Academy Travel is the largest cultural themed tour operator in Australia and we are pleased to offer this tour to our UK travellers through our London office.

Morocco The Grand Tour

Mar 31 - Apr 19, 2020
20 days
£5,580 per person, twin share (land content only). £1,420 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.
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Tour
Leader

Sue Rollin

Overview

Discover Morocco’s rich architectural heritage, fascinating history, vibrant traditions and stunning landscapes.

Morocco’s exotic culture and stunning landscapes have attracted travellers for centuries. Beyond the kasbahs, however, lies a fascinating history of successive European, African and Arabic empires, each of which has left traces of their love of this corner of Africa. This comprehensive 20-day tour travels from colonial Casablanca and the Mediterranean coast to the Islamic architecture and Berber towns of the interior. Experience Morocco’s rich history and cosmopolitan culture, from the ruins of Roman Volubilis, to the medinas of Rabat and Fes, the gardens and souks of Marrakesh and the oases of the Draa Valley.

Highlights

  • The European gateway of Tangier, a unique melting pot straddling the Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • Fes’ narrow alleys and colourful souks, its walled medina suspended in time
  • The impressive ruins of Volubilis
  • Sensory overload in Marrakesh’s bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa, crowded with colourful water-sellers and performers
  • Stunning scenery, from the sublime Atlas Mountains to picturesque valleys dotted with kasbahs and lush palmeries
  • Essaouira and the Atlantic: freshly caught seafood by the pretty harbour, local crafts in the medina

Itinerary overview

Days 1–3: Arrive Casablanca, travel to Rabat. Roman Chellah, Mohammed V’s Mausoleum and the kasbah.

Days 4–6: Ancient Lixus; tour Tangier; traverse the Rif Mountains to colourful Chefchaouen.

Days 7–10: Fes’ Batha Museum, el Bali medina and Roman Volubilis. Admire Middle Atlas forests before arrival in alpine Ifrane.

Days 11–13: Marrakesh’s tombs, palaces and madrassas. Visit the Jardin Majorelle.

Days 14–16: Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate. The lush Draa Valley and fortified Taroudant.

Days 17–18: Survey the Atlantic from Essaouira.

Days 19–20: Explore Casablanca’s grand Mosque.

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