Imperial Cities, the Great Sahara, and Marrakesh

Trip Cost

Prices are for 2019
$3995 (6-8 members)
$4395 (4-5 members)
$4695 (3 members)
$4995 (2 members)
Single supplement: $590
Optional hotel upgrades are available at supplementary pricing as indicated in the itinerary.

Please Note: Riads are small properties and are often booked well ahead during certain seasons. Confirmation of specific riads is based on availability during your requested dates of travel.

Make it Your Trip!

The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!


Optional Hotel Upgrades
All upgrade pricing is per person per night, based on double occupancy. Please call for single occupancy pricing.

Sahara Desert: Private Sahara Desert Camp, from $250
Marrakesh: Riad Dar Karma, from $30
Marrakesh: La Maison Arabe, from $60
Marrakesh: La Villa des Orangers, from $220
Marrakesh: La Mamounia, from $400


Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.

Extension Costs

Essaouira Extension: from $1195

When to go

March to May
September to November

For our Private Journey trips, you choose your own group and your preferred dates—there are no set departure dates. Private Journeys are available to groups as few as two people or as large as you like. Contact us for availability, questions, or to book your adventure!

Trip Payment Schedule*

At time of reservation: 25% of trip cost
90 days prior to departure: Balance

*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule*

Minimum fee: 25% of trip cost
90 days or less: 100% of trip cost

*Please note that this differs from our regular catalog departures.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodations in riads and hotels
  • All meals included except 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing as described, with private English-speaking guide/driver throughout
  • Airport transfers, land transportation, and entrance fees as noted in the Detailed Itinerary
  • One three-hour camel ride (or walk if you prefer) at the Erg Chebbi dunes

Trip Cost Does Not Include

International airfare, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Detailed Itinerary, beverages at restaurants, riads, or hotels, any activities described as optional, airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to staff, additional hotel nights made necessary by airline schedule changes or other factors, pre-trip expenses such as medical immunizations (if any), travel insurance, or passports and visas; and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).