Magical Morocco

Day 1: Overnight flight to Morocco.

Day 2 (Rabat): Arrive in Casablanca meet your travel director and transfer to your hotel in Rabat. Dinner.

Day 3 (Fez): This morning, take a city tour of Rabat, including the Hassan Tower and the Mohamed V Mausoleum. Continue to Fez. En route, visit the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, where you will get a chance to see the wonderfully preserved original mosaics, Roman Road and city layout. Continue to the Holy City of Moulay Idriss for a photo opportunity. Afternoon arrival in Fez. Dinner with local musical entertainment.

Day 4 (Fez): Enjoy a guided tour where you will visit the many hidden treasures of the medina, including the University of Al Quaraouiyine, the famous tanneries, Attarine Medersa and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum. Opportunities for shopping for authentic Moroccan carpets will be provided. Finally, view the exterior of the Royal Palace and walk through the famed Jewish quarter of the medina.

Day 5 (Erfoud): After breakfast, depart for Erfoud via the beautiful middle Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, a charming ski resort. Continue to Erfoud via Errachidia and the lush Ziz Valley. Arrive in the desert town of Erfoud in the late afternoon. Dinner. 

Day 6 (Erfoud): This morning, depart to explore the small city of Rissani, on the edge of the Sahara. Walk around the lively souk and visit the Kasbah. Next, drive in to the desert, where you will briefly see some fossils before meeting a local Berber family for tea and to learn about their way of life. In the late afternoon enjoy a stunning camel ride up the dunes of the Sahara desert to see the sunset. Return to the hotel. Lunch and dinner are included today.

Day 7 (Ouarzazate): This morning, continue your journey to Tinghir via the Tinjdad Road. Stop to visit the magnificent Todgha canyons, which rise to a towering 800 feet! Continue to desert city of Ouarzazate via the the Dades Valley. Dinner.

Day 8 (Marrakesh): Enjoy a tour of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah Taourirt. Continue to the Atlas Film Studios for a visit. This afternoon travel to Marrakesh via the highest road point in Morocco, the Tichka Pass, offering an impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas Mountain range. Dinner.

Day 9 (Marrakesh): Enjoy a morning tour of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, see the Koutoubia Minaret and walk through the medina, getting a chance to admire all of the different artisans performing their craft before arriving at the Djemaa el Fna Square. Free afternoon. Evening horse-drawn carriage ride. Tonight, attend the optional dinner with horse-drawn carriage ride. Enjoy dinner with belly dancing.

Days 10 (Marrakesh): Enjoy a full day at leisure in Marrakesh. Dinner.

Day 11 (Casablanca): This morning, travel to Casablanca, the commercial heart of Morocco. Upon arrival, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Casablanca, which includes the exterior of the Hassan II Mosque. Dinner at Rick's Cafe.

DAY 12: Transfer to the airport for return flight to USA.