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  • Choose to horseback ride on the beaches of Essaouira.
  • Head into the High Atlas Mountains with private guide.
  • Step into scenes from Gladiator at the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass.
  • Journey into the dunes of Erg Chebbi on 4x4 and camel.
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Medinas that brim with kaleidoscopic colors, soaring mountains that give way to endless desert, and captivating Moorish architecture that shimmers in any light, Morocco’s mystique touches all who visit. .

Morocco has fascinated travelers for centuries and for good reason: Blending the European influence of the Moors with the nomadic Berber caravans, the country offers mouth-watering food, splendid architecture and a profoundly-rich history. Get lost in the ancient, chaotic medinas, partake in the art of bargaining in one of many exotic souks, dodge snake charmers and ride a camel into the desert. In the evenings, relax in charming riads that offer modern luxuries in an Old Word atmosphere.

Begin your custom tour of Morocco with Rabat; its precious heritage is what gives it its unique character where you'll explore Roman, Andalusian, or Merinides architecture and sites. Tangier, also known as the White City, is home to Morocco's intellectuals and revolves around its bustling markets and port. In Chefchauoen experience the authentic charm of this peaceful city where the traditional crafts are still thriving! Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fez and visit the many blacksmithing, leather working, silk and tapestry workshops that have been in existence for over 100 years. Make your way through scenic cedar forests across the Middle Atlas Mountain range to Erfoud, where a 4x4 vehicle will be waiting to take you to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the largest dunes in the Sahara desert. Witness a glorious sunset over the desert from your tented camp, and then behold a night sky you’ve never laid eyes on before. Enjoy an off road excursion through the Palm grove Oasis before heading to Marrakech to view the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, El-Bahia Palace, and the famous Saadian Tombs. Experience an off-road adventure through serpentine roads into the High Atlas Mountains, visit Berber villages, and watch the light play on the red clay structures as the sun slowly dips behind purple jagged peaks. And just when you think you've seen it all, take a picturesque drive to the seaside town of Essaouira. Home to ancient fortifications, medina and artisans, enjoy time at leisure exploring the city or add tours to local vineyards, horseback riding, mountain biking and more or simply relax along the windy beaches. Rounding off the trip, return to Casablanca visit some of its most renowned monuments including La Corniche on the ocean front and the outstanding Hassan II Mosque. These are just a few of the highlights on this journey through magical Morocco, creating memories to last a lifetime. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Casablanca to Rabat
    Casablanca to Rabat
    • Welcome to Morocco
    • Casablanca - Rabat [with Casablanca Highlights & Rabat Heritage Tour] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Rabat to Tangier
    Rabat to Tangier
    • Rabat - Tangier [5 hours] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - City Tour - Entrance
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Tangier to Chefchaouen
    Tangier to Chefchaouen
    • Tangier - Chefchaouen [2 hours] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - City Tour - Entrance
  • Day 4 Chefchaouen to Fes
    Chefchaouen to Fes
    • Chefchaouen - Fes [5 Hours with Meknes & Volubilis Tour] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide (3)
  • Day 5 Fes
    Fes
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - City Tour - Entrance
  • Day 6 Fes to Erfoud to Merzouga
    Fes to Erfoud to Merzouga
    • Fes - Erfoud [7 hours] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Lunch at Taddarte Restaurant in Midelt - Lunch
    • Erfoud - Merzouga [Desert drive by 4x4] - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Merzouga to Erfoud to Ouarzazate
    Merzouga to Erfoud to Ouarzazate
    • Merzouga - Erfoud [4x4 Return ] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Erfoud - Ouarzazate [6 hours with Dades/Todra Gorges] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Ouarzazate
    Ouarzazate
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal in the South - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Ait Ben Haddou and Telouet Kasbah with Lunch - 4x4
    • Lunch Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Ouarzazate to Marrakech
    Ouarzazate to Marrakech
    • Ouarzazate - Marrakech [5 hours - Aït Ben Haddou] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - City Tour - Entrance
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Marrakech
    Marrakech
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal Imperial Cities - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - High Atlas Mountains with Lunch at Kasbah du Toubkal - Guide(12)
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 Marrakech to Essaouira
    Marrakech to Essaouira
    • Marrakech - Essaouira [2.5 hours] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour - Entrance
  • Day 13 Essaouira
    Essaouira
    • Optional activities - Mountain biking, hiking & horseback riding
  • Day 14 Essaouira to Casablanca
    Essaouira to Casablanca
    • Essaouira - Casablanca [6 hours] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Private - 1/2 day City Tour - Entrance
  • Day 15 Casablanca
    Casablanca
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
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Day 1: Casablanca - Rabat

