13 Day Kaleidoscope of Morocco

$1269
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$2009*
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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Wed, Nov 21  (Sold Out) $1999* $1429
Thu, Nov 22  (Sold Out) $1939* $1429
$2069* $1429
Thu, Nov 29  (Sold Out) $1939* $1429
$2469* $1429
$2389* $1429
Wed, Dec 05  (Sold Out) $1939* $1429
Mon, Dec 17  (Sold Out) $2169* $1429
Tue, Dec 18  (Sold Out) $2019* $1429
Wed, Dec 19  (Sold Out) $2009* $1429
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$2419* $1429
$2359* $1369
$2199* $1269
Thu, Jan 10  (Sold Out) $1949* $1429
$2359* $1429
$2359* $1429
$2009* $1429
$2359* $1429
$2299* $1369
$2359* $1429
$2009* $1429
$2359* $1429
$2009* $1429
$2259* $1269
$2359* $1369
$2009* $1429
Wed, Feb 20  (Sold Out) $1939* $1429
Thu, Feb 21  (Sold Out) $2009* $1479
$2359* $1429
Wed, Feb 27  (Sold Out) $1999* $1429
$2299* $1369
Tue, Mar 05  (Sold Out) $1979* $1429
Wed, Mar 06  (Sold Out) $1939* $1429
Thu, Mar 07  (Sold Out) $1989* $1429
Mon, Mar 11  (Sold Out) $1969* $1429
Tue, Mar 12  (Sold Out) $1969* $1429
Wed, Mar 13  (Sold Out) $1929* $1429
$2359* $1429
$2359* $1429
$2229* $1429
Thu, Mar 21  (Sold Out) $1999* $1429
Mon, Mar 25  (Sold Out) $2019* $1429
Tue, Mar 26  (Sold Out) $2079* $1429
Wed, Mar 27  (Sold Out) $2009* $1429

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers arriving in Casablanca on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm. Rabat is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Casablanca airport.


Accommodation Details:
Triple Rooms at the Le Diwan Rabat, Ibis Ouarzazate, Suite Novotel Marrakesh and Novotel Casablanca City Center will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active. Walking is done over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. The longest day spent on the bus is between Fez and Erfoud, which is approximately 9 hours. All wake up calls will vary between 6:30 - 8 am. While most of the sightseeing is between 1 to 3 hours, the full day Fez optional tour requires approximately 4 hours of walking. Please note that both a 4x4 vehicle and camels are used for transportation if participating in the Full Day Sahara with Lunch tour.

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Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2 - Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, enjoy a complimentary welcome Moroccan mint tea with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Rabat

DAY 3 - Rabat Morning City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital and second largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Also visit the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Travel to Fez
Today, depart for Fez. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*
*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability.
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or, choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide will know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. See the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Sightseeing en route to Erfoud
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 - Rissani City Tour
This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Time permitting, we will visit a local community center and learn about the community first hand. Upon arrival to Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, discover the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert. After sunset, return to your hotel for dinner and overnight
Optional: Full Day Sahara with Lunch
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 - Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive at the hotel in Ouarzazate later this evening
Overnight: Ouarzazate
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 - Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh
Enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its strange name means "without noise" in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which was constructed in the 12th century and still inhabited today. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or, choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to watch couscous being made, while enjoying a traditional lunch, as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Take a ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Full Day in Marrakesh
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, or, perhaps join the optional tour to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright colored fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque▲ and the Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant*
*Please note: The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Interior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule

DAY 1 - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2 - Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, enjoy a complimentary welcome Moroccan mint tea with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Rabat

DAY 3 - Rabat Morning City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital and second-largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Visit also the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Travel to Fez
Today, depart for Fez. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*
*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability.
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide can know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. View the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Sightseeing en route to Erfoud
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 - Rissani City Tour
This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Time permitting, we will visit a local community center and learn about the community first hand. Upon arrival to Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, discover the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert. Return after sunset for overnight
Optional: Full Day Sahara with Lunch
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 - Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive at the hotel in Ouarzazate later this evening
Overnight: Ouarzazate
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 - Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh
Enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its strange name means "without noise" in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which was constructed in the 12th century and still inhabited today. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Jaama El Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to watch couscous being made as well while enjoying a traditional lunch as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens and the Marrakesh Museum. Tonight attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Enjoy the ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration, Museum, Palace & Gardens Tour with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Full Day in Marrakesh
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, or, perhaps join the optional tour to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright colored fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque▲ and the Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant*
*Please note: The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Interior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule

