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Benefiting Conservation International

Bid on a ten-night Moroccan adventure for two

Take in the stunning beauty of the Sahara, explore a UNESCO world heritage site, and much more

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Starting at: US$1,000

Auction opens on 07/12/2022 1:00 PM (New York time)

Starting at: US$1,000

The Experience

Bid to win an unforgettable journey into the Sahara on a luxury Moroccan adventure while helping to protect the environment. This ten-night tour for two includes private vehicle transportation throughout, all meals, and access to local experts—along with stays in some of the country's top hotels and camps. Make your travel dreams come true as you visit Casablanca and Fez, learn about Berber life at a traditional Mechoui barbeque, relax at Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot mountain resort, and much more.

 

What's priceless

 

Watching the sunset together among the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Volubilis.

 

The highlights

 

  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage site Medina of Fez and enjoy a cooking class with a local family
  • Take an astronomy lesson amid the dunes at Dar Ahlam Dune Camp
  • Learn about Berber life and traditions and savor a traditional Mechoui barbecue

 

Tentative Itinerary*

Day 1

Arrival at Casablanca airport where you'll meet your private driver and transfer to the lovely Four Seasons Hotel. Settle into your deluxe room as you take in the stunning sea views from your private balcony. This afternoon, meet your guide for a private tour of this vibrant city taking in the sights and sounds as you explore the Central Market, Royal Palace and more. Dinner is at the famous Rick's Café before retreating for the night.

 

Day 2

Meeting your private driver this morning, whisk off towards the city of Fes, stopping along the way to admire the historical treasures at Rabat, Meknes, and fascinating Volubilis. Deemed a UNESCO world heritage site, Volubilis contains some of the best-preserved Roman ruins. This evening, check in to your home for the next two nights, the elegant Palais Faraj Suites and enjoy an intimate dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 3

Lose yourselves in the labyrinth of the medieval Medina today with your private guide and admire the artisans at work. Discover their woodworking, dyeing, and silk weaving talents. Later you'll join a local family for tea while nibbling on delectable pastries before preparing a typical Moroccan meal together. Enjoy your lunch meal among new friends! Moroccan meal. Learning their ancient stories and secrets, you'll enjoy the meal you've prepared among new friends!

 

Day 4

An exclusive desert camp awaits as you make your way to Merzouga today. Transfer privately through the Atlas Mountains enjoying a scenic drive as you pass the villages of Azrou, Midelt and Ifrane - "Morocco's little Switzerland". Your camels await as you near the camp, setting off to enjoy the breathtaking sunset. Settle in and dine by candlelight before retreating to your luxurious tents for the night.

 

Day 5

Discover the thrilling desert dunes of Merzouga today on a Jeep excursion to the Erg Chebbi Region with your guide. Encounter enchanting desert lakes, charming local villages, fossil mines, and Berber nomads. Stop for a picnic lunch, followed by an intimate tea ceremony with a nomad family as you are entertained with the folklore Gnaoua music.

 

Day 6

Admire the sunrise over the dunes this morning as you take in your final moments at camp. Your private vehicle awaits as you move onto your next adventure - Ouarzazate! Stop along the way observing the picturesque gorges in the village of Todra before enjoying a scrumptious BBQ lunch. This afternoon, you'll have a chance to take in Dades Canyons. Arriving in Ouarzazate, you'll settle into the lovely Berber Palace followed by dinner.

 

Day 7

Visit the Kasbah Taourirt today followed by a visit to the heavenly spice market where you'll take in the exotic scents and colors. Afterwards, enjoy a walk to the top of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou for magical views. As you continue your journey to the town of Asni, you'll pass by the Atlas Mountains and other unique landscapes before arriving at the stunning Kasbah Tamadot. Named #1 hotel by Travel & Leisure in the Middle East, you'll feel the magical backdrop of the mountains as you dine at the hotel this evening.

 

Day 8

Meeting your guide at the hotel, you'll be whisked on a half day trek this morning learning more about life in the Berber villages. You'll meet a local family and share a traditional lunch together in the company of new friends! Take the afternoon at your leisure to rest and relax enjoying the amenities at your resort (Spa, tennis courts, indoor pool).

