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Trip to Morocco


Morocco Program: An 11-Day Tour through Morocco 

March 29- April 9, 2020

(Organized by the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, a Title VI, U.S. Department of Education-designated National Resource Center on the Middle East) 


Would you like to travel to Morocco, a country distinguished by its blend of Berber, Arab, African, and European cultural influences that borders the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea? CMES is organizing a public trip, open to any adult interested in a fun and educational travel experience. You will be led by a historian and local guides, visit museums and historical sites, explore cultural places, visit places of local interest, and lots more. You will stay in 4-star hotels, feast on some of the most exquisite food you’ll ever eat, visit Muslim and Jewish religious sites, and have the opportunity to participate in a cooking class – all in a short period of time!





Sunday, March 29:

Tangier, meeting place of the Atlantic and Mediterranean – 9 miles by sea from Europe

- Arrive in Tangier in the early afternoon. Walking tour of the medina.

- Overnight in Tangier.

Monday, March 30:

- Bus tour of Tangier.

- Time to relax and explore the city.

- Overnight in Tangier.

Tuesday, March 31:

Chefchaouen (2-hour drive), the blue city

 - tour of the medina

-free afternoon for exploration.

-Overnight in Chefchaouen.

Wednesday, April 1:

Fes (3 ½ hour drive), a beautiful traditional city

- overlook of the city and its quarters

- Jewish Cemetery

- ceramic shop.

- Overnight in Fes.

Thursday, April 2:

- Tour of the old medina with its shops, religious buildings, traditional homes  

- visit to a carpet shop, fabric shop, and tannery

- Overnight in Fes.  

Friday, April 3:

Casablanca (3 ¼ hour drive with several stops en route)

- tour of Meknes or the Roman ruins of Volubilis

- Overnight in Casablanca.

Saturday, April 4:

- visit to the Jewish Museum

- tour the Muhammad V Mosque

- Overnight in Casablanca.

Sunday, April 5: Essaouira (4 ½ hour drive along the Atlantic coast with several stops en route)                                                                                                                                                                                      

- tour of Safi and/or El Jadida

- visit to the argan oil women’s cooperative

- Overnight in Essaouira.

Monday, April 6:

- morning tour of the seaside city with Portuguese fortifications

- free afternoon for shopping, exploration, or walking by the sea

- Overnight in Essaouira.

Tuesday, April 7:

Marrakech (2 ½ hour drive – and, if we are lucky, a chance to see goats in trees)

- walking tour of the medina.

- Overnight in Marrakech.

Wednesday, April 8:

- Free day to take a cooking class (a really fun program in Marrakech), visit to the Museum of Water, and/or further explore the city                                                                                                                                

- Overnight in Marrakech.

Thursday, April 9: Fly home from Marrakech.  



Price/What Is Included      To register, click here   To Pay, click here  Trip Leader's Bio      

For more information, contact Lisa Adeli - adeli@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-7904






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