Welcome to Morocco!  Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our local representative. 

Enjoy a brief tour of Casablanca, before being transferred to Rabat in a private vehicle with English speaking driver. En route you will visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world after Mecca in Saudi Arabia (direct payment for the entrance). Continue to visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism in Casablanca, that museum, which covers an area of 700 square meters, is the first of its kind in the Arab world. It consists of created by the Jewish Community of Casablanca in 1997 with the support of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage. It uses world-class standards of conservation for its national and international collections. Drive to Rabat and continue on to Sale, the twin city of Rabat and the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, the famous 18th century scholar and cabbalist, known throughout the Jewish world for his bible commentary, the "Or Ha-Hayyim", the famous rabbi, Raphael Encaoua is buried in the Sale cemetery, before being transferred to the hotel.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Riad Kalaa

The Riad Kalaa is a renovated Kasbah which originally dates back to the Almoravide dynasty. This ancient structure was built in 1815, in the heart of the ramparts of the medina only a few steps away from the ocean. This Kasbah converted into a hotel  and has undergone a thorough and lengthy restoration, using artisan workmanship traditional to Morocco. The Riad Kalaa features 11 rooms and suites designed to with tradition and convenience in mind with each room equipped with the modern amenities such as climate control, wireless internet access and more.  The talented culinary team at the Riad Kalaa provides guests with a plethora of dishes to enjoy including an extensive menu of Moroccan specialities.  The Riad Kalaa also features tree-lined terraces on the upper floors with a solarium and emerald swimming pool.  A traditional hammam and spa are made available as well and offer relaxing massage treatments and old fashion shaves. The architecture of the Riad Kalaa is quite unique, and features an elegant assortment of terraces, alcoves and salons, ensuring intimacy and harmonious ambiance for all the guests

Medina of Rabat
Medina of Rabat
Riad Kalaa Entrance
Riad Kalaa Entrance

Day 2: Rabat - Tangier

Travel today between Rabat and Tangier in a private vehicle with an English speaking driver.

Enjoy a city tour of Tangier and its surroundings, including the Spartel Cape and the Hercules Caves. Marvel at the picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and the famed Strait of Gibraltar, a perfect photo opportunity. Mingle through the Kasbah district located next to the port, before heading towards the old Medina. Visit some of the many shops that line the streets of the Medina and find the perfect handicraft, gift, or memory for yourself or your loved ones.  Pass the Grand Sacco and the Mendoubia Park believed to contain the fossil remains of some truly ancient creatures, including some Dragon bones.  Next, visit the Petit Sacco with its multitudes of boutique hotels and riads. This historically location has hosted a variety of famous artists including Matisse, Camille Saint Saens, Paul Bowles.

Accommodation: El Minzah

Situated on the Straits of Gibraltar, where Europe and Africa almost touch, El Minzah is a haven of peace and tranquility. During your stay you can relax in the luxuriant gardens, nestled within beds of roses and giant geraniums, lilies, hibiscus and countless exotic plants. The immaculate lawns are shaded by palm, orange and eucalyptus trees. The hotel’s charming rooms are furnished with polished woods and brass, with ornaments and pictures setting off the grandeur of the hotel. Enjoy dinner outdoors in the courtyard or in one of the other restaurants or bars; sit back and enjoy great food, ambiance, and live entertainment. Built in a Spanish Moorish style, El Minzah boasts stunning views over the Bay of Tangier, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains.

