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Things to do in Northern Morocco

Our most recommended things to do in Northern Morocco

From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

1. From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

Discover the blue washed town of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Have time to explore sights like Kasbah Museum and Grand Mosque. Travel in comfortable airconditioned van and have the option of choosing from a group or private tour.  The tour will start with a hotel pickup in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, make your way to Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. Enjoy about 4 hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. If you opt for the private tour, you have the luxury of deciding how you'd like to spend your time as there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque, or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you can buy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen (at your own expense). In the late afternoon, you will head back to Fez.

From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

2. From Tarifa: Full-Day Trip to Tangier

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry to spend the day in the lively city of Tangier and get a feel for life in Morocco. Upon arrival in Africa, meet a local guide and take a minibus tour through the city and continue to see rural sights such as the Caves of Hercules and the amazing Cape Spartel promontory. Return to the vibrant city center to explore the bustling alleys of the medina and discover the most important corners of the historical city center. Enjoy lunch and go for a camel ride if you wish to experience the city from a different perspective. Return to Spain on the ferry and be back in time for dinner.

From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

3. From Casablanca: Marrakech Guided Day Trip with Camel Ride

Explore the imperial city of Marrakech on a full-day tour from Casablanca, available as a group or private tour option. Transfer from Casablanca and travel by air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing tour of the city's historic landmarks, starting with an exterior view of the Koutoubia Mosque. Marvel at its minaret towers and golden domes (the mosque is closed to non-Muslims, but you can still explore the impressive grounds). Continue to Menara Gardens and admire the pyramid-shaped pavilion, set against a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Learn the history of this 12th-century site, before going to the Saadian Tombs of the 15th-century era of sultan Ahmad al-Mansur. Next, admire the setting and gardens of Bahia Palace, designed to capture the essence of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. Break for lunch, before strolling the narrow, medieval streets of the medina. Make your way past dozens of tiny shops and artisan workshops to the vast Djemaa el-Fna Square. Soak up the open-air theater atmosphere and non-stop entertainment from storytellers, singers, acrobats, snake charmers, monkey tamers, and more. Learn the history of the square and how it was once the site of public executions Take a scenic and relaxing drive back to Casablanca for the end of the tour services.

Tarifa: Tangier Day Trip by Ferry with Lunch & Moroccan Tea

4. Tarifa: Tangier Day Trip by Ferry with Lunch & Moroccan Tea

Embark on a guided day trip from Tarifa in Spain to the Moroccan city of Tangier by ferry. See the iconic Hercules Caves, visit the Mendoubia Palace, and enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch paired with a mint tea. Onboard the ferry at the port in Tarifa, sit back, relax and enjoy the calming effect of the sea. Make sure you have your camera with you, as you don't want to miss photo opportunities of the scenery as you sail. First, alight the ferry at the port in Tangier. Next, visit the iconic lighthouse Cape Spartel, where you can admire one of the best views of the Strait of Gibraltar and see the Caves of Hercules, the kasbah, the medina, and the souk. Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture as you visit a traditional souk market. Walk around and feel the bustling atmosphere, smell the sweet aroma of mixed spices, and admire the bright traditional carpets on sale from local artists. Marvel at the bright white Mendoub Palace and admirer this 10-acre property. Listen as your guide tells you about the history as you walk around this impressive palace. Get to know this wonderful Moroccan city as your guide tells you about its history and traditions. Next, enjoy a traditional lunch at a Moroccan restaurant. Taste dishes such as Harira soup, beef, and lamb skewers accompanied by couscous. Listen to live Moroccan music as you end your lunch with Moorish pastries as your dessert paired with traditional Moroccan tea. End your day on a high as you board the ferry at the port of Tangier Ville to board the ferry back to Tarifa.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen & Panoramic of Tangier

5. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen & Panoramic of Tangier

Starting from Tangier at 9:00 AM, this tour will take you high up into the Rif Mountains to discover Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue door and white walled Medina, which was originally a Berber post. Enjoy a guided tour of the city when you arrive. See the main square, the heart of Chefchaouen, with its 18th-century kasbah, central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus. Stroll the market to discover a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourists souvenirs. Visit the Jewish Quarter behind the jewelry souk to discover a unique part of the city. Drive back to Tangier and arrive by 5:00 PM.

Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

6. Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque Guided Visit with Hotel Pickup

Discover one of the top destinations in Casablanca, the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Africa and the third-largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest at 688 feet. Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues.  Equipped with a 18-mile laser directed toward Mecca, the stately mosque was created in response to the Royal will to provide the Casablanca metropolis with a great spiritual monument so as to increase the presence of faith, piety, and tolerance within the urban financial center of Morocco. Located partly on the sea over nine hectares, the Hassan II Mosque is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the world, a true masterpiece of Arab-Muslim architecture. Wander through the massive building accompanied by an expert, local guide, picking up insights along the way into the mosque's historical and religious significance. 

