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The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

June 3 – 17, 2022

 

The Existential Traveller

Few countries offer the stark contrasts in nature, cultures and beauty of Morocco. From the majestic Atlantic Ocean to the ethereal mystery of the Sahara to the incomparable Mediterranean Sea, Morocco has it all. Fertile plains adjoin the beauty of the empty Sahara. The Atlantic coastline joins the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. As you journey through the great Roman and Islamic cities, the European beauty of Casablanca with its fusion of architecture and decor, the remote kasbahs and ksour, we travel through Morocco’s 6,000 years of archaeology, art and architecture and its 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. including the Medina at Fes, exotic Marakech, Jaama el Fna, Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, The Historic City of Meknes.

You will absorb the rich cultural heritage and fascinating traditions forged from the Amazigh, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Portuguese, French and Spanish, all of whom have called this country home. Your extensive tour touches all aspects of Moroccan history and culture and the influences each exerted on present day life. You will also enjoy many other aspects of this enchanting country, including vibrant modern cities, desert dunes, awe-inspiring canyons and waterfalls, beautiful handicrafts. lively bazaars and everywhere, superb Moroccan cuisine and most important hospitable people to welcome all travelers.

2022 is the year for Morocco. Arts, Food, Cultures, Music, Dance, Nature’s Glory.

All here —- in Morocco.

$3150 p/p sharing SS $1650. Optional extension to Dhalka available on request.

Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca

Transfer from Mohamed V airport to hotel. Welcome cocktails and dinner (dinner).

The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

Day 2 Casablanca – Rabat

After breakfast at the hotel explore the beautiful city of Casablanca which visibly demonstrates its heritage along the wide palm planted boulevards and winding Medina alleyways. The rich cultural past is reflected everywhere within this vibrant modern city. Late afternoon continue to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. (breakfast)

The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

Day 3 Rabat – Tangier

After breakfast we explore many historic monuments of the Moroccan capital city and the beautiful Kasbah of Oudaya overlooking the Atlantic and the Bouragrag River. We wander through the Phoenician city of Sale and return to the National Moroccan Museum for a curated tour of the museum. In late afternoon we travel north to Tangier with its unique setting on the Mediterranean Sea at the Straits of Gibraltar After an evening wander through the Medina we have dinner in a local restaurant and overnight. (breakfast)

Day 4 Tangier – Chefchouen

After breakfast we visit the amazing Caves of Hercules and spend time enjoying the unique atmosphere in this special place. The Caves of Hercules is an archaeological cave complex located in Cape Spartel, Morocco.

We return to Tangier for a visit to the American Legation. The old American Legation, the only US National Historic Landmark located in a foreign country, is now home to the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM).

A vibrant center of activity in Tangier’s old Medina, the Legation houses a museum, research library, and cultural center.

In the bustling medina we pass Grand Sacco and Petite Sacco with many boutique hotels and Riads, once home to intellectuals and artists including Matisse, Saint Saens, Paul Bowles and William Burroughs In the late afternoon we continue our journey to Chefchouen. (breakfast)

The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

Day 5 Chefchouen

Visit the spectacular Akchour waterfalls to enjoy nature at her best. Special areas of the nature reserve are the Waterfalls and God’s Bridge. Enjoy a picnic lunch with nature as our host. In the evening Absorb the lovely ambience of this city in the old medina and the fortress of the Kasbah and its gardens. Explore the arts and handicrafts of the Rif Mountains. (breakfast, lunch)

Day 6 Chefchouen – Volubilis – Meknes

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis best preserved Roman ruins in North Africa. Continue to Meknes to Bab Mansour Gate built by Sultan Moulay Ismail in the 18 th century. Visit the Mausoleum, the Royal Palace and the Herr Souani, stable and granary for 12,000 horses. Continue to Roslane Vineyards for winetasting and dinner. (breakfast and dinner)

Day 7 Meknes – Fes

Tour the beautiful vineyards continue to the medieval city of Fes. Explore the medina of Fez Special cultural dinner and entertainment.(breakfast and dinner)

The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

Day 8 Fes

Explore the world’s largest medina, the artisans’ quarters, the tannery, as well as oldest library in the world. Continue to the 9 the century al Karaouine University. One final stop at a local madrasa before returning to the main medina for exploration. (breakfast)

Day 9 Fes- Ziz valley – Erfoud

Crossing Middle Atlas Mountains to Midelt Continue through the beautiful Ziz valley Reach Erfoud for dinner. (breakfast and dinner)

Day 10 Erfoud-Rissani-Merzouga- Erg Chebbi

Luxury desert camp Spectacular sunsets, sparkling star-studded nights, local musicians, dancers and the unique camel ride through the magnificent Sahara.(breakfast and dinner)

The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

Day 11 Erg Chebbi Todra Gorges Ouazarzate

Road of a thousand Kasbahs. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the spectacular waterfall. Enjoy Ouazarzate’s film museum exhibiting memorabilia from the many exciting movies made in this area including several Indiana Jones films. Explore the Kasbah. photographer’s dream. (breakfast)

The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

Day 12 Ouazarzate – Marrakech

Ait ben Haddou Kasbah UNESCO World Heritage Site. Featured in the popular series Game of Thrones. Journey through the High Atlas Mountains. Following a long ride to Marrakech relax and enjoy a local hammam (spa) for a memorable experience. (breakfast )

The Existential Traveller - Magical Morocco

Day 13 Marrakech

Visit Majorelle Gardens and the Musee de Yves St Laurent Join local musicians. dancers, snake charmers in Jmaa del Fna. Wander through the souq filled with artisans and craftsmen, bargain your best for the many incredible works of art. (breakfast )

Day 14 Marrakech – Casablanca

Visit Ville des Artes and several local art galleries. Tour the Jewish Museum. Return to the Medina for last-minute shopping. Farewell Dinner. (breakfast and dinner)

Day 15 Breakfast and airport transfer

Cost of Tour: $3150 pp/sharing - SS $1650

Includes:

  • Meet and assist in Casablanca
  • Accommodation 14 night’s with daily breakfast
  • Dinner in Erfoud, Merzouga and Ouarzazate
  • Welcome dinner in Casablanca
  • Farewell dinner in Casablanca
  • Special Dinner in Meknes
  • Lunch at Waterfalls
  • Transportation: A/C vehicle ( 48-seat coach)
  • National English-speaking guide during the whole trip from arrival to departure.
  • Local Spot English speaking guides: in Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Akchour, Chefchaouen, Fez and Marrakech (for group assistance in tours)
  • Activities: Winery Visit at Chateau Roslane in Meknes with wine tasting
  • Panorami: visits of Aït Benhaddou & Todra Gorges.
  • Monuments admission fees as listed in the itinerary.
  • Camel ride in the desert of Merzouga (Sunset).
  • 4X4 transfers to your camp in the desert of Merzouga.
  • Bottled mineral water onboard
  • Services charges and local taxes

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Entry visa to Morocco
  • Meals & drinks not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Tipping

For more information or to book a trip, visit The Existential Traveller or contact Linda:

WhatsApp - 212693842357
Phone: 1-888-780-3835
15015 Westheimer Parkway Ste D3
Houston, TX  77082  USA

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