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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.
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
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.
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
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
Dadès Valley and then head along the “Route of
1,000 Kasbahs,” with an included visit to Taourirt
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)
Our newest line of trips, offered in partnership with G Adventures, blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
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
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
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.
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.