Splendors of Morocco

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
12 days
From: $ 6,995 $ 583 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Discover all that exotic Morocco has to offer, from the historic cities in the north to the mysterious desert
  • Experience the Sahara in style when you sleep under the stars at an A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp amid the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Stay in the fascinating "Red City" at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, your home for three nights
  • Visit Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, a garden created by an artist and later restored by design legend Yves Saint-Laurent
  • Explore Meknes and Volubilis, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to unveil Morocco's unique culture and past
  • Embrace life like a local with a ride on camel back and by horse and carriage

Short Description

Delve into Morocco, from its historic cities and Roman ruins to its mysterious desert, staying in an A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp amid the Erg Chebbi dunes and spending three nights in lively Marrakech.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Casablanca
End City N/A

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca, Morocco

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Casablanca

Arrive in Casablanca, where, after clearing customs and immigration, you are transferred to your hotel. Settle in and spend the rest of the day at leisure in this romantic city, its exotic setting the inspiration for the eponymous, 1942 Humphrey Bogart film. Gather tonight for a special cocktail reception.

Day 2: Rabat & Fez | Ancient Traditions, Rich Heritage

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Palais Faraj Suites & Spa  

Begin the day exploring the port city of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest metropolis and its industrial hub. Visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, which accommodates up to 25,000 worshippers; its minaret stands as the tallest religious structure in the world. Then, travel to the Moorish city of Rabat, capital of Morocco, to visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, dedicated to Mohammed V, the founder of modern Morocco and grandfather of the current king. View the Mauresque-style Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah, along with its scenic Andalusian garden. Continue to Fez for a special welcome dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.

Day 3: Fez | Timeless Medieval City

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Palais Faraj Suites & Spa  

Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco. Founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning. Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks, on a Market Visit of exceeding authenticity. Watching local craftsmen in action, working with bronze and pottery, makes for an engaging artisan visit as well. Next, proceed to the intricately detailed 14th-century Karaouine — one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world, and Nejjarine Square. You also see the Royal Palace, madrasas and mellah (Jewish quarter) in Fez el-Jadid.

Day 4: Volubilis & Meknes | Roman Ruins & Mausoleums

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Palais Faraj Suites & Spa  

Journey overland to explore the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the bestpreserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest treasures, however, are the amazing mosaic floors of former family dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot. Upon completing this glimpse into antiquity, visit Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Its impressive monuments recall the splendor of a fortified city, first built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, to rival the court of his contemporary, Louis XIV of France. See the monumental Bab Mansour gateway — considered one of the finest great gates of Morocco — as well as the Granaries and the massive Royal Stables, which were built to accommodate 12,000 horses. Enter Moulay Ismail’s Mausoleum, one of the few shrines in Morocco that non-Muslims may visit. Return to Fez for an evening at leisure.

Day 5: Erfoud | Desert Oasis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Kasbah Hotel Chergui

Travel to small, desert-fringed Erfoud, pausing for lunch in Midelt en route and marveling at everyday life as you pass Berber villages, endless palm plantations and the majestic Atlas Mountains. Settle into your hotel, set amid dunes and lush vegetation, with the remainder of the day to spend at leisure. Gather for dinner this evening.

Day 6: Merzouga | Saharan Desert Dunes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: A&K Exclusive Luxury Desert Camp  

This morning, discover the fortified desert town of Rissani. Continue to the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi by four-wheel-drive vehicle, where a reception with mint tea and pastries awaits at your nomadic tented camp. Erg Chebbi’s stunning dunes can reach up to 500 feet high, creating an otherworldly landscape. Experience it like a local on camel back. As the sun sets over the dunes, celebrate your unforgettable desert foray with a Scenic Sundowner. Return to your camp for a traditional meal before a campfire, along with distinctively Moroccan entertainment. Then, slumber in comfort as the sounds of the Sahara lull you to sleep.

Day 7: Ouarzazate | Road of a Thousand Kasbahs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Le Berbère Palace

Journey overland to Ouarzazate, once a stopping point for African traders travelling to the cities of Morocco and Europe. En route, absorb views of the High Atlas’ southern slopes, intersecting the Dades Valley’s flourishing crops, irrigation canals and palm trees. Travel along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs” and make a stop to visit an amazing, small private museum that houses exhibits showcasing local art, culture and history, before proceeding to Ouarzazate and your delightful oasis of a hotel.

Day 8: Ouarzazate | Door of the Desert

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Le Berbère Palace

Begin the day by exploring Ouarzazate, a city originally built as a French garrison in the 1920s. Today, the city is a regional trade center, known for its pottery and carpets. See the Taourirt Kasbah, which now consists of simple clay houses and crenellated towers that are beautifully decorated with geometric motifs. Continue to elaborate Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the region’s most exotic kasbahs, some of which have been featured in famous films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

Day 9: Ouarzazate | On the Road to Marrakech

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Four Seasons Marrakech

Today, proceed to the fascinating “Red City” of Marrakech and settle into your luxurious hotel. Enjoy a Chef’s Table experience tonight at the hotel restaurant, when you meet with the chef to discuss the nuances and secrets of Moroccan cuisine.

Day 10: Marrakech | Exploring the Red City

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Four Seasons Marrakech

Begin unearthing the secrets of Marrakech, starting in the medina, the old walled section of town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret and Dar Si Said; housed in a palace, it is among the most beautiful of its kind in the world. Continue to the Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. Visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also wish to explore the city’s fabled, labyrinthine souks.

Day 11: Marrakech | Historic Gardens

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Four Seasons Marrakech

Ride Like a Local this morning — by horse-drawn carriage — to Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design legend Yves Saint- Laurent. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend a special farewell dinner with entertainment by a local gnaoua band.

Day 12: Depart Marrakech

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the Marrakech airport and board your international flight home, or join an Essaouira Post-Tour Extension.

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Limited to 18 guests

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes :

Min. Age: 10

Additional Information

Extend Your Journey: Enhance your journey with a post-tour extension to Essaouira (4 days from $1,695).

Take This Journey Private: This itinerary is also available as an independent journey, Signature Morocco, with A&K local guides.

Customize This Journey: If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to your travel professional.

Post-Tour Extension: Essaouira

Days: 4 | From: TBA

Available to add to select departure dates. See Dates & Prices tab for details.

Day 1:  Arrive in Essaouira and transfer to your hotel and relax.

Accommodation: L'Heure Bleue Palais

Meals: Lunch

Day 2:  Meet your guide and set out to explore the town of Essaouira, seeing its medina (old town) filled with artisan’s workshops and boutiques.

Accommodation: L'Heure Bleue Palais

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3:  Drive along dramatic coastline past stunning cliffs and ocean waves to Casablanca. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Gather tonight for a special farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Casablanca  

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4:  Transfer to the airport to depart Casablanca.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip ID#:

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What's excluded

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 7 Dinners 

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