15 Day Moroccan Allure

2 Rabat, 2 Fez, 1 Erfoud, 1 Sahara, 1 Ait Ben Haddou, 3 Marrakesh, 2 Essaouira & 1 Casablanca
13 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Casablanca, Casablanca-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights in First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Rabat
    • 2 nights Fez
    • 1 night Erfoud
    • 1 night Sahara Tented Camps
    • 1 night Ait Ben Haddou
    • 3 nights Marrakesh
    • 2 nights Essaouira
    • 1 night Casablanca
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 27 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 8 dinners (including a home hosted dinner, and welcome & farewell dinners)
  • Bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

Tour Highlights

  • Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
  • Explore the remarkably preserved Volubilis, once a major African outpost of the Roman Empire
  • Join a Fez family for a dinner of home-cooked fare in their home
  • Meet the women of the Argan Oil Cooperative and see how they extract nutritive oil from this nut
  • Camp in the Sahara under an endless canopy of desert stars
  • Explore Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
  • Marvel at the circus atmosphere of Marrakesh’s Djemaa el Fna Square, bustling with acrobats, performers, and snake charmers
  • Stroll the inviting medina in seaside Essaouira, bustling with crafts shops and fish mongers
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2 - Arrive in Casablanca, Transfer to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca this morning. You will return to see more of this legendary city towards the end of the tour. For now, you transfer to Rabat, a heady swirl of color, culture, and history. Arrive at your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome briefing. Following the orientation, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 - Rabat City Tour
After breakfast, you tour the capital. Begin with a drive past the beautifully tiled entrance to the Royal Palace, followed by a stop at Bab Rouah, or the city's "Gate of the Winds," so called because it's been battered by Atlantic winds since its construction in 1197. Visit Hassan Tower, part of an unfinished mosque started by a 12th-century caliph. At the incredibly preserved Kasbah of the Udayas, explore the fortress and take a stroll in the French-colonial Andalusian gardens. End the day at Chellah, the necropolis and ruins of an ancient Roman outpost. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4 - Explore Volubilis & Meknes, Overland to Fez
After breakfast, you drive inland to Fez. Along the way, stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis, the once-bustling city and African administrative center of the Roman Empire. The site also has vestiges of the Berber civilization that took the city from Rome in AD 270. Continue to Meknes and view the Bab Mansour gate, beautifully patterned with zellij mosaics. Afterwards, head on to Fez and enjoy dinner at the hotel later this evening
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Tour Fez, Enjoy Home-Hosted Dinner
Explore the sprawling medina of Fez on foot this morning. It's said that this is the world's largest car-free urban area; undistracted by traffic, you're sure to agree that strolling here is a feast for the senses. You'll enter via the Bab Boujloud, or "Blue Gate" and visit the famed Al-Bou Inania Madrasa. Afterward, you will have an opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan carpets. Then, stop at the Chouara Tannery to see how leather is cut and dyed using traditional techniques. At the Nejjarine Museum, browse the collection of wooden arts and crafts, then view copper craftsmen at work in Seffarine Square. The tour ends outside the Karaouine Mosque and University, the oldest continuously functioning university in the world, founded in the year 859. After lunch in the medina, your guide leads you through the Jewish Quarter, or mellah, built in 1438. By the end of the walk, you'll be at the King's Palace. This evening, you're the guests of a local Fez family for dinner. Over typical Moroccan, home-prepared food, you'll connect with your hosts
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - Cross Middle Atlas Mountains, Drive to Erfoud
Today, experience a thrilling adventure into Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains. Begin with a stop in Ifran, a Moroccan ski resort. Then ascend scenic roads past pine groves and giant cedar trees. Midmorning, you cross the 6,000-foot pass and continue west toward the great Sahara. Next, stop for lunch in the village of Midelt. Then as you approach Erfoud, enjoy views of the remarkable Ziz Gorges and vast valleys
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - Experience Rissani, Sahara Camp
This morning, 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. Then, wander its lively souk, and visit a 17th-century ksar. Afterward, stop to discover the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. You'll pause to visit a local bread shop, where you'll witness and sample an ancient culinary art. After lunch at the hotel, you journey into the Sahara Desert, stopping en route to share tea with some welcoming locals in a Berber tent. Later, settle into your Sahara camp, where dunes rise and fall around you and feel the adventuresome spirit of explorers of old. You'll even have the opportunity to enjoy a short camel ride. Witness an incredible sunset here and enjoy traditional music under a canopy of stars
Overnight: Sahara Tented Camps
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 - Explore Desert & Todra Gorge, Overland to Ait Ben Haddou
