A place of mysticism & wonder, Morocco is known for its picturesque mountain views and unique blend of ancient and modern cities. And there is no better time to visit Morocco than during the World Festival of Sacred Music in Fès. A multi-day event of music, workshops and renowned artists from across the globe, this is arguably the most anticipated festival in the region. We’ll tour old-world Fès (the largest car-less city in the world!), the beautifully blue-hued Chefchaouen, and the bustling Marrakech, making brief stops in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, and the world-famous Casablanca.
Over the course of ten days, we’ll tour old-world Fès (the largest car-less city in the world!), the beautifully blue-hued Chefchaouen, and the bustling Marrakech, making brief stops in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, and the world-famous Casablanca. In true Discover Corps fashion, dive deep into Moroccan culture with a cooking classes, visits to empowering local organizations, calligraphy workshops and cultural food tours. An experience unlike any other!
Music, Culture & Dance
Morocco is an epicenter of Arab culture in North Africa. And during the Fès World Festival of Sacred Music the country lights up in dance, music and art. A truly remarkable time to visit this enchanting country!
A Dialogue of Civilizations through Music
The Fès World Festival of Sacred Music is an exciting, multi-day event showcasing the diversity of spiritual music around the world. Created in 1994, it encompasses a vast variety of musical types and features artists from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Western Europe, all committed to sharing the quest for the sacred. For several years, the festival has welcomed not only musicians, dancers, and poets but large-scale multidisciplinary performances with artists ranging in the dozens. Most festivities take place at the grandiose Bab Makina square while others are showcased across the medina (old city) in traditional locations such as riads (estates).
With Discover Corps, you’ll have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and learn about both the music and culture of Morocco through private performances and workshops. You’ll also get an all-access pass to the festival allowing you to explore the best of this UNESCO designated event!
Where You’ll Stay
We’ve handpicked a set of 5-star boutique hotels for your Moroccan experience. Each property is not only gorgeous, but reflects the character of Morocco. Start at the Hotel le Doge in Casablanca, a former private mansion nestled in the heart of the city. Continue on to the Lina Ryad & spa in Chefchaouen, a traditional riad situated amongst the surrounding mountain peaks and bustling medina. In Fès we’ll base ourselves at the doorstep of the medina at amongst the explosions of color and boutique luxury at the Palais Faraj. End the journey in Marrakech at La Maison Arabe, a legendary luxury riad-style hotel in the heart of the ancient medina.
*Please note exact hotels may change but will all be in the 5-star boutique luxury range
Arrive in the beautiful city of Casablanca and settle-in to our boutique hotel in the city before a welcome dinner together. Continue on to the stunning blue-hued city of Chefchaouen with a visit to the capital of Rabat along the way. In Chefchaouen, soak in the traditions of this picturesque mountain town with a private music performance in the evening. Then, venture to Fès where we will experience three nights of the iconic World Festival of Sacred Music. Each day, we’ll dive into
Moroccan culture visiting the market and taking a cooking class with a local chef as well learning about traditional Islamic bookbinding. At night, make the most of your all-access pass seeing the colorful performances of the festival. End the journey with three nights in the cultural mecca of Marrakech. Take a cultural food tour of the city, visit the palaces and gardens, meet a pioneering organization helping women in the community and say farewell with a private concert together.
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Dates and Prices
Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and meals to make your experience hassle-free.
- Double Occupancy Price. Children’s pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger sharing a room with an adult
- Single Room Supplement = $895. You are required to pay this SRS fee if we are unable to find you a suitable roommate.
- There is a mandatory $100 one-way domestic flight supplement between Fès and Marrakech
- Accommodation at a range of hand-picked 5-star boutique properties
- All transportation including roundtrip airport transfer
- Most meals from welcome dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day
- An active daily itinerary that includes all scheduled activities & access to the Fès World Festival of Sacred Music
- A bilingual, licensed guide that will be by your side through the entire journey
- $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Trip literature and pre-departure support from Discover Corps
- 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline
What’s Not Included:
- Tips for the Discover Corps guide and driver
- Most alcoholic beverages
- Three lunches
- International airfare
- $100 one-way domestic flight supplement
Our intimate, small-group festival departures consist of like-minded travelers. Questions? Schedule a personal travel consultation with one of our expert Travel Specialists.
2024 Festival Date
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