15 Day Moroccan Allure
Air & Land
|Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses||Rabat|
|Riad Salam Fes||Fez|
|Kasbah Xaluca Maadid||Erfoud|
|Bivouac La Belle Etoile||Merzouga|
|Hotel Xaluca Dades||Boumalne Dades|
|Riad Ksar Ighnda||Ouarzazate|
|Le Meridien N'Fis||Marrakesh|
|Hotel Dar L'Oussia||Essaouira|
|Hotel Atlas Essaouira & Spa||Essaouira|
|Kenzi Tower Hotel||Casablanca|
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|2017 Dates & Prices||2017 Dates & Prices|
|Dates||Land Only||Air & Land|
Prices do not include optional tours and gratuities for guides/tour managers. Land only prices do not include arrival/departure transfers
Passengers arriving to Casablanca on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm. Rabat is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the Casablanca airport.
Mar 9, Mar 19, Apr 23, Apr 27 and Apr 30 departures will be accommodated at Hotel Atlas Essaouira & Spa in Essaouira.
Due to limited space on the small jeeps used to travel from Erfoud to overnight stay in the desert, only one small piece of luggage per passenger is permitted. Additional luggage will be stored overnight at the Erfoud Hotel and returned back on Day 8. Luggage should be locked and valuables left overnight in the hotel safe. Please pack a small overnight bag.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Is This Trip Right for You?
- Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
- Round trip flights New York-Casablanca, Casablanca-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 13 nights in First Class accommodations
- 2 nights Rabat
- 2 nights Fez
- 1 night Erfoud
- 1 night Sahara Tented Camps
- 1 night Ait Ben Haddou
- 3 nights Marrakesh
- 2 nights Essaouira
- 1 night Casablanca
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
- 27 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 8 dinners (including a home hosted dinner, and welcome & farewell dinners)
- Bottled water during sightseeing excursions
- Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
- Active itinerary with unique cultural features
- Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
- Explore the remarkably preserved Volubilis, once a major African outpost of the Roman Empire
- Join a Fez family for a dinner of home-cooked fare in their home
- Meet the women of the Argan Oil Cooperative and see how they extract nutritive oil from this nut
- Camp in the Sahara under an endless canopy of desert stars
- Explore Ait Ben Haddou, an ancient desert village on an old caravan route
- Marvel at the circus atmosphere of Marrakesh’s Djemaa el Fna Square, bustling with acrobats, performers, and snake charmers
- Stroll the inviting medina in seaside Essaouira, bustling with crafts shops and fish mongers
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455 Maryland Drive
Ft. Washington, PA 19034 USA
*Due to winter month earlier prayer time schedules, afternoon interior visits are not possible
Discovery Tours itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is located on over three acres of orange groves in Rabat.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is a short walk away from the Medina of Fez.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is a Kasbah-style property located on the edge of the desert near to Erfoud and its many attractions.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class bivouac, or tented campground, is located in the Erg Chebbi Desert.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located within the heart of the Atlas Mountains.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located on the edge of the desert at Ouarzazate.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is a short ride away from the Menara gardens.Hotel Details
This superior tourist class hotel is located by the beach in Essaouira.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is located on the beachfront in Essaouira.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
This evening, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the lively streets of Marrakesh. Upon entering the restaurant, step back into the time of Arabian folklore and relax among the sound of classic Moroccan music. Delight in the tastes of typical Moroccan fare while live music and an elegant belly dancing performance cap off the night.
(The horse drawn carriage holds a maximum of four passengers. Please note that this is not a private carriage ride).
Pick up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.
|Day #10||11 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2019||$65.00|
Depart for a morning excursion to the scenic Ourika Valley in the Atlas Mountains. Nestled at the foot of the famous ski resort Oukaimeden, the Ourika Valley rises slowly to the first hills of the High Atlas, where typical Moroccan villages are scattered amidst the towering mountains. Ourika is also famous for its “Botanic organic gardens.” During the visit, you will discover the main herbs from the region and their many uses, including culinary, health, and beauty. Enjoy lunch at the gardens and afterwards, you’ll receive a “berber foot bath” with warm water, sea salt scented with essential oils and seaweed, while tasting herbal tea composed of 8 plants of the garden.
