If you are a fan of blue color and blue city, then this tour is for you. It is a combination of the Rif mountains where Chefchaouen “The Blue Pearl” or “blue city” is located. Tetouan “The White Dove”, is the home of thousands of Andalusian immigrants who chose Tetouan as a home for them, and Tangier the twin city of Tetouan and is called “The White Bride”. Then Assilah, Rabat and return back to Fez / Casablanca, Or Marrakech.[button text=”Get a quote & your free Itinerary” letter_case=”lowercase” style=”bevel” size=”large” expand=”true” link=”https://sheandcotravelmorocco.com/contact-us/”][share style=”small” align=”center”][/col][/row][/section]
This is a tour sample that can give you an idea about the cities you will visit. However, we are flexible to customize your tour based on your choice.
Day 1: Fez to Chefchaouen (blue city) via Meknes and Volubilis
Your departure from Fez will be around 9 am heading toward the third imperial city Meknes for a short tour where you will discover this green tiled city known for olive trees and wine. You will start your tour from Bab Issi, then stop at Moha’s house for a mint tea demonstration. Continue to the medina’s market where different goods are presented. Then get to El’Hadim Square to attend different performances such as snake charmers and bottle hookers. Meknes is also known for its magnificent gate called Bab Mansour which separates the medina of the 11th century and the imperial city.
Afterward, An amazing short trip to Volubilis the Roman site which was found in the 3rd century BC. Volubilis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mauretania. The tour of the site will take around 45 minutes including the museum.
Continue to Chefchaouen the blue city, that is located between two mountains “Ech -Chaouen” in the Amazigh language, that look like horns from which it takes its name. The town was founded in 1471 by the descendants of the prophet Mohammed. When we arrive at Medina, you will do a short trek to the Spanish mosque to enjoy a mesmerizing view of the city, when you get back to the medina walk around the square and choose one of the restaurants for dinner.
Day 2: Blue City Chefchaouen | Tetouan
After breakfast explore the medina known for its finest houses, narrowed streets, beautiful wooden doors, and all of them are painted in blue, this kind of painting is a tradition that reminded people of God.
After your coffee break in the blue city, you will be heading the road to Tetouan the twin of Granada, the town inhabited by Jewish refugees from Spain in the 15th century then by the Moors in the 17th century, later the Spanish made it their capital during the protectorate.
The Medina of Tetouan is a World Heritage site, and one of the strongly Andalusian sites of all medinas. Start your visit by exploring the Ville Nouvelle with its main Post office, bank, and the church which was built in 1926 by the Spanish, enjoy the elegant homes with doors and balconies in Moorish style, then walk through Hassan II place that links the new town and the medina where you will spend the night. A real human experience with the local people of the city.
Day 3: Tetouan To Tanger
After breakfast, the guide will meet you in the Riad/Hotel and will drive you to Tangier, after a short drive you will be in the Medina of Tangier
The history of Tangier is dated back to the Phoenicians who established a trading post along tangier’s Mediterranean coast. Then it became the Roman town and capital of Mauritania to which they gave it the name of Tangitana. In 711 the Amazigh (Berbers) and Arabas gathered in Tangier to conquer Spain. In the 19th century, the city transformed into an international city.
Then we will head toward “Kasbah” where we recommend you enjoy a glass of mint tea at Cafe Baba, which was built in 1943. It was visited by famous people such as The Rolling Stones. The cafe has a stunning view where you can enjoy the cool breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.
Tangier is also known as the home of the first American Building outside America; the building is called the “American Legation” which was presented to the United States by Sultan Moulay Sleman in 1821, It served as the US consulate. Furthermore, the Kasbah of Tangier will surprise you with all the mesmerizing picturesque white streets and corners. If you are a book lover, we highly recommend walking down the Spanish quarter and visiting the library “Des Colonnes”. On the way back, get a cold drink at the iconic “Cinema Rif”.
Overnight will be in Tangier
Day 4: Tangier | Asilah | Rabat
We still have amazing places to see in Tangier, so in the morning, you will have a short tour of the city and we will visit “The Caves of Hercules”, it is a heritage that dates back to more than 2500 BC Since Roman and Phoenicia. The caves were discovered in 1906 and they are considered one of the largest caves in Africa. The Grottoes have 2 openings, one to the ocean and the other to the land.
Then we will continue to “Cap Spartel” where you will enjoy the view of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Afterward, we will drive to Asilah which is one of the most tourist-oriented cities in northern
Morocco, It’s filled with history and art, due to its mix of cultures, “ Portugues, Spanish, Arabs, and Berbers”.
Once in Assilah, you will be able to discover this beautiful quiet city with its white houses with blues shutters, its fortified Medina, and its endless beaches.
Lunch will be in the city where you will be able to try fresh fish tagine, seasoned with its rich spices and olive oil.
The next destination will be Rabat, the Capital city of Morocco and one of the imperial cities. You will go to your hotel to rest and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
Day 5: Rabat To Fez
In the morning, the tour guide will meet you so you can explore the capital of Morocco Rabat. You will visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Hassan Tower, then visit the Oudayah Kasbah and its garden. Then Head toward the starting point Fez.