8 day Andalusian Morocco Tour from Tangier
The Andalusian Morocco Tours takes you into a region that is, still relatively, unknown of the Moroccan kingdom, where Andalusian influences are still pacing the life of small villages in occidental Rif Mountains. The mysterious Tangier, the blue Chefchaouen, but also the Royal Fes, Meknes and the capital Rabat are all waiting just for you.
|DEPARTURE TIME||According to your flight schedule|
|RETURN TIME||According to your flight schedule|
A/C MinivanTour Guide
07 Nights accommodation1 Diner at Casa Hassan
Meals & all drinksPersonal expenses
TipsAny other non specified service
Arrival to Tangier
Arrival to Tangiers; Panoramic Tours of the city and free time to rest.
Upon arrival to Tangier city you will be met and greeted by PURE MOROCCO driver. Panoramic tours of the city and transfer to your hotel; check-in and free time to rest.
Overnight in Tangier
After having breakfast, join your guided tour of Tangier
Visit Tangier with all of its main touristic features. Tangier has been dubbed the “city of strangers” because of its many settlements (Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Portuguese, British, French and Spanish). This city is still a melting pot in which we enjoy different things from different cultures.
The guided visit will take you along the beach to enjoy what the city is famed for. Like the Kasbah, the tomb of Ibn Battouta, a 14th century famous traveller who was born in Tangier, Teatro Cervantes, the Grand Socco. the American Legation, the Tangier American Legation Museum with its Paul Bowles Wing dedicated to the writer and composer who lived most of his adult life in Tangier, and the Kasbah Museum, the former Sultan’s palace deserves to be seen not only for its collection of artifacts from the Phoenician to modern times, but also for the building and garden.
Optional Lunch in a local Restaurant
Free afternoon to discover the Tangier main town at your own.
Overnight in Tangier
Tangier – Tetouan – Chefchaouen (120Km/2h00)
After having breakfast in the hotel, departure to Chefchaouen through Tetouan.
A stop is planned in the city of Tetouan the last is considered to be the most Andalusian city of the kingdom of Morocco. All the neighborhoods of Tetouan belong to three different architectural styles: The Andalusian style (Medina), the Spanish style of the early and mid-twentieth century (Ensanche) and the after independence style (peripheral neighborhoods). Each style includes variations more or less important in relation to the evolution of styles and materials.
In the afternoon you will drive towards the blue City. Cut into the sides of two mountains, Chefchaouen is a city with blue and white lime-washed houses. A powerful charm that you really can feel in the Outa-el-Hammam square, in the cobblestone medina. Sat on the terrace of a cafe, you can enjoy the attractive view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by that of the Torre de Oro in Seville. This Andalousian architecture can be found in the Kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. Its walls and its 11 crenellated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon, house an interesting ethnographic museum.
Visite of the main touristic features of the city.
Diner at local Restaurant
Overnight in Chefchaouen.
Chefchaouen – Meknes - Fès (270Km/3h00)
Breakfat and Departure to Fès via Meknes.
Tours of Volubilis and Meknes
Meknes is an Imperial capital founded in the 17th century by the Alaouite sultan Moulay Ismaël who decided to make Meknes one of the most beautiful and powerful Imperial cities in Morocco. And still today, protected by around 40km of walls. Its medina and the remains of the royal palace earned Meknès a place on Unesco’s world heritage list.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful gates in the world, Bab Mansour was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century. It is the entrance to the Imperial city proper, where a visit to the sultan’s mausoleum is still of interest.
Meknes has one of the busiest medinas in Morocco. The Place El-Hedime, located exactly between the old town and the Imperial part of the city, houses the covered market and becomes busy at dusk: fire-swallowers, storytellers, animal trainers and jugglers create an atmosphere different from anything you are used to.
The largest Roman archeological site in Morocco lies 31km north of Meknes: Volubilis. Triumphal arch, capitol building, house of Bacchus – everything testifies to the city’s splendor and its economical and political weight. Not to mention the moving delicacy of the mosaics. Allow at least two hours to discover this open-air treasure.
Moulay Idriss Zerhoun is the most important pilgrimage town in Morocco. Here lies the tomb of Moulay Idriss I, the founder of the Idrissid Dynasty and great-grandson of the prophetMohammed.
The town has a spectacular setting, with its whitewashed houses straddled over (and between) two green hilltops.
Arrival to Fez, optional dinner & Overnight in Fez.
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy your Fez Full day City tour.
The imperial city of Fes is the city that most reflects the ancestral past of the Moroccan kingdom and its ancient civilization. It was and still remains the core of the intellectual and spiritual creativity, not only in Morocco, but also in the Islamic world. Fes houses the oldest university in the world, Al Quaraouiyyne and its ancient medina was classified as Universal Heritage by UNESCO in 1981.