|Day #11||11 Apr 2016 - 31 Jan 2019||$45.00|
We have been on many Gate 1 Tours and all where very good however this one stands out at the very top. Not only did we see and learn a lot but our Tour Manager, Mohamed, was over the top. Of all the excellent Tour Managers, Mohamed is way above them all. He was very thing a Tour Manager is to be and more!! Absolutely the best in all areas. The local guides were excellent for the most and the Sahara trip and the tents were amazing and great fun!! We will highly recommend this trip to friends but we always recommend Gate 1 to all who ask.Robert L. Malvern, PA
Once again, Gate 1 gave us an amazing trip with first class accommodations and the best tour guides at a very good price. Morocco is a beautiful and diverse country. We especially enjoyed spending the night in the dessert. We are looking forward to our next, fifth, trip with Gate 1.Christine O. Missouri City, TX
I have to say our trip was absolutely fantastic! Everything from the amazing sights to the superb tour and tour guide Khalid , and the weather was beyond expectations. All flights were on time and no problems with any luggage. We also made it around Spain with no problems whatsoever . Thank you very much! We can't wait for next year!Kathleen F. Ontario, Canada
OMG! The trip was amazing! Everything was wonderful: the food, the accommodation, the bus and driver and the last but not the least: the guide. Mr. Ibrahim, full of knowledge, fun and very careful with our needs! Absolutely, with no mistake. Thank you, Gate 1 for doing such a great job. I'll be looking forward to have another adventure with next year!Margareta I. New York, NY
The 15 day trip to Morocco is unforgettable. I would not have missed it for the world. My husband and I loved the trip. The structure of the trip was clearly thought out and planned beautifully. It gave me a great overview of the people, the culture, the way of live and much more about Morocco that books could not cover. The experience is above and beyond I could ask for. The hotels, the Riads, the Kasbahs were thoughtfully picked, the excursions and the food was a delight. Ibrahim (our guide) was the best, he topped my expectation as a guide. He was conscious of all of the people in the group. Aware of their capacity and their needs i.e. in respect to walking distances and stairs since some of the people in our group were older. He made sure that we were all accommodated. The group that we went with turned out to be awesome. I met some wonderful people. I loved that we had a great mix of intellectual individuals e.g. geologist/archeologist, nurses, professors, lawyer, project managers, etc... the group was a mixture of couples/singles who just want to experience the culture. Ibrahim, knowing this made sure that we all got what we came for and made sure to accommodated all of us. It made the trip worthwhile. The friendship and experiences that I have gained in this trip has been the highlight of this trip. THANK YOU IBRAHIM. THANK YOU GATE 1 for this awesome trip yet again for me. My 2nd time with Gate1. Looking forward to many more and yes, I would recommend to friends, family and colleagues to which I have been since I got back.Raquel K. Carmichael, CA
We had an excellent time. Ham, the Guide, was superb. Morocco is a great place to visit with a deep history and culture. Thanks to Gate 1 we saw a good part of it.David E. Ontario, Canada
Thank you very much Gate 1 for such a wonderful trip to Morocco. Very interesting country and beautifully represent by our extraordinary excellent tour guide Khalid. His knowledge and professionalism create positive atmosphere and enjoyable 2 weeks of traveling.His help in everything ,kindness and wisdom ,beauty of the Country i will always remember . Hope to booked our next trip with Gate 1 soon!!!!!!Anna S. Revere, MA
A great trip, Gate 1 did a top job.Howard B. QLD, Australia
It was the best! Our tour guide, Khalid, was outstanding! The small hotels were beautiful and the food was lovely. Loved Morocco. Will watch for another Discovery tour with Gate 1 one day soon.Diana M. Live Oak, CA
It was a wonderful trip. Our guide Larbi was the BEST, so kind and generous and sensitive to all our needs. The tour group was very compatible with everyone helpful and fun to be with. Morocco is a beautiful country and I fully enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend Gate 1 to friends and family.Dana S. Santa Fe, NM
This was a great trip!! It's too bad more USA citizens don't realize how wonderful Morrocco is. They are afraid to travel to Muslim countries. This is so sad. As such travel would awaken them to such a warm, beautiful and welcoming country. We had the best guide I have ever had, Larbi. He is intelligent, patient, generous, honest and understands his job thoroughly. He provided us I depth information and if he didn't know the answer to a question, he would find out quickly. We all loved Larbi. Please treat him well as he is a sterling representative for your company. The hotels and food were superb! The only suggestion for improvement I have is one less day in Marrakech and one more day in essaouria. Lovely place!! Thanks so much Gate 1 for a lovely trip! I'm recommending it to all my friends.Phyllis R. Worland, WY
