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Kingdom of a Thousand Kingdoms

 

Be charmed by exotic Morocco, blessed with many treasures. Stunning beaches, mouthwatering dishes, maze-like markets in lively imperial cities. Snow-capped mountain peaks descend into the endless sands of the Sahara Desert. Friendly, vibrant and flavourful – come and discover this amazing country. More…

A sample of our Moroccan Experiences:

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We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your travel budget and desired style of travel.

Contact Vancouver Travel Expert
Christine Boecker

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Kingdom of Morocco

  • Area: 446,550 km² (710,850 km² including the western Sahara)
  • Capital: Rabat
  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham
  • Climate: The climate is Mediterranean in the North and in some mountains west of Atlas Mountains.The desert becomes very dry and extremely warm during the summer.
  • People: Around 32 million people live in Morocco: Muslim 99%, Christian and others 1%
  • Official languages: Arabic, Berber, French
  • Time: GMT

A country of artisans, many everyday objects are rendered with extraordinary craftsmanship. Markets are full of brass wares, leather goods, exquisite carpets and embroidery work of fine quality and beauty.
Buildings, gardens and fountains also become a tapestry for this national artistic inclination.
Much of Morocco’s traditions are reflected in the souks. All the colors, sounds and smells of the country are mingled here.
Morocco is a very safe country with an ancient tradition of hospitality so travellers feel secure and very welcome.

Testimonial:
Christine and her TravelBoecker team never cease to amaze our family.
Our winter adventure to Morocco exceeded the expectations of myself, my husband and kept our seven year old son excited.

Our eleven day private tour began in Casablanca, exploring the Sahara and ending in Marrakesh…
This memorable vacation was authentic and we highly recommend it!

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Christine Boecker

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Highlights of Morocco – in Style

15 Day Tour from Royal Cities to the Sahara Desert (EX-DMR)

Explore many of Morocco’s natural and cultural highlights – from the ‘Royal Cities’ of Fes, Meknes and Marrakesh to the Saharan Sand Sea of Merzouga.
Visit local Berber communities in the Anti-Atlas Mountains and travel through the vast Dades Gorge.
Accommodation is in hand-picked hotels and traditional ‘riads’, providing an oasis of calm from the bustling cities.

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Tour Highlights:

Riads and Kasbahs – comfortable accommodation in traditional style
Fes – atmospheric and vibrant medina, sightseeing in the Old City
Meknes – imperial city
Moulay Idriss – the holy city
Volubilis– ancient Roman sites
Merzouga Sand Sea – Saharan dunes.
Optional: 4×4 Drive, camel ride and overnight in Bedouin camp
Dades Gorge – walk amongst the dramatic landscapes of the Dades River Valley
Ait Benhaddou – Kasbah village ruins
The Atlas Mountains – beautiful mountain scenery
Essaouira – charming historic port town on Atlantic coast
Marrakesh
– Morocco’s enchanting ‘Red City’, Djemma-el-Fna Square

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Tour Dates: Fridays to October 2018

Tour Cost: from $2,630 sharing twin accommodation
Single Supplement from $960
Group Size: 10 – 16 passengers
Types of Accommodation: 9 nights in Riads & Kasbahs, 5 nights in comfortable hotels
Vehicles: 4WD, bus
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 dinners

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Christine Boecker

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Textiles & Tanneries

16 Day Small Group Escorted Tours of Morocco
from Ancient Cities to the
Saharan Sand Sea
(PTM01)
If textiles are your passion, this trip is definitely going to bring a sparkle to your eyes!

Join our ESCORTED tour and experience the ancient cities and beautiful landscapes of Morocco, while supporting the women of Morocco.
For the weaver and spinner, there is a hands on workshop carding and spinning camel and goat hair;
for the knitter, there is the unusual cactus silk dyed in vibrant hues;
for needle crafts, there’s a workshop to learn how to make needle-weaving buttons unique to Morocco, as well as a workshop to learn Moroccan embroidery techniques
and for the quilter, there are end-less quilt ideas you will see throughout the country’s textiles and mosaics.
Our extension to Essaouira offers an opportunity to learn tapestry crocheting which is the method used to make the colourful hats that the men where in Morocco.

Tour Highlights:

  • Accommodation in traditional Riads, with most meals included
  • Visit the famous Fes tanneries & a weavers co-op and pottery co-op in Fes
  • Interacting and supporting various women’s co-operatives across Morocco
  • Experience the sunset and sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes in a Nomad Camp
  • See the dramatic landscape of the Todra Gorge
  • Visit the Valley of the Roses and Kelaa M’gouna (our May tour is planned to coincide with the Rose Festival based on previous festival dates)
  • Visit Essaouira, an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, and charming port on the Atlantic coast
  • Visit the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, where Indiana Jones, Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia were filmed.
  • Take a horse drawn calesh to Majorelle Gardens; see the private collection of Yves St. Laurent North African textiles, jewelry and carpets at the Berber Arts Museum
  • Experience the bustling Djemaa el Fna Square in Marrakesh with i’s singers, drummers, dancers & snake charmers
  • Explore and shop in the famous Fes & Marrakech medinas—bring an extra suitcase or bag!

Hands-on experiences and demonstrations:

  • Natural dyeing workshop
  • Workshop carding & spinning camel and goat wool; then weaving the wool on a traditional desert loom
  • Needle weaving button workshop
  • Moroccan embroidery workshop
  • Basket weaving workshop
  • Tapestry crochet workshop (on Essaouira extension)
  • Tagine cooking class
  • Moroccan mint tea

Comment: Easy walking around the sites and medinas.

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Tour Details:

SPRING DEPARTURE:  April 2018
This 16 day tour includes the Rose Festival and is accompanied by our colleague, Yvette

Tour Cost: from CA$4,450 per person sharing twin accommodation
Single Supplement from CA$1,025 —  ask about our share policy
Group Size: 10 – 16 passengers
Type of Accommodation: standard & comfortable Riads and Nomad camp
Vehicles: Minivan, 4WD and camel
Meals: most included

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Christine Boecker

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