Moroccan Odyssey: A 14-Day Journey

14 Days

Package Highlights:

Flights depart from New York to Miami and Washington on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Group Size: Small groups with a maximum of 15-22 travelers, ensuring an intimate experience.
Flights: Round trip flights included from New York to Casablanca and back.
Departure Options: Departures available from other cities; click on the departure date for choices and prices.
Airfare Inclusions: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are covered.
Accommodations: Enjoy 11 nights of comfortable hotel.

  • 1 nights in Rabat
  • 2 nights in Fez
  • 1 night in Erfoud
  • 1 night in Sahara Tented Camps
  • 1 night in Ait Benhaddou/Ouarzazate
  • 3 nights in Marrakech
  • 1 nights in Essaouira
  • 1 night in Casablanca

Rabat, Morocco:

  • Hassan Tower
  • Kasbah of the Udayas
  • Oudaya National Museum of Ornaments

Volubilis & Meknes:

  • Volubilis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Bab Mansour gate in Meknes

Fez, Morocco:

  • Fez Medina (Fes el-Bali): UNESCO site, one of the world’s oldest medieval cities known for labyrinthine streets and historic architecture.
  • Bab Boujloud (Blue Gate)
  • Borj Nord: This historic fortress offers panoramic views of the city. It’s an ideal spot to appreciate the layout and architecture of Fez from a high vantage point
  • Al-Bou Inania Madrasa
  • Chouara Tannery
  • Nejjarine Museum
  • Karaouine Mosque and University King’s Palace of Fez: While not typically open to visitors, the King’s Palace is known for its grand architecture and impressive gates. Visitors can admire its exterior and appreciate its significance.

Marrakesh, Morocco:

  • Majorelle Gardens
  • Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
  • Bahia Palace
  • Djemaa el Fna Square
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Optional Ourika Valley and Botanical Gardens

Cooking Class in Marrakesh
Argan Oil Women’s Cooperative
Essaouira, Morocco:

  • Medina Exploration
  • Jewelry Shop Visit
  • Gnawa Performance

Casablanca, Morocco:

  • Mohammed V Square
  • Hassan II Mosque
  • Hablus District Market
  • Royal Palace

Errachidia:  Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum: Explore the mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, a significant historical figure in Moroccan history, known for its intricate architecture and peaceful ambiance.

  • Ziz Valley: Enjoy a scenic drive through the Ziz Valley, renowned for its lush palm groves and breathtaking landscapes, offering excellent photo opportunities.
  • Local Markets: Immerse yourself in the daily life of residents by exploring the vibrant local markets (souks), where you can shop for handicrafts and souvenirs.

Erfoud: Fossil Factory: Visit a fossil factory to learn about the ancient craft of fossil excavation and discover a wide range of fossils, including ammonites and trilobites.

  • Rissani: Explore the charming town of Rissani, known for its bustling market and the presence of a 17th-century ksar (fortified village).

Merzouga (Sahara Desert):

  • Erg Chebbi Dunes: Witness the towering sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, a mesmerizing natural wonder. Take camel treks to reach the dunes, experience breathtaking sunsets or sunrises, and immerse yourself in the serene desert environment.
  • Desert Camps: Spend a night in a traditional desert camp, where you can experience Berber hospitality, gaze at the starry desert sky, and enjoy desert music by a campfire.

Todra Gorge:

  • Hiking: Embark on scenic hikes along the Todra River and within the steep cliffs of Todra Gorge, appreciating the stunning natural beauty and unique rock formations.
  • Rock Climbing: For adventure enthusiasts, Todra Gorge offers opportunities for rock climbing, with options catering to different skill levels.


  • Kasbah Ait Benhaddou: Explore the UNESCO-listed Ait Benhaddou, a well-preserved mud-brick kasbah (fortified village) that has been featured in numerous films and television shows.
  • Taourirt Kasbah: Visit the Taourirt Kasbah, a historical site that was once a palace. Explore its intricate architecture and interior, reflecting Morocco’s rich history.
  • Atlas Film Studios: If you’re interested in the world of cinema, take a tour of the Atlas Film Studios, where many famous movies were filmed, offering insights into the film industry.

