Eyes and hearts are opened to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people on this singular small group tour.  A 14-day exploration of this land of dramatic contrasts takes you from seaside Rabat to the desert towns of Erfoud and Ouarzazate and through the snow-topped High Atlas Mountains.  In a journey featuring the many cultural treasures of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca – and five UNESCO sites – encounter Roman ruins, an ancient caravan route, and medinas bustling with snake charmers and spice merchants.  Dine with local people in a private home and in a family-run riad.  Admire dramatic Todra Gorge and stop at Ait ben-Haddou, famed as a location for film shoots.  Visit the world’s oldest continually operating university, and one of the world’s largest Islamic houses of worship – magnificent Hassan II Mosque.  Riding out on camelback to the Sahara, watch the sun set over the breathtaking dunes. 

  • Trip Highlights

     • Private Sahara sunset excursion and camel ride on the dunes
    • Visits to five UNESCO World Heritage sites
    • Ancient ruins of Volubilis
    • Scenic “Routes of a Thousand Kasbahs”
    • Dramatic Todra Gorge and Atlas Mountain scenery
    Kasbah of Air ben-Haddou
    • Fez touring
    • Marrakech’s medina and Djemaa el Fna Square
    • Storied Casablanca and Hassan II mosque
    • Outstanding accommodations

  • Itinerary

    Day 1.  Depart U.S. for Casablanca/Rabat
    Day 2.  Rabat
    Day 3.  Rabat
    Day 4.  Fez
    Day 5.  Fez
    Day 7.  Erfoud
    Day 8.  Erfoud
    Day 9.  Ouarzazate
    Day 10.  Marrakech
    Day 11.  Marrakech
    Day 12.  Marrakech
    Day 13.  Casablanca
    Day 14.  Depart Casablanca for U.S.