Morocco—a land of dramatic contrasts—invites with its ancient ruins, sacred mosques, lush desert oases, imposing Kasbahs, spirited souks, and villages where life proceeds much as it has for centuries. Our small group tour, limited to just 24 guests, takes us from the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara. Our eyes, and hearts, are opened to a truly foreign land, an age old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.
We begin our 14-day tour traveling to Rabat visiting the city’s highlights. View the ancient Roman ruins at Volubilis, one of five UNESCO sites we visit on tour. Travel to Fez and visit a Berber village to share tea with a local family in their cave dwelling. Set out on a private sunset excursion to the breathtakingly beautiful sand dunes at Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara. In the enormous silence we watch the sun set over the desert as we take a camel ride along the dunes. View the spectacular scenery en route to the snow-topped High Atlas including the 984-foot Todra Gorge. Set out on the fabled “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs” ancient caravan route. Stop at uninhabited Ait ben-Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of southern Morocco’s most scenic villages. Visit Marrakech and embark on a walking tour of the medina, ending at Djemaa el Fna Square.
Conclude the tour in storied Casablanca, Morocco’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, and visit the magnificent Hassan II Mosque.