Luxury Morocco Tour

A LUXURY TRIP TO EXPLORE MOROCCAN CULTURE AND DIVERSE LANDSCAPES...


Deluxe Morocco Tour

The amalgamation of cultures, including African, Berber, Jewish, Islamic, and European, is added to the influences of the early Egyptians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans, making the history and culture of Morocco undeniably fascinating and remarkably exceptional to travel Luxury with a small group.

Guests will enjoy a luxury family tour itinerary incorporating some of the most distinctive and diverse areas in Morocco, studying the history, art, and crafts with the most knowledgeable travel experts. You will take trips to private palaces, homes, and art collections will be combined with major cultural attractions, as well as the opportunity to study and purchase Luxurious Moroccan crafts, which have been famous for their variety and quality for centuries.

When one thinks of high mountains and vast deserts, Morocco should immediately spring in mind, offering some of the most impressive mountain and desert treks in the world. Additionally, its indigenous populations of Berbers and Moors offer thought-provoking insight into ancient cultures that differ remarkably from our own. Those who dwell in the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert have long fascinated ethnologists, as they represent cultures unchanged by time. All of our luxury trips to Morocco have native Berber guides, who will enhance your travels through these little-known regions. These journeys cover regions that are unique to the kingdom, from the lofty crags and screes of the Toubkal to the cedar forests of Michlefen and plunging gorges and karsts of the M’Goun valley. You will explore unusual rock formations, the pristine oases of the Jbel Sehro, and the enchanting groves overflowing with almonds, saffron crocuses, and cliff dwellings. You will also discover the picturesque plateaus, blooming wadis, oases, and palm groves, along with the voluptuous sand dunes and tents of the desert’s nomad cultures. Nestled among the high peaks of the Atlas, you will find cultures and vistas untouched by the modernity of the twenty-first century. We welcome you to share with us an luxury tour experience only an insider can offer.

It is our mission to share the true essence of the vast, timeless cultures of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, and to provide our travelers with a luxurious Morocco experience of the highest quality available in this extraordinary region.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Upon your arrival at Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca largest city in Morocco, your guide will meet you at your arrival gate to take you immediately to check-in to your hotel in Rabat. This is a wonderful short drive of about 45 miles through the lush farms and exotic plants. You will reach Rabat (the capital of Morocco), a city styled in a spaciously elegant European grid, yet slightly aware of its modernity. Rabat and its twin city Sala Colonia are separated by only a river but are historically worlds apart. They have an ancient legacy that spans hundreds of generations. Each civilization that has inhabited each of the cities has left its mark, resulting in a wide variety in architectural styles, including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras.

You will spend your day discovering the delights that Rabat has to offer. Your guide will take on a historical and lively tour of the Jewish quarter, the Mellah in the Heart of the city starting at Place Sidi Makhlouf. The 12-century ramparts are best seen from this landmark. Walk up to Bab Chellah in the medina and cross Sidi Fateh St. This will lead you to the traditional Souk Laghzel (Yarn market). Your guide will introduce you to the importance of this guild on a textile role in the Moroccan society.

Later, you will cross to the citadel of the Oudaya Kasbah entering from its 12th-century main gate to explore an extraordinary Medieval Moorish marvel overlooking the delta of Bourgreg River. You will have the opportunity to visit the old-fashioned Moorish gardens, stop in a traditional coffee house for mint tea, and in between explore the Oudaya museum of tribal arts and crafts. A docent will introduce you to traditional Berber Textiles.

You will continue your quest exiting the Oudaya Kasbah and up the hill to visit the Hassan Tower and Mohamed the V Mausoleum, an emblem of the real Moroccan architecture at its finest. You will reach the Royal Palace and the Necropolis of Chellah at the end of your tour. Finally, you will return to the luxurious hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

Today is the day of time travel! This trip will take you from imperial Rome to the ninth century A.D. Unlike the movies, this temporal voyage will take almost the entire day. (Of course, there will be stops along the way.) The first stop will be the ancient Roman polis of Volubilis. Volubilis was a critical city in the imperial Roman department of Mauritania during the reign of Caracalla. Volubilis is a world heritage impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urbanism is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman castrum, the Cardo, and Decumanus, are prominent. The cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every Roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum.

Jumping forward in time and just a few minutes away is the venerated citadel of Moulay Idris, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w.s). This citadel is considered to be both the cradle of Sufism to Moroccan society as well as the first Islamic capital for the premier Arab dynasty. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with Moulay Idris from the Middle East. You will drive around 15 miles to the next stop, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez. It is also considered to be somehow the Versailles of Morocco.

by the end of the day, you have reached your destination, the ninth century city of Fez. after checking to your hotel, we will take you on a panoramic tour to get a taste of the greatest of the Imperial Cities. You will visit the sights on the outside of the ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). After this introductory aperitif to Fez, you will dine in your hotel and prepare for day three: Fez!

Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the complete medieval luxury city of the Islamic world. Fez is reminiscent of a deluxe city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity.

Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who come its luxury. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King's Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.

