Embark on a captivating 5day mini-tour of Morocco, commencing in the bustling city of Casablanca. Discover the country’s diverse facets, from the modernity of Casablanca to the historical charm of Rabat, the ancient treasures of Meknes and Volubilis, the spiritual heart of Fez, and back to the enchanting atmosphere of Casablanca. Delve into the heart of Morocco, uncovering its rich history, architectural wonders and vibrant culture.
- Important Information
Day 1: Casablanca (D)
Welcome to Morocco. On arrival you will be met by a representative of our local operator and transferred to your hotel where your accommodation is reserved for one night with dinner and breakfast. Remainder of day at leisure. The remainder of the day is at leisure to unwind and absorb the colourful local atmosphere of Morocco's Economic Capital.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis - Fez (BD)
Embark on a morning journey to Rabat, the administrative capital of Morocco. Explore significant landmarks such as the Royal Palace (Mechouar), Oudaya Garden and Kasbah, Mohamed V Mausoleum, and the Hassan Tower Mosque. Afterwards, head to Meknes with an optional lunch stop. In the afternoon, discover the city often referred to as “the Moroccan Versailles” founded in the late 17th century by Moulay Ismail and renowned for having the longest ramparts in Morocco (40km). Your includes the well-preserved Bab Mansour gate, the Royal Stables, and the Jewish Quarter. Later in the day, continue your journey to Fez, passing through the holy city of Moulay Idriss and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Conclude the day with dinner at your hotel and overnight stay in Fez
Day 3: Fez (BD)
The entire day is dedicated to the exploration of Fez; the most ancient cultural and spiritual city in Morocco. Explore the medieval medina and its vibrant souks, visit the Royal Palace, and discover the intricate beauty of the Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the Mejjarine fountain and the exterior of the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and Karaouine Mosque. An optional lunch is available in the medina. In the afternoon, venture into the old medina, where you will see different craftsmen still operating in the old oriental tradition. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 4: Fez - Casablanca (BL)
Morning departure to Casablanca, known as Morocco’s Economic Capital. Lunch at your hotel before embarking on an afternoon tour of the city. Explore the central market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa, and catch a glimpse of the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque. Overnight Casablanca.
Optional dinner at Rick’s Café in Casablanca - $125 per personRick’s Café is a restaurant, bar and café situated in the city. Established in 2004, it was meticulously designed to recreate the iconic bar featured in the classic movie Casablanca, immortalised by Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Day 5: Casablanca (B)
After breakfast transfer to Mohamed V airport for your onward flight.
- 4 nights accommodation in hotels as per itinerary (or similar), half board basis
- Private air-conditioned car and professional driver at disposal from Day 2 to Day 4
- Arrival and departure transfers by private vehicle
- Sightseeing in Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis and Fezwith English speaking local guides
- Meals as per itinerary – Breakfast daily, 3 dinners, 1 lunch
- Entrance fees to relevant sites
- VAT taxes
- Travel Notes - issued by Innovative Travel
- International airfares
- Optional meals
- Optional tours and excursions
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Departure taxes
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Tourist Class: Prince de Paris
First Class: Movenpick Hotel
Tourist Class: Zalagh Kasbah
First Class: Heritage Boutique Hotel
RamadanDuring the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain from these activities in public during the fasting hours. Restaurants and cafes in hotels will be open, however limited alcohol may be available over this time and is usually not served until after sunset and some riads and other locations may not serve alcohol at all during this period. In 2024, Ramadan should begin around 10 March. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days.
RiadsRiads are traditional town houses typically build around an open courtyard. They offer a unique and authentic style of accommodation and usually feature less than 10 rooms. They are generally family-run properties with limited staff undertaking multiple roles and duties. Depending on their standard Riads may not offer all the facilities you would expect to find in a modern hotel. I.e. the Wi-Fi internet access may be limited, there may not be a lift and the breakfast is usually more limited in choices and does vary from Riad to Riad. But the unique and charming atmosphere and the location in the heart of the Medina make up for it. During the Ramadan period, services are more restricted in riads. If you prefer the full services offered by 5 star international hotels, please request an alternative itinerary on this basis.
Private touring in MoroccoOn our private tours of Morocco, touring is by private air-conditioned car with a driver. Arabic and French are the main languages spoken in Morocco with English the 3rd and not often spoken language. Your driver will have some English capability, but is not a licensed professional guide and communication maybe basic at times.
It is important that if you have any issues in communicating that you contact the local representative office.
English speaking local guides will be organised by the driver in each city (as specified in your itinerary) in order to provide a more thorough commentary about the city they are a specialist of. Local guides will also help you should you require more information or recommendations on local restaurants or attractions. Please remember that Morocco is a large country and some days of touring will necessitate long periods of driving. There also may be times when, due to road conditions, the itinerary may vary slightly.
If you prefer the services of a full time guide who will accompany you throughout your private holiday, please request this option.
Morocco has a tradition of a multi course lunches, heavier and longer than what we are used to in New Zealand. If you prefer to have a lighter and quicker lunch, please ensure this is explained to your driver.
Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.