For most people, Morocco is a top bucket list destination. Its position as a crossroads of cultures and civilizations for centuries makes it one of the most interesting, engaging and varied places you’ll ever explore. From soaring sand dunes to dramatic coastlines and fantastically frenetic market squares— there’s no question why Morocco has been in the top 10 places to travel year after year. And when you explore with Classic Journeys, you’re not an average tourist. Following along a meticulously curated journey, you’ll see more than just the highlights of Morocco. With your own personal caravan of guides, friends and colleagues in-country, you’ll get an immersive look into the generous hospitality and vibrant culture that Morocco is famous for—all the while staying in extraordinary accommodations, from opulent hotels to your own tented encampment!
You may recognize the beautiful coastal city of Essaouira as Astapor from HBO’s “Game of Thrones". Learn the secrets and flavors behind tajine, as you cook and enjoy the delicious savory stew and Morocco's national dish. Enjoy a wine tasting in the company of the cellar master at a private estate carpeted in vineyards, olive and Argan trees.
DAY 3 – Desert Encampment
Our friends follow ancient cheese-making traditions to produce a delicious goat’s cheese that they invite you to taste with them. Imagine an encampment of oriental-inspired tents in the most beautiful corner of the Moroccan desert. Arriving on camelback, you'll toast to a fabulous dinner under the stars.
DAY 4-6 - Marrakech
Marrakech's renowned square offers an exhilarating mix of snake charmers, monkey tamers, storytellers, acrobats and other performers. You'll meander with your guide through the souks meeting with local artisans selling traditional Moroccan leather wares, exquisite Berber rugs, hammered copper plates and handmade jewelry. After touring the home of famed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his eclectic Majorelle garden - you'll understand why Marrakech is in the midst of an artistic renaissance. You'll also wander through Bahia Palace and the Jewish quarter on your way to Koutoubia mosque.
Starting Point:Essaouira – 2:00 pm – Lobby of Hotel, Essaouira
Ending Point:Marrakesh – – Marrakesh hotel lobby
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- Award-winning boutique hotels that provide you unlimited access to the people and places, culture and history you came to experience
- All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 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
- When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
Privileged Access Events
- One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Extend Your Trip
The Historic Road to Fès: Fès
A medieval medina that hasn’t changed since the 9th century. Ancient Roman mosaics that emerge from hills of silvery olive groves. The holy town where Islam was introduced to Morocco in 789. On this exciting expedition to northern Morocco, time doesn’t just stand still – it pulls you backward...View trip