Morocco

From Sea to Sahara

Base Fare:
$6,995 per guest, double occupancy

Your Journey includes

Shore excursions in Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchauouen, Marrakech and more.
All entrance fees during included excursions.
Most meals daily, as noted in itinerary.

14 nights in outstanding accommodation

Round trip air fare from Toronto. Air gateways available across Canada.
Private car home pick up service.

Morocco

“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Your journey through Morocco begins in the famous city of Casablanca. From here, let the vibrant contrast of the orange clay architecture against electric blue skies awaken your senses and draw you further into Morocco’s lively yet ancient culture. Marvel at the splendour of a desert sunrise from the back of a camel. Immerse yourself in the history and archaeology of Rabat’s museums. Savour local cuisines both unexpected and familiar. Although you might fall in love with the culture of Morocco, the sights, sounds, and tastes of your journey will sustain you until your next visit.

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Base Fare:
$6,995 per guest, double occupancy

Discover, Learn, Experience, on private excursions

  • Exploring Casablanca with Welcome Lunch 

  • Rabat, archaeological masterpiece 

  • Chefchaouen, the charming blue and white village

  • Ras el Maa, lunch at Bouzaafer Mosque 

  • Fez, 2,000 year old Imperial City 

  • Holy town of Moulay Idriss 

  • Archaeological site of Volubilis 

  • Midelt, Merzouga and Bivouacs in the desert 

  • Camels to the dunes for a desert sunrise 

  • Todra Gorge 

  • Village of Boumalne Dades 

  • Ouarzazate, the impressive valley of roses 

  • Aït Benhaddou 

  • Tizi-n-Tichka, the highest mountain pass in 
Morocco 

  • Marrakech 

  • Phoenician trading post, Mogador 

  • Two beating hearts of Safi 

  • Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan

 Necessities – Know the cost of your Journey before you leave home

  • All Taxes incl. GST, HST, PST, VAT 

  • Gratuities on all included items; Jerry Van 
Dyke Journey Managers, sightseeing guides, 
coach drivers, porters, attraction guides etc. 

  • Private car home pick up or a credit, or an 
overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton 

  • All service charges on included items 

  • Entrance fees during sightseeing 

  • Services of a professional Journey Manager
  • Services of local expert guide
  • Deluxe overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Full pre-trip information and assistance
  • All sightseeing as listed
  • Meals as listed

Outstanding Accommodation

  • Casablanca, Kenzi Tower, 3 nights 

  • Rabat, Tour Hassan, 1 night 

  • Chefchaouen, Dar Echaouen, 1 night 

  • Fez, Palais Amani, 3 nights 

  • Merzouga, La Belle Etoile Bivouacs, 1 night
  • Boulmane Dades, Xaluca Dades, 1 night
  • Marrakech, La Maison Arabe, 2 nights
  • Essaouira, Atlas Essaouira & Spa, 2 nights

Air Travel with scheduled airlines, not charters

  • Toronto to Casablanca to Toronto
  • Guests from across Canada join us. Contact our office for additional air gateways

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

  • TWIN: $6,995
  • SINGLE: $9,245

ALL FARES ARE FOR DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO. OTHER AIR GATEWAYS AVAILABLE.

These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to proect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Cancellation / Interruption Emergency Medical Seniors Emergency Medical Annual Medical Plan All Inclusive Annual Plan Baggage and Personal affects Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR MOROCCO

Enjoy your private car home pick up service. Guests departing from Toronto are greeted at the airport by your Journey Manager and Jerry Van Dyke staff who assist with your check in. Meet your fellow travellers and board your flight.

