Colors Of Morocco
Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Midelt, Erfoud, Sahara Desert, Todra Gorge, Boumalne Du Dades, Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou, Marrakech
Get to know the vibrant culture and colorful backdrops that are distinctively Morocco. Explore Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world, on a walking tour in the Medina, where donkeys and mules laden with goods still walk the ancient market. Make your way through the Sahara Desert by jeep before boarding a camel for your ride to your luxury nomad camp. Travel the rugged "Road of a Thousand Kasbahs" to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. In Marrakech, get a true taste of Moroccan hospitality during an interactive cooking class at a women's cooperative. End with dinner in a palace. Enchanting Morocco will dazzle you with its deep history, unique atmosphere and welcoming people.
Our prices start from3,199 LAND ONLY
11 Days • GUIDED • 17 MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- On some dates additional accommodations may be used
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
On a captivating adventure through a land of centuries-old culture and customs, discover the "Land of Sunset" and "Gateway to Africa" – the place they call Morocco.
Day 2 - Casablanca, Morocco - Tour Begins
Your journey begins in Casablanca. This evening, take in the aromas of coriander, allspice and ginger as you join your fellow travelers for a traditional Moroccan dinner.
Day 3 - Casablanca - Rabat - Meknes - Fes
Gaze upon the intricate, colorful artistry of ceramic tile and hand-carved stone during a visit to the breathtaking Hassan II Mosque. Then you're off to Rabat, Morocco's capital, to visit the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. The epitome of modern Moroccan design, the mausoleum's ornate woodwork, marble, and bronze ornamentations make this a tomb truly fit for a king. Then, it's on to the imperial city of Meknes (UNESCO World Heritage site), home of the ancient door, the Bab El Mansour, and the historic gate, the Bab El Khamis. Arrive at your riad, a traditional Moroccan building (and Arabic for "garden") just in time for dinner.
Day 4 - Fes
Get ready to discover Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world. Learn about its history as a center of government, philosophy, medicine, and religion. Step back in time on an eye-opening tour featuring the centuries-old Medersa Bou Inania, the Jewish Quarter, city ramparts, and the palace gates. On a walking tour of the 9th-century medina, explore the alleyways and stalls of this ancient market. At the famous leather tanneries, watch as craftsmen tan and dye leather among the honeycomb of colorful vats.
Day 5 - Fes - Midelt - Erfoud - Sahara Desert
Cross some of Morocco's most breathtaking desert landscapes on the way to the Sahara. En route, pause in Midelt to bask in majestic views of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Arrive in Erfoud, the "Door to the Desert," and make your way by 4x4 jeep to your luxurious tented camp for a magical 2-night stay in the Sahara Desert.
Day 6 - Sahara Desert Expedition
Rise early to watch the sun illuminate the Sahara in stunning hues of orange, yellow and red. Begin your day by traveling to a desert oasis. Meet a local farmer to discuss the challenges of survival in the desert before traveling to a village to experience traditional North African Gnawa music. Continue on your desert expedition and meet a nomadic community that travels across the desert with the changing seasons. Return to your camp as the sun sets over the dunes. This evening, reflect on the serenity and beauty of the desert under a tapestry of twinkling stars.
Day 7 - Sahara Desert - Todra Gorge - Boumalne du Dades
Return to the edge of the desert via camel and marvel at the sunrise as it illuminates the sands. In the new light of day, begin the journey to Todra Gorge,* one of the most spectacular canyons in the world. Arrive in Morocco's "Grand Canyon," Boumalne du Dades, where a golden sun lights up the gorge's river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes.
The visit to Todra Gorge is weather dependent.
Day 8 - Boumalne Du Dades - Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou - Marrakech
Follow the rugged "Road of a Thousand Kasbahs," where turreted fortresses rise up like sandcastles along this ancient trading route. Arrive at the UNESCO site of the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and discover the earthen buildings, defensive walls, and corner towers that make the ksar a striking feat of Moroccan architecture. Make a stop at a local argan oil cooperative on the drive through the Valley of Roses. Before you reach the exotic city of Marrakech, continue along the Tizi n'Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains, a scenic route through lush oasis valleys, imposing mountains and several Berber villages, before arriving in the ancient city of Marrakech.
Day 9 - Marrakech
Among the mosques and palaces, souks and riads, visit the ancient El Bahia Palace, whose architecture is a distinct blend of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. See the vibrant Jewish Mellah and the majestic 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. Pass the Royal Palace on a tour of the ancient city wall. Then it's your choice! Visit the Jardin Majorelle and the Berber Museum, two iconic sites that showcase the beauty and ingenuity of Morocco's cultural heritage -OR- explore the Musée Yves Saint Laurent and discover how the colors and textures of Morocco inspired this iconic designer.
Day 10 - Marrakech
Today, join a local women's cooperative in an interactive cooking class. Head to le jardin to source your own herbs and vegetables and learn the secret to making the country's most celebrated dish: the tagine. Tonight, an unforgettable dining experience awaits you behind the doors of an opulent palace. Over dinner with new friends, toast the end of your Moroccan journey.
Day 11 - Marrakech - Casablanca - Tour Ends
Board your transfer to Casablanca this morning to connect with your flight home.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on September 19, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $900. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2020 – April 2021 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..
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