Morocco

Have a drink or dinner at Rick’s Café made famous in the movie Casablanca. Spend the night in Morocco’s capital city before visiting the Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca’s major landmark. See the citadel at El Jadida (Mazagao) then follow the beautiful coastline to Oaulidia, the epitome of tranquil living. Proceed to the picturesque fishing village of Essaouira and on to the Red City of Marrakesh, an enchanting palm oasis and cultural center set against the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Your expedition concludes in Ouirgane and Agafay.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Arabic

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +1

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

64° F

Morocco Expedition

Camels, Kasbahs, and Couscous

Morocco; Marrakech Souk

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

Arrive in Casablanca

  • Private transfer to hotel
  • Dinner at Rick’s Café (optional)

Accommodations: Hotel Le Doge

Day 2 – CASABLANCA / EL JADIDA

Morning visit to Hassan II Mosque

City tour of El Jadida

Accommodations: Riad Dar Malaika
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – EL JADIDA / OUALIDIA / ESSAOUIRA

Drive along the coast 

  • Lunch in Oualidia
  • Explore local shops and relax in Essaouira

Accommodations: L’Heure Bleu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – ESSAOUIRA

City tour of Essaouira

  • Walk along the ramparts
  • Visit a local wood carving workshop
  • Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah

Accommodations: L’Heure Bleu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – ESSAOURIA / MARRAKESH

Wine tasting & lunch in Val D’Argan

Visit a women’s argan co-op 

Sunset at the famous Djemaa El Fna Square

Accommodations: La Maison Arabe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – MARRAKESH

City tour of Marrakesh

  • Bahia Palace & Saadian Tombs
  • Koutoubia Mosque & Dar El Bacha Palace
  • Street food tour
  • Shopping in Marrakesh souks

Accommodations: La Maison Arabe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – MARRAKESH

Observe a workshop with traditional crafts: pottery, metal works, 

      textiles, tapestry or leather works

Visit a gallery of antiquities

Accommodations: La Maison Arabe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – MARRAKESH

Explore “New Marrakesh”

  • Gueliz and Hivernage neighborhoods
  • Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Majorelle Gardens
  • Cooking class at La Maison Arabe Cooking School
  • Dinner with a local family

Accommodations: La Maison Arabe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – MARRAKESH / OUIRGANE VALLEY (HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS)

Optional stop at Kasbah Tamadot for lunch

Cycle, enjoy the pool or relax at the spa

Observe traditional bread baking

Accommodations: Domaine de La Roseraie
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 – OUIRGANE

Explore a local market & select fresh produce for the Cooking Class

Visit Tinmel Mosque

Accommodations: Domaine de La Roseraie
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 – OUIRGANE VALLEY / AGAFAY DESERT

Optional activities in Agafay (supplements apply):

  • Quad biking, motorbiking and buggy adventures in the desert
  • Jet-skiing on Lalla Takerkoust Lake
  • Camel ride and dinner under the stars

Accommodations: Inara Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 – HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to Marrakesh or Casablanca airport

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $6,290 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

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When to go:

Year-round (July and August are hot)

What to eat:

Tagine (slow-cooked stew), Couscous (semolina grains), Harira (soup made with legumes)

What to pack:

Light-weight conservative clothing; light jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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