Trip Overview

Trip Overview

  • 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 Gnaoua musicians.

Itinerary

Itinerary

From atop the highest dunes in Morocco, peer across the sands to watch the sun rise over another North African day. Experience such highlights during a nine-day adventure to the country’s top spots. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, and ride into the desert on a 4x4. Meet musicians, Berbers, and artisans, and soak up the exotic beauty of Morocco.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Casablanca
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:Kenzi Basma Hotel (or similar)
Day 2: Casablanca/Fès
Drive to the imperial city of Meknes for a guided tour of some of its fascinating sites. Continue on to the ruins of Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. After the ruins it’s off to Fes.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Pickalbatros Royal Mirage (or similar)
Day 3: Fès
Step back in time and embark on a walking tour of a UNESCO World Heritage Site — the Medina of Fes. Explore winding lanes and alleys to visit the many artisans, tanneries, and shops with an expert local guide. After, enjoy a G Adventures-supported traditional tagine lunch at a cooperative that benefits rural Moroccan women and children. This evening, opt to have dinner and entertainment at a historic riad.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Pickalbatros Royal Mirage (or similar)
Day 4: Fès/Merzouga
Travel through the Middle Atlas mountains to the Sahara Desert, overnighting in a kasbah-style desert hotel at the edge of the dunes.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Nasser Palace (or similar)
Day 5: Merzouga/Tinghir
Explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4x4 dunes tour. Visit the village of Khamliya where you will meet Gnaoua musicians and learn about the history of their music in the Sahara before enjoying a performance. Later, visit local nomads to learn about nomadic life over cups of mint tea in one of their homes. Return to our Auberge then transfer to Tineghir for the evening.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Hotel Tomboctou (or similar)
Day 6: Tinghir/Ouarzazate
Visit Dades Valley then continue along the “Route of 1,000 Kasbahs” with an included visit to Kasbah Taourit. Opt to visit a Berber herbalist in Ouarzazate.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Berbere Palace (or similar)
Day 7: Ouarzazate/Marrakech
Visit Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then continue to Marrakech. Take some free time to wander this incredible city. Opt to take a historical tour, visit the Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, or wander the souks and shops.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Dellarosa Hotel and Suites (or similar)
Day 8: Marrakech
Visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class from a master Moroccan chef and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared. Later this afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Marrakech or visit the bustling markets.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Dellarosa Hotel and Suites (or similar)
Day 9: Marrakech
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast