Get to know the vibrant culture and colorful backdrops that are distinctively Morocco. Explore Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world, on a walking tour in the Medina, where donkeys and mules laden with goods still walk the ancient market. Make your way to your desert camp by 4x4 jeep and spend a full day exploring the Sahara Desert. Travel the rugged "Road of a Thousand Kasbahs" to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait-Ben-Haddou. In Marrakech, get a true taste of Moroccan hospitality during an interactive cooking class at a women's cooperative. Experience Morocco's deep history, unique atmosphere and welcoming people on an unforgettable journey.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
15 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1CasablancaOn a captivating adventure through a land of centuries-old culture and customs, discover the "Land of Sunset" and "Gateway to Africa" - the place they call Morocco.
Day 2CasablancaWelcome to Morocco! After you land in Casablanca you will transfer to Rabat. Depending on your arrival flights, you may join your local Tour Manager on a vicinity walk to get acquainted with the area around your hotel in Rabat, your home for the next two days.
Day 3RabatCome to know Rabat on an in-depth tour* with a local guide who will share his knowledge of this city and its architectural gems. Visit the Chellah Necropolis, a walled town containing both Roman ruins and a medieval necropolis. Explore the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the epitome of modern Moroccan design. The mausoleum's ornate woodwork, marble, and bronze ornamentations make this a tomb truly fit for a king. See the Kasbah de Oudaias and its whitewashed buildings. Enjoy free time to explore on your own in the afternoon. At the end of your day, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 4RabatDepart Rabat for Fes this morning. En route to Fes, stop at a winery estate for a tour, tasting and lunch. Explore the winery's grounds on a guided tour through the vineyard and cellar, taking in sweeping views of vines and tasting some of the vintages. End your tour with a lunch in the estate. Then continue on to Fes where you will spend the next three nights at your riad.
Day 5FesGet ready to discover Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world. Learn about its history as a center of government, philosophy, medicine, and religion. Visit the Royal Palace and the Al-Qarawiyyin University, the oldest continuously-operating university in the world (UNESCO), admiring its high arches and Andalusian influences. On a walking tour of the 9th-century medina, explore the alleyways and stalls of this ancient market.
Day 6FesEnjoy your day at leisure in Fes. Explore the city further, strolling through marketplaces or visiting a museum. Perhaps you will join an optional tour to Meknes and Volubilis. On this full-day tour, experience Meknes, one of four Imperial cities in Morocco where you will see the Bab Mansour gate. After an included lunch, travel to Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins.
Day 7FesCross some of Morocco's most breathtaking desert landscapes on the way to the Sahara. En route, pause in Midelt to bask in majestic views of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Arrive in Erfoud, called "Door to the Desert," and where many famous movies were filmed, including The Prince of Persia and The Mummy.
Day 8ErfoudThis morning, get to know a little more about local life at El Maadid Ksar, a village with narrow lanes surrounded by ancient, fortified walls. Spend some time walking through town and get an authentic look into how local people live, like the farmers who spend their days tending to fields on the outskirts of the village. This evening, make your way into the Sahara aboard 4x4 Jeeps, for a 2-night stay in a luxury tented camp in the desert among the stars.
Day 9MerzougaRise early to watch the sun illuminate the Sahara in stunning hues of orange, yellow and red. This morning you will have the opportunity to ride through the dunes on the back of a camel. Continue your day by traveling to the village of Khamlia. Meet with locals to have an eye-opening and meaningful discussion before experiencing traditional sub-Saharan Gnawa music. The next step of your desert expedition brings you to meet a nomadic community where you'll learn more about this ancient way of living and how their traditions have changed. Return to your camp as the sun sets over the desert. This evening, sit with your Tour Manager and learn more about the importance of Islam in Morocco through the centuries and its impact in today's day-to-day life in sub-Saharan Africa.
Day 10MerzougaReturn to the edge of the desert this morning and marvel as the sun illuminates the vast sands. Visit the fortified village of El Khorbat. Dating back to the 17th century, this village showcases Jewish and Muslim architecture and artifacts. Learn more about Berber culture while visiting the museum within the village. Sit down to a simple lunch at a local restaurant. This Impact Moment supports a business whose profits are used to conserve the cultural heritage and improve the living conditions of this small community. Later, arrive in Boumalne du Dades, where a golden sun lights up the gorge's river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes.
Day 11Boumalne du DadesFollow the rugged "Road of a Thousand Kasbahs," where turreted fortresses rise up like sandcastles along this ancient trading route. Arrive at the UNESCO site of the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and discover the earthen buildings, defensive walls, and corner towers that make the ksar a striking feat of Moroccan architecture. Before you reach the exotic city of Marrakech, you will experience a homemade meal, and then continue along the Tizi n'Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains, a scenic route through lush oasis valleys, imposing mountains and several Berber villages.
Day 12MarrakechAmong the mosques and palaces, souks and riads, visit the Jardin Majorelle and the Berber Museum, two iconic sites that showcase the beauty and ingenuity of Morocco's cultural heritage, then visit the ancient El Bahia Palace, whose architecture is a distinct blend of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. Then it's your choice! Embark on a walking tour with a local guide, stopping at shops along the way -OR- relax in a traditional Hammam, a community bathhouse where locals still gather to relax, cleanse, and socialize today -OR- return to the hotel to relax by the pool.
Day 13MarrakechToday experience an Impact Moment and join a local women's training center in an interactive cooking class. Head to a garden on the property grounds to source your own herbs and vegetables and learn the secret to making the country's most celebrated dish: the tagine. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. This evening, perhaps you will join an optional horse-drawn carriage through Marrakech, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 14MarrakechDepart Marrakech for Casablanca this morning. Upon arrival in Casablanca, visit the largest functioning mosque in Africa, the Hassan II Mosque. Learn about the history and the significance of this mosque on a privately-led tour. Gaze upon the intricate, colorful artistry of ceramic tile and hand-carved stone of this architectural wonder. Then bid farewell to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 15CasablancaYour tour comes to a close this morning.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
09/13/2024$3,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/23/2024$3,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/30/2024$3,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/11/2024$3,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/14/2024$3,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/25/2024$3,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/04/2024$3,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/02/2024$3,599.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/06/2024$3,599.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/10/2025$3,599.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/17/2025$3,599.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/24/2025$3,599.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/07/2025$3,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/21/2025$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/07/2025$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/21/2025$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/18/2025$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/25/2025$3,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Flower Town Hotel & Spa - Rabat, Morocco
Riad Yacout - Fes, Morocco
Kasbah Hotel Xaluca - Erfoud, Morocco
Sahara Desert Camp - Merzouga, Morocco
Hotel Xaluca Dades - Boumalne du Dades, Morocco
Es Saadi Hotel - Marrakech, Morocco
Barcelo Anfa - Casablanca, Morocco
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
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