Imperial Cities & The Magic South

Timeless medinas, oasis towns, stars in the Sahara and Atlas Mountains

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What’s Included

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private nomadic camp in the Sahara
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers and airport meet and greet
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Taking in historic cities, the sands of the Sahara and snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, all while staying in a fabulous mix of luxurious accommodation with a diverse mix of privately guided tours throughout, this ten-day trip is an authentic and indulgent way experience of Morocco’s highlights.

Begin with a dive into Morocco’s past in the spiritual and cultural capital of Fes. Explore its ancient medina, an incredible network of tiny streets and alleyways that has seemingly spurned the last few centuries, and contemplate delicate Roman mosaics while wandering in the Volubilis ruins.

In Marrakesh, get a taste of the most innovative Moroccan cuisine and explore its artistic but traditional atmosphere. You’ll meet skilled artisans, see dazzling night markets and visit storied cultural sites such as the blue oasis of Jardin Majorelle and Bahia Palace.

Turning south, cross the Atlas Mountains via a winding pass to reach the oasis town of Skoura, following in the footsteps of countless camel trains out into the dunes of the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable night under the starts in your very own nomad-style camp.

End with two nights at a luxurious kasbah surrounded in lush valley flanked by the peaks of the Atlas Mountains with time at leisure to hike, explore Berber villages or simply relax and take in the views.

Example Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Casablanca

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

VIP arrival at the Casablanca Airport with fast-track service and lounge access

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Two nights in Fes
Arrival at Casablanca airport

Once arrived, you will find our driver and guide who will escort you to your hotel for check in. After, we discover Casablanca, the economical hub of Morocco. Unlike in the movie, Casablanca is a modern city with a blend of Moorish and European décor and architecture. You will visit the Hassan II Mosque built on the rugged Atlantic Ocean. Lunch at Rick’s Café, and then walk around the malls to discover some contemporary Moroccan products and designs. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 2

Casablanca – Rabat

Three nights in Marrakesh

After your breakfast, we will head to RABAT. Learn Rabat’s history and enjoy its majestic domes, minarets, the green parks and long funky boulevards. Follow your guide to the Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah. The kasbah was built by the reign of the Almohads Dynasty to protect the city. Visit Bab Oudaïa, a majestic gate that gives you a taste of the Almohads architecture. After lunch in a hip Rabati restaurant, we will discover the Musee de Oudaïa, MoulayIsmaïl’s Palace exhibiting collections of Moroccan folk art then make our way to the Medina of the Capital. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 3

RABAT – FES

Accommodation in FES

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One night Skoura

Today we head to the ancient city of Fes. After checkin at your Riad, we start by an outdoor visit of the Royal Palace, also the Jewish Quarter and its houses with their unique, forged iron balconies. Then, you will visit the magnificient Bab Boujeloud and Mellah. Lunch is at a typical Fessi restaurant to discover the cuisine of the region. Then we head back for a Moroccan and spa treatment to relax and take life at your own pace before decovering more of Fes tomorrow.

Day 4

FES SIGHTSEEING

Private 4x4 transfer to your desert camp

Good morning, sip your coffe on your terrace overlooking the majestic medina walls and the Atlas Mountains. We start today by an outdoor visit of the Royal Palace, also the Jewish Quarter and its houses with forged iron balconies. Then, you will visit the magnificient Bab Boujeloud, Mellah, Then, into the medina and the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University founded by a Muslim woman. The University opened its doors in 859. After a fabulous Moroccan lunch, we head back to the souk and markets. At your own pace search out bargains and buy souvenirs. Spend the evening in a Moroccan spa, enjoy hammam, a massage and relax. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5

MEKNES – VOLUBILIS

Private transfer to Ouarzazate Airport via Ait Ben Haddou

Today for our excursion we head to Morocco’s most preserved Roman town Volubilis .Which dates back to the 300 B.C therefore, it has been considered the oldest Moroccan cities according to the excavations discovered there, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The next stop in our expedition will be the nearby MoulayIsmael Mausoleum, the holiest site that holds a special value in the hearts of the Moroccan people, it was the place where MoulayIsmael settled after bringing the Religion of Islam from the east. Later on, we will move to Meknes, also called the “Moroccan Versailles”. It is an imperial city with a Spanish-Moorish architecture, surrounded by huge stone walls with ancient historic doors. We head back to Fes for your dinner and hotel.

Day 6

FES 6 MERZOUGA

Accommodation in MERZOUGA

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Bright and early we leave for the desert. We journey through the mountains of the Middle Atlas, that showcases some of the most beautiful stretches of cedar and hazel born in Morocco and most important rivers too. Azrou and Ifrane are popular for winter sports. This are a is known as “the Switzerland of Morocco.” We stop in Midelt and then proceed to Merzouga. When we arrive in Erfoud, the desert is upon us. But it is at the feet of the grandest sand dune of all – Erg Chebbi, near the oasis of Merzouga that you will feel truly arrived. Thi is the true desert, the one where the annual rainfall is below 100 millimeters. This is the place where, oasis apart, nothing grows, nothing moves. Aside from the wind modeling a forever changing horizon. Camels will take us to a well-equipped and guarded luxury camp site, where you can dine in the light of the fire, and take tea under a starry sky. Sleeping in our luxury tents with full ensuite is almost a sin, to turn off the light on the most beautiful starry night, but the comfort and warmth of our Moroccan designed tents will beckon and pamper you.

Day 7

MERZOUGA

Accommodation in MERZOUGA

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Wake up like a nomad at sunrise and enjoy the the golden dunes. Have a majestic breakfast under the Sahara sun, take this day at your own pace and enjoy the incredible luxury of your exclusive camp. Go downhill sandboarding. Ride quads or 4x4s. Enjoy lunch with a nomad family under their tents and in the evening have a candle lit dinner under the majestic milkyway galaxy.

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