DAY 1 - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2 - Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, enjoy a complimentary welcome Moroccan mint tea with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Rabat

DAY 3 - Rabat Morning City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital and second-largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Visit also the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Travel to Fez
Today, depart for Fez. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide can know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. View the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Sightseeing en route to Erfoud
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 - Rissani City Tour
This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Time permitting, we will visit a local community center and learn about the community first hand. Upon arrival to Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, discover the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert. Return after sunset for overnight
Optional: Full Day Sahara with Lunch
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 - Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive at the hotel in Ouarzazate later this evening
Overnight: Ouarzazate
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 - Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh
Enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its strange name means "without noise" in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which was constructed in the 12th century and still inhabited today. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to watch couscous being made as well while enjoying a traditional lunch as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens and the Marrakesh Museum. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Enjoy a ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration, Museum, Palace & Gardens Tour with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Full Day in Marrakesh
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, or, perhaps join the optional tour to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright colored fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque▲ and the Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant*
*Please note: The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Interior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule

DAY 1 - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2 - Arrive in Casablanca & Travel to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your hotel in Rabat where you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the capital city of Morocco. This evening, enjoy a complimentary welcome Moroccan mint tea with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Rabat

DAY 3 - Rabat Morning City Tour
This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, Morocco's capital and second-largest city. Rabat, which means “Fortified Place” displays all of the fine architecture one might expect to see. View the Royal Palace and the ancient ruins of Chellah, a city that traces its origins to the Carthaginians and Phoenicians. Visit also the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Hassan Tower. Spend the afternoon at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Travel to Fez
Today, depart for Fez. En route, stop and visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road, and city layout. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, pass by the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Upon your arrival in Fez, enjoy a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Fez from a hill overlooking the medina. Take a short bus tour of the imperial city conducted by your Tour Manager on the way to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a special dinner hosted by a local family and learn about Moroccan culture and traditions*
*Home hosted dinner in Fez may be moved to another day, according to your host’s availability.
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Full Day in Fez
Enjoy a full day at leisure to bravely wander the old medina yourself or choose to take to guided optional tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina that only a Moroccan guide can know. Fez served as the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years and is home to the University of Al Karaouine, the oldest operating university in the world. It is particularly famous for its tanneries and the Fes el Bali Medina. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops gives you the best view of the tanneries. View the Attarine Medersa, Moulay Idriss mausoleum, and visit the Nejjarine Fountains and Museum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina. Though the city has endured periods of hardship, it has emerged more vibrant than ever, boasting its own distinctive culture, art, and even cuisine
Optional: Full Day Fez (AM)
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Sightseeing en route to Erfoud
This will be a long and rewarding touring day. After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the montane cedar woods of the middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive to your Erfoud hotel in the early evening
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 - Rissani City Tour
This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Time permitting, we will visit a local community center and learn about the community first hand. Upon arrival to Rissani, tour the lively souk and visit an 18th-century ksar. Next, discover the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. Return to Erfoud for an afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour of the Sahara, including a camel ride into the desert. Return after sunset for overnight
Optional: Full Day Sahara with Lunch
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 - Sightseeing en route to Ouarzazate
This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet. After a brief stop in the Dades Canyons, continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the thousand Kasbahs, and the Dades Valley, famous for its roses and the yearly Rose Festival. Arrive at the hotel in Ouarzazate later this evening
Overnight: Ouarzazate
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 - Ouarzazate City Tour, Travel to Marrakesh
Enjoy a city tour of Ouarzazate, a desert city at the gates of the Sahara. Its strange name means "without noise" in the Berber language. Walk in the Taourirt village, which was constructed in the 12th century and still inhabited today. It was an important village located at the crossroads between the Sahara Desert and the north of Morocco. Your tour also includes the Kasbah Taourirt, an impressive structure that was built to house hundreds of people. Finally, visit Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 - Marrakesh City Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, dating back to the 16th century, where Saadian royalty found their final resting place. Your tour also includes the Koutoubia Minaret, as well as the beautiful Bahia Palace. Finally, end the tour by walking through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Spend the afternoon at leisure or choose to take the optional tour where you will have a chance to watch couscous being made as well while enjoying a traditional lunch as well as visiting the Majorelle Gardens and the Marrakesh Museum. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Enjoy a ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh and delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night
Optional: Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration, Museum, Palace & Gardens Tour with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Full Day in Marrakesh
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. See the bustling Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and experience the vibrant street life of the city firsthand, or, perhaps join the optional tour to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view of the port and its bright colored fishing boats. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks
Optional: Full Day Essaouira (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Depart Marrakesh, Travel to Casablanca
This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque▲ and the Corniche seaside. Continue on a short drive through the residential areas of Casablanca to the city center to visit the Mohamed V Square, the Habous quarter and the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant*
*Please note: The Farewell Dinner ends around 10:30 pm. Departure flights scheduled shortly after midnight may require missing part of the dinner
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

