Registration for this Tour is now closed. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
We have kept the below 2020 details for your reference, but note the 2022 itinerary is still being planned. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Due to extensive interest, we will now be offering 2 separate tours:
– Tour 1: Saturday October 15 – Monday October 24
– Tour 2: Saturday October 29 – Monday November 7
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Registration for ArtTable’s Morocco Grand Tour is currently at capacity. Please contact us at email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
The African contemporary art world is presently at an exciting juncture. Marrakech, the red city of Morocco is one of its main hotspots after two highly successful editions of the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair and the re-opening of the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (Macaal). In Casablanca, the white city, young emerging artists are creating their own vibrant scene. We combine this with stunning ceramics and fabrics in Fez and culinary delights everywhere we go. We will also take in the breathtaking colors of the Sahara Desert. These experiences together create an unforgettable Grand Tour of Morocco, ArtTable style.
It is an easy flight into Casablanca from the US. We start with a ‘dive’ into the city’s emerging art scene with inspiring behind-the-scenes visits. We also take in the great Art Deco architecture and the splendor of one of the biggest mosques in the world. Our first Moroccan dinner is a feast of traditional dishes.
During a leisurely drive, we will explore the riches of the Northern Moroccan countryside. We make a very special visit in Rabat, the nation’s current capital, and also stop in what once was the capital, the amazing imperial town of Meknes. We end the day in magnificent Fez where we check into our dreamy riad hotel and enjoy a glorious dinner.
Explore the enthralling riches of Fez, the oldest imperial city of Morocco, founded in 789 AC. We tour the old town Medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to enjoy the splendid artistry, colors, sounds, smells and sights. We will also visit one of the oldest traditional tanneries in town, and make some special behind-the-scenes visits.
FEZ TO THE SAHARA DESERT
We spend the morning with an exciting studio visit in Fez and then make our way to the airport for a short flight South. We land in Errachidia where our desert guide will be awaiting us for a thrilling ride into the desert. To get to our luxury desert camp you can choose your mode of transportation: camel or 4×4 vehicle. We will dine under the stars while enjoying live Moroccan music before going to sleep in our gorgeously decorated tents with all the comforts we could wish for.
DESERT TO OUARZAZATE
If you feel like rising early you can enjoy the spectacular desert sunrise!
After a luscious breakfast we make our way through the desert into the Atlas Mountains to the Todra Gorg. The region is dotted with deserted kashbas, palmeries and mud-brick villages. The honey hues are a feast for the eyes. We end our day in a colorful oasis near the town of Ouarzazate.
OUARZAZATE TO MARRAKESH
Morning departure to Ait Ben Haddou, probably the best-preserved Kasbah in the country, dating from the 15th century. Then we continue with a dramatic drive through Tizi n’ Tichka, enjoying breathtaking views of Berber villages, snow caped mountains and green valleys. Expect to arrive in Marrakesh at the end of the afternoon, and check into our fantastic riad in the medina, our home for the coming days.
During our stay in Marrakesh we will focus on the thriving contemporary art scene. We will visit stunning settings as we see the work of exciting artists in their studios, and amazing collectors welcome us in their homes. We also visit great galleries and splendid museums : the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden ( MACAAL), the Fondacion Montresso, and a special visit to the YSL Museum and its glorious gardens. We will meet inspiring professional women in the arts. And there will be time to do some shopping in the mind-boggling labyrinth of the medina near our hotel. Lunches and dinners will be exquisite experiences making Marrakesh a wonderful last stop on the ArtTable Grand Moroccan Tour
Most flights back to the US or to Europe from the convenient Marrakesh airport leave mid-morning.
*Itinerary subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances
October 16 – 25, 2021
9 days / 9 nights
Perfectly located luxury hotels, riads and desert camp
Breakfast, lunches, dinners included (alcohol not included)
Local transport by luxury transport (camel rides or 4×4 vehicle in the desert)
Local flight from Fez to the desert
Trans-Atlantic flights (Artigo will advise on preferred flights)
ARTTABLE TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
Guest: $1,100 This trip is currently open to ArtTable members only. Please send us an email if you would like to bring a guest and we will let you know when the trip is open to non-members.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-343-1735 ext. 10. All payments are non-refundable.