Original Travels | 2023
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Seasons: Winter, Spring, Autumn | Days: 11 | Level: easy
Experience the ultimate luxury during your Moroccan adventure, staying in top-notch accommodations and dining at fine restaurants. With a private vehicle and driver at your service, you'll have the freedom to explore at your own pace and convenience. Indulge in unique experiences and cultural immersion, such as private tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cooking classes, and visits to local artisans. And of course, no luxury trip to Morocco would be complete without a traditional hammam experience to relax and rejuvenate.
Welcome to Morocco! After arriving in Casablanca, you'll be picked up by your private driver and taken to Rabat. Check into your luxurious accommodations and explore the city with the help of your driver. Enjoy a delicious lunch that suits your taste, with plenty of traditional and contemporary options to choose from. Walk off your meal by exploring the blue-painted Oudaya neighborhood and its crown jewel, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Catch a beautiful sunset from the ramparts before indulging in Rabat's culinary scene, with good Moroccan food and excellent French and Italian options in the embassy quarter of the New City.
Explore imperial cities starting with the magnificent Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V in Rabat. Continue to the historic town of Meknes to visit the Ville Impériale area, then head to Moulay Idriss, Morocco's oldest town, for lunch amid its hilltop charm. Explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its best-preserved ruins from the Roman empire. End your day in Fes at a luxuriously appointed five-star riad with a central courtyard and possibly its own hammam. Enjoy a relaxing massage or dinner at one of the city's best dining spots recommended by your driver and specialists.
After breakfast, your local guide will take you through the charming alleys and narrow roads of the UNESCO-protected Fes medina. Explore the grandiose madrasas and palaces, as well as the small details of daily life. You'll get recommendations for lunch and dinner, and in the afternoon, visit iconic tanneries and mosaic workshops to learn about the importance of local craftspeople. Return to your riad for a break or continue exploring the city, or even take a private cooking class with an English-speaking chef to learn about North African ingredients and traditional cooking. After the class, feast on your delicious creations.
Start your day early to reach the Sahara and begin your desert adventure. Cross the Middle Atlas through the town of Azrou and Cèdre Gouraud Forest, then stop for lunch in Midelt before passing through the Ziz Valley to see ancient ksars. As you approach Merzouga, you'll see early signs of Saharan dunes and can stop at a local artisan collective to learn about fossils. Mount a camel and take in the spectacular ride across the dunes as the sun sets. Arrive at a luxurious camp nestled at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes for a relaxing glamping experience. Enjoy incredible meals and live music by the fire, and gaze at the stars from your romantic spot before turning in for the night.
Explore the vast Erg Chebbi dunes on a private tour in a Jeep with your guide. Visit a local nomadic family for tea and learn about the region's history and cultural influences. Continue to the village of Khamleya to listen to spiritual healing Gnawa music and watch a maâlem group of musicians and dancers perform their lively beats. In the afternoon, choose to rent a sandboard or join an ATV/Quad tour, or simply relax at camp. Watch the sunset from the top of a dune before enjoying dinner and traditional Berber music by the campfire. End the night stargazing under the clear desert sky.
Experience the awe-inspiring desert sunrise in Merzouga before embarking on a four-and-a-half-hour private transfer to the luxurious Dar Ahlam hotel in Skoura. Along the way, indulge in cultural sites and take in the breathtaking and unique landscape. Immerse yourself in the authentic Saharan market of Rissani, and admire the ancient Jewish quarter of Tinghir. Marvel at the stunning red-stained limestone of the Todra Gorge and the world-renowned Rose Festival in May. Unwind and rejuvenate in the opulent Dar Ahlam hotel, nestled in the serene palm grove of Skoura.
Dar Ahlam is a 200-year-old fortress in the Moroccan desert that operates as a luxury hotel. It offers a secluded getaway surrounded by palm groves and almond trees for guests seeking to escape the chaos of everyday life.
This riad is devoted to promoting health, well-being, and tranquility, and provides a variety of traditional relaxation treatments. The surrounding farmland and organic vegetable garden provide a decadent array of local cuisine, making dining a noteworthy experience. Cool off in the pool or jacuzzi, or relax by the river on hot and balmy days.
Discover ancient trade routes through the Valley of A Thousand Kasbahs to Ouarzazate. Explore the 11th-century ksar of Aït Benhaddou, famous for its appearances in films like Gladiator. Cross the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, taking in panoramic views of the mountains and plains. Immerse yourself in luxury at your elegant riad. Sip fresh mint tea by the pool or venture to Jemaa el-Fna square. Indulge in a memorable meal at a nearby cafe or street vendor, or explore Marrakech's modern food scene. Savor every bite in the culinary heart of Morocco.
Begin your day in Marrakech with a private tour led by a local guide through the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get lost in the vibrant souks and maze-like alleys, and marvel at the exotic spices, colorful babouches, and intricately-pierced lanterns. Learn about the history and stories of the Medina, Souk, and Mellah neighborhoods while your knowledgeable guide provides great recommendations for lunch. In the afternoon, continue your private tour to explore the Bahia and El Badii Palaces, Saadian Tombs, and the iconic Majorelle Gardens. Walk through two and a half acres of peaceful water gardens, visit Morocco’s only museum dedicated to Berber art and culture, and explore Yves Saint Laurent’s gallery in this urban oasis.
Your day is going to be packed with exciting and enriching experiences! You'll start off with a peaceful morning hot air balloon ride, taking in the beautiful views from high up in the sky. Then, you'll head to the Amal Non-Profit NGO to learn the art of Moroccan cooking, all while supporting a great cause. After the cooking class, it's time to relax and rejuvenate with a luxurious hammam experience. Let the expert practitioners pamper you with traditional treatments and rituals, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed. Finally, you can wind down with a lovely afternoon tea at La Mamounia, savoring delicious treats in an elegant and serene atmosphere. Overall, your day promises to be a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation - an experience you won't forget anytime soon!
As your Moroccan adventure comes to an end, you may have time for some last-minute sightseeing in Marrakech or tea at a traditional café before heading to the airport. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences you've had in Morocco and take them with you as you depart from Marrakech Menara Airport.