The medina: Traditionally your exploration of the medina should start at the Bab Boujlloud Gate. The first monument to visit is the vast Bou Inania medersa. As you continue along Talaa Kebira Street (big climb), you will particularly admire the Tijani zaouïa (zaouïa, sanctuary of a religious brotherhood) and the instrument makers’ souk before arriving at the mzara (shrine) of the ancient sovereign Moulay Idriss situated at the place where he took the decision to build the town. Once you have passed the babouche vendors, you arrive in En-Nejjarine Square and the cabinetmakers’ souk. The magnificent carved foundouk (caravanserai) on the square houses the Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. The kissaria (covered market), where jewellery and fine fabrics are on sold, is nearby (it is shut at night). Next to it, you can admire the most visited and revered attraction in Fès: the zaouïa of Moulay Idriss, founder of the town. Your walk continues on to Es-Seffarine Square, the coppersmith square, and then to the tanners’ quarter situated just before the Andalusian quarter with its mosque and the Es-Sahrij medersa.
Medresas: A Medersa is a school where the Koran is taught along with all the classic subject of learning: mathematics, grammar, history, astronomy, medicine… In Morocco, and especially in Fès, medersas have the important role of integrating students from other regions. Generally they are built around a central courtyard with a fountain.
El-Attarine : The Merenids built this masterpiece between 1323 and 1325. Its central courtyard is magnificently decorated. Its walls are covered with sura engraved in wood or plaster. The fountain and marble columns are embellished with zellige (tiled mosaic).
Bou Inania : This Medersa, built between 1350 and 1357, is the biggest in Fès . Pass through the magnificent entrance with its heavy copper work doors, and then be impressed by the abundance of earthenware, the refinement of the sculptured wood and plaster and the chiselled stalactites called mukarnas, the hallmark of Merenid architecture. A canopy of typical Fès green tiles surmounts the onyx and marble courtyard.
Overnight in Fez.
Fez – Rabat (208Km/2h20)
After having breakfast at your hotel, departure via the Highway to Rabat, the Capital of Morocco.
Rabat is one of the four imperial cities of Morooco. A set of sites in this city is inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO : the “new town” (built at the beginning of the French protectorate in Morocco), the Kasbah Oudayas, the Testing garden, the medina ramparts and Almohad gates, site of Chellah Hassan mosque (Hassan Tower), the Mohammed V mausoleum and habous neighborhood near Diour Jamaa. ( Visite of all this of all this places and the Oudayas museum.
Overnight in Rabat.
Rabat - Tangier
Breakfat at your hotel and departure to Tangier via the Highway.
Arrival to Tangier, Check-In (optional dinner) & Overnight in Tangier
Tangier - Departure
Breakfat at your hotel and transfer to the airport of Tangier according to your flight schedule.
End of our services
|Price per pax sharing double room||1280 USD||1032 USD||845 USD||768 USD|
|Single Supplement||108 USD|
All rates are listed in USD per person per trip and are valid all year round, except during Christmas and New Year breaks.
- Children Policy:
00 – 01.99: Free of charge
02 – 11.99: Until 50% discount, depending on the tour
12+: is considered as an adult
- Payment Policy:
Bookings should be done as early as possible to reserve your desired Tour of Morocco; all the included services will be booked and secured upon receiving a deposit of at least of 30% (depending on each tour), this deposit constitutes a part of your final payment. The remaining balance will be paid on arrival to your tour leader/driver.
Deposits can be made by one of to the following ways:
- By Credit Card.
- By bank transfer, when booking is made at least 15 days before arrival.
- By Western Union or Paypal, when booking is made at least 7 days before arrival.
- By Western Union, when booking is made at least 3 days before arrival.
During the Christmas and New Year holidays, the required deposit is 100%.
- Tour Voucher:
Once your tour is confirmed, you will receive our final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. This voucher will include all the necessary details such as Pure Morocco representative contact and emergency phone number.
- Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Pure Morocco will do everything possible to meet its clients’ needs. We recommend all customers to buy travel insurances in case of interruption, accidents, illness, or anything that may happen.
If a booking must be canceled, customers will be charged a fee depending on the arrival date:
- More than 40 days: 10% deposit retained + (any engaged Bank transaction fee)
- More than 30 days: 25% of booking total charged
- More than 15 days: 50% of booking total charged
- More than 08 days: 75% of booking total charged
- 7 days or less: 100% of booking total charged
- No refunds are possible in the case of a no show for an existing reservation.
- Morocco Entry Visa:
A valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Morocco is needed. Entry visas to Morocco can be obtained from Morocco Consulate before departure.
If you are a citizen of one of the listed countries, here below, you don’t need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months: United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland…and others. For more info and details on entry visa to Morocco please check with the Moroccan consulate or embassy at your country.
Tips to drivers and guides are not mandatory but expected. There is no standard amount for tipping in Morocco, and like many countries, you have to go on your gut feeling based on the service you get.