Itinerary #1: Luxury Morocco Getaway: Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes & Marrakesh
Discover Morocco's history, culture, and cuisine on this luxury highlights getaway, an excellent option for first-time visitors looking for a balance of elevated experiences. Tour the Royal Palace in Rabat, feast on the best of Moroccan cuisine at Le Marocain in Marrakesh, explore the maze of blue streets and indulge in an upscale spa treatment in Chefchaouen, and take private tours of Fes, the ruins of Volubilis, and the Dar Jamaï palace in Meknes.
|Day 1||Arrive in Casablanca, Transfer to Rabat, Half-Day Rabat Tour||Rabat|
|Day 2||Transfer to Chefchaouen, Self-Guided Tour||Chefchaouen|
|Day 3||Transfer to Fes via Volubilis & Meknes||Fes|
|Day 4||Tour the Fes Medina, Dining at L'Amandier Palais Faraj||Fes|
|Day 5||Transfer to Marrakesh, Dining at La Mamounia's Le Marocain||Marrakesh|
|Day 6||Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon, Half-Day Marrakesh Tour, Hammam & Spa Experience||Marrakesh|
|Day 7||Tasting Marrakesh Tour, Depart Marrakesh|
Get acquainted with Rabat, Morocco's capital, on a walking tour that includes visiting the Royal Palace and souvenir shopping in the souk before enjoying panoramic views of the city from your elegant hotel, aptly named The View Hotel. Your next stop is the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen, where you'll have time to explore the labyrinthine-like streets, visit local landmarks and unwind at the 5-star Lina Ryad & Spa. After a breakfast feast the following day, you'll be transferred by private car to Fes with stops in Volubilis for a tour of the Roman ruins and Meknes to marvel at the Dar Jamaï palace and the iconic Bab al-Mansour gate.
You'll have a full day in Fes to wander through the souks, learn about medieval Marinid architecture, and visit dozens of monuments, including the Bab Boujloud (Blue Gate) and Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, before indulging in a fine dining experience at L'Amandier Palais Faraj, where Moroccan dishes are prepared with traditional techniques and modern flair. Then, your driver will whisk you to Marrakesh for a hot-air balloon ride, a hammam and spa experience, and a traditional meal at Le Marocain. On your final day, get one last taste of Morocco on a private gastronomy tour before departure. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Moroccan Luxury Odyssey: Marrakesh to Erg Chigaga Desert
Enjoy time in and around the imperial city of Marrakesh on this luxury itinerary that pairs a city stay with a desert escape. You'll take a private food tour through lively Marrakesh and refresh at a spa before setting off to the Sahara for a sunset camel ride and a restful stay at a luxury desert camp. There's also the chance to take a fossil tour in Zagora, visit historic Aït Benhaddou, stop by an argan oil collective, observe artisans at work, and shop handcrafted souvenirs in Tamegroute and Taznakht.
|Day 1||Arrive in Marrakesh, Dining at Villa des Orangers||Marrakesh|
|Day 2||Tour Marrakesh, Hammam & Spa Experience||Marrakesh|
|Day 3||Transfer to Zagora via Ouarzazate & Draa Valley, Fossils Exploration in Zagora||Zagora|
|Day 4||Transfer to Erg Chigaga, Tamgroute Pottery, Camel Ride||Erg Chigaga|
|Day 5||Transfer from Erg Chigaga to Ouarzazate via Foum Zguid & Taznakht||Ouarzazate|
|Day 6||Transfer to Marrakesh via Aït Benhaddou, Marrakesh Food Tour||Marrakesh|
|Day 7||Depart Marrakesh|
Kick off your trip with an al fresco dinner at your 5-star hotel, Villa des Orangers. The next day, take a private tour of Marrakesh, including a visit to Bahia Palace, followed by a hammam experience at a luxury spa. On Day 3, your private driver will take you over the High Atlas to Taddert to visit an argan oil cooperative where you can learn about (and purchase) this natural product with cosmetic and culinary uses. Then, continue to Zagora for a private fossil tour and a farm-to-fork dinner before spending the night at the tranquil Dar Hnini Kasbah estate.
On Day 4, you'll visit the Jewish Quarter of Amzerou, then observe ceramic artisans at work in Tamegroute followed by a desert Jeep ride to reach the dunes of Erg Chigaga, where you'll take a sunset camel ride and spend a night at the serene Azalai Desert Camp. Watch for gazelles and other wildlife as you cross Lake Irqui, a dried-up salt lake, then shop for handcrafted Berber rugs in Taznakht. On arrival in Ouarzazate, Morocco's Hollywood, tour a movie studio before enjoying celebrity-level treatment at your 5-star hotel, Le Berbere Palace. You'll return to Marrakesh for a final day of souvenir shopping in the souks. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: Lavish Moroccan Adventure: Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains, Agafay Desert & Essaouira
This luxury adventure is ideal for travelers interested in outdoor activities paired with elevated urban exploration. In addition to visiting the lively souks and green spaces of Marrakesh and Essaouira on private tours, you'll also hike in Toubkal National Park and Ourika Valley, cruise desert dunes by camel, ride horseback along the beach, and stay in style in luxury accommodations.
|Day 1||Arrive in Marrakesh, Dinner & Show at Azar Restaurant||Marrakesh|
|Day 2||Half-Day Marrakesh Tour, Explore the Exquisite Gardens of Marrakesh||Marrakesh|
|Day 3||Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride, Transfer to Imlil, Trek in Toubkal National Park||Imlil|
|Day 4||Transfer to Agafay Desert via Ourika Valley, Camel Ride||Agafay|
|Day 5||Transfer to Essaouira, La Madada Dining Experience||Essaouira|
|Day 6||Half-Day Essaouira Tour, Cooking Class at Madada Atelier||Essaouira|
|Day 7||Horseback Riding at Essaouira Beach, Transfer to Marrakesh & Depart|
Take a dip at one of the pools at your 5-star hotel, El Fenn, on arrival in Marrakesh, then experience an evening of Moroccan cuisine and culture with a dinner show at Azar Restaurant. The next day, follow your guide to some tranquil spaces in the city, including Le Jardin Secret (The Secret Garden) and Majorelle Garden. You'll rise early on Day 3 to take in Marrakesh at sunrise from the basket of your personal hot-air balloon followed by a Champagne breakfast before departing to Imlil for a hike in Toubkal National Park and lunch with a Berber family.
