5 Days Northern Morocco Tour from Casablanca
Casablanca – Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Fes – Casablanca.
5 days tour from Casablanca will provide a perfect blend of historical and modern civilization. Visiting some of the cities like Fes, which is dating back centuries while strolling their streets feels like walking in the medieval world. That’s the kind of experience we are providing you on our 5-days northern Morocco tour. For this guided tour, we have compiled a great trip covering all the ancient cities of the north.
Most people know Casablanca from the old movie with the same name. Well, if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll be surprised how Casablanca doesn’t look anything like the movie. Actually, Casablanca is an economic and commercial city; it’s the biggest city in Morocco with modern towers and facilities. However, if you feel nostalgic about the movie, you can actually find the famous Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca. The movie was filmed in California, but that didn’t stop from making an exact replica of the cafe in the real city.
Leaving Casablanca behind, this tour will continue to northern Morocco, to the town called Chefchaouen. The blue pearl of Morocco is one of the most unique cities in the world because of its blue shaded streets and buildings that are creating the most interesting scenery. Lastly, the tour leads you to Fes, which is a fantastic cultural and historical hub. 5 days tour from Casablanca will also end in Casablanca.
- A visit to the Hassan II Mosque and first-hand-experience of the world’s tallest minaret
- Roaming the picturesque blue alleyways of Chefchaouen
- Exploring the Roman ruins and mosaics in Volubilis
- Strolling the streets of Meknes
- Scenic road drives
- Roaming the medieval streets of Fes
- We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
- In addition to first-class services, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
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Good to know
The 5 days tour from Casablanca doesn’t necessarily have to strictly follow the path we laid down here. In other words, you can customize your Morocco tour from Casablanca the way you want it. If you have any suggestions, we’re happy to include them in the itinerary. Also, if you’re not very familiar with Morocco, feel free to contact us so we can help you. Our customer service is super-friendly and always ready to hear from you as well as help you make your decisions.
IncludedAccommodations during the tourBreakfastComfortable air-conditioned vehicleEnglish or Spanish speaking driverPick-up and drop-off at your accommodations
Not IncludedDinnersDrinksEntry feesLunchSome complementary dinners
Day 1: Casablanca
The 5-days itinerary starts early in the morning in the modern coastal city of Casablanca. We will pick you up from your riad or hotel and set off to visit the major attractions of the city. Among them is the modern and monumental Hassan II Mosque. With its minaret of 210 meters, the mosque is the tallest structure in Morocco and the tallest minaret in the world. With the state-of-the-art architecture, fine touch of the ancient Arabic art, and the backdrop of the Atlantic sea, the Hassan II Mosque offers a breathtaking view. Bring a camera with you, because this is one of the most popular spots of Casablanca.
After touring the mosque, we will visit Hubous, also referred to as Casablanca’s “New medina.” This open-air market offers a vast range of merchandise, including such Moroccan staples like dried fruits and spices. Almost everything is sold on this market. You will also get to experience rich art deco architecture left behind by the French when they built Hubous in the 1930s. We will then take a leisurely stroll along the Beach of Promenade and by the time we finish, it is time for lunch. We will eat at a restaurant that serves local food.
In the afternoon, we head out to Casablanca’s old town district, where maze-like tumble of alleyways leaves muchto explore. The bustling old medina is quite a spectacle. From there, we will visit Cathedral du Sacre-Coeur, famous for its incredible fusion of European and Moroccan style. We will also visit Morocco Mall shopping center and the Jewish museum before ending the day at La Corniche beach for a spectacular sunset. Our guide will take you back to your riad/hotel.
Day 2: The Charming Blue City Chefchaouen
After breakfast, we will pick you up at your riad or hotel in an air-conditioned car and set off for a scenic road trip towards Chefchaouen via the Imperial City of Rabat. We will be passing the cities of Mohammedia, Temara and Oudaias Kasbah en route to Rabat. It is a spectacular 340 km drive, where you can admire flat plains, rolling hills and breathtaking mountainous terrain. The drive is approximately 4 hours long and takes you through some of the most scenic landscapes in Morocco. We will make several stops along the way at some of the most interesting spots such as the cork forests and Pont du Loukkos, among others.
