Imperial Cities of Morocco

October 12 – October 24, 2017
Led by Mr. Lahoucein Loutar

To travel in Morocco is to move from one era of history to the next with every mile traversed and every direction explored. Our journey begins in Rabat, Morocco’s often overlooked capital city, which exemplifies the country’s interwoven Roman, Arab, African, and European heritages. En route to Fes, we stop at the Imperial City of Meknes, once home to the grand Moroccan sultanate, and the ancient Roman settlement of Volubilis with its impressively-intact collection of magnificent ruins and exquisite floor mosaics. In Fes, Morocco’s beating spiritual heart, weave through the maze of winding streets, narrow alleys, tiled archways, and lively souks of the medieval walled medina. After a night in Morocco’s soulful, enigmatic Sahara Desert under the clear, gentle gaze of thousands of glittering stars, visit Ouarzazate, Morocco’s cinematic capital where the majestic terrain of the Atlas Mountains provide the backdrop for its striking red kasbahs. Drive to Marrakesh and let your senses run wild with the sounds, sights, and smells of this ancient trading center and rich cultural treasure chest. End with an excursion into the High Atlas Mountains to get a glimpse of the village-life of Morocco’s original inhabitants, the Berbers, who have remained largely unaffected by global modernization. Return home from Marrakesh.

Trip Price: $5,260 based on double occupancy.

For a single occupancy, please add $1,640.

Trip price includes all hotel accommodations in deluxe or best-available hotels based on double-occupancy, meals as listed in the itinerary (B,L,D), all tours, excursions, sightseeing, entrances and porterage.

Itinerary

October 12: Thursday. Depart US.
October 13: Friday. Rabat. Villa Mandarine.
October 14: Saturday. Rabat.
October 15: Sunday. Fes. Riad Fes.
October 16: Monday. Fes.
October 17: Tuesday. Fes.
October 18: Wednesday. Erfoud. Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Maadid
October 19: Thursday. Merzouga. Azawad Luxury Desert Camp.
October 20: Friday. Ouarzazate. Ksar Ighnda Hotel.
October 21: Saturday. Marrakesh. La Maison Arabe Hotel.
October 22: Sunday. Marrakesh.
October 23: Monday. Marrakesh.
October 24: Tuesday. Return home from Marrakesh.

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