Tangier
Tangier
El Minzah Exterior
El Minzah Exterior

Day 3: Tangier - Chefchaouen

Travel today between Tangier and Chefchaouen by private vehicle and english speaking driver.

Travel in a privately driven vehicle to explore the city of Chefchaouen.  This beautiful city is located on the Rift of the mountainous region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Iberian Peninsula. Chefchaouen is known worldwide for its Medina of shady alleys, whitewashed houses with blue turquoise doors, wrought iron windows and colorful tile covered roofs. The souks are decorated with their traditionally dressed inhabitants boasting their straw hats.

Blue lime-washed houses, busy squares, steep alleyways, the best way to discover this holy town is to wander around it taking in the atmosphere. This city has a powerful charm that you really can feel in the Outa-el-Hammam square, in the cobblestone medina. Sit on the terrace of a cafe and take in the view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by that of the Torre de Oro in Seville. This Andalousian architecture can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. Its walls and its 11 crenellated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon, house an interesting ethnographic museum. In the small museum in the kasbah can be found collections of embroideries and colored and varied pieces of clothing like those worn by the region's women. The famous djellaba, this long and ample garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. For something different, visit a traditional oil mill (there are more than 1500 of them) or a craftsman's workshop. Over and above its weaving, Chefchaouen is renowned for its basket-making and its pottery.

Accommodation: Riad Dar Echchaouen

Riad Dar Echchaouen is situated in front of the Medina of Chefchaouen, in the Mountain & near of the River “Ras El Ma”. Riad Dar Echchaouen is a beautiful guest house which is the ideal place to relax and to discover the city of Chefchaouen. The house offers 12 rooms and suites decorated with the pure local tradition. Each one of the suites is equipped with a chimney, private bath room, air condition, and heating. The hotel has a terrace with a splendid view over the old Medina of Chefchaouen, the Mountains & the river of “Ras El Ma”.

Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen
Riad Dar Echchaouen
Riad Dar Echchaouen

Day 4: Chefchaouen - Fes

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a transfer between Chefchaouen and Fes. During the transfer, enjoy some brief touring stops including a visit to Meknes, the famed Ismailia capital known for its 40 km long walls and numerous gates. Next, visit Bab Mansour, the Royal stables, the amazing markets and also the popular Jewish quarter. Before arriving in Fes, explore the ruins of the ancient city of Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Upon arrival into Fes, a hotel drop-off is provided.

Accommodation: Riad Maison Bleue

Renovated from ruins, Riad Maison Bleue, the sister property to La Maison Bleue, is an elegant hotel that successfully combines traditional Moroccan influences with modern sensibilities. The 18 suites, comfortable restaurant, private spa and hammam, well-equipped gym and intimate bar exude an air of discreet luxury.  The main courtyard, with its swimming pool and lush garden is surrounded by three guest rooms and a Moorish salon. Here you will be welcomed upon arrival with a bowl of orange-blossom scented milk and almond-stuffed dates.  Six of the suites overlook this courtyard, where the palm trees, mandarin trees and pool combine to create an oasis of calm.  The hotel offers a choice of two ‘a la carte’ menus comprising traditional Moroccan cuisine or international dishes. There is also a room service menu available.