Enjoy a guided hike to a waterfall in the Ourika Valley, then continue to the Agafay Desert for a camel ride and an overnight stay at White Camel Lodge, a luxury desert camp. Then, your driver will transfer you west to the port city of Essaouira, where you'll have some free time to shop, play a round of golf, or check out local art galleries and museums before a high-end dining experience at La Table by Madada. Make the most of your final day with a private tour of Essaouira, a cooking workshop at Madada Atelier, and a horseback ride along the coast. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Jewels of Northern Morocco Luxury Tour
Focusing on Northern Morocco, this luxury tour is suited to travelers keen on experiencing the region's blend of cultures through historic sites, cuisine, and engaging activities. You'll enjoy private tours of ancient cities such as Rabat and indulgent experiences like a traditional hammam at a luxury spa, high-end shopping in Fes, and fine dining on the terrace at historic Villa Josephine in Tangier.
|Day 1||Arrive in Casablanca, Half-Day Casablanca Tour||Casablanca|
|Day 2||Transfer to Fes via Rabat, Half-Day Rabat Tour, Relais de Paris Restaurant||Fes|
|Day 3||Half-Day Fes Tour, Hammam Royal at Hammam Mernissi||Fes|
|Day 4||Transfer to Chefchaouen via Meknes & Volubilis||Chefchaouen|
|Day 5||Transfer to Tangier, Dining at Villa Josephine||Tangier|
|Day 6||Tales of Tangier Tour, Caves of Hercules, Café Hafa||Tangier|
|Day 7||Depart Tangier|
See the highlights of coastal Casablanca, including Morocco's largest mosque, the Hassan II Mosque, on a private tour before retiring to sophisticated accommodations and top-notch service at the Four Seasons Hotel. The next day, your driver will take you to Rabat to see the sites and shop in the souks en route to Fes, where you'll feast on traditional cuisine with a modern touch at Riad Maison Bleue, then experience a stay at Karawan Riad, a restored 17th-century palace. Visit cultural landmarks and shop for luxury goods with the guidance of a local expert, then refresh with a hammam experience at Hammam Mernissi.
On Day 4, stop by the sprawling Roman ruins of Volubilis to explore the UNESCO-listed site, then continue to Chefchaouen, where you'll have free time to wander the famously blue-hued streets and relax at the 5-star Lina Ryad & Spa. Then, your driver will chauffeur you farther north to port city Tangier for an evening of fine dining on the terrace at Villa Josephine, a historic 5-star property that blends old-world European and Moroccan glamour. On your last full day, visit local landmarks, such as Grand Socco Square, then check out the Caves of Hercules on a private tour before toasting your journey with a final Morcoocan feast. Learn more
Itinerary #5: Moroccan Sun, Sand & Souks: Luxury Tour of Coastal Towns & Marrakesh
Golfers, beachgoers, and those seeking a leisurely pace and 5-star stays will enjoy this coastal itinerary. Enjoy a round of golf, quad biking, and beach buggy rides at a seaside resort in El Jadida, a kitesurfing lesson and free time to explore on your own in Essaouira, and a hot-air balloon ride, a private tasting tour, and spa experience in Marrakesh.
|Day 1||Arrive in Casablanca, Transfer to El Jadida, Dining at George||El Jadida|
|Day 2||Explore El Jadida, Nature Excursion, Moroccan Cuisine & Dance at Al Firma||El Jadida|
|Day 3||Transfer to Essaouira, Dinner at Le Salon Oriental||Essaouira|
|Day 4||Tour Essaouira, Kitesurfing Adventure in Sidi Kaouki||Essaouira|
|Day 5||Transfer to Marrakesh, Private Tasting Tour||Marrakesh|
|Day 6||Sunrise Balloon Flight, Marrakesh Tour & Hammam, Dining at Amanjena||Marrakesh|
|Day 7||Depart Marrakesh|
Your coastal getaway begins in El Jadida, south of Casablanca, where you can visit UNESCO-listed Cité Portugaise, then choose from the on-site amenities at the 5-star Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, which includes 4.3 miles (7 km) of beachfront, 13 restaurants and bars, a spa, and a golf course. Spend the morning visiting El Jadida's historic sites, such as the Fortress of Mazagan, at your own pace before cruising the coast on a quad bike or beach buggy. Then, return to the hotel for an evening of Moroccan dance, music, and cuisine (made with organic ingredients sourced from the on-site farm!) beneath the stars at Al Firma.
Next, your driver will transfer you south to Essaouira for an afternoon at Heure Bleue Palais's rooftop pool and an elegant dinner at Le Salon Oriental. Try an exhilarating kitesurfing lesson at Sidi Kaouki Beach the following day before heading to Marrakesh. Here, you'll dive deeper into Moroccan cuisine with a three-hour private guided tasting tour. Cap off your Morocco journey with a serene sunrise hot-air balloon ride over Marrakesh, some pampering at a 5-star spa, and a sensory dinner at Amanjena before departure. Learn more
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