October 17-27

Morocco is an ancient kingdom that lies at a magical crossroads of culture, language and history that has produced one the richest, most compelling and beautiful countries on the planet.

From the azure waters of the Mediterranean coast, to the stunning peaks of the high Atlas Mountains, on to the breathtaking trackless ocean of ruby sand called the Sahara, Morocco boasts a majestic, and amazingly varied, geography.

But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what Bill Murray has to say about Morocco:

This physical richness is perfectly complimented by a melding of culture and languages.  Spanish, French, Moorish and Portuguese influences mingle with the indigenous Berber and Toureg nomads as well as peoples from deeper into equatorial Africa to create a mosaic of music, dance, spirituality, art, architecture, cuisine and language that is dazzling and unique.

Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez… the storied cities of a grand past.

Before we dive fully into the mystical heart of Sufism, we need to understand its context, the land in which it took root, grew, and flourished. We’ll dive deeply into the life of the local people: visiting craft studios and agriculture cooperatives. We’ll stay in unique, magnificent “Riads” – traditional Moroccan palace-like homes – and in the evenings we’ll be joined by local Sufis and musicians… slowing the pace of life and easing us into the rhythms of the spirit… the rhythms of the land…

Caravans carrying precious spices and jewels. Proud nomadic Berber tribes, fierce Toureg natives – the fabled “Blue Men” of the desert. Unrivaled hospitality. Staggering power and natural beauty. The Sahara – the great waterless ocean – boasts all this and more. We’ll ride camels towards the setting sun where we’ll find our luxurious Berber camp, and dine on a sumptuous meal under a riot of diamond stars flung across the coal black sky.