Cool mountain kasbahs, sunny Saharan dunes and the ever-trendy Marrakech.
Marrakech Uncovered Breathe in the timeless tranquility of Marrakech’s famed Jardin Majorelle (and discover the newly opened Yves Saint Laurent museum), wander labyrinthine souks in search of fragrant saffron and golden argan oil, and slip away to a hidden tea shop for a cup of the ubiquitous minty-green brew. In Fez, visit the workshops of coppersmiths, weavers, leather workers and other artists. The private, 11-day tour also takes in the desert town of Ouarzazate, Casablanca and Rabat.
Countrywide Tour Let the rhythm of shifting sand lull you to sleep inside a camelskin khaima tent in the heart of the towering Saharan dunes of Erg Chebbi. This wide-ranging, nine-day tour includes meeting a rural Berber family, a lunch at Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot, a look at the exquisite Roman ruins in Volubilis and a visit to Al Quaraouiyine University, a haven of Arabic studies since ad 859.
Cities in the Sand
Cities in the Sand Travel by private jet from Marrakech to Errachidia, an oasis town near the Algerian border. Drive south into the Tafilalt Oasis to explore once majestic, now-ruined kasbahs — formerly beacons of hope to trade caravans trudging through the perilous Sahara. Discover mysterious Sijilmassa, founded in ad 757 and a crucial stop for gold traders between the Niger River and Tangier.