Fes Mosque
Fes Mosque
La Maison Bleue
La Maison Bleue

Day 5: Fes

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 9am. Explore the cultural and spiritual center of Morocco during this full day tour of Fes. Also known as Fes el Bali, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in the 9th century, and is home to the world's oldest university. The city of Fes reached its true economic and cultural height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Merinids, when it replaced Marrakech as the capital of the kingdom.  Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fes has retained its status as the country's Artisan centre. Artisan workshops in the medina are as active today as they were 100 years ago, and strongly contribute to the city’s industrial economy. Trades such as blacksmithing, leather working, ceramics, silk, tapestries, and sculpting are still practiced in these workshops today. The original ramparts still protect this ancient city and its estimated 9000 narrow passageways and bustling streets.

Accommodation: Riad Maison Bleue
Bab Boujelud Gate to the Medina
Bab Boujelud Gate to the Medina

Day 6: Fes - Erfoud - Merzouga

Sit back and relax as a privately driven vehicle, with English speaking driver, provides you with a transfer between Fes and Erfoud.  En-route you’ll pass through a scenic forest of cedars and across the Middle Atlas Mountain range to the mineral mining city of Midelt, where a stop for lunch is scheduled.  This journey continues along through the dramatic Ziz Gorge, passing en-route the ancient, holy city of Rissani.  It is here where the one would find the ruins of Sijilmasa, a once capital and merchant stopping locale for the ancient caravan routings of the 8th century.  After an approximate 7 hours of travel you will arrive at your final destination of Erfoud.

Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch at the hotel Taddarte in Midelt.

A 4x4 vehicle will be waiting for you to continue your adventure by heading towards the dunes of Erg Chebbi, possibly the largest dunes in the Sahara desert. The dunes of Erg Chebbi are a strikingly strange natural formation. On the top of the flattest area you could imagine, suddenly a long mountain of sand rises. This mountain is surrounded by flat and desolate nature on all sides, and you could end up wondering if it really is real. But so it is, even if its existence is so weird that it has given rise to legends and myths among the locals. Upon arrival at the camp you will witness the sunset from over the desert dunes and be astounded by the peace and calm as well as the changing colours of the landscape. If you're up to it you can also ride a camel!

Accommodation: La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp

Kensington Tours presents La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp, located an hour and half drive from Erfoud, it is strategically in the middle of the big dunes of the Erg Chebi Desert, La Belle Etoile offers a spectacular nomadic experience.  It is especially unique because of the 'Haimas', which are traditional tents made of camel skin typically used by nomadic people  Enjoy your special night  at this beautiful Oasis in a premium tented camp. Get  an opportunity to ride a camel at sunset and sunrise from the top of the dunes.Marvel at the spectacular sun at dawn and the splendid warm colors that fill the horizon at sunset. Experience a night in the desert and sleep under the blanket of stars.Your desert experience includes an authentic Moroccan dinner and breakfast in the morning.

Merzouga Dunes
Merzouga Dunes
La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp
La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp

Day 7: Merzouga - Erfoud - Ouarzazate

A 4x4 vehicle will transfer you back to Erfoud where your private vehicle awaits for your onward journey.

Travel today between Erfoud and Ouarzazate with private vehicle and English speaking driver.  En-route, stop in the Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge's more beautiful and older sister.  These gorges are located just southwest of Tinerhir and some 110 km (65 miles) from Ouarzazate.  In the latter winter, the Dades River flows and in mid-spring through early summer provides a life source to the valley`s unprecedented amount of greenery. In the valleys along the Dades Gorge, you’ll notice more argan (nut) trees more than the palmeries that surround the Todra Gorge.  When you arrive at the top of the gorges, you will notice the temperatures will be cooler, the views amazing, and the people delightful. Northwest of Rissani and Northeast of Ouarzazate, just up the road from Tinerhir are the Todra Gorges.  Experience the unbelievable glory of the massive canyon walls reaching some 300 meters (900 feet) high and continuing for some 100 meters (300 feet).   A little north-east of the southern city of Quarzazate, lays the Dadès Valley-stretching out between the peaks of the High Atlas and the Jbel Sarhro Mountain range. Known as 'The Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs', it is the most prominent of the oasis valleys that dominate southern Morocco. Originating from melt water high up in the snowfields of the Haute Atlas, the river Dadès cuts a steep gorge, known as the Dadès Gorge, at Aït Oudinar and Aït Ali. From here, it flows across the broad Dadès Valley in a south-westerly direction towards Quarzazate.  Before reaching Ouarzazate, you will make a stop in Skoura - one of Morocco’s beautiful oases.  Skoura offers weary travellers a chance to rest their feet and enjoy the abundance of nature. At first glance from the road, it resembles a sort of thin, long, oasis but if you have a chance to explore within it, you will notice it is rather large and impressive.  Continue to your lodging in the Ouarzazate area.

