Best of Morocco: Casablanca, Chefchaouen & Fez with Jonathan

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Your TourHero – Jonathan

Hi! I'm Jonathan. I'm currently studying at OSU. I've been to 10 countries so far and I'm hoping to add another one to the list! I'm organizing this trip to Morocco because I’ve always wanted to visit the blue buildings in Chefchaouen and hike the Akchour waterfalls. Totally excited to get out there and see something epic! Let's goooooo!

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jun 25 - 30, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 529
/ person
USD 199 deposit only
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Age range

18 – 30

Travel interest

food, culture, sightseeing, hiking, making new friends, socializing

Your Local Guide

Guide - Under Moroccan Sun

Under Moroccan Sun was founded by Hassan El Amrani, a native Berber from the Sahara Desert of Morocco. Making both the United States and Morocco his home, Hassan has a clear understanding of what travelers expect. His company’s specialty is Morocco, which allows them to focus on the relationship they build with their travelers after helping them dive into the sights, scents, and secrets of this exotic kingdom. Over the years, Under Moroccan Sun Tours has passionately served travelers from all over the world and has grown to include professional, licensed, multilingual guides and drivers who will help you navigate the exotic kingdom of Morocco at your own pace. Their extensive experience and the unique cultural perspective of Moroccan natives will ensure that your voyage through Morocco will be safe, stimulating, and unforgettable.

Great Value! – Under Morrocan Sun did our tours in Marrakech and Casablanca as well as our transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca. Booking online was easy and hassle free. Hassan responded promptly to our questions/requests. He provided a formal itinerary with the pricing. Once agreed, he sent us a secure link to process payment. Hassan sent us an email with the driver/guide's name, phone number and pick up time the day before our first tour. He also followed up with another email to make sure we were satisfied with the tour, guide, etc. Guides were professional and knowledgeable. Ismael, our driver was outstanding. He was nicely dressed, friendly and shared lots of information about places and traditions. He was careful and drove safely. The vehicle was in good working condition. Overall a great experience. Highly recommended Under Morrocan Sun.

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An easy way to travel the country – We planned to spend a month in Morocco and decided to hire a guide after reading the recommendations from Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. I contacted 4 or 5 companies listed on TA and settled on Under the Moroccan Sun because they were responsive and in our price range. A driver and a guide met us at the airport and stayed with us the entire time we were on the road. They drove us from town to town, carried our luggage, stopped whenever we wanted, taught us key Arabic words, and were very kind and generous in explaining their culture and history. They hired a local guide in each town. They made traveling around the country very easy and ensured we wouldn't run into any major problems. They had our back.

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Morocco>Best of Morocco: Casablanca, Chefchaouen & Fez with Jonathan

Travel through the most iconic cities in Morocco for the best pictures and unforgettable experiences! We’ll start in Casablanca and drive along the coast catching gorgeous views and a traditional meal. We’ll make our way to Chefchaouen and take all the pictures we can of the famous blue buildings and hike through the Akchour Waterfalls. The adventure will end with a trip to Fez where we’ll eat our way through the streets and learn about the history of its ancient medina. Come along for the ride and explore the best of Morocco with us!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Your TourHero – Jonathan

Hi! I'm Jonathan. I'm currently studying at OSU. I've been to 10 countries so far and I'm hoping to add another one to the list! I'm organizing this trip to Morocco because I’ve always wanted to visit the blue buildings in Chefchaouen and hike the Akchour waterfalls. Totally excited to get out there and see something epic! Let's goooooo!

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Jun 25 - 30, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van

Morocco>Best of Morocco: Casablanca, Chefchaouen & Fez with Jonathan

Travel through the most iconic cities in Morocco for the best pictures and unforgettable experiences! We’ll start in Casablanca and drive along the coast catching gorgeous views and a traditional meal. We’ll make our way to Chefchaouen and take all the pictures we can of the famous blue buildings and hike through the Akchour Waterfalls. The adventure will end with a trip to Fez where we’ll eat our way through the streets and learn about the history of its ancient medina. Come along for the ride and explore the best of Morocco with us!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Casablanca
  • Arrive in Casablanca
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Lhostel Casablanca (or similar according to availability)
  • Visit Hassan II Mosque and Ain Diab Corniche
  • Welcome dinner at La Sqala (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · Chefchaouen
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Visit the Volubilis Roman ruins
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Check-in at Dar Dadicilef Hostel (or similar according to availability)
  • Rooftop dinner at Chez Hicham (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Chefchaouen
  • Breakfast
  • Hike to the Akchour Waterfalls (lunch included)
  • Medina tour with photographer
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Fez
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fez
  • Ceramics workshop (lunch not included)
  • Check-in at Medina Social Club (or similar according to availability)
  • Walking food tour
  • Day 5 · Fez
  • Breakfast
  • Guided city tour
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from accommodation to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Morocco – a picture-perfect place with gastronomy, culture, and fun!

