Fabled casbahs, medieval medinas, royal cities, golden dunes, red-rock canyons—Morocco has a mystique all its own and our comprehensive journey perfectly captures its sensuous beauty and mythic charms. Enjoy day hikes, Berber hospitality, and meet nomads and artisans as you explore from Fez, a walled city suspended in a medieval dream, to Essaouira, an 18th century gem set by the sea. The highlight? A 2-day camel safari in the silent, open spaces and golden dunes of the Sahara. At our exclusive private tented camp, you'll savor the silence, watch the sunset, and stargaze under a brilliant sky—a breathtaking experience of a world unto itself.
An amazing range of sites, landscape, activities: the desert trek was a really unique experience that I’ll remember always; the mountain landscape was gorgeous; visiting Essaouira gave us a taste of the coast; everything was well organized but allowed flexibility.
— Dennis K.
Shaker Heights, OH
Casablanca / Rabat / Moulay Idriss / Volubulis / Fez
From Casablanca, head to Rabat to stroll through the picturesque Oudaya Kasbah, explore the hill town of Moulay Idriss and Roman ruins of Volubulis, then enter magical Fez, with its honeycomb of twisting alleys.
Middle Atlas Mountains / Sahara Camel Safari
Crossing the Atlas Mountains, descend to Erfoud, then set off into the silent world of the Sahara, riding a camel or walking each day (or riding in the vehicle—your choice). From our private luxury tented camp at the huge, windswept dunes of Erg Chebbi, you’ll feel you have the desert all to yourself as you sense the vastness, wake to an amazing sunrise, and stargaze under a brilliant night sky.
Todra / Dades / Ait Ben Haddou / Marrakesh
Meet Berber nomad families as you hike in the red-rock canyons of the Todra and Dades Gorges, then visit the mud-brick citadel of Ait Ben Haddou en route to Marrakesh.
In the artists’ haven of Essaouira, with its decidedly relaxed ambiance, explore the medina, artisan workshops, fishermen’s market, and the tiny harbor where wooden fishing boats are still built the traditional way.
Explorations of Marrakesh include a walk through its labyrinthine souks, where traditional artists are on every corner and everything from pottery and fabrics to silver and spices are displayed. Depart on Day 14.