15 Day Moroccan Allure

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Fri, Oct 20  (Sold Out) $2199 $2929*
Sun, Oct 22  (Sold Out) $2199 $2929*
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Sun, Oct 29  (Sold Out) $2199 $2829*
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Sun, Nov 05  (Sold Out) $2199 $2889*
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Fri, Dec 22  (Sold Out) $2199 $3619*
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$1999 $2799*

*Not Included:
Prices do not include optional tours and gratuities for guides/tour managers. Land only prices do not include arrival/departure transfers


Additional Information:
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.


Entry Requirements:
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?

This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is fast, with 4 one-night stays, 3 two-nights stays, and 1 three-night stay. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. We have many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is fast, with 4 one-night stays, 3 two-nights stays, and 1 three-night stay. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. We have many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Package Includes

  • 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)
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

Tour Highlights

  • 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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This is an active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours. The pace is fast, with 4 one-night stays, 3 two-nights stays, and 1 three-night stay. Three days require long transfers by shuttle bus. Some of our tours require walking over uneven surfaces or up and down steep slopes or steps. We have many early mornings. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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DAY 1 - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2 - Arrive in Casablanca, Transfer to Rabat
Arrive in Casablanca this morning. You will return to see more of this legendary city towards the end of the tour. For now, you transfer to Rabat, a heady swirl of color, culture, and history. Arrive at your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome briefing. Following the orientation, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 - Rabat City Tour
After breakfast, you tour the capital. Begin with a drive past the beautifully tiled entrance to the Royal Palace, followed by a stop at Bab Rouah, or the city's "Gate of the Winds," so called because it's been battered by Atlantic winds since its construction in 1197. Visit Hassan Tower, part of an unfinished mosque started by a 12th-century caliph. At the incredibly preserved Kasbah of the Udayas, explore the fortress and take a stroll in the French-colonial Andalusian gardens. End the day at Chellah, the necropolis and ruins of an ancient Roman outpost. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Rabat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4 - Explore Volubilis & Meknes, Overland to Fez
After breakfast, you drive inland to Fez. Along the way, stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis, the once-bustling city and African administrative center of the Roman Empire. The site also has vestiges of the Berber civilization that took the city from Rome in AD 270. Continue to Meknes and view the Bab Mansour gate, beautifully patterned with zellij mosaics. Afterwards, head on to Fez and enjoy dinner at the hotel later this evening
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - Tour Fez, Enjoy Home-Hosted Dinner
Explore the sprawling medina of Fez on foot this morning. It's said that this is the world's largest car-free urban area; undistracted by traffic, you're sure to agree that strolling here is a feast for the senses. You'll enter via the Bab Boujloud, or "Blue Gate" and visit the famed Al-Bou Inania Madrasa. Afterward, you will have an opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan carpets. Then, stop at the Chouara Tannery to see how leather is cut and dyed using traditional techniques. At the Nejjarine Museum, browse the collection of wooden arts and crafts, then view copper craftsmen at work in Seffarine Square. The tour ends outside the Karaouine Mosque and University, the oldest continuously functioning university in the world, founded in the year 859. After lunch in the medina, your guide leads you through the Jewish Quarter, or mellah, built in 1438. By the end of the walk, you'll be at the King's Palace. This evening, you're the guests of a local Fez family for dinner. Over typical Moroccan, home-prepared food, you'll connect with your hosts
Overnight: Fez
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - Cross Middle Atlas Mountains, Drive to Erfoud
Today, experience a thrilling adventure into Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains. Begin with a stop in Ifran, a Moroccan ski resort. Then ascend scenic roads past pine groves and giant cedar trees. Midmorning, you cross the 6,000-foot pass and continue west toward the great Sahara. Next, stop for lunch in the village of Midelt. Then as you approach Erfoud, enjoy views of the remarkable Ziz Gorges and vast valleys
Overnight: Erfoud
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - Experience Rissani, Sahara Camp
This morning, explore the small city of Rissani on the edge of the Sahara. En route, stop at a fossil factory to learn more about this unique activity which is famous in the region. Then, wander its lively souk, and visit a 17th-century ksar. Afterward, stop to discover the ancient ruins of Sijilmasa on the River Ziz, once a bustling Berber city and medieval trade depot. You'll pause to visit a local bread shop, where you'll witness and sample an ancient culinary art. After lunch at the hotel, you journey into the Sahara Desert, stopping en route to share tea with some welcoming locals in a Berber tent. Later, settle into your Sahara camp, where dunes rise and fall around you and feel the adventuresome spirit of explorers of old. You'll even have the opportunity to enjoy a short camel ride. Witness an incredible sunset here and enjoy traditional music under a canopy of stars
Overnight: Sahara Tented Camps
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 - Explore Desert & Todra Gorge, Overland to Ait Ben Haddou
Awake amidst the silence of the desert this morning as Morocco's natural beauty continues to astound you. After breakfast, leave the camp and make your way to the lovely oasis of Tinghir for lunch. The real attraction here is the spectacular Todra Gorge, a deep ravine carved by the Todra River over millennia. There'll be time to marvel at this sight before you continue to the Dades Valley, where roses bloom in profusion in springtime. The locals make good use of the prolific flower by producing rose water here. Dinner tonight is at your Ait Ben Haddou hotel
