THE DELIGHTS OF MOROCCO: A Melting Pot of Cultures

11 Days

Dates Available:

TRIP DATESPRICESPACE LEFT
April 13, 2024 - April 23, 2024 $2770
14 Available
May 4, 2024 - May 14, 2024 $2970
3 Available
October 12, 2024 - October 22, 2024 $2970
11 Available
  • 5* Hotels / Riads
  • Casablanca
  • Rabat
  • 16-85
  • Always available
  • Active
  • MAX 14

Morocco’s blend of diverse cultures and landscapes is as romantic as it is compelling. A gateway to Africa from Europe, it is where ancient Berber, Roman, Arab, Jewish, Spanish, and French histories meet and mix to create something uniquely alluring. From Casablanca to Marrakesh, through the Atlas mountains, to the dunes of Merzouga and from Fes to Rabat, The Delights of Morocco Tour allows you to immerse yourself in the culture, meet the locals, enjoy the amazing food, camp in the dunes, ride camels and walk in the narrow alleys of Fes and Marrakech. Experience rug making, tanneries, and a pottery village. Visit the museums and gardens and discover the ancient civilizations with our expert guides.
Experience the storied land of Kasbahs and palaces, mosques and marabouts, veiled women and hooded men, Islamic rituals, and feudal intrigue in the midst of upheaval. From the remote hamlets of the high Atlas mountains to oases on the edge of the Sahara, from the halls of the medieval Qaraouiyine University in Fes to the grimmest nomadic tents in the desert, Morocco is a wonderland that needs to be explored.

Highlights

  • Hassan II Mosque
  • Guided tour of Marrakech
  • The Marrakech horse carriage ride
  • Night in tents in Merzouga desert
  • Lunch with a Moroccan family
  • Guided tour of Rabat
  • Guided tour Fes Medina

ITINERARY

Day 1 :
Casablanca

You will meet your driver or guide at the Casablanca airport to transfer you to the hotel. Check-in and time to relax. After an orientation about Moroccan society and culture, you will go on a bus tour of Casablanca. You will drive through the Cornish seaside, see the gates of the Royal Palace and walk in the French-built Quartier des Habous. Visit the Mellah, home to most of Morocco’s Jewish community. Finally, you will stop by Rick’s Cafe before heading back to the hotel.

Dinner
Day 2 :
Marrakech

In the morning, you will visit the Hassan II Mosque, a glorious structure believed to be only second in size to Islam’s most important site, Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Head to Marrakech. After lunch, you will be driving around Marrakech walls, gates, Royal places, and gardens, before resuming the ride to your Riad.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 :
Marrakech

The second day in Marrakech is devoted to exploring the most important places of historical and cultural interest. With a local tour guide, you will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, Al Bahia Palace, the Mellah (Jewish district), gardens, and bazaars. In the afternoon, you will walk through the old Medina Markets and Jemaa el-Fnaa plaza, where you will experience the snake charmers, drummers, acrobats, belly dancers, and local food stands.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 :
Marrakech

This morning, you will mount horse carriages for a scenic ride of Marrakech. You will have a chance to visit the Secret Gardens and Al Menara site.
Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore other sites and museums of Marrakech.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 :
Nkob

You will be driving across the gorgeous scenery of the high Atlas Mountains before arriving at the captivating Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, in the Ouarzazate area. You will stop for lunch before resuming the ride to the heart of Nkob village for the night; the home of the Ait Atta tribe.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 :
Merzouga

On the way to Merzouga, you will visit the towns of Erfoud and Rissani and explore the local activities of the area. After lunch, you will meet the local Khamlia tribe, originally slaves brought from Sudan, for a Gnawa musical performance. After that, you will mount 4×4 vehicles just in time to witness the spectacular sunset over the dunes. Camel ride, camp in Berber tents and enjoy the magical Saharan landscape.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 :
Erfoud

Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise in the Sahara dunes. Drive 4×4 vehicles across the dunes back to Merzouga village to explore the irrigation system in the Sahara oases, visit a local NGO, and see fossil plants before resuming the journey to Rissani. Visit the shrine of Moulay Ali Sherif, the founder of the Alaouite dynasty.
You will have a free afternoon to either rest, enjoy the sunshine by the pool or sign up for the optional desert experience, camel ride, and other activities in the area.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 :
Fes

In this journey, you will experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas Mountains. Drive through the luxuriant Ziz Valley and stop at Azrou, a Berber village in the middle of the famous cedar forest – the largest in Morocco – where you may sight Barbary Macaque monkeys.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 :
Fes

The guided tour of Fes will take you into the heart of this extraordinary medieval walled city; walking in its alleys and small streets. Our field visit starts with a panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fes. Then it’s on to the Royal Palace, the Jewish district (the first Mellah ever built in Morocco), the famous Al Qaraouiyine University (the oldest in the region), and the tanneries. After lunch, you will visit the ceramic factory to learn about the fascinating tile and ceramic industry.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 :
Rabat

You will travel to the imperial city of Meknes, the Ismaili capital of Morocco. In Meknes, you will see the gorgeous gate of Bab Mansour,  built by the Sultan My Ismail, the granary, and the Sahrij Souani used for irrigation and plantation. After lunch with a Moroccan family, you will resume the ride to Rabat, where you will explore Morocco’s youngest imperial city and modern capital of Morocco. You will visit the Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower, the royal palace, and the Kasbah of Oudayas.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 :
End of Tour

Transfer to the airport

Breakfast

WHAT'S IN THE PRICE

Included

  • Group airport transfers
  • Activities as listed in the itinerary
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in authentic Moroccan Riads and/or 5* hotels
  • Double occupancy room
  • A Private air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking tour guide
  • Group activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Admission entrance fees as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary; breakfasts and dinners
  • Camel ride
  • All taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Morocco Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Private transfers from and to airports
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Single room option
  • Personal expenses 
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuity
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates Available:

TRIP DATESPRICESPACE LEFT
April 13, 2024 - April 23, 2024 $2770
14 Available
May 4, 2024 - May 14, 2024 $2970
3 Available
October 12, 2024 - October 22, 2024 $2970
11 Available
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  1. What a GREAT time!
    By JR May 14, 2023
    This was SUCH a great trip! Karim is enthusiastic and committed to his guests having a great time and experiencing so much of the country. He's knowledgeable and clearly loves sharing the delights of Morocco with his guests. Highest marks!!!
    Date of Experience: April 23, 2023

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