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Splendors of Morocco, 12 Days Casablanca to Marrakech with A&K


Highlights
  • Discover all that exotic Morocco has to offer, from the historic cities in the north to the mysterious desert
  • Experience the Sahara in style when you sleep under the stars at an A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp amid the stunning Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Stay in the fascinating “Red City” at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech, your home for three nights
  • Visit Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, a garden created by an artist and later restored by design legend Yves Saint-Laurent
  • Explore Meknes and Volubilis, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to unveil Morocco’s unique culture and past
  • Embrace life like a local with a ride on camel back and by horse and carriage

Uncover vibrant, colourful and exotic Morocco, jewel of North Africa and one of the world’s most stylish and fascinating destinations. Journey from the coastal port city of Casablanca inland to medieval Fes, the Atlas foothills and the Saharan desert reaches, to sensuous, legendary Marrakech, where snake charmers, musicians, storytellers and acrobats bring Djemaa el-Fna Square to life. Explore labyrinthine souks full of treasures, savour mouth-watering cuisine, marvel at ancient medinas, bustling kasbahs and towering minarets, and relax in elegant hotels.


Day One

Arrive Casablanca, Morocco

Arrive in Casablanca, where, after clearing customs and immigration, you are transferred to the city’s newest luxury hotel, designed with contemporary styling and traditional Moroccan accents. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this exotic setting, the inspiration for the eponymous, 1942 Humphrey Bogart film.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca

 

Day Two

Rabat & Fes | Ancient Traditions, Rich Heritage

Begin the day in the port city of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest metropolis and its commercial hub. Visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque, which accommodates up to 25,000 worshipers; its minaret stands as the tallest religious structure in the world. Then, travel to the Moorish city of Rabat, capital of Morocco, to visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of modern Morocco, grandfather of the current king. View the Mauresque-style Hassan Tower and Oudaya Kasbah, along with its scenic Andalusian garden. Continue to Fez for a special cocktail reception followed by a welcome dinner hosted by A&K.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Palais Faraj Suites & Spa

 

Day Three

Fes | Timeless Medieval City

Explore Fez el-Bali (Old Fez), the cultural heart of Morocco. Founded in the eighth century by Moulay Idriss I, this imperial capital was a renowned centre of medieval learning. Stroll the labyrinthine old quarter, with its 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks, on a market visit of exceeding authenticity. Watching local craftsmen in action — working with bronze and pottery — makes for an engaging artisan visit as well. Next, proceed to the intricately detailed 14th-century Karaouine — one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world, and Nejjarine Square. You also see the Royal Palace, madrasas and mellah (Jewish quarter) in Fez el-Jadid.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Palais Faraj Suites & Spa

 

Day Four

Volubilis & Meknes | Roman Ruins & Regal Treasures

Journey overland to explore Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. With its triumphal arches, basilicas and capitals, the Volubilis skyline brims with iconic examples of Roman architecture. Among its greatest treasures, however, are the mosaic floors of former family dwellings, which include depictions of Orpheus charming animals with his lyre, nine dolphins signifying good luck and a portrait of Amphitrite in a seahorse-drawn chariot. Upon completing this glimpse into antiquity, proceed to a winery outside Meknes for lunch set among the region’s sun-bathed vineyards and olive groves. Return to Fez with your evening at leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Palais Faraj Suites & Spa

 

Day Five

Erfoud | Desert Oasis

Travel to small, desert-fringed Erfoud, pausing for lunch en route and marvelling at everyday life as you pass Berber villages, endless date palm plantations and the majestic Atlas Mountains. Settle into your hotel, with the remainder of the day to spend at leisure. Gather for dinner this evening. Your gourmet meal is prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: L’Hotel by Chateau de Sable

 

Day Six

The Sahara | Into the Desert Dunes

This morning, discover the fortified desert town of Rissani. Continue to the desert dunes of the Sahara by four-wheel-drive vehicle, where a reception with mint tea and pastries awaits at your nomadic tented camp. The stunning reddish-hued sand dunes can reach up to over 150 metres high, creating an otherworldly landscape. Experience it like a local on camel back. As the sun sets, celebrate your unforgettable desert foray with a Scenic Sundowner. Return to your camp for a traditional meal before a campfire, along with distinctively Moroccan entertainment. Then, slumber in comfort as the sounds of the desert lull you to sleep.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp

 

Day Seven

Ouarzazate | Road of a Thousand Kasbahs

Journey overland to Ouarzazate, once a stopping point for African traders travelling to the cities of Morocco and Europe. En route, absorb views of the High Atlas’ southern slopes, intersecting the Dades Valley’s flourishing crops, irrigation canals and palm trees. Travel along the “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs” to Ouarzazate and your delightful oasis of a hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Le Berbère Palace

 

Day Eight

Ouarzazate | Door of the Desert

Begin the day in Ouarzazate, a city originally built as a French garrison in the 1920s. Today, it is a regional trade centre, known for its pottery and carpets. See the Tifoultoute Kasbah, a majestic 17th-century fortress featuring a panoramic view of the valley of Ouarzazate and the High Atlas Mountains. Continue to elaborate Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the region’s most exotic kasbahs, some of which have been featured in famous films, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Le Berbère Palace

 

Day Nine

Ouarzazate | Crossing the High Atlas Mountains

Journey over the High Atlas Mountains, observing everyday life in remote rural towns, to the fascinating “Red City” of Marrakech, where you settle into your luxurious hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech

 

Day Ten

Marrakech | Exploring the Red City

Today, begin to unearth the secrets of Marrakech, starting in the medina, the old walled section of town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its architectural jewels, including the soaring Koutoubia minaret. Then visit Dar El Bacha, home to the pasha of Marrakech in the early 20th century. Afterward, visit Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square, which is filled with orange juice stalls and vendors, along with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake charmers and street musicians performing at every turn. You may also wish to stroll the city’s fabled, labyrinthine souks.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech

 

Day Eleven

Marrakech | Design Your Day

Begin your day at Jardin Majorelle, a picturesque garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later restored by design legend Yves Saint Laurent. Stop at the recently opened Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby, for an up-close look at some of the famed designer’s creations. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Learn to Cook with Moroccan Spices with a cooking demonstration and tasting.
  • Explore the Souks of Marrakech with an expert guide, walking narrow streets lined with centuries-old shops
  • Enjoy a Guided Walk of the Historic Jewish Quarter, once a thriving centre of religious freedom and tolerance.

