North Morocco from Seville - long weekend in December

4-Day trip to Nothern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez, and Meknes.

4-Day trip to Northern Morocco from Seville or Tarifa. Visiting the most interesting cities of this part of Morocco, on the December long weekend. 

CHEFCHAOUEN, is considered as  “The jewel of the North”, one of the most beautiful enclaves of the Rif. It was a refuge for the Andalusians who fled the Christian conquest of the kingdom of Granadam and then for the Moors and Jews, who escaped or were expelled from Spain during the 16th and 17t centuries. Its houses are painted indigo blue and give the city unique character. 

FEZ the most complete medieval medina in the Arab world, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. Strolling through the different neighborhoods with their guilds, it unleashes the five senses, transporting us to past worlds between artisans, potters, tanners...

MEKNES is a lively provincial capital and wine centre in Morocco. During the rule of Sultan Moulay Ismail of the Alaoui dynasty, Meknes is experiencing a time of splendour, becoming the "Moroccan Versailles". In 1996 it was declared a World Heritage Site.

 

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Travel and experience this adventure with us in Northern Morocco. 

Final price per person

289 €

Price per person
(In double room)

TRIP TO NORTHERN MOROCCO FROM SEVILLE - LONG WEEKEND IN DECEMBER 

December 6th: SEVILLA - TARIFA - TANGER - TETUÁN

  • 5:15 hrs. Meet in Seville, in front of La Puerta del Pabellón de Portugal en la Glorieta del Cid (Prado de San Sebastián).
  • 05.30 Hrs. Departure from Seville arrival to Tarifa. Presentation at the port of Tarifa and meet with the guide who will lead this trip. Delivery of boarding passes round trip. The loss of the return boarding pass will incur a surcharge of 40 euros to be paid at the port for return.
  • 09.00 Hrs. Fast ferry departure to Tangier. Passports must be stamped during the voyage
  • The sea breeze will caress us when we see Tangier. From the deck of the ship appear in all its splendor the profile of the hills of the city, dominated by two high towers: that of the mosque of Mohammed V and that of the Spanish Cathedral. In the background, among the murmur of the waves, one can hear the sound of the muezzin calling to prayer, and that is when we know that we have reached our destination, Morocco: the country of the senses.
  • Arrival in Tangier and meet with the Moroccan guide. Founded by Anteo (atlas), who was the son of Neptune and Earth, giving it the name of his wife (tingo) or that of his daughter (tinga). Anteo was killed by Hercules, the son of Jupiter. His tomb is located on one of the hills around the city, "The Hill of The Charf". It is also said that the "Gardens of the Hesperides" flourished there, where their trees produced golden fruits. Although it was somewhat abandoned for years, the situation has changed and turned Tangier into a very interesting city. It is completely renewed because the current king has firmly committed to the development of northern Morocco. He has also set up his summer residence in Tangier.  A lot of Moroccan people speak Spanish and English, so you will may have an advantage with the language. Remember that Tangier belonged to the Spanish protectorate until 1956.
  • We will make a visit to the Kasbah and the medina of Tangier. This area  is the most international of the northern cities, due to its special status during the first half of the twentieth century, Tangier is a beautiful city overlooking the sea. 
  • After the visit, we will leave for Tetuan. 
  • Stop for lunch, in a village called Ain Lahcen (free time for lunch) 
  • Guided tour of Tetuan, which in Arabic means "the eyes" or "the fountains". Sometimes known by the nickname "The White Dove", it is a city in northern Morocco, located next to the Mediterranean. Its medina has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and some say that although smaller, also more beautiful than the medina of Fes.
  • It was founded in the 3rd century BC, and destroyed by the Romans in the 1st century. For 200 years the legions used it as a military detachment. It was not repopulated until 1307, when one of the Meriní sultans decided to build a fortified city on the current site of Tetouan. The city was destroyed in 1339 by the King of Castile and was not again occupied until the 16th century by some Jews from Spain. The Spaniards blocked their port to prevent piracy and entered a period of decline that did not cease until the time of Mulay Ismail. Spain recaptured it in 1862 maintaining some influence in the city until 1913, and with the protectorate they reoccupied it again. That is why it has sometimes been said that Tetouan is the most Hispanic of Moroccan cities 

December 7th: TETUÁN - CHEFCHAOUEN  - FEZ

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure to Chefchaouen, a mysterious village where most of the houses are painted in an indigo blue color, making it unforgettable. Chefchaouen was founded as a secret place from which to attack the Portuguese installed on the North coast of Morocco. Chefchaouen completely prohibited Europeans from entering until the arrival of Spanish troops in 1920.
  • Está ubicado dentro de una reserva natural de la biosfera, en las faldas de los montes Jbel Tisouka y Jbel Megou de la Cordillera del Rif. Chaouen es una ciudad santa colgada en la montaña, sus calles pintadas de blanco y azul, villa de gentes sabias, amables y respetuosas, y que ofrecen al visitante hermosos panoramas urbanos en declive, preciosas muestras de artesanía local y una paz y serenidad que hoy es difícil encontrar.
  • It is located within a nature reserve of the biosphere, in the foothills of the Jbel Tisouka and Jbel Megou mountains of the Rif Mountain Range. Chaouen is a holy city hanging on the mountain, its streets painted white and blue, filled with wise, friendly, and respectful people. The town offers the visitor beautiful urban panoramas in decline, beautiful displays of local craftsmanship and a peace and serenity that today is hard to find. 
  • Visit of Chefchaouen and free time for lunch
  • continue towards Fez, the first of the Imperial Cities, its origin dates back to the 8th century. It is also one of the first holy cities of Muslim worship in Morocco and is also proud to host one of the oldest universities in the world.
  • Arrival at the hotel and assign and distribute rooms. 
  • Dinner at the hotel.

