It was founded as a mosque by Fatima al-Fihri in 859 and has since become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the historic Muslim world. Take a stroll through the leather shops and continue to El Attarine Madrasa and Chouara Tannery, as well as the Mellah (old Jewish quarter and cemetery). Leave Old Fes and head to the New City. Take in the modern city and spend the rest of the day taking lovely photos from the rooftop. Transfer to your Riad or hotel for your first night of the one-week itinerary in Morocco. A traditional Moroccan dinner will be served to you.
After breakfast at your accommodation, you will head north to the charming blue city of Chefchaouen. Before reaching Chefchaouen, you will stop to hike for 2-3 hours through the Cascades d’Akchour (Waterfalls of Akchour). Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, you will be struck by the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. You will visit popular places such as Outa el hammam, where you can rest and enjoy a glass of mint tea at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will wander through the narrow streets with their blue-painted walls, taking lovely and memorable photos. Afterwards, you will head to the Spanish mosque to enjoy the last view of the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen. Finally, you will return to your local Riad with a spectacular view for the night.
Today, you will make your way to the capital city of Morocco, Rabat. Along the way, you will enjoy the scenic drive. Upon arrival in the city, you will start by visiting the Hassan Tower, an incomplete minaret in Rabat. Then, you will head to Bab Oudaya, the monumental gate of the Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat. The gate, built in the late 12th century, is located at the northwest corner of the Kasbah. Afterwards, you will continue to Casablanca via the Atlantic coast. In Casablanca, you will explore the Hassan II Mosque, the second-largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. If time allows, you will also visit other popular attractions in the city before spending the night at a local Riad.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart for Essaouira, passing through El Jadida and Safi City. Along the way, you will stop to see argan trees, and visit an argan shop to learn about how argan oil is made. Once you arrive in the old city of Essaouira, you will head to the port to spend the rest of your day. You will discover the 18th-century seafront ramparts, known as Skala de la Kasbah, along the coast. You will also explore the UNESCO-protected old medina, and try some of the delicious seafood street food. Before the end of the day, you will head to the beach of Essaouira to catch the sunset and enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere. Afterwards, you will return to your Riad for the night.
After breakfast at your Riad, depart for Agadir via the Atlantic coast, where you will enjoy the panoramic view and take great pictures. Once you arrive in Agadir, you will have free time to walk along the beach. You will be transferred to Souk El-Had, a traditional market that features many leather shops. After visiting the market, you will head to Agadir Oufella, a historical monument that was once the old city of Agadir and was affected by the earthquake in 1960. In the afternoon, you will visit Taghazout to catch the beautiful sunset at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, depart from Agadir towards the vibrant city of Marrakech, enjoying the scenic road trip. Once you arrive in Marrakech, begin exploring the city by visiting the iconic Jama El Fna square and marketplace, the heart of the old city, which is used by locals and tourists alike. Next, visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city, and if time allows, discover other popular attractions in Marrakech. Return to your Riad for a comfortable overnight stay.
The final day of your one-week journey in Morocco has arrived. Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight. However, before your departure, you will have the opportunity to visit some of Marrakech's unmissable sites such as the Jardin Majorelle, a famous botanical garden and artist's landscape garden, as well as the Islamic madrasa which now functions as a historical site. These final stops will provide a lasting impression of this vibrant and unique city, before your one-week journey in Morocco comes to an end.