Morocco has some of the world’s most magnificent landscapes, from soaring mountains that provide the perfect sunset backdrop to age-old architecture that can be found around every corner. Explore the enchanting cities of Marrakech and Fez, get lost in Kasbahs and visit idyllic mountain villages where you can meet communities and experience local culture. Delve into the alleyways of spice-scented souks, and gaze at a star-studded sky while enjoying an astronomy talk in the Sahara.
Alongside a National Geographic expert, explore five UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the ancient adobe village of Aït Ben Haddou.
Delve into Berber culture during a stay at Kasbah du Toubkal, a National Geographic Unique Lodge built on a hilltop in the High Atlas Mountains.
Ride a camel across the Saharan dunes at sunset, and enjoy a special dinner and Sufi musical performance in a traditional home in Fez.
Itinerary - 12 Days
1 Casablanca, Morocco
Arrive in Casablanca. Stroll through the city’s Habous district and the mechouar and gather for a welcome dinner.
Kenzi Tower Hotel (L/D)
Drive to Marrakech. See the Koutoubia Mosque, the Saadian Tombs, and visit Bahia Palace. Enjoy a dinner accompanied by traditional music. The next day, visit Majorelle Garden and the Berber Museum. Explore the medina, lined with market stalls and craftspeople; and soak up the colourful chaos of Djemma el Fna.
Es Saadi Marrakech Resorts (Day 2: B/L/D Day 3: B/L)
2-3 High Atlas Mountains
Head for the mountains and settle into the Kasbah du Toubkal, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World built atop a medieval casbah. Explore the village and visit family homes and markets, and set off on a variety of hiking trails.
Kasbah du Toubkal (B/L/D)
6-7 Aït Ben Haddou/Ouarzazate/Boumalne Dades
Cross the Tichka Pass en route to Aït Ben Haddou. Pay a visit to the adobe village of Aït Ben Haddou. Continue to Ouarzazate for the night, then follow the fabled Road of 1,000 Kasbahs to Boumalne Dades, where we'll take a walk in Dades Gorge.
Ksar Ighnda; Xaluca Dades (B/L/D)
Visit the souk in Rissani on the way to Erfound, then ride a camel into the Saharan dunes at sunset. Settle into our comfortable Berber tented camp for an evening of stargazing and an astronomy talk.
Bivouac Tented Berber Camp (B/L/D)
9-12 Merzouga/Fez/Volubilis And Meknès
Travel north to Fez. Visit the Royal Palace and Fes el-Jdid, and venture into the labyrinthine old city to discover timeless souks and the exquisite 14th-century Bou Inania Madrasa. Spend a final day exploring Fez on your own, or take an optional excursion to the Roman ruins of Volubilis and Meknès. Gather for a farewell dinner with Sufi musical entertainment, and depart the next day.
Riad Maison Bleue (Day 9: B/L/D; Day 10: B/L; Day 11: B/D; Day 12: B)
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