Snowcapped mountains separate the cool Atlantic Ocean from a sea of desert sand dunes. Vibrant geometric tiles swirl around the walls of historic mosques. Minarets offer an ethereal song for the day. This hand tailored tour of Morocco will take you along the footsteps of shahs and desert pirates, Berber culture and Roman ruins: showing all the wonders Morocco has to offer. When the sun sets over the sand dunes the stars provide almost as much light as the day. Old cities sing with modern life....
Casablanca – A Present Charisma
Arrive in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, which brims with the energy of the country’s modern economic and cultural capital. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel at the center of the city. The aroma of sweet sea drifts inward from the coastline. Palm trees line the street like a graceful wall along the center of Boulevard de Rachidi in the Lusitania district. The beachfront district known as the Corniche shines with locals wearing their weekly best. The aroma of fresh grilled fish mixes with tempting herbs and spices that are uniquely North African. After you settle in to your hotel your guide meets you in the lobby to take you on a half-day exploration of the city.
Located northwest of the Corniche is the wondrous Hassan II Mosque. The stunning structure was consecrated in 1993 and can hold a up to 105,000 worshippers between the main hall and the outer grounds. The minaret is the tallest in the world, standing at 689 feet. Outside, the Atlantic Ocean splashes quietly against the shore and fishing boats idly wade on the cobalt water. The central hall contains a succession of domes. Glass chandeliers made of Murano glass add prisms of delicate light to the gallery. The mosque is an image of grace and discipline, providing just enough embellishment for elegance.
Marrakech – Allure of the Labyrinth
Marrakech – Finding the Pearl
Ouarzazate – Bordering the Desert
Ouarzazate – Land of Desert Bastions
Rissani – Passing Dates
Fes – Importance of Sunrise
Fes – Imperial Regards
Fes – Daily Proximity
Fes – Artisan Morning
- Journey along the Road of 1,000 Fortresses to discover an array of desert Kasbahs
- Explore the incredible Roman ruins at Volubilis and its surroundings
- Spend a desert night in luxury with an unadulterated view of the starry sky
- Enjoy a camel ride along the unparalleled view of rolling sand dunes in the Sahara desert
- Stroll through the winding alleyways of celebrated ancient cities, from Marrakech to Fes
- Traverse a true desert oasis that leads into the Dades Gorge
- Discover the countryside on a series of 4x4 adventures
Morocco is a country of mystique and culture, history and tradition. The wonders of the Moroccan landscape provide fertile plains and rugged mountains, calm ocean tides and vivacious gorges. Discover the mystical ambiance of an entire country on this 10-day Morocco expedition. Spend time under the shimmering starlight and learn about the life of an artisan shopkeeper. Every day takes you further into the depths of the medinas, brimming with snake charmers and secret blends of spices. Morocco is a country where you will always find more than you expect in inspiring ways.
Arrive in Casablanca, a city that maintains its place in the hearts of romantics and explorers all over the world. The cosmopolitan atmosphere brings a modern touch to the historic streets. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and soon you are exploring the boulevards with your guide. Make your way through the city’s oldest neighborhood before departing for the charming city of Marrakech. The imperial city has a picture-perfect old square that takes you into the city’s past that spreads along the narrow median streets.
A full day tour of the city takes you into the old Madrasa and the Museum of Marrakech. Traverse the High Atlas Mountains, traveling through the Tichka Pass, to board a 4x4 that takes you to the distinctive ruins of the Telouet Kasbah. Continue through the Ounina Valley, from the village of Aït Ben Haddou to the desert fortress town of Ouarzazate, known for its location shooting in Lawrence of Arabia. Tour the town and the local Kasbah in the morning.
Follow the legendary Road of 1,000 Kasbahs, which takes you to Boumalne Dades and the dramatic landscape of the Dades Gorge. Continue along the road to Erfoud and travel alongside tremendous rock formations and oases. Climb aboard a 4x4, and travel through the town of Rissani, settling in a luxury Berber camp to enjoy time under the unobstructed stars. Watch the colors of the sunrise over the mythical sand dunes and transfer to the imperial city of Fez.
Your guide meets you at the hotel and escorts you through the remarkable highlights of the city, especially the medina. Your final day in Fez is at your leisure, which affords you the opportunity to people watch in the old city or venture out to explore the exceptional Roman ruins at Volubilis. Follow the ruins with a visit to the oft-overlooked imperial city of Meknes, the 17th century capital of Morocco. Your private transfer, arranged by one of Zicasso's Morocco travel agents, meets you at the hotel and takes you to the airport where the charm of Morocco will follow you home.
$2,245 per person (excluding international flights)
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