Casablanca: City Tour

7. Casablanca: City Tour

Begin your half-day tour with pickup from central Casablanca hotels at 8:30 AM or any accommodation. Meet your multilingual chauffeur, and sit back and relax in an air-conditioned car or minivan, depending on your group size. Pass by the Old Medina of Casablanca and United Nations Square on your way to Hassan II Mosque. Spend 1 hour discovering the mosque before heading to Rick's Café, a legendary place thanks to two cinematic icons: Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. From there, make your way to the Corniche and spend 15 minutes exploring the elegant buildings of the Anfa and Maarif neighborhoods, the grand avenues, and the architecture that blends modern and Moorish styles. Pass by Ain Diab and see the main public beach for Casablanca's 6.5 million population. Next, stop at the Square of Mohammed V, the pigeon-filled heart of the city, before visiting the Notre Dame de Lourdes, a wonderful cathedral with stained-glass walls around the church. Look out for the grotto which has a statue of Mary with flowers and candles. After admiring the cathedral, head to Habbous Square near the Royal Palace of Casablanca to discover this district in the city's old quarter, which was built during the French colonial period. Finally, stop at Boulevard Mohammed V to mingle with the local Moroccan crowds.

From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

8. From Seville: Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco

Enjoy a day trip from Seville to Tangier. Transfer to the ferry aboard an airconditioned vehicle. Save time with an express ferry from the charming village of Tarifa to Tangier. Cross the Strait of Gibraltar, take a sightseeing tour, and eat a local lunch.  Depart from Seville and journey to the beautiful village of Tarifa to catch the fast ferry to Tangier. Upon arrival, discover the cosmopolitan flavor of a city that combines the cultures of Africa and Europe.  Take a panoramic city tour by bus and visit the Cap Spartel promontory at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Visit the Caves of Hercules, where ancient Greek and later Roman mythology believed the demi-god slept before his eleventh labor.  Return to the city center to enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. Explore the narrow streets of the Medina and discover its most picturesque spots. Return to the port for the journey back to Seville in the late evening.

One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes

9. One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes

Depart from the meeting point, in front of The Hotel Parador, at 4:00 PM. Sit back and relax on a 4-hour journey. Pass through the beautiful natural landscape of Morocco. See beautiful rolling hills, local villages, and majestic mountain peaks.  Arrive in Fes at approximately 8:00 PM. Be dropped off at any location you request, whether it be your hotel or elsewhere.

From Agadir or Taghazout: ATV Quad Biking Safari Dunes Trip

10. From Agadir or Taghazout: ATV Quad Biking Safari Dunes Trip

Your adventure will begin with a hotel pickup, followed by driving south of Agadir to the Berber village, to meet your guide. After a brief introduction to the ATV quad driving techniques and a practical advice session, you will be ready to jump on your ATV quad and start your adventure. See outstanding landscapes, golden sand dunes, and argan trees. Follow your guide for an awesome quad bike experience that will take you high south of Agadir where the views will astound you. If you are after a thrill then this is the sport for you, your guide will be happy to take photos/videos for your photo album. After the quad biking tour, head back to the garage, before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Northern Morocco

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I had a fantastic tour with Mohammed Bennis and Rachid. Mr Bennis was very knowledgeable and I really had the impression he loves what he is doing. I learned a lot about city, country and culture. I enjoyed the company a lot and we had a very good exchange. As I already saw some parts of the city, I was shown even other places which are normally not included. Also they did not mind to spend more time to do so than foreseen. I really recommend anyone who wants to get the most out of the Casablanca experience, to go on a tour with them. Mr Bennis truly wants the participants to have the best experience possible.

We had an amazing experience with the best tour guide Souka was amazing, we couldn’t ask for a better time! The trip was well organized and really worth it. I highly recommend this to anyone going for a day trip to Chefchouan to book this tour with Souka. At Chefcouan, there will be also a local tour guide who was excellent - couldn’t ask for a better experience

The driver is friendly and professional, so is the guide. They arrived on time and accommodated our needs. The guide also is knowledgeable about the city of Chefchaouen and recommended the restaurant with the most delicious Moroccan food.

Very good time in the quad we made a nice crossing to the beach sidi bidi twal with a magnificent sun and on the way back we met a herd of goats it was very nice We drank tea at the locals and left The guides were pleasant and kind

wonderful experience, to be recommended. The guide Shisha very kind and at our disposal.