Morocco: From the Desert to the Sea (land tour)

Dates: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018 (14 days)
Tour Leader: Trevor Marchand

Sunset with Hassan II Mosque in the distance, Casablanca. Image © Marshallhenrie

Join us for a unique look at the history, architecture, archaeology, and art of Morocco in the company of Professor Emeritus Trevor Marchand and a professional national guide/tour manager. Explore the magnificent landscapes that helped form the country’s ancient and modern cultures, from the wild Atlantic coast to the High Atlas Mountains, dense cedar forests, and vast Sahara Desert. It is a land of extraordinary contrasts, and on this custom-designed itinerary you will visit all of the country’s best-known historic sites, including six that are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (Aït ben Haddou casbah, the vibrant medinas of 9th-century Fes and 11th-century Marrakech, the Imperial City of Meknes, the stately capital of Rabat, and the ruins of Roman Volubilis), as well as bustling casbahs, medinas, and souks. Other highlights include architectural gems, such as “Blue” Chefchaouen, named after its stunning blue houses, public buildings, and mosques; the former caravan center Sijilmassa, Africa's second largest city until the 14th century; and Aghmat, the recently uncovered first capital of the 11th-century Almoravid Dynasty, which is still being excavated and is closed to the public. Limited to fifteen participants.


Pricing:
$6,695 (13-15 participants) per person double occupancy
$7,195 (10-12 participants) per person double occupancy
$1,810 single supplement (limited availability)


 

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Itinerary

Tuesday, March 13, 2018: Depart Home
Wednesday, March 14: Casablanca, Morocco | Rabat
Thursday, March 15: Rabat | Salé | Rabat
Friday, March 16: Rabat | Chefchaouen
Saturday, March 17: Chefchaouen | Volubilis | Meknes | Fes
Sunday, March 18: Fes
Monday, March 19: Fes | Atlas Mountains | Arfoud
Tuesday, March 20: Arfoud | Sijilmassa | Tafilalet Oasis | Erg Chebbi Dunes | Arfoud
Wednesday, March 21: Arfoud | Todgha River Gorge | Tinghir | Dades Valley | Ouarzazate
Thursday, March 22: Ouarzazate | Casbah of Aït ben Haddou | Marrakech
Friday, March 23: Marrakech
Saturday, March 24: Marrakech | Aghmat | Marrakech
Sunday, March 25: Marrakech
Monday, March 26: Marrakech | Fly Home

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