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OverviewMorocco is a land of dramatic contrasts—vast deserts and snowcapped mountains, ancient ruins and sacred mosques, and imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. Here, one can see the influence of Phoenicians, Romans, Berbers, Jews, Arabs, and the Portuguese and French.
Our exotic adventure takes you to ancient imperial capitals and World Heritage sites in Fez, Marrakech, and Meknes, as well as Ait ben-Haddou and Volubilis. Watch the sun set on endless Sahara sand dunes from atop a camel, follow the “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs,” a fabled caravan route in the High Atlas Mountains, and walk through a medina crowded with snake charmers, musicians, and storytellers. You’ll also see spectacular Todra Gorge and explore Casablanca and Rabat, a historic and contemporary capital. During your journey you’ll meet a Berber family, enjoy a dinner at a family-run riad and meet with a local imam as he discusses the Muslim faith. You’ll also enjoy a two-night stay at a kasbah-style hotel.
Special ValueThis tour is specially designed for a small group of 16 to 24 Smithsonian travelers and offers outstanding travel value. Prices include airfare, airline taxes, fuel surcharges, and departure fees.
Smithsonian ExpertsThroughout this tour, travel in the company of an exceptional Smithsonian Study Leader. Moshe Gershovich is professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Moshe lived in Morocco where he worked on research as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and taught at Al-Akhawayn University. Ken Perkins is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, where he has served on the faculty since 1974 and teaches courses on Islamic civilization, the history of North Africa and the Middle East in the Islamic Era, and U.S. relations with the Middle East. Moshe will lead the September 2013 departure. Ken will lead the November 2013 departure.
Special HighlightsWatch the sun set over the Sahara from atop a camel along the desert dunes.Enjoy Moroccan hospitality during a dinner in Fez at a intimate family-run riad.Meet with a local Imam in Marrakech and discuss the Muslim faith with him.Enjoy an afternoon of Arabic music before dinner in Fez.
World Heritage SitesThis tour features the following World Heritage sites in Morocco:
- The Archaeological Site of Volubilis
- The Historic City of Meknes
- The Medina of Fez
- The Medina of Marrakech
See a complete list of all Smithsonian tours featuring World Heritage sites.