THE COMPLETE MOROCCO: The Historical & Cultural Jewels

14 Days

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May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024 $3950
12 Available
  • 5* Hotels / Riads
  • Rabat
  • Marrakech
  • 16-85
  • Always available
  • Relaxed
  • MAX 12

On this tour, you will: see the stunning colonial architecture and palm-lined boulevards of Rabat; take in the gorgeous bay of Tangier; wander the winding paths of Chefchaouen’s whitewashed Medina; see the impressive ramparts and monumental gates of Meknes; explore the markets and craftsmen, tanneries and mosques of Fes; ride across the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert; drive through the diverse landscapes of the Rif, middle and high Atlas mountains; and see the storytellers, snake charmers and henna painters of Marrakech’s Jemaa el-Fnaa. You will go back in time to the Roman Empire at the archaeological site of Volubilis, and discover the 17th-century kasbahs of Ait Benhaddou.
Morocco encapsulates the exoticism of far more distant lands. The towering Rif and Atlas mountains proved historically to be an impenetrable barrier to invaders, preserving the lifestyle and language of the indigenous Berber, Arab, Jewish, and African inhabitants and adding a richness and unique cultural depth to this Mediterranean country.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rabat guided tour
  • Tangier Bay drive
  • Chefchaouen guided visit
  • Volubilis field trip
  • Fes old Medina guided tour
  • Merzouga camp experience
  • Ait Benhaddou visit
  • Marrakech guided tour

ITINERARY

Day 1 :
Rabat

You will meet your driver or guide at the Rabat 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 Rabat. You will visit the Mausoleum, the Hassan tower, the royal palace, and the Kasbah of Oudayas.

Dinner
Day 2 :
Rabat

Explore the ancient ruins of Challah and visit the archeological museum of Rabat. The field trip will be taking you into the heart of the narrow streets and markets of the old Medina.
Spend the afternoon at leisure

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 :
Tangier

Travel to Tangier with a stop in Assilah, an old town enclosed by well-preserved 15th-century ramparts and gates and built by the colonial Portuguese. The guided field trip will allow you to discover the culture and history of this coastal city. After lunch, you will resume the trip to Tangier via the gorgeous Mediterranean bay of northern Morocco.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 :
Tangier

This morning is devoted to a field trip to explore the city of Tangier. Explore the old Medina, Tangier’s largest market, as well as the legendary Kasbah. You will also visit the Tangier American Legation, a five-story mansion located in the heart of the old Medina.
Spend the afternoon at leisure

Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Tangier and head to Chefchaouen. Along the way, you will stop at Tetouan for a guided tour and lunch. Resume the ride to Chefchaouen, Morocco’s ‘Blue Pearl’. Walk through the old Medina’s blue houses and narrow streets to discover the beauty of the Moorish Riads and kasbahs.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 :
Fes

Drive to the city of Fes. En route, you will stop off at the unmissable Volubilis, a UNESCO archeological heritage site and evidence of the past of multi-cultural Morocco. A local specialist guide will walk you around these historical Roman ruins. Moving on from here, your next stop will be the imperial city of Meknes. The city guide visit will take you to the famed gates known as Bab El Mansour and Lhri, named the beating hearts of the city. After this visit, you will be transferred to the city of Fes.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 :
Fes

The guided tour of Fes will take you into the heart of this extraordinary medieval walled city; walk 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 headquarter (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 8 :
Erfoud

In this journey you will experience glimpses of the Middle Atlas and Higher Atlas Mountains. Driving 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 apes. On the way to Erfoud, you will have a chance to explore the city of Ifran, referred to as “the Switzerland of Morocco”.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 :
Merzouga

On the way to Merzouga, you will visit the shrine of Moulay Ali Sherif, the founder of the Alouite dynasty, visit a fossil plant and discover the local activities of the area. After lunch, you will drive to the village of Merzouga to explore the irrigation system in the Sahara Oasis. Then 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 the Berber tents and enjoy the magical Saharan landscape.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 :
Ouarzazate

Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise in the Sahara dunes. Drive 4×4 vehicles across the dunes back to Merzouga village. You will drive across the Atlas Mountains before arriving at the captivating Kasbahs of Nkob Village, the home of the Ait Atta tribe. After lunch, resume the ride to Ouarzazate. You be visiting Taourirt Kasbah and Morocco’s largest movie studios.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 :
Marrakech

Explore the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, one of the most spectacular sites in Morocco, and head to Marrakech. You will drive across the gorgeous scenery of the high Atlas Mountains. After lunch, you will be driving around Marrakech walls, gates, and Royal palaces. With your Guide, you will get the chance to 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 12 :
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 bazaars.
Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13 :
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 14 :
End of Tour

Transfer to the airport

Breakfast

WHAT'S IN THE PRICE

Included

  • Group airport transfers
  • Activities as listed in the itinerary
  • 13 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
May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024 $3950
12 Available
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  1. A dream comes true
    By Ron and Sheryl Calvert June 12, 2023
    This country, its culture ,history and people are not easily explained . Karim had an answer for every question posed to him by our group. We were invited to enter his world for 10 days,learn from his history lesson and appreciate a people that have been through a lot of changes. No question was off limits. politics, sports, food, religion. Karim has impeccable knowledge of not only his country but a stunning world view after living and teaching in other countries. The cities we traveled, the places we stayed and things we ate were carefully orchestrated to show off the best of each. This tour was put together with lots of care and I would highly recommend it to anyone. My only regret is our camel ride in the Sahara did not last longer , it was lovely out there at sunrise.
    Date of Experience: April 23, 2023
  2. National Geographic on steroids!
    By Kamie M May 15, 2023
    Stunningly comprehensive tour of Morocco. Karim is a human database with unmatched knowledge of his country - historic, economic, cultural, and even geological. I had met Karim on a Delta flight and never forgot what he shared with me about the beauty of Morocco. There was no doubt that my bucket list trip to Morocco had to be with Karim and he absolutely delivered. This tour was high-end (but not expensive). Two CEOs with spouses and we covered 1100 miles in 12 days so we pushed hard one one or two days. Our Mercedes van and driver were flawless. Lodging was as fine as any available wherever we stayed. Karim was always with us as our primary guide and we had additional subject matter experts at several locations. We have pictures that don't look real... everyone thinks they're photo shopped but they're genuine. I've travelled the world and enjoy gaining deep insight and knowledge wherever I go. I must have asked Karim 100+ questions ranging from historic leaders to botany and he always had a rich content response. I feel remiss as I intended to write the Moroccan Minister of Tourism to advise him of the incredible resource he had in Karim but return to work got in the way. If I had just a few days I'd cover Marrakech and Fez. The Sahara is a big detour but it has to be seen with your own eyes. Reminds me of the mystical experience viewing the Taj Mahal.
    Date of Experience: March 09, 2019

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  • 5* Hotels / Riads
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