Chefchaouen is one of Morocco's cities to have retained its traditional features. Located in the Rif Mountains, the city was founded around 1471, and it provides a perfect experience of old Morocco. The city has preserved its look since the 15th century, providing a mind-blowing atmosphere of the historical world. Chefchaouen is best known for its blue-washed buildings, especially in its historic medina. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the city.
We will visit Plaza Outa el-Hamman, where many traditional restaurants and cafés can be found, and have lunch there. Here there is local and international cuisine offered alike, with a taste of Arab fusion and Spanish influences. After lunch, we will head for the ancient world by visiting the old medina, also known as the blue town. The architecture and the blue streets make the Old City an ideal backdrop for incredible photos. We will have more leisurely strolls on the streets of Blue Town before leaving for souks.
Towards the end of the day, we will trek up the hill to the white Spanish Mosque, where we will get to experience the sunset behind the Rif Mountains. Our tour guide will take you back to your riad or hotel for the night.
Day 3: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fes
If you are interested in capturing images of the ‘ghost old town,’ then set your alarm clock early to get to shoot pictures of the empty streets of Blue Town. Rising early in the morning will also enable you to capture Chefchaouen sunrise. After breakfast, we will take a scenic drive from Chefchaouen towards Volubilis via the Rif Mountains. It’s a 3-hour drive passing through a breathtaking landscape.
We will spend the entire morning exploring over-2000-year-old Roman ruins at Volubilis, among other features.As one of the ancient Roman outposts, Volubilis offers fascinating things to learn about the Roman Empire. With its architecture and other classical features, it is definitely a striking site to visit on your way to Fes. A camera is a must to capture the remains of the temple on the backdrop of the hilly landscape.
We will have lunch at Volubilis before we start another exciting road trip, heading to Meknes. The city of Meknesis an anticipation of what to expect in Fes. Among Meknes' key attractions are Imperial City and the bustling medina of locals. Being one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, there are a lot of classical attractions,including centuries-old ruins to explore. We will also visit Meknes’ vibrant souks. In the evening, we will drive to Fes and will drop you off at your riad or hotel for the night.
Day 4: Exploring Medieval City of Fes
Fes is the oldest of the four imperial cities of Morocco. For more than 1000 years since the city was founded, Feshas remained untouched. Therefore, a leisurely stroll on the streets of Fes feels like passing through an ancientworld. In fact, walking the streets feels what it was like to live in medieval Morocco.
After breakfast, we will pickyou up from your riad or hotel and set off exploring the beauty of the City of Fes for the whole day.There is the medieval Fes and the more modern Fes, the latter being greatly influenced by the French duringcolonization. For the medieval Fes, we will visit the two medina quarters where we will stroll centuries-old streetsthere. Fes el Bali is one of the most popular medinas in this city and it is also the largest intact medina in theworld. As you approach this medina, you can see the breathtaking sight of the minaret of the famous Medersa BouInania. We will also visit the Medersa el-Attarine before lunchtime.
In the afternoon we will tour more spots, including Qaraouiyine Mosque, a medieval structure built in AD 857.The mosque can hold up to 20,000 worshipers in its prayer hall. It also hosts the world’s oldest library. Amanuscript of a 9th-century Qur’an is found here. Qaraouiyine Mosque is also the oldest Islamic university. Wewill then go on to visit the old Mellah (Jewish Quarter) in Fes el Jedid as well as the site of the Royal Palace nextto it. Other attractions we will pay a visit to are Bab Bou Jeloud, Chouara Tannery and the Ibn Danan synagoguebefore returning to the hotel or riad for the night.
Day 5: Fes - Casablanca
If you love photography and want to capture the empty streets of Fes' medieval medina, then rising early is essential. You will also get to experience a spectacular sunrise in Fes. After breakfast, we will be exploring more of the modern and medieval parts of Fes, including the Bou Jeloud gardens and Jnan Sbil Park, for photographing session. We will also visit Ville Nouvelle, which is home to several tourist attractions, including striking fountains, shopping locations, mosques, and cultural venues. The dramatic change in architecture as we enter Ville Nouvelle will blow your mind away.
After lunch, we will take our last road drive back to Casablanca, where our 5-days northern Morocco tour will come to an end. The long road trip from the city of Fes to Casablanca is a fantastic landscape of mountains, plains and hills. W should reach Casablanca in about 4 hours. Our guide will drop you off at your hotel, marking the end to a spectacular 5-days northern Morocco tour.