Moroccan Discovery: From the Imperial Cities to the Sahara

Nov. 6 – 19, 2020

Tour Details

Number of days: 
14
Cost: 
$5,579 [including air from SFO]
Activity Level: 
Level 3
Max Passengers: 
24
Tour Operator: 
Odysseys Unlimited
Tour Brochure 
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Tour Description 


  • Explore the imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech.
  • Visit five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the uninhabited village of Ait ben-Haddou, one of southern Morocco’s most scenic villages.
  • See the highlights of the country’s capital, Rabat, including the Kasbah of the Oudaias and the new Mohammed VI contemporary art museum.
  • Enjoy home cooked dishes and fascinating conversation over lunch in a private home in Sale.
  • 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 the sand dunes at Merzouga 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 Ait ben-Haddou, a UNESCO site made famous in film shoots.
  • In alluring Marrakech take a day-long tour that includes beautiful Koutoubia Mosque, Andalusian-style El Bahia palace, and lively Djemaa el Fna Square.
  • Visit lovely Majorelle Gardens and 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.