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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

Robert Nelson
History of Art

Vehicle: M.S. Volga Dream

Tour Operator: Academic Arrangements Abroad

Region: Africa


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

Robert Nelson

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>>