Additional Inclusions:

  • Hotel taxes, fees, and service charges.
  • Hotel porterage service.
  • All transfers included when purchasing airfare as part of the package for specified arrival and departure dates.

Meals: Breakfast and diner daily including a home-hosted dinner.

Sightseeing: Explore Morocco with guided sightseeing in modern, air-conditioned vehicles.

Local Expertise: Benefit from the services of a local English-speaking tour manager throughout your journey.

Comprehensive Experience: Gain access to guided sightseeing tours and entrance fees as per the itinerary.

Cultural Immersion: Engage in an active itinerary featuring unique cultural experiences.

2024 Tours Dates



Depart this evening on your transatlantic flight on Royal Air Maroc’s direct flight to Casablanca. Begin your journey as you depart for Morocco.

rrive in Casablanca this morning and transfer to Rabat, a captivating blend of vibrant colors, rich culture, and storied history. Check in to your hotel and enjoy some leisure time. Later in the afternoon , Rabat's Rich Heritage explore Rabat's historical treasures. Drive by the ornate Royal Palace entrance and stop at Bab Rouah, known as the "Gate of the Winds." Visit the iconic Hassan Tower, an unfinished 12th-century mosque. Discover the Kasbah of the Udayas, a historic fortress, and enjoy a stroll in the enchanting Andalusian gardens. Wrap up your day at the Oudaya National Museum of Ornaments. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure. delightful dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Rabat Meals: Dinner

After breakfast in Rabat, your journey to Fez begins with a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis. This ancient Roman city offers well-preserved ruins and a 30-minute walk through its historical treasures, including mosaics and ancient buildings. Get ready to immerse yourself in history before continuing your adventure to Fez. Continuing your journey, you'll arrive in Meknes, a city renowned for its historical significance and architectural beauty. Here, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the stunning Bab Mansour gate, a masterpiece adorned with intricate zellij mosaics.Finally, proceed to Fez, where you'll check in to your hotel and have some free time for relaxation and exploration.

Overnight: Fez Meals: Breakfast

Begin your day with a fascinating exploration of Fez's sprawling medina on foot. Enter through the renowned Bab Boujloud, also known as the "Blue Gate," and visit the prestigious Al-Bou Inania Madrasa. Take the opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan carpets and then visit the Chouara Tannery, where leather is crafted and dyed using traditional techniques. Explore the Nejjarine Museum, home to a remarkable collection of wooden arts and crafts, and witness copper craftsmen at work in Seffarine Square. The tour culminates near the Karaouine Mosque and University. After lunch in the medina, your guide will lead you through the Jewish Quarter, or mellah, and the walk concludes at the King's Palace. Tonight, savor a delightful dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Fez Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, journey towards Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains. Your adventure begins with a stop in Ifrane, a Moroccan ski resort. Later, you'll cross the 6,000-foot pass and continue westward towards the magnificent Sahara. Enjoy a stop for lunch in the charming village of Midelt. As you approach Erfoud, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the breathtaking Ziz Gorges and expansive valleys. Continue your journey to Erfoud, where you'll dine and spend the night.

Overnight: Erfoud Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, set out to explore the small city of Rissani, situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert. En route, visit a fossil factory to gain insights into this unique craft, famous in the region. Explore the bustling souk and discover a 17th-century ksar. Along the way, pass by the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa along the River Ziz. Stop by a local bakery to observe and sample this age-old culinary tradition. After lunch at the hotel, venture into the Sahara Desert. En route, enjoy tea with welcoming locals in a Berber tent. Later, settle into your Sahara camp. Take the opportunity to embark on a short camel ride before concluding the day with a delightful dinner.

Overnight: Sahara Tented Camps Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, depart from the camp and make your way to the oasis of Tinghir, where you'll enjoy a leisurely lunch. The true highlight of the area is the Todra Gorge, a deep ravine carved over millennia by the Todra River. Continue to the Dades Valley, known for its lush rose blooms in springtime. The locals produce fragrant rose water from these prolific flowers. Conclude your day with dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Ait Benhaddou (Ouarzazate Region) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a ksar (fortified city) situated along a former caravan route. Explore its dusty Kasbahs and intricate labyrinthine passages. Continue your journey to the vibrant city of Marrakesh. Check in to your hotel and enjoy some free time before tonight's dinner.

