Morocco Tour 2018

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September 13 – September 28, 2018

Price: EUR 2550 per person (twin share); Single supplement EUR 695

Morocco has experienced many waves of conquerors including Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs, but it is the last of this group that has left the most enduring impression. It is the oldest kingdom in the Moslem world and successive dynasties have left a rich heritage, including historic towns, ancient cities and a rich supply of wondrous monuments.

Until relatively recently, Morocco was a patchwork of tribal groups whose shifting allegiances defined the nature of government. The ruling sultans controlled the northern regions of the country, including the imperial capitals such as Rabat, Meknes, Fes and Marrakech. Further south, and to the east, the Rif Mountains and the three Atlas ranges remained under the authority of local Berbers. From the eighth century onwards, a series of sultanates rose and fell, including the Almoravids, Almohads, Merinids and Saadians  – and towards the end of the seventeenth century the celebrated Moulay Ismail came to power, making Meknes his capital. In the 1830’s the French occupied Algiers and from then on European interference was inevitable.

On this very comprehensive 16-day tour  of Morocco we travel the length and breadth of the country, from Tetouan in the north to the remote desert towns of Merzouga and Nkob in the south. It is a fabulous trip, and a particular focus of this tour is the kasbah-studded region in the Middle Atlas and the stunning Draa Valley. We specialise in this area and our clients love it!

Emerging from the High Atlas, we then head west for two nights of relaxation in the coastal town of Essaouira before ending up in fabled Marrakech.

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