NEW YEAR’S EVE - FES
Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 6, 2020
DEC 27 - CASABLANCA, TANGIER
Arrive in Casablanca in the morning and meet your guide and driver. Begin with a visit to the stunning Hassan II Mosque, perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Travel north to Tangier. Overnight in Tangier.
DEC 28 - ASILAH, TANGIER
Take a guided tour of Fes, including the Cave of Hercules and Cap Spartel. Spend the afternoon in nearby Asilah, a former pirate base that is now a hub for artists. Overnight in Tangier.
DEC 29 - CHEFCHAOUEN
Head into the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, and spend the day exploring the charming blue-washed medina. Overnight in Chefchaouen.
DEC 30 - FES
After a leisurely morning, head south to Fes and check into your riad in the medina. Overnight in Fes.
DEC 31 - FES
Tour Fes with a private guide. Begin at the Royal Palace, stroll through the Mellah, and take in the city from Borj Sud. Tour the old medina, visiting the historic Al Quarawine university (sorry, non-muslims are not allowed to actually enter) and 1000 year old Fes tannery, as well as artisan workshops such as the silk weavers and mosaic makers. Lunch included in the medina. That night, ring in the new year with a special dinner and party at your riad. Overnight in Fes.
JAN 1 - ATLAS MOUNTAINS, MERZOUGA
Depart Fes after breakfast and begin your journey south. Make a stop in Ifrane, the small ski resort town; visit the wild monkeys in the cedar forests outside of Azrou; stop in Zayda for lunch (included); take in the scenery as you cross the Atlas Mountains; and view the lush green date and almond trees filling the gorge in Errachidia. Arrive in Merzouga in the early evening. Dinner included at your riad. Overnight in Merzouga.
JAN 2 - RISSANI, SAHARA DESERT
Visit Rissani’s bustling market, where you will find everything from the wide array of dates grown in the area to fabric to live animals on market day. For lunch, head to the Sahara for lunch in the dunes (included). Take an afternoon quad excursion through the desert. In the late afternoon, meet your camels for a trek into the luxury camp. Dinner included at the camp. Overnight in the Sahara Desert.
JAN 3 - BOUMALNE DADES
Depart camp after breakfast and journey west to Boumalne Dades, where you will enjoy a gentle hike through the Rose Valley. Lunch along the way and dinner at your riad included. Overnight in Boumalne Dades.
JAN 4 - OUARZAZATE, MARRAKECH
Continue west to Ouarzazate, where you will stop at Ait Ben-Haddou. Continue on to cross the Atlas Mountains via Tichka Pass to reach Marrakech in the evening. Dinner at your riad that night. Overnight in Marrakech.
JAN 5 - MARRAKECH
Free day to explore the city, visit museums, or to explore the souks with a guide (optional). Overnight in Marrakech.
JAN 6 - DEPARTURE
Morning transfer to CMN for departure flight
$1,995 per person, based on double occupancy, NET FARE - includes one spot for agent as tour leader
$300 single supplement applies
Ground transportation via minibus
English-speaking group guide
10-nights accommodations with breakfast
Hotel Fredj, or similar, in Tangier
Riad Hicham, or similar, in Chefchaouen
La Maison Bleue, or similar, in Fes
Riad Madu and Luxury Camp, or similar, in Merzouga and Sahara Desert
Ksar Sultan, or similar, in Boumalne Dades
Palais Des Princesses, or similar, in Marrakech
Professional city guides in Fes and Marrakech
Professional hiking guide in Boumalne Dades
Entrance to all included sites and monuments
1-hour quad excursion in the Sahara Desert
Does Not Include:
Meals not noted as included
Snacks and incidentals
Hotel services, such as room service or laundry service
Tips and gratuities