Majestic Morocco

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Casablanca, Marrakesh, Dades, Erfoud, Fez and Rabat

Spiced with North African culture and a soupçon of French flavor, Morocco captivates with its old-world traditions and magnificent landscapes. Our escorted Morocco tour from the U.S. encompasses must-see destinations like Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat. And, if you like, a noble camel will take you on an unforgettable ride during a full-day Sahara Desert excursion. (Cue theme song from Lawrence of Arabia!) You’ll also have time to savor the country’s delightful customs, like the ritual of Moroccan tea, and delectable cuisine—couscous, tagine and pastilla. From ocean to oasis, mountains to mosques and souks to UNESCO World Heritage sites, majestic Morocco will charm you with its vibrant contrasts and warm Mediterranean lifestyle. 5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

Did you know that you can make this tour private for your friends and family? Find out more about pricing and options for your group.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 1 night in Casablanca
  • 3 nights in Marrakesh
  • 1 night in Boumalne Dades
  • 2 nights in Erfoud
  • 2 nights in Fez
  • 1 night in Rabat

Tour
Highlights

  • Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca)
  • Koutobia Minaret (Marrakesh)
  • Jemaa el-Fna (Marrakesh)
  • Essaouira Medina
  • Ait Ben Haddou
  • Todra Palmeraie Gorge (Erfoud)
  • Erg Chebbi Desert
  • Camel Ride in the Dunes
  • Royal Palace (Rabat)

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Morocco ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 17 meals: 10 full buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 5 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Director throughout

TOUR ITINERARY

Map

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Depart from the U.S.

Depart from the U.S. for an overnight flight to Morocco. Your tour includes airfare from the U.S.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Casablanca on Day 2.

Arrive in Casablanca

Apologies to Bogie, but here begins a beautiful friendship with Casablanca and this amazing country. After a morning arrival in Morocco’s economic and cultural center, you’ll be greeted at the airport by your Tour Director. Casablanca’s history—well, it’s complicated. Influences range from French to Spanish to Portuguese to Arab to British. You’ll catch a few of these influences on a guided tour, starting with a visit to the ornate Hassan II Mosque, which has the…

Casablanca/Marrakesh

Today we’ll experience another medina, which is a historic part of a city, typically walled and with labyrinthine streets. After a sumptuous breakfast, we’ll travel to Marrakesh, home of a UNESCO World Heritage medina. Our afternoon tour starts at the 16th-century Saadian Tombs and continues to the Koutoubia Mosque and a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture, Bahia Palace. The highlight will be wandering past palm readers, snake charmers, acrobats and musicians to the medina’s main square,…

Marrakesh/Essaouira Excursion

Our destination for a full-day excursion is Essaouira, a town on the Atlantic coast with beautifully preserved Moroccan charm. Along the way, we’ll stop at the Marjana Cooperative to see how argan oil, highly in demand for cosmetics and cooking, is extracted. In Essaouira, we’ll walk along a beautiful fortified wall north of Moulay Hassan Square and on to Skala de la Ville for gorgeous views of bright blue fishing boats in the harbor. We’ll…

Marrakesh

A free day to explore Marrakesh! Your Tour Director will have plenty of ideas and recommendations!

| Breakfast

Marrakesh/Boumalne Dades

Our journey through majestic Morocco continues across the High Atlas Mountains and the spectacular Tichka Pass to Boumalne Dades. We’ll stop for a brief tour of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This giant fortification, which showcases a unique example of pise clay architecture, has been a filming location for Gladiator and Game of Thrones. You’ll have time for lunch on your own before we continue to our final destination today: Boumalne Dades. Prepare to…

Boumalne Dades/Erfoud

Today, we’ll marvel at one of Morocco’s most visited natural sights, the lush Todra Palmeraie Gorge with its dramatic 985-foot-high walls. Our walking tour affords plenty of spectacular photo ops! Our travels continue to Erfoud, described as an oasis and “the Door to the Desert.” Enjoy dinner at the hotel and rest up for tomorrow’s once-in-a-lifetime Sahara itinerary.

Kasbah Hotel Chergui or similar | Breakfast, Dinner

Sahara Desert Experience

The only word for today’s full-day excursion is unforgettable! We’ll start in Rissani, a caravan center with a large vibrant souk at its heart, where we’ll hop into a 4×4 caravan to venture into the desert, winding through small villages before stopping in serene Tissardmine for a picnic lunch. As we ascend the peak of Erg Chebbi, prepare to be blown away by the desert vastness. We’ll “trade up” to camels for the real deal:…

Erfoud/Fez

After departing Erfoud, we’ll journey through the scenic Middle Atlas mountain range, while admiring its lush forested slopes brimming with cedar and oak trees. You’ll have a chance to see Ifrane, a picturesque ski area, and in the evening, when we reach Fez, catch the magical city lights as we arrive.

Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace or similar | Breakfast

Fez

Fez is home to the oldest university in the world, and today we’ll join a local expert to learn more about this 1,200-year-old city, which was Morocco’s capital for 400 years and stands as one of the world’s largest, best-preserved medieval fortified cities. Our full-day exploration includes the Fez el Bali Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where life unfolds as it did centuries ago. We’ll wander the famous souks known for authentic Moroccan carpets…

Rabat

After breakfast, drive to Rabat, Morocco’s capital and fifth largest city. Upon arrival, spend the afternoon touring the many fascinating historic sites in Morocco’s coastal capital of Rabat. You’ll see the 19th-century Royal Palace and the city’s “Gate of the Winds” (also known as Bab Rouah). Visit Hassan Tower, the minaret of an incomplete mosque that was originally intended to be the world’s largest. Construction started in 1195 and then came to a halt in…

Depart Morocco

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to the airport for our return non-stop flight. Our memorable Moroccan journey comes to an end as we arrive back in the USA later today.

*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights on Day 12 in Rabat.

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Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Dec. 3, 2021 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from New York (JFK). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

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February 12
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April 5
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April 16
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April 19
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May 10
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
2022 Departures: Single room supplement is $599

Mar 10 Departure: This is a women-only departure. To learn more about the added experiences, please click here.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments 
Reservations can be made by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

*NEW* Indicated optional tours are now available to pre-book when you reserve your trip. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour!

Availability and pricing are subject to change. Optional tours require a minimum number of participants in order for the tour to operate. If you choose to book your optional tour while on your trip, payments are non-refundable and should be made by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard or AmEx, subject to service charge).

Local Farm Full-Day Excursion & Retreat

  • Marrakesh
  • From approx. $189 Per Person, light lunch and dinner included
Full-day tour starting at 11:00 AM This retreat experience will start with a pickup from your hotel at 10:00 AM by our English-speaking driver aboard a deluxe car for a short trip to the Ourika region. Upon arrival at the entrance to the trail, you will switch to a camel ride for transfer to the farm. A welcome drink is served by the farm host, followed by a small tour of the property. Enjoy a…

Majorelle Garden & Yves Saint Laurent Museum

  • Marrakesh
  • From approx. $32 Per Person
Half-day tour starting at 9:00 AM Enjoy a morning tour of Majorelle Gardens. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City”. You will walk along shady lanes, passing exotic trees, plants, and streams as well as pools filled with water lilies and lotus flowers. You will experience the air laden with sugared fragrance and hear the chirping of…

Farm to Table Cooking Experience

  • Marrakesh
  • From approx. $77 Per Person, dinner included
Half-day Tour starting at 3:00 PM Drive to a local farm 20 minutes from Marrakesh. Upon arrival, you will have an exceptional gastronomic experience with an award-winning Executive Chef. Drawing from his extensive knowledge of North Africa’s rich food culture, the chef has curated a custom tour of his culinary world. Join him as he walks you through the mind of a Moroccan chef. From picking out fresh produce in the souks of his hometown…

Reviews

Amy

Absolutely amazing trip Aziz was the best guide imaginable Morocco is a beautiful and historically interesting country with beautiful cities, great people and fabulous history

Beth

My husband and I and several lucky members of our tour returned from Morocco on the last flight out of Casablanca to NY before the Moroccan government closed its borders because of the Coronavirus. Our tour was scheduled to be completed that day so we were able to experience Majestic Morocco in all its beauty, including our tour guide, Aziz Silmani. He is one of the very best tour guides we have ever had on the ten tours we have taken with Smartours. I can simply describe him as a gentleman and a scholar. He was so patient, kind, caring and thought only of our happiness and well being. I must say, it was a great group of people as well. Everyone was cooperative and respectful of each other. It was a wonderful tour although our families and friends texted and emailed about the increasingly stressful circumstances at home. I hope, when travel is open again, that when you choose this tour, you get to experience Aziz as your tour guide.

Jeannette W

'Magnificent Morocco' was outstanding in every way. The quality of hotels, the itinerary, and all that was included outdid my expectations. Our tour director Khalid Lamdira provided useful and enjoyable information and responded helpfully to every request. This trip was not only a terrific value but a fabulous life experience. In a comfortable bus (well-driven!) we passed lovely scenery, from lush farmlands to the Sahara (and camel ride!) to high mountain forests with monkeys. In towns, we visited historical, artistic, and archeological sites, guided expertly by Khalid. Shopping is great, both in the traditional souks and places specializing in local argon oil, rose products, silver, carpets, and leather. Members of our group had different reasons for joining this tour--or no reason beyond adventure--and all enjoyed the experience. I'd been to Morocco before and was enticed by the smarTours itinerary as a way to see what I missed previously. That goal was more than fulfilled, along with revisiting perennial wonders of Morocco. Highly recommended!

Leonie

Just got back from Morocco; we were blessed with excellent weather to enjoy the magnificent scenery this country offers.Our tour director Khalid Lamdira was phenomenal. His skills to run a smooth trip, his amazing knowledge and insights, his care for our safety, compassion and sense of humor were superb. He made our trip a real pleasure. The optional tours were worth taking. There were a couple of days with very long bus rides. I realize the distances are enormous since Morocco is larger than Texas and we were covering a lot of places. Perhaps, as a suggestion, add a day or two to the tour to break these long bus rides.Lili R-C.