Accommodation: Ksar Ighnda

On the edge of the desert at Ouarzazate where the stunning light shines on a setting of natural beauty, Hotel Riad Ksar Ighnda opens its doors for you onto the Atlas Mountains: a rendezvous for discerning lovers of luxurious sensations and relaxation.

Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate
Ksar Ighnda
Ksar Ighnda

Day 8: Ouarzazate

A private vehicle with an English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

A privately driven vehicle with English speaking driver will pick you up and take you on an exploratory journey to discover some truly unique locations today. Enjoy a visit to Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village or “ksar,” ideally positioned along a once frequented, ancient caravan route linking the Sahara and Marrakech. This quaint village is located approximately 60 kilometers from Skoura, and has been featured in numerous Hollywood film productions for its very distinctive architecture. In 1987, this famed location was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also visit the village of Telouet today, located approximately 1 hour north of Ait Ben Haddou. Telouet hosts one of the area's most recognized structures, the palace of the “Lord of the Atlas.”  This palace was the residence of the once Vizier of Marrakech, back in the early 20th Century. An evocative relic of the time, dating back to the period when the Glaoui clan ruled over the Atlas and Marrakech, this palace acted as the family’s Headquarters and was situated in a dramatic location, on a broad mountain valley, providing sweeping views of the peaks on all sides. Today’s journey also travels along one of Morocco’s most picturesque and dramatic roadways, the Tizi n'Tichka passage. This route travels directly through the High Atlas Mountains range. Whilst traveling today, take time to notice the many beautifully-terraced valleys and adobe villages perched precipitously on the hillsides.

Accommodation: Ksar Ighnda
Telouet Kasbah
Telouet Kasbah

Day 9: Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Travel today between Ouarzazate and Marrakech in a private vehicle with an English speaking driver. The route through Ouarzazate to Marrakech offers wonderful photo opportunities including views of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Aït Ben Haddou, where movies such as Gladiator and Jesus Of Nazareth were filmed, and the dramatic Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: La Maison Arabe

La Maison Arabe is a legendary hotel located in the romantic medina of Marrakech and features elegant rooms and suites, unique and traditional menus at the restaurants, a swimming pool, spa and cooking school.  The hotel is built around 2 flower-filled patios. In the center of one is a refreshing fountain. Moroccan craftsmen worked long months restoring this riad (traditional Marrakech house) to its noble origins, using materials and techniques handed down over centuries.

marrakech
marrakech
La Maison Arabe
La Maison Arabe

Day 10: Marrakech

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Your tour usually starts at the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This mosque's beautiful minaret dominates the skyline of Marrakech and can be seen from almost every approach to the city thanks to a long-standing planning ordinance that forbids any other building in the old city to rise above the height of a palm tree. You will also visit the El-Bahia Palace.  This 19th century palace is elaborate in its decoration and was built over a period of seven years for Ba Ahmed, the son of the Grand Vizier Si Moussa. There are row after row of apartments—that once housed Ahmed's harem—a trapezoidal garden, a huge tiled courtyard, and many hidden treasures, both in the form of antique objects d'art and the palace's convergence of Andalusian and Moorish architecture. One of most visited sites in Morocco is the Saadian Tombs, which were only accessible via the mosque next door. However, in 1917 they were opened to the public and can now be accessed via a narrow passage that leads to an enclosed garden watched over by two mausoleums that include more than one hundred mosaic-decorated tombs. The Koranic School Medersa Ben Youssef is a Theological college founded by the Merenid Sultan Abu Hassan in the 14th century.  It was restored in 1564 by the Saadians who made it the largest theological college in the Maghreb and a rival to the important Medersa Bou Inania in Fés.

