- 5-day Morocco tour from Malaga with an expert local guide
- Admire Casablanca’s Mauresque architecture on a city tour
- Explore Marrakech and see Dejna El Fna Square and Saadines Tombs
- Spend time in Meknes and marvel at its iconic landmarks like Bab Mansour Gate
- Walk around Fez’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town
- Accommodation in your choice of superior- or standard-grade hotels included
What You Can Expect
Meet your guide in Malaga and then travel to Algeciras or Tarifa to board your ferry to Morocco. After a crossing of just under an hour, you’ll continue to Casablanca by air-conditioned coach. Check into your hotel, enjoy dinner, and then spend your evening at leisure.
Overnight: 3-star P. Paris or 4-star Atlas Almohades in Casablanca
Day 2: Casablanca - Marrakech (B, L)
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour by minivan, taking in Casablanca’s distinctive Mauresque architecture – inspired by the Art Deco movement. In the afternoon, leave the city and travel to Marrakech, one of the country’s most colorful cities. Enjoy lunch at your hotel, and then spend the rest of your day exploring the city independently. If you want to visit the city’s popular folklore show, Chez Ali Fantasia, your guide will help you arrange this at your own expense.
Overnight: 3-star Almas or 4-star Asni in Marrakech
Day 3: Marrakech - Meknes - Fez (B, D)
Enjoy breakfast and then head out to see the sights of Marrakech with your guide. On a walking tour, see Koutoubia Mosque with its famous minaret towers, and pass Saadines Tombs – only discovered in 1917. Discover the delights of Bay Palace and Dejna El Fna Square -- packed with fortune tellers, snake tamers, acrobats, dancers and more.
Stop for lunch (own expense), and then leave Marrakech to travel to the town of Meknes. Enjoy a panoramic tour of this Imperial city by coach, seeing historical landmarks like Hedine Square and the grand Bab Mansour Gate. Continue your journey east through the Atlas Mountains to the city of Fez, and check into your hotel in time for dinner.
Overnight: 4-star Zalag 2 or 4-star Menzeh Zalag/Sofia in Fez
Day 4: Fez (B, L)
Meet your guide after breakfast and then explore this fascinating city by foot, seeing highlights like the Royal Palace and the Christian and Jewish Quarter. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town to discover Fez’s treasure trove of architectural delights.
After lunch in the city with your guide, spend your afternoon and evening at leisure. Speak to your guide for details of optional evening activities like a dinner and traditional dance show (own expense).
Overnight: 4-star Zalag 2 or 4-star Menzeh Zalag/Sofia in Fez
Day 5: Fez - Rabat - Malaga (B)
Relax over breakfast in your hotel and then depart to Rabat – Morocco’s diplomatic and administrative capital. On a short coach tour you’ll see the city’s most significant sights like the majestic Royal Palace, Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower with its eye-catching red facade. Hear about Rabat’s laid-back culture from your guide while exploring, and then head out of the city to board your ferry to Algeciras. Continue your journey to Malaga where your tour ends.
This was my first trip to Morocco and I was very pleased with the service. I was staying at a hostel near the Alameda Principal and the pickup location for this tour was easy to find as it was within walking distance of the Alameda. (A good focal point to be near for a lot in Malaga, btw.)
Immaculada was a great "pickup liason" and explained everything we would need to know before we even reached the port, including the fact that passport control for Morocco was on the ferry itself.
Karim was a most wonderful guide. I am bilingual Spanish/English so I would switch constantly between the Spanish-speaking half and English-speaking half of our group and enjoyed everything thoroughly. Karim didn't miss a beat and made sure everyone made it out of the souk OK.
Currency exchange is at the ferry terminal, all the meals were great (especially at Chez Ali) and, on long drives between cities, rest stops are taken for one to relieve oneself and refuel thoroughly.
Definitely recommend this tour!
We were picked up from hotel A/C Malaga Palacios right on time and then bused to Tarifa. The journey took over 2 hrs as we picked up passengers enroute in costa del sol. The ferry left at 11:30 am and we were in Tangier in 45 min's. Morocco is an hour ahead as they follow GMT. We were met by our guide Nabil and driver Arafat. We were 19 tourists on the bus from different countries. We drove directly to Rabat with lunch at Larache. The only issue is that the day becomes very long and you might do well to bring some snacks and water with you.
Then we drove to Casablanca for the night stay. Early next morning, we got a whirlwind tour of Casablanca and then drove to Marrakech. I would suggest that Casablanca can be dropped from the tour.
Lunch was at the hotel which was very late. We did a evening tour of the city and saw the lost tombs and the medina. The visit to the spice market was a total waste. We were hurried by the local guides and would have loved to spend more time watching the snake charmers and other vendors.
That night went to the optional show (chez Ali ), it was raining and the arena was not well lit. Food was excellent and our guide ensured vegetarian options were available for those who wanted. The show with Arabian horses was good.
Next morning was back on the road to Meknes and Fez. Long day on the road with a panoramic tour of Meknes. We were glad to rest that night in Fez. Next morning was tour of the Medina at. Fez with local guides( Kamal) for English group. The guide was very knowledgeable but was steering us towards stores. It became more of a shopping expedition. This tour would have been better if we could have tasted local food at the medina instead we were bused back to the hotel for lunch. That night we attended the optional dinner and show with belly dancers. This was less crowded and there was more audience participation. Food was great and once again, our guide ensured vegetarian food was made available.
Last day was very long.