Moroccan Discovery: From the Imperial Cities to the Sahara
Mar 1 – 14, 2014
Experience the enchanting culture of Morocco, where you'll find ancient ruins and mosques not far from souks and kasbahs pulsing with activity. Arriving in celebrated Casablanca, you’ll travel to Rabat, Morocco’s present-day capital, and then visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Rissani, on the northwest edge of the Sahara, find your way through the maze of an 18th century ksar (castle) and later enjoy a sunset camel ride across the sand dunes at Merzouga. Follow “the Route of a Thousand Kasbahs” through the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, where you’ll stroll through the medina, discovering treasures within the market stalls to take back home. Tour the magnificent Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca before ending your journey.
With Richard Woodward, VMFA Curator of African Art
Fee: $5,129 with air from Richmond
PLEASE NOTE: Prices quoted “with air” include airline taxes, departure fees, and fuel surcharges.
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