Salam and welcome to Casablanca, the first stop on your Moroccan adventure! This coastal city is the cosmopolitan hub of the country with French roots and Moorish architecture. Once you arrive, your driver will take you to the hostel, so you can check in and prepare for a night with the group. Together, we’ll visit the Hassan II Mosque located right on the water, drive the pristine coastline, then head to a welcome dinner at the trendy La Sqala restaurant for some authentic Moroccan cuisine with a modern twist. Fill up on stellar food and get to know the group!

Day 2

Head to Chefchaouen and explore ancient ruins along the way

Good morning, travelers! Today, we’ll head to the iconic city of Chefchaouen, known for its beautiful blue buildings, winding alleyways filled with treasures, and hilltops vistas waiting to be discovered. We’ll start the journey with a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis, a Berber city dating back to the 3rd century BC. This site became the home to many ruling groups and remains partially intact to tell its ancient tales.

Eat a rooftop meal in downtown Chefchaouen

After lunch, check-in at the hostel, settle in, and relax for a while before meeting with the group at Chez Hicham for a rooftop meal as the sun sets over the city. Try a little bit of everything at this authentic restaurant and let your palate explore the flavors of Morocco. Toast to an awesome day and many more to come!

Day 3

Hike to the Akchour Waterfalls in the Rif Mountains

What a day we have in store for the group! After a hearty breakfast, we’ll drive to the Rif Mountains for a half-day hike to explore the beautiful Akchour waterfalls and crystal clear pools. We’ll have lunch on the trail, enjoy nature in this majestic place, and take a quick dip to cool off. Get ready for some killer views in this beautiful sanctuary!

Strike a pose during a photoshoot in the blue streets of Chefchaouen

After our adventure in the mountains, we’ll head back to the city, freshen up, and hit the streets of the medina with a local photographer, so you can get some professional pictures for your social media accounts. Look your best for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the perfect shots with one of the most iconic backdrops in the world. Now that you’re all dolled up, explore the city with the group and make some lasting memories in Chefchaouen.

Day 4

Journey to Fez and participate in a ceramics workshop

Rise and shine! Today, we’ll head to the city of Fez, known for its medieval architecture and old-world charm. We’ll have the chance to experience a ceramics class where we can try our luck at creating a piece to take home with us. Learn about the history of ceramics in Morocco and create something cool during this hands-on experience.

Eat your way through Fez on a walking food tour

Get ready for a night on the town with a group walking tour that will take us through the city, eating at all the great local places along the way. Your guide will teach you about Moroccan food, its history, and how it relates to the city of Fez. Get your appetites ready for a delicious evening of fun!

Day 5

Explore Fez on a guided city tour

Wake up to another great day in Fez and start your morning with a city tour led by a local guide who will take you to all the important landmarks in the area. You’ll visit the medina, the Chouara Tannery, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Bab Bou Jeloud (aka the Blue Gate), The Royal Palace of Fez, and many more incredible sites. After the tour, you'll have the rest of the day to enjoy the city. Buy some souvenirs, book a traditional Hamman experience, and eat one last meal with the group to celebrate the perfect Moroccan adventure!

Day 6

Bid farewell to Morocco

The past five days will stick with us forever, but it’s time to pack up and make the journey home. After breakfast, take your transfer to the airport and reflect on all the beautiful architecture and great food you got to experience along the way. We hope you enjoyed the trip!

Accommodation

  • Lhostel Casablanca (or similar according to availability)

    Lhostel Casablanca is a tranquil oasis within the bustling city. Its mission is to make you feel at home while you’re traveling with welcoming staff and various amenities. Relax in the beautiful outdoor space with manicured landscaping and chill on the terrace to enjoy the Moroccan sun. Any questions? Ask the 24/7 staff support and let the fun begin! Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Dar Dadicilef Hostel (or similar according to availability)

    Your home away from home in Chefchaouen will be at Dar Dadicilef Hostel, centrally located downtown near the Kasbah. This riad has a beautiful garden and terrace to explore, along with 24/7 support, WiFi, and all the other goodies you need to get restful sleep during your stay. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

  • Medina Social Club (or similar according to availability)

    This vibrant hostel in downtown Fez is ready to take care of all your needs! You’ll have access to a beautiful common area, rooftop terrace, cafe and so much more. Drop your bags in the comfy dorms and let the 24/7 support staff help you live your best life in this ancient city. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 1 night in Lhostel Casablanca (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Dar Dadicilef Hostel (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Medina Social Club (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Airport/hotel transfers
  • Excursion transfers
  • All breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking driver/guide for the entire trip
  • Private Air-Conditioned car
  • Tolls, fuel, and parking
  • Local guides
  • Listed tours and museum fees
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Hotel upgrade

Upgrade out of the hostels and into luxury hotels for the duration of your Moroccan adventure! Stay at Hotel Odyssee Center in Casablanca, Riad Hicham in Chefchaouen, and Riad Salam Fes in Fez. You’ll be surrounded by stunning Moroccan decor in the center of each city with modern rooms, pools, chic restaurants on-site, traditional Hammans, and various amenities to choose from. Live the good life and say yes to elegance!

Price: USD 116.25

Riad Salam Fes

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 529
Per person