This trip is exotic and exciting—kind of like riding a camel. You'll savor tagines and be mesmerized by Berber music. Hike to a rustic village in the Atlas Mountains. Spin past olive groves to the sea. And yes, ride a camel on the dunes. Perhaps you've traveled with us before. But come to Morocco and your non-camel vacations just won't compare.
1 Pedal through an exotic landscape more accustomed to goats and donkeys than cyclists A local expert introduces us to the 16th-century hamlet of Tamesloht and its zaouia (holy site) Stroll through the rose gardens or take a dip in the pool at our mountain hideaway.
2 In the High Atlas Mountains, hike to a village accessible only by foot and experience traditional life Share mint tea, fresh bread and olive oil with a welcoming Berber family Trek through the verdant Imlil Valley, surrounded by rugged peaks Enjoy a lively performance of singing, drumming and dancing before dining on Moroccan specialties.
3 Goats climbing trees? Look for them in the argan trees as you ride through an undulating terrain past sun-kissed olive groves toward the Atlantic Explore the narrow winding streets of Essaouira, an artsy whitewashed port town and World Heritage site with delightful cafés, galleries and shops Kick back at the luxurious Heure Bleue Palais, with spectacular ocean views.
4 Camel ride through coastal dunes Spin to the sleepy surfing village of Moulay Bouzerqtoune, where dramatic hills tumble to the coast Wash away your cares in a traditional hammam Cinnamon, turmeric and anise dance on your tongue during a lavish Moroccan dinner.
5-6 Explore Marrakech's bustling medina Visit an argan oil women's cooperative and discover the process behind this therapeutic oil Relax in our desert oasis or, if you prefer more adventure, bike or hike in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains Cycle through Marrakech's Palmeraie—a scene set with palm trees, camels and brilliant bougainvilleas.