Morocco is everything you imagined: colourful, wild, mysterious, surprising, magical and exciting. It is a North African country full of contrasts, evoked by thousands of years of history, spectacular change of scenery - from dunes to crystal blue sea, cultural richness with a variety of fascinating customs, vibrant bazaars, rich history and special surprises that pop up from all sides. Join us for a one-time experience in a country full of magic!
You will start this outstanding tour in Casablanca, where you will spend your first night in the country. The next day, you are going to continue to Fes, the cultural epicenter of Morocco, for a two-night stay.
Your next stop will be the Sahara Desert where you’ll spend one night glamping in the dunes, followed by one night in the Dades Gorges, the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Morocco.
From Dades, finally discover the beautiful Ochre City, Marrakech, and its surrounding regions for further three nights, before being dropped off at Marrakech or Casablanca Airport for your flight home.
Extend your stay:
If you fill like adding 2 extra relaxing days in the country, head with us to the Atlas Mountains to the amazing Kasbah Tamadot.
Day 1 - Saturday, April 29, 2023
Welcome to Morocco
Upon arrival at Casablanca Airport (CMN), quickly make your way through customs with our fast track service. Upon exiting the airport, meet your dedicated driver who will be waiting outside with an OUTstanding travel sign.
Head directly to the city center and take lunch and the afternoon at leisure as airport arrivals and pick- ups continue. Depending on your arrival time, go on an optional tour of Casablanca’s famous Hassan II Mosque, which sits on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Check in to your rooms starting at 3 PM and take some time to relax before meeting in the evening for a group dinner in Casablanca.
Day 2 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
Vineyards & Fes
After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Fes with stops en route to visit Meknes and Volubilis, the Roman ruins from centuries ago. Tour the ruins and the stunning imperial gates that dot the neighbouring city of Meknes.
Lunch will be at a local vineyard, featuring a tour of the property, wine tasting, and a meal made with the day’s fresh produce. Sample the famous Moroccan vin gris (gray wine) and pair wines with locally sourced cheeses.
Continue on to Fes, with a late afternoon arrival and check-in along with dinner at your riad.
Day 3 - Monday, May 01, 2023
After breakfast, begin your guided visit of the cultural capital of Morocco. Discover the medina’s Jewish quarter, the medersas (schools), and the legendary tanneries, where ancient techniques are still used to prepare Moroccan leather. Stop by the world’s oldest and longest-operating learning institution, the University of Al Quaraouiyine, founded in 859 AD.
Your medina visit will continue with a tasting tour, during which you’ll visit three different food souks. Try traditional Moroccan street food, including dried meats, milawi, harsha, briwats, spicy sardines, spicy potato cakes, soups, olives and more. Investigate traditional cooking methods by visiting a furnace where the water for the hammam (communal bath house) is also heated, and a 400-year-old furan (communal oven and bakery).
After concluding your day’s visit, take the rest of the evening and dinner at your leisure.
Day 4 - Tuesday, May 02, 2023
Embark on an early morning scenic drive that will lead you to the golden dunes of the Sahara, with several panoramic vistas as well as a lunch break en route. Upon arrival, ride camels that will take you on a beautiful path through the tall sand dunes.
Mint tea will be served as you arrive, after which you’ll have some time to enjoy the camp and take in the peaceful quiet of the Sahara. Enjoy a warm Moroccan dinner under the stars, followed by a campfire and live tribal music. Take a few minutes to observe the starlit sky before going to sleep in the comfort of your well-appointed tent.
Day 5 - Wednesday, May 03, 2023
Begin the day with a sunrise over the dunes and optional sandboarding, followed by a hearty breakfast and a departure from the camp to head towards the Todgha Gorges, otherwise known as Morocco’s ‘Grand Canyon’.
After lunch near the gorges, continue on to check in at your property where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner this evening will be at the property, which is renowned for its top-notch cuisine, a European-Moroccan fusion that changes daily and is locally sourced.
Day 6 - Thursday, May 04, 2023
Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou & Marrakech
Depart for Marrakech with a stop at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO world heritage site located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains, where parts of Game of Thrones were filmed. If you are feeling adventurous, take an ATV Ride around the Kasbah!
After lunch, continue towards Marrakech on a scenic drive venturing through the peaks of the High Atlas Mountains and back down on the other side into the plains of Marrakech. Arrive in the early evening to your riad and enjoy dinner at the property.
