Introduction
Entering a desert encampment after a sunset camel ride, you see only the glowing Berber tents carpeted with kilims. Cumin-scented stew simmers over a campfire. And away from the native singers and the circle of light, the sky is simply amazing. Not until a morning breeze stirs your tent’s flap do you see in full light how stunning your desert setting is. Our Morocco travel adventure is full of surprises and this is just one of the many we share with you. Colossal Saharan dunes. Cool cedar-forested mountains. Narrow gorges with ribbon-like oases in their depths. And the Kasbah? It’s the word for fortress and a restored one from the Middle Ages is actually one of our hotels. The marvelous news is that, for all its surprises and adventure, Morocco travel also delivers everything you expect. We take in the vivid, noisy markets as we travel. Morocco offers warm hospitality from a culture accustomed to the diversity of Berber, Arab, Jewish, African and Mediterranean influences. You may also be surprised to know that the climate is moderate; this is the coolest and most welcoming of the African nations.
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 - FÈS
We spend the first two nights in Fès, Morocco. Guided tours here include a fascinating exploration of the labyrinthine 9th century Medina and dine at La Maison Bleue, one of Morocco’s finest restaurants.

DAYS 3-4 - ERFOUD / MERZOUGA
Crossing the Atlas Mountains to Erfoud (1 night), the landscape changes from cedar forest to pre-Saharan hills. The next day, travel by Land Rover into the desert where you have the incredible option to climb on to your own camel for a cinematic ride to the 1,000-foot-high sand dunes of Merzouga. As the sun sets, we are welcomed into the land of the Blue Men - Berber tribesmen - where you spend a night in a beautiful tented encampment with all of the amenities (1 night).

DAYS 5-6 - OUARZAZATE
Following the desert’s edge, we enter the spectacular gorges of the Todra River for a scenic amble and a memorable lunch. In Ouarzazate (2 nights), our hotel rooms are carved from stone and overlook a wind-sculpted landscape that offers fascinating walks.

DAYS 7-9 - MARRAKESH
The road to Marrakesh (2 nights) traverses Morocco’s highest mountain pass. En route, we’ll visit a remarkable clay city on the caravan trail to Timbuktu. In Marrakesh, there are lush gardens to explore…snake charmers and fortune tellers…and shopping in the world-famous souks for carpets, tribal jewelry and Moroccan crafts. On our final evening, we’re treated to cocktails and dinner in an elegant private residence.
Picture yourself...
  • Wandering the labyrinthine streets of the medinas
  • Strolling the crest of colossal sand dunes
  • Rambling lush pathways in an oasis
Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès
Culture + Walking
9 Days / 8 Nights
Starting Point: Fès – 9:30 am – Lobby of first night hotel

Ending Point: Marrakesh – After breakfast with airport transfer


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
September 14-22, 2019$5045.00$895.00
October 5-13, 2019$5045.00$895.00
November 2-10, 2019$5045.00$895.00
Dec 28, 2019-Jan 5, 2020$5095.00$895.00
March 7-15, 2020$4995.00$895.00
Mar 29-Apr 6, 2020$4995.00$895.00
April 4-12, 2020$4995.00$895.00
May 2-10, 2020$5145.00$895.00
June 21-29, 2020$5145.00$895.00
September 12-20, 2020$5145.00$895.00
October 3-11, 2020$5145.00$895.00
October 18-26, 2020$5145.00$895.00
November 7-15, 2020$5145.00$895.00
Dec 28, 2020-Jan 5, 2021$5195.00$895.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 9 days and 8 nights
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics 
• Admissions to sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
• Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès
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The Moroccan climate is very temperate in the late spring and early fall, but it can get quite cold at night in the winter and fall. In March and May the temperature averages in the high 70s to low 60s. June and September can still be quite hot with daytime temperatures in the high 90s to low 70s. In November and December the daytime temperature is usually in the middle to high 60s.


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Accommodations
Hotel Sahrai

On a hill between the Fes Medina and the New Town, this boutique hotel has unparalleled views. Light-flooded rooms are decorated with a contemporary twist on Moroccan design. Facilities include an infinity pool, fitness center and Givenchy spa.

L’HOTEL by Château de Sable

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, L’Hotel by Chateau de Sable is located in Erfoud, 22 miles from the Celestial Ladder Hannsjörg Voth sculpture. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, garden view and terrace.

Madu Encampment

The luxury Madu encampment is situated in the dunes of the Sahara and offers accommodation in large nomadic tents made of hand-woven camel and goat hair. Tents include en suite bathroom, mattresses, colorful fabrics, Berber kilims and lanterns.

Riad Ksar Ighnda

On the edge of the desert where the stunning light shines on a setting of natural beauty, Riad Ksar Ighnda opens its doors for you onto the Atlas Mountains. In the village, you will come across Berbers, local artisans and discover typical local crafts.

Les Jardins De La Koutoubia

In the heart of the Marrakesh medina, this hotel is both elegant and authentic. In graceful Moroccan style, most rooms face an inner patio that contains a gorgeous pool. The hotel also boasts a serene Clarins spa.

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