December 8th: FEZ

  • Breakfast and check-out
  • Guided visit of Fez
  • Mirrors, perfumes, chickens, pigeons, silverware, gold, babuchas, sandals, chilabas, drums, vegetables, fruits, pottery, pottery, slabs, herbs (nothing illegal), spices, portraits of the king, cereals, books, glassware and everything imaginable, everything, is Here. The constant rattling of donkeys, loaded with goods from various backgrounds, transports you to a dream world only broken by the cry of "barak" with which the owner of the animal warns passers-by of the animal coming through.
  • Meeting at reception and visit of Fes. We will start the day by visiting Fez el Jedid to see Aluita Square, Royal Palace and the Makhzen. We will continue to Fez el Bali, its medina, with more than 7,000 streets and 83,000 shops where we will see the spice sellers. An impressive part of the city where fragrances and perfumes invite tourists to come. We will end the morning with a visit to the Madrasah Es Attarin, a work of art for Islamic architecture, the museum of Fez and the Square Es Saffrin
  • Strolling through the labyrinthine streets of Fez transports us to a past world in which potters, forgers and craftsmen live with among the foreign visitors, who are never surprised by the people, as well as the multiple aromas and smells that flood the atmosphere of this city.
  • Free time for lunch
  • Free time 
  • Dinner and accomodation at the hotel 

Día 9 de diciembre, lunes:  MEKNES - TÁNGER  - TARIFA - SEVILLA

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out 
  • Departure for the city of Meknes. The history of Meknes (a UNESCO World Heritage City since 1996), has been inextricably linked to Moulay Ismail, the founder of the Alauíta dynasty. Ambitious, visionarym and a brilliant architect, Ismail remodeled and embellished the city in the example of Louis XIV of France, to develop a "Moroccan Versailles".
  • Moulay Ismail edificó en esta fiebre constructora, murallas, palacios suntuosos, mezquitas, medersas, jardines y fuentes, que todavía hoy nos sorprenden por su belleza y variedad. En su ambición por emular al monarca francés, cuentan que Moulay Ismail pidió la mano de su hija, Mademoiselle de Blois, Princesa viuda de Conti. Amablemente el Rey Sol declinó la petición, si bien a cambio, le envió una bella colección de relojes, que dicen que todavía hoy adornan su bello palacio de Meknés, Dar El Makhzén. Parece que se consoló pronto, pues llegó a tener más de 500 concubinas y hasta 867 hijos, si bien ninguno de ellos ha pasado a la historia por continuar o engrandecer su legado. Así la ciudad de Meknés sigue siendo hoy un ejemplo de arquitectura hispano-marroquí, fiel a sus orígenes en el siglo XVII, cuando fue por breve tiempo capital imperial.
  • Moulay Ismail built, in his construction fever, walls, sumptuous palaces, mosques, medersas, gardens, and fountains. Today, we are still surprised by the beauty and variety of these constructions. In their ambition to emulate the French monarch, they say Moulay Ismail asked for the hand of his daughter, Mademoiselle de Blois, Princess Widow of Conti. Kindly the Sun King declined the request, although in return he sent him a beautiful collection of watches, which they say still today adorn his beautiful palace of Meknés, Dar El Makhzén. It seems that he was comforted soon, as he had more than 500 concubines and up to 867 children, although none of them have gone down in history to continue or enlarge his legacy. Thus the city of Meknés remains today an example of Hispanic-Moroccan architecture, true to its origins in the seventeenth century, when it was for a short time imperial capital.
  • Visit of Meknes with a local guide
  • Free time for lunch
  • Continue towards Tangier
  • 18.00 hrs. Departure on the Fast Ferry to Tarifa
  • 19:30 hrs. (approx.) Arrival in Tarifa and transportation to Seville.
  • End of our services 
  • Bus  Seville - Tarifa - Seville
  • Fast Ferry Tarifa Tánger (round-trip)
  • Transportation during the trip in Morocco.
  • 2 nights in Fez Hotel Mounia 3* (or similar) (half-board)
  • 1 night in Tetuan Hotel A44 3* (or similar) (half-board) 
  • Local guides in Tetuan, Chefchaouen, Meknes, and Fez 
  • Entrance to Madraza in Fez
  • Basic travel assistance insurance 
  • Port and hotel fees 
    • Management fees, 15€
  • Cancellation insurance. We inform you that this is available for additional purchase by consulting us.
  • Drinks during meals 
  • Supplement single room, 60 €
  • Anything not specified in "Price Includes" 

The expected hotels are subject to change due to majeure force, maintaining a similar or higher category.

Upcoming departures

  • 06 December 2019
 

Notes

Valid Passport is required to make this trip to Northern Morocco.