Accommodation: La Maison Arabe
Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque

Day 11: Marrakech

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Enjoy a morning excursion to the High Atlas Mountains and Kasbah du Toubkal. Heading south from Marrakech along the hairpin bends, you will eventually reach one of only two passes through the High Atlas Mountains. Perhaps make a brief stop at the Berber villages of Tahanoute or Asni and continue to the village of Imlil, where you will take a ten-minute walk up to Kasbah du Toubkal. Mules will be available if you prefer to ride! Situated on a hilltop with commanding views of the surrounding valley, the Kasbah du Toubkal was built as a summer palace for the Pasha El Glaoui. It is now a wonderful place to experience Berber hospitality and a great base from which to explore the High Atlas. Enjoy a traditional Berber lunch on the terrace overlooking the snow-capped peaks or a picnic lunch on the trail. You may wish to take a stroll to a nearby Berber village, where an invitation to share mint tea with the locals can be arranged. Kasbah du Toubkal has been heavily involved in sharing its prosperity with the local mountain villages, sponsoring much-needed health and educational projects. Head back to Marrakech at your leisure and the remainder of the day is free for more exploration of Marrakech.

Accommodation: La Maison Arabe
Kasbah du Toubkal
Kasbah du Toubkal

Day 12: Marrakech - Essaouira

Travel in a privately driven vehicle with an English-speaking driver between Marrakech and Essaouira. The approximate travel time is 2.5 hours.

Enjoy a private tour of Essaouira, one of the most picturesque towns in the country. You will dive into it's history and see how as an original Phoenician trading post, it prospered during the Roman era as citizens extracted the Tyrian purple colour from a local shellfish. Explore the fortifications that ring the city were built by the Portuguese and is inherent to the charm of Essaouira. You will have time to see the other attractions including the port, where a daily supply of fresh fish can be found, and the tremendous beach that stretches away to the south. The easy-going nature of the town, the medina, the dramatic fortifications and the beach, have created a bohemian atmosphere quite different from the rest of the country. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel in Essaouira.

Accommodation: Riad Dar L`Oussia

At the edge of the ramparts, Dar L'Oussia stands as a sentry scanning the horizon. With warm hospitality, attentive and discreet service, Dar L'Oussia welcomes guests to its 24 rooms and suites decorated in traditional elegance. The Riad also offers a traditional hammam and a small spa with massage. This hotel lounges in the sun offering gorgeous views of the bay, the sea, the port and the Medina. It is the perfect place to unwind in this beautiful town.

Essaouira
Essaouira
Riad Dar L'Oussia
Riad Dar L'Oussia

Day 13: Essaouira

Essaouira offers a great variety of optional activities. Choose between mountain biking, hiking, horseback, fishing, sailing, surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, camel rides, visits to vineyards, trekking, visits to Argan oil production, rural tourism. Minimum two people for hiking activity.

Accommodation: Riad Dar L`Oussia
Horseback on the beach
Horseback on the beach

Day 14: Essaouira - Casablanca

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a transfer between Essaouira and Casablanca.  The approximate travel time is 6 hours.

A modern city and the trade capital of Morocco, Casablanca is a magnificent mix of modernism and tradition. It is the largest metropolitan city in the Maghreb and is characterised by elegant buildings, great avenues and unique architectural art forms and Moorish finishing's featured throughout the numerous domes and columns.  This booming cosmopolitan city is characterized  by the King Hassan II mosque located by the sea and featuring a 200 meter minaret that dominates the city's landscape.  The Mosque is open to non muslims as a daily shared tour which highlights it's impressive modern interior. Then drive to visit the Jewish Historical Museum of Morocco in the Oasis area of Casablanca. Again, a driver and guide is at your disposal and will provide insight into the best this city has to offer.

