Splendors of Morocco

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Splendors of Morocco



Tour Description:

Discover exotic Morocco, from the timeless walled
city of Fez to the bustling medina in Marrakech,
viewing local Berber life in the ruggedly beautiful
High Atlas Mountains and staying at A&K’s
Private Desert Camp nestled among the
towering dunes of the Sahara.

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Dates & Pricing

Saturday 31 Aug 24 — Wednesday 11 Sep 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Saturday 07 Sep 24 — Wednesday 18 Sep 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Tuesday 10 Sep 24 — Saturday 21 Sep 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Saturday 21 Sep 24 — Wednesday 02 Oct 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Tuesday 24 Sep 24 — Saturday 05 Oct 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Saturday 28 Sep 24 — Wednesday 09 Oct 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Tuesday 01 Oct 24 — Saturday 12 Oct 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Saturday 05 Oct 24 — Wednesday 16 Oct 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
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Sunday 20 Oct 24 — Thursday 31 Oct 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Sunday 27 Oct 24 — Thursday 07 Nov 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Sunday 03 Nov 24 — Thursday 14 Nov 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Tuesday 12 Nov 24 — Saturday 23 Nov 24Starting at $11,495 Get a Quote
Wednesday 20 Nov 24 — Sunday 01 Dec 24Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Saturday 07 Dec 24 — Wednesday 18 Dec 24Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Tuesday 17 Dec 24 — Saturday 28 Dec 24Starting at $12,795 Get a Quote
Saturday 11 Jan 25 — Wednesday 22 Jan 25Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Tuesday 21 Jan 25 — Saturday 01 Feb 25Starting at $10,995 Get a Quote
Tuesday 04 Feb 25 — Saturday 15 Feb 25Starting at $12,395 Get a Quote
Tuesday 18 Feb 25 — Saturday 01 Mar 25Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
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Sunday 30 Mar 25 — Thursday 10 Apr 25Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
Sunday 06 Apr 25 — Thursday 17 Apr 25Starting at $14,295 Get a Quote
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Tuesday 22 Apr 25 — Saturday 03 May 25Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
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Tuesday 02 Sep 25 — Saturday 13 Sep 25Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
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Tuesday 16 Sep 25 — Saturday 27 Sep 25Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
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Sunday 26 Oct 25 — Thursday 06 Nov 25Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
Tuesday 11 Nov 25 — Saturday 22 Nov 25Starting at $12,995 Get a Quote
Wednesday 19 Nov 25 — Sunday 30 Nov 25Starting at $12,395 Get a Quote
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Tuesday 25 Nov 25 — Saturday 06 Dec 25Starting at $12,395 Get a Quote
Saturday 06 Dec 25 — Wednesday 17 Dec 25Starting at $12,395 Get a Quote
Tuesday 16 Dec 25 — Saturday 27 Dec 25Starting at $14,295 Get a Quote


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Casablanca, Morocco
Arrive in Casablanca and transfer to your luxurious accommodations, designed with contemporary styling and traditional Moroccan accents. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in this exotic setting, the inspiration for the eponymous 1942 Humphrey Bogart film.

Day 2 - Rabat & Fez
Begin the day in the port city of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest metropolis and its commercial hub. Visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, which accommodates up to 25,000 worshipers; its minaret stands as the tallest religious structure in the world. Then, travel to the Moorish city of Rabat, capital of Morocco, to visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of modern Morocco, grandfather of the current king. View the Mauresque-style Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah, along with its palm-dotted Andalusian garden. Continue to Fez for a special cocktail reception. Then, sit down to a welcome dinner, joined by a female professor who shares her insights on the role of women in modern Morocco, an A&K-exclusive experience.

Day 3 - Fez
Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco. Founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idris I, this imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning. Stroll the old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks, on a market visit of exceeding authenticity. Watching local craftsmen in action — working with bronze and pottery — makes for an engaging artisan visit as well. Proceed to the intricately detailed Karaouine. Built in AD 859, it is one of the oldest still-functioning universities in the world. You also visit Nejjarine Square before continuing to Fez el-Jadid (New Fez), where you see the Royal Palace, madrasas (Islamic schools) and mellah (Jewish quarter).

Day 4 - Volubilis
Journey overland to explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest treasures, however, are the mosaic floors of former family dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot. Proceed to a winery outside Meknes for a Chef’s Table experience at an on-site restaurant set among the region’s sunbathed vineyards and olive groves. Return to Fez, with your evening at leisure.

Day 5 - Erfoud
Travel to small, desert-fringed Erfoud, pausing for lunch en route and marveling at everyday life as you pass Berber villages, endless date palm plantations and the majestic Atlas Mountains. After the day’s scenic drive, settle into your hotel before gathering for dinner this evening. Tonight’s meal is prepared with locally sourced organic ingredients.

Day 6 - The Sahara
This morning, discover the fortified desert town of Rissani. Continue into the desert dunes of the Sahara, at first by four-wheel- drive vehicle, amid stunning reddish-hued sand dunes that reach up to 500 feet high, creating an otherworldly landscape. Then, switch modes of transport and ride camelback to your nomadic tented camp, where a reception with mint tea and pastries awaits you. As the sun sets over the Saharan dunes, celebrate your unforgettable desert foray with a Scenic Sundowner. Return to your camp for a traditional meal before a campfire, along with distinctively Moroccan entertainment. Then, slumber in comfort as the sounds of the desert lull you to sleep.

Day 7 - Ouarzazate
Journey overland to Ouarzazate, once a stopping point for African traders travelling to the cities of Morocco and Europe. En route, absorb stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains’ southern slopes, intersecting the Dades Valley’s flourishing crops, irrigation canals and palm trees. Travel along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs” to Ouarzazate and your delightful oasis of a hotel.

Day 8 - Ouarzazate
Begin the day in Ouarzazate, a city originally built as a French garrison in the 1920s. Today, it is a regional trade center, known for its pottery and carpets. See the Kasbah of Tifoultoute, a majestic 17th-century fortress featuring a panoramic view of the valley of Ouarzazate and the scenic High Atlas Mountains. Continue to Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the region’s most exotic kasbahs, some of which have been featured in famous films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

Day 9 - Ouarzazate
Journey over the High Atlas Mountains, observing everyday life in remote rural towns, to the fascinating “Red City” of Marrakech, where you check in to your luxurious hotel.

Day 10 - Marrakech
Today, begin to unearth the secrets of Marrakech, starting in the medina, the old walled section of town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia Minaret. Then, visit Ben Youssef Madrasa, once the largest Islamic college in the Maghreb. Later, walk Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square, populated by orange juice stalls and vendors, along with acrobats, dancers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also wish to stroll the city’s fabled, labyrinthine souks.

Day 11 - Marrakech
Begin your day at Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design legend Yves Saint-Laurent. Stop at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby for an up-close look at some of the famed designer’s creations. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities: Learn to Cook with Moroccan Spices with a cooking demonstration and tasting. Explore the Souks of Marrakech with an expert guide, walking narrow streets lined with centuries-old shops. Enjoy a Guided Walk of the Jewish Quarter, once a thriving center of religious freedom and tolerance. Tonight, attend a special farewell dinner with entertainment by a local gnaoua band.

Day 12 - Marrakech
Transfer to the Marrakech airport and board your international flight home, or join an Essaouira Post-Tour Extension.