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May 15 - May 27, 2021
13 Days / 12 Nights
Tour starts in Casablanca and ends in Marrakech
$5,220 per person/ double occupancy
$1,440 single supplement
$290 additional night, single or double room (includes a private airport transfer)
Includes all fees and taxes
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The exotic beauty of Morocco is veiled in legend and romance. Edith Wharton captured its magic when she described it as a "land of mists and mysteries, trailing silver veils through which domes and minarets, mighty towers and ramparts of flushed stone, hot palm groves and Atlas snows, appear and disappear at the will of the Atlantic cloud-drifts."
With the Deserts and Oases Tour, we'll embark on an exotic and luxurious journey, explore the world of Morocco's ancient cultural traditions and experience some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the world: from the sun-kissed Atlantic beaches to the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, from classical Roman ruins to quaint Alpine villages, from colorful souks to sophisticated boutiques, and from cinnamon-colored sand dunes of the Sahara to the rustling palm trees in the tranquil, lush oases. We'll enjoy private luxury riads, the magic of ancient kasbahs and a dreamy night at a Berber camp, under the countless stars of the Sahara. We'll camel caravan in the desert, walk through the Todra Gorge, take a private cooking class, and explore the labyrinths of perfectly-preserved medieval cities.
We'll spend 1 day in Casablanca, 5 days in the Imperial City of Fez, 2 days in the Sahara Desert, then 2 days in the Valley of Roses, before concluding for 3 days in Marrakech.
- While in Casablanca, we'll tour the sophisticated Art Deco city on the shores of the Atlantic, visit Hassan II Mosque, second only in size to the Mecca and have dinner at Rick's Cafe.
- In Rabat, we'll tour the Palais Royal, Hassan Tower and the Mohammed V Mausoleum.
- We'll marvel at the impressive mosaics throughout the well-preserved Roman ruins in Volubilis.
- We'll take a private tour of Morocco's spiritual capital of Fez, as we explore the Royal Palace, the city's medieval labyrinth of streets, and the crumbling grandeur of the historic medina.
- We'll enjoy a private cooking class in Fez.
- We'll admire the towering Mid Atlas as well as the High Atlas Mountains.
- We'll spend a night in a luxury Berber camp, under the starry skies of the Sahara Desert.
- We'll walk through the dramatic Todra Gorge.
- We'll spend a day with local women in the Valley of Roses, walking through the rose fields picking petals, visiting a local cooperative, having lunch in a private home and getting henna applied to our hands.
- We'll get entranced by the magic of Marrakech, as we tour the intricately decorated madrasas, the Bahia Palace, Majorelle Gardens and enjoy the festive atmosphere of Jemaa El Fna Square.
- We'll enjoy the elaborate cultural performance of Berber Fantasia.
Throughout the tour, we'll stay in upscale accommodations, both luxury riads and ancient kasbahs, dine in excellent restaurants and benefit from the knowledge and passion of our private Moroccan specialist guides, who will accompany us throughout the tour.
- 1 night at a seaside hotel in Casablanca, 4 nights at a luxury riad in Fez; 1 night at a kasbah hotel in Erfoud; 1 night at an exotic Sahara Desert Berber camp (luxury accommodations with a private bathroom); 2 nights at a traditional Berber hotel in the Valley of Roses; 3 nights at an upscale hotel in Marrakech
- Private airport transfers on arrival and on departure
- 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners at upscale restaurants or gourmet meals at private riads, including drinks
- Bottled water throughout the trip
- All transportation in Morocco in a comfortable, air-conditioned motor coach
- Knowledgeable Moroccan guide who will accompany the group throughout the tour, local guides at cultural and historical sights, a private driver and a professional tour director
- All restaurants', guides' and driver's gratuities
- All touring, activities, admissions, fees and attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
Additional/optional costs may include: optional travel insurance, optional single supplement, pre-tour accommodations, early hotel check-in, porterage, optional tour director's gratuities, room service, mini bar charges, laundry charges, phone calls, personal expenses.
The cost does not include airfare.
- Imperial Cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech
- The Ancient Roman city of Volubilis
- The Mid Atlas and the High Atlas mountain ranges
- Sahara Desert on a camel caravan
- Staying at a luxury Berber camp in the Sahara
- Dramatic Todra Gorge
- A day with local women in the Valley of Roses
- Fantasia Berber performance in Marrakech
- An authentic Moroccan cooking class
- Vivacious and historical Marrakech
- Romantic riads and ancient kasbahs
|What Makes This Trip Special |
- Accommodations in luxury hotels, boutique riads and ancient kasbahs
- Knowledgeable and passionate Moroccan guides
- Luxury air-conditioned motor coach throughout the tour
- A private cooking class in Fez
- Gourmet meals in private, restored riads
- A small group of maximum 16 people
- No forced shopping