Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and The Sahara
Trip Details
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9 Days / 8 Nights

Price Details

Accommodation in Marrakech is at the Four Seasons, upgrades to Amanjena and Royal Mansour are available on request
Per person fare is based on double occupancy. Single supplement is 150%. 25% deposit due to secure your space. $25 per person nonrefundable booking fee charged at time of reservation.  We highly recommend AuthentAssure Trip Protection, please inquire at time of booking. 
Inclusions: 
Accommodation as mentioned in the program
English Speaking guide when mentioned
Private transportation coach
Meals as mentioned in the program, beverages including soft drinks, bottled water, etc. 
All taxes.
24 hour emergency contact service 
Hotel/airport porterage 
 
Exclusions: 
International Air
$25.00/pp booking fee
Tipping for guide & driver
Alcoholic Beverages 
All items of personal nature (e.g beverage, telephone calls, laundry, personal insurance).
Anything not specified mentioned in the “inclusions” list above.
 
 
 
 
 

Trip Overview

Located at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is the closest point of contact to Europe for Africa as a continent. Rugged mountains and vast desert lands roll into bustling ancient cities. Morocco is a beautiful and diverse country painted brightly with each and every color of the rainbow. You will wind your way through this alluring and exotic country, spending time in each of the well-known bigger cities, trekking in the desert on the back of a camel, and enjoying the tranquil and mystical night sky in a luxurious desert camp. 

 

 

Points of Interest

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The Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert, also known as the Great Desert is the largest subtropical hot desert and third largest desert in the world.  With a size nearly as large as the Unites States, a trip to this vast area of the world is a completely unique and humbling experience. Here you can make a trek by camel back, experience the complete solitude of an exclusive desert camp, enjoy the sunset behind the vast plains, and gaze at the night sky offering supreme views of the stars on a clear night. 

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Volubilis

With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among the site’s greatest treasures, however, are the stunning mosaic floors, which include Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot. At day’s end, return to Fez.

Itinerary

  1. Arrival into Fez

    Overnight at Palais Faraj Suites & Spa in Ambassador suite

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  2. Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco, originally founded in the eighth century AD by Moulay Idriss I. The imperial capital was a renowned center of medieval learning; at its heart still remains the Karaouine, one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world. Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks. Visit the 14th-century Karaouine, the Hispano-Moorish Attarine Medersa (Koranic college) and Nejjarine Square. You also see the Royal Palace, madrasas and mellah (Jewish quarter) in Fez el-Jadid.

    Overnight at Palais Faraj Suites & Spa in Ambassador suite

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  3. Journey overland to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Its impressive monuments recall the splendor of a city, first built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, to rival the court of his contemporary Louis XIV of France. See the monumental Bab Mansour gateway — considered one of the finest great gates of Morocco — as well as the Granaries and the Royal Stables, which were built to accommodate some 12,000 horses. Also, see Moulay Ismail’s Mausoleum, one of the few shrines in Morocco that may be visited by non-Muslims, continuing to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. 

    Overnight at Palais Faraj Suites and Spa in Ambassador Suite

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  4. Travel to small, desert-fringed Erfoud, pausing for lunch in Midelt en route and marveling at everyday life as you pass Berber villages, endless palm plantations and the majestic Atlas Mountains. Settle into your hotel, set amid dunes and lush vegetation, with the remainder of the day to spend at leisure. Join fellow guests for dinner this evening.

    Overnight at Hotel Chergui in Standard Room 

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  5. This morning, set out to discover the fortified desert town of Rissani and explore the quarry, site of fossilized fish. Set off for the desert dunes of Erg Chebbi by four-wheel-drive vehicle, where a reception with mint tea and pastries awaits at your nomadic tented camp. Erg Chebbi’s stunning dunes can reach up to 500 feet high, creating an otherworldly landscape. Experience it like a local on camelback. Then, return to your camp for a traditional meal before a campfire, along with local entertainment. This evening, slumber in comfort as the sounds of the Sahara lull you to sleep.

    Overnight at exclusive desert camp

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  6. Journey overland to Ouarzazate, once a stopping point for African traders travelling to the cities of Morocco and Europe. En route, absorb views of the High Atlas’ southern slopes, intersecting the Dades Valley’s flourishing crops, irrigation canals and palm trees. As you travel along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs,” view the 17th-century Amerhidl Kasbah, one of the grandest in the regions, its facade appearing on the Moroccan 50-dirham note.

    Overnight at Le Berbere Palace in Deluxe Room

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  7. Begin the day by exploring Ouarzazate, a city originally built as a French garrison in the 1920s. Today, the city is a regional trade center, known for its pottery and carpets. See the Taourirt Kasbah, which now consists of simple clay houses and crenellated towers that are beautifully decorated with geometric motifs. Continue to elaborate Aït Benhaddou, site of the region’s most exotic kasbahs, where structures all but defy the laws of gravity as they perch upon the steep slope. (Some of these buildings have been featured in films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.) Proceed to the fascinating “Red City” of Marrakech.

    Tonight experience dining in Marrakech on own  - a restaurant list wil be send to you prior to travel so you are able to make reservations

    Overnight at Four Seasons in Deluxe Room

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  8. Unearth the secrets of Marrakech, beginning in the medina, the old walled section of town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This thousand-year-old city was long a political, economic and cultural center. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret and Dar Si Said; housed in a palace, it is among the most beautiful of its kind in the world. Continue to the Bahia Palace, an exemplary specimen of privileged life in the 19th century. Visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake-charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also take the opportunity to explore the city’s fabled, labyrinthine souks, their bustling alleyways brimming with all manner of wares.

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  9. Depart for your onward flight home, or continue on for a post night in Marrakech or Richard Bransons Kasbah Tamadot 

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