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 women-only 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. Meet a Moroccan designer at her boutique and learn more about how Kaftans are made from the fabrics and materials to the assembly and finishes. You’ll also enjoy a cooking class and dinner in the home of a local Berber family, and discuss “History, Culture, and Female Sovereigns in Morocco” with a university professor in a traditional Riad. 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.
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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
- 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)
Special Women-Only Departure Highlights:
- Kaftan-Making Demonstration
- Cooking Class with a Berber Family
- “History, Cultures, and Female Sovereigns in Morocco” Presentation
Max. Group Size: 20 Passengers
- 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
- 19 meals: 10 full buffet breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
- Experienced English-speaking Tour Director throughout
Find your special women-only tour experiences in bold in the itinerary below.
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
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.
2021 Departures: Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Erfoud or similar
2022 Departures: Kasbah Hotel Chergui or similar
| Breakfast, Dinner
Sahara Desert Experience
After departing Erfoud, we’ll journey through the scenic Middle Atlas mountain range, while admiring it’s 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.
Hotel L’Escale or similar | Breakfast
This morning transfer to the airport for your return nonstop flight. Your memorable tour of Morocco concludes with your arrival in the U.S. later today.
*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights on Day 12 in Rabat.
We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below and we will notify you once dates are available.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Pricing is subject to change. Payment (non-refundable) 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.
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
Le Meridien N’Fis HotelMarrakesh
Features illuminated Andalusian gardens, pools and spa. In the Menara district.
Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakesh, 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
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
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.
|2022: Mar. 1||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.
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.