Perched on the northwest coast, separated from the rest of Africa by the vast Sahara Desert, Morocco is synonymous with the exotic. Beat writers, including Ginsberg and Kerouac, drew inspiration from its chaotic streets and souks. Countless film crews – most recently for the tv series, Game of Thrones – have been drawn to its vast deserts, impressive mountains, and ancient ruins, while its largest city, Casablanca, served as both setting and inspiration for one of Hollywood’s greatest classic films.
Trips to exotic Morocco have been a European favourite for decades. Yet, despite its profound influence on broader culture, few North Americans understand what the country is all about. Visitors can wander ancient Roman ruins, feast on delicious cuisine, and drive a hard bargain in centuries-old souks (markets), all in one day if desired.
It’s also a very safe introduction to this part of the world. While Egypt has been slow to reopen to tourists following recent strife, Morocco has remained a stable, welcoming, and utterly mesmerizing slice of Northern Africa.
Our Signature Morocco – Holiday of a Lifetime, just like others in the Holiday of a Lifetime series, offers unique dining experiences, special inclusion, and personalized service. With only 13 journeys carrying this designation, these trips reflect the highest level of service and offer the very best of each destination.
The itinerary takes in four of Morocco’s great cities, including the capital, Rabat, spiritual Fez, and Marrakech, the most romantic of Moroccan cities. Also on the itinerary are the imperial city of Meknes and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Special dining experiences include cooking your own Moroccan feast with executive Chef Azzeddine Bennouna, a traditional Moroccan lunch in a Berber home, and a welcome dinner at Rick’s Café in Casablanca.
Deluxe accommodation includes a night in a luxury desert camp and two nights at Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat, the Kasbah Tamadot.
With only one departure in 2016 and a maximum number of 20 passengers, this fully escorted, small group experience will fill up quickly. The tour arrives in Morocco on the September 11th and the price per person sharing is $8,599USD or $9,899CAD.