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The magnificent fort of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.

Moroccan Discovery from the Imperial Cities to the Sahara 2023

October 29 - November 11, 2023
Length: 14 days
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Explore the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech.

Operated by Odysseys Unlimited

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech.
  • Visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including ancient medinas, kasbahs, and Roman ruins.
  • See the highlights of the country’s capital, Rabat, including the Kasbah of the Oudaias, the new Mohammed VI contemporary art museum, and the medina.
  • Indulge in home-cooked dishes and fascinating conversation over lunch in a private home in Sale.
  • Stop in Meknes, Morocco’s youngest imperial city, and see the impressive Bab el Mansour gateway and the ruins of the imperial stables.
  • Tour the ancient Roman ruins at Volubilis, a UNESCO site featuring intricate and colorful mosaics.
  • Take a walking tour of the bustling medina of Fez, Morocco’s oldest imperial city, including Koranic schools, a medieval theological university, and artisans’ quarters. 
  • Watch artisans craft the acclaimed Fez pottery and ceramics.
  • Enjoy a private dinner at an intimate family-run riad in Fez.
  • Ride a camel along Merzouga’s breathtakingly beautiful dunes on the edge of the Sahara as the sun is setting, and then relax over dinner together in the desert.
  • Encounter spectacular scenery in the High Atlas Mountains: the stunning riverside oasis of Tinehir, plummeting Todra Gorge, and the fabled “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs” caravan route.
  • Stay in scenic Ouarzazate, “the door of the desert,” and stop to see the uninhabited village of Ait ben-Haddou, a UNESCO site made famous in film shoots.
  • In alluring Marrakech, take a day-long tour that includes beautiful Koutoubia Mosque, the Andalusian-style El Bahia palace, and lively Djemaa el Fna Square.
  • Ride in a horse-drawn carriage to the lovely Majorelle Gardens, then visit the recently opened Yves St. Laurent Museum.
  • Conclude your journey in storied Casablanca, Morocco’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, where you’ll tour the magnificent Hassan II Mosque.

  • Elimination of Penalty on Tour Deposits (2023) As a final initiative, Odysseys Unlimited has decided to waive the $200 per person penalty associated with tour deposits. Effective immediately, each guest’s $500 per person deposit will be fully refundable up until the final payment due date: 95 days prior to tour departure.
  • For Information about Odysseys Unlimited’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols, please check out our attached document listed under the Additional Resources.

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