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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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
A free day to explore Marrakesh! Your Tour Director will have plenty of ideas, but we recommend two optional experiences. The first is a half-day tour that combines a couscous cooking demonstration with a visit to the exquisite Majorelle Gardens. In the evening, your second option features a horse-drawn carriage through Marrakesh followed by an authentic Moroccan dinner with live music and belly dancing.
Sahara Desert Experience
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.
2021 Departures: Hôtel L’Escale or similar
2022 Departures: Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace or similar
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.
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.
|Depart||Return||Depart - Return||Best Value Pricing - Reserve by Oct. 1, 2021 Flight included unless otherwise indicated.||
Oct. 1, 2021 Price Increase
|2021||2021||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|November 2||November 13||Nov 2 - Nov 13||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|2022||2022||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|February 1||February 12||Feb 1 - Feb 12||$2,799||$2,899||$3,199||Select|
|February 15||February 26||Feb 15 - Feb 26||$2,699||$2,799||$3,099||Select|
|March 15||March 26||Mar 15 - Mar 26||$2,849||$2,949||$3,249||Select|
|April 5||April 16||Apr 5 - Apr 16||$2,799||$2,899||$3,199||Select|
|April 19||April 30||Apr 19 - Apr 30||$2,899||$2,999||$3,299||Select|
|May 10||May 21||May 10 - May 21||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|June 14||June 25||Jun 14 - Jun 25||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|September 6||September 17||Sep 6 - Sep 17||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|September 20||October 1||Sep 20 - Oct 1||$2,799||$2,899||$3,199||Select|
|October 4||October 15||Oct 4 - Oct 15||$2,799||$2,899||$3,199||Select|
|November 8||November 19||Nov 8 - Nov 19||$2,599||$2,699||$2,999||Select|
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
2021 & 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 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).
Couscous Cooking Demonstration and Gardens with Lunch
- From approx. $95 Per Person, lunch included
Authentic Moroccan Dinner
- From approx. $50 Per Person, dinner included
Enjoy an optional dinner at an authentic Moroccan restaurant, where you’ll enjoy live music, bellydancing, and of course, delicious Moroccan cuisine.
Local Farm Full-Day Excursion & Retreat
- From approx. $189 Per Person, light lunch and dinner included
Majorelle Garden & Yves Saint Laurent Museum
- From approx. $32 Per Person
Farm to Table Cooking Experience
- From approx. $77 Per Person, dinner included
Hotel Odyssee CenterCasablanca
More than a hotel, Odyssee center is a meeting place, a real urban jewel and full of character. Its well-connected location provides easy access to the main attraction sites of the city. The hotel offers personalized service and a customer experience in a comfortable, authentic, and participative fashion.
Angle rue Kamal Mohamed et، Rue Mohamed Al Quori, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
Kenzi Rose GardenMarrakesh
Avenue du Président Kennedy
Le Meridien N’Fis HotelMarrakesh
Features illuminated Andalusian gardens, pools and spa. In the Menara district.
Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, Morocco
Hotel Xaluca DadesBoumalne Dades
Decorated in the style of different African countries, this hotel is surrounded by mountains and offers panoramic views of the Dades Valley.
Boumalne Dades, Morocco
Hotel Riad BaHammouBoumalne Dades
More than just a place to stay, Hotel Riad BaHamou is full of incredible corners ready for you to have a unique experience.
Km 26 route des gorges du dades – Douar Ait Ouffi – Boumalne Dades – Maroc
Kasbah Hotel Xaluca ErfoudErfoud
Built with adobes, the traditional Moroccan building blocks, this unique hotel is set among palms and dunes.
Route D’Errachidia Km. 5 Bp, Erfoud, Morocco
Chergui Kasbah HotelErfoud
The Chergui Kasbah Hotel is a newly constructed hotel standing on a site that brings together the largest and most spectacular dunes in Morocco.
Carretera de Arfoud a Errachidia, Km 5,5. Erfoud, Morocco
7 Avenue des FAR La ville nouvelle
30000 Fès, Maroc
Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan PalaceFes
Immersing you in stylish luxury, Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace is a welcoming respite for discerning travelers. Unpack your bags in elegantly appointed accommodations enhanced by refined design elements and bathed in natural light.
8 Avenue Ahmed Chaouki, Fes 30000 Morocco
The View Hotel RabatRabat
Avenue Ennakhil, Rabat – Maroc
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
- Note: Body temperature is monitored for all arriving passengers with thermal cameras installed in the Arrivals airport areas.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Morocco)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Morocco)
Flights from the U.S. and back are on the following schedules. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing customs and immigration if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least three-and-a-half hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
|2021: Sep. 21, Oct. 5||Royal Air Maroc||8:45PM||4:00 PM|
|2021: Nov. 2||Royal Air Maroc||8:45 PM||3:00 PM|
|2022: All Dates||Royal Air Maroc||TBA||TBA|
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Royal Air Maroc does not assign seats in advance, and smarTours® is not involved in seat assignments. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check-in.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at Casablanca hotel on Day 2 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Land-only services end after breakfast at your hotel in Rabat on Day 12 of the itinerary listed on our tour page. Transfer to Casablanca airport is not included.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. U.S. citizens do not require visas. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates for current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets, along with final instructions and additional travel tips, will be sent to you 7–10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are not currently required. However, you may wish to consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.
The temperature in Morocco ranges from the mid-50s to the mid-70s in the fall and spring, the mid-60s to mid-90s in the summer and mid-40s to mid-60s during the winter.
Some religious sites may require more conservative attire (no sleeveless tops, short skirts or shorts).
You may dine at the hotels or restaurants recommended by your Tour Director. Average cost for a hotel dinner (excluding drinks) is about $15-20 per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals, but not all restaurants will do so.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange cash to local currency or you can withdraw local currency from an ATM. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of casual separates with climate and comfort in mind.