You can hear the spirit of Morocco embodied in the rhythmic streets of Marrakesh. The sounds of the ocean inspire the blissful call to prayer at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Marvel at the Atlas Foothills and lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets of the Medina in Fes. Find the ineffable heritage of Morocco on this 9-day tour that will take you to the edge of wonder and into the luxuries of historic mansions. Experience history and discover the true marvels that create the soul of Morocco.
Day 1 - 2
Casablanca – Finding Casablanca
Morocco is an enduring image of culture that spans civilization. You can picture towering fortress walls embellished with a skyline of minarets. Old Cities are punctuated with historic markets. Spices line the alleyways and the sweet scent of honey brings it all together. From the Romans to the French, the country has enveloped cultures but also held onto its unique heritage that rose out of the landscape. Mountains ramble and oceans swell. The desert sweeps and the markets tempt. Soon you will land with the beauty of Morocco at your fingertips.
Arrive in Casablanca and find an energetic modern city enriched by its past. Wide boulevards are lined with palm trees. The sea breeze mixes with the sweet aroma of the trees. The ocean brushes against the edges of the city and sparkles in the dwindling sunlight. The silhouette of Mosque Hassan II sits on the edge of the Atlantic. The fountain in Place Mohamed V spritzes the air with a rejuvenating mist. You can even find the Jewish Museum in a suburban oasis encompassed by lush gardens. It is the only Jewish museum in the Islamic world. The Corniche is the beachfront district and displays contemporary lavishness, filled with the locals that are ready to be seen.
Modern hotels create the skyline and restaurants emanate traditional aromas with a hint of international influence. The water hits the shore’s risen wall. The beach is paved with golden pebbles. The district of Safi is a port whose importance dates back to the Roman Empire. The water is calm and sapphire beneath the imposing Portuguese fortress remains. The 16th century fortress watches over the port and the city with regal flare. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and takes you to a luxurious hotel near the city’s spirited heart. The city is enthusiastic and modern but allows its heritage to inform its future.
Casablanca – Thriving Past
Fes – A Capital Image
Fes – In Search of the Exotic
Marrakech – The Presence of the Countryside
Marrakech – The Whitewalls of History
Casablanca – The Secret Lives of Riads
Casablanca – Stepping Out of the Courtyard
- Experience the heritage of Morocco in revitalized cultural mansions and palaces known as riads
- Witness traditional Moorish design and architecture decorating historic palaces and mosques
- Explore the meandering streets of treasured Old Cities
- Indulge in Moroccan culture by visiting the famous marketplaces
- View the largest minaret in the world at the Hassan II Mosque
- Discover the charming Imperial City of Meknes
- Visit alpine villages that maintain their unique French influence
The true spirit of Morocco rises out of the culture that has defined the country’s history. It is spread through the landscape that has shaped the people and the cities in which they live. This custom tailored Morocco trip will take you into the various hearts of the country to experience the embracing people and the historic palaces that helped fashion this unique world. Hidden behind the walls of the Medina are the treasured riads. The mansions once belonged to royalty and continue to look out over the city’s they once governed.
Find the charm of the old world inside the luxuries of the modern world when you arrive in Casablanca. The city is emblematic of a modern and cosmopolitan connection to a celebrated past. Explore the depths of history on a guided tour of the city. Visit the Central Market and Hassan II Mosque. Make your way to Rabat for a city with a more relaxed paced. The blissful streets are lined with palm trees and the historic borders date back beyond the Roman Empire.
Spend time in the imperial city of Meknes to witness the surrounding plains just below the Middle Atlas. The quiet city is enchanting. Continue onward to Fes and find the dynastic streets displaying their 1,200-year-old history. Donkeys pull carts through the Old City and the skyline is filled with towering minarets. Travel through the foothills and visit the alpine cities of Immouzer du Kandar and Ifrane, filled with the remnant culture of French Colonialism in the encompassing resort ambiance.
Arrive in Marrakesh and find the vibrant city endlessly animated. The main square of Djemaa el-Fna fills with shops and snake charmers. Rooftop cafes offer panoramic views of the old streets. Your guide takes you through the charming Menara Gardens and through the graceful Saadien Tombs. The beauty of the city is in its persistent culture that informs its contemporary streets. Return to Casablanca and a private transfer will escort you to the airport for your flight home. The spirit of Morocco’s past is influential and enchanting.
$2,632 per person (excluding international flights)
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