Splendors of Morocco

Explore this land of dramatic contrasts, from vast deserts and snowcapped mountains to ancient ruins and colorful souks.

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This was an amazing trip to an exotic land. The Sahara alone is worth the trip, but to see Fez and the mountains on the same trip, in the same country is amazing. Truly a sublime experience that I will always treasure. 

Melanie P.

Our trip wasn't a "trip" rather, it was an experience! Every logistical detail was attended to with complete professionalism. The quality of our accommodation, travel, and restaurants as well as entertainment and education was unrivaled. I have told all my friends how impressed I was with this experience! 

Kristina P.


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La Tour Hassan

Rabat, Morocco

Dating to 1914, the 140-room La Tour Hassan represents Rabat's last surviving hotel to be constructed using traditional Moorish-Andalusian design. The citadel-style hotel stands inside a fortress wall at the center of the city and features three restaurants, three bars, fitness center with Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, and outdoor pool. Air-conditioned rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Sofitel Palais Jamai

Fez, Morocco

2014 departure only

Built as a palace in 1879, the Sofitel Palais Jamai is located in a privileged setting close to the Fez medina, surrounded by spacious gardens. The 123-room hotel features three restaurants and a bar, Fitness Center, Moorish bath, tanning salon, Jacuzzi, sauna, and heated outdoor pool. Spacious air-conditioned rooms boast traditional Moorish style décor, private bath with hair dryer, balcony, mini-bar, in-room safe, Internet access, TV, and phone. The hotel has currency exchange facilities, but no ATM.

Number of nights: 3

Hotel Sahari

Fez, Morocco

2015 departure only

Opened in 2014, Hotel Sahrai is a contemporary hotel located on the southern hills overlooking the Fez medina, and a short drive from this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Designed to resemble the architectural layout of the medina, the 50-room boutique hotel features a restaurant and bar, fitness center, Jacuzzi, spa with massage treatments, sauna, steam room, outdoor pool, tennis court, terrace, and laundry and dry cleaning services.  Air-conditioned guest rooms offer private bath with hair dryer, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone. 

Number of nights: 3

Kasbah Hotel Chergui

Erfoud, Morocco

(2014 only)

Set just outside the city of Erfoud and surrounded by palm groves and rich vegetation, this 100-room traditional kasbah-style hotel has used rustic architecture to create a unique desert environment. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, and outdoor swimming pool. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Internet access, TV, and phone. Please note that, while this is the best hotel available in this more remote region, you may find the level of quality and service here somewhat lower than at other sites on your tour.

Number of nights: 2

Le Palais du Désert Hotel

Erfoud, Morocco

(2015 only)

Set on the outskirts of the city of Erfoud, this new 44-room kasbah-style hotel offers a traditional Moroccan desert setting surrounding a courtyard.  The hotel features two restaurants and bar, internet access, laundry/dry cleaning services, full spa, health center, and an outdoor swimming pool.  Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Le Berbere Palace

Ouarzazate, Morocco

A traditional Moroccan-style hotel, the Berbere Palace offers guests a host of contemporary amenities including three restaurants, two bars, Fitness Center, swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, tennis courts, terraced garden, and library. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, Internet access, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 1

Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial Hotel (Balcony Class passengers)

Marrakech, Morocco

Moorish and French elements accent the luxurious Sofitel Palais Imperial in Marrakesh. The hotel, surrounded by lush gardens, is convenient to Bahía Palace and the Marrakesh Museum. The hotel offers a gift shop, salon and two outdoor pools. WiFi is available. 

Number of nights: 3

Hyatt Regency Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco

This 255 guest room hotel is conveniently situated in the center of Casablanca in United Nations Square, close to the Old Medina, Habous Quarter, and the central market. The hotel has multiple restaurants and lounges, spa, and fitness center. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, phone, and internet access.

Number of nights: 1