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Colonial Cities Of Morocco Vacation Packages


Colonial powers, such as the French, Spanish, and Portuguese, have ruled portions of Morocco since the 15th century, bringing with them their customs, culinary traditions, architecture, and cultures. Now intermingled with Arabic and Berber cultures, the Morocco tourists see today has a more European feel than other former colonies in North Africa. Much of that European essence is due to the dual French and Spanish protectorates that ruled Morocco from 1912 to independence in 1956. The colonial cities of Morocco are particularly influenced by one or more of the aforementioned empires.

Please note we do not offer hotels or other activities in Asilah, El Jadida, and Salé at this time, but you can explore them by choosing any of them as additions on any of the packages listed below.

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Noteworthy Colonial Cities of Morocco


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Highlights of Morocco

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca, the `Gateway to the Maghreb`, is the largest city in Morocco and the country`s commercial and social epicenter. To understand Morocco, you must visit Casablanca, its heart, where French, Arab, Berber, and many other cultures came together to create a breathtaking and historic cosmopolitan city.

  • Rabat

    Rabat is the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is built on a cliffside overlooking the Atlantic coast, across from its sister city Salé. Noteworthy sights include the Royal Palace, the primary residence of King Mohammed VI; and Hassan Tower, a solitary minaret built in the late 1100s for a mosque that was never completed.

  • Marrakech

    Marrakech boasts a long history tied to the tragedies and triumphs of the sultans and kings of Morocco. The heart of the fortified Old City, The Medina, is filled with historical buildings and great shopping opportunities. The Medina, Menara Gardens, and Agdal Gardens have all been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Fez
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    Fez is most famous for its ancient walled city, often compared to the walled city of Jerusalem. The immense medina of Fes-l-Bali (the old city) is a huge labyrinth. Lose yourself in the myriad markets, and find your way out once you have had enough of all the sights, sounds, and smells that will overwhelm your senses.

  • Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen, the enchanting `blue city` nestled in Morocco`s Rif Mountains, is world-renowned for its breathtakingly beautiful blue-washed buildings, its Kasbah, and its Grand Mosque. The sizable Medina is a charming maze of streets and alleyways with some of the best shopping you will find in Morocco.

  • Tangier

    Tangier is a fascinating city with a mysterious air, an interesting history, breathtaking views, unspoiled beaches, and friendly people. It is the perfect blend between African, Spanish and French influences. Climb on the top of the hill on which Tangier is built; you will have the chance to see two continents at once.

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More to Explore

  • The Moroccan Coast

    The Moroccan coast stretches on for 1,140 miles, from Tarfaya in the south to Saïdia in the northeast. Morocco is home to some of the best surfing and water sport opportunities in the world. Many of Morocco`s large cities and vacation destinations are situated along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.

  • Atlas Mountains

    The Atlas Mountains are broken up into four smaller mountain ranges located in central and eastern Morocco. The Atlases stretch across 38,000 square miles, or over 20% of the country. The Anti-Atlas and Saharan Atlas ranges are the southernmost and eventually meet the High Atlas Mountains, where Morocco`s highest point is located.

  • Moroccan Sahara

    The Sahara Desert`s northwesternmost sands lie in Morocco. The sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga transition to valleys which eventually meet the Atlas Mountains. Much of the Moroccan Sahara is considered a frontier, even today, and it is a captivating and exciting place, where you can visit cities and oases and ride a camel in the desert in the same trip.

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  • Tangier and Chefchaouen with Tetouan
    6 nights from $630*
  • Enjoy picturesque Morocco with this fantastic package!. Begin with a stay in Tangier (a fascinating city and important port and trade centre in northern Morocco for its Mediterranean coastline), then, visit the stunning Chefchaouen (nestled in the glorious scenery of the Rif Mountains, famous for its varied shades of blue paint that cover the walls and its Old Medina). On your way from Tangier to Chefchaouen, you will enjoy a visit to Tetouan (the "White Dove" of Morocco wears two UNESCO badges: Its Medina and the city itself is a Creative Cities UNESCO partner for its artistic roots). These destinations are connected by transfers. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Tangier
    • Transfer from Hotel in Tangier to Hotel in Chefchaouen via Tetouan
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Chefchaouen
    • Transfer from Hotel in Chefchaouen to Airport in Tangier
    • Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
      Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.


