Morocco: Medinas and Minarets

October 11 - 24, 2021

from $5,995 from Casablanca, Morocco

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"Traveling . . . gives you home in a thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land."

So wrote Ibn Battuta, the 14th-century world explorer. Nowhere is this more apt than in his homeland of Morocco. Here, the sights, sounds, colors, smells, tastes and otherworldliness of its landscape  stretches  from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic and from the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, filling your senses with wonder. We invite you to join us as we savor the cultural, historical and artistic diversity of Morocco.

We'll begin our journey in Rabat, Morocco's capital and home to world-renowned architecture, gardens and museums. Chellah, considered the most hauntingly beautiful ruins in Morocco, will be among the highlights here. In Fes, we'll stroll through the oldest covered souk  in the world, a market labyrinth selling fruits and spices, vibrantly decorated ceramics, textiles and leather goods. Here, the intimacy of Fes' narrow cobblestone lanes conveys the impression that visitors are very much a part of the community. Marrakech lays out its magic carpet for us to worlds we thought were lost. Djemaa el-Fna square comes alive in the evening with snake charmers and monkey handlers, acrobats, storytellers, musicians and medicine men. It is the fabled city's social heart, where every evening is festive, glamorous and exotic.

An optional three-night desert extension features a luxury camp in the Merzouga Dunes of the Sahara Desert.

Here, we'll enjoy a sunset camel ride and a lamp-lit feast accompanied by traditional Moroccan Gnaoua musicians. As the sun rises over the dunes, we'll awaken to a lavish breakfast and a day's journey to the red-walled city of Ouarzazate for a final night in Morocco.

With five-star boutique hotels throughout, we promise you Moroccan memories that will linger long after you've returned home.

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Office of Lifelong Learning
Washington and Lee University
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Lexington, Virginia 24450