Day 7 - Friday, May 05, 2023
Wake up before sunrise this morning to head on an adventure above the clouds: a hot air balloon ride! Depart early from your property for a 45-minute drive to the balloon grounds. After a quick briefing, you will get on board the balloon and enjoy a ride of about 20-30 minutes, where you soar above local villages and the plains of Southern Morocco. Once the ride is over, you will head to a nearby tent for a traditional breakfast.
After returning to Marrakech, head out for a jam-packed day of sightseeing! Visit the Koutoubia Mosque (the iconic sight of Marrakech), the Bahia Palace (a stunning example of traditional Moroccan architecture), and the Saadian tombs (an ornate resting place). Afterwards, head to the medina for lunch, followed by afternoon visits of the medina and the souks.
Delve into the myriad pathways of the Souk, which refers to the market. The markets of Marrakech are located in a serpentine set of alleyways which your expert guide will lead you through. You’ll see the different sections, including the stalls where fresh produce, baked goods, spices, and herbs are sold.
In the evening, visit the famous Djemaa el Fna square, which becomes especially lively at night.
Browse the stalls where juice vendors sell fruit juice of every flavor imaginable, and wander amongst the food stalls serving steaming tagines, roasted meats, and more. Dinner tonight is at your leisure to choose from the many stalls in the square.
Day 8 - Saturday, May 06, 2023
After breakfast, take some time to relax with a traditional Moroccan hammam and spa treatment! You’ll experience one of the world’s most ancient traditions: a black-soap cleanse, followed by a cascading cold-water rinse. This prepares your skin for an exfoliating scrub, followed by a mask of Moroccan clay. The last step of this centuries-old practice of purification is a relaxing massage using pure oils.
Once you’ve been fully pampered, head to the stunning Majorelle Gardens. Global fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent made his second home in Marrakech for many decades, and his vision drove every detail behind the lush Gardens, accompanied by a small but must-see Berber Museum. Next door, the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum honors the fashion icon’s love of Marrakech and builds upon the collections housed at the Majorelle Gardens. Take in the beauty of the gardens and museums before taking lunch at your leisure.
In the afternoon, roll up your sleeves for an immersive and fun cooking experience! Accompanied by a local “dada”, or expert cook, dig into all of the key components of a Moroccan meal, starting with how to prepare the famous Moroccan mint tea and bake Moroccan bread. From there, the hands-on portion of the course begins as you prepare a main course of a chicken and preserved lemon tagine, along with a tomato and cucumber salad and an eggplant salad. The class ends with a dinner where you eat your very own masterpiece!
Day 9 - Sunday, May 07, 2023
Departure or Atlas Mountains
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Marrakech or Casablanca Airport for your departure flight.
Depart to the nearby town of Imlil for a hike in the Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains. Learn about local history, culture, and wildlife from the mountain guide, who will lead you on a three-hour route. Have lunch in a local Berber restaurant, and after completing the hike, head to your property to check in. The rest of the evening and dinner tonight are at leisure.
Day 10 - Monday, May 08, 2023
Take this entire day at leisure to enjoy your property and its many amenities. Lounge by the pool, read a book on the terrace, or simply take in the majestic views of the surrounding mountains. Have dinner at your property tonight.
Day 11 - Tuesday, May 09, 2023
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Marrakech or Casablanca Airport for your departure flight.
• Meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
• Arrival and departure transfers from/to the airports
• 8 (or 10) overnights at the above-mentioned hotels
• 8 (or 9) days sightseeing as per your program below with English speaking tour guide
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Meal arrangements:
Bed and Breakfast at the Hotels, 7 lunches and 7 dinners as mentioned in the program
(lunch at vineyard, lunch as part of tasting tour in Fes, lunch break en route to the Sahara, lunch near the gorges, lunch at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, lunch in the medina in Marrakech, lunch in a local Berber restaurant - welcome dinner in Casablanca, dinner in Fez 1st night, dinner at the camp, dinner at Ksar Ighnda, dinner in Marrakech 1st night, cooking-class/dinner in Marrakech (dinner at Kasbah Tamadot)).
• Entrance fees as per program
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Tips to driver, guide and restaurant staff
• Any other item not mentioned above
Barcelo Anfa Casablanca Hotel, Casablanca, 5*
Barcelo Anfa Casablanca is located in the very heart of Casablanca - the economic hub of Morocco. Its Art Deco design is reflected in colours, geometric shapes and warm materials. The hotel is perfectly aligned with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the region and is an ideal location for business travellers.