Overnight: Marrakesh Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Discover the enchanting city of Marrakesh today. Your exploration begins at the Majorelle Gardens, a botanical marvel nestled in the heart of the city. Next, visit Koutoubia, a 12th-century Mosque and minaret, crowned with four copper globes. Explore the Bahia Palace, renowned for its 360 rooms adorned with Italian marble and Sudanese gold. Explore the richly decorated tombs of the Saadi Dynasty and end your morning at the lively Djemaa el Fna square, a mesmerizing showcase of acrobats, storytellers, and snake charmers. Take your time to absorb the vibrant and culturally rich atmosphere. In the evening, enjoy dinner as guests of a local Marrakesh family.

Overnight: Marrakesh Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wake up early for an optional Hot Air Balloon Ride*. Drift above the picturesque Marrakesh landscape as the sun rises, then return to enjoy a traditional Moroccan breakfast. Spend your day at your leisure exploring the city or join an optional excursion to the scenic Ourika Valley*, nestled among the towering Atlas Mountains. Here, you'll encounter traditional Moroccan villages amidst breathtaking scenery. Learn about the area's natural herbs and their many uses. Before your garden lunch, indulge in a "Berber foot bath." Later in the afternoon, return to your hotel.

(*The itinerary offers two optional activities, the Hot Air Balloon Ride and the Ourika Valley excursion, which operate simultaneously. Passengers may choose to participate in only one of these tours.)

Overnight: Marrakesh Meals: Breakfast

This morning, head to the Medina for a half-day cooking class at an authentic Riad. Learn to prepare traditional Moroccan tajine and salads with expert guidance. After lunch, depart from Marrakesh and make your way to Essaouira. En route, visit the Argan Oil Women's Cooperative to learn about the production of this valuable oil.

Today, immerse yourself in Essaouira's rich culture with a leisurely stroll through the medina and a visit to the bustling fish market. Discover a renowned jewelry shop known for its exquisite, handcrafted silver jewelry. The afternoon is free for your own explorations. In the evening, gain insights into traditional music during a talk with a local expert. Learn about the art of henna painting and witness a demonstration. Savor a refreshing cocktail as you enjoy a mesmerizing Gnawa performance and dance.

Overnight: Essaouira Meals: Breakfast

Today, travel to Casablanca, with a brief stop for a light lunch along the way. Upon arrival in the fabled city, embark on a tour of its key attractions, including Mohammed V Square and Hassan II Mosque*. In the vibrant Hablus district, explore the market and admire the exterior of the Royal Palace. This evening, during dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager.

(*Please note that the Hassan II Mosque may be subject to unexpected closures for local religious observances. Your Tour Manager will provide further details locally.)

Overnight: Casablanca Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your incredible 14-day adventure through Morocco concludes today as you head back to your home country, carrying with you indelible memories of this country's vibrant culture, historic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes.

Departures are available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

We trust that your Moroccan Odyssey has been an enriching experience!

Please be aware that this itinerary is subject to potential adjustments, and your Tour Manager will keep you informed and provide any necessary details throughout your journey.

Should you have any specific requests or wish to make modifications to the itinerary, please do not hesitate to inform us, and we will be delighted to assist you further. Wishing you safe travels!

Featured Hotels

Guaranteed Departure Every Wednesday – Friday – Sunday
from Washington / New York / Miami
(Hotels may vary based on departure day of the week)


Rabat, Morocco's capital, rests along the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It's known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas.


Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval Marinid architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere.


Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire.


Casablanca is a port city and commercial hub in western Morocco, fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The city's French colonial legacy is seen in its downtown Mauresque architecture, a blend of Moorish style and European art deco.

Package Includes

  • Airfare
  • 4 star hotels
  • 1 Dinner at Chez Ali Fantasia in Marrakech
  • 1 Dinner with family in Fez
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • All Transfers
  • Escursion to the Sand Dunes/Bivouacs by 4×4
  • English Speaking Guide

Package Excludes

  • Tips for hotels
  • Instructor gratuity

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Moroccan Odyssey: A 14-Day Journey
  • New York / Washington / Miami
  • Casablanca
  • English