Next, you will explore the Mellah (Jewish quarter), a 15th-century citadel with all its Moorish maze deluxe architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis of the 14th-century dynasty. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hills to the gate of Bab Boujloud a luxury of the emblem of Moorish tiles called also the Blue and Green Gate. Leave your vehicle and walk in the footsteps of an ancient world. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool for transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help to move all that the city produces and needs as supplies.

The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers, and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding tribes to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will find your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the luxurious Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next, to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk.

You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemma'ine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. You will end your walk at foundouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your luxury hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

You will spend your day discovering the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains Berber villages, wards, and nomadic settlements. Covered with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, and laced with flowing streams, your first view of the Middle Atlas will appear oddly un-Moroccan. Passing by Imouzzer, with a quick stop at the Swiss-like town of Ifrane, you will soon come across the first real town of the Middle Atlas, Azrou.

Azrou is an important market center for the region Berber tribes, located at a major junction of mountain routes. Your driver will take a little detour in a cedar forest to introduce you to one of the oldest inhabitants of this region, the Barbary apes. This may also coincide with the encounter of a nomadic family at its temporary encampment. As nomads are very hospitable people, whenever we encounter them we are all invited at least for a mint tea under their tents.

At Khenifra, the Middle Atlases give way to the High Atlas Mountains, whose peaks are visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. You will reach the village of Afourer in the afternoon. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your deluxe hotel.

At Khenifra, the Middle Atlases give way to the High Atlas Mountains, whose peaks are visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. You will reach the village of Afourer in the afternoon. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will devote your afternoon to the exploration of Marrakech many historical sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was constructed in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert.

Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadien tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

In the morning, you will venture into the High-Atlas Mountains, to visit the Telouat fortress. The fortress is what remains of a stronghold belonging to the Berber chieftain El Glaoui (the Lord of the Atlas). You will stop for lunch in Taddert, eating at the highest pass in Morocco, Tizi n Tishka. In the afternoon, you will return to Marrakech to visit the private art and craft collection of Riad El Fenn. Finally, you will return to your luxurious hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

You will spend your morning visiting the Mellah, the Synagogue, the Koranic School, and various Marrakech bazaars. You will have the afternoon to yourself. After sundown, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the overwhelming beauty of Marrakech by night in a Renaissance horse carriage. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

You will begin your day by traveling to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history. With a fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, supplied essential purple dyes to the Romans, absorbed the sophisticated Jewish arts of the silversmith, and spent centuries as a Portuguese enclave.

Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small, authentic Berber town. Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the rugged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South. After an introductory tour, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel.

In the morning, you will travel to Taroudant, where you will feast on a typical Berber tagine lunch, seated high above a banana plantation. You will pass through forests of the indigenous Argan and Thuya trees, where you may see the region s notorious tree-climbing goats. You will break for afternoon tea at the Hotel Gazelle d Or, Morocco s most exclusive resort. Finally, you will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at the Palais Salam, formerly a Pasha luxury guest house, nestled into the city s massive walls.

You will spend your morning touring the city of Taroudant. Surrounded by red ochre walls, Taroudant is one of south Morocco s most ancient cities, with its rich bazaars reflecting a strong tradition of arts and crafts. Visiting this elegant imperial city is like discovering the classic Marrakech of the 1940s. You will conclude your day with a farewell dinner at your hotel.

You will depart for the Agadir Airport early in the morning. There you will catch a flight connecting you to Casablanca, where you will board your plane for a non-stop Royal Air Maroc flight home with a lifetime worth of memories packed neatly into your suitcase.

  • 10 night accommodation in 4-star hotels in Morocco
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guides in major cities in Morocco
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Rabat: 1 night, La Tour Hassan Hotel or similar
  • Fez: 2 nights, Riad la Perle de la Medina or similar
  • Afourar: 1 night, Hotel Tazerkount or similar
  • Marrakech: 3 nights, Hotel Samirames or similar
  • Essaouira: 1 night, Riad Loussia or similar
  • Taroudant: 2 nights, Hotel Salaam or similar
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LUXURY TOUR INCLUDES

  • Land Transportation
  • 10 Nights accommodation 4* Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Local guides and tour manager
  • Fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel taxes and luggage handling
  • Cost per person: $2,185.00
  • Single Supplement: $485.00

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Round Trip Flight
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Luxury vacation in Morocco

We are always available to answer any question you might have about this deluxe trip in Morocco (what to wear, weather, security...) or customizing this luxury trip just for you.

What is the daily average walking distance? The distance made each day of the 8-9 day walking portion of the tour will be set by the group, and can be as leisurely or demanding as the group wishes.What should I bring with me? Some recommended items include a sleeping bag, a small, all-purpose day-pack, a flashlight with batteries, sun block, a sun hat, and sunglasses. What should I bring to wear? You should bring with you light, comfortable walking clothes for temperatures of approximately 80 degrees. You will also want to pack a sweater or jacket for the evenings, when temperatures fall to 45 degrees. With regard to footwear, you will want to bring comfortable walking shoes. Sandals are not advised.

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