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Morocco Journey

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 9 Days | Casablanca to Marrakech
  • Group Size: Max 12

Trip Details

 

From the highest dunes in Morocco, peer across the sands to watch the sun rise over another North African day. Experience some of the country's most unforgettable highlights over nine days of culture and nature. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, explore the Fes medina with a local guide, and ride into the desert on a 4x4. Meet musicians, Berbers, and artisans and soak up the exotic beauty of Morocco.

Trip Highlights

    • Venture into the medinas of Marrakech and stock up at the market for a cooking class with a local chef.
    • Experience ancient Fez, the stunning stables of Meknès, and the Roman ruins of Volubilis.
    • Meet Berbers and artisans, and listen to the tunes of traditional Gnaoua musicians.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 — Casablanca

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 — Meknès/Volubilis/Fez

Enjoy a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknès. Then head to the ancient ruins of Volubilis to see impressive mosaics and arcades of this once-great Roman city. Continue on to Fez for the night. (1B, 1L)

Day 3 — Fez

Step back in time on a guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage–rated medina of Fez. See artisans and tanners at work, and pass by market stands selling everything from aromatic spices and colorful ceramics to pastries and kitchen gadgets. (1B)

Day 4 — Merzouga

Travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara, overnighting in a kasbah-style desert hotel at the edge of the awe-inspiring dunes. (1B, 1D)

Day 5 — Todra Gorge/Tineghir

Explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4x4 dunes tour. Visit the village of Khamliya to meet Gnaoua musicians and take in an amazing performance. Drink mint tea with local Berbers and then continue to Tineghir. (1B, 1D)

Day 6 — Dadès Gorge/Ouarzazate

Visit Dadès Valley and then head along the “Route of 1,000 Kasbahs,” with an included visit to Taourirt Kasbah. (1B)

Day 7 — Aït Ben Haddou/Marrakech

Wander through the adobe village of Aït Ben Haddou, another World Heritage site. Then cross the mountains to Marrakech. Get acquainted with the famous medina here on a visit with a local resident. Then go to a typical Berber house for a cooking class, and prepare dinner with our hosts. (1B, 1D)

Day 8 — Marrakech

Enjoy a free day to explore incredible Marrakech. Opt to take a historical tour, visit the Bahia Palace, or simply meander through the souks— enjoying the sights, scents, and sounds of a timeless city. (1B)

Day 9 — Marrakech

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

2017
  • Mar 11 - 19, 2017 (sold out)
  • Mar 18 - 26, 2017
  • Apr 01 - 09, 2017 (sold out)
  • Apr 15 - 23, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 06 - 14, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 27 - Jun 04, 2017
  • Jun 24 - Jul 02, 2017
  • Jul 22 - 30, 2017
  • Aug 26 - Sep 03, 2017
  • Sep 23 - Oct 01, 2017
  • Oct 28 - Nov 05, 2017
  • Nov 11 - 19, 2017
  • Nov 25 - Dec 03, 2017
  • Dec 09 - 17, 2017
  • Dec 23 - 31, 2017
2018
  • Jan 06 - 14, 2018
  • Feb 10 - 18, 2018
  • Feb 24 - Mar 04, 2018
  • Mar 10 - 18, 2018
  • Mar 17 - 25, 2018
  • Mar 31 - Apr 08, 2018
  • Apr 14 - 22, 2018
  • Apr 21 - 29, 2018
  • Apr 28 - May 06, 2018
  • May 19 - 27, 2018
  • May 26 - Jun 03, 2018
  • Jun 23 - Jul 01, 2018
  • Jul 21 - 29, 2018
  • Aug 04 - 12, 2018
  • Aug 25 - Sep 02, 2018
  • Sep 08 - 16, 2018
  • Sep 22 - 30, 2018
  • Oct 06 - 14, 2018
  • Oct 13 - 21, 2018
  • Oct 27 - Nov 04, 2018
  • Nov 10 - 18, 2018
  • Nov 24 - Dec 02, 2018
  • Dec 08 - 16, 2018
  • Dec 23 - 31, 2018

Trip Cost

Price From

$1,699

Contact Us: 1-800-281-2354

Call to speak with a specialist about this trip.

Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $539

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional historical tour of Marrakech is at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels that reflect the local character (8 nights)

Meals Included
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. Allow an additional $250–325 for meals not included.

Transportation
Private air-conditioned minivan/coach, 4x4 vehicle

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.