Arrive Casablanca, Morocco
Arrive in Casablanca, where you are met by an A&K representative, transferred by private vehicle to your hotel and assisted with check-in.
Casablanca | Cosmopolitan Culture Capital
Explore vibrant Casablanca, visiting the ornate Hassan II Mosque, the tallest religious structure in the world. Drive to Fez and check in to your hotel.
Fez | Timeless Medieval City
Today, join your private guide on a journey back in time when you visit bustling Fez el-Bali, Fez’s timeless walled city and endless maze of markets. Once a renowned center for learning, this ancient quarter is home to the University of Al Karaouine, one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world as well as the 14th-century Medersa Attarine (Koranic college), a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture. Take a walking tour from Bab Boujloud to the former home of Jewish philosopher Maimonides, the marvelous Talaa el-Kabira to Nejjarine Fountain and a converted fondouk (inn) exhibiting carpentry artifacts. Later, a panoramic view of the Royal Palace greets you before you continue to the Museum of Moroccan Arts, which houses artistic wood carvings, tribal carpets and ceramics.
Volubilis & Meknes | Sultan Treasures and Roman Ruins
Depart for Volubilis to see its triumphal arches, basilicas and skyline peppered with some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. You also view superbly preserved mosaic floors — arguably the city’s greatest treasures — with some of its most enthralling examples depicting Orpheus charming animals with his lyre and Amphitrite in a chariot drawn by a seahorse. Continue to Meknes, one of the Imperial Cities of Morocco as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Impressive monuments recall the splendor of a city built by a powerful 17th-century sultan, such as the great Bab Mansour gateway and the royal stables. You can also see Moulay Ismail’s Mausoleum, one of few shrines in Morocco that can be visited by non-Muslims. Later, travel to Rabat, where you check into your chic hotel set in an orange grove.
Rabat | Charming Capital
Join your private guide for a city tour highlighting Rabat’s cultural influences and the well-preserved relics of its Moorish past. See the 12th-century Hassan Tower, located alongside the mausoleum dedicated to Mohamed V, and visit the Oudaya Kasbah, perched atop a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Continue overland to Marrakech, the “Pearl of the South,” and arrive at your beautiful riad-style hotel.
Marrakech | The Red City
Set out to uncover the secrets of Marrakech, including those within its medina, the old walled section of the town. See the Koutoubia Mosque and its stunning 12th-century minaret. Time permitting, you also explore the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and famed Djemaa el-Fna, the city’s main square. Experience this beating heart of Marrakech, exploring its souks and witnessing fire-eaters, snake charmers and street musicians at every turn.
Marrakech | The Atlas Mountains
Today, discover the gorgeous Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s greatest mountain range. En route, admire majestic views of snow-capped mountains and spy the tiny Berber villages nestled in the hills. Experience one firsthand when you exchange your car for a mule and ride to hilltop Imli, where you are greeted by a local and his family, and invited into their home for traditional Berber bread and mint tea. With the help of your private guide, enjoy the opportunity to talk with this welcoming local and his family, immersing yourself in a fascinating way of life. Afterward, stop for lunch at the opulent, hilltop Kasbah Tamadot before returning to Marrakech.
After breakfast, depart for the airport and board your international flight home.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.
Marrakech | Culinary Odyssey
Enjoy a cooking lesson with a dada (traditional family cook), who teaches you how prepare tagine and other Moroccan specialties, then enjoy the feast you prepare.
Marrakech | Quad Excursion
Set off on an adventurous quad ride through the Marrakech Palm Grove, cruising through ancient stands of trees, taking in views of the Atlas Mountains and stopping for mint tea in a Berber house.
Marrakech | Sidecar Riding in the Red City
Cruise off-the-beaten path for a unique motorcycle sidecar ride through Marrakech, experiencing the action-packed streets of the medina and other sights across the red city from a unique perspective.