Discover Morocco’s imperial heritage in-depth on this tailor-made vacation. Begin in cosmopolitan Casablanca that offers a unique blend of French colonial history and Arab heritage. Discover the grand city of Fez, often touted as the cultural and spiritual heart of Morocco. Spend time exploring the cultural gems of Meknes and continue on to coastal Rabat with it’s iconic architecture. Uncover the mysteries of Marrakech as you explore its souks and medina on privately guided tours. End your journey in the glorious High Atlas Mountains with its abundant outdoor opportunities and glimpse into authentic Berber culture.
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Casablanca – the very name conjures up romantic images of a French colonial past, not to mention the wartime classic. Set up by the French as a key commercial port in Morocco, it’s old French legacy is reflected in its handsome Mauresque buildings.
Explore Casablanca on your own Experience the bustle of Casablanca, the gateway to Morocco and its business powerhouse! Navigate the maze-like tumble of alleyways in the Old City district, where authentic tradesmen sell their wares to shoppers, and feel the pulse of the city. Visit the Place Mohamed Central Plaza, home to many of the city’s important official buildings, including the Palace of Justice and the main Bank of Morocco, all sporting the neo-Moorish style of architecture. Explore the Hassan II mosque on the shoreline, which is the second largest mosque in the world. Admire its astonishingly intricate craftsmanship, accentuated by its dramatic location on the tip of the rocky bay. Do a bit of souvenir shopping in the busy central market where you can try your bargaining skills and pick up a pair of Morocco’s famous slippers. Head to Corniche, the beachfront district in the Ain Diab suburb, which is spotted with luxury hotels and restaurants. You can also drive to the seaside city of Mohammedia to stroll through its delightful medina and have a bite to eat at one of the many beachside cafes and restaurants. (Full Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.)
Rabat, the charming capital of Morocco, was granted its UNESCO Heritage site status in 2012. Standing at the confluence of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic, it’s an elegant fusion of Islamic heritage and French colonial legacy.
Explore Rabat on your own Witness the historical attractions and museums of Morocco’s capital, Rabat! A haven for history lovers, Rabat is situated right on the Atlantic Ocean, with the Bou Regreg River running to the west, separating it from the sister-city of Sale. Visit the city’s scenic Kasbah District and walk through its tiny neighbourhood of twisting Andalusian-style white-and-blue lanes, within the 11th-century fortress walls. Don’t miss visiting Rue el Jamma, where you’ll find the beautiful Kasbah Mosque. Admire the intricate motifs and designs of the ancient Hassan Tower, which is right next door to the mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Wander through the atmospheric ruins of the 14th-century Merenid citadel-town of Chellah. Explore the Oudaias Museum, housed in the opulent 17th-century lodge built by Moulay Ismail, inside the Andalusian Gardens. Do a spot of souvenir shopping in the Souk es Sebbat and Rue Souka streets. End the day with a delicious Moroccan dinner at one of the restaurants or cafes in the medina. (Full Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.)
Fes, or Fez, the grandest royal city created by Morocco’s early Muslim rulers in the 9th century, is the country’s cultural capital and spiritual heart.
Cultural Delights of Meknes Leave the hectic popularity of Fez behind for the quieter but equally precious cultural attractions of Meknes. Explore the historical grandeur of the former capital city of Morocco in the arches and columns of Bab El Mansour, the monumental gate adorned with wood carvings and detailed zellige tile work. Marvel at the splendor of the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the founding Sultan of this imperial city and admire the nearby Heri es-Souani which used to house the royal granary and stables. Explore the remains of fortifications which stand testimony to the city’s former glory and meticulous planning. Enjoy the local vibe with a stroll through the Place Hedim where historic buildings and narrow alleys exude as much atmosphere as its bustling shops and eateries. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Time: Morning/Evening; Duration: 4-5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)
Explore Fes on your own Experience 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage in the exotic city of Fes! Witness stunning examples of Islamic art and architecture including Medersa Bou Inania and Medersa el-Attarine, Islamic educational institutes exquisitely embellished by master Moroccan artisans. Admire the intricate stucco and tile work in the mosques. Walk through the narrow streets of Fes Bali, the largest surviving medina in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Flanked on either side by bustling souks occupied by tailors, artists, and traders, the medina also houses some spectacular mosques, tanneries, and fountains. Visit the iconic Bab Boujloud or Blue Gate, and have a cup of coffee at a street side cafe. Explore the outdoor markets, the covered bazaar and the tranquil little squares. Head to mellah, the Jewish quarter, where you can learn about Moroccan Jewish life and culture. End the day with souvenir shopping in the vibrant souks of Fes. (Full Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.)
