(10 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
High Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate, Sahara Desert, Marrakesh
This exclusive, ultra-luxury private Morocco tour visits Fez, the Sahara Desert, the High Atlas Mountains and Marrakesh.
Start in Fez, the intellectual and religious heart of Morocco. During private touring, explore Fez el-Bali (“Old Fez”) and its medieval medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crammed with narrow streets, tiny squares and busy workshops. See centuries-old mosques and universities, as well as the open-air tanneries. If desired, also visit studios where artisans create traditional carpets, copperware, leatherwork, ceramics and zellij tilework. Also tour Fez el-Djedid (“New Fez”) to see the Royal Palace and explore the mellah, the largest Jewish quarter in Morocco. If desired, take a day excursion to tour major Roman ruins at Volubilis and the former imperial capital of Meknes, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Continue by private air charter to the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable night in a private Bedouin tented camp among the sand dunes. Ride camels over the dunes, and enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine and gnawa music in your camp.
Continue by private air charter to the High Atlas Mountains and Kasbah Tamadot, one of Morocco’s most acclaimed luxury resorts. Designed like a traditional Moroccan fort, the hillside resort has beautiful grounds and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. During your stay, enjoy private hiking with a local guide, private visits to local Berber villages and markets, and time to relax at the resort pool and spa.
Conclude the tour in Marrakesh, a beautiful city of pink buildings, bustling souks (markets), and upscale shops and restaurants. During private touring, explore exquisite Moorish gardens and architectural highlights such as Jardin Majorelle, Jardin Menara, the Palmeraie and the Bahia Palace. See important historic monuments and districts, including the Jewish quarter, Koutoubia Mosque, and Ali ben Youssef Mosque and Medersa. If desired, also visit museums such as Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts.
Take an insider tour of the massive souks where shops offer local products such as argan oil, Berber carpets and Moroccan slippers. Also visit the spice souks, which are stocked with locally harvested saffron, cumin and other ingredients. Relax with a glass of Moroccan mint tea at one of our favorite spots, and enjoy reservations at elegant restaurants in restored ryads (guesthouses). One night, explore Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s lively main square, which transforms each evening into a multisensory pageant of energetic street performances and tantalizing food stalls. If desired, visit the best boutiques and galleries in Gueliz. There will also be time to enjoy your luxurious resort, one of the most exclusive hotels in Morocco.
Desert, Fes, Marrakech