Date
Mar 20, 2022 - Apr 2, 2022
Trip Type
By Land

Group Size: Up to 24 guests
Price: Starting from $6,045 per person double occupancy

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. Travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara, discovering age-old cultures and genuinely hospitable people.

Schedule by Day

  • Mar 20: Depart for Casablanca, Morocco
  • Mar 21: Arrive Casablanca/Rabat
  • Mar 22: Rabat
  • Mar 23: Rabat/Volubilis/Meknes/Fez
  • Mar 24: Fez
  • Mar 25: Fez
  • Mar 26: Fez/Midelt/Erfoud
  • Mar 27: Erfoud/Rissani/Merzouga
  • Mar 28: Erfoud/Tinehir/Todra Gorge/Ouarzazate
  • Mar 29: Ouarzazate/Ait ben-Haddou/Marrakech
  • Mar 30: Marrakech
  • Mar 31: Marrakech
  • Apr 1: Marrakech/Casablanca
  • Apr 2: Depart for home

Pricing

Air inclusive from Boston, New York City, or Washington, D.C. (including airline taxes and fees):

  • $6,829 per person double occupancy
  • $8,324 single occupancy

Land Only:

  • $6,045 per person double occupancy
  • $7,540 single occupancy

Accommodations

  • Two nights at the La Tour Hassan, Rabat
  • Three nights at the Hotel Sahrai, Fez
  • Two nights at the Le Palais du Desert, Erfoud
  • One night at the Le Berbere Palace, Ouarzazate
  • Three nights at the Sofitel Marrakech, Marrakech
  • One night at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca, Casablanca

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Busy pacing may include multiple hotel changes plus several long drives. There will be 1-3 miles of walking per day, up to two hours, sometimes during the heat of the day. A fair amount of walking along narrow cobblestone streets or uneven and/or slippery terrain and climbing several flights of stairs (some without railings) or walking up hills is to be expected. Travelers will need to get on/off the motorcoach several times a day without assistance.

Study Leader(s)

Associate of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.