Over the decades, Morocco has been one of our most enchanting destinations. Located in North Africa, just a short ferry ride from Spain, it offers an atmosphere of mystery and romance created by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca.” While the world has changed, Morocco retains the secrets and charm of that bygone era. While the destination is becoming more accessible (new direct flights from Canada are now available), it is the chaotic excitement of the souks, the aroma of the spice bazaars, the vast expanse of the deserts and the rugged peaks of the Atlas Mountains that retain their truly exotic flavour.
This fall, we are offering an exciting adventure designed to immerse us in the culture, traditions, heritage, colour, scents and experiences that make Morocco such a magical land. We shall explore the great Imperial cities – Rabat, Fez, Meknes and Marrakech, recently named as the world’s number one tourist destination by Trip Advisor. And we’ll venture over the Atlas Mountains to the very edge of the massive Sahara Desert. We will explore the wonderful bazaars (or souks), each of which is a chaotic wonderland of shopping and living experiences, offering more than simple glimpses of the local lifestyles. But we shall do much more!
On the edge of the Sahara, we will spend a night in a deluxe tented camp, an experience of which dreams are made. Just imagine relaxing with dinner under the desert sky, listening to the haunting sounds of traditional music while gazing at millions of stars over the red desert sands, or taking a ride on a camel, just as the Bedouin nomads do. For more information visit Merzouga Luxury Desert Camps webpage here.
Our accommodations throughout the program have been carefully selected to offer the most comfortable, interesting and atmospheric locations. In Rabat, enjoy the delightful Villa Mandarine, with its tropical gardens and casual lifestyle. In Fez and Marrakech, we have accommodation in delightful riads, former great houses and palaces that have been converted into exceptional boutique hotels, located within their respective souks. In Fez, we will stay in Riad Dar Bensouda, while in Marrakech, our home for 4 nights will be the Riad Art Place.Click on the links to learn more about these delightful accommodations. Elsewhere, we have selected a variety of quality properties to ensure a most rewarding adventure.
This will be an exceptional journey to a kingdom that truly rewards the curious. I invite you to join Robert in October on this magical discovery!
Happy travels, David Craig
PS Please note: this group is limited to just 24 members. Reserve your space by April 30 and save $200 per person!