Mar 12, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023
Trip Type
By Land

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Activity Level

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 12: Depart for Casablanca, Morocco
  • Mar 13: Arrive Casablanca/Rabat
  • Mar 14: Rabat
  • Mar 15: Rabat/Volubilis/Meknes/Fez
  • Mar 16: Fez
  • Mar 17: Fez
  • Mar 18: Fez/Midelt/Erfoud
  • Mar 19: Erfoud/Rissani/Merzouga
  • Mar 20: Erfoud/Tinehir/Todra Gorge/Ouarzazate
  • Mar 21: Ouarzazate/Ait ben-Haddou/Marrakech
  • Mar 22: Marrakech
  • Mar 23: Marrakech
  • Mar 24: Marrakech/Casablanca
  • Mar 25: Depart for home


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

  • $ 7,129 per person double occupancy
  • $ 8,824 single occupancy

Land Only:

  • $ 6,245 per person double occupancy
  • $ 7,940 single occupancy


  • Two nights at the La Tour Hassan, Rabat
  • Three nights at the Riad Fes
  • 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)

Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Resident Scholar Lowell House
Additional Lecture Info
Lecture themes include: Contributions of the Islamic empire to western civilization with a focus on science medicine; Pearls for sun protection and skin care bridging the ancient and modern world; and a discussion on life at Harvard today.

For More Information

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