▲ Interior visits during afternoon leisure time may not be possible due to winter prayer schedule

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Optional Tours

Join a day-long tour devoted to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, which is best known for its spiritual and educational contribution to the Moroccan culture. Your tour includes visits to the medieval Fez el Bali Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Attarine Medersas, Nejjarine Fountains and Museum, and the exteriors of the Al Karaouine mosque and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops will provide the best view of the famous tanneries. After a light lunch is provided at a beautiful riad within the medina. You will also have the chance to explore the famous Souks, where craftsmen still practice their trades the traditional way. In the afternoon, visit Fes Jdid, the modern district of Fez, where the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are located.

Departs at 8:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #5 07 Aug 2017 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
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Depart by 4x4 caravan into the desert, exploring numerous small villages before reaching Tisserdimine, an oasis village at the bottom of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch before continuing the journey to the peak of Erg Chebbi. After taking in this splendid view of the surrounding desert, leave your man made transports behind and journey into the heart of the dunes as the local nomads do; by camel back. Return to your hotel after sunset.

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours in the winter season (Nov – Mar) and approximately 8 hours during the warmer months (April – October)

Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.

Day #7 11 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2020 $99.00
Full Day Sahara with lunch Thumbnail

This evening, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Upon entering the restaurant, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax among the sound of classic Moroccan music. Delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night.

(The horse drawn carriage holds a maximum of four passengers. Please note that this is not a private carriage ride).

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #10 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $65.00
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Your tour begins with a demonstration of how the traditional Berber dish, couscous, is made. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in an authentic restaurant near Djeema el Fna Square. Next, continue on to the Majorelle Gardens. First created in the 1920s, these beautiful botanical gardens have been owned and maintained by French artists since their creation - first by painter Jacques Majorelle, then fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. Once on the grounds, also visit the Majorelle Museum which displays a collection of Berber objects such as art, jewelry, and clothing.

Departs at 12:00 pm. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2019 $50.00
Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with lunch Thumbnail

In the morning, travel to Essaouira, a seaside resort city on Morocco's Atlantic Coast. Along the way, stop at the Marjana Co-Operative to view traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil. The demand for the oil has grown drastically due to its heavy use in cosmetics and cuisine in the West. Continue on to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Spanish cannons still line the battlements while parasols dot the harbor's beaches, creating a remarkably picturesque setting. You will walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view. In the Medina, artisans, and craftsmen practice their trades as they have for hundreds of years. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. The city is also famed for hosting the Gnaoua World Music Festival, which draws musicians from across the world who come to play with the Gnaoua mystics.

Departs at 7:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Day #11 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
Full Day Essaouira Thumbnail

Join a day-long tour devoted to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, which is best known for its spiritual and educational contribution to the Moroccan culture. Your tour includes visits to the medieval Fez el Bali Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Attarine Medersas, Nejjarine Fountains and Museum, and the exteriors of the Al Karaouine mosque and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops will provide the best view of the famous tanneries. After a light lunch is provided at a beautiful riad within the medina. You will also have the chance to explore the famous Souks, where craftsmen still practice their trades the traditional way. In the afternoon, visit Fes Jdid, the modern district of Fez, where the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are located.