The trip was great! Nice balance between lively, intense stops (eg, Fez, Marrakech) followed by tranquil stays (eg, the Sahara, Essouria). The Tour Manager, Sninat, was the best Tour Manager we've had, not just with Gate 1 but with another touring company we've used extensively in the past. You hit a home run!Eileen M. Briarcliff, NY
It was fabulous, one of the best I've been on. The weather was great, the scenery magnificent, and the people and our guide were awesome. Certainly wished I was back in Morocco on Saturday when it snowed here. Thanks for following up. Would certainly recommend the trip and Gate 1.Anita Z. Wayne, PA
We had a wonderful time and the trip was everything and more we hoped it would be. I can say the Sninat was a fantastic trip manager. Everything was seamless. I have been singing the praises of this fascinating adventure. The desert in the camp was quite the memory. This is the second time we have used Gate 1.Landrea D. Ft Lauderdale, FL
Our trip was wonderful! Ham was a great tour guide, our accommodations were beautiful and very authentic, nice people on the tour...it exceeded my expectations. Hats off to all of you at Gate 1!! Loved Morocco!Christine, Somerville, MA
Our journey to Morocco with Gate 1 Travel Discovery Tours was a phenomenal experience. I have longed dreamed of traveling to Morocco and this tour exceeded all of my expectations. A great deal of credit must be given to our tour guide, Ibrahim, who was masterful in his knowledge of Morocco in every aspect - the history, culture, food and other matters regardless of how minute. We are long time travelers, but have always traveled independently on our travels throughout the world. This was our first escorted tour and I am so pleased that I chose Gate 1 Travel Discovery Tours based on the recommendation of an acquaintance. The pacing was very good and I love the small group size. We were also fortunate to travel with a group of compatible personalities who all enjoyed each others company as well as the tour. I look forward to returning to Morocco in the future and will most certainly travel with Gate 1 Discovery Tours. Thank you!James, Pennington, NJ
Our trip to Morocco was great! Very fascinating and educational to learn about the Berber people, their culture, music and dance performances. It was a pleasant experience to have dinner with a Moroccan family in their private home in Fez. The food preparations (cooked vegetable salads with bread, tajine meat dishes and mint tea) were unique in many ways. The tour was really nice - the camel ride, Berber tent and welcome performances at the Sahara Desert, and the Gnawa music/dance. Khalid was an excellent tour guide. It was our first Discovery Tour and we enjoyed touring in a small van with only 10 passengers (including us).Susanna, Alexandria, VA
The Moroccan Allure is an exhilarating tour - such a rewarding experience, seeing all those exotic places and meeting different people. First hand, we were able to see how people from different cultures live. Of course, the highlight is the Sahara Desert journey - sleeping under the stars and being able to witness the sunrise and the sunset in the Sahara. Each of the places we stayed offered something unique from each other. I would like to thank and praise Kalid, the driver and the assistant for such terrific service. They were always available whenever we need them. Kalid is in my top list of tour guides I have met thru the years. The Moroccan Allure is one of the best tours I have taken.Evelyn, Huntington Beach, CA
Our trip was great. Ibraham was a fantastic guide. He was super organized and managed our group magnificently. I really appreciated that menus with a choice of entree were ordered ahead of time so we did not waste time waiting to be served. I also liked that he included some walking and the bus was waiting for us. He also had room assignments ahead of arrival so we received our keys without a wait. Our hotels and riads were all great. I would highly recommend a Discovery Tour.Sheila, Salt Lake City, UT
The trip was really great!! I think the Small Group aspect is really the way to go! Our guide did a super job of taking care of us! There was a good mix of free time and tour. Our only problem was way too much food served!! All of the accommodations were great!! The tent camp in the Sahara was a definite highlight!Betty, Zanesville, OH
We had a fantastic trip! All the details were carefully planned and were perfect; It couldn't have been nicer. Our accommodations and activities were wonderful; and our guide, Khalid, was an expert in his country's sights and history. We loved our small group and intend to try another Discovery Tour. This trip was one of my all-time favorites!Ewalde, Bethlehem, PA
