From timeless golden dunes to vibrant, bustling bazaars and the age-old remains of civilizations past, explore some of Morocco’s most fascinating sights. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, and ride into the desert on a 4x4. Meet musicians, artisans, and nomads as you soak up the mystique of this captivating North African nation.

Trip highlights

Moroccan Foodie Experience, In the heart of bustling Marrakech, visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class led by a renowned Moroccan chef. Learn some techniques of this unforgettable national cuisine and prepare lunch as a group, which we’ll then sit down to eat.

Sahara Dunes & Culture Excursion, Shade your eyes from the sun to scan the endless sea of sand around you on your ride through the Sahara desert. Ride a 4x4 to the village of Khamliya to meet some Gnaoua musicians and enjoy a performance.

Volubilis Guided Tour, Listen to a certified local guide explain life in the Roman Empire at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the impressive, well-preserved Roman ruins.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 Casablanca

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 Casablanca/Fès

Set out on a guided tour of two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the medieval walled city of Meknès, which served as Morocco’s imperial capital in the 17th century, and discover the well-preserved Roman ruins and stunning mosaic floors of Volubilis. Continue to magnificent Fez, and check in to our hotel.

Day 3 Fès

Step back in time on a walking tour of the medina of Fez, a spellbinding World Heritage site. Delve into the lively, winding alleys with a local guide, perusing leather crafts and colourful mounds of spices; and observe Fez’s famous tanners treating and dying hides. Enjoy a typical lunch at a G Adventures–supported cooperative, and opt to have dinner in a historic riad, a traditional Moroccan mansion.

Day 4 Fès/Merzouga

Watch cedar forests give way to palm groves as we travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the fabled Sahara. Spend the night in a kasbah-style hotel at the edge of sweeping sand dunes.

Day 5 Merzouga/Tinghir

This morning, explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4x4 excursion. Visit the village of Khamliya, where we’ll meet a group of Gnaoua musicians. Learn about the history of this famed genre of Moroccan music, and enjoy a hypnotic performance. Later, share mint tea with Amazigh (Berber) nomads in the Sahara, and gain insights into their way of life. Transfer to Tinghir this evening.

Day 6 Tinghir/Ouarzazate

Venture into the Dades Gorge, admiring its dramatic rock formations. Continue along the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs and pause at the maze-like Taourirt Kasbah. In Ouarzazate—home to one of Morocco’s largest film studios—choose to take a lesson in traditional Amazigh medicine with a local herbalist.

Day 7 Ouarzazate/Marrakech

Discover the magical, twisting lanes of Aït Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village and UNESCO World Heritage site, then continue along high mountain roads to Marrakech. Take some free time to wander this legendary city—a melting pot of Amazigh, West African, Mediterranenan, and Arab influences—and venture off the beaten path into hidden neighborhoods and artisan quarters.

Day 8 Marrakech

Visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class with a renowned Moroccan chef, learning how to roll semolina and measure out spices for an exquisite tagine. Enjoy your creations for lunch, and spend the afternoon exploring Marrakech at leisure. Choose to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s main square, where storytellers and magicians captivate passersby; or tour the elegant Majorelle Gardens.

Day 9 Marrakech

Depart at any time.

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