Departs at 8:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #5 07 Aug 2017 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
Full Day Fez with lunch Thumbnail

Depart by 4x4 caravan into the desert, exploring numerous small villages before reaching Tisserdimine, an oasis village at the bottom of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch before continuing the journey to the peak of Erg Chebbi. After taking in this splendid view of the surrounding desert, leave your man made transports behind and journey into the heart of the dunes as the local nomads do; by camel back. Return to your hotel after sunset.

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours in the winter season (Nov – Mar) and approximately 8 hours during the warmer months (April – October)

Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.

Day #7 11 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2020 $99.00
Full Day Sahara with lunch Thumbnail

This evening, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Upon entering the restaurant, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax among the sound of classic Moroccan music. Delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night.

(The horse drawn carriage holds a maximum of four passengers. Please note that this is not a private carriage ride).

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #10 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $65.00
Dinner with Horse-drawn Carriage Ride Thumbnail

Your tour begins with a demonstration of how the traditional Berber dish, couscous, is made. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in an authentic restaurant near Djeema el Fna Square. Next, continue on to the Majorelle Gardens. First created in the 1920s, these beautiful botanical gardens have been owned and maintained by French artists since their creation - first by painter Jacques Majorelle, then fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. Once on the grounds, also visit the Majorelle Museum which displays a collection of Berber objects such as art, jewelry, and clothing.

Departs at 12:00 pm. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2019 $50.00
Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with lunch Thumbnail

In the morning, travel to Essaouira, a seaside resort city on Morocco's Atlantic Coast. Along the way, stop at the Marjana Co-Operative to view traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil. The demand for the oil has grown drastically due to its heavy use in cosmetics and cuisine in the West. Continue on to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Spanish cannons still line the battlements while parasols dot the harbor's beaches, creating a remarkably picturesque setting. You will walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view. In the Medina, artisans, and craftsmen practice their trades as they have for hundreds of years. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. The city is also famed for hosting the Gnaoua World Music Festival, which draws musicians from across the world who come to play with the Gnaoua mystics.

Departs at 7:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Day #11 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
Full Day Essaouira Thumbnail

Join a day-long tour devoted to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, which is best known for its spiritual and educational contribution to the Moroccan culture. Your tour includes visits to the medieval Fez el Bali Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Attarine Medersas, Nejjarine Fountains and Museum, and the exteriors of the Al Karaouine mosque and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops will provide the best view of the famous tanneries. After a light lunch is provided at a beautiful riad within the medina. You will also have the chance to explore the famous Souks, where craftsmen still practice their trades the traditional way. In the afternoon, visit Fes Jdid, the modern district of Fez, where the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are located.

Departs at 8:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #5 07 Aug 2017 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
Full Day Fez with lunch Thumbnail

Depart by 4x4 caravan into the desert, exploring numerous small villages before reaching Tisserdimine, an oasis village at the bottom of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch before continuing the journey to the peak of Erg Chebbi. After taking in this splendid view of the surrounding desert, leave your man made transports behind and journey into the heart of the dunes as the local nomads do; by camel back. Return to your hotel after sunset.

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours in the winter season (Nov – Mar) and approximately 8 hours during the warmer months (April – October)

Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.

Day #7 11 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2020 $99.00
Full Day Sahara with lunch Thumbnail

This evening, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Upon entering the restaurant, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax among the sound of classic Moroccan music. Delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night.

(The horse drawn carriage holds a maximum of four passengers. Please note that this is not a private carriage ride).

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #10 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $65.00
Dinner with Horse-drawn Carriage Ride Thumbnail

Your tour begins with a demonstration of how the traditional Berber dish, couscous, is made. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in an authentic restaurant near Djeema el Fna Square. Next, continue on to the Majorelle Gardens. First created in the 1920s, these beautiful botanical gardens have been owned and maintained by French artists since their creation - first by painter Jacques Majorelle, then fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. Once on the grounds, also visit the Majorelle Museum which displays a collection of Berber objects such as art, jewelry, and clothing.

