Inside Marrakech with Architectural Digest

From the windswept Desert d’Agafay to the winding pink-walled medina and fragrant Palmeraie, Marrakech is a seductive destination that truly has it all: glamour, romance, history, adventure and eternal allure. This spring, you can join Architectural Digest’s Alison Levasseur and Indagare’s John Cantrell for an in-depth exploration of the country’s many delights, from its enchanting gardens and architecture to its ancient cultures and cuisine. You will also visit extraordinary landmarks—including the famous Villa Oasis and the souks—and meet with local tastemakers in their oh-so-stylish hideaways, many of which have been featured in the pages of AD.

A spot on this trip may be reserved with a 50% non-refundable deposit, per person, with the remaining balance to be paid in full by February 27, 2023. Plus: Combine this trip with our-back-to-back experience with Architectural Digest in Tangier.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Architectural Digest to give you unmatched access to Marrakech. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Gain special access to the Villa Oasis and explore the former private retreat of Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, as well as the adjacent Majorelle Garden, a masterpiece of botanical design (and one of Marrakech’s most beautiful and significant landmarks), and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
  • Enjoy architecture- and history-focused touring with expert guides in the famous pink-walled medina of Marrakech, a true feast for the senses.
  • Get inside the Marrakech art and design scene with special tours and meetings with local creatives at such venues as Jardin Rouge and the Beldi Country Club, as well as unique private homes, some featured in the pages of AD.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of Morocco with shopping in the souks, a tagine cooking class and an excursion into the entrancing Desert d’Agafay for a camel trek, a Berber feast and musical performances.
  • Relax at La Mamounia, one of Marrakech’s finest, most historic and most lavish luxury hotels.
  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over group meals at top addresses like Jnane Tamsna and Riad El Fenn.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience. Plus: You’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at

  • When
    May 8 - 13, 2023
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Style Mavens , Art Lovers , Intellectuals

This Journey's Host


Alison oversees residential project submissions at AD and directs the much-anticipated annual AD 100 list of the industry’s best. With the AD editors, she created AD at 100: A Century of Style, a new collection celebrating AD‘s centennial in 2020. Alison holds a special passion for gardens, and she is a graduate of Cornell University and the Sotheby’s Works of Arts course in London.


As one of Indagare’s founding team members—and as a former magazine editor at Hearst with Melissa Biggs Bradley—John has traveled extensively, and he has scouted in Marrakech and further afield in Morocco many times. He is also a seasoned (and beloved!) Insider Journeys host, leading trips to Egypt, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Napa Valley and beyond. Now, John is the Destinations Director for Indagare, sharing his profound expertise across departments.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    May 8 - 13, 2023
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    AD's Alison Levasseur and Indagare's John Cantrell
  • From


  • Five nights’ accommodations at La Mamounia in a Deluxe Room. Indagare can arrange suite upgrades, subject to availability
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Scheduled group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all Journey details, international flights and trip extensions for those who want to arrive early or stay later in the arrival or departure cities (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to/from Morocco, Visa fee and any Covid-testing fees
  • Meals not specified and premium or alcoholic beverages; optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended— please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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