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OVERVIEW 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
5 days Morocco tour from Spain is ideal to travelers staying in Spain or in Tangier. Morocco is very close to Morocco being only 14.5 Km distance; however, to get to Tangier from Tarifa, Spain is easy as a number of ferry companies offer regular ferries throughout the day. You can also get to Tangier from Malaga by plane with the offer of the direct flights linking both cities.
You may already know that the southern part of Spain was ruled by the Moors who were predominantly from Morocco. The history witnesses that the Moroccan leaders crossed the Strait of Gibraltar several times to rescue the Andalusian princes whenever a threat of conquests by the Christian leaders used to take place. In other words, this 5 days Morocco tour from Spain offers an excellent opportunity to learn about an exotic culture that has been preserved throughout history. You will notice that even though there is a similarity in terms of the architecture but extremely different culturally speaking.
This private tour of Morocco in 5 days covers Tangier, Asilah, Rabat, Meknes, and Fes & Chefchaouen.
DAY1: SPAIN – TANGIER – ASILAH – RABAT
Get to Tangier from Tarifa by ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar. Your English speaking private driver will meet with you at the port upon arrival holding a banner with your name on it. Drive through the Ville of Nouvelle, which is divided up into different international districts as it was constructed & ruled by 7 countries.
Your sightseeing tour of Tangier will take you to the Cap Spartel promontory, where the Mediterranean & the Atlantic seas converge. The view, from here, is stunning; then to the Hercules Caves along the Atlantic Coastline but we may include a time for camel ride experience by the sandy beach if you feel you like it. 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
Asilah is your next destination; you will surprisingly appreciate the immense beauty of this artistic town with its colorful streets that attract painters & artists from all over the world every year putting their artistic stamp on its walls. Asilah was built by the Portuguese with the thick walls & ramparts highlighting this fact, the view of the Medina is impressive. 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
You will then continue on the track to the fishing port of Larache with its harbor that plays an important role in the whole region. Larache has a rich history and the old town is surprisingly intact being settled by the Phoenicians in the 7th century and the site of Lixus witnesses these historical facts.
You will continue on the track along the Atlantic to Rabat that marks the final destination of the day. Your driver will assist you to your Riad in the Medina, where the staff members will warmly welcome you with mint tea & pastries.
DAY2: EXPLORE RABAT – MEKNES – FES
After having breakfast in your Riad, you will visit the Oudayas Kasbah overlooking Bou Regreg River, Sale & the Atlantic Ocean. This dramatic Kasbah goes back to the 10th century but was fully reconstructed by the Almohads in the 12th. The view from here is spectacular; the beautiful narrow streets with blue-washed paint, the traditional bakery, the oldest mosque, and the friendly people are the captivating features of this amazing attraction. 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
You will have a walk through the Souks of the ancient Medina leading you to the Hassan Tower, which is the landmark of Rabat. This monument meant to be the largest mosque in the Islamic World by the Almohad Sultan Yacoub el-Mansour as he was planning to move the capital to Rabat from Marrakech. However, unfortunately, he died after 3 years of continuous hard work on the project. Adjacent to this monument, the Mohammed V Mausoleum built with white marble and topped by a typical green tiled roof, green being the color of Islam. 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
Next, you will head to Meknes through the Roman site of Volubilis. You will appreciate the rich history that Morocco is known for and the varied culture that has emerged due to centuries of peaceful coexistence. Enjoy the typical Moroccan Andalusian architectures symbolized in the Bab Mansour, then through the Royal Palace to the Royal stable & granaries. In the late afternoon, you will continue on the track to Fes that marks the final destination of the day.
DAY3: GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF FES – CHEFCHAOUEN
After having breakfast in your Riad, your private tour guide will take you for a lifetime cultural experience of this ancient Medina. You will initially form an idea about the rich history of this car-free city that goes back to the 7th century while enjoying the panoramic view. Drive through the old ramparts with its many gates to the Mechaouar or Dar El-Makhzen including a short stop for pictures at the Royal Palace with its impressive seven bronze gates.
You will stretch your legs at the Mellah (Former Jewish Quarter) with its vibrant Souk, then to the labyrinth of the Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) through the tanneries and to the Impressive el-Quarawiyyin Mosque (Oldest University in the Islamic World). Visit the famous el-Najjarine Square, fountain, caravanserai, and woodwork artists. Drive to the 16th century Potters’ Quarter before escorting you back to your Riad to pack for our next destination, which is Chefchaouen. 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
DAY4: GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF CHEFCHAOUEN
After having breakfast in your Riad, your tour guide will pick you up for a nice walking tour through the beautifully painted streets of Chefchaouen. You will see that the blue-hued color is the dominant aspect of this unique city. It’s easy to fall in love with its myriad of cobblestone streets and blue buildings offering an exceptional opportunity to take nice shots. Visit the Kasbah (fortress), which is at the heart of the Medina. It was constructed by Moulay Ali Ben Rachid El Alami in 1471 to help defend the area from potential attacks by the Portuguese. 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
You will keep meandering around the endless alleyways leading you to the Ras El-Ma where women do their daily laundry. You will get some nice views and fresh orange juice. After that, you will walk back to the Outta El-Hammam Square with its many lined-café shops (ideal to watch the passers-by while sipping a delicious mint tea). In the late afternoon, you will have time on your own to getting lost, once again, within its streets to get another taste before getting back to your Riad.
DAY5: CHEFCHAOUEN – TANGIER
You may opt for waking up early to getting unique photographs while appreciating the stillness of the whole area. After having breakfast, your driver will pick you up back to Tangier through the Rif Mountains. We can drop you off at the port of Tangier to travel back to Spain or any location of your convenience in Tangier. 5 days Morocco tour from Spain
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