Accommodation: Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche

Located in the heart of the business district, opposite the Hassan II mosque, the hotel has 141 rooms and 30 suites, each of which boasts an innovative design combining comfort, modernity and luxury. The first 4 floors of this building with charismatic architecture offer guest amenities: 2 restaurants, 1 bar, a spa spanning 2 floors, 1 ballroom, 4 meeting rooms, 1 penthouse for bespoke services and a private car park. Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche has a steam room and a fitness facility. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. This 5-star hotel features business amenities including a business center, a meeting/conference room, and limo/town car service. Dining options at the hotel include 2 restaurants along with a bar/lounge. The staff can arrange business services, tour assistance, and secretarial services. Additional amenities at this Art Deco property include spa services, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.

Casablanca
Casablanca
Exterior
Exterior

Day 15: Casablanca

A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a transfer between the airport and your hotel, or viceversa.

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Riad Kalaa: Rabat

The Riad Kalaa is a renovated Kasbah which originally dates back to the Almoravide dynasty. This ancient structure was built in 1815, in the heart of the ramparts of the medina only a few steps away from the ocean. This Kasbah converted into a hotel  and has undergone a thorough and lengthy restoration, using artisan workmanship traditional to Morocco. The Riad Kalaa features 11 rooms and suites designed to with tradition and convenience in mind with each room equipped with the modern amenities such as climate control, wireless internet access and more.  The talented culinary team at the Riad Kalaa provides guests with a plethora of dishes to enjoy including an extensive menu of Moroccan specialities.  The Riad Kalaa also features tree-lined terraces on the upper floors with a solarium and emerald swimming pool.  A traditional hammam and spa are made available as well and offer relaxing massage treatments and old fashion shaves. The architecture of the Riad Kalaa is quite unique, and features an elegant assortment of terraces, alcoves and salons, ensuring intimacy and harmonious ambiance for all the guests

Riad Kalaa Entrance
Riad Kalaa Entrance
Riad Kalaa Exterior
Riad Kalaa Exterior

El Minzah: Tangier

Situated on the Straits of Gibraltar, where Europe and Africa almost touch, El Minzah is a haven of peace and tranquility. During your stay you can relax in the luxuriant gardens, nestled within beds of roses and giant geraniums, lilies, hibiscus and countless exotic plants. The immaculate lawns are shaded by palm, orange and eucalyptus trees. The hotel’s charming rooms are furnished with polished woods and brass, with ornaments and pictures setting off the grandeur of the hotel. Enjoy dinner outdoors in the courtyard or in one of the other restaurants or bars; sit back and enjoy great food, ambiance, and live entertainment. Built in a Spanish Moorish style, El Minzah boasts stunning views over the Bay of Tangier, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains.

El Minzah Exterior
El Minzah Exterior
El Minzah Courtyard
El Minzah Courtyard

Riad Dar Echchaouen : Chefchaouen

Riad Dar Echchaouen is situated in front of the Medina of Chefchaouen, in the Mountain & near of the River “Ras El Ma”. Riad Dar Echchaouen is a beautiful guest house which is the ideal place to relax and to discover the city of Chefchaouen. The house offers 12 rooms and suites decorated with the pure local tradition. Each one of the suites is equipped with a chimney, private bath room, air condition, and heating. The hotel has a terrace with a splendid view over the old Medina of Chefchaouen, the Mountains & the river of “Ras El Ma”.