The hotel is fully equipped with a fitness studio, spa, lobby bar, snack bar and a restaurant that offers local produce combined with the newest culinary trends. Moreover, the hotel has 206 rooms which, under the concept B-Room, provides comfortable and modern amenities, ensuring Barceló Hotel Group's quality and excellence standards.
This state-of-the-art hotel also has easy access to a magnificent terrace and outdoor swimming pool with a depth of 1.15m. Its 7 meeting rooms and banquet room, with capacity for up to 350 people, as well as its magnificent location in the financial district of this multicultural metropolis, make it the perfect hotel for hosting all types of events.
The hotel, located in the middle of the Jewish district, is just 30.8km from the Mohammed V International Airportand is close to the city’s biggest attractions: shopping areas, Hassan II Mosque, Old Medina, Beth-El Synagogue and Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Sahrai Hotel, Fes, 5*
Offering an outdoor pool, a garden, a spa and wellness centre, Hotel Sahrai is located in Fès, a 10-minute drive from the old Medina. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas.
All large units will provide guests with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some suites offer a terrace and include a seating area. Private bathrooms also come with a bath.
Guests can enjoy local and international dishes in the onsite restaurants. A range of drinks is provided at the rooftop bar.
At Hotel Sahrai guests will find a terrace and a tennis court. Free private parking is possible on site. Other facilities offered include a tour desk.
Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp, Erg Chebi Desert
Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp is your special home in Morocco. It demands nothing much of you, but to relax and gaze at the ever-changing colors of the desert.
Situated in the quiet and idyllic sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, this splendid desert camp caters your memorable vacation. Luxury Camp offers Ten spacious luxury tents with a sense of comfort and prestige. The Private Camp is designed for those who enjoy the peace that utter silence can afford. Get away for a day or two and revel in the luxury atmosphere, reflecting or taking walks in one of the most enchanting Sahara Desert of the world
Merzuga luxury desert camps, located an hour and half drive from Erfoud. Enjoy your special night under the stars at this beautiful Oasis in a premium tented camp. Experience a camel ride at sunset and sunrise from the top of the dunes. Your desert experience includes an authentic Moroccan dinner under the stars and breakfast in the morning.
Located strategically in the middle of the big dunes of the Erg Chebi Desert, Merzouga luxury desert camps .also offers a spectacular nomadic experience. It is especially unique because of the ‘KHaimas’, which are traditional tents made of camel skin typically used by nomadic people.
Ksar Ighnda Hotel, Ait Benhaddou, 4*
On the edge of the desert and just a few kilometres from Ouarzazate, the Ksar Ighnda hotel provides a luxurious and authentic setting, ideal for a relaxing holiday.
Rooms are spacious and locally designed with modern comforts including private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, minibar. Guests will enjoy the traditional furniture, artworks and the magnificent desert view.
After relaxing with a cocktail in the hotel bar, guests can enjoy a delicious meal made from fresh local produce in the hotel restaurant.
The Ksar Ighnda hotel offers a unique spa experience with a hammam and a hot tub, amid a peaceful landscape setting.
Movenpick Marrakech Hotel, Marrakech, 5*
Offering an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool, Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech is set in the Hivernage district in Marrakech, 100 m from Conference Palace. The hotel has a spa centre and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.
Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
There is a hairdresser's at the property. Car hire is available at this hotel and the area is popular for golfing. Menara Gardens is 1.2 km from Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, while Marrakech Plaza is 1.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara Airport, 3 km from the property.
Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains, 5*
Situated in the spectacular Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the award-winning Kasbah Tamadot was bought by Sir Richard Branson during one of his famous ballooning expeditions. Each of the 28 rooms and suites has been individually decorated to reflect the beautiful architecture of the building and features antiques from all over the world.
Set in Asni in the Marrakech-Tensift-Haouz Region, 43 km from Marrakech, Kasbah Tamadot boasts a spa centre and hot tub. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.
A flat-screen TV and DVD player are available in some rooms upon request. iPod docking stations are also provided in all rooms. . All units are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and free toiletries. Kasbah Tamadot features free WiFi throughout the property.
You will find a 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property. You can play tennis at this hotel, and the area is popular for hiking. Imlil is 13 km from Kasbah Tamadot, while Oukaïmeden is 12 km from the property. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara Airport, 40 km from the property