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Fez, Meknes and Chefchaouen

Starting in one of Morocco's gems, the Imperial City of Fez with its historic medina, maze of alleys and souks. The itinerary moves onto Meknes, the former 17th century capital and current World Heritage sites before heading north to Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, set deep in the foothills of the Rif mountains, a charming, highly photogenic end to your tour.

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Overview

Our recommendations

Season: All year round.

Length: 7 nights.

Flights from : Stansted, (Saturday and Tuesday direct) and Heathrow (daily via Casablanca)

Flights to : Fez

Transport : All travel times are approximate.

Extension options: Rabat and Tangier

Activity options: Trekking on foot in the Rif.

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Details

Prices in May 2011 from £475 per person (7 nights) excluding flights*

Day Nights' Stay  
1 3 Taxi transfer  to Fez accommodation from Fez airport. Afternoon and evening visit to explore the souk.
2   Guided tour of the Fez Medina (up to 4 hrs) through the densely packed alleyways taking in madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques and fountains
3   Day at leisure or take optional day trip to the Middle Atlas including the traditional at Sefrou, the cave dwellers of Bahlil and the pseudo-Swiss town of Ifrane.
4 2 Transfer to Meknes by train, (1hr - SELF-BUY), Afternoon and evening visit to explore the souk.
5   Visit The Rouah - Moulay Ismail's stables, Moulay Ismail' Mausoleum and the medina or take optional half-day trip to Moulay Idriss and the Roman ruins at Volubilis.
6 2 Taxi transfer to Chefchaouen (3hrs).
7   Chefchaouen is one of the cleanest and  prettiest small towns in Morocco. Its blue rinsed houses, winding streets and markets enjoy a stunning setting in the foothills of the Rif mountains. A place to relax with much to explore.
8   Taxi transfer to Fez Airport for flight home

Pricing: *Based on 2 persons sharing (B&B), excl. flights, taxi transfers (except Fez to Meknes), staying at Riad Ghita (Fez), Riad Safir (Meknes) and Dar Mounir, (Chefchaouen), budget -mid priced accommodation; Naturally Morocco can offer a range of alternatives if required. Price varies by room and exchange rate.

 

 

Location

Fez

One of Morocco's gems and one of Islam's greatest cities, the medina of Fez el Bali is recognised as one of the finest in the world. To find your way through the 9000 tiny winding alleyways we suggest a guide to show you sights such as the Medersas, the Mosques, the museums, the palaces and souks  of this former capital city and the main spiritual, religious and culinary centre of Morocco. Its mountainous setting is not only beautiful but also offers many options for outings.

Meknes

The former 17th century capital and current World Heritage site is an important market centre. Often by passed by visitors, this hassle-free city offering visitors many attractions including many structures giving a sense of its grand past: huge tombs, granaries and stables, gardens, lakes, mosques and much more

Chefchaouen

This mountain town exudes enormous charm: it is clean, safe, relaxed and highly photogenic - the charming cobbled streets, the flower-filled squares, its breathtaking mountain backdrop, with peaks in the area rising to over 2,000 metres, soaring above the town at 660 metres, combine to produce a wonderful spectacle.

Part of its charm stems from its relative isolation, deep in the Rif mountains. It can be approached from the Mediterranean coast to the north at Tangier (2 hours), the Atlantic coast to the west or from Fez or Meknes to the south (3 hours). 

Duration
7 nights/8 days