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Morocco – Magical Mystery Tour with Melina Meza and Baxter Bell

October 18-28, 2020
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Our tour will include the following locations:

Casablanca, Fez, glamping in a desert camp with a camel ride, Unesco World Heritage Sites, and Marrakesh

 

Labyrinthine medieval cities, sprawling sand dunes, shops piled high with exotic spices, rugs and pottery, kasbahs, camels, mountains and ocean, Morocco is a land of vivid contrasts. It is the gateway between two continents, Europe and Africa, and home to ancient traditions and diverse peoples. This tour is a cultural immersion of Arab, European and African influences .We meet in the famed Casablanca, travel north to the capital, Rabat, and then on to Fes, the Atlas Mountains and end in Marrakesh. All along the way we will visit souks, medinas, mosques and other important sites, led by an educated and informed English speaking guide. We’ll have yoga classes with Baxter and Melina, eat excellent and interesting food and immerse in the beauty, diversity and mystique of Morocco. Full details here.

Early Bird Tour Price:

$4995 until January 31, 2020. After January 31, $5395. The non-refundable tour deposit is $800.  

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Tour Details:  Morocco, October 18 – 28, 2020  with Melina Meza and Baxter Bell, MD 

• meals included Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.  Schedule subject to change.


Day 1, Oct. 18  Casablanca    Arrive Casablanca, Morocco.  Welcome Dinner and Tour orientation. Overnight. 

Day 2, Oct. 19   Casablanca – Rabat    B                                                      Explore Casablanca. Visit the  Hassan 11 Mosque and other sites on way to the Capitol City of Rabat. Afternoon yoga.  Overnight. 

Day 3, Oct. 20  Rabat   B/L                                                                            Explore Rabat  architecture, the  Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum Mohamed V . A guided walking tour into the Medina, the ancient, non-European part of the Capitol City and the Kasbah des Oudaïas. Afternoon yoga. Overnight.

Day 4, Oct. 21  Rabat – Fes    B/L/DMorning yoga then drive from Rabat to Fes, the ancient walled city of Morocco.  En route visit two World Heritage Sites: the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the city of Meknès. Traditional Moroccan Dinner and Overnight Riad Fes.

Day 5, Oct. 22   Fes    B/L/-
Morning yoga. Explore the medieval Medina and the souks of Fes. Tour galleries and workshops of artisans working with wood, copper, silver and silk. Overnight  Riad Fes.

Day 6, Oct. 23   Fes – Erfoud – Private Desert camp    B/L/D
 Today we leave the cities for the Atlas Mountains. It is a long but scenic drive as we head to our Luxury Camp in the desert.  in the region of Ifrane. We enter the Cedar Woods of the Middle Atlas Mountains and cross via the Col du Zad, a mountain pass at an elevation of 7145 Feet. After lunch we continue across the High Atlas mountains via the Ziz gorge to reach the green ‘belt’ of the Tafilalte valle, the largest Saharan oasis in Morocco. We finish our long day of travel near Merzouga at a fully equipped Desert Camp for our a delicious dinner and glamping overnight.

Day 7, Oct. 24    Desert Camp     B/L/DMorning camel ride through beautiful sand dunes and oasis. Afternoon yoga.  Under the desert sky we will enjoy dinner with entertainment following,  local musicians performing  Gnaoua music.   Overnight Desert Camp.

Day 8, Oct. 25    Erg Chebbi/Merzouga – Todra gorge – Boumalne    B/L
Early day departure from the desert and begin the journey to the Dades valley at the Southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains. En route visit the Todra gorge. Continue to Boumalne Dadès and the Xaluca Dades Hotel. for our overnight stay.

Day 9, Oct. 26    Boumalne Dades – Aït Ben Haddou – Marrakesh    B/L
Head via Ouarzazate to the  Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, a traditional pre-Saharan habitat now a UNESCO World heritage Site. From here we will  drive to Marrakesh over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass.  Afternoon yoga. Overnight at the Hotel Es Saadi.

Day 10, Oct. 27    Marrakesh    B/L/D
 A full day in Marrakesh. Tour the  Majorelles Gardens and the Berber Museum. After lunch we’ll take a guided walk in the  Medina and the souks and the main square,  Djemaa el Fna. Afternoon yoga. Farewell dinner and overnight Hotel Es Saadi.Day 11, Oct. 28    Marrakesh    B


The tour ends, transfer to Marrakesh airport (or Marrakesh train to Casablanca) for departure.

Cost $4995 until January 31, 2020. After January 31, 2020 $5395.
Price is double occupancy (two person per room)

$800 non-refundable deposit will hold your space (and early bird price)

Tour subject to Terms and Conditions

Balance due 90 days before the start of the tour, July 23, 2020. Balance payable by check or credit card (+3%).

Single occupancy available, + $1000, please inquire.

To protect your investment, please buy Travel Insurance.

Price Includes:
10 nights lodging and meals as listed in the itinerary

English Speaking guide, luxury bus and local specialist guides.

All yoga classes

All entrance fees and activities listed on the itinerary

Purified Water throughout tour.

All tips for hotel and restaurant staff, local city guides, camel handlers and camp staff

Not Included:
International Airfare: Fly into Casablanca, October 18 and depart from Marrakesh or Casablanca on October 28, 2020.

Airport transfers

Gratuities for Moroccan Tour Guide and Tour Bus Driver

Meals not listed, laundry, items of a personal nature