Riad Dar Echchaouen
Riad Dar Echchaouen

Riad Maison Bleue : Fes

Renovated from ruins, Riad Maison Bleue, the sister property to La Maison Bleue, is an elegant hotel that successfully combines traditional Moroccan influences with modern sensibilities. The 18 suites, comfortable restaurant, private spa and hammam, well-equipped gym and intimate bar exude an air of discreet luxury.  The main courtyard, with its swimming pool and lush garden is surrounded by three guest rooms and a Moorish salon. Here you will be welcomed upon arrival with a bowl of orange-blossom scented milk and almond-stuffed dates.  Six of the suites overlook this courtyard, where the palm trees, mandarin trees and pool combine to create an oasis of calm.  The hotel offers a choice of two ‘a la carte’ menus comprising traditional Moroccan cuisine or international dishes. There is also a room service menu available.

La Maison Bleue
La Maison Bleue
The Patio
The Patio

La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp: Merzouga

Kensington Tours presents La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp, located an hour and half drive from Erfoud, it is strategically in the middle of the big dunes of the Erg Chebi Desert, La Belle Etoile offers a spectacular nomadic experience.  It is especially unique because of the 'Haimas', which are traditional tents made of camel skin typically used by nomadic people  Enjoy your special night  at this beautiful Oasis in a premium tented camp. Get  an opportunity to ride a camel at sunset and sunrise from the top of the dunes.Marvel at the spectacular sun at dawn and the splendid warm colors that fill the horizon at sunset. Experience a night in the desert and sleep under the blanket of stars.Your desert experience includes an authentic Moroccan dinner and breakfast in the morning.

La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp
La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp
La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp
La Belle Etoile Luxury Camp

Ksar Ighnda: Ouarzazate

On the edge of the desert at Ouarzazate where the stunning light shines on a setting of natural beauty, Hotel Riad Ksar Ighnda opens its doors for you onto the Atlas Mountains: a rendezvous for discerning lovers of luxurious sensations and relaxation.

Ksar Ighnda
Ksar Ighnda

La Maison Arabe: Marrakech

La Maison Arabe is a legendary hotel located in the romantic medina of Marrakech and features elegant rooms and suites, unique and traditional menus at the restaurants, a swimming pool, spa and cooking school.  The hotel is built around 2 flower-filled patios. In the center of one is a refreshing fountain. Moroccan craftsmen worked long months restoring this riad (traditional Marrakech house) to its noble origins, using materials and techniques handed down over centuries.

La Maison Arabe
La Maison Arabe

Riad Dar L`Oussia : Essaouira

At the edge of the ramparts, Dar L'Oussia stands as a sentry scanning the horizon. With warm hospitality, attentive and discreet service, Dar L'Oussia welcomes guests to its 24 rooms and suites decorated in traditional elegance. The Riad also offers a traditional hammam and a small spa with massage. This hotel lounges in the sun offering gorgeous views of the bay, the sea, the port and the Medina. It is the perfect place to unwind in this beautiful town.

Riad Dar L'Oussia
Riad Dar L'Oussia

Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche: Casablanca

Located in the heart of the business district, opposite the Hassan II mosque, the hotel has 141 rooms and 30 suites, each of which boasts an innovative design combining comfort, modernity and luxury. The first 4 floors of this building with charismatic architecture offer guest amenities: 2 restaurants, 1 bar, a spa spanning 2 floors, 1 ballroom, 4 meeting rooms, 1 penthouse for bespoke services and a private car park. Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche has a steam room and a fitness facility. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. This 5-star hotel features business amenities including a business center, a meeting/conference room, and limo/town car service. Dining options at the hotel include 2 restaurants along with a bar/lounge. The staff can arrange business services, tour assistance, and secretarial services. Additional amenities at this Art Deco property include spa services, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.

Exterior
Exterior
Lobby
Lobby
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  • Cathleen Werblin — July 07, 2015 — Africa

    The entire trip went without a flaw. Everything lived up to my dreams and Kensington did an outstanding job in arranging tours and guides to exceed our expectations.

  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

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