Ramparts, Majorelle Garden Marrakesh, Chairs and table in Erg Chebbi desert, Morocco

Morocco: Journey Through Morocco

16 September to 11 October 2020

Join us on this spectacular Journey of intoxicating beauty to the vibrant heart and soul of Morocco, where African and Arabic cultures are accented with the glamour of France, where the mediaeval walls of its ancient cities surround spice-laden souks, bustling medinas, leather workshops and crafts of every kind. We’ve been hard at work designing our new journeys through Morocco and are very excited about our new inclusions, which open windows beyond the ordinary tourist veil.

With extra days and reduced travel time between destinations, we enable deeper conversations and understandings of the peerless resources, the exuberance and flamboyancy of colours that surround you in this magnificent country. Listen to the orchestral sounds of Morocco, the chatter on the air, the call of the merchant, the song of the muezzin, the smoke wafting mouth - watering flavours from the charcoal grills. Immersion in the magic is like being awake in a dream.

We’ll take you along roads less travelled, to desert villages of fortified mud kasbahs, across soaring sand dunes, to lush oases and World Heritage towns with their ever-enchanting labyrinths of bazaars, souks and cool courtyards wafted by the smells of aromatic teas and colourful tagines, sun-drenched workshops overflowing with leather-ware, carpets and jewellery. Traverse the stunning Atlas Mountains, follow the footsteps of Roman Legions and Muslim scholars, and be transported to the days when the Berber nomads traversed Saharan deserts plying the trade routes since the beginning of time.

Winston Churchill, who, while seated in his favourite wicker chair in Tangier, was heard to remark "Morocco is to me a revelation". Like him, you will never be the same again.

Zen Oriental Journeys appoints tour managers and leaders who have significant experience in management at senior education department levels and are experienced in professional tour leadership. Morocco Journey will be led from Australia by Sue De Leo. Sue holds a Master’s Degree in Education, (Including Studies of Asia in Curriculum) and has been involved with in-country study tours to Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan and Morocco. A specialist educator, Sue has written curriculum, lead workshops and presented lectures to Post-Graduate teachers. She has travelled extensively throughout Morocco in pursuit of her special interest in Zellige tiles, in Maghrebi art and architecture, and the influence of the hybrid aesthetic of Indo-Islamic art and architecture across the sub-continent and South East Asia. Sue has made significant contributions to the development of this new program following her leadership of the 2019 Morocco Journey. Sue will be accompanied by Ralph Ledergerber, a published award-winning photographer and Moroccan explorer. He loves to photograph the symbols of Amazigh art and craft that shape the Berber identity. Many of his shots are featured here, and he will be there to help you capture those great moments.

Departure date: 16 September 2020
Duration: 26 days
Hotel Standards: 4 - 5 star hotels and atmospheric riads

PRICING:

Price per person twin share (Land only): AUD 4958.00
Single Supplement: AUD 1340.00

Airfare: From Australia TBA when available for booking

FINAL PAYMENT & CLOSE OF BOOKING: 7 AUG 2020

Prices may fluctuate due to changes in charges, taxes and currency. Prices and flights are correct at time of preparing this program and are subject to availability at time of booking. Special conditions and seasonal surcharges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of travel. Flight times are subject to change by the airline. Please visit: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au or ring 1300 139 281 for information on current Government travel advice.

Bookings will be processed in order of receipt. Any bookings after this date will be accepted subject to visa processing, flight availability, land content and room availability. Such booking must be paid in full after confirmation of your acceptance in the tour. Special conditions and additional charges to airfares and package prices may apply depending on date of booking

 
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