Join us as we explore Casablanca, the beautiful port city that sit on the Atlantic coast. Home to one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in Africa, Hassan II and one of only two that are open to the public. We'll spend time in the famous blue city of Chefchaouen and the imperial city of Fes before heading into the desert.
Day 1 - Pick up from Casablanca airport and transfer to a beautiful Riad. We’ll spend the day exploring the city in eluding a visit the beautiful Hassan II mosque, the second largest in Africa, and get a private tour of this gorgeous city known for it’s art and culture. We’ll enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner and spend the night in Casablanca.
Day 2 - After breakfast our adventure begins, we’ll travel from Casablanca to Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue city in the north. Chefchaouen, or Chaouen, is a city in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It’s known for the striking, blue-washed buildings of its old town. Leather and weaving workshops line its steep cobbled lanes. We’ll spend the night in the Blue city in a traditional riad.
Day 3 - After breakfast, we’ll explore the city’s rich cultural tapestry with Berber tribespeople who can be seen wearing distinctive cotton clothing paired with woven hats, which are decorated with brightly colored threads. We’ll enjoy lunch before continuing our tour of the area with a hike to a scenic overlook to see the city from above. Back to the riad in time for dinner, then relax.
Day 4 - After breakfast we’ll leave the blue city for Fes where we’ll explore the beauty of this ancient imperial city, spending the night in the city that is home to the oldest operating university in the world. We’ll arrive just in time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we’ll check in to our traditional riad for the night before an evening tour of the medina. we’ll head back to the riad to relax and enjoy dinner.
Day 5 - After breakfast we’ll leave Fes and head to the Sahara. We’ll go to Merzouga, a small town in the Sahara Desert, known as a gateway to Erg Chebbi. We’ll spend the night in a traditional tented Bedouin camp and enjoy dinner, traditional music around a fire and the gorgeous giant sand dunes of the Sahara.
Day 6 - Before breakfast we’ll wake to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes, a truly magical sight to see. After breakfast we’ll travel to see prehistoric rock drawings, common in the Sahara and stop for traditional music with a tribe from sahara. The tribe’s members are descendants of western African people who travel into the Sahara via the Timbuktu caravan route into Morocco. After enjoying time with them we will stop for lunch in Touroug and spend the night in Todra Gorge in a traditional Berber riad.
Day 7 - After breakfast we will visit the gorge before heading to Ouarzazate. Ouarzazate is known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert and has been featured in several movies. We’ll visit the fortified red-earth city of Aït Ben Haddou, which was used in the filming of the third season of Game of Thrones. We’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night in Ouarzazate.
Day 8 - After breakfast we’ll leave through the High Atlas Mountains for Marrakech, arriving in time for lunch. Marrakech is a nearly 1000 year old city that contains the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jemaa El Fna. We’ll have time to explore the Medina and the souks before enjoying dinner. We’ll stay the night in a beautiful Riad.
Day 9 - After breakfast we’ll enjoy a private tour of the historic Medina, including Bahia Palace and the Sadiaan Tombs, then we’ll enjoy lunch before some free time for shopping. We’ll have dinner and a show on our final night in Marrakech.
Day 10 - After breakfast we’ll depart for Casablanca, arriving around lunch time and spend our final night together.
Day 11 - Sadly head home.
Price: $2195 double occupancy, $2595 single occupancy
What's not included:
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space. The remaining balance can be divided into 2 equal payments, with final payment due 2 months before the trip date.
Your deposit and subsequent payments are a commitment and each payment becomes non-refundable at the time it is received. If you cancel prior to 2 months before the start of the trip and your reserved spot can be transferred to another person, we will refund any previous payments less the $500 deposit. No refunds or transfers will be available after your final payment.
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