It was a most wonderful trip - we were very lucky that there were only 17 of us. We were very fortunate to get a large and comfortable bus where we could change seats as we pleased. Our guide was so patient and knowledgeable. The driver and his assistant very good and caring and the whole experience as I have said before, fantastic! It was our 50th wedding anniversary, and my husband wanted to plan a surprise and something special to celebrate such an important occasion. He spoke to Khalid and Gate 1 graciously provided cake for our celebration and my husband purchased the champagne. It was a delightful moment shared by all of us, my husband, me and all of our traveling companions in a tent on the terrace of the Riad. The staff even sang "Happy Birthday" to our amusement. Thank you for a memorable and wonderful trip!Lucia, Austin, TX
It was a great trip, one of the best I have been on. The best part of the trip was having Khalid as our tour manager - he was awesome. He made the whole trip invaluable, with his knowledge, his attention to every detail and his great great people skills. He handled everything so to us it was seamless - luggage, meals, hotels etc. It's because of him that I would take more trips with Gate 1 Discovery Tours. I like the small group concept and I only hope there are more Khalids on the Gate 1 staff!Shirley, Milton, MA
On this trip, I can only give accolades. Hotels...amazing mix; guide Khalid could not have been more informative and accommodating; itinerary...the best of the best, and the food was unbelievably good in some wonderful spaces. I seriously cannot think how this trip could be improved. I particularly liked the pacing. We started strong and as the trip progressed we were given some rest and some down time. A perfect mix. Bottom line, I would highly recommend this trip to anyone and would encourage travelers to seek out your tours, especially the small group options. Our fellow travelers agreed that you did a great job!!! We will be a repeat customer.Kay, Belleville, IL
Our trip was fabulous. I know this was the first time this tour had been done and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in visiting Morocco. There is nothing I would change. Accommodations were unique and comfortable. The experiences were fascinating. Dinners were delicious and varied. Our guide, Khalid was so knowledgeable and did everything he could to meet the individual needs of members of the tour. His command of English is outstanding and he was very personable. Habib was a terrific driver and we loved his assistant, Mustafah, who was always available to help us on and off the bus and to attend to the luggage. We loved the home visit. That was very special. Staying in the riyads in place of big hotels gave us a real taste of the culture. They were all so different and so beautiful. We adored the Villa Mandarine. Based on our experience it is highly likely that we will take another Discovery Tour. The size of the group was just right.Roberta, Bala Cynwyd, PA
I was very satisfied with the tour. The itinerary was quite comprehensive, the hotels and meals were excellent, and the guide was very knowledgeable. The balance between sightseeing and rest at the end of the day was good. The relatively small number of participants made the logistics manageable.Richard, Brooklyn, NY
This trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The trip was absolutely wonderful. The accommodations were delightful, the food fantastic and the itinerary interesting and enjoyable. There were some things we did that weren't even mentioned on the itinerary, and that just made it even more delightful, and proved the true quality of the experience. More than anything, Khalid was absolutely fantastic as our guide. He was always upbeat, even though the guests could have tried his patience. He was such a wonderful ambassador for his country, and was so knowledgeable, which really enhanced our experience. We will definitely be taking more Gate 1 Discovery Tours!Kathy, Ann Arbor, MI
This was a totally great tour. I don't do tours, but this was too fine! Thanks for all of your help! Two things. Our guide was Khalid. We could not have had a better guide. His feeling and passion for his country and of explaining his country to us was excellent. Gate1 has a prize! Very seriously, he needs a pay raise! The pace of the tour was good, the hotels great, and the food!!!!!!! Want to also mention Karim. Leaving Morocco he took us to the airport, got us checked in and set us on our way! He took all the worry out of departure!Norman, Washington D.C.
The Moroccan Allure excursion was beyond our expectations. Please credit our guide/tour director Khalid with enhancing our trip. He was knowledgeable, affable, and concerned with the needs of all in our group. He fit his role perfectly. We enjoyed the food, the pace, the opportunities to shop - or not - and the free time to soak up the ambience of each stop. Morocco has some stunning and spectacular mountain vistas. We were surprised at the well-preserved Roman ruins and mosaics at Volubilis. Our accommodations were comfortable and clean, and in some cases luxurious. The camel ride and evening in the tented camps were very memorable. We were so glad to be participants in our equally appreciative group of twenty.Laurie, Deerwood, MN