Awake amidst the silence of the desert this morning as Morocco's natural beauty continues to astound you. After breakfast, leave the camp and make your way to the lovely oasis of Tinghir for lunch. The real attraction here is the spectacular Todra Gorge, a deep ravine carved by the Todra River over millennia. There'll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue to the Dades Valley, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. The locals make good use of the prolific flower by producing rose water here. Dinner tonight is at your Ait Ben Haddou hotel
Overnight: Ait Ben Haddou
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - Visit Ait Ben Haddou, Travel to Marrakesh
After breakfast at the hotel, take time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, a ksar - or fortified city - along a former caravan route. This is the true Morocco: a village that seems to rise from the sands. Its desert-dusted Kasbahs and maze-like warrens are sure to enthrall you. Next, make your way to the magical city of Marrakesh. This evening, get the details about henna painting during a talk and demonstration. Dinner tonight at your Marrakesh hotel
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 - City Tour of Marrakesh, Bahia Palace
Discover historic and exotic Marrakesh today, the "City of Ochre." Begin at the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, its minaret still topped with four copper globes. Then, explore Bahia Palace, where 360 rooms were once adorned with Italian marble and Sudanese gold. For a more recent archaeological find, you'll see the richly decorated tombs of the Saadi Dynasty. You will also have the opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan jewelry. Enjoy lunch on your own in the medina. Afternoon at leisure to explore this fascinating city independently. This evening, an optional horse-drawn carriage ride takes you through the lively streets of Marrakesh followed by a lavish dinner of Moroccan fare. Relive the days of Arabian folklore while enjoying classic Moroccan music and an elegant belly dancing performance
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Majorelle Gardens, Experience Djemaa el Fna Square
Spend the morning at leisure or participate in the optional tour to the scenic Ourika Valley where typical Moroccan villages are scattered amidst the towering Atlas mountains. Here, discover the area’s natural herbs and their many uses. Before lunch at the gardens enjoy, a "Berber foot bath". In the afternoon, visit Majorelle Gardens, a botanical marvel set in the heart of Marrakesh. End your thrilling day in the famed Djemaa el Fna square, a dazzling display of acrobats, story tellers, and snake charmers. Take your time and absorb this vibrant kaleidoscope of culture, torn from the pages of Ali Baba
Optional: Ourika Valley and Botanical Gardens with Lunch (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Argan Oil Cooperative, Travel to Essaouira
A leisurely morning before departing Marrakesh. Stop at the Argan Oil Women's Cooperative to learn how this skin-nutrifying elixir is extracted from the argan nut. Arrive in Essaouira in time for dinner on your own
Overnight: Essaouira
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13 - Discover Essaouira, Gnawa Performance
Seaside Essaouira has grown into an artist's enclave over the years, and this makes for a fascinating mix of ancient and modern sensibilities. You'll be introduced to its culture with a stroll through the vibrant medina and its bustling fish market. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore its inviting ancient streets. This evening, learn about traditional music during a talk with a local expert. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while viewing a Gnawa performance and dance
Overnight: Essaouira
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14 - Travel to Casablanca, Enjoy City Tour
Transfer to Casablanca today, stopping en route for a light lunch in a local restaurant. Upon arrival, see the fabled city's important sights, including the Mohammed V Square, the city's administrative seat. Next, marvel at the massive Hassan II Mosque*, dramatically perched on a promontory on the Atlantic. Its indoor and outdoor space can accommodate 105,000 worshippers. In the Habous district, peruse the market and admire the exterior of the Royal Palace. Tonight, a special venue was selected for your Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 - Depart Morocco
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to winter month earlier prayer time schedules, afternoon interior visits are not possible

Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Passengers arriving to 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.
  • Feb 25, Mar 20, May 5 and Dec 18 departures will be accommodated at the Hotel Atlas Essaouira & Spa in Essaouira.
  • Triple Rooms will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.
  • Mar 24 & Apr 28 departure will be accommodated at La Perle De La Medina in Fez.
  • Mar 24 departure will be accommodated at Le Meridien N’Fis in Marrakesh.
  • Due to limited space on the small jeeps used to travel from Erfoud to overnight stay in the desert, only one small piece of luggage per passenger is permitted.
  • Additional luggage will be stored overnight at the Erfoud Hotel and returned back on Day 8.
  • Luggage should be locked and valuables left overnight in the hotel safe. Please pack a small overnight bag
  • 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.
Not Included
Prices do not include optional tours and gratuities for guides/tour managers Land only prices do not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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