- 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!
This is a great tour to get a real feel for Morocco. However as previous reviewers have mentioned, you do spend quite a bit of time on the bus so be warned as you cover a lot of miles. I read many of the reviews and these were very helpful to understand this tour. My tips are: bring food and drink for the first day because it's a very long stretch until lunchtime. I came prepared with a sandwich, water and cereal bars and that really helped. Lunch and dinner on the tour tend to be much later than I would normally eat (2pm and 9pm respectively on most days). You need to pay for the optional dinners in cash (in any currency) but we thought we could pay by card so had to re-look at our budget for other things. The dinners were worth it. The food was excellent and the shows entertaining. Both dinners were very different and reflect different aspects of Moroccan culture. Our guide Nadil was great and we also had good local guides but we were mainly listening to him in Spanish as it was stronger than his English. We paid for the Superior hotels (4 star) and this was definitely worth it. The hotel in Casablanca was great and the food excellent but the drinks were expensive and the watery orange juice not worth the 5 euro it cost, especially as we had a fresh OJ at lunch which was fabulous and much cheaper! The second hotel in Marrakech was also very nice but the food selection was nowhere near as good as the first. The third hotel in Fez was older and had lots of character but was a bit creaky and our AC didn't work. No one looked at it despite us asking. There are pools in all these hotels. Be prepared for the price bargaining you need to do everywhere in the markets. I learned by the end that if you are interested in something start your offer with less than half the price because you can often get it for half the original price quoted to you or a bit more. However be prepared to walk away as they often come running after you! Overall an amazing experience!