Overview:

The name says it all! This nomadic journey through Morocco will highlight spectacular architecture, ancient culture, epic landscapes and vibrant markets. This trip will take you from the famed city of Casablanca, traversing through Fes, into the desert of Merzouga and ending in Marrakesh.

We will learn of well-established traditions, taste delicious food, tour historic architecture and learn from local women what is happening in contemporary Morocco. Both modern and ancient, you will surely fall in love with this dynamic country! Learn more here

 

DATE: April 19-29, 2020

(11 days, 10 nights)

PRICE: $3235 per person based on double occupancy. ($500 for single supplement)

LOCATION: Casablanca, Fes, Merzouga, Dates Valley, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakesh

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Trip Highlights:

  1. Connect with a local family in Fes over a home-cooked dinner.

  2. Journey to a desert camp in a 4-wheel drive jeep to sleep under the starts if you wish!

  3. Experience the old Medina of Marrakesh through a guided spice tour.

Itinerary:

Day 7: Riads & Kasbahs

We travel the “road of 1,000 kasbahs” which was formally an ancient caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakesh. We will end up in the village of Ait Benhaddou.

Day 8: Marrakesh

After breakfast, our journey continues to Marrakesh. Tonight we venture out for a guided food tour and visit a local spice market.

Day 9: Community lunch and choose your own adventure!

After exploring more of Marrakesh we will have lunch at the Amal Association, a local non-profit in Marrakesh. In the afternoon you can choose from a variety of activities.

Day 10: Cooking Class

So much great food and now we get to cook it! Our efforts will be enjoyed together as lunch.

Day 11: Departures

Our adventure ends today. You may choose to leave from Marrakesh or Casablanca.

Day 1: Arrival into Casablanca

Arrive anytime today. You will be transferred to your hotel. Group dinner and orientation in the evening.

Day 2: Casablanca to Fes

After viewing an ancient mosque in Casablanca we will make our way to Fes.

Day 3: Fes

Today is all about exploring the old city. In the evening we will have a home cooked meal at the house of a local family.

Day 4: Fes to Erfoud

Erfoud is known as “the Door to the Desert.” We will pass through gorgeous and ever changing landscape before arriving at our “kasbah.”

Day 5: Into the desert!

Hop into your 4-wheel drive and journey to Merzouga. We will continue to a beautiful desert camp where we will enjoy a camel trek, dinner and a night under the incredible desert skies.

Day 6: Dades Valley

Leaving the arid desert landscape will continue the Dades Valley where a series of gorges carve through the Atlas Mountains. We will stop and see the Todra Gorge before ending at our hotel.

Amal Association

Amal Association


Whats Included:

  • Bi-lingual local guide

  • Private van & driver

  • Excursions listed on itinerary

  • Cooking class

  • Community activities

  • Pick-up from airport in Casablanca

ACCOMADATIONS:

6 nights in hotels, 3 nights in riads, and 1 night in luxury desert camp.

MEALS:

10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners

APRIL 19th-29th, 2020: 8+ available, double rooms with shared bath. Single supplement available.