Discover Morocco from its Atlantic shores to the Sahara Desert on a Tailor-Made Journey. You can explore the imperial cities of Marrakech, Meknes, Rabat, and Fez, and venture to ancient kasbahs and everyday villages in the Atlas Mountains.

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Morocco from Sea to Sahara: A Tailor-Made Journey

15 days from $4,425

Discover Morocco from its Atlantic shores to the Sahara Desert on a Tailor-Made Journey. You can explore the imperial cities of Marrakech, Meknes, Rabat, and Fez, and venture to ancient kasbahs and everyday villages in the Atlas Mountains.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690
Accommodations

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Le Doge Hotel & Spa

Casablanca, Morocco

Nestled in the heart of Casablanca’s art deco district, Le Doge is a stylish boutique hotel housed in a 1930s mansion. Guestrooms are individually decorated in bold colors and furnishings that draw from Moroccan artistic traditions of the past and the present. Moroccan and international fare are served in the hotel’s stunning restaurant and its adjoining library, and a rooftop bar and lounge offers views across the city.

Number of nights: 1

Villa Mandarine

Rabat, Morocco

Once a family home, the Villa Mandarine is a lovely estate just steps from the medieval Chellah necropolis in the heart of Rabat. Bright guestrooms are charmingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities. They offer views of the courtyard or the extensive gardens and swimming pool. The villa features a restaurant and bar, as well as a gym and a spa with a hammam.

Number of nights: 1

Ryad Salama

Fez, Morocco

Located just off the main streets of the Fez medina, the Ryad Salama is an intimate guesthouse built more than a hundred years ago and recently restored by local craftsmen. Its six rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and design.  Some have private balconies and all look out on a leafy courtyard garden—a tranquil oasis in the busy souk. Breakfast and dinner are served in a cozy dining room or outdoors in the courtyard.

Number of nights: 2

Gold Sand Camp

Merzouga, Morocco

Gold Sand Camp is a luxury tented camp set among the Saharan dunes. Each private tent is fully furnished with a king, double, or twin beds; a sitting area, and a bathroom with a hot-water shower. Traditional Moroccan meals are served by candlelight in the restaurant tent. The entire camp is carpeted with Berber carpets and lit at night by traditional Moroccan lanterns, and a bonfire. Electricity is provided by a generator.

Number of nights: 1

Kasbah Ait Ben Moro

Skoura, Morocco

A restored 18th-century kasbah set within a lush oasis, the Kasbah Ait Ben Moro is decorated with the tasteful simiplicity of a typical kasbah. En suite guestrooms feature exposed beams and earthen walls, rustic wooden furnishings, and evocative lighting. The restaurant serves delectable local dishes, and the roof terraces offer expansive views of palm groves and the distant Atlas Mountains.

Number of nights: 2

Kasbah Bab Ourika

High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

On a hilltop in the High Atlas Mountains, the Kasbah Bab Ourika is a sanctuary of gorgeous gardens and inviting courtyards. Rooms are simple and elegant, furnished with Berber textiles and modern bathrooms, and offering views of the surrounding gardens and mountains. The property includes an excellent restaurant offering Moroccan and international cuisine, a spa and hammam, a yard with outdoor games, and numerous cozy nooks and outdoor sitting areas.

Number of nights: 2

Ryad Watier

Essaouira, Morocco

The Ryad Watier is a traditional house in the heart of Essaouira’s medina, featuring a dining room that opens onto the terrace and gardens, a lounge with a fireplace, and a cozy library. Guestrooms are spacious and appointed with Moroccan textiles and crafts, and some have private balconies or patios. Each is named after a local personality. The riad also offers massage services.

Number of nights: 2

Riad Ilayka

Marrakech, Morocco

A intimate guesthouse in the Marrakech souk, the Riad Ilayka is a short walk from the Jemaa el-Fna. Centered around a lush patio and a pool, the riad features a traditional Moroccan hammam, terraces, and a solarium. The seven rooms are richly decorated with carved cedar ceilings, fireplaces, and period furnishings and artwork. Meals are served on the patio, on the terraces, or in the lounge, and guests may partake in a cooking class with the chef.

Number of nights: 3

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.