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Yet_land_bg Morocco: Land of Mists & Mysteries

Dates: March 10 - March 20, 2017

Total Duration: 11 days

Cost: $7,295 per person, double occupancy. Single Supplement: $1,265.

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

Faculty:
Robert Nelson
History of Art

Vehicle: M.S. Volga Dream

Tour Operator: Academic Arrangements Abroad

Region: Africa

Overview


Over the last 10,000 years, the place that Edith Wharton called "a land of mists and mysteries" has been home to Berbers, Arabs, sub-Saharan Africans, Romans, the French, and more. Unveil the secrets of this spectacular country on a journey that begins with a panoramic drive through seaside Casablanca before an overnight stay in the capital city of Rabat.

Tour the imperial city of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 17th-century rival to Versailles, and explore the well-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis. A three-night stay in Fes features a walking tour of the
medina and visits to the spice market, tannery quarter, and mellah (old Jewish quarter). Discover the Berber village of Bhalil, with its unique cave homes; the walled town of Sefrou; and the hill station of Ifrane, which resembles an Alpine village.

In the "red city" of Marrakesh, the great public square of Djemaa el-Fna is a special highlight, as are the opulent, picturesque Majorelle Gardens, created in the 1920s by a French painter. View the port city of Essaouira, with its Portuguese influences, before concluding with an overnight stay in Casablanca, whose gleaming Hassan II Mosque features a glass floor suspended directly over the Atlantic Ocean
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Robert Nelson

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The Robert Lehman Professor of the History of Art, Robert Nelson was educated at Rice University and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York... more>>
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