May 8-17
Marrakesh, Casablanca, Essaouira, Taroudant, Sous Valley

Optional extension to Fes: May 17-20

We are head over heels in love with Morocco! Gorgeous Morocco: soaring mountains, panoramic deserts and stunning coastlines, centuries old medinas, riads and kasbahs infused with mysticism, spirit, culture and world-class food. Oh, and music. Heart-pounding, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, raucously spiritual, uniquely Moroccan music: best experienced at the Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco.

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

We couldn’t agree more! We can’t get enough of the place.

The centerpiece of Mystical Morocco: Spirit of the Gnaoua, a truly unique and luxury tour of Morocco, is the 19th annual Gnaoua and World Music Festival held in the gorgeous seaside town of Essaouira. But before we arrive in Essaouira we’ll experience the finest that Morocco has to offer and explore some of her most precious secrets.

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…

You’re probably wondering what is a “Gnaoua” exactly?

Gnaoua (GUN AH WA) is one of the most unique spiritual and musical traditions on the planet.

The Gnaoua are mystical sufi healers, musicians and shaman who bring the house down with a transcendent, soul-stirring musical blend of African, Eastern and Arabic that is like nothing you’ve ever heard, and is something you’ll never forget.
Sufis are the mystics of Islam – and Gnaoua is Sufi rock and roll.

So let’s Rock the Kasbah!