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The Road to Morocco

10 Days / 9 Nights — Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Fes, Marrakech

On the Road to Morocco — the unique sights and sounds of an exotic land. It's an "Arabian Nights" adventure, unlike any other.

DAY 1 — Casablanca, Rabat

Arriving in Casablanca, you will be met by your chauffeur and transferred to Rabat via Mohammedia. Continue past the French Foreign Legion fortress of Mansouriah and Bouanika, to the imperial city of Rabat, the nation's capital and seat of the King. Spend the afternoon visiting the souks, mosques and the Kasbah of Udayah. Lodging: The Rabat Hilton

Morocco Marrakech

Photo: Andre Pipa

DAY 2 — Fes

Settle in for a drive by the Moorish Gardens and cascading pools of Mamora. Continue on to Meknes, founded in the 10th century by Berbers. Visit the famous Mosque of Moulay Ismael, the only mosque in Morocco in which non-Muslims are allowed (except on Fridays). Then you're on to Volubilis, which features the best preserved ruins in this part of northern Africa. Lodging: Hotel Palais Jamai

DAY 3 — Fes

Enjoy a full day of Fes exploration with your chauffeur. It is the oldest of the imperial cities and the spiritual capital of Morocco. The medieval city of "Old Fes" remains complete and unspoiled. It is fervently Islamic, deeply traditional and closed to motor traffic. Here is the gem of Moorish - Andalusian architecture with its dream-like minarets and towers crowned by the green tiled roofs of the mosque. Lodging: Hotel Palais Jamai

DAY 4 — Erfoud

The adventure intensifies today as you drive into the Middle Atlas Mountains via the settlements of Azrou and Midelt, and the stunning gorges of the Ziv Valley. Subtle changes in the flora begin to occur as we arrive in Erfoud. Here, on the very edge of the Sahara Desert, among the impressive sand dunes is the Salam Hotel lying in the midst of a true oasis. Lodging: Hotel Salam

DAY 5 — Ouarzazate

Today's drive climbs into the High Atlas Mountains via the village of Tenighir, located in an oasis of pomegranate, fig and olive trees. Later, follow the route through the "Valley of the 1,000 Kasbahs," looming up before you in a fairyland splendor of gingerbread colored walls, crenelated towers and ancient ochre adobe buildings. Lodging: Hotel Karam

Morocco Fes

Photo: Luca Gargano

DAY 6 — Ouarzazate

Take a full-day excursion to Zagora on the edge of the Sahara Desert. Drive along the Draa River Valley through the Jbel Azlag Gorge, which once was an important stopping place for camel caravans on the journey between Timbuktu and Zagora. There are road signs that say it's just "52 days by camel to Timbuktu." Take time in the afternoon to visit the old French Foreign Legion outpost. Lodging: Hotel Karam

DAY 7 — Marrakech

You leave the High Atlas this morning direct to one to the most treasured cities in the world: Marrakech. It is a rose-red oasis at the foot of snow capped mountains, and it is bustling with centuries- old folklore, soothsayers, snake-charmers, storytellers, acrobats and vendors of mystic potions. Lodging: La Mamounia

DAY 8 — Marrakech

Today you just may want to relax in 10 gorgeous acres of gardens, fountains and pools, which were so beloved by Winston Churchill. Or you may want your chauffeur to show you the highlights of this fascinating city that was founded in the 11th century. Lodging: La Mamounia

DAY 9 — Casablanca

After a leisurely breakfast bid farewell to Marrakech as you take the drive toward the Atlantic Coast and Casablanca. The city folds around the busy port which is as much a historical relic as a living part of the town. Lodging: Hotel Royal Mansour

DAY 10 — Casablanca

This morning you will be transferred by private car for your departure from this exotic land, but the otherworldly experiences will be etched in your memory forever.

Land Costs Per Person

Private Car & Chauffeur/Guide Tour RatesSelf Drive Tour Rates
Starting from $5,625 per person N/A

Prices are per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a double. For larger parties and additional pricing contact us at 1-800-426-7502. Single Room Supplement: On Request