Morocco in Traditional Style
Morocco in Traditional Style
Morocco in Traditional Style

Morocco in Traditional Style

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Private Holiday staying in Riads/Boutique Hotels
8 Days from Casablanca, ending in Marrakech
Departs Daily

Immerse yourself in the authenticity of Morocco by staying in traditional-style riads/boutique hotels, adding a touch of local charm to your enchanting 8-day private journey through the captivating landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of this mesmerizing country. Begin your journey in the cosmopolitan charm of Casablanca before exploring the blue-hued wonders of Chefchaouen, a picturesque gem nestled in the Rif Mountains. Wander through the storied ruins of Volubilis, traverse the imperial city of Meknes and delve into the medieval allure of Fes before concluding your journey in the iconic city of Marrakech, where the bustling souks and majestic palaces await to unveil Morocco’s magic.

  • Discover the charm of cosmopolitan Casablanca
  • Immerse yourself in the charm of the blue and white town, Chefchaouen, renowned for its picturesque streets and vibrant market
  • Admire the Roman ruins of Volubilis, featuring well-preserved remnants and stunning mosaic floors, offering a glimpse into Morocco's ancient past
  • Wander through the historic city of Meknes with its iconic Bab Mansour gate and extensive ramparts
  • Explore the enchanting medieval alleyways of the Fez Medina, where time seems to stand still
  • Uncover the vibrant streets of Marrakech, with its renowned Jemaa El-Fna square

Day 1: Casablanca 

Welcome to Morocco. On arrival you will be met by a representative of our local operator and transferred to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for one night. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Casablanca - Chefchaouen (B)

Explore the Economic Capital with visits to the Habous district, Royal Palace, Mohamed V square, Anfa residential area, and the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque. Afterward, journey to Rabat, the Administrative Capital, and discover the Royal Palace (Mechouar), Ouadayas Garden & Kasbah, Mohamed V Mausoleum, and Hassan Tower Mosque.   Optional: experience a fish lunch at MarinaSla. Leaving Casablanca, your journey then unfolds to Chefchaouen, renowned as one of Morocco's most charming destinations. The blue and white town unveils itself with two-story houses, round roof tiles, numerous mosques, and sanctuaries. Chefchaouen exudes tranquillity, inviting leisurely strolls through cobblestone streets and daydreaming in shaded squares while savouring coffee in a Moorish café. The old city stands out as one of the most picturesque in Morocco.

Day 3: Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez (B)

Begin the day with a tour of Chefchaouen, celebrated as one of the most exquisite cities in the Rif mountainous massif. Known for its Medina with shady alleys, whitewashed houses adorned with blue turquoise doors, wrought iron windows, and tile-covered roofs. After lunch leave Chefchaouen for Fez, stopping en-route at the Roman site of Volubilis, followed by the Ismailian capital Meknes which boasts the longest ramparts in Morocco (40 km). Discover the iconic Bab Mansour gate, the Royal Stables, and the Jewish quarter before continuing your journey south to Fez, a city brimming with historical and architectural treasures.

Day 4: Fez (B)  

The entire day is devoted to discovering Fez, the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco. Visit the Royal Palace, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the famous Nejjarine Fountain and the outside of Moulay Idriss mausoleum and Karaouine Mosque. Continue in the afternoon with a trip back in time through the medieval Medina and its souks where you will see craftsmen breathing new life into their age-old methods. Overnight Fez.

Day 5: Fez - Beni-Mellal - Marrakech (B)

After breakfast, depart for Marrakech crossing the middle Atlas region and passing through Immouzer du Kander, Azrou and Ifrane, a charming ski resort in the heart of a magnificent cedar forest. Stop at Beni-Mellal for a moment of relaxation in the main agricultural centre of Morocco. Continue to Marrakech where little by little you will see the red earth of the country contrasting with the clear blue sky and the eternal green palms. Overnight Marrakech.

Day 6: Marrakech (B)

Explore the wonders of Marrakech, the second oldest imperial city in Morocco, known as “the Ochre City” and the “Pearl of the South,”. Your historical visit includes the Menara Gardens with its delightful pavilion that sits above a reflective pool, the Bahai Palace, the Koutoubia and Dar Si Said Museum. This afternoon continue to discover the souks and handicraft quarters. Explore the latticework of winding little streets and the famous Djemaâ El Fna Square. This district, famed for its entertainment, features storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more. Overnight Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech (B)

This morning there will be a visit to Majorelle Gardens and YSL museum. The afternoon is at leisure for optional activities or relaxing at your hotel.

Optional Activities (surcharges apply):
Cooking lesson in a traditional riad with a professional chef, followed by lunch, eating what you have cooked.

Excursion with your driver and guide to Ouirgane through the Atlas Mountains and visit the Berber villages, have a mint tea ceremony and Berber bread with olive oil with the family in top of the mountains, you will teach how to prepare a mint tea yourself.

Day 8: Marrakech - Departure (B)

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


  • Airport arrival and departure transfers with assistance
  • 7 nights accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe minivan with English-speaking driver for duration of the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and visits as specified in itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides during visits (2-4 passengers). For parties of 6+ passengers services of private guide throughout.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per the itinerary
  • VAT taxes
  • 24/7 support in Morocco
  • Assistance of local representatives
  • Morocco Travel Notes - issued by Innovative Travel


  • International airfares
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Porterage
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the following or similar


First Class: Gray Boutique Hotel

Deluxe Class: Gray Boutique Hotel


First Class: Lina Riad & Spa

Deluxe Class: Lina Riad & Spa


First Class: Riad Algila

Deluxe Class: Riad Fez - Relais & Chateaux


First Class: Riad Slitine / Dar Sido

Deluxe Class: Riad Kniza

Private touring in Morocco
On our private tours of Morocco, touring is by private air-conditioned car with a driver. Arabic and French are the main languages spoken in Morocco with English the 3rd and not often spoken language. Your driver will have some English capability however is not a licensed professional guide and communication may be basic at times. It is important that if you have any issues in communicating that you contact the local representative office.
English speaking local guides will be organised by the driver in each city (as specified in your itinerary) in order to provide a more thorough commentary about the city they are a specialist of. Local guides will also help you should you require more information or recommendations on local restaurants or attractions. Please remember that Morocco is a large country, and some days of touring will necessitate long periods of driving. There also may be times when, due to road conditions, the itinerary may vary slightly.  
If you prefer the services of a full-time guide who will accompany you throughout your private holiday, please request this option.  
Morocco has a tradition of a multi course lunches, heavier and longer than what we are used to in New Zealand. If you prefer to have a lighter and quicker lunch, please ensure this is explained to your driver.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain from these activities in public during the fasting hours. Restaurants and cafes in hotels will be open, however limited alcohol may be available over this time and is usually not served until after sunset and some riads and other locations may not serve alcohol at all during this period. In 2024, Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of Sunday 10th March. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days.
Riads are traditional town houses typically build around an open courtyard. They offer a unique and authentic style of accommodation and usually feature less than 10 rooms. They are generally family-run properties with limited staff undertaking multiple roles and duties. Depending on their standard Riads may not offer all the facilities you would expect to find in a modern hotel. I.e. the Wi-Fi internet access may be limited, there may not be a lift and the breakfast is usually more limited in choices and does vary from Riad to Riad. But the unique and charming atmosphere and the location in the heart of the Medina make up for it. During the Ramadan period, services are more restricted in riads. If you prefer the full services offered by 5-star international hotels, please request an alternative itinerary on this basis.


Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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