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Departure dates

2020 October 12 - October 26
2021 March 25 - April 8
2021 October 11 - October 25

15 days

All-inclusive

$5,195

Per person in double occupancy

Single supplement: $995

The vibrant contrast of the orange clay architecture against electric blue skies will draw you further into the lively yet ancient culture of this modern kingdom. Marvel at the splendour of royal palaces, coastal havens, lavish Riads, disorientating souk streets, and local artisanry. Savour local cuisines, both unexpected and familiar. Venture through the Merzouga desert on camel back, knowing that a unique and restful night under the stars of the Sahara awaits.

This tour includes

Tour Essentials

Tour essentials

  • International flights with Air Canada / Air France
  • 12 nights in first class hotels and 1 night in a luxury tented camp
  • Dedicated English-speaking tour guide and local guides
  • Carefully selected visits, with entrance fees
  • Luxury coach bus transfers and luggage porterage throughout
Food & drinks

Food & drink

  • All 39 meals, including: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Berber campfire dinner (included in meal count)
  • Farewell lunch (included in meal count)
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Bottled water daily (1 x 1.5L)

Our approach perks

Private car service to and from your home airport
International and domestic flights
Meals and excursions that are typically sold separately
Tips for all service providers
24/7 Group Guru (in addition to tour guide and local guides)
Extensive travel insurance with Manulife Financial

Total value $2,143
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This tour’s itinerary

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DAYS 1 & 2 GOODBYE CANADA, ASALAM MOROCCO!

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Travellers departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your dedicated Group Guru and fellow travellers and fly overnight to Casablanca. Upon arrival, explore the Royal Palace, Mohammed V Square and Hassan II Mosque, whose minaret soars 175 meters above the city. After arriving in Rabat, raise a toast during our welcome cocktail. Overnight in Rabat. (L,D)

DAY 3 EXPLORE RABAT AND CHEFCHAOUEN (249 KM)

Guided tour of buzzing Rabat. Explore the Royal Palace and Kasbah of the Udayas. Cross into the Rif Mountains to access the charming blue city of Chefchaouen. Visit the Medina, or old town, a perfect opportunity to interact with local merchants. Overnight in Chefchaouen. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 SCENIC ROAD TO FEZ (201 KM)

Scenic road to Fez, the oldest Moroccan imperial city and the cradle of a thousand-year-old monarchy. Upon arrival, enjoy the city’s lively charm at your own pace, or join us for a relaxing hammam session (at no additional cost). Overnight in Fez. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 DISCOVER FEZ

A beguiling city that was once a world center of influence, Fez will leave its mark on you. A full day of visits includes the Al-Attarine and Bou Inania Madrasas (koranic schools), the Nejjarine Fountain, the Karaouine Mosque and the mellah, or Jewish Quarter. Overnight in Fez. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 VOLUBILIS AND MEKNES (182 KM)

This morning we head for the pilgrimage site of Moulay Idriss before reaching the impressive Roman ruins of Volubilis. Onto Meknes, which holds treasures such as the Bab Mansour Gate, the Heri Es Souani royal stables, and the vast El Hedim Square. Back in Fez this afternoon, practice your negotiation skills at one of the many souks (markets). Overnight in Fez. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 SAHARA DESERT, NIGHT UNDER THE STARS (490 KM)

Embark on an adventure through the Atlas Mountains to reach the celebrated Sahara. Arrive in peaceful Erfoud and transfer to the Merzouga desert by 4x4. An authentic Saharan experience awaits: a deluxe tented camp, a Berber campfire dinner, and the sounds of our hosts’ drums before you turn in for a restful night’s sleep under the stars. Overnight in a comfortable bivouac. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 SAHARAN SUNRISE AND BOUMALNE DADES (270 KM)

A breath-taking morning as you admire the sunrise on camelback through the bright orange dunes of Merzouga. Following a hearty breakfast, set out for the Todra Gorge, a 300-meter-deep limestone fault with a crystal-clear river. This afternoon, your senses will come alive in the bustling village of Boumalne Dades, where we stay overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 9 VALLEY OF ROSES, AÏT BENHADDOU AND MARRAKESH (345 KM)

“Try, try! It’s good for your skin!” Our first stop on the road to Marrakesh is Kelaat M’Gouna (Valley of Roses), celebrated for its fragrant rose products. In Ouarzazate, the Kasbah offers views over the rugged landscape featured in Oscar-winning films. Nearby, discover the pre-Saharan habitats of Aït Benhaddou before crossing the Tizi n’Tichka, Morocco’s highest mountain pass, on your final stretch to Marrakesh. Settle into your hotel and overnight in Marrakesh. (B,L,D)

DAY 10 DISCOVER MARRAKESH

Your senses will tingle, and that means you are doing it right. Today is dedicated to an up-close look of Marrakesh from within the Medina, featuring the sparkling Menara Gardens, Bahia Palace and Dar Si Saïd Museum. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the dizzying souks and the iconic Jemaa el-Fna Square. Overnight in Marrakesh. (B,L,D)

DAY 11 EXPLORE MARRAKESH AT YOUR OWN PACE

Guided tour of the stunning blue Majorelle Gardens. Free afternoon to explore Marrakesh on your own or join us for an interesting tour of the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum (at no additional cost). Savour a typical Moroccan dinner in an old Medina palace. Overnight in Marrakesh. (B,L,D)

DAY 12 ROAD TO ESSAOUIRA (178 KM)

Exciting stop at an Argan Oil Cooperative to learn about a fascinating production process (hint: it involves an Argan tree and mountain goats!) Arrive in Essaouira, the ancient Phoenician trading post, and observe signs of the past through its distinct Portuguese and Berber architecture. Overnight in this seaside eden. (B,L,D)

DAY 13 EXPLORING ESSAOUIRA

Stroll through Essaouira’s sunny terraces, craft shops, scented spice lanes, fish markets and 18th century ramparts that earned this exotic town the nickname “Moroccan Saint-Malo”. Seafood lovers beware, the catch of the day will be hard to resist! Overnight in Essaouira. (B,L,D)

DAY 14 ESSAOUIRA AND ROAD TO CASABLANCA (371 KM)

Ease into the day and enjoy lunch by the sea as you bid “wadaeaan” to your new friends, before an afternoon coastal drive to Casablanca, with stops in authentic Atlantic villages like Safi and El Jadida along the way. Overnight in Casablanca. (B,L,D)

DAY 15 HOME SWEET HOME

Fly from Casablanca to Canada, with a same day arrival. Your driver will meet you at the airport to help you with your luggage and drive you home. (B)
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