With this private Morocco holiday, delve into the regal charm of ancient cities such as Fes, the cultural heart of Morocco, and in historic Marrakech. In contrast, experience the modernity of iconic Casablanca, and then explore the earthy treasures of southern Morocco – from re-earth landscapes and deserts to garrison towns that offer glimpses into the country’s rich history, and plenty of desert adventure!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2CasablancaFrench Colonial Heritage, Iconic Architecture, Bustling Port CityGray Boutique Hotel & Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca
2 - 4FesRoman Ruins, Rich Cultural Heritage, SouksPalais Amani, Karawan Riad
4 - 6MerzougaSahara Dessert, Dunes, LandcapesDesert Luxury Camp, Desert Luxury Camp
6 - 7OuarzazateGateway to 1000 Kasbahs, Sahara Desert, Taourirt KasbahRiad Ksar Ighnda, Riad Ksar Ighnda
7 - 10MarrakechAncient Medina, Souks and Cuisine, Artisan HeritageRiad Slitine, ES Saadi

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer to your Hotel

Casablanca

1 Day

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.

Hotel Options
RoomSuite
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe Garden View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 4

Drive from Casablanca to Fes (90 km, 3 hrs)

Fes

2 Days

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.

Included Activities

Fes Fantastic, Heritage Tour
Traverse through 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage as your guide leads you across the most beautiful medina in Morocco. In the beautiful city of Fes, gaze in awe at the exquisite examples of Islamic art and architecture. Walk through the narrow streets flanked on either side by bustling souks occupied by tailors, artists, and traders selling a variety of wares. Saunter past cafes that lead to outdoor markets, the covered bazaar, and quiet squares where you can spot children at play and donkeys at work transporting supplies. The world’s largest car-free urban space and a prominent UNESCO World Heritage site, the medina is where you will find a large number of spectacular mosques, tanneries, and fountains. Accompany your guide into some of the mosques that permit non-Muslims to enter, so you can get a closer look at the intricate stucco and tile work inside. Explore the new medina, the medersa or Islamic educational institute, and the iconic Bab Boujloud or Blue Gate, which is a great place to indulge in people watching! Stop by the picturesque fountain at Place Nejjarine before you make your way to the mellah (Jewish quarter) for a glimpse into the city’s Jewish heritage. Browse through some of the souks of Fes before you decide to call it a day. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 6 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please note that non-Muslims are not allowed insides many of the mosques.)

Hotel Options
Palais Amani – Opt 1
RoomClassic Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Karawan Riad – Opt 2
RoomSuite Suhaili Lawane
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 4 - 6

Drive from Fes to Merzouga (460 km, 7 hrs)

Merzouga

2 Days

Sitting on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a network of sand dunes that is 3 miles wide and 31 miles long, the remote hamlet of Merzouga is the ideal gateway for camel safaris in the dunes.

Included Activities

Visit To Khamila Village

Hotel Options
RoomMain Camp
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleCamp
RoomPrivate Camp
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleCamp
Day 6 - 7

Drive from Merzouga to Ouarzazate (367 km, 5 hrs)

Ouarzazate

1 Day

Ouarzazate is known as a Gateway to the Sahara Desert. Ouarzazate boasts a rich history of being the converging point for African traders in the past who sought to reach the northern cities in Morocco and Europe.

Hotel Options
Riad Ksar Ighnda – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleBoutique
Riad Ksar Ighnda – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
StyleBoutique
Day 7 - 10

Drive from Ouarzazate to Marrakech (196 km, 6 hrs)

Marrakech

3 Days

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.

Included Activities

Magical Marrakech Discovery
Set out with your private guide to unravel the wonders of the red city! With its exoticism and aura of mystery, Marrakech enjoys legendary status as a tourist attraction. It has the unique distinction of being the city after which the country is named. On this tour, visit the famous Koutoubia Mosque dating back to the 12th century which is also the largest in the city. Listen to your local expert explain the origins of this mosque and its prominent minaret. Afterwards, head over to the Saadian Tombs situated near the Kasbah Mosque. Gaze in wonder at the Italian carrara marble used across the mausoleum. Next, explore the 19th century El Bahia Palace featuring a blend of Islamic and Moroccan styles of architecture. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the souks at the heart of the old city that offer a variety of wares for visitors to browse through. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 7 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fixed Time; Fitness Level: Easy;)

Hotel Options
Riad Slitine – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
ES Saadi – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,490 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,355 /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.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 10 days / 9 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Fes: Fes Fantastic, Heritage Tour
    • Merzouga: Visit to Khamila Village
    • Marrakech: Magical Marrakech Discovery
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