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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 Julie Ellison-Speight - jellison@arizona.edu or 520-621-7904






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