Departs at 12:00 pm. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2019 $50.00
Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with lunch Thumbnail

In the morning, travel to Essaouira, a seaside resort city on Morocco's Atlantic Coast. Along the way, stop at the Marjana Co-Operative to view traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil. The demand for the oil has grown drastically due to its heavy use in cosmetics and cuisine in the West. Continue on to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Spanish cannons still line the battlements while parasols dot the harbor's beaches, creating a remarkably picturesque setting. You will walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view. In the Medina, artisans, and craftsmen practice their trades as they have for hundreds of years. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. The city is also famed for hosting the Gnaoua World Music Festival, which draws musicians from across the world who come to play with the Gnaoua mystics.

Departs at 7:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Day #11 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
Full Day Essaouira Thumbnail

Join a day-long tour devoted to Fez, the oldest of the imperial cities, which is best known for its spiritual and educational contribution to the Moroccan culture. Your tour includes visits to the medieval Fez el Bali Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Attarine Medersas, Nejjarine Fountains and Museum, and the exteriors of the Al Karaouine mosque and Moulay Idriss mausoleum. A short visit to the surrounding leather shops will provide the best view of the famous tanneries. After a light lunch is provided at a beautiful riad within the medina. You will also have the chance to explore the famous Souks, where craftsmen still practice their trades the traditional way. In the afternoon, visit Fes Jdid, the modern district of Fez, where the Royal Palace and Jewish Quarter are located.

Departs at 8:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #5 07 Aug 2017 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
Full Day Fez with lunch Thumbnail

Depart by 4x4 caravan into the desert, exploring numerous small villages before reaching Tisserdimine, an oasis village at the bottom of Erg Chebbi. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch before continuing the journey to the peak of Erg Chebbi. After taking in this splendid view of the surrounding desert, leave your man made transports behind and journey into the heart of the dunes as the local nomads do; by camel back. Return to your hotel after sunset.

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours in the winter season (Nov – Mar) and approximately 8 hours during the warmer months (April – October)

Maximum 4 passengers per vehicle.

Day #7 11 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2020 $99.00
Full Day Sahara with lunch Thumbnail

This evening, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Upon entering the restaurant, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax among the sound of classic Moroccan music. Delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night.

(The horse drawn carriage holds a maximum of four passengers. Please note that this is not a private carriage ride).

Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #10 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $65.00
Dinner with Horse-drawn Carriage Ride Thumbnail

Your tour begins with a demonstration of how the traditional Berber dish, couscous, is made. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in an authentic restaurant near Djeema el Fna Square. Next, continue on to the Majorelle Gardens. First created in the 1920s, these beautiful botanical gardens have been owned and maintained by French artists since their creation - first by painter Jacques Majorelle, then fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. Once on the grounds, also visit the Majorelle Museum which displays a collection of Berber objects such as art, jewelry, and clothing.

Departs at 12:00 pm. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2019 $50.00
Marrakesh Culinary Demonstration & Majorelle Gardens with lunch Thumbnail

In the morning, travel to Essaouira, a seaside resort city on Morocco's Atlantic Coast. Along the way, stop at the Marjana Co-Operative to view traditional methods of extracting Argan Oil. The demand for the oil has grown drastically due to its heavy use in cosmetics and cuisine in the West. Continue on to Essaouira, whose medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an excellent example of a fortified North African town. Spanish cannons still line the battlements while parasols dot the harbor's beaches, creating a remarkably picturesque setting. You will walk along the city's ramparts just north of Moulay Hassan Square where local artists sell their paintings. Continue on to the Skala de la Ville, which is a fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks, but now provides visitors with an unparalleled view. In the Medina, artisans, and craftsmen practice their trades as they have for hundreds of years. Explore the many souks in the medina, including the spice and jewelry souks. The city is also famed for hosting the Gnaoua World Music Festival, which draws musicians from across the world who come to play with the Gnaoua mystics.

Departs at 7:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Day #11 11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019 $49.00
Full Day Essaouira Thumbnail