Day 2

CASABLANCA

On arrival, our local guide greets us with a warm, friendly smile. Afternoon at leisure to relax in comfort and elegance at your hotel and prepare for your coming adventure in one of the most interesting countries in the world. (Dinner)
Overnight Casablanca, Kenzi Tower

Day 3

EXPLORING CASABLANCA

Experience the economic capital and discover the central market, the district of Habous, Royal Palace, Mohamed V square, the residential district of Anfa and the exterior of the Hassan II mosque, whose minaret soars 175 m above the city. A welcome lunch brings your new family of travellers together to indulge in each other’s experiences. This afternoon and evening are free for you to wander, relax or slumber. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Overnight Casablanca, Kenzi Tower

Day 4

RABAT

A scenic journey takes us to the administrative capital of Rabat to witness the archaeological museum, the splendid Mohamed V mausoleum, the Hassan Tower and the Garden of the Oudayas; the Chellah. Your afternoon is free to do as much, or as little as you please.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Overnight Rabat, Tour Hassan

Day 5

CHEFCHAOUEN, UNESCO

Explore the medina and the winding alleys of this charming blue and white village, reminiscent of the small Andalusian villages of southern Spain. Look into the past at the Ethnographic Museum, also known as the Kasbah Museum. As part of UNESCO’s Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, Chefchaouen is vastly worthy of a few more minutes to stop, listen, feel and ponder. At the Ras el Maa, the water source that supplies all of Chaouen with drinking water, enjoy a visit of the wash houses where locals hand-wash their laundry. Our path takes us to the hilltop Bouzaafer Mosque for a visit with lunch. The afternoon is yours to discover. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Overnight Chefchaouen, Dar Echaouen

Day 6

FEZ, IMPERIAL CITY

A relaxing morning brings us to Fez followed by a panoramic tour of the city. Today is a day to wander and let yourself be seduced by the charm of this lively city, where old lingers and modern beckons around every corner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Overnight Fez, Palais Amani

Day 7

MOULAY IDRISS, VOLUBILIS

This morning we explore the holy town of Moulay Idriss. Spread over two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun, it holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. A new dynasty began here with Moulay Idriss bringing the religion of Islam and starting the construction of this marvelous city. At the archaeological site of Volubilis, our guided tour exhibits the partly excavated Roman city commonly considered the ancient capital of the Roman-Berber kingdom of Mauretania. Savour lunch in Meknes, followed by a visit to the old imperial capital. Enjoy the famous Bab Mansour gate, the royal stables, the Jewish quarter and vast El Hedim Square. Return to Fez later this afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Overnight Fez, Palais Amani

Day 8

FEZ

An exhilarating day in the religious capital of Morocco. Cradle of a thousand-year-old monarchy, Fez shares her memories of 12 centuries of history and expresses the extreme refinement of Hispano-Moorish culture. The cultural and spiritual center of traditional Morocco, Fez is unique in its splendor. Visit the Medina, Medersa Attarine or Medersa Bou Inania, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the exterior of the Karaouine mosque. Dine on local fare in the heart of the medina. The souks of Fez remain a labyrinth of culture, sights, sounds and smells not to be missed. Thankfully, our guide is an expert and shares the charms of this vast medieval gems. Dinner at a riad in the Medina. (Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner) 
Overnight Fez, Palais Amani

Day 9

MERZOUGA

Our morning departure takes us on an idyllic route to the edge, and into, the desert. Along the way, admire and enjoy the sumptuous parade of mountains, valleys, forests, canyons and desert. In Midelt, a town in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges, we transfer by 4x4 from Erfoud to Merzouga for an unforgettable, unimaginable experience. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Overnight in a Desert Camp, La Belle Etoile Bivouacs

Day 10

BOUMALNE DADES

If you choose, rise early to admire the sunrise from a unique vantage point, the back of a camel on top of a sand dune. Behold a scrumptious breakfast back in your bivouac before departing for the Todra Gorge. This is, literally, being stuck between a rock and a hard place. This 300m deep fault of orange limestone offers just enough space for a crystal clear river and a small path for travellers to squeeze through. After lunch, our senses come alive in the bustling village of Boumalne Dades. Enjoy time to relax before dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Overnight Boumalne Dades, Xaluca Dades

Day 11

OUARZAZATE, AÏT BENHADDOU, MARRAKECH

On our way to Ouarzazate, the Hollywood city of Morocco, we become immersed in the impressive Valley of Roses. In the ancient ighrem (fortified village) of Aït Benhaddou, discover the ancient method of earthen clay architecture while visiting the famous Kasbah. This is a most impressive venue for lunch. Travel along the famous camel caravan route and over Tizi-n-Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco before arriving in Marrakech. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Overnight Marrakech, La Maison Arabe