Tonight, attend a special farewell dinner with entertainment by a local gnaoua band.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech

 

Day Twelve

Depart Marrakech

Transfer to the Marrakech airport and board your international flight home.
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Journey Details
  • This journey contains some active elements.
  • Minimum age is 10 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 6:15 p.m. on Day 1.
  • Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 11.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
  • Long drives should be expected on this itinerary. This is the only way to experience the magical scenery that this exotic country has to offer.

 


Departure Date Price Per Person Twin Share
01Feb20 $11,585
08Feb20 $11,585
15Feb20 Sold Out
22Feb20 $12,165
29Feb20 $12,165
07Mar20 Sold Out
10Mar20 $12,165
14Mar20 Sold Out
21Mar20 $12,165
28Mar20 $13,035
04Apr20 $13,035
11Apr20 $13,035
14Apr20 $12,165
18Apr20 $12,165
25Apr20 Sold Out
28Apr20 $12,165
02May20 $12,165
09May20 $12,165
12May20 $12,165
16May20 $12,165
26May20 $12,165
30May20 $12,165
06Jun20 Sold Out
29Aug20 $12,165
05Sep20 $12,165
12Sep20 $12,165
15Sep20 $12,165
19Sep20 $12,165
22Sep20 $12,165
26Sep20 Sold Out
03Oct20 $12,165
10Oct20 $12,165
13Oct20 $12,165
17Oct20 $12,165
20Oct20 $12,165
24Oct20 $12,165
31Oct20 $12,165
07Nov20 $11,585
14Nov20 $11,585
21Nov20 $11,585
28Nov20 $11,585
05Dec20 $11,585
08Dec20 $11,585
12Dec20 $11,585
19Dec20 $13,035

 

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Four Seasons Casablanca

Situated on the oceanfront, Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca is a sleek resort-inspired escape. It boasts magnificent views of the Atlantic. This hotel blends cool architecture with Moroccan flair. The Four Seasons is part of the AnfaPlace Living Resort. This resort was designed by cutting-edge London architects. It combines residential, shopping and entertainment. Rooms are ultra-spacious and the hotel houses three restaurants and lounges for ocean-view dining, an outdoor heated pool and one of the city’s finest spas and gym. Please note that the hotel does not serve alcohol.

 

Palais Faraj Suites & Spa, Fes

Allow the Palais Faraj to take you back in time a thousand years, this grand building with its sumptuous designs and bespoke furniture has the ideal location in the heart of Fes. The Palais Faraj is full of fabulous fountains, intricate arches, carved wood, stucco laces, beautiful marble floors and sacred geometry. This boutique hotel boasts a selection of beautiful suites. Each suite has been designed using the distinguished art of secret alchemy complemented by the latest luxury facilities.

Boasting two restaurants and two bars; the Moroccan Restaurant L’Amandier is one of the best in Fes. As special requests, courses of Fassi cuisine and natural cosmetics of the Moroccan women can be arranged, as well as workshops of brocade weaving, pottery, stucco and zellige uncovering some of the Moroccan traditions.

 

A&K Exclusive Desert Camp, Sahara Desert

A convoy of 4×4 vehicles takes all the equipment necessary to the dunes of Merzouga. Traversing the rocky, flat-baked sand bordering the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you can jump in the convoy or arrive in style by camel, where a traditional mint tea awaits your arrival.

The tents themselves are extremely comfortable and decorated in Berber style to enhance your desert experience. Large rugs keep out the night chills, while your bed space is accompanied by a torch – essential in the desert where the sun is the only source of light – and your campfire, of course. All tents have a small wash basin with cold running water, with towels and basic shower provisions provided. Two chairs stand sentry outside your tent – perfect for watching the permanently shifting dunes and the incredible desert sunsets.

Each tent has use of a bathroom just a few feet away, with a canvas partition separating the sink area (with the luxury of hot and cold running water) from the toilet and shower area at the back.

 

Le Berbère Palace, Ouarzazate

Built in Kasbah style, Le Berbére Palace is a desert oasis of cool shady terraces and traditional Moroccan hospitality, with fragrant alleyways surrounded by jasmine and roses. Built in the Moorish style, this hotel transports you to another world, whether via an intimate breakfast on the terrace of your bungalow or candlelight dinner during the Ouarzazate starry night.

Inside, you find opulence at every turn, from décor to furniture and furnishings – this hotel is palatial in style. What’s more, it is a superb base from which to explore the vastness of the surrounding desert, whether by Land Rover, camel or mountain bike.

 

Four Seasons Marrakech

The Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is located across from the Menara Gardens and just a short walk from the ancient walls of the medina. Offering a new concept for Marrakech, combining comfort and luxury in open spaces but with the feeling of being completely private.

The design of the resort compliments the local architecture but also shows modern influences. This is an ideal destination for everyone, looking after couples, families and business travellers with services and activities to keep everyone happy.


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