Marrakech, with its aura of mystery and exoticism, begs to be explored! From its humble origins as a garrison of the Almoravid desert warriors, Marrakech today is a vibrant city where modernity meets tradition.
Explore Marrakech on your own Discover the colorful bustle and vibrant soul of the city of Marrakech! Known as the ‘Red City,’ after which Morocco itself was named, Marrakech holds an aura of mystery and romanticism. Start the morning with a visit to the famous Koutubia Mosque, the largest mosque in the city, which dates back to the 12th century. Explore the Saadian Tombs near the Kasbah Mosque and admire the Italian carrara marble used throughout the mausoleum. Afterwards, stroll through the 19th century El Bahia Palace, which is built in a fusion of Islamic and Moroccan styles of architecture. Try your hand at bargaining at the souks in the heart of the old city. Find traders selling spices, shoes and leather goods. Visit Djemaa El Fna, a vibrant hub of bric-a-brac stalls, musicians, storytellers, fortune-tellers, and snake charmers. End the day with a drink and a delicious meal at one of the many surrounding rooftop cafes and restaurants and view the never-ending thrum of Moroccan life below. (Full Day; Self-Organized & No Transfers; Meals, Guide & Entrance Fees Not Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes, shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera and bottled water.)
Sunset Camel Safari and Supper in Agafay Set out on an hour-long, late-afternoon drive from the bustling streets of Marrakech for an intimate desert experience. Take a brief detour along the banks of Lake Takerkoust enroute, passing through olive and orange orchards, and occasional tarmacs lined with eucalyptus trees. Arriving at the scenic Agafay desert, hop on a dromedary camel and enjoy a leisurely sunset ride in the wilderness. Soak in the dramatic landscape of this rocky desert complemented by panoramic views of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Listen to local folklore and anecdotes courtesy of your local guide, as you navigate the stone covered dunes, sometimes dotted with wildflowers and Bedouin settlements. Later, settle down in private nomadic tents and join your hosts and fellow guests for some local entertainment and campfire conversations. Try your hand at card games and board games over rounds of mint tea and Moroccan snacks. Shortly after, savor a sumptuous spread of traditional Berber dishes under the stars, before returning. (Half Day; Time: Evening; Duration 4 – 5 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Dinner included; Fitness level: Easy)
High Atlas mountain range of Morocco, invites you on an exciting trekking vacation. The region offers you a visual treat with the majestic countryside dotted with walnut and cherry trees stretching as far as the eye can see.
Trekking up to a mountain pass in the Atlas Mountains Go on a trek up to a panoramic mountain pass in the area of Toubkal, the highest peak of the great Atlas Mountains (4.167 m). Begin from Imlil, a mountain retreat perched on a hilltop. Trek for about two hours, following a steep mule trail, till you reach the Tizi M’zik mountain pass (2.489m). Take as many breaks as you wish to rest along the way and to enjoy the glorious views. See the small villages on the sloping hillsides, near the agricultural terraces and fruit orchards – indicators of the community of Berber people living in the area. Enjoy the scent of the surrounding juniper forests, the beauty of the mountains and the spectacular views of the Imlil and Azadane valleys as you reach Tizi M’zik mountain pass. (Full Day; 5-6 hours total trekking time; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate, as it involves trekking through a short but steep trail).
You will be transferred from your hotel to Marrakech in a private vehicle
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 2,490 /person
Option 2 From $ 3,490 /person
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights.
Meals as indicated
Economy flights for all sectors :
Fes – Marrakech
All activities as listed :
Casablanca: Explore Casablanca on your own
Rabat: Explore Rabat on your own
Fes: Cultural Delights of Meknes
Fes: Explore Fes on your own
Marrakesh: Explore Marrakech on your own
Marrakesh: Sunset Camel Safari and Supper in Agafay
High Atlas Mountains: Trekking up to a mountain pass in the Atlas Mountains
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
All transfers as indicated above
Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
Fees and taxes
Drinks and meals not specified above: Most of our camps and lodges include a variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks on certain meal plans. Depending on the meal plan you are booked, it is important to note that imported brands like luxury spirits, wines and champagne are not included.
Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
Travel, health and cancellation insurance
International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)