Day 12

MARRAKECH

Originating from the Amazigh (Berber) words, "amur kush", Marrakech means "Land of God". One of the Imperial cities of Morocco, its location and contrasting landscape make it an enviable destination in Morocco. Our exploration is vast and includes a visit of the Menara Garden, the gardens of Majorelle, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the famous Koutoubia and the Dar Si Saïd Museum. Lunch is in a chic and casual setting in the Hivernage neighborhood . Explore the souks and the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Overnight Marrakech, La Maison Arabe

Day 13

ESSAOUIRA

This ancient Phoenician trading post, which became Mogador under the Portuguese rule, remains a unique citadel. This is the Moroccan cradle of varied artists and boasts an intense market full of activity and a picturesque fishing port with ancient views of the Atlantic. Witness the bronze guns, smelted in Spain, Portugal and Netherlands, of the old battery at the Sqala of the Kasbah. Relax over lunch before an afternoon free to explore this little paradise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Overnight Essaouira, Atlas Essaouira & Spa

Day 14

ESSAOUIRA

A day dedicated to relaxation, exploration or quiet time. This endearing seaside resort and fishing port extends on a narrow peninsula, ensuring rapturing views from all angles. Lunch and afternoon free. Dine this evening in a lovely setting in Relais de Paris. (Breakfast, Dinner) 
Overnight Essaouira, Atlas Essaouira & Spa

Day 15

SAFI, EL JADIDA, CASABLANCA

In Safi, discover this `non tourist gem’, nestled on the shores of the Atlantic. Safi has two beating hearts; one in the old town, lined with shops offering the beautiful blue Safi ceramics, all lying in the shadows of the gorgeous Portuguese Citadel, and the new, bustling with modern energy. In El Jadida, discover this famous Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan. This afternoon we arrive in Casablanca with free time to relax at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Overnight Casablanca, Kenzi Tower

Day 16

HOME

Depart for the airport and our flights home. Our local guide and your Journey Manager are on hand to ensure a seamless check in. Guests arriving at Toronto Pearson are greeted by Jerry Van Dyke staff and assisted to your private car home. (Breakfast) 

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Journey Highlights





Marrakech

With a name meaning “Land of God,” it’s no surprise that the city of Marrakech is filled with luscious gardens, ornate palaces, and vibrant marketplaces. Look out at the still waters of the basin from the pavilion in Menara Garden. Relish the history and architecture of the Saadian Tombs. Mingle in the bustling crowds of Jemaa el-Fna Square. Much like Morocco itself, Marrakech is a place of passion and colour, inviting you to become a part of its history and excitement.

Sahara Slumber

The Sahara Slumber is an experience unlike any you’ve ever had. Journey into the desert to the town of Midelt, enjoying 360° views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and canyons. At Midelt, which is situated between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges, transfer to 4x4 as you head from Erfoud to Merzouga. Here, spend the night at La Belle Etoile Bivouacs, a desert camp where the sand is cool and the sky is filled with stars—a truly an unforgettable experience.

Chefchaouen

Known as the “blue pearl of Morocco,” Chefchaouen is an ancient Moorish/Jewish village nestled in the Rif Mountains. Its buildings are awash in blue, just slightly lighter than the electric blue skies that surround it, creating an atmosphere both vibrant and calming. Wander through the winding alleys, explore the Kasbah Museum, and visit the wash houses where locals hand-wash their laundry. No matter where you go in Chefchaouen, the iconic blue walls, often peppered with colourful flower pots or baskets for sale, provide the perfect backdrop.

The imperial city of Fez

The imperial city of Fez is the second largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca. The city has a lively modern vibe, but the constant hum of its 12-century history is ever present as you wander through ornate gateways and down narrow streets. Visit the Medersa Attarine, Nejjarine fountain, and Moulay Idriss mausoleum before dining on local fare in the heart of the medina. Then, take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the souks, marketplaces that form a labyrinth of culture—luckily, you’ll have a local expert to guide you through the maze of stalls.

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