From timeless golden dunes to vibrant, bustling bazaars and the age-old remains of civilizations past, explore some of Moroccos most fascinating sights. Discover the fresh cedar forests of the Atlas Mountains, meander the winding lanes of old Marrakech, and ride into the desert on a 4×4. Meet musicians, artisans, and nomads as you soak up the mystique of this captivating North African nation.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.
Set out on a guided tour of two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visit the medieval walled city of Mekns, which served as Moroccos imperial capital in the 17th century, and discover the well-preserved Roman ruins and stunning mosaic floors of Volubilis. Continue to magnificent Fez, and check in to our hotel.
Step back in time on a walking tour of the medina of Fez, a spellbinding World Heritage site. Delve into the lively, winding alleys with a local guide, perusing leather crafts and colourful mounds of spices; and observe Fezs famous tanners treating and dying hides. Enjoy a typical lunch at a G Adventuressupported cooperative, and opt to have dinner in a historic riad, a traditional Moroccan mansion.
Watch cedar forests give way to palm groves as we travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the fabled Sahara. Spend the night in a kasbah-style hotel at the edge of sweeping sand dunes.
This morning, explore the Sahara on a thrilling 4×4 excursion. Visit the village of Khamliya, where well meet a group of Gnaoua musicians. Learn about the history of this famed genre of Moroccan music, and enjoy a hypnotic performance. Later, share mint tea with Amazigh (Berber) nomads in the Sahara, and gain insights into their way of life. Transfer to Tinghir this evening.
Venture into the Dades Gorge, admiring its dramatic rock formations. Continue along the Road of 1,000 Kasbahs and pause at the maze-like Taourirt Kasbah. In Ouarzazatehome to one of Moroccos largest film studioschoose to take a lesson in traditional Amazigh medicine with a local herbalist.
Discover the magical, twisting lanes of At Ben Haddou, an ancient fortified village and UNESCO World Heritage site, then continue along high mountain roads to Marrakech. Take some free time to wander this legendary citya melting pot of Amazigh, West African, Mediterranenan, and Arab influencesand venture off the beaten path into hidden neighborhoods and artisan quarters.
Visit a historic riad for a hands-on cooking class with a renowned Moroccan chef, learning how to roll semolina and measure out spices for an exquisite tagine. Enjoy your creations for lunch, and spend the afternoon exploring Marrakech at leisure. Choose to immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Djemaa el-Fna, the citys main square, where storytellers and magicians captivate passersby; or tour the elegant Majorelle Gardens.
Depart at any time.