 

Day 9

The "Red City" Marrakech awaits you! From its bustling souks, flavorful cuisine and warm hospitality, it truly is the exotic imperial city of the South. This afternoon explore with your guide as you learn more of the historical palaces and museums. Later you'll enjoy a peaceful respite at Majorelle Gardens, a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. End your day with a delectable dinner at the local Riad Dar Zellij.

 

Day 10

Explore the local vineyards today at the "Domaine du Val d'Argan" Winery followed by tastings and lunch. The smallest French vineyard in Morocco covering 50 hectares of land, you'll visit the cellars and stroll the vineyards as you sample their boutique wines with views over the serene countryside. This afternoon, the Coastal city of Essaouira awaits, enjoy a guided tour as you walk inside the medina surrounded by beautiful whitewashed homes and colonnades. Rest and relaxation is on the schedule this afternoon as you indulge in a lovely Hammam experience.

 

Day 11

Departure day, your private driver awaits as you commence your transfer to the Marrakech airport.

 

*Please note itinerary is subject to change

Details

  • 100% of the purchase price from a sale made to a purchaser in any of the following markets will go to Conservation International, a US non-profit 501(c)3 organization:
    • US
    • Mexico
    • Spain
    • France
  • Experience is exclusive to Mastercard cardholders 18+
  • Auction opens at 10 a.m. PST on July 12, 2022 and closes at 10 a.m. PST July 19, 2022
  • Total retail price of trip is valued at US$65,000
  • Experience will be available to book starting 5 days after auction closes until May 30, 2023
  • Experience must be booked 6 months in advance to confirm accommodations; Experience must take place no later than Nov 30, 2023 (October recommended)
  • Auction winner will receive a 10-night all-expenses-paid trip for two people to Morocco including private vehicle transport throughout, all meals, access to local experts, hotel, and luxury desert tent camping (auction winner is responisble for arranging flights to and from Morocco)
    • Accommodations:
      • 1 night in Casablanca at the Four Seasons Casablanca
      • 2 nights in Fez at the Palais Faraj Suites & Spa
      • 2 nights in Merzouga at the Royal Luxury camp
      • 1 night in Ouarzazate at Le Berbère Palace
      • 2 nights in the Atlas Mountains at Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot
      • 2 nights in Marrakech at Riad Farnatchi
    • Activities (partial list):
      • Tour of Medina of Fez and cooking class with a local family in their home, followed by dinner
      • Tour of Roman city of Volubilis and sunset viewing among the ruins
      • Traditional Mechoui BBQ
      • Private hammam experience in the Marrakech Medina
      • Astronomy lesson amid the dunes at Dar Ahlam Dune Camp
      • Hike in the Atlas Mountains at Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot
  • Auction winner will receive a follow-up email from priceless_fulfillment@mastercard.com within 2 business days of auction close about scheduling the experience
  • Experience will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on the partner's availability; blackout dates, including holidays, may apply
  • Accomodations are subject to change based on availability
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances with partner's schedules, experiences may have to be canceled or rescheduled
  • To allow for a smooth booking process, guests are strongly urged to arrange for refundable airfare and accommodations when travel is required
  • Experience is appropriate for participants 18 and over capable of moderate physical activity
  • Auction winner and guest must have valid passports with blank page for entirety of experience; Visa is not required for citizens of US, France, Mexico, or Spain
  • All auction bids are final and non-retractable
  • Winning bid includes any applicable taxes
  • Participants should consult with their individual tax adviser regarding the proper tax treatment of their bids
  • Experience is in English
  • Covid regulations:
    • All travelersover the age of 12 must present:
      • A vaccination pass* demonstrating that they have been fully vaccinated (administration of three doses or, only two doses, the administration time of the 2nd not exceeding 4 months, with the exception of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, where a single dose is equivalent to 2 doses of the other vaccines) ; or
      • A negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before boarding; and
      • A completed passenger health form.
      • Travelers transiting Morocco must follow the entry requirements of their final destination. Find more info here.
    • Travelers may wish to monitor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website (https://www.diplomatie.ma/en) and the Ministry of Health's website (sante.gov.ma) for entry requirements and procedures. Arriving passengers who test positive at the airport will be required to self-isolate at their residences and may be subject to monitoring by government authorities.
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Fine Print

  • Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on partner's availability
  • This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete

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