  • Moroccan Coast (Casablanca - Essaouira - Agadir) - Atlas Mountains and Marrakech
    10 nights from $1,446*
  • Discover some of Morocco's most iconic cities from the Southern Coast to the High Atlas Mountains in this customizable vacation package while enjoy their main attractions, food and outdoor activities. Visit Casablanca (with the inspiring Hassan II Mosque and its Old Medina); after that visit Essaouira (Morocco's own "Windy city" - with spectacular beaches, riads and artisans). Next, the coastal resort town Agadir awaits, and finally end in Marrakech (with its walled Medina and the worldwide open market: "Jemaa el-Fnaa). Private transfers will take you between these destinations, and throughout the Atlas Mountain's Area that will allow you explore the following stops: El Jadida (retaining the lanes and ramparts of an Old Portuguese Medina); Taroundat (known for its local crafts, including jewelry and carpets) and Paradise Valley (a river-fed swimming destination nestled between rocky cliffs, made famous by rock legend Jimi Hendrix). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Casablanca
    • Transfer from Hotel in Casablanca to Hotel in Essaouira via El Jadida
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Essaouira
    • Transfer from Hotel in Essaouira to Hotel in Agadir via Taroudant
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Agadir
    • Transfer from Hotel in Agadir to Hotel in Marrakech via Paradise Valley
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Marrakech

      Sample of Included Tours:
    • Day Trip to Rabat from Casablanca
    • Food Tour around Casablanca
    • Horse Riding Adventure on Essaouira
    • Guided Tour of the Medina in Marrakech
    • Visit to Ourika Valley from Marrakech

      Your price will only include confirmed available tours; if an included tour becomes unavailable there may be alternate options available at an additional cost.
    • Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
      Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.


  • Casablanca - Fez - Marrakech with Volubilis
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  • Discover three dazzling Moroccan cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in this customizable package!. Start this once in a lifetime adventure in Casablanca (a vibrant metropolis with the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque; the Old Medina and the Shrine of Sidi Abderrahman); and then, with a private driver, you will be escorted to the UNESCO designated Roman ruins at Volubilis; before arriving in Fez (known for its walled medina, with medieval Marinid architecture, vibrant souks, old-world atmosphere and its leather tannery). Finally, a driver will take you to your last destination, in Marrakech (one of the famed imperial cities in Morocco, and center of mosques, palaces and gardens). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Casablanca
    • Transfer from Casablanca to Fez with stop at the UNESCO Heritage site Volubilis
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Fez
    • Transfer from Fez to Marrakech
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Marrakech
    • Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
      Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.


  • Casablanca and Marrakech
    6 nights from $1,317*
  • Discover a vibrant Morocco, visiting these two famous cities with this holiday package. Combine Casablanca (the largest city in Morocco enjoys a beautiful setting overlooking the Moroccan coastline; with the inspiring Hassan II Mosque and its Old Medina) and Marrakech (with its walled Medina, the worldwide "The Jemaa el-Fnaa" open market; and the symbol of the city, and visible for miles, the "Moorish minaret" of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque); with a private transfer to experience the charm and natural beauty of the area. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Casablanca
    • Transfer from Hotel in Casablanca to Hotel in Marrakech
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Marrakech
    • Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
      Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.


  • Casablanca and Tangier - Chefchaouen with Tetouan
    7 nights from $717*
  • See beautiful Morocco with an intriguing combination of cities!. Visit vibrant Casablanca (a metropolis that combines its ancient roots with modern sensibilities), Tangier (an exotic and fascinating city full of interesting history, beautiful vistas, and unspoiled beaches). On your way from Tangier to Chefchaouen, you will enjoy a visit to Tetouan (the "White Dove" of Morocco wears two UNESCO badges: Its Medina and the city itself is a Creative Cities UNESCO partner for its artistic roots). Lastly, stay in the beautiful Blue Pearl; Chefchaouen (nestled in the glorious scenery of the Rif Mountains, famous for its varied shades of blue paint that cover the walls and its Old Medina). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Casablanca
    • Flight from Casablanca to Tangier
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Tangier
    • Transfer from Hotel in Tangier to Hotel in Chefchaouen
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Chefchaouen
    • Transfer from Hotel in Chefchaouen to Airport in Tangier
    • Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
      Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.


  • Marrakech and Casablanca by Air
    6 nights from $299*
  • Two Jewels of Morocco!. Visit Marrakech (core of the Berber culture with its medina, the Jemaa el Fna, Morocco`s UNESCO-recognized platform for halqa, the stately Koutoubia minaret and Majorelle Gardens) and Casablanca (vibrant metropolis with the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque; the Old Medina and the Shrine of Sidi Abderrahman). A flight connects these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Marrakech
    • Flight from Marrakech to Casablanca
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Casablanca
    • Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
      Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.


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Experiences & Adventures

  • Moroccan UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Morocco is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered throughout the kingdom. The sites include ancient Roman cities, capitals of dynasties, fortified villages and towns, beautiful medinas, and architecture that mixes Moroccan and colonial styles brought to Africa by the French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • Imperial Morocco

    The sultans and kings of Morocco built an imperial tradition over a millennium, leaving behind an impressive legacy befitting the world`s most enduring royal family. There were four cities that claimed the title of capital of the Kingdom of Morocco (Rabat, Marrakech, Fez, and Meknes), each with their own beauty, charm, and story to tell.

  • Hidden Gems of Morocco

    Many travelers who visit Morocco get to see Casablanca and Marrakech, but what about the hidden gems? These towns and cities are located near the sea, in the mountains, and in valleys. Some are close to big cities, some are in literal oases, and others are outposts on the Saharan steppes.

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