Overnight: Ait Ben Haddou
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - Visit Ait Ben Haddou, Travel to Marrakesh
After breakfast at the hotel, take time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, a ksar - or fortified city - along a former caravan route. This is the true Morocco: a village that seems to rise from the sands. Its desert-dusted Kasbahs and maze-like warrens are sure to enthrall you. Next, make your way to the magical city of Marrakesh. This evening, get the details about henna painting during a talk and demonstration. Dinner tonight at your Marrakesh hotel
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 - City Tour of Marrakesh, Bahia Palace
Discover historic and exotic Marrakesh today, the "City of Ochre." Begin at the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, its minaret still topped with four copper globes. Then, explore Bahia Palace, where 360 rooms were once adorned with Italian marble and Sudanese gold. For a more recent archaeological find, you'll see the richly decorated tombs of the Saadi Dynasty. You will also have the opportunity to shop for authentic Moroccan jewelry. Enjoy lunch on your own in the medina. Afternoon at leisure to explore this fascinating city independently. This evening, an optional horse-drawn carriage ride takes you through the lively streets of Marrakesh followed by a lavish dinner of Moroccan fare. Relive the days of Arabian folklore while enjoying classic Moroccan music and an elegant belly dancing performance
Optional: Dinner with Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride (PM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Majorelle Gardens, Experience Djemaa el Fna Square
Spend the morning at leisure or participate in the optional tour to the scenic Ourika Valley where typical Moroccan villages are scattered amidst the towering Atlas mountains. Here, discover the area’s natural herbs and their many uses. Before lunch at the gardens enjoy, a "Berber foot bath". In the afternoon, visit Majorelle Gardens, a botanical marvel set in the heart of Marrakesh. End your thrilling day in the famed Djemaa el Fna square, a dazzling display of acrobats, story tellers, and snake charmers. Take your time and absorb this vibrant kaleidoscope of culture, torn from the pages of Ali Baba
Optional: Ourika Valley and Botanical Gardens with Lunch (AM)
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Argan Oil Cooperative, Travel to Essaouira
A leisurely morning before departing Marrakesh. Stop at the Argan Oil Women's Cooperative to learn how this skin-nutrifying elixir is extracted from the argan nut. Arrive in Essaouira in time for dinner on your own
Overnight: Essaouira
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13 - Discover Essaouira, Gnawa Performance
Seaside Essaouira has grown into an artist's enclave over the years, and this makes for a fascinating mix of ancient and modern sensibilities. You'll be introduced to its culture with a stroll through the vibrant medina and its bustling fish market. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore its inviting ancient streets. This evening, learn about traditional music during a talk with a local expert. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail while viewing a Gnawa performance and dance
Overnight: Essaouira
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14 - Travel to Casablanca, Enjoy City Tour
Transfer to Casablanca today, stopping en route for a light lunch in a local restaurant. Upon arrival, see the fabled city's important sights, including the Mohammed V Square, the city's administrative seat. Next, marvel at the massive Hassan II Mosque*, dramatically perched on a promontory on the Atlantic. Its indoor and outdoor space can accommodate 105,000 worshippers. In the Habous district, peruse the market and admire the exterior of the Royal Palace. Tonight, a special venue was selected for your Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Casablanca
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 - Depart Morocco
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Due to winter month earlier prayer time schedules, afternoon interior visits are not possible

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Dinner with Horse-drawn Carriage Ride

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
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Ourika Valley & Botanical Gardens with lunch

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
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Moroccan Allure, September 2017
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It was wonderful! Everyday contained new and unique sights. M'hamed is a special ambassador for Morocco. His knowledge and patience is exemplary. He consistently revealed new insights into what we were experiencing making it all the more vivid. We were very well taken care of. My wife and I can't say enough positive things about our trip. We feel we saw sights we never would have seen on our own and without the logistical headaches that often accompany travel. Great job Gate 1. We look forward to our trip to Greece next month with you (and the many others we booked that follow).

Mark Q. Roseville, CA
Moroccan Allure, April 2017
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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
Moroccan Allure, March 2017
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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
Moroccan Allure, February 2017
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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
Moroccan Allure, November 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, November 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, October 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, August 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, May 2016
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A great trip, Gate 1 did a top job.

Howard B. QLD, Australia
Moroccan Allure, May 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, April 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, April 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, April 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, March 2016
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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
Moroccan Allure, February 2016
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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