Anna H

Just returned from Morocco and had an amazing time. Our tour guide was informative, funny, and protective of our well being. He, Khalid Lamdira, made our trip even more special. Accomadations were excellent. People on the tour were lovely

Paul E

I just completed my 6th SmarTours trip to Morocco, and in a word it was fantastic. Morocco is a country I would label a "Hidden Treasure". It offers so much in the way of sights, sounds and tastes. Our tour leader, Khalid Lamdira is simply the best. He is a consummate professional who is articulate, intelligent, organizes and very thoughtful. The tour itinerary is really good with visits to great cities, wonderful mountain settings and a lovely desert. A highlight of the tour certainly was the camel ride through the Merzouga dunes. The hotels all met my expectations, with those in Boumaine Dades and Erfoud having a very rustic flavor. There was a long bus ride from Erfoud to Fez, but with multiple "happy stops" and lovely scenery I can't complain. I thought that the Moroccan food was really good and I especially enjoyed the coucous. In conclusion, this was a magical trip for me. Kudos to SmarTours for putting together a splendid cost-efficient trip with a wonderful tour guide. Anyone interested in visiting Morocco should seriously consider SmarTours.

Leta

Just returned from Morocco in September 2019. The key to our most successful trip was our guide Khalid. He was outstanding - knowledgeable,efficient, effective,professional and very personable. His organizational & communication skills were superb. Very much appreciated his attention to accommodating for everyone’s individual needs and genuinely connecting with each group member. Thank you for such a thrilling adventure! Please consider offering a 3 day/2night pre or post extension to include Chefchouan, etc...

Paul E

I just completed my SmarTours trip to Morocco. In a word, it was fantastic. Morocco is a country that I would label a "Hidden Treasure". It offers so much in the way of sights, sounds and tastes. There are so many contrasts that keep the traveler excited. Our tour leader, Khalid Lamdira is simply the best. He is a consummate professional who is articulate, intelligent, organized and very thoughtful and compassionate. The tour itinerary is really good as we start in Casablanca and end in Rabat. In between, you have Marrakesh, Essaouria, the High & Mid Atlas Mountains, Erfoud, Boumaine Dades, Sahara Desert & Fez. A highlight of the tour certainly was the camel ride through the Merzouga dunes on camelback. The hotels were all really good with those in Boumaine Dades and Erfoud having a real rustic flavor. There was a long bus drive from Erfoud to Fez, but with the multiple "happy stops" and lovely scenery I can't complain. The bus driver and his helper were so adept at their jobs and made for a comfortable journey. I thought that the meals overall were very good and I especially enjoyed the couscous dishes. In conclusion, this was a magical trip for me. SmarTours is indeed fortunate to have Khalid L. as a Tour Leader. Anyone interested in visiting Morocco should seriously consider SmarTours. It offers great value for the money!

Mable J

Khalid was an excellent tour guide. He is the caliph of Moroccan history and hearld of the happy place. He is an historian, Precise, articulate and a storyteller. Khalid taught us a new Moroccan word everyday. Our group loved him. At our farewell dinner, we organized a program to thank him for sharing his country with us We recommend everyone to take the Morocco tour. It is more than Casablanca.

Jerry S

Excellent tour with an outstanding tour guide. Kalid was simply wonderful -- knowledgeable and very caring of everyone on the tour. He made everyone's experience a deight.

Plummer

We had a wonderful time on the Morocco Tour, Our Guide, Khalid Lamdira did an outstanding job keeping every body informed of up coming events and times. His knowledge of the history, geography , and culture of Morocco was a great asset and truly helped to make our tour around Morocco a memorable event.

Margery

First, the tour director, Khalid was the best: articulate, extremely knowledgeable of the history, archeology, biology and culture of his country. He was always organized and gave personal attention to questions and concerns as they came up. The areas visited were varied as well as the components of each area were varied with culture mixed with history etc.

Anonymous

This was our first experience with Smartours and also the first time we’ve taken any kind of trip with a tour group. We were very pleased with our guide, Khalid, who was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We loved the mountains and the desert, as well as all the beautiful cities we visited. We weren’t especially pleased with having to spend so much time on the bus, but we realize that it was the only way to be able to see so much of the country. We also didn’t like the limited dining available to us when we were traveling from place to place. It seemed like we were stopping at the Moroccan equivalent of a truck stop for lunch on most days, and were almost always presented with the same limited menu of fast food. We were looking forward to sampling local foods but rarely got the opportunity to do so. On the whole, this was a nice introduction to Morocco that covered a lot of ground.

Michael

The tour took us through many interesting and beautiful areas of Morocco. The tour leader was informed and very concerned that we get the most out of our experience. He made sure that we were safe and that we were satisfied with the food and with the sites we were visiting. He was always available to us. He was very caring to us. Some of hotels could have been been improved upon, especially the one in Casablanca.

Stefanie

Our guide, Kahlid, was excellent in every regard: knowledgeable, efficient, personable and very attentive to all our needs. I'm sure each traveler returned home with a completely different perspective on Morocco, indeed a quite positive one.
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