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8 nights – Fes (3 nights), Marrakech (3 nights) and the Atlantic coast (3 nights).

Your stay in Fes

Fes is of course the diamond in the crown of Morocco’s Imperial cities. Home to the world’s first university, the oldest walled ‘Medina’ city on earth and some of the most stunning architecture in North Africa, Fes is a feast for the senses.

During your stay in Fes, we recommend taking a full day guided tour to see the main sites and to visit the potteries, tanneries and markets.

Another worthwhile experience to add to your list is a well organised culinary class which we can offer you right here at Riad Maison Bleue in our own purpose-built cooking school.

On your second day in Fes you might consider leaving the city and heading up into the middle Atlas Mountains. Here you will drive and walk through stunning scenery, visit traditional mountain villages including Sefrou and Azrou.

Drive on to Marrakech (1-hour flight or 5-6-hour drive from Fes) – 2 nights

There are two routes available From Fes to Marrakech; the motorway via Casablanca or the scenic route through the middle Atlas Mountains.  We recommend the scenic route which is longer but with a break for lunch is worthwhile.

Marrakech whilst also a frenetic city is quite different from Fes. With endless places to visit for culture, shopping and a huge range of sporting activities around the city.

Drive on to Essaouira (3 hours by road) – 3 nights

Enjoy the delightful, small city of Essaouira with its working fishing port, art galleries, rich culture with plenty to see and eat! Visit Sidi Kaouki beaches (25 km south of Essaouira, golf, horse riding and quad biking for those who fancy it).

Recommended places to stay on your trip

La Maison Araba

Ideally situated in the medina, the hotel includes 32 rooms and suites, most with private terraces and fireplaces, 3 restaurants, a piano bar and a world-famous cooking school. View more

Les Deux Tours

Located in the heart of the Marrakech palm grove yet just minutes away from the Medina, Hotel Les Deux Tours invites you to experience an Oriental dream. View more

Dar Ayniwen

Dar Ayniwen is a peaceful destination just a short drive away from the bustling old city centre, the Koutoubia Mosque and the Jemaa el-Fna square. View more

Villa Maroc

Ideally located on the edge of the medina of Essaouira, the Riad Hotel Villa Maroc offers you a festival of colors and scents with a view of the sea, the port and the ramparts of the Medina. View more

Palais Heure Bleue

The Heure Bleue Palais welcomes you in Essaouira, at the heart of the bay of the ancient Mogador. View more

Sidi Kaouki ‘Le Kaouki'

The Résidence Le Kaouki is a small, charming hotel with its own restaurant. Enjoy the incomparable Moroccan hospitality and the numerous leisure activities. View more

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