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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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
- Hassan II Mosque (Casablanca)
- Koutobia Minaret (Marrakesh)
- Jemaa el-Fna (Marrakesh)
- Essaouira Medina
- Cooking Class with a Berber Family
- Ait Ben Haddou
- Todra Palmeraie Gorge (Erfoud)
- Erg Chebbi Desert
- Camel Ride in the Dunes
- Royal Palace (Rabat)
- Kaftan-Making Demonstration
- Henna Workshop & Tattoo Experience
- “History, Cultures, and Female Sovereigns in Morocco” Presentation
Your Tour Includes
- Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Intra-Morocco ground transportation and transfers
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- 20 meals: 10 full buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 8 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
- Experienced English-speaking Tour Director throughout
Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect
Find your special women-only tour experiences in bold in the itinerary below.
Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.
You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.
Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca
Day 2: Casablanca/Marrakesh
Day 3: Marrakesh/Essaouira Excursion
Day 4: Marrakesh
Day 5: Marrakesh/Boumalne Dades
Day 6: Boumalne Dades/Erfoud
Day 7: Sahara Desert Experience
Day 8: Erfoud/Fez
Day 9: Fez
Day 10: Fez/Rabat
Day 11: Depart Morocco
Guided Tour Pricing
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.
Idou Anfa Hotel Casablanca
The Savoy Le Grand Hotel Marrakech
Hotel Riad BaHammou
Chergui Kasbah Hotel
Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace
Tour Hassan Palace Hotel
What to Expect
Max Group Size: 20 travelers
Activity Level: Level 2
Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More
Pacing Level: Balanced
Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More
No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.
In Dades, the accommodation is a riad. Riads are traditional multi-story Moroccan homes that have been converted into hotels. Riads do not have elevators and will require the use of stairs. In the Sahara, there is uneven and bumpy terrain. You may choose to opt out of the camel ride in the desert and stay in a restaurant or enjoy free time at the pool. There are two long days of driving with sightseeing along the way.
For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.