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S.E.E. The Colors of Morocco!

  • November 04, 2022
  • 11:00 AM
  • November 19, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Morocco


S.E.E. THE COLORS OF MOROCCO!

$3,699.00 plus airfare


November 4, 2022: Overnight Flight (USA - Casablanca)

(Airfare subj to pricing at the time of booking)

Won't you come along on a captivating members only adventure through a land of centuries-old culture and customs, discover the “Land of Sunset” and “Gateway to Africa” – the place they call Morocco?

Nov 5, 2022: Depart USA on overnight flight to Casablanca

Upon arrival, we will have a private transfer to our hotel in Casablanca. Today we get to enjoy the sights and sounds of Casablanca.

Nov 06, 2022: Casablanca, Morocco - Rabat - Tour Begins

After breakfast we will transfer to Rabat and get out to become acquainted with the area around our hotel in Rabat, our home for the next two days.  We will find a local restaurant for a pay-as-we-go lunch and explore Morocco's capital city which rests along the shores of the Bouregreg river and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Welcome dinner sponsored by S.E.E. Mates Ski & Travel Club at a local restaurant. Pay-as-we-go adult beverages.

Nov 07, 2022: Rabat

Come to know Rabat on an in-depth tour* with a local guide who will share his knowledge of this city and its architectural gems. Visit the Chellah Necropolis, a walled town containing both Roman ruins and a medieval necropolis. Explore the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the epitome of modern Moroccan design. The mausoleum’s ornate woodwork, marble, and bronze ornamentations make this a tomb truly fit for a king. See the Kasbah de Oudaias and its whitewashed buildings. Enjoy free time to explore on your own in the afternoon. At the end of your day, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Nov 08, 2022: Rabat - Fes

Depart Rabat for Fes this morning. En route to Fes, stop at a winery estate for a tour, tasting and lunch. Explore the winery’s lovely grounds on a guided tour through the vineyard and cellar, taking in sweeping views of vines and tasting some of the vintages. End your tour with a lunch in the estate. Then continue on to Fes where you will spend the next three nights at your riad.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Nov 09, 2022: Fes

Get ready to discover Fes, one of the holiest cities in the world. Learn about its history as a center of government, philosophy, medicine, and religion. Visit the Royal Palace and the Al-Qarawiyyin University, the oldest continuously-operating university in the world (UNESCO), admiring its high arches and Andalusian influences. On a walking tour of the 9th-century medina, explore the alleyways and stalls of this ancient market.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Nov 10, 2022: Fes

Enjoy your day at leisure in Fes. Explore the city further, strolling through marketplaces or visiting a museum. Perhaps you will join an optional tour to Volubilis and Meknes. On this full-day tour, experience Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its impressive and well preserved Roman ruins. Then travel to Meknes, one of four Imperial cities in Morocco where you will see the Bab Mansour gate and have an included local Moroccan lunch.

 Included Meals: Breakfast
Nov 11, 2022: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud

Cross some of Morocco’s most breathtaking desert landscapes on the way to the Sahara. En route, pause in Midelt to bask in majestic views of the Middle Atlas Mountains. Arrive in Erfoud, called “Door to the Desert,” and where many famous movies were filmed, including The Prince of Persia and The Mummy.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Nov 12, 2022: Erfoud - Sahara Desert

Enjoy your morning at leisure in Erfoud, taking in the peaceful desert landscape. Later in the day, visit a local date farm. Here, you will have the opportunity to interact with the farmer and learn about the process of farming in the desert. This evening, make your way into the Sahara Desert aboard adventurous 4x4 jeeps, before slowing your rhythm to a gentle bobbing gate as you traverse the dunes on camel back en route to your tented camp for a magical 2-night stay.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Nov 13, 2022: Sahara Desert

Rise early to watch the sun illuminate the Sahara in stunning hues of orange, yellow and red. Then, continue your day by traveling to the village of Khamlia. Meet with locals to have an eye-opening and meaningful discussion before experiencing traditional sub-Saharan Gnawa music. Continue on your desert expedition and meet a nomadic community where you’ll learn more about this ancient way of living and how their traditions have changed. Return to your camp as the sun sets over the dunes. This evening, reflect on the serenity and beauty of the desert under a tapestry of twinkling stars.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nov 14, 2022: Sahara Desert - El Khorbate - Boumalne du Dades

Return to the edge of the desert this morning and marvel as the sun illuminates the vast sands. Visit the fortified village of El Khorbat Oujdid. Dating back to the 17th century, this village showcases Jewish and Muslim architecture and artifacts. Learn more about Berber culture while visiting the museum within the village. Later, arrive in Morocco’s “Grand Canyon,” Boumalne du Dades, where a golden sun lights up the gorge’s river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Nov 15, 2022: Boumalne du Dades - Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou - Marrakech

Follow the rugged “Road of a Thousand Kasbahs,” where turreted fortresses rise up like sandcastles along this ancient trading route. Arrive at the UNESCO site of the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and discover the earthen buildings, defensive walls, and corner towers that make the ksar a striking feat of Moroccan architecture. Before you reach the exotic city of Marrakech, continue along the Tizi n’Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains, a scenic route through lush oasis valleys, imposing mountains and several Berber villages.

 Included Meals: Breakfast
Nov 16, 2022: Marrakech

Among the mosques and palaces, souks and riads, visit the ancient El Bahia Palace, whose architecture is a distinct blend of both Islamic and Moroccan styles. Embark on a walking tour with a local guide, stopping at shops along the way, or perhaps walk into the Jemaa El Fna Square, Marrakech’s main square. Then it’s your choice! Visit the Jardin Majorelle and the Berber Museum, two iconic sites that showcase the beauty and ingenuity of Morocco’s cultural heritage -OR- explore the Musée Yves Saint Laurent and discover how the colors and textures of Morocco inspired this iconic designer.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Nov 17, 2022: Marrakech

Today, join a local women’s training center in an interactive cooking class. Head to le jardin to source your own herbs and vegetables and learn the secret to making the country’s most celebrated dish: the tagine. Jemaa el Fna, the main square of Marrakech, comes alive at night. You will travel by carriage and experience it in a whole new light; smell the intoxicating culinary creations from the food stalls and listen to the rhythms of local musicians and entertainers. Later, enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant and toast to your evening in Marrakech.  Enjoy a night out on the town on our Marrakech at Night tour!

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nov 18, 2022: Marrakech - Casablanca

Depart Marrakech for Casablanca this morning. Upon arrival in Casablanca, visit the largest functioning mosque in Africa, the Hassan II Mosque. Learn about the history and the significance of this mosque on a privately-led tour. Gaze upon the intricate, colorful artistry of ceramic tile and hand-carved stone of this architectural wonder. Then bid farewell to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

 Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Nov 19, 2022: Casablanca - Tour Ends

Our tour comes to a close this morning.  After breakfast, we will prepare for our private transfer to the airport for our return flight to the United States.  We will plan our departure to arrive three hours prior to our scheduled flight time.

 Included Meals: Breakfast

Total included  meals: 

15 Days ● 26 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Please note: itinerary subject to change


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