Moving Morocco

Terms & Conditions

Trip Date
Price from
$2699
Number of Days
11
Highlights & Inclusions
  • Start your Moroccan experience with a welcome dinner at the famous Rick's Café in Casablanca
  • Stay in a luxury desert camp in Merzouga
  • Enjoy a home-cooked meal of pastilla in a local's home
  • Choose how you see Marrakech: guided walking tour, bike tour or by horse-drawn carriage
  • Explore the iconic Aït Benhaddou — kasbah
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 1 night: Hotel Mogador, Casablanca
  • 2 nights: Riad Salam, Fes
  • 1 night: Hotel Xaluca Arfoud, Erfoud
  • 1 night: Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp
  • 1 night: Hotel Xaluca Dades
  • 1 night: Riad Maktoub, Aït Benhaddou
  • 3 nights: Opera Plaza Hotel, Marrakech
Itinerary

Ancient and modern, rugged and beautiful, Morocco is a land of contrasts. We’ll wander through bustling medinas, take in the aromatic smells of the spice markets and journey through the desert aboard a camel. From stunning riads, to the desert’s endless sky, your adventure will be an inspiring tale.

Day 1: Casablanca

Arrive anytime today. Your included transfer will take you to our hotel. This evening, meet your Local Leader and group members for a welcome meeting to chat about the adventure ahead. Dinner tonight is at Rick's Café. (d)

Day 2: Casablanca > Meknes > Fes

Today, we will stop to view the Hassan II Mosque en route to Meknes, where our Insider Expert will take us on a walking tour of the medina. Then, it's on to Fes. After check-in, the rest of the day is unscripted. (b)

Day 3: Fes

Today, we explore the old city, Fes el Bali. Here we'll uncover incredible stories of history and culture. Tonight, a home-cooked dinner is in store! Connect with a local family and enjoy pastille, a traditional dish! (b, d)

Day 4: Fes > Erfoud

Westward bound, today we travel to Erfoud — "The Door to the Desert"— through spectacular scenery and changing landscape. Once at our kasbah, the evening is yours. (b)

Day 5: Erfoud > Rissani > Merzouga

Hop into your four-wheel drive and journey to Merzouga. We'll make a lunch stop in Rissani to fuel up on some madfouna — traditional stuffed bread. We'll continue to the desert where a sunset camel ride, local Moroccan dinner favorites and stories around an open fire will make this evening unforgettable. If you're up for it, we can sleep out under the stars! (b, l, d)

Day 6: Merzouga > Todra Gorge > Dades Valley

We leave the desert today for the Dades Valley. We'll stop at Todra Gorge to grab some photos of this spectacular sight. Connect with a local family over tea and discuss life today in Morocco, before heading to Dades. (b)

Day 7: Dades Valley > Aït Benhaddou

We travel the “Road of 1,000 Kasbahs” today. We'll look inside the extravagant Kasbah Amridil before heading off to Aït Benhaddou. Our walking tour will uncover the history and beauty of this city that has stopped in time, remaining unchanged since the 11th century. Check in this afternoon. Sunsets in Aït Benhaddou are some of the best in the world, and the rooftop terrace at the hotel is one of the best spots to catch it! (b, d)

Day 8: Aït Benhaddou > Marrakesh

Our adventure continues to Marrakesh. Both modern and ancient, you'll fall in love with this city! Tonight, venture out for a guided foodie and tasting trail — to savor and sample pastries, olives, fruit, and other specialties — and visit a local spice market. (b)

Day 9: Marrakesh

A guided tour of the old medina will connect you to the real Marrakesh. Wander through the markets, stop to listen to the local musicians, reflect on the incredible architecture and take in the stunning gardens. Lunch today is at the Amal Association. This nonprofit organization empowers disadvantaged women through restaurant training and job placement. Hear their stories of triumph over adversity. Choose your adventure this afternoon: a classic guided tour, a bike tour or take in the sites from a horse-drawn carriage! (b, l)

Day 10: Marrakesh

We've tasted so much delicious Moroccan food, now it's time to cook it! La Maison Arabe has been open since 1946. Here, we'll learn the secrets of Moroccan cooking from a dada (traditional Moroccan cook). The rest of the day is yours. (b, l)